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    At least forty four million K – 12 students in the United States are adjusting to the sudden change to online learning. (1) Rather than waking up, getting dressed and walking, driving or riding the school bus to

    ONLINE LEARNING DURING COVID-19 DOES NOT WORK

    At least forty four million K - 12 students in the United States are adjusting to the sudden change to online learning. (1) Rather than waking up, getting dressed and walking, driving or riding the school bus to school,...

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    • Hey James, thanks for writing about this issue, because it’s something that is greatly impacting us all at this moment. I agree with your contention that online school does not work for the majority of students. I as well agree that the classes should be moved to pass or fail grades if school does not return. The only question I have is what an alternative for online schooling would be? Especially being seniors it’s important we finish our credits so we can graduate on time, so if online classes were to be cancelled how would credits be rewarded.

    • Dear James :
      I commend you on your post, “ONLINE LEARNING DURING COVID-19 DOES NOT WORK,” because its something that should be said because I too am finding it hard to work from home because i have AP testing coming up and I feel like i am not yet prepared enough for either of my exams. Plus i also an=m going into college and i wasn’t able to have a tour around the campuses so i’m going in blindly, not to mention that i need help with school both filling out financial aid info and homework.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “School can be stressful on it’s own and when you add the threat of illness and death from a relatively unknown virus, the stress level is increased substantially.” I think this is great because i’ve already been to high school i’ve already done my four stressful four years and learning from home when none of my teachers have reached out to me other than messaging me about how the week is extending, more homework, or not communicating at all when i ask questions about a subject.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you’re writing is really good at conveying your ideas and persuading the reader
      Yadira.

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    The current administration in the White House has promoted nationalism as a good thing for the United States.  Nationalist believe that their country is superior above others and desire to separate themselves

    The Coronavirus cannot be contained with a Wall

    The current administration in the White House has promoted nationalism as a good thing for the United States.  Nationalist believe that their country is superior above others and desire to separate themselves from other countries, global organizations and global...

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       Individualism is where it is at.

         Sometimes; no, make that most of the time, we take ourselves too seriously. Society is always trying to define how we as humans should fit into predetermined behavio

    Individual is where it is at

       Individualism is where it is at.      Sometimes; no, make that most of the time, we take ourselves too seriously. Society is always trying to define how we as humans should fit into predetermined behavioral categories based on the set of...

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    I know we set aside one particular day each and every year to express our thankfulness for all that we have in this great Country of ours; but, even that Holiday has become more focused on food rather than the

    We Eat Too Much!

    I know we set aside one particular day each and every year to express our thankfulness for all that we have in this great Country of ours; but, even that Holiday has become more focused on food rather than...

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    • I think this an interesting outlook on holidays and how they become a little too materialistic. Holidays were created to honor an event and bring people together, not to be about food and gifts. I think this is a unique post and it truly gets people thinking.

    • Hey James, I think that this is a really interesting article about obesity in America. I like how you called out all of these holidays for using them to sell even more foods. My other favorite thing you said, was we should start listening to health professionals about being more healthy. Here is an article that can relate to yours; https://letsmove.obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/about

    • Hey James, interesting ideas you have put out in this article, however I have a couple discrepancies. First of all how can you say that Thanksgiving has become more about food then being thankful, when the reason the holiday was started was coming together and being thankful for food. Now it might be true that Americans eat too much, but I think that the problem doesn’t lay within holidies this is when we should be able to indulge. I think the problem is with the lack of government intervention in the public health arena.It’s simple either the government gets involved and we become a healthier nation or we stick to our old libertarian ways of thinking and we don’t judge how other people choose to consume.

    • I think there are restaurants that serve appetizers, yes appetizers that have more than 1000 calories! Who’s appetite are they intending to appetize anyway?
      So if you do the math, in one day you can easily be eating 3–5000 calories with very little effort. So how do you make a dent in this if you are running in today’s fast paced life!

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    Believe it or not there was a time, not so long ago, that the average American family only had one garbage can. Then a decade or so ago these extra blue cans started appearing on a regular basis. The blue

    The American Recycling Program Needs to be Revisited

    Believe it or not there was a time, not so long ago, that the average American family only had one garbage can. Then a decade or so ago these extra blue cans started appearing on a regular basis. The...

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