I think this was a very thought provoking post. I am taking another language in school right now and initially thought I was decent. What I found was that I am good at written aspects of the language, but conversational I still struggle on. This language barrier is hard to overcome and I thought your work presented a big social consensus.
I think this is a very interesting topic. Brand addiction is something that seems so subtle to many people. What i think is interesting is the amount of thought that goes into the ads to addict people to their product.
My research topic is whether the use of recreational marijuana should be legalized in more states, or if it should be more highly regulated. What I already knew about this topic is that there are 28 states that
Great topic choice! There are different ways to approach the argument, but when we analyze the purpose of a law, its intent is to protect or better society in some way. Make sure when you read arguments and when you are doing research that you keep in mind that the drug should or should not be legalized based on a social good standpoint. A very good book to read on this subject is Chasing the Scream (http://chasingthescream.com/) This book more focuses on all narcotics in general, but it is very powerful and completely changed my view on drug legalization. There us a lot of research out there on Marina and how it affects the brain. I would recommend going to ncbi(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/). Tons of research to be devoured!
Foster, I also think that the legalization of marijuana is a hot topic that have caused a lot of controversy. I have also found that when approaching this topic, you must also take into account the controversy going on between the Republicans and Democrats. Currently, with our new republican president, Donald Trump, we have seen a lot of controversy arise between the Republicans and Democrats. I found on article on Jeff Sessions and his stance on the legalization of marijuana; you should take a lot at it.
I think it would be interesting to look into how the tax revenue is utilized in these states. For example, in Colorado I believe they use a lot of the marijuana tax revenue to fund their education system. This means that a lot of money is being dedicated towards drug education and prevention programs.
I think this is a good piece that you have written here. But I would like to see different examples used. As Tommy said before, the comparison of buying guns to groceries does not work as well. Guns are items that have serious consequences when used in certain situations. I understand people wanting to protect themselves, but does everyone need…[Read more]
I think this is an interesting article that you have written here, but I have a few problems with it. You talk a lot about how Trump is going to change everything, and how the past leaders of our country haven’t done much for immigration. I just wanna ask, ‘if Trump builds the wall, what’s to still stop people from trying to get over?’ Also you…[Read more]
Good article. I completely agree with the argument that you have made about the cost of skiing being too high. I find myself often meeting many people that have lived in Utah and other places where skiing is common and have never skied before. And the same excuse they all give is that it is “too expensive.” I’ve been skiing my whole life and know…[Read more]
I really enjoyed your article. I personally greatly enjoy the arts and wish that they were more included into the school systems. I have always been greatly invested in my music and photography and wish it was more prevalent. I think this topic needs to be talked about more and can be useful for many students lives.
I think that this was a good article. I really and thourghouly felt passion when I read the piece. What is would like to see, is more analysis and relate it back to your life. Overall good job and keep editing.
I think this is a good post. Racism should never be accepted and people shouldn’t be afraid of going to school because of their ethnic background. A sad part of our culture is that racism has been embedded in our culture for a very long time. It’s sad to see so much hatred still, and while yes it has gotten better, it is still present. It…[Read more]
I think that political correctness is very important nowadays. Honestly, people need to know what is going on in our world, and if people continue spreading incorrect “facts”, then we are heading down a false path. I think that in our day and age, many people do take things to far, and give everything a label and bring out stereotypes a…[Read more]
In this day and age we have a lot of things thrown at us. The impact of social media and all these news outlets and people giving us different opinions of issues left and right. Granted there are a lot of problems
I defiantly agree that the overly violent use of guns today is unreasonable and a solution needs to be found, there are to many people who own guns for the intent to use them for violence. This creates a dangerous situation for many citizens in the United States.
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