• The names of the two videos i watched were ¨TED´s secret to great public speaking.¨ and ¨Good  and bad examples of presentation.¨

    Anderson wants the viewers to understand that public speaking is all about ideas

  • The questions that I answered for myself through my creative adaption were how hard it was for me to draw the characters , I would draw Cassio and Mantano basically the same way and I kept struggling with it but I

  • “Do it not with poison strangle her in her bed , even the bed she hath contaminated.”(Act 4.Scene 1. lines 217-218)

    Analysis:  Iago is telling Othello to kill Desdemona. Iago even mentioned how Desdemona

  • The play I chose was Othello. The act and scene I chose were Act 3. Scene 3.  and the line numbers were 199-208. The character I played was Othello. What I learned was how much my voice changed little by little

  • Shakespeare is still studied in schools today because in the video titled “Why study Shakespeare today?” it said that learning about shakespeare in class can really express student’s feelings about certain thing

  • Juray wrote a new post, Equality 1 month ago

    The observations i made with the music video were that there were people with different nationalities, and ethnicities. This song makes me think that no matter where we come from or what we do , we are all still

  • To me, I feel like this image is really sad because over the years you see African American people getting shot by the police. It is either because they are black and the police are racist or just because the

  • This image is really powerful because i have seen seen school’s use them as Mascot’s and i know that they feel disrespected by it, i would too honestly. They should ask before they want to use someone as a Mas

    • Adam replied 1 month ago

      Juray,
      My school used to have a Chief as it’s mascot, and while I understand that it can be offensive, I think that ik some cases it can actually be paying respect to the history if the area. I don’t know if I would be offended by being a mascot, but I have to believe I wouldn’t really care. However, I completely understand where they are coming from and agree that permission should be asked before using them as mascots.

  • Juray wrote a new post, Women’s March 1 month ago

    These women are fighting over something that is important to them, and i honestly think it is a good idea, women do not get the respect or credit that they deserve. As a young women i feel like i would too be in

    • Adam replied 1 month ago

      Juray,
      Your post is very relevant, and I agree that women are not treated equally and need to stand up for themselves. I don’t have much experience with women putting each other down instead of up, but I do know that it happens and I agree that they should work together and not against each other. Thank you for sharing

  • To me this message is rude, disrespectful and racist because it is basically saying that people that do not speak english are not welcome there. I think it is really mean and that they should allow anyone,

    • Read into the irony of the sign as well. “Excetions” is spelled wrong too which only makes such a racist sign even more pathetic. I had a really strong reaction to it as well.

  • What i observed in this image was a message basically telling drivers to text and drive. The message says that because if you text and drive then you’ll end up being in a car accident and die, the message is a

    • I appreciate this analysis of the billboard. I’m not sure if the intent of the funeral home was to actually “motivate people to die while they drive” but more so implying that if you text and drive, you will likely end up in a funeral home. I definitely see how it can be read the other way as well though. Keep publishing your awesome thoughts.

  • Monday Activity routine –

    7:30am- wake up ( go straight to the bathroom) *

    7:35am- get changed and go to the bathroom to get ready( brush hair and wash face and brush teeth)(no breakfast).*

    7:50am- leave

    • Hi Juray
      You are not the only one. I too wait until the very last minute to get out of bed to get ready, forgoing breakfast. And trust me we are no the only ones. Many say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day so then why do many skip it all together? I wonder do those extra five minutes of sleep really help? I think many feel that catching those extra Zzzz is good and more beneficial but in reality eat breakfast is more important. What do you think is more helpful that five extra minutes or breakfast to start your day?

    • Hello Juray,
      I really found it fascinating how you posted about your daily routine. It is interesting to see how others get ready for school in the morning and how their days go. You are definitely not the only one who wakes up at the last possible moment. I don’t skip breakfast but I do wake up extremely late, so that I barely make it to school in the morning. I have to set three alarms one starting at 6:30 then I have two more at 6:35 and 6:40, I then wait for the fifteen minute snooze for each of the alarms. I usually don’t end up getting out of bed till between 6:50 and 7. I also have a friend who has to start setting alarms at 5:30 to finally get up at 6:45 so you are for sure not alone in struggling to wake up early.

