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  • Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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  • Kayla J, Juan M, & America D, I was so moved by your piece on Ending Domestic Violence. Its an issue that I think we all know is very difficult to erraticate. However, I know there are steps we can take to prevent or end it. I think you should include some of these in your writing. You’ve addressed the issue very well with lots of information, but…Read More

  • Hi Latrell, I am Johnny from Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Salt Lake City. You’re poem is fantastic and stuck out to me right away because I am aware of the issue of pollution in our society; its especially bad in Salt Lake. A few of my friends even have Asthma .I think biking and walking are great ways to save our air, but I’m sure we…Read More

  • Luis, this is a verying interesting piece of writing. I think it was good how you talked about zoos in our society and also how we test our vaccines and different medical drugs on animals like mice for example. This is a perspective I have never paid much thought to. This is super interesting and I’d love to hear more!

  • Dashiell, this is a beautiful piece of writing. It really spoke to me. I loved every point you made in your post. I loved how you said ““Why America isn’t the greatest country anymore” examines the issues that we have in our nation as well as the great things we have done and the great things that we can continue to do.” because it’s true! I don’t…Read More

  • Branigan, I didn’t realize there was so much danger in youth sports. You hear all the time about how concussions are so prominent in football but you wouldn’t think youth sports as much as in the NFL for example. And football isn’t the only sport with consistent injury. Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, etc are all very dangerous. Here’s a cool list…Read More

  • Mack this was a very interesting piece of writing. It always used to wonder why athletes would bother playing for a team, when they’re not getting paid and when they were not guaranteed to play at the next level. I strongly thought they should be paid until I realized that they are offered scholarships and are still required to take classes and…Read More

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    Johnny commented on the post, Ceramics

    Amy, this is such a fascinating piece of writing and such a cool topic. I did not know how much of an impact ceramics has made throughout history. I have taken a ceramics class at judge along with at my old school and there is still so much I don’t know! I look forward to hearing more about ceramics.

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    Johnny commented on the post, Friday the 13th

    Clara, This is such a cool topic you re writing about. I had no idea there was such thing as a fear of the number 13. It’s almost funny to think about. Looking at some of these previous comments and an observation I’ve made is that hotels and buildings usually skip from the 12th floor right to the 14th floor because of some people’s fear of the…Read More

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    If a loved one is or has gone through some sort of addiction you may recognize that it makes a large impact on the person suffering, but It also has a huge impact of friends and family of the one suffering from

    How Addiction Affects Family and Friends

    If a loved one is or has gone through some sort of addiction you may recognize that it makes a large impact on the person suffering, but It also has a huge impact of friends and family of the...

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    • Hi Johnny, I liked your post. I think it is very brave of you to write about addiction. lots of families struggle with helping someone who is addicted. I liked how you added into your essay that someone in the family has to step up and be a caregiver to the addicted person. I liked how you added that because it shows that addictions don’t just hurt you, they hurt everyone around you. https://www.bhpalmbeach.com/recovery-articles/impact-substance-abuse-and-addiction-families/ here is a website link to an article about the struggles within the family who is dealing with addiction.

    • I loved reading how addiction affects oneself and others. I think you did a pretty good job explaining that. I would love to read more about the possible solutions to help with addiction. How is our community dealing with our addiction issue?

    • This post did a very good job of explaining the effects of drug users on families and friends. I really liked the part where you discussed how someone has to step up and care for the abuser by providing them help in whichever means available and most effective. I think this was very well written but was missing a few aspects and parts such as the total effect on society, in my blog I explained this issue both in a multimedia presentation and several times on my blog. If you wish to read it you can using the link https://stopopioidabuse219602461.wordpress.com/

    • Hello Johnny, I enjoyed your article. The article perfectly summarized the affects of drugs to not only the individual undergoing substance abuse, but the caregivers/family associated with the individual. Your ability to capture this topic in a different perspective has helped me with my research and blog post about the destructive E-cigarettes, juuls. On my blog, I advocate for the prevention of juuls through communication and education. Your well examined description of drugs helped me open my eyes to the multiple reasons why drugs are harmful. You can check out my blog to gain more insight to this multi dimensional issue https://wordpress.com/view/freshpod.home.blog

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    When you think of addiction you may only correlate it with drugs and alcohol abuse. However, this is not the only type of addiction. Behavioral addiction is associated with a repeated behavior that causes harm to

    Addiction- Week 3 YV Post

    When you think of addiction you may only correlate it with drugs and alcohol abuse. However, this is not the only type of addiction. Behavioral addiction is associated with a repeated behavior that causes harm to a person and...

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    • Johnny, I find it very interesting that your writing about behavioral addiction because you never read about this type of addiction. It’s interesting that genetics play a role in the formation of this addiction. I can’t wait to see what you include in your essay about addiction.

    • I agree that addiction can go beyond drug use. I think that people need to treat other addictions as serious as they do with drug addiction.

