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    My source from EBSCO was a comparison of academic and athletic statistics from a division one school. I found it interesting, because 33% of students at DI schools feel as though they are perceived as less smart

    Why do women have higher GPA's?

    My source from EBSCO was a comparison of academic and athletic statistics from a division one school. I found it interesting, because 33% of students at DI schools feel as though they are perceived as less smart than their...

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    • Hailey, I really enjoyed reading about your articles. I can’t wait to see what your final essay looks like. I have never read anything that talks about these topics, so this is all new information to me. I find it really interesting that athletes think that their peers look at them as not as smart as others. Hopefully, we can change this mentality.

    • Hailey,
      Wow, this is such an interesting topic. I find it very upsetting that some people view athletes as not being intelligent, as I believe that most sports require a lot of work and intelligent training in order for someone to be successful. Also, all successful athletes have a drive to be the best, which can also be applied to school work.
      I think it would also be interesting to compare men’s and women’s academic performances. I found an article that relates to this topic: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/09/why-girls-get-better-grades-than-boys-do/380318/ . It is titled “Why Girls Tend To Get Better Grades Than Boys Do.” It talks about how, all around the world and at all ages, girls on average are found to get better grades than boys do, even in math and sciences, areas in which people expect boys to excel in. They also present reasons as to why this is the case. I hope it is helpful, and I can’t wait to read more of what you write.

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    The first article that I found is entitled “Fair Play and the Competitive Sport”. This article was about the ethics behind playing fair in sports, and it was interesting to me because it was the first article

    Gale Sources

    The first article that I found is entitled "Fair Play and the Competitive Sport". This article was about the ethics behind playing fair in sports, and it was interesting to me because it was the first article read about...

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    For my topic, I picked competition in sports. I want to know what drives people to be competitive, and how it helps them accomplish the goals that they need to. This topic interests me because I have been a

    Competition in sports

    For my topic, I picked competition in sports. I want to know what drives people to be competitive, and how it helps them accomplish the goals that they need to. This topic interests me because I have been a...

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    • Hailey, this is such an interesting topic! The psychology behind sports (and specifically competition) is very interesting and I like how you delved into the different kinds of motivation since they are seemingly so different for each athlete. I also liked how you added that collaboration and competition are often both necessary on teams. I look forward to seeing what you write next!

    • Hailey, I am writing about this topic as well but my topic is slightly different. This is very interesting and understanding. Being an athlete myself, I can relate to this a lot and have a good understanding of competition when it comes to sports. Keep writing!

    • Hailey, as a competitive athlete this is a very interesting topic for me to read about. I like how you mentioned that, although competition may seem like a negative thing, sometimes it is important in a team and a motivation for some. Here is a link to an overview of a book called “The Winner’s Mind”, which I think you might enjoy reading about: https://www.active.com/tennis/articles/the-winner-s-mind-a-psychology-of-competition-3068057. I look forward to reading what other insights you have about this topic.

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    I picked Desdemona’s passage, 1.3.208-218, from the play Othello. To perfect my interpretation and delivery of the passage, I had to record it several times. The first time I did it, I just read the passage with

    Desdemona: Sympathetic and Annoyed

    I picked Desdemona's passage, 1.3.208-218, from the play Othello. To perfect my interpretation and delivery of the passage, I had to record it several times. The first time I did it, I just read the passage with no emotion....

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    Privacy is Becoming a Distant Memory

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    Phones, cameras, computers, drones and satellites. All of them are exciting new gadgets that have arisen in the past 10-50 years. While it might be exciting to

    Privacy is Becoming a Distant Memory

    Privacy is Becoming a Distant Memory Hailey Grandy Phones, cameras, computers, drones and satellites. All of them are exciting new gadgets that have arisen in the past 10-50 years. While it might be exciting to think about these new innovations, our...

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    Sadly, school shootings seem to becoming more and more of a trend ever since the Columbine shooting almost twenty years ago. School shootings have resulted to teens feeling unsafe in school, and have led to an

    School Shootings on The Rise

    Sadly, school shootings seem to becoming more and more of a trend ever since the Columbine shooting almost twenty years ago. School shootings have resulted to teens feeling unsafe in school, and have led to an increase of security...