    • Hello Juray,

      Routine sucks in my opinion. I think we, as young adults or whatever we may be, we deserve to break this routine in order to create memorable moments in our lives. I can not stay doing the same thing over and over and over, I love innovations and surprises throughout my day. By the way, I wake up at 6, take a shower, then I nap until 6:35 just to get my hair dry haha.

    • I think school starts way too early and its very unhealthy. But we should at least try our best to get to bed as early as possible so we can wake up with enough time to eat breakfast (most important meal of the day) and do all the other things we need to do to be ready for the day.

    • Wassup Juray
      I am Ryan Middleton we both have to go to school the same time i like how u use your time and how you like to be early to school.

    • Juray,
      I follow a strict schedule in the mornings as well, but I actually wake up early to eat breakfast and shower so I can be fresh and ready to take on the day. I have found that the easiest way to keep up on sleep is simply go to bed earlier to get more sleep. If you tried that, you may be able to wake up earlier and be able to eat breakfast without being tired.

    • Hello Juray,
      you are definitely not alone when it comes to not eating breakfast. I think because of the start time of school, students must often choose to either sleep in and give up a meal or, wake up early and expect to feel more tired.

    • Juray,
      I also think that school starts too early and if they could start it later then a lot more people would pay attention. Also if school started later people could go get breakfast so people don’t go to school hungry.

  • Juray wrote a new post, Loyalty 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Listening to music *
    Talking to my mom and sister
    Listening to dubstep
    Drawing *
    loyalty*
    Stock market
    The Omnivore’s dilemma  

    Shameless *
    Apples *
    Health shake

    • Hi Juray,
      This post very much fits with what I know about your character. I am not surprised that you are so loyal to family and friends. It makes you a wonderful human.
      Ms. P

  • The technique I chose is one that i will stick with because Music to me is calming, when I am listening to music i feel relaxed and carefree.I will find it enjoyable because I LOVE music, Music has been making me

    • I find that music often helps me focus. The only thing isis i listen to music with lyrics, i find myself speaking the words in tune with the song as well. It has been studied and shown that music without lyrics like jazz or classical help people focus more because the distraction of the words isn’t there.

    • This was very interesting. I too love music and I believe that it helps me with my day to day life.

    • I liked this a lot. I find that music helps me relax and calm down, so this post relates to me a lot. I am very intrigued and very excited to read more from you. Keep up the good work!

    • Jane,
      This article really speaks to me because like you, I LOVE listening to music to help complete everyday tasks. It also very great to know that it actually affects your level of stress and It can really help you do things. Music is a big influence in my life and now to know how much it really helps and the science behind it all, really makes me love music even more.

    • Dear Juray:

      I actually feel happy after reading your post, “Music the stress reliever”, because after reading your post about the stress of school I found it interesting that you found something that can help you, and many other people, calm down.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I will find it enjoyable because I LOVE music, Music has been making me feel better for years.” I think this is relatable because I also listen to music while doing homework and although the rate of my work is much slower, I do end up finishing calmly and not still stressed about what is happening later.

      Another sentence that I read was: “Listening to music can have a tremendously relaxing effect on our minds and bodies, especially slow, quiet classical music.” This stood out to me because although it isn’t your own words this point is true because classical music can help calm people down. I find myself listening to songs like that and not something like a rock song which wouldn’t help as much.

      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time while studying for my science test I tried to study in complete silence believing it would help me learn the information faster. That didn’t work, i ended up getting really angry for some reason actually. Instead I decided to put on some of my favorite songs and that helped me so much. I was able to memorize more information and got a pretty decent score on the test.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because after reading a few of your articles I can tell you write a lot about school and struggles which I have so it makes me feel better that there is people like me that share the same struggles.

