can i just say, I LOVE YOUR PROFILE PHOTO; TOKYO GHOUL AND BTS AHHHHHHHH YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH I SQUEALED 💞. this is probably one of the posts that made me laugh. your post was pretty entertaining and nice to read. the explanation of your story of your shadowbox, i can make many connections with them. especially when you mention watching…[Read more]
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I like your thoughts on America’s foreign involvement and the importance of using your voice. I’ve read a few of these posts, and I thought you were nice and clear about the specific change you want to see in the government, and it was good to see that you provided an actual solution to the problems you addressed. Be sure to proofread in the future- some of your sentences are not complete thoughts.
Thanks for the opportunity to read a little more on the Charlottesville rally!
My name is Rebecca and I am a junior at Okemos High School. I really appreciate your honesty about growing up as teenager in America. I agree that this is already a tough time in our lives and having pressures from the government pushed on us can be too much. What really stood out to me in your piece was “If I spoke aloud, I’m disrespecting someone else. If I need something, I’m clingy.” I feel this is a very powerful statement because it makes us seem to be in the wrong at all points in time. You are correct when you say our voices are our most important feature, and I think they need to be shared.
I am interested in your post because i like your thoughts on America’s foreign involvement and the importance of using your voice. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “If I spoke aloud, I’m disrespecting someone else. If I need something, I’m clingy.” I think this is important because i feel like this is a very powerful statement because it makes us seem like we are in the wrong at all points of time.
Thanks for your writing, I look forward to seeing what you write next.
My name is Oliver Oelsner, I am a senior at Judge Memorial Catholic High School. I really made a connection with what you have to say that, “Our voice is the most important piece that makes us who we are”, and also I fully agree, that we need to improve our education in this country immediately. Our voice is the most powerful weapon we have and it can be used to take down the bad and defend the good. We can make a difference in this world if we use our voice correctly, by peacefully protesting, and not domestic violence between one another. I also can not agree more about public education. Our education system does not get enough attention like other countries and sadly its funding is not going to where its needed. Other countries in Europe put a lot of time and resources in there education system and so more then 95% of kids in those countries are highly educated and happy, while in Utah they built a new football field for one of our public schools instead of putting it into educating kids where its highly needed. I really enjoyed your post on this issue.
Thank you very much,
Dear Julia ,
I am glad that you posted and shared some of the information about the attack on Charlottesville. One sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is “During the Charlottesville rally counter protesters marched along to defend their rights” I think this is a strong piece of information because it shows that you did some research…[Read more]
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