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    I chose Othello by Shakespeare. Particularly act 1, scene 3, lines 208-218. I recorded myself as Desdemona, and found that tone, inflection, and pacing have a very large impact on the emotion of the reading.

    Recording a Passage

    https://www.youthvoices.live/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Othello.m4a I chose Othello by Shakespeare. Particularly act 1, scene 3, lines 208-218. I recorded myself as Desdemona, and found that tone, inflection, and pacing have a very large impact on the emotion of the reading. Through recording myself,...

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    Desdemona
    1.3.208-218
    My noble father,
    I do perceive here a divided duty:
    To you I am bound for life and education;
    My life and education both do learn me
    How to respect you; you are the lord of duty;
    I am

    Close Reading for Othello

    Desdemona 1.3.208-218 My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty: To you I am bound for life and education; My life and education both do learn me How to respect you; you are the lord of duty; I am hitherto your daughter: but here's...

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    To prove that there is a battle of belief/misinformation among the Affordable Care Act, I conducted a survey. The target of this survey was to identify the lack of knowledge that is present when it comes to

    Recognize the Truth

    To prove that there is a battle of belief/misinformation among the Affordable Care Act, I conducted a survey. The target of this survey was to identify the lack of knowledge that is present when it comes to Obamacare. It...

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    As humans, it is in our nature to pick a ‘team’. We have this sort of pack mentality instilled in us. This can be witnessed in school groups, cliques, clubs, family life, and even politics. In the United Sta

    Mislead and Falsely Informed

    As humans, it is in our nature to pick a ‘team’. We have this sort of pack mentality instilled in us. This can be witnessed in school groups, cliques, clubs, family life, and even politics. In the United States...

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    • Hi Emily,
      Im researching universal healthcare and I have come across many of the criticisms you brought up of the affordable care act. The affordable healthcare was a step towards bringing healthcare to everyone, but it was so widely and passionately opposed that I feel like getting closer to a universal healthcare system in the United States is going to be really hard. If youre interested, theres three types of universal healthcare models. All three provide universal coverage and access, but do so in different ways, suggesting that high performance can be achieved through a variety of payment and organizational approaches. They are the the Beveridge model utilized by the UK, Medicare, a single payer insurance program used in Australia, and a multi-payer system used by the Netherlands which most closely resembles the affordable care act. I also found a study comparing the United States healthcare system with eleven other countries if you’re interested: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/interactives/2017/july/mirror-mirror/

    • Dear Emily,
      I am happy about your post “Mislead and Falsely Informed” because it proves that the Affordable Care Act is not hurting us, as believed by many. It really shows that the ACA is set in place to help the us and should not be repealed. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “The radical idea that the government is interfering with personal patient to doctor relationships is admittedly misleading”. I believe this is important because many people believe the quality of their doctor visits or treatments are affected by the governments involvement with healthcare and the ACA. Many people don’t know that doctors are capable of discriminating based on their own beliefs, but it needs to be talked about. Another sentence I found to be important was “On the contrary, insurance prices have essentially remained consistent under Affordable Care Act”. This stood out for me because I agree with you that the healthcare prices have not fluctuated drastically since the ACA has been put in place, based on the information you’ve provided. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you talk about the ACA which is connected to a topic I am advocating for. By you writing this article, I am able to gain insight into how others feel about the ACA.

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    People tend to avoid change. Whether it is social, economic, or governmental, the human race favors what is familiar. When the affordable care act was enacted in 2010, like any new government plan, controversy and

    Quality of Life & Healthcare

    People tend to avoid change. Whether it is social, economic, or governmental, the human race favors what is familiar. When the affordable care act was enacted in 2010, like any new government plan, controversy and disagreement arose. Under The...

