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  • Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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  • Manuel,
    I found your article very intresting to read. I am not a resident of the Bay Area but I felt as though you explained the problem so well that someone who doesn’t live there can sympathize with you.

    Gracie

  • Hi Sophie,
    I loved the time when wii came out, defiantly some of my greatest memories. I loved how you wrote your article in a way that the readers can follow your thought process. Very fun to read!

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    In today’s world we are very quick to judge and label someone as “special needs” just because their brains process information differently. Most times immedietly after diagnosis kids are placed on medication and

    Breaking the Stigma Around ADD/ADHD

    In today's world we are very quick to judge and label someone as “special needs” just because their brains process information differently. Most times immedietly after diagnosis kids are placed on medication and put in special needs classes. What...

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    • Dear Gracie:
      I understand and agree with your post “Breaking the Stigma Around ADD/ADHD
      ” because society is cruel to those that are in the slightest different then the “norm” and i understand they way you feel about the labels society gives.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ ADD/ADHD has been labeled as special needs or less intelligent when in all reality it has many benefits and to manage it takes a little more organization and at times medication.” I think this is true because i’ve seen it happen from places like the classroom to the internet and even in public.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you’ve written about an important topic.
      Yadira.

    • The article, “breaking the stigma around ADD/ADHD” Gracie the author talks about how society has labeled and sees people with ADHD/ADD as special-needs but the difference is the ADHD is most commonly controllable and even has some benefits to it. ADHD is the capacity to not be able to focus but there is hyper fixation. Where someone with ADHD is able to absorb large amounts of information about a subject with no problem, this can lead to a possible career in that field.
      As a person who has struggled a lot with The focusing aspect of learning, I have learned how society is cruel to those who are different in the classroom. Although I have never been diagnosed with this disorder but I can still comprehend the struggles of the way society has treated people with disorders. I understand how the labeling can get to someone and how frustrating it is for people to assume things about disorders because i myself struggle with them but the most important and best thing we can do is try to educate those who want to be educated and not waste our time on those who don’t, like i for one have learned things that i didn’t know before about people who have hyperactive disorder and will continue to, in hopes to make someone who goes through this life a little easier.

  • Dear Carter,
    I really loved your post about is music good or bad while you study. I agree with you I personally enjoy music while I study because it can block out background noise. I thought the way you presented the information was fantastic, here is an Article that supports both sides.

    Yours,
    Gracie

  • Hello Sebastian,
    I thought your adaptation of what the definition of the “American Identity” was interesting. I loved how you gave both the extremes of both sides as well as the moderation. I agree with you, I think the meaning of being an American citizen is different for everyone. For me personally I think being an american means fighting for…Read More

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    In a world of mass shootings and gun ownership, the debates have been ongoing for a number of years, but how can we change the rules without violating our constitutional rights. The second amendment of the

    Should Mental Health Assessments be a part of Gun ownership?

    In a world of mass shootings and gun ownership, the debates have been ongoing for a number of years, but how can we change the rules without violating our constitutional rights. The second amendment of the Constitution states "A...

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    Within our current political climate, we are at a point where anything can happen. In this day in age, so much is up in the air within the politics of everything. On Saturday, the speaker of the House Nancy

    Will Trump get Impeached?

    Within our current political climate, we are at a point where anything can happen. In this day in age, so much is up in the air within the politics of everything. On Saturday, the speaker of the House Nancy...

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  • Hi Carter,
    This was really intresting to read. I didn’t know how many types of vegitarians there are.

  • Hi Luke,
    I really enjoyed your take on this current problem. I loved the comparison between Canada and America’s healthcare system.

  • Hello Taylor,
    I particularly enjoyed this article. I had never thought of the long term problems of WWII besides the world relations effects. Here is an article on the effects of WWII had on the workforce. http://www.iptv.org/iowapathways/artifact/impact-world-war-ii-us-economy-and-workforce

    Thank you,
    Gracie

  • Hello Riley,
    This is definitely an interesting take on the class size question, Many colleges are now asking the same questions. I agree a smaller class size is beneficial in an academic regard but I don’t agree with the small social life claim. Here is an article about the class size problem.…Read More

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    School funding is a massive mix of Federal, local, and state dollars. The most influential of the mentioned is local funding in which is based on property taxes in the surrounding areas. Thus meaning, in certain

    How Does School Funding Work?

    School funding is a massive mix of Federal, local, and state dollars. The most influential of the mentioned is local funding in which is based on property taxes in the surrounding areas. Thus meaning, in certain cases this can...

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  • Hello Eggert,
    This article was absolutely captivating, definitely something I hadn’t thought about in the past and you summed everything up perfectly.

    I found this article that backs up your claims. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article236809668.html
    Sincerely,
    Gracie

  • Hello Audrey,
    This was a very interesting perspective to look at when it comes to the ever pressing issue of Mental health. I was extremely engaging. I found this article (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/24/health/oregon-mental-health-days.html )where it explains how in Utah they now recognize “Mental Health days” as excused absences meaning the…Read More

  • Gracie wrote a new post

    As a country, we have become extremely dependent on Fossil Fuels. Not only are the cheap and convenient but at what cost are they coming from? We rely on fossil fuels for many everyday things, such as cooking or

    Does the United States prioritize Fossil fuels over everything?

    As a country, we have become extremely dependent on Fossil Fuels. Not only are the cheap and convenient but at what cost are they coming from? We rely on fossil fuels for many everyday things, such as cooking or...

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