    • Johnny, thank you for sharing! It’s really interesting to read about behavioral addictions because substance addictions are more commonly focused on. I found it fascinating to read about different types of behavioral addictions and how they are manifested. I would love to learn more about behavioral addictions and how they are started and can be treated.

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    Breaking the chain of addiction is by no means easy. Someone cannot cure their addiction purely by willpower, addiction is based on a skewed brain function; beating addiction is not because someone is flawed.

    Addiction- Week 2 YV Post

    Breaking the chain of addiction is by no means easy. Someone cannot cure their addiction purely by willpower, addiction is based on a skewed brain function; beating addiction is not because someone is flawed. It’s also not something that...

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    The word “addiction” is derived from a Latin term for “enslaved by” or “bound to.” Addiction creates a powerful influence on the brain that affects you in three different and distinct ways: craving of a

    Addiction- Week 1 YW Post

    The word "addiction" is derived from a Latin term for "enslaved by" or "bound to." Addiction creates a powerful influence on the brain that affects you in three different and distinct ways: craving of a substance, loss of control...

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  • Kevin, great piece of writing! Our class also read 1984 and it’s such a great piece of dystopian literature. It was so cool that the government creates fake conscious and how citizens have to hide from their own thoughts and feelings from fear of the thought police! It’s a great read. Do you think Orwell was trying to warn us as readers that our…Read More

  • Chris, this is a very interesting post. I love the vivid descriptions and information about the reefs; it’s something I have never really put much of my thought into. This piece helped me learn about reefs so much more than I already knew about this topic. I did not know that they are deteriorating. I’d love to hear more about this topic and what…Read More

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    Branigan, hockey is most definitely a violent sport, similar to to football. It is not uncommon to end up with a concussion with the speed that the sport is played, the collisions, and the fights. I have never really associated hockey with CTE. I would love to hear more about this issue and what they do to resolve it.

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    Harvard Health- The first article I read was from Harvard Health which explained how addiction works and the cycle of addiction in the brain. It explained what things addiction include which extends further from

    Addiction

    Harvard Health- The first article I read was from Harvard Health which explained how addiction works and the cycle of addiction in the brain. It explained what things addiction include which extends further from alcohol and drugs. Gambling is...

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    • I found this article very helpful, as it broke down what addiction really was, in only a couple paragraphs. This post stated the facts and only the facts about the inner workings of addiction, the probability of being able to rid the addiction, and the most common substance that people are addicted to that people should stay away from. This response to the Harvard article mentioned is written very well and concisely, and I really enjoyed reading it.
      A couple of my classmates and I created a website discussing nicotine in the youth community, specifically Juul. This is our website: https://wordpress.com/view/boycottnicotine.wordpress.com

    • Dear Johnny:
      I found your article very helpful as it removed the stigma around addiction as being “a result of a lack of willpower.” You used scientific facts to support your argument which helps people like me who are researching on the topic of nicotine addiction, specifically, juul. I am thankful for your concise writing as it kept me focus. One sentence that stood out was “Nicotine is probably one of the most widely used addictive chemicals, especially in teen years.” This stood out to me as it relates to my research on Juul use in NYC among teens. Please check out our website to learn more about the main cause of nicotine addiction in New York City among high school students: https://freshpod.home.blog/

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    The play I chose was Shakespeare’s “Othello,” Act 4 Scene 2 lines 159-169.

    The character speaking is Emilia. She is very mad about how Othello treats his wife. He calls her a whore and then Emilia begins to

    Emotions of Emilia in Othello

    The play I chose was Shakespeare's "Othello," Act 4 Scene 2 lines 159-169. The character speaking is Emilia. She is very mad about how Othello treats his wife. He calls her a whore and then Emilia begins to criticize...

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  • Arelly,
    This post was very intriguing to me however I have a conflicting opinion. I believe that online communicating should not be limited because it is a constitutional right, as stated in your introduction. I do not however disagree that cyber bulling and suicide aren’t huge issues in our society. I believe the proper approach we should make is…Read More

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    It begins with just me,

    alone, cold, pointless.

    The nights were dark,

    restless…

    long.

    Then the sun rises.

    I meet them.

    Finally, I feel warm,

    wanted…

    happy.

     

    Time elapses and months pass,

    memories

    Nothing Ever Existed Before

    It begins with just me, alone, cold, pointless. The nights were dark, restless... long. Then the sun rises. I meet them. Finally, I feel warm, wanted... happy.   Time elapses and months pass, memories and smiles blind me when I try to remember my sorrowful past... and hope flashes vividly in my...

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    George Orwell highlights many themes in his dystopian literature that are concerning for the future of the world we live in. One of the largest concerns that he emphasizes is that all people are slowly losing

    Orwell's Concerns in 1984

    George Orwell highlights many themes in his dystopian literature that are concerning for the future of the world we live in. One of the largest concerns that he emphasizes is that all people are slowly losing their sense of...

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  • Wilson, this is intriguing! It truly is a beautiful car. It is evident that Lamborghini crafts their car with great precision and detail to an extent that is superior to other car makes. It represents luxury which is rare in our society. You normally don’t see multiple Lamborghinis traveling down the street at the same time, except for cities like…Read More

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    Johnny commented on the post, Comfort Zones

    Emma, this is fascinating! I am a person who typically has trouble stepping outside his comfort zone, but I want to have self confidence. You provide good, easy to understand examples that help the reader grasp your idea. I have one question and that is “How can we push people to take the first step outside their comfort zone?” As we all know the…Read More

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    Johnny commented on the post, Positive Mind

    Noemi, This is a very interesting point that I haven’t looked into as deeply as you have. It is a great mentality to keep in the back of your mind? How do you suggest we maintain a positive state of being when things get tough? Does mindfulness or the community around you play a role? Interesting concept, I’d love to further explore its vitality…Read More

  • Interesting topic you’ve chosen to discuss, Jada. I believe that you are indicting that students may have a hard time focusing during school because of either poor teaching styles or just a lack of interest in the topics being covered. I think that schools can increase attention of students by finding unique teaching styles like hands on a…Read More

  • Amani, this post is very intriguing and well written. Being a person who enjoys playing video games with others,I often see very young kids playing violet video games and I’ve been slightly concerned. I would agree with you saying that violent video games does have an impact on someones aggressiveness. I love the way you point out that violent g…Read More

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    There’s no doubt that after a serious and dangerous event, we begin to take safety extremely seriously. We saw this after November 11th, 2001. We saw it after the Hurricanes that hit in 2017-2018. And we see it t

    Transparent Backpacks

    There's no doubt that after a serious and dangerous event, we begin to take safety extremely seriously. We saw this after November 11th, 2001. We saw it after the Hurricanes that hit in 2017-2018. And we see it time and time...

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    • This is an interesting topic, Johnny. I think that having protective measures such as TSA and people to research hurricanes are good, but I would rather see regulations on who can own guns and physical building security for schools. What is your opinion on having clear backpacks, metal detectors, and police in schools? In the future I would love to see more information on how people are reacting to these measures and if they impact the learning environment.

    • Johnny, I like that you brought this topic to light. The recent school shootings that have been happening are devastating and I’m glad to see them taking more precocious measures like “students wear clear backpacks.” But I also don’t think the best way to stop violence is to bring on more policemen with guns. It may feel safe but some it may feel like another person with a gun is entering the school which makes them feel even less safe. Here’s an article that I think you would like reading. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/04/this-is-also-gun-violence/556595/
      I like that you want safety in schools and I hope to hear from you soon.

    • Thank you for sharing your very interesting point of view on the topic, Johnny. Although I believe the idea of having transparent backpacks is a safe precaution to see what students bring on a day to day basis, I do not think it is the best way to secure the safety of students from gun violence. I personally believe that the best way to solve issues regarding gun violence is to place stricter laws on who is able obtain guns. That way students are not able to access weapons of such violence. One of the other points made is that teachers should be more equipped with weaponry by providing them with guns. I think this will only cause the issue to be worse due to accidental or purposeful deaths that occur with the nature of guns themselves. The other problem I see occurring with transparent backpacks is based on the self expression of students. Although it may seem like a minor inconvenience that students will not be able to full express themselves through their backpacks, I think the issue could be a large problem. Most children lose artistry with dress codes and uniforms and would not want to give up the only self expression that they have, which is backpacks. Even though transparent backpacks are not going to solve all of the issues revolving around gun violence in schools, it is very inspiring to see that the conversation about safety in schools has began.

  • Very interesting and broad question, David. Definitely looking at the bigger picture. I think this is a common question that everyone would like to know, but there’t no real evidence, just plenty of theories. I would definitely like to know my purpose in this world, however that’s something that we discover later in life, and not always at the…Read More

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    Interesting topic, William. This topic stood out to me because I think the ACT standardized test is a very unfair way to learn about how intelligent someone is. For example I have a higher than average GPA and I take rigorous courses; I would consider myself an outgoing student. However, my ACT score is much lower than a lot of other people’s…Read More

  • This is an aspect of uniforms that I never considered. It seems like more of a convoluted subject. I really never thought more of uniforms than being a standard thing for all students to wear to make the school appear more professional. Reading this post gave me a little enlightenment about different perspectives about the pros and cons of wearing…Read More

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    Question: Is social media good for our society?

    Social media is a convoluted subject about whether it has an overall beneficial contribution to the community. There are positive and negative aspects of social

    Social Media, Good or Bad?

    Question: Is social media good for our society? Social media is a convoluted subject about whether it has an overall beneficial contribution to the community. There are positive and negative aspects of social networking, however, the question that we...

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    • maybe leave direct and specific examples of how each effect it has, or how it personally has affected you to give further insight to the reader

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