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    • Emily,
      I really like your post about quality of life and healthcare. It is a very relevent topic in today’s world especially with everything going on. I really liked your first line “People tend to aviod change” because it is so true especially in politics. I thought it was really interesting when you said “The ACA has allowed individuals under the age of twenty-six to remain on their parent’s insurance plan. This has decreased the number of uninsured young adults by 47%, and allowed 6.1 million to be covered.” I never knew that. Here is an article that you might find interesting about the ACA. https://www.medicaid.gov/affordable-care-act/index.html Loved your post!
      Maggie

    • Emily, this is a very important current political issue that definitely has two very strong, opposing sides. The Affordable Care Act was a great idea that Obama and his colleagues came up with, but of course there were flaws and people took advantage of those flaws and weaknesses. Medical care is beyond expensive and people do need help to pay for the care that they need, and it is funny to me how people don’t think other people who are sick don’t deserve the help they need because they cannot afford it. Thank you for choosing to write about this issue because I do believe that it needs more attention brought to it. BBC wrote a spread on why Obamacare, or the ACA, is so controversial and I think that you would find it interesting to read! Good luck on finishing your paper!
      http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-24370967

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    What is the Importance of the Affordable Care Act?

    On March 23, 2010 President Barack Obama said, “We did not fear our future, we shaped it.” On this monumental day, the affordable care act or ‘Obamacare’ was put

    What is the Importance of the Affordable Care Act?

    What is the Importance of the Affordable Care Act? On March 23, 2010 President Barack Obama said, <a href="http://Debt.org, www.debt.org/medical/obamacare/.">“We did not fear our future, we shaped it.”</a> On this monumental day, the affordable care act or ‘Obamacare’ was put...

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    I am a Type 1 Diabetic. I was diagnosed in 2012 near the beginning of Barack Obama’s second term. As a person with a chronic illness the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare is something that plays a crucial role in m

    What Should Congress Do With The Affordable Care Act?

    I am a Type 1 Diabetic. I was diagnosed in 2012 near the beginning of Barack Obama’s second term. As a person with a chronic illness the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare is something that plays a crucial role...

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    Has the talk of things like building a border wall or the administration’s latest travel ban made people feel more afraid or safer?

    For the past year and a half Donald Trump has been polluting conversations. H

    How Do You Feel?

    Has the talk of things like building a border wall or the administration’s latest travel ban made people feel more afraid or safer? For the past year and a half Donald Trump has been polluting conversations. His controversial opinions and...

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    I’m from bleak winters and sizzling summers
    I’m from clouds of pollution dusting the valley and billows of snow decorating the trees
    I’m from barefoot barbecues, fourth of july parades, and wiggling toes in ski b

    Where I'm From

    I’m from bleak winters and sizzling summers I'm from clouds of pollution dusting the valley and billows of snow decorating the trees I'm from barefoot barbecues, fourth of july parades, and wiggling toes in ski boots I'm from matching pajamas...

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    • Emily,
      I love honest pieces of writing like this. You shared all the things that make you you, and I’m proud of you mentioning PJ’s death. What happened made us into the people we are today and a lot of us are still struggling with it. It’s brave of you to openly share the affect he had on you. Thank you for sharing such an honest piece.

    • Dear Emily,

      I really liked your post because it not only focuses on you as a person, but the challenges you faced in your life. It showed what shaped you rather than the typical “5 facts about me” poems.

      One thing you said that stands out for me is: “I’m from the suicide of my best friend” I think it was brave of you to include this because people dont normally include grief in their stories unless they’re excusing their actions.
      Thanks for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next because its hard to find writer who tell the whole story upfront rather than making you search for clues.

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    What if the energy we emit has a color? Psychic’s and Physicists alike claim that the energy we are composed of ultimately sheds a hue. It’s like a mood ring, but bigger, better, and more accurate . However, the

    Feeling Blue?

    What if the energy we emit has a color? Psychic’s and Physicists alike claim that the energy we are composed of ultimately sheds a hue. It’s like a mood ring, but bigger, better, and more accurate . However, the...

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    • Dear Emily,
      I am intrigued by your post because I’ve always thought that aura’s are not credible. However, you’ve provided information on how we can capture proof of these auras. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “However, are these auras merely a demonstration of temperature/light/energy compounds being released from our body’s, or are they accurate descriptions of our current emotional state?” I think this is interesting because you’re showing how unbiased you are in terms of the legitimacy of auras. I also wonder if the compounds you have listed are correlated to one’s emotional state.
      Regards,
      Huong Nguyen

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    According to guardian.com the rate of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) has increased drastically in the past ten years. Numerous studies conveyed by universities and psychologists have tried to correlate

    Who's to Blame? (Me, Myself, and my followers?)

    According to guardian.com the rate of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) has increased drastically in the past ten years. Numerous studies conveyed by universities and psychologists have tried to correlate the increasing use of social media sites like Instagram,...

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