• Very interesting topic, Annie. This is a very concerning issue in our society today. It is important to be open-minded and see the views of others as equal to our own in order to hold compassion for them as each person is entitled to their own beliefs. With that being said, I deeply believe each individual should have the choice to chose whether…[Read more]

  • Hi Manuel, your writing is beautiful and inspiring. I think it is very difficult for Mexican-Americans to fight the harsh stereotypes that face them in everyday life. Your determination and will to work hard will serve you well and I can tell you are a very kind personality. I am hopeful that some day other people will not see this race as lazy…[Read more]

  • In reference to human behavior, the impact of nature versus nurture can be examined by twin studies which have increased over previous years as it is shown that “For traits that are substantially influenced by h

    • Hailey, this is a really interesting topic. The nature-versus-nurture debate is always a hot topic, and the easiest way to test that is through twin studies. The most fascinating cases happen when twins are separated at birth and then reunited much later in life, and they discover they have a lot of the same interests even though they spent none of their life together. You might find this article helpful: https://www.livescience.com/47288-twin-study-importance-of-genetics.html. I look forward to reading more about this from you in the future.

  • Very interesting organization, Jazmyn! I love how you are willing to help others in a predicament and empower others to be the best versions of themselves. It is important that each individual be given an opportunity to succeed and to get an education, which it sounds like centers around I.O.T.N.B.O. I am wondering if you offer tutoring and…[Read more]

  • Hailey commented on the post, What is ADHD? 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Very interesting topic, Zoe. I have not looked into ADHD and how the brain is effected. I found what you said about chemical imbalance in the brain to be especially compelling as medication can help “increase dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain.” I loved your piece, but I am curious as to why it is diagnosed more often for boys than girls. If…[Read more]

  • Countering this argument, there has been countless studies that oppose the findings of nature and nurture being separate entities. The discovery of how genes actually influence human behaviour, and how human

  • Very interesting topic, Thomas. I really enjoyed how you wrote about empathy and reading literature. i also addressing this issue in a previous post, and I found it very fascinating. In particular, it was impressive to me that “the most important reason for our emotional engagement in literature is our empathy with others and our constant…[Read more]

  • Hi Jennifer, very interesting topic. I love how unique your last name is and how proudly you wear it. I also have a last name very few people share so it is easily recognizable. As such, I understand what you mean when you say, “Not only do I carry a history with me because of my last name but I also have to be a good figure to the world and the…[Read more]

  • There is a lot that can be discovered with monozygotic twins, specifically when they are separated at birth and reunited later in life. A study from a pair of twins who had been rejoined found staggering

    • Ellie replied 1 month ago

      Hailey, thank you for sharing! This is such an interesting topic to me as for ma y others I am sure. Being a twin myself, it is very interesting to hear your take on this. People assume all twins are similar/the same, however life changes people and they actually end up being very different. As an example, my twin brother and I are very different people, but we are still twins. Good job!

    • Hailey,
      I think your post is very informative. I have always been interested in twins and sibling relationships as well as if twins had higher intuition in communication amongst their siblings. I thought that the portion describing how a baby develops inside the womb, especially if there are twins, is fascinating and kind of creepy. I have heard many stories of how aggressive the womb can be or when a twin disappears. This disappearance of the twin is called Vanishing Twin Syndrome. One website I found typically interesting on this matter is, http://americanpregnancy.org/multiples/vanishing-twin-syndrome/. Thanks for your post.

      -Thomas K.

    • Hailey,
      I really enjoyed reading your post about twins! I think it is so cool how their genes can lead them to have such similar ives outside of being nurtured the same. It was crazy to see how twins separated at birth could have so much in common. I really enjoy always hearing from different people about the bond between twins, and I think that’s so cool. Here is a website link in case you wanna take a look: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/24/twin-facts_n_4959012.html
      Again thank you so much for sharing!
      Sophia Gross

  • Hailey commented on the post, In The Past 1 month ago

    Very interesting topic, Janasia. I feel very strongly about police brutality, especially when race is a factor. I found this article very insightful and artistic as it took me to a different place inside the mind of a conciencious cop who questioned “why did I even stop the both of them?” It was a very deep and poetic peice. If you would like to…[Read more]