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    • I’m gonna have to disagree with you. First off, never use absolutes when it comes to politics. Saying phrases like “Students would feel much safer knowing not everyone has access to a gun” is not statistically accurate. Also, not everyone has access to a gun. Completely banning firearms or regulating them in any way is a very bad idea. If you don’t believe me, look to Chicago, Great Britain, Australia. These places have highly restricted gun laws in the world, yet the gun and violent crime rates are going straight up. Banning firearms, or even merely regulating them is not the answer. Gun deaths (including suicides) in America per-year is around 33,000. Take our suicides and it’s around 11,000. Now, compare that to the lives saved by a firearm per-year in America is around 500,000-3 million according to the CDC. While gun violence may seem like a big issue, taking these firearms away from law-abiding citizens is a horrid idea that will only hurt us more.

      https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2016/crime-in-the-u.s.-2016/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-4.xls

      UPDATED: Mass Public Shootings keep occurring in Gun-Free Zones: 97.8% of attacks since 1950

      Unpublished CDC Study Supports Claim Of Over 2 Million Yearly Defensive Gun Uses

    • I think this is a good article and strives to get an important point across. I personally think that mental health is an issue that needs to be tended to first. Banning guns will not stop someone with a strong will to do malice. More than a half million guns are stolen each year, according to Giffords Law Center, and then sold. Although banning weapons sounds like an effective idea in the process of stopping school shootings, I think we, as Americans, have a priority to first help the mentally ill.

      Statistics on Gun Trafficking & Private Sales

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    With school shootings growing in popularity, teenagers are feeling increasingly unsafe at school. Many of the people who are doing the school shootings are mentally ill, and should have never had access to a

    Will Increased Gun Control Help To Make Schools Safer?

      With school shootings growing in popularity, teenagers are feeling increasingly unsafe at school. Many of the people who are doing the school shootings are mentally ill, and should have never had access to a gun. Also, the multifre machine...

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    • i agree that guns are dangerous and that they r used to kill people but ,in my opinion us human is the biggest issue because we are the ones that kill people we Gotta find those who are capable of doing crazy things with guns .i agree that gun is a big issue but people are the biggest issues cause guns don’t
      ‘just come up to u and kill u ,is us humans who do it .So what i,m trying to say is that we shouldn’t focus a 100%of the the gun issue ,we should focus more on the ones who do it or capable of doing it .

    • Hello Hailey,

      I really enjoyed reading your post. I think the part about the 120.5:100 ratio was very good and an interesting statistic. I found an article that explains how it’s difficult to talk about this topic, and I think you might like it. ( https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/09/insider/ian-urbina-father-gun-control.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FGun%20Control&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=4&pgtype=collection )

      I hope to hear more from you,
      -Tarek

    • I’m glad you’re passionate about this topic. However, “multifire machine guns” is a made up term. If you’re talking about fully-automatic weapons, those are already banned to the public in the 1993 Assault Weapons ban. As for banning all guns: guns are not the problem. You take away guns, then psychopaths will find other ways to harm and kill people. While the law-abiding citizen is left defenseless. I do agree however that we have a mental health issue in this country, but that does not involve firearms and restricting them even further to the law-abiding citizens.

      • “you are dis disrespecting a future marine sergeant.”

        • I think all of these points are legitimate and well spoken, but I think this sarcastic remark with no purpose but to make fun of someone commenting doesn’t contribute to the discussion of the issue. Whatever side your audience stands on, all points of view should be respected and comments should contribute, not take a stance of making fun of an individual’s very possible ambitions.

    • Hailey,
      There are many different viewpoints on this article and it is an interesting debate. However I disagree with how you have built your argument, the first statement of school shootings “increasing in popularity” was immediately off putting for the simple reason that the word “popularity” should never be acomponied with such a tragedy. Also you offer many opinions from one side of the debate, but don’t offer any information from people you don’t agree with to show that you are knowledgable on the issue. Although everyone agrees that in a perfect world there would be no guns, this is not a perfect world, and the unfortunate reality is that guns will always be in circulation and if someone has drive to commit an atrocious act such as mass shootings they will do whatever it takes. In the connotations you’ve presented the only victims in this situation would be defenseless law abiding citizens.

    • Hailey that guns can be dangerous and kids feel unsafe at school, but there are a lot of ways you can look at this. Some people may think taking away guns would help but that’s not fair to people who may hunt and use good use to what they do with their guns. The gun checks should be more detailed to people with guns because some people don’t need to have them. The self protection reasoning is tough though because people are not exactly using them in the right way of “protecting themselves”. This is a debate that goes on a lot and is hard to make a good decision on.

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