    • Dear Juray,

      I am happy with your post, “Music the stress reliever,” because it is true for me too; I also feel calm and relaxed when listening to music. Without music, I feel slightly more stressed about life. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “An article i read talks about music and how it is well for stress and helps slow down your heartbeat when you are nervous or when you’ve had a long day at work or at school.” Another sentence that I liked was: “The benefits of the technique I chose are that it is keeping me relaxed and it makes me feel happy, especially when the songs i love come on.” This stood out for me because I feel the same way with music. Music keeps me relaxed and happy. Without music, I am not as happy. I do greatly agree with you that music is great. One reason I say this is that I love music. Another reason I agree with you is that without music, life would be a dull place.Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your love for music inspires me to read more about your opinion in this matter. Your opinion of music is relatable and I feel understood reading this post.

    • Dear Juray:
      I am content with your post, “Music the Stress Reliever” because I agree with each and every thought and opinion mentioned in this post. I enjoy listening to music as much as you do. I had experience listening to music and doing homework. It feels amazing because it takes your mind off of the stress even if it is for a minute.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The benefits of the technique I chose are that it is keeping me relaxed and it makes me feel happy, especially when the songs i love come on.” I think this is satisfying because I feel the same way. Music is not my first priority, but when it comes to listening and completing assignments at same time, I am up for it. Music is a form of relaxing and I enjoy it as well.

      Another sentence that I admired was: “ This type of music can have a beneficial effect on our physiological functions, slowing the pulse and heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing the levels of stress hormones.” This stood out for me because it helps show how music is not only beneficial in mental ways, but also in physical ways.

      I do completely agree with you that music helps students relax and get their assignments done. One reason I say this is because I believe that music is not a distraction, as many others believe it is. Another reason I agree with you is because I have personal experience. There was a moment when I was so stressed about all the homework assignments I had and there was a test the day after the current day. I wanted to finish all homework AND have time to study for my test, since is it 60%. I made a choice to listen to music and do homework. this helped me finish all my homework before I even knew it. It also helped me study or test with more time I thought I would have.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your writing techniques is clear and it is straight to point. I can relate it several ways, as well.

    • Dear Juray
      I am satisfied with your post “Music the stress reliever” because I agree with your claim. I also like how we can all relate our own experiences with music.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “An article i read talks about music and how it is well for stress and helps slow down your heartbeat when you are nervous or when you’ve had a long day at work or at school.” I think this is important because most people that listen to music so that they can relax, which is displayed in this sentence.
      Another sentence that I enjoyed was “This type of music can have a beneficial effect on our physiological functions, slowing the pulse and heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing the levels of stress hormones.” to me this is really true because i have been through it and i know that many others have too.” This sentence stood out to me because it builds on the previous point made and includes factual evidence to support it.
      I don’t completely agree with you that music is calming because I cannot focus on reading a book when I play music. Also, studying while playing music doesn’t work either.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you supported your claim with factual evidence, and was to the point. I also liked how you included some personal experiences with the topic because we could now compare our experiences with yours

    • Dear Juray,

      I am happy and content about your post “Music the stress reliever,” because I never realized that listening to music could become so calming. I was also surprised by how much stress could be relieved by listening to music. It was interesting how music could relieve all the stress and worries you receive everywhere you go.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “This type of music can have a beneficial effect on our physiological functions, slowing the pulse and heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing the levels of stress hormones.” I think this is interesting because I never thought that music could help so much not only throughout our minds, but also in our bodies. I was so surprised to hear that music could lower blood pressure and slow your heart rate and even pulse.

      Another sentence that was interesting was “Listening to music can have a tremendously relaxing effect on our minds and bodies, especially slow, quiet classical music.” This stood out for me because although I find myself listening to rock music at times, I often find that listening to soft, classical music is more calming. I find myself finding peace when I listen to classical music, unlike rock music, or something loud.

      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time, I was up early in the morning studying for a humanities test at school that day. I really couldn’t focus, because all that I could really think about was going back to bed. I hadn’t done much studying, so I knew I needed to find some way to make myself focus. So, I decided to try listening to music, and once I did, it really helped me be a bit more relieved, less stressed, and helped me focus much more.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because what you wrote about music was interesting for me, and I can relate a lot to what you wrote. Your writing was very thoughtful, and I learned a lot of surprising new things I never knew before.