  • Very interesting topic, Sophie. I admire how you add the opposing argument to yours to enhance your article. I found it very valuable that you could analyze both sides. I agree with your stance on the issue as you stated, “mass deportations policy would reduce economic growth by around $250 billion per year” which is a huge factor in favor of…[Read more]

  • Imagine a pair of identical twins coming into the world for the first time. Some may think they are exact replicas; however, studying Identical twins have cemented the idea that human behavior is determined by

  • Very interesting reflection, Onyu. I really enjoyed this topic as I am currently in the process of writing a research paper. I am wondering how you chose this topic and what the data showed from corporal punishment in the United States. I particularly enjoyed how you gave insight on this topic through the mention of a “Korean movie that contains…[Read more]

  • Hailey commented on the post, Heartbeat 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Very interesting topic, Taleb. I really enjoyed the novel 1984, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the book. Your comments on auditory imagery are insightful, specifically, when you mentioned how the author uses “the words ‘frightening loudness’ instead of just saying that his heart was beating rapidly.” This posed as a very important addition as it…[Read more]

  • Hailey commented on the post, Mabel Guerrero 2 months, 1 week ago

    Very interesting story, Mabel. I am both enlighten and saddened by your experience. I cannot imagine leaving a family member behind in a different country, but your enthusiasm to succeed and learn will serve you very well. Your last sentence about “Injustice is when they punish a person who does things well” resonated with me. I beleive that is…[Read more]

  • Hailey commented on the post, DACA 2 months, 1 week ago

    Very interesting topic, Sophie. I am very passionate about this issue as well since my childhood nanny of five years is a dreamer. It scares me that the Trump Administration would rescind this very positive program full of thousands of hard-working people who have improved the economy. I appreciated that you mentioned the economy “would lose…[Read more]

  • As I drive into the “fog” of the valley from the mountains, the temperature drops and I feel like I have to cough. We have red air days in Salt Lake City. Being one of the fastest growing cities in the country com

    • Hailey,
      I really enjoyed reading your article, even though it was about a very serious issue. I live in a suburb in Michigan and I never have dealt with smog or even pollution. Im suprised that lessening the speed limit by 10 MPH would help the pollution that much. I always thought that pollution is the worst when there are major traffic jams and there are hundreds of cars jam packed into one area. Am I thinking correctly as well in saying that?

  • Very interesting topic, Eduardo. I agree that the current direction our country is headed over political issues could ultimately be detrimental to society. It is necessary that people be able to disagree peacefully. There is no room for people to attack one another, but there should be space for people to discuss their own opinions in a healthy…[Read more]

  • Very interesting topic, Hunter. I am appreciative of your ability to recognize the ongoing issue of complacency within our country today. In addition, I am also saddened by the fact that people feel their vote will not make a difference, when as you mentioned, “if everyone voted, California could cast fifty-five votes to the Republicans and Texas…[Read more]

  • People each day are becoming more complacent about important issues in society. There is a lack of people willing to interrupt their own busy day to help others in need. Those who fail to have sympathy for others

    • Hailey, you took this down a path I didn’t expect, and I loved it. Who knew reading fiction was beneficial. “When we read about other people, we can imagine ourselves into their position and we can imagine it’s like being that person…That enables us to better understand people, better cooperate with them.” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/07/22/does-reading-fiction-make-you-a-better-person/?utm_term=.393ffbd88642) It makes sense actually. Gut wrenching stories cause me to cry, even if they aren’t actually all that sad. I connect more with book characters than movie characters, which I think is interesting. Is it because you aren’t actively moving the story forward by reading it? I’m not sure, but this whole thing is interesting, so thank you for posting!

    • Hailey,
      the way you took this piece was very interesting. I has no idea that reading could be linked to empathy and the more fictional books someone reads the more empathetic they are. It makes sense though, you learn from the things you reader experience; so if a character in a novel is empathetic it is more likely for someone reading it to act in a similar way when faced with a similar situation. Book and literature really serve as a model for us, whether it be “brave new world” telling us to be careful or our society will turn out this way to “the power of one” that serves as a coming of age novel. I think when we read we are able to be more connected with the characters than if we watch an actor portray someone in a movie. I found this extremely interesting, thanks for posting.

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