You bring up a lot of good points. I like how you bring up multiple perspectives that are applicable to many groups of people, and you tie it together in that cyber-bullying can affect anyone and everyone. Children are mean and don’t recognize the impact that their actions and words have, it can certainly be harmful. I think you should…[Read more]
George Orwell’s 1984 can be viewed as a reflection of Orwell’s fears for the future. One thing he fears, or predicts is going to happen, is that society will come to have a negative view of immigration. 1984 was
Crismeylin, it’s interesting to think about why we are not all the same. It’s interesting to see all the differences in people and why those differences exist. I think it has a lot to do with how we are raised, where we come from, and the people that surround us. Our minds are so different from one another and I think that’s part of the beauty of…[Read more]
Hello David. Your writing here is insightful. I reflect on this thought from time to time and I would have to say I agree with your conclusion, we are a mass of coincidence and to believe that everything happens for a reason is somewhat ignorant. Here is an article…[Read more]
In your second paragraph, you mention that the gun control issue is forcing candidates to essentially pick a side. You have good analyzation but it would help make your argument stronger if you were to add evidence to pair with your analysis. It’s an interesting topic and definitely plays a big role in politics today. The pro-gun control website…[Read more]
Your comment, “Instead of just using tap water, which would be roughly $0.49 a year for eight glasses of water a day, we are spending $1,400 a year.” is impacting because for a society that thrives off of capitalism and the economy, why aren’t we doing every little thing to reduce everyday costs? I think an answer could be found in our search for…[Read more]
It’s interesting to see this take on prostitution. In today’s world, we have begun to romanticize sex work, as previously said, and it’s difficult to see how it’s negatively affecting the ones who are doing it. Another arguement to bring into this is why not decriminalize it while offering resources and support to the women who are negativ…[Read more]
Most issues have multiple sides and arguments to them. Net Neutrality is one of those issues. Net Neutrality is what keeps the internet ‘neutral’ in the United States, unable to be touched by big corporations for
I really liked your take on both sides of the issue but I think you should put a little more information on what net neutrality is and why people should care about it. What you have is really well written but I think a few more sentences about net neutrality would really strengthen this piece.
I really like how you try to bring both sides to the conversation. The only question I ask is how will the new ruling on the new “Meme Ban” that the EU put into place have a toll on the the neutrality of the internet here in the U.S.? The fact that, “Companies such as Google and Facebook are heavily advocating to get Net Neutrality back in place, while major phone and internet companies such as Verizon or Comcast are celebrating it’s repeal.”, is really troubling to me that companies that we trust dont fully care about us. I’ve watched many youtube videos on this topic and they all try to advocate against this decision but our voices still aren’t being heard
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