    • Dear Juray

      I am happy by what you said, about music bringing stress relief, with your non-fiction documentary about, “Music the stress reliever,” because I always like to listen to music and it does calm me and makes me do my homework faster.

      One sentence I agree to is: “ tremendously relaxing effect on our minds and bodies, especially slow, quiet classical music” I think this is quote stands out because all classical music does relieve stress in the mind in which people can live a better life with less stress than the average person by listening to classical music.

      Another sentence that I agreed was: “I LOVE music” This stood out for me becaue music is a great thing and really it should be part of everyone’s life because of its benefits of stress relief and lower blood pressure.

      I don’t absolutely agree with you that not all music is calming or relaxing. One reason I say this is rock music or hip hop have up beat music in which can distract your mind and you can’t do the activities you need. Another reason I disagree with you is many people have different opinions but sure you most people may like classical music because it’s a stress reliever but not all people agree so some people won’t agree.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I like the opinion you have based here in your informative writing piece, I would like to see something more of the topic what relieves stress and pain in the world.

    • Hello Juray,

      I agree with you that music helps me relax and makes me focus on my work or whatever I am doing. It’s helpful to have music distract me from the stress from what ever I’m doing. I’m not musically talented so listening to someone else be able to sing or make music that I like makes me feel happy. i know its weird but i like it.

      -Luca

  • Juray wrote a new post, School Stressed 2 months ago

    The stressors that impact my day-to-day life are all the schoolwork that teachers give me and the chores that my mom makes me do once I get home from school. It is really hard to keep up with work when I have

    • I agree with you because school stresses us the most cause of the work we have to do and certifications and presentations about our topics. one sentence you wrote that stands out for me is,”I didn’t know stress can cause so much damage to the brain. I do agree with that because you explain how it damages stress can affect the brain.

    • Dear Juray:

      I am content about your post “School Stressed,” because I can completely relate to what is happening to you.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “it has also made me feel less concentrated on what I need to do and making me worry that I won’t be able to finish certain things and I haven’t been able to get good grades on all my classes.” I think this is understandable because this affects me and a wide range of students. I completely agree that too much work often decreases grades because of stress.

      Another sentence that I read was: ” It might be important because it’ll affect you in the long run and if you don’t do anything about it then you will be suffering for a long time.” This stood out for me because this is a real problem people do not take seriously. Stress is really annoying and it could affect many.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your writing is very interesting and is super relatable

    • Dear Juray:

      I am surprised yet relieved by your post, “School Stressed,” because I found all the points you are making valid yet relatable. I understand what you are going through as I am going through it myself. I have been getting those headaches you were talking about way more than normal recently and I found it surprising that this is not only happening to me.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The stressors that impact my day-to-day life are all the schoolwork that teachers give me and the chores that my mom makes me do once I get home from school. ” I think this is strong because having two sisters of my own, I understand the struggles of having your mom telling you to do more work than you planned to do. In my house we normally have guests around very often and with our house being a mess I am required to clean most of it. On top of that we normally have at least 2 tests/quizzes per week that it also have to study for leaving me to sleep until 12:00 A.M.

      Another sentence that I read was: “The stressors have caused headaches and back/neck pains, it has also made me feel less concentrated on what I need to do and making me worry that I won’t be able to finish certain things and I haven’t been able to get good grades on all my classes because when I focus on some of them the rest go down.” This stood out for me because this tends to happen to me as well. With the amount of work already assigned plus extra studying I barely have time to sleep which is pretty bad for the brain. Whenever I have a test in a certain class my brain focuses on that one class which leaves me to zone out in other classes.

