• Dear Olivia,
    I am amazed about your post, “Are professional athletes overpaid?,” because you included facts and numbers to show your point of view of this topic of sports pay versus average jobs. Also I liked how you compared a doctors salary over a year to professional athletes salary over a year.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is:…[Read more]

  • I see myself in 20 years waking up to a house with three children and my lovely wife. I am a professional basketball player in the NBA, I play Shooting guard and Point guard when needed. I wake every morning at 5

    • Hey Erick, I hope you achieve this goal. If you put your mind into something it is possible. I like how you describe the scenery of the what you will be doing, in which you state what time you wake up, what you will do in the flight, and how you will end the day. Before you can reach these goals of becoming an NBA player, you have to take steps into achieving this goal which is something you could add to your post. In addition, you could add why you chose basketball and some role models/ favorite player who inspire you to make this your career. I found an article which talks about what NBA scouts look for in a player which you might enjoy reading (https://www.ussportscamps.com/tips/basketball/what-nba-scouts-look-for-in-athletes-20-and-younger). Thank you for posting, and you and I should play ball sometime.

  • My name is Erick Murph, what I learned from researching Charlottesville is that people protested. The people protested because of the talk of hearing some people was going to remove Robert E. Lee Statue. Some

    • I really appreciate your post Erick,
      I agree with you, I believe that the US is not headed in the right direction when it comes to the issues that are being portrayed in the news nowadays. I also like how you incorporated your life into your post and informing us where you come from as a person. That is truly amazing, I liked the line where you state that “[you] don’t feel safe when [Trump]” is in charge. A lot of people also do not feel too safe with the way the president is currently handling the situations with North Korea as well as Charlottesville. I found an article that you may be interested in reading, it is very reassuring article that talks about how the US will be just fine.


      Thank you for sharing your thoughts on such a controversial topic. I wish you the best and hope you continue to write because you provide solid insight on topics such as these. I look forward to seeing your future work.

    • Dear Erick
      I believe that you have found a great topic concerning the riots in Charlottesville, but perhaps you should go a bit more in-depth into the reasons as to why the riots really started. I found this article on the Washington Post that really goes into detail with the background and aftermath of the protest, and I feel as though it could really help you with your research. In fact, it contained a particular quote that I found interesting myself:

      “On Twitter, another report arrived: A helicopter had crashed in Albemarle County, just a few miles from downtown Charlottesville. A little after 7 p.m., officials said, one of the state police helicopters monitoring the rally had crashed. Two state troopers, Lt. H. Jay Cullen, 48, and Berke M.M. Bates, who would have turned 41 on Sunday, were dead. There had been no distress call, the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday.”

      I myself wasn’t aware of this development, so I felt that you might want it too. Thank you for sharing this and I look forward to what you find out in the future.


    • Erick, I commend you on growing up in a house as the only male, I couldn’t even begin to imagine the hardship you’ve been through. I think you chose an interesting topic with the riots in Charlottesville. I personally think the people had no right to tear down the statue not to mention its illegal to do so. Your topic here seems to be more about Trump’s presidency in my opinion and what he has done. If you read this article, https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/11/ten-great-things-that-trump-has-given-america-in-the-last-year/, it explains some things Trump has done that arent half bad but i agree he needs to grow up a little bit. I also would like to know how you want Trump to address these issues you want addressed. Can’t wait to hear more from you!

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