I choose to read Othello Act 5, Scene 2, Line 390 to Line 400. The character I played is Othello. Shakespeare’s work is generally hard to understand and hard to read since the language he used is way very
Hi Hunter, I like your research topic. I think students’ mental settings are wrong in this society especially for seniors. Sometimes students do need some motivations and need to be helped/pushed by teachers. Although grades, homework and tests are stressful but they motivates students to learn. However, many seniors just drop the ball and don’t…[Read more]
Hi Saul, this is an interesting poem. Everyone wants to be lazy at many points in our lives. I think there are some reasons behind laziness. For example, too tied or not in a good mood. However, I am impressed by your resolution and hope you meet your goal.
Here is a article describing laziness and the reasons behind it from a psychological…[Read more]
Many students or families are worrying about how to pay off large student loan debts. There are many plans that students can take advantages of, such as Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE), Pay As You Earn (PAYE),
Hi Brooklyn, I am interested in your research topic. In my opinion, students should wear school uniform but schools should not be too strict about uniform. Students should be able to use their imagination to make some proper changes about the uniform so that everyone is unique and students will enjoy wearing them. However, teenagers make poor…[Read more]
Hi Jazmin, it is interesting to know the story of your nickname. Culture as well as environment is a big and important factor. So how do you want to people call you then? Do you have a preference? I am on the opposite of your situation. Most of my friends and family members will call me by my nickname. I feel weird when people call my full name now.
In the article Having the College Money Talk, author addressed some questions and suggestions that every family need to consider before they make any decision about colleges. Money is one of the biggest factors of
I think that this article is extremely relatable. Most kids our age are stressed about finding ways to pay for an absurdly expensive college education. College in this day and age is ridiculously expensive. Staying in state in one thing, but if you’re hoping to go out of state, that’s another story. There are schools that are upwards of $70,000 per year. I think that everybody should have the opportunity to go out of state for college at an affordable price. The current college financial situation is ridiculous. Here’s an article that you may find interesting: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/marc-joseph/its-too-expensive-to-go-t_b_3935231.html
Hannah I think this topic is very important and especially is relatable for high school students transitioning to college. College has become very expensive and it is hard for some families to pay even if you are a brilliant student. It saddens me that people who want to learn and get a job are hindered by money. When you do get a loan it puts you in a major hole from the time you graduation making your life a lot harder. I think college should be more affordable especially for people trying to go out of state. Things defiantly need to change for students to have a profitable future.
I agree with this article college is very expensive and many students have a hard time paying off the debts. When students take out loans, it does put them in further debt and they wont able to pay it off. It will take them a very long time to pay off the debt. College is expensive and people should know this.
Hi Chea, I like your poem. I feel like this poem is pessimistic and stanch. I am wondering what inspired you to write this poem/choose the meaning. As a suggestion, this poem can relate to oneself at the end so readers can better get the meaning of this poem. Thank you for your poem!
Hi Jenessa, inversion is a serious issue in Utah, especially in Salt Lake City. Environment issue is a long lasting problem and I think it takes time for us to solve this problem. I found that “on Tuesday, January 2nd, the PMT2.5 particles in Utah were between 60 and 80 micrograms. On that very same Tuesday, Beijing’s levels were 67” really i…[Read more]
In the article “Middle-income students at higher risk for student loan debt than their poorer peers”, the author pointed out that children who born in middle class have greater pressure on paying off student loan
Hi Shahadah, nice name! It is interesting to know different religious culture. I am currently attending a Catholic high school however I am not a Catholic, but I enjoy learning different religion. I am curious about your family or religious customs and the environment around your household. Hope you can tell me more about those. Thank you for your post!
Hi Chidiogo, I am interested in your research topic. Humans are emotional beings. Like what you said “we human beings seem like we can’t keep our heads correct when we are mad or feel like everything is going wrong”; people always tell me never make decisions when I am angry because decisions being made during that time is irrational and i…[Read more]
Summary: In the article Benefits and Pitfalls of Student Loans, advantages of student loans outweigh the bad pitfalls. College is a landmark in our lives and it is really important. Colleges prepared us for a
I thought this topic was very interesting because many of us will be attending college in the Fall and may have to consider taking out a loan. I, too, agree that while student loans are a pain and may seem too expensive, they are worth it to complete college and find a well paying job. The point at the end was also very strong about assessing what you really want to major in before you bet too much on your future for a student loan. You may find this article helpful in future research: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/gobankingrates/student-loan-debt-is-coll_b_10337216.html .
Hi Hannah, I really enjoyed this essay because it makes me think, as a high school senior, about where my life is heading and what I need to do to prepare. I think the most important advise I have been given is to decide my major and stick with it because the addition of more debt will only hurt you and set you back. I see myself changing my major however and that is why it has been the only subject I have been focused on for the last while because I need to decide. The benifits do outway the costs but only when you go about college the right way and don’t just mess around.
Hello Brooklyn, I am interested in your topic. Planned Parenthood is a really good way to prevent unintended pregnancy. Being a parent is not a easy responsibility and parent need to get ready for that. If not, they can make their own choices. “Planned Parenthood says it prevents an estimated 579,000 unintended pregnancies per year.” according to…[Read more]
Hello Franciely, I am intrigued by your post. The vivid image that you described “you wake up to the rooster singing and the smell of coffee” made me want to go travelling there so badly. Just for curiosity, could you please talk about more about your culture? Like how it’s different from American culture and how you integrated these two culture…[Read more]
Rapidly rising college tuition puts lots of pressure on many parents and students. However, student loan will be offered to students. A student loan is a loan offered to students which is used to pay off
Hannah, I really liked this article because we are seniors and we are having to go through this soon. Especially if we don’t have the job we want yet, paying off the debt is going to be extremely hard. I agree that student loans should be decreased significantly so that we can have a better education and not worry about what is happening with their financial situation. Here is an article about the interests rates of student loans and how they are rising more and more:https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/18/student-loan-interest-rates-edge-higher-and-higher.html
Hannah, I found this interesting. This could very well pose a problem to the younger generations in maintaining a standard of living. Occupations value only higher education in most situations. Students are pressured to compete for recognized institutions. This attitude towards a higher education will only result in a collapsing economy decades in the future. As you said, many of these loans are restricting people who are newly entering the job market to invest or spend money to future stimulate the economy. I’m sure you will find these statistics interesting about students in ivy leagues: https://blog.collegevine.com/the-demographics-of-the-ivy-league/
I agree that the government needs to assist more with student loans. And help especially with making college more affordable, to combat not having to have student loans or at least not having to have as much in loans im going through the military so that the government pays more of my tuition. And even this is not enough, I learned that to go to UofM the Tuition for 4 years is $100,000 and the military could only cover half that, that’s still 50k and an average person can not pay that much. That’s why college needs to be cheaper and more assistance is needed for student loans.
Hi Abasi, I am intrigued by your topic. I think not only Americans but also all people in the world should have human right regardless to their race, religion, ethnicity, gender, etc. Although American society still has many issues like racism and bully as you mentioned and “many of these issues from Reconstruction still exist in today’s s…[Read more]
Hi Sophia, I agree with your point. This week’s inversion in Salt Lake City is really bad too. I can’t even see one block away. These smogs will cause many health issues and will bring bad impacts on business efforts. We can’t change the terrain of Salt Lake City, but we can control pollution. You write that “it’s right in front of our eyes h…[Read more]
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who see the glass as half empty, have a negative attitude about most things and are complacent with the status quo; those who see the glass as half full, have a
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