Quite the interesting post, Mia! I enjoyed the way you intertwined common themes and topics of horror with everyday cultural and social views in America. That really went to show the depth that hesitation and phobias can incur when paired with the kind of fear that you would get from watching a drastically dramatic horror movie or something else…[Read more]
I really had never considered the ideas you presented in here with this article, Oakley, wonderfully written! Especially with the recent events of our judicial branch of government, I think it’s wise that we reevaluate the most debated on constitutional rights of citizens. Here’s one link that may further your interest in this topic:…[Read more]
I feel like that this kind of issue regarding the drinking age has become such an uninformed and polarized issue in modern day politics. You make valid points about the medical consequences of alcohol and how dangerous it can be, which are things that I had not even seriously considered. Here is some more info on the topic that could help…[Read more]
As the movement to legalize marijuana, both recreational and medical, grows nationally, a new stem has appeared in the fight to preserve what is now being called a constitutional rights issue. Article V of the
I wasn’t too sure about how to think about this article when I first clicked on it, but I’m glad I did. Bladimiro, you’ve really enlightened me here. I think that the whole idea of tracking your own personal thoughts was something that really resonated with me. Plus, the strategies you used to try and cope with the stress in your life. Try this…[Read more]
Very excellent points, Maggie! I think that you definitely nailed down the idea of how students are striving to become “straight A” students. The direct link to anxiety was a very convincing one, and it’s something that’s tangibly and visibly present in my own day-to-day life. It’s something that I struggle with, and many others do. That was…[Read more]
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
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.
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.