Tyahmiya, I really like your post. I especially liked how you described “love”. Love is a very hard word to define and sometimes it can define us. I think in your post you should have gone more into depth about what love can do when someone uses it.
Hi Johnny, I liked your post. I think it is very brave of you to write about addiction. lots of families struggle with helping someone who is addicted. I liked how you added into your essay that someone in the family has to step up and be a caregiver to the addicted person. I liked how you added that because it shows that addictions don’t just…[Read more]
Hi Amani, I really liked your topic. I think that it is a very interesting topic and it effects lots of kids. I really was interested in the statement you made when you said ” Some scientists are still trying to prove that we are born with innate equipment, such as a universal grammar.” I think this is a really cool concept and you could get a lot…[Read more]
hi Sofia, I liked your post. I likes your explanation of why boys don’t want to be perceived as emotional. I also like how you pointed out that your friend was scared but accepted the fear ad got over it. I found this article that has men answer the question, “what are we afraid of”. I think you will like it.
Over the years the flat earth society has been a large group. They believe that the earth is flat, this works in the way that antarctica is actually a big circle bordering the edges of the “flat earth.” They als
Hi Raul, I really liked your post. Extreme weather patterns have been hot topic for years but has died down suddenly. I appreciate you introduction back to it. I liked how you included and explanation of why the place in your picture gets such huge tornados. I found a video of a major storm in Texas and I think you will like it…[Read more]
Hi Penelope I really liked your post! horoscopes have been a big trend in recent years I am glad you brought them up. I liked how you added that there is no scientific evidence supporting them to be true. When ever I look at ,horoscope it is not like me at all and I appreciate your statement. I found a cool article about the “truth” in horoscopes.…[Read more]
The title of this post says it all. It’s hard to believe that someone could actually believe the earth is flat… but well, people do. I would like to read more about this and better understand how and why people believe the earth is flat.
Here is an interesting website, titled “The Flat Earth Society”. I think it’ll be fun looking into it. https://www.tfes.org/
Hi Jacqueline, I can tell you are very passionate about this subject, you made some amazing points. One thing that you focused on which I didn’t agree with is that your school should be able to monitor the students phones. I think this is one solution to the problem of cyber bullying but I don’t think it is the best solution. If teachers and…[Read more]
Do you think that human rights and civil liberties are being disregarded at the border and with the allowing of hate groups? This is a huge issue and I would like to bring the severity of the problem to your
Emily, I really enjoyed your article. I liked how you addressed such a difficult topic to talk about when you added the question “ what if” it really made me think about what I could do to step out of my comfort zones. You did a great job using quotes, one of my favorite is “ Whatever brings you down will eventually make you stronger” I like th…[Read more]
Hi dust, I really liked your poem. I liked your poem because you described the people and the culture from which you came from in just a 4 stanza poem. I really liked the line “I am from sacrifice Life for country” because it shows how passionate you are about the country that you were born in.
Hi Nicolette I really liked your post. I found it very inspiring and passionate. really liked the last line, ” I will move forward and not turn back because I am worth more than I will ever know.” I liked this line because it shows the self confidence and maturity you have gained throughout your lifetime.
Ajonea, I really liked this poem. I feel that you writing about the open eye goes deeper into what the eye can really do. When you say “…The open eye can hear a lot…” This really touched me because when I see certain things happening its almost like I can hear it happening, especially if it is a common action, like a car door shutting or a…[Read more]
Hi Chris, I really enjoyed your article because you touched on such a contradictory topic. I really liked how you pointed out that your sources said our stereotypes may not be correct. “…there are some contradicting opinions on the issue of immigration in the United States. Some polls show that stereotypes are not always correct,…” I really…[Read more]
The political topic that I have decided to explore is the minimum wage and the controversy involved with it. I decided to choose this topic because I make minimum wage. Before I researched this topic I was all for
Elena, I really enjoyed the insight you had about the pros and cons of minimum wage, like you I believe minimum wage should be raised, and I still believe it should be raised after reading this article. For example in Utah the minimum wage is $7.25, if that were to get increased by just as little as 1, 2, 3, or even 4 dollars it’d really help those living on the whole “Living on pay check to pay check system”. I hope this article I found will help you get some insight on the history of the minimum wage in the United States and it’s impacts. https://www.thebalancecareers.com/pros-and-cons-of-raising-the-minimum-wage-2062521
I really liked that way you touched on a new view of uniforms. I especially liked this line “they have grown into a form of control over the students and their right to express themselves,”. I liked this because I feel very strongly about this subject and the objectification of women. I enjoyed your post Anica and I liked how you stood up for…[Read more]
I agree with your points about equal opportunity and i really liked when you talked about your mother influencing you. I especially liked this quote “My mother made me realize that not everyone on earth had the opportunity to an education like mine” I liked this quote because you called attention to ignorance and how to avoid it.Your post reminds…[Read more]
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