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    Dear Edith:

    I am interested in your post,” Drinking and driving” because it is scary how people die so fast by just driving and texting. I think it is scary and sad how bad choices make things like that happen. 

    One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is,” About 30% of traffic crash fatalities in the U.S. are due to drinking and drivi…Read More

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    Is It Fair to Pay Teens Less Than Adults?

    In the article, "Is It Fair to Pay Teens Less Than Adults?" (Upfront, Unknown, 2022) I learned that some places pay teens less than adults. But it is not really fair to have teens who are young, working long...

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    • Dear Karen :
      I am well interested in your post, “Is It Fair To Pay Teens Less Than Adults?,” I believe teens should be treated equally with adults. This is because teens work just as hard as adults do, they both work the same long hours so both deserve equal pay. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “However, it is not fair to discriminate against teens who need to work for money to pay expenses.” I think this is accurate because there are many teens out there that are trying to provide for their family and expenses just like adults do.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because of your post about teen equality. I hope to see you write more about this subject in the future. 
       
      Natalie

    • Dear Karen,

      I would agree with your post regarding teens not being paid equally as adults. The reason for this Is that it is true, teens need jobs to get money so they can pay there textbooks for college and some don’t get financial aid or they need to pay for rent wherever there staying. Another reason from experience is that i know somebody who needed to get hired for a job to help their single parent pay the apartment rent. SO i believe more people should pay attention to this topic.

    • Dear Karen,

      I am very interested in your post, “Is It Fair To Pay Teens Less Than Adults?” because I can see the point you were trying to make. I strongly believe in what you had to say because teens need money as much as adults do. Teens also struggle because they pay for college along with all the equipment and some help their parents. You can say it’s unjustifiable to pay teens less. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “However, it’s not fair to discriminate against teens who need to work for money to pay expenses.” I think this is relevant because indeed, teens need to be paid equally. If not, it could affect their education including their way of life. Truth is, teens are as important as any other person working in the same environment. Equal pay is more than a necessity, it’s a requirement. Other than that, thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you made a very strong point here. You know how to explain and I like how you’re interested in teens getting equally paid too.

      Cecilia

  • Dear Blanca:

    I am impressed by your post, “Do we need the SAT/ACT?” because it is important how SAT/ACT scores can determine your future and your future colleges. I think it can be important how scores over the year can benefit you. 

    One sentence that stood out to me was, “Meanwhile, other people believe that it should not be a thing since…Read More

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    Can We Save Monarch Butterflies?

    In the article, "Can We Save Monarch Butterflies?" (Upfront, October 10, 2022 subscription required) I learned that monarch butterflies are at the point of being extinct. The percentage of monarch butterflies dropped to 84% from 1996 to 2014. Scientists...

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    • Dear, Karen in your post, “Can we save monarch butterflies?” I like how out of everything you choose a butterfly to talk about and how it can be effective. I didn’t know that butterflies were almost being extinct, which is very sad since they’re very beautiful. how they are dying because of climate change and how toxic life is getting for them.

      One sentence that stood out to me was “The percentage of monarch butterflies dropped to 84% from 1996 to 2014.” which is very sad because that’s a big percentage from back then to now, just because of how toxic this world is getting they aren’t able to survive for a long time. but not only affects them but food sources for birds because without them we would not have blueberries and squash for food.

      Question: Something we can do to help prevent butterflies from almost being extinct is that she said that people have started to plant milkweed, food monarch caterpillars eat to help increase their population and help keep them alive.

      Thank you for writing, this was very interesting to read and good for people to know about butterflies and help them by having a better climate change to help prevent them from going extinct to stop the population from rising.

    • Dear Karen:

      I am intrigued by your post, “Can We Save Monarch Butterflies?,” because I did not know monarch butterflies are in danger of extinction. Especially the cause of climate change being the reason why they are in danger. Climate change should be something people need to talk about more because it causes lots of harm to our Earth. They need to learn that climate change doesn’t just affect the weather and animals but also insects. The weather can directly harm those insects by destroying their habitat.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I think what is happening to monarch butterflies is very tragic ” I think this is agreeable because I also believe that what is happening to them is awful. If Monarch butterflies are very important to our environment then there should be something done to keep them alive. 

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I love butterflies and want to know more about them. Hope to learn more about what happens to them in the long run. 

      Ruby 

    • Dear Karen, 

      I am shocked by your post, “Can We Save Monarch Butterflies” because I have been hearing about monarch butterflies being endangered for many years now, so I am shocked that nothing has gotten better. I was also not expecting such a big drop in the population because 84% in just 26 years seems like a very huge drop. 

      It is disappointing to think that they are on the verge of extinction because they are something so familiar to many people and it would be crazy to think of a world without monarch butterflies. It is saddening that the main cause for them going endangered is because of factors caused by humans but it is a good thing that there are some people taking steps to try and help keep the species alive. 
      
      Thank you for your writing. I think it is very important that more people talk about how important monarch butterflies are to the environment. 

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    Dear Diana:

    I am interested in your post, “Nutrition Impacts,” because eating too much fast food can lead to problems with your body and health. I think it’s pretty scary how food can possibly kill you. 

    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “It means bye-bye to health and hello to dangerous effects in the inflammation home in…Read More

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