• I believe that people deserve to get the education that they want to help further themselves. Getting the proper education seems to be getting more and more important, it’s something that has always been i

    • Jasmine,
      I completely agree with what you are saying in this post. Especially as a Junior, I am thinking more and more about college and of course how I am going to pay for it. I think education should be a right that anyone can attain if they want t.

    • Hi Jasmine,
      I totally agree that college should be free because education is how the world operates in oder to do jobs. It is hard to pay for college because the costs are extremely outrageous and should be something that should addressed all over the world. If college costs are reduced or eliminated the world will start to become disorganized people aren’t able to get the education they need to fulfill jobs in society.

    • Jasmine,
      College tuition has been on my mind a lot with being a junior. My family is not poor by no means, but I will have to look for scholarships to be able to go where I want. I was very interested in your information about New York starting free tuition and I wish more colleges did that. In a french class I took we learned about colleges there and they are free. The students have to pay for their boarding, food, and utilities, but their college is free. It still is quite expensive, however it is a bit more manageable. Being able to go where I want without having to worry about putting my family in a tough financial situation would be my dream, however the best I can do is look for scholarships.

  • Great essay Destiny! You’re stance is head on and I couldn’t agree more. Especially the issue with cosmetic industries testing on animals, I think that is absolutely horrible and animals shouldn’t be dying or in pain just to test safety of a product we could live without in the first place, it’s very sad and many of the companies that aren’t…[Read more]

  • Hi mary! I completely agree with your piece 100%. By destroying the earth, we’re destroying ourselves too. It’s a very real thing and many people don’t understand that. Can’t wait to hear more from you!

  • I definitely agree, the dialect is very different and distinct between all the characters. Jims language is his own and separates his from Huck’s “proper” language

  • Ch 1, Pg 7: “I felt so lonesome I most wished I was dead. The stars was shining, and the leaves rustled in the woods ever so mournful; and I heard an owl, away off, who-whooing about somebody that was dead, a

    • Very true. Huck feels abandoned, and I think this passage of the book accurately represents that.

    • I agree. I would also agree that Huck has been a pretty lonely kid his entire life. With no family structure and an abusive Dad, loneliness must be a common feeling for Huck Finn.

    • I agree throughout the book so far Huck has been experiencing loneliness. Just like in Chapter eight where he was sitting around the campfire he realized that he was very lonely and wanted to try to do something about it.

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  • There are many topics I want to speak about and it was hard to chose one, but the topic I chose to address is police brutality. I think that when hiring, they aren’t paying attention to some people’s mental sta

    • Dear Jasmine:

      I am disappointed after reading your post, “Police Brutality” because police should take action when someone is doing something really messed up and in most cases it does not matter police do whatever they want with people even when they are not doing nothing wrong.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ Almost everyday you see on the news that an unarmed person was shot and killed, and sometimes it’s unjustified.” I think this is really messed up because many people is dying and not any people but innocent people. Also I think that if a police sees someone that is unarmed they shouldn’t even bother to shot or mistreat them.

      Another sentence that I liked was: “Like the story about a cop named Timothy Runnels who beat and tased teen Bryce Masters into a coma, for resisting his arrest after the officer didn’t tell him why he was being arrested” This stood out for me because there was no need for the police to take actions and just beat him to death. Police has to have reasons to arrest people but not to beat up.

      I do agree with you that police was meant to protect us and make sure people are safe and are following proper rules. One reason I say this is because people needs to be safe and we can’t protect yourself all the time we need help from the police. Another reason I agree with you is that police has to make sure we all follow rules and not mess around.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because this was a really great topic and really good information.

    • Hey Jasmine its Lauryn your secret writing pal,

      I think your post is a very important topic to talk about. Police brutality has been something that has been a huge isssue recently and it is extremely disappointing thing. Many people in the world are starting to fear for their life when they need or get stopped by the police. I think this isssue should be resolved because it is hurting our country and making us live life with fear.

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