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    In an article by Megan Garer, the portrayal of men and women in rom-coms is discussed. Her main point in this article is that rom-coms give the idea that if a man is interested in a women, he should incessantly

    Rom Coms

    In an article by Megan Garer, the portrayal of men and women in rom-coms is discussed. Her main point in this article is that rom-coms give the idea that if a man is interested in a women, he should...

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    In an article by Mark Blankenship, the topic of technology in the classrooms is discussed. Something very interesting about this article is that he presents opinions from students’ perspectives and from p

    Technology and Classrooms

    In an article by Mark Blankenship, the topic of technology in the classrooms is discussed. Something very interesting about this article is that he presents opinions from students’ perspectives and from professors’ perspectives. For instance, an example he gives...

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    In an article by Martha P. Nochimson, the topic of rom-coms and how they are evolving in Hollywood is discussed. One of the points that Martha notes on is that romantic comedies have a “reputation of being m

    Rom-Coms

    In an article by Martha P. Nochimson, the topic of rom-coms and how they are evolving in Hollywood is discussed. One of the points that Martha notes on is that romantic comedies have a “reputation of being merely puffy,...

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    In an article by Cady Drell, the topic of rom-coms and how they are defined is discussed. In her article, she first explains how rom-coms viewed as a genre targeted toward women that have a core romantic plot

    Rom-Coms

    In an article by Cady Drell, the topic of rom-coms and how they are defined is discussed. In her article, she first explains how rom-coms viewed as a genre targeted toward women that have a core romantic plot with...

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    With the large spread of technology, it is now common for just about everyone to have a cell phone or a computer, and with a rapid increase in technological advancements, there are all sorts of new, seemingly good

    How Close Are We to a Complete Lack of Privacy

    With the large spread of technology, it is now common for just about everyone to have a cell phone or a computer, and with a rapid increase in technological advancements, there are all sorts of new, seemingly good products...

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    According to Gabrielle Glaser’s article, she thinks the drinking age should be lowered for a few reasons. One of her arguments presented is a more common one, being that she brings up the points of how 18 year o

    Lowering the Drinking Age

    According to Gabrielle Glaser’s article, she thinks the drinking age should be lowered for a few reasons. One of her arguments presented is a more common one, being that she brings up the points of how 18 year olds...

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    • Kassandra, I really like how you presented idea that both support and counter your argument. Perhaps adding another supporting source would make your argument stronger, but you added two really solid sources. I think this link here is another supporting site. It’s an article by CNN that also urges for a lower drinking age. https://www.cnn.com/2014/07/16/us/legal-drinking-age/index.html

    • I really enjoyed how you presented and explained both sides of the issue. I think another big argument against lowering the drinking age is that the brain isn’t fully developed until the mid 20’s, and is thus effected differently by alcohol.

    • Kassandra, I liked how you used two different view points and compared and contrasted them. I agree with you that lowering the drinking age will help kids learn how to drink responsibly. This makes me think of countries in Europe where the drinking age is lower and kids generally do not abuse it.

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    According to Professor Engs’ article Why the Drinking Age Should Be Lowered: An Opinion Based upon Research, the drinking age should be lowered to 18 or 19, and allow young adults to “drink in controlled env

    Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered in the US?

    According to Professor Engs’ article Why the Drinking Age Should Be Lowered: An Opinion Based upon Research, the drinking age should be lowered to 18 or 19, and allow young adults to “drink in controlled environments such as restaurants,...

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    • The way you mentioned “looking back in time” made me think of England and other European countries which have kept their drinking age lower than the United States’. When you said “look back in time”, did you allude to the USA’s old drinking age or Europe’s? I found this article about drinking in Europe VS the USA because I think showing the difference could help support your opinion. http://sbpress.com/2018/05/drinking-in-europe-vs-america/ The reason why I found your post intriguing is because I’ve been to Europe and I’ve noticed how different the drinking culture is. I think that the USA should lower the drinking age because it would allow youth to be more responsible. I’d like to continue reading if you added specific examples about underage drinking consequences that would change if the legal age changed.

    • Interesting theory Kasandra, but I think the argument that it should be lowered because people will do it illegally is a bit weak. The reason that the drinking age is higher in the USA is because it affects the development of brains. I also don’t necessarily buy the argument people will drink more responsibly if it’s legal. In my eyes, people will still party and therefore people will still drink.