      I do agree with you that school places a huge amount of stress on students. One reason I say this is because, as you said, the amount of classwork and homework given is a lot which leaves students to have no extra free time after school to do whatever they please. Instead they are probably locked up in their room studying or doing more work instead of having fun. Another reason, I agree with you is because you said something about how stress affects the brain and I have noticed that in my life. I feel like as the work begins to pile up, the stress increases, and my ability to focus is decreasing leading to my brain overworking itself which could be harmful in the future.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your point is very clear and you are persuasive. If I were a teacher, I would consider giving less work if I read this. Your writing is also relatable which
      drew me into your post.

    • Dear Juray:

      I am satisfied with your post “School Stressed,” because it is good to know that there is someone else out there feeling the same way I am. It gives me some relief and makes me feel more normal. I always blame the amount of homework and studying for me not doing well. Now I realize that I am only one of many who feel this way.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ It might be important because it’ll affect you in the long run” I think this is important because it shows how if we do not control our stress now the aftermath will take us down.

      Another sentence that I enjoyed was: “ I haven’t been able to get good grades on all my classes because when I focus on some of them the rest go down.” This stood out for me because this is the thing that I can most relate to and has been occurring very often.
      I do proudly agree with you that we should pay attention to our stress levels and how they may affect us in the future. One reason I say this is many of what you’re talking about can severely damage most school kids. Another reason I agree with you is that stress management can be great for the long run.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I can relate to you and reading things like such makes me feel relieved. Maybe you can post some tips that may help us in our “long run”.

    • Dear Juray:

      I am pleased with> your post, “School Stressed” because I feel the same emotions in several scenarios. I understand completely what it feels like to be stressed out to the moment when you just get into the habit.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “It was surprising because I didn’t know stress could cause so much damage to the brain and who we are as a person.” I think this is essential because too much stress can have serious mental effects and this is one point that all students have to respect and handle wisely. It is good to have stress, but too much stress is not beneficial.

      Another sentence that I appreciated was: “.The stressors have caused headaches and back/neck pains, it has also made me feel less concentrated on what I need to do and making me worry that I won’t be able to finish certain things and I haven’t been able to get good grades on all my classes because when I focus on some of them the rest go down.” This stood out for me because I feel this way sometimes. This has happened to me and this incident helps me refer back to when I made sure to spend a good amount of time with all my classes.

      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time in middle school, I had a a test on day, another test on the next day, group a project, and individual assignments due the current and following week. There was is much work that I knew I had to start my homework as soon as I reached home. Yet today, even if I finish all my homework and assignments, there will always be something on my mind. It feels uneasy and sometimes, I just want to give up. However, through all the school years in my life, I have learned and acknowledged that its important to take a moment and calm down. Too much stress gets people to feel uneasy and this can lead to serious mental and health issues.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you have this amazing ability to convey the message you want to show the audience in such an amazing writing technique. Each sentence has its own unique story behind it and this catches my attention.

    • Dear Juray,

      I am surprised and relatable with your letter “School Stressed,” because as a student at a very hard and academically hard school, I sometimes have the same experiences as you do in school. For me, it is hard to handle all the homework, tests, and projects that we receive because I have a very big extracurricular activity that takes a lot of time after school. However, I am also surprised because this causes you pain.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ The stressors have caused headaches and back/neck pains.” I think this is surprising because I don’t think anyone should be receiving pain over schoolwork. You should definitely be happy or joyful after school,and should not be worrying about having pain in your back or neck.

      Another sentence that I was surprised about was “It was surprising because I didn’t know stress can cause so much damage to the brain and who we are as a person.” This stood out for me because I never actually knew that stress could cause you pain and damage. Since it causes damage to the brain and personality, it could affect our everyday lives.

      I do agree with you that teachers give an over load of work for students to do in one day, even night. One reason I say this is because school should not be so stressful for us students. We should not have to be stressed once we get home from school, and should not have to be worried about staying up till midnight just to finish one assignment. We won’t have any free time for ourselves, we will be stressed, and we will have a huge lack of sleep. Another reason I agree with you, is because you do have other things to at home. Every day, I have to go to ballet for an hour and a half, sometimes three hours. It is a bit hard sometimes to keep up with all the school work when I have something so big to do after school.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you wrote about such an interesting topic that really helped me understand that many middle school students go through the same things. Your writing was very persuasive, and I was able to really relate to it.

