Seth, I think this is such a great thing to be researching. I love how you discuss the political affiliations of hip hop music, as well as the role played by the corporate world in music. I think it would be very interesting to see how this applies to modern hip hop music and what artists are especially known for using the platform to express…[Read more]
Shelby, I think this is really interesting! I had heard of the curse of the Hope Diamond before, but I had no idea how far back it dated. I would love to hear more about the Hope family, because I’m assuming that’s how the diamond got it’s name. Overall great job!
The Internet is a very powerful tool in the technological culture we are living in today. We use it to shop, date, interact, and entertain ourselves. In many ways the Internet inhibits growth of social skills,
I think that this subject is one that is greatly necessary in our society today. People living with disabilities have tremendous strength, as do the families that support them. I can’t wait to hear about the topics you uncover and I think it would be very interesting to see how people with disabilities face discrimination, as well as dealing with…[Read more]
I’m very excited to see what you conclude in your research of Bernie Sanders. His belief in political intervention and the benefits that could ensue are very inspiring. I also think it would be interesting to see his ideas compared to policies already in place in other countries throughout the world. The cost of higher education is a very heated…[Read more]
My research project has the topic of Internet Fame and how it is affecting youth and pop culture in our world today. Due to the vast nature of the Internet and the accessibility it allows people, becoming famous
Throughout time, the economy has experience levels of inflation, however, the rising cost of college tuition is an issue that has yet to be addressed. While some rise in the cost of college education should be
I think this is a really good beginning, you touch on the issue of equal pay which is one of the biggest issues in our society today. I think you could expand on some of the tendencies of society towards sexism, things like gender violence and representation in the corporate world, or even gender roles. I think this discussion has the…[Read more]
I think this is a really good idea to take a break from doing a paper to put into words how you feel about a project, and put your stream of consciousness into words. I think this is very productive and it seems to have helped you to clarify where you want to take your research project and what you really want to focus on. I’m going to try…[Read more]
I think this is such a cool concept to talk about. I think often in high school we get swept into the mentality that the status quo is all that should be expected, and this sounds like the kind of book that breaks down that state of thinking. Thank you so much for bringing this concept to this website, I’ll be sure to keep my eyes open…[Read more]
While I do think the idea of school starting an hour later is very appealing, I’m afraid it might not change as much as one might think. Even if school started an hour later, there would still be the same amount of homework to do, and kids would still be forced to stay up later to get all of their work done, and would instead have to go to…[Read more]
I think it’s great that you’re voicing your political beliefs and stand points, I just wish you would explain more which of Trump’s policies you support and agree with. Personally, I haven’t heard any of his specific policies or plans to implement the issues he discussed during his campaign, so I feel completely in the dark on what his…[Read more]
I think this poem is really great, and I really respect what you are trying to achieve with your writing. I think you have hit the nail on the head with the real issue with violence against young women. Great job with using examples of how girl’s are dress coded for being “immodest” when it is not the responsibility of girls to dress so…[Read more]
I think this definitely a good beginning of an article, and I think it has a lot of potential, but I think one thing you might want to include is the kind of disadvantages the women face and why this problem can’t be solved by them alone. I think that would bring some more clarity to your argument.
I like the topic of this essay, at the end you ask the question of if getting a higher education is worth it in our economy, I wish you would’ve compared and contrasted the benefits of higher education with the expense of student debt because I think that would really answer the question you have at the end.
The issue of medical marijuana is debated by politicians in the news on a regular basis. There are many arguments for the use of marijuana in the medical field, but there are also some issues that make it a
In the case of sustainable energy production, there have begun to be more movements made by companies and consumers to encourage renewable energy sources. One of the first examples of this being worked on today is
I agree with you when you said “They encourage people to install solar panels” because it’s a way of not using up valuable resources without harming the environment.But the issue is that not everyone can afford to install solar panels, so I’m curious about how solar panel installation can be more affordable ?
I am interested by your post called “Renewable Energy” because I personally think that we should start looking for a different way to make energy, and what better way than to advance in technology and use solar panels and other resources available?
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “They encourage people to install solar panels, by reimbursing them for any leftover energy produced by their solar panels.” I think this is a great idea because if the sunlight is free, then what other resource do we really need? Solar panels are the next step to a more economic way to have electricity.
Another sentence that I find very powerful is “we are still just beginning, this is a good step in the right direction for a world based on renewable energy.” This stood out for me because this shows how we are progressing in this world in a good way, because if we can become more sophisticated, then we can change our way of living and making humankind’s life easier.
Your image reminds me of something that happened to me. One time when I was in 10th grade we read a book called “Animal Farm” and I did not know what a windmill was. I read the whole book without knowing what a windmill was, then I searched it up and the exact same picture you have showed up.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because topics that show how it will make our lives easier and happier make me want to read and find out more about it.
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We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It’s easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other’s work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it’s been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
There are over 8,000 posts and over 13,000 comments by young people on the site on topics as diverse as the American Dream, Shakespeare, and sports as well as original poems and stories.
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If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.