The issues concerning gun violence are especially prevalent regarding school safety. Your thoughts have a lot of relevancy because this is a huge ongoing issue. A question I have for your specific audience is: Regarding gun safety, What does the word safe mean to you? This topic can mean many different things to specific individuals. By asking…[Read more]
this presentation was very interesting to me because it gave new perspective to the book. Although this book is futuristic, it is quite relevant to our own society today. I like how you added your thoughts on a few of the problems within the book, as well as addressing them fairly. Thank you for sharing!
I like your analysis of how the media popularizes as a way to validate smaller issues in life. I think it’s interesting how you took two perpectives of a subject and analyzed them to add to your points. Thanks for sharing!
For my advanced google search I chose an article that describes the causes and effects of glamorization regarding social media. It goes into detail on why we as a society need to stop romanticising these serious
This is a very interesting article. It’s something I’ve always thought about when I spend time on social media, and see posts like the ones you described. It is a very negative situation, and is very detrimental to allowing the people actually experiencing these types of things to obtain help. You can also possibly connect these ideas to what is going on with the glamorization of serial killers in today’s society, as that is another important aspect of mental illness. Either way, it is a very interesting and important topic!
From the EBSCO Database, I found this essay written from a parents point of view regarding teens, social media, and mental illness. The author details the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. They explain how
This article that I discovered through the Gale database discusses the social effects that mental illness has on individuals. I thought it was interesting due to all of the background information on the topic
For my concept essay, I have decided to research the topic of the glamorization of mental illness, mainly pertaining to teens and social media. In the article that stood out to me the most, the author talked
I think this is a really interesting topic. I feel that people always have a fear of the unknown. This idea pertaining to clowns can give our minds more freedom to create more terror amongst us. I look forward to reading more into this topic. I want to learn more about why clowns are, in fact, terrifying.
I have always held a fascination with why this topic is so interesting to today’s audiences. I believe that there is two sides that one can take to it. First, theres the dangerous side, which is the glorification and romanticizing of these killers. The second, is just the fascination, which I’m sure many of us have with true crime and the…[Read more]
In our new era of technology, we see the beneficial ways that it has impacted our constant growing society. From an outside perspective, most of us have become accustomed the state of unknowingness that these new
You make very interesting inferences on how we all perceive each other. It’s amazing to think of how different we all are from one another. These things are what make us all so unique. It also becomes hard sometimes because many have xenophobic views that prevent us from wanting to be original and different from the rest. But, the most we can do…[Read more]
Jada, you make an interesting point. I’ve thought of this question too. Why come to school if you’re not going to do anything to help you in any way? Some could consider it a waste of time that could be used to focus on things that are more beneficial to you? Then again, that’s what school is made for even though some students do not treat it as such.
Your statement put a whole new perspective on my life. It’s really interesting to think that if you just change one little thing in your routine, you can be off on a better track than you were before. Personally, I need to start focusing on having more of a positive attitude towards the things I can’t control in my life, and this put new ideas in…[Read more]
In our society, we sometimes find it hard to put ourselves in a position to open up to others. In my life, I can definitely relate to what you have to say. I tend to not be emotionally vulnerable with other people without feeling uncomfortable or needy in some way. It’s nice to know that others are experiencing the same problems that I…[Read more]
After reading your response, I want to take a different mindset into the products I use and if they have an impact on animal testing or not. I was mostly unknowing of the fact that animal testing is also harmful to humans, but your response helped me think deeper into animal testing.
Through my readings, I researched the aftermath of Kavanaugh’s confirmation and the effects it has on the #MeToo movement. In all three of the articles, they all regard personal narratives, and details providing t
I like how you illustrated the feeling of anxiety. We all experience it, some more than others. Personally, I anxiety and I can relate to you in the sense that I always feel like I am in a room full of eyes. Anxiety is a hard thing to go through, but to know that others go through the same thing, you feel not so alone. Thank you for sharing such a…[Read more]
I agree with your ideas in the sense that you support the argument based off of sex trafficking. Many of the people in the sex work business are often forced into it with no choice but to make it their job. You stated a well thought out observation of the two main perspectives.
Throughout the years, there have been many executions on Death Row. Some believe that the act is the best form of punishment, however, it can also depend on the seriousness of the crime. A lot of the time, the
Hey Bella, I really liked your piece about the death penalty. I thought you did a really good job of showing both points without showing a certain bias toward either of them. Also I liked how you asked the question, “What makes human beings decided what is moral and what is not?”. It makes the reader think and I liked that. Overall I thought the piece was well written.
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