    • Dear Juray,

      Your article, “School Stressed”, is something almost every middle school and high school can relate to. Many students are stressed out since they aim for perfect grades and completing many things in a limited time.

      Personally, I get very stressed and worried out easily, thus this post intrigued me very much. Being a perfectionist and a procrastinator, all my work takes a long time to do. In the start of seventh grade, I had to quit gymnastics since I did not have enough time to finish all my school work. I spent all my time at home during the week completing my school work, rather than being outside, hanging with my friends, etc. This connects back to when you stated “stress can cause so much damage to the brain and who we are as a person.” I had never realized that before until I read your article. Therefore, this article should be brought to more students’ attention.

      I enjoyed reading your post. Thank you!

    • Dear Jury,
      I agree with you because, school does put a lot of stress on students from the workload that we have, to the tests and quizzes. This article stood out to me because, I felt like it was something that I could relate to. While reading this article it really surprised me as well that stress can cause so much damage to the brain. “The stressors that impact my day-to-day life are all the schoolwork that teachers give me and the chores that my mom makes me do once I get home from school. It is really hard to keep up with work when I have other things to do at home.” I can really relate to this quote because I also have a lot of schoolwork and homework that I have to juggle.

    • Dear Juray,

      I am very amused and can totally relate to with your post “School Stressed” because I think every student at some point from elementary school to college can connect to this and would be very stressed because of school. Even in the simplest things, I still get stressed.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “The stressors have caused headaches and back/neck pains, it has also made me feel less concentrated on what I need to do and making me worry that I won’t be able to finish certain things and I haven’t been able to get good grades on all my classes because when I focus on some of them the rest go down.” I think this is interesting because it is very relatable on how in trying to work hard and get good grades in subject results in getting a bit lower grades in others. It is very hard to manage school and house chores together.

      Another sentence that I found intriguing was “It was surprising because I didn’t know stress can cause so much damage to the brain and who we are as a person.” This stood out for me because I never knew that stress impacted people as a human and who they are instead of simple things like getting mad.

      I agree with you that school is very hard to manage and that it takes a lot of hard work to get good grades in every single subject. One reason I agree with you is that stress can cause many things as well as worrying about finishing homework and also anger, which leads many student to doing even worse in school. I think it is very important that people know what stress can do to you and how it can affect their brains, so they can take care of themselves.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because of how relatable and fascinating this one post is. I want to read your next posts because I feel that they will be just as relatable and help us understand why this is not healthy.

    • I agree with your article. I do not believe that homework should be allowed. Homework just adds to the everyday stress of school. We should be able to go home and just be able to forget about school for a little while.

    • I agree Ben. Homework constantly hanging over our heads can really impede our well being and stress us out.

    • This was a great article! I can relate to this stressors such as school have more than a couple times left me with headaches. I think it is important to focus on mental health because, like you said, it could effect you in the long run.

  • To the YV community , this is my response to the warm up for English class today. We are studying Shakespeare’s Othello and exploring the theme of appearance versus reality.

     

    Dear Kmahjanay,

    I just found out

  • Dear Next President,

    First, I would like to congratulate you on becoming the next President of The United States of America. I would love to talk to you about issues we are having in our country.

    One of the

    • Hello!
      I thought what you are saying the post is very true and it is something that needs to be fixed. I do not live in California and don’t understand first handedly. Water is something that is a necessity to living.Water along with jobs and money is important. In our century now, I think we need to make more jobs and we should be able too. Something that should be high on list to fix is: jobs. Overall great writing! I think if more people write about this it can be something that can be fixed.

    • Hello,
      I agree with you that water and jobs are very important to the human population. Each and every state has their own problems that must be fixed. I applaud you for speaking out for your state. For solving the unemployment issue could you elaborate on what you mean about since there is money it wouldn’t be hard to create jobs?

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