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  • Juan commented on the post, Champions League

    Hey Morgan, I found this article pretty dope. The situation currently happening is insane and watching it would be pretty amazing. I would like to know who scored and how many fouls there were throughout the game. Was there any biased fouls throughout the game Morgan?
    One Sentence that stands out to me is when you said, ” An incident just…Read More

  • Dear Cristian,

    I am very interested by your post, “Should High School Sports Be Cancelled Because of Covid-19” because not only did you state the fact that high school sports are limited but you also mentioned that it builds character within the person. I think it’s sensational as well thar you gave the fact that you too are a high school…Read More

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    Trophies

    In the article, "Should Everyone Get A Trophy?" I learned that people have mixed feelings about giving participation trophies to the youth. Many sport programs have been rewarding trophies to athletes despite their performance. The positive of giving trophies...

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    • Dear Juan,

      I am very intrigued by your post-¨Trophies¨ because it shows that not everyone should get a trophy because the ones who actually got them to put a bot of time and effort into winning those trophies. And I also agree when someone else sees someone get a trophy it inspires them to give it their all the next time around. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is ¨ The positive of giving trophies to young athletes, is that it can help them celebrate for learning a new skill, having fun with their teammates, and as well as belonging to something bigger than themselves.¨ I think this quote is interesting because it shows that if you work hard you are going to get rewarded in the long run. Also seeing someone else get a trophy inspires you to do better and achieve that trophy you desire. Anyways, thanks for you writing Juan I am going to be looking forward to your future writings.

      Gerardo

    • Your essay on trophies is very interesting and something I never really thought on before. I agree that not everyone should get trophies, it seems like a lot of money is wasted on it and it can also make others feel as if they weren’t good enough for a bigger trophy.

    • Wassup Juan, I read your article about trophies and all that. I’m an athlete so when I receive a participation trophy I look at it like a “Nice Try”. I think people who get 1st place should get trophies. When I don’t get a trophy I just accept the fact I didn’t do good and I have to push myself to become way better for the next time I compete. I do agree on the part of giving trophies for no reason is going to give people/youth a mindset of expecting something when they don’t get it. When getting a trophy for winning 1st place is a very happy moment but it pushed you more to go after another 1st place. But remember the person behind you wants 1st place as well.

    • Dear Juan :
      I am surprised by your post, “Trophies”, because not everyone deserves them all the time. Being the best is different from succeeding. For example, a team can be undefeated, the best in their league, while another successful team only has one loss. The trophy should only go to one of these teams and that is the best.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The negative of these participation trophies can be because it can build arrogance amongst the youth.” I think this is important because kids will get the mentality that second place is okay. They will still earn a trophy no matter what, right? I think in some cases participation trophies are fine, but at some point we all learn to fail. At some point we all learn that settling for lower is not a way to succeed in this world.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because we had similar outputs on this topic. It’s interesting to learn how others think about the importance of failing. I think we can learn a lot from each other.
      Ricardo Sanchez

    • Juan,

      I am intrigued by your post about the value of trophies and the lack of substance behind participation trophies because it explains the importance of failure. One thing you said that stands out for me is “[Trophies] can build character and motivation for the rest.” I find this very true as when I was younger, the prospect of winning a trophy excited me and inspired me to practice harder. As I grew older, I realized that the physical aspect of the trophy was not what I was so proud of. Rather, it was the fact that my dedication and hard work had manifested. The most important part of competition is that one learns and grows. Failure is inevitable and should not be shied away from since it too provides an amazing opportunity for growth. The existence of participation trophies, perhaps adequate for toddlers, should not be widely promoted among kids in order to teach them the lesson of failure. Thank you for your post! I look forward to seeing what you write next since your commentary was very enlightening and insightful. Great job!

      Liann

  • Juan commented on the post, YouTube

    Dear Melissa,

    I am very informed about your Youtube post because you did an amazing job explaining. I think it is impressive that people that upload videos to that platform can make money and make a career out of it as well.

    One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “Content creators are at risk of losing their channel, valuable time…Read More

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    Is the Future here?

    In the article, "Are Driverless Cars a Good Idea?" I learned that there are many positive and negative features to the driverless cars. This new technology can help the people that aren't able to get a ride, because either...

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