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  • Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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    I remember when I was a little girl, I would sit on my couch and watch High School Musical. I would watch all the characters grow and see amazing people that they would be at the end of their senior year. They

    A New Perspective

    I remember when I was a little girl, I would sit on my couch and watch High School Musical. I would watch all the characters grow and see amazing people that they would be at the end of their...

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    In my search to find more research on plant based diets and how they can save the environment, I was lucky enough to have the privilege of interviewing Dr. Matthew Burnett, a Naturopathic Physician at Utah

    Research Update: Plant Based Diets Can Save the Planet!

    In my search to find more research on plant based diets and how they can save the environment, I was lucky enough to have the privilege of interviewing Dr. Matthew Burnett, a Naturopathic Physician at Utah Natural Medicine. I...

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    In my last youth voice post, I discussed a new plan that New York city schools were implementing into their school systems… Meatless Mondays! As I have continued my research on the topic of plant based diets, I h

    Plant Based Diets and Saving Our Planet

    In my last youth voice post, I discussed a new plan that New York city schools were implementing into their school systems… Meatless Mondays! As I have continued my research on the topic of plant based diets, I have...

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    • Hannah, this was a great post. I loved the amount of evidence you used and how methodically you used it to explain your issue. It really helped put things into perspective about the number of people turning to plant-based diets as well as why it is a good idea. It helped to push the issue that climate change isn’t just about fossil fuels, but simply the food we eat. Thank you!

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    In the CNN article New York public schools to have ‘Meatless Mondays’ starting this fall, written by Doug Criss, he discusses the new policy that was implemented to schools in NYC. This policy is similar to

    NYC Schools Go Meatless on Mondays!

    In the CNN article New York public schools to have 'Meatless Mondays' starting this fall, written by Doug Criss, he discusses the new policy that was implemented to schools in NYC. This policy is similar to “Meatless Mondays”; schools...

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    Obesity has become one of the most popular modern day health threats across the United States. Obesity kills millions of Americans every year as well as creates a problem for the health care system, costing 190

    Obesity, One Size Fits All?

    Obesity has become one of the most popular modern day health threats across the United States. Obesity kills millions of Americans every year as well as creates a problem for the health care system, costing 190 million dollars a...

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    Political Parties play an essential role in the way our government is run. A political party is an organized group of people that share the same ideals, and or the same political positions, that field in

    The Pros and Cons of Political Parties

    Political Parties play an essential role in the way our government is run. A political party is an organized group of people that share the same ideals, and or the same political positions, that field in candidates for elections...

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    It’s that time of the year. Senior high school students are finalizing their journey at their current institution and are preparing to move on to the next stage of their life, college. High school seniors, me

    Why Do Colleges Still Look At Standardized Testing Scores?

    It's that time of the year. Senior high school students are finalizing their journey at their current institution and are preparing to move on to the next stage of their life, college. High school seniors, me being one of...

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    • This might be an interesting source to check out 🙂 https://purpletod.co.za/docs/Standardized%20Testing.pdf

      I liked learning more about the topic of standardized testing more just because I’m currently applying to college. I actually ranted about the cost of applying to college on social media the other day because I was so fed up. “Students that don’t have the financial ability to take the test 5 and 6 times are left with little to no wiggle room for improvement,” It is definitely important to realize these factors of socioeconomics. Maybe add some more facts as this piece progress to support your argument better. Specificity is also important when providing this supporting evidence. It’s a great job and essay 🙂

    • We’ve also been discussing this topic in my AP Calc BC class. Many of my friends who take 4 or more AP exams a year lament the exorbitant cost of the tests, with their only merits being a higher possibility to get into a good college or obtain credit. Personally, I try to take AP classes based on the subjects I’m interested in, not just to improve my application. I think that recent developments such as the superscoring of SAT scores, looking at test attempts by section rather than the whole package, show that colleges’ attitudes are changing to be more beneficial to the student rather than the corporation.

    • Hannah, this is such an important topic in our day and age. As you said before, as seniors, we’re starting to see all the true costs and sacrifices that we have to make. “Unless you are a super genius or wealthy, the standardized testing system is stacked against you,” made me realize that the system truly only favors the academically genius and the wealthy. Although those who qualify for fee waivers are given opportunities to take the test, it’s still difficult in the process of preparing for the actual test. Tutors cost around $50 an hour and when preparing for such an extensive and important test, it is necessary to partake in multiple, hour-long courses a week. For many though, this may add up to be as much as how much half of rent for the month is or the groceries for the week. This article might give you more information on the topic: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar99/vol56/num06/Why-Standardized-Tests-Don%27t-Measure-Educational-Quality.aspx . As a society, I think we have to think of a way to measure a students academic growth without the extra loads of stress and financial sacrifices made to continue our education in order to better the world around us by exponential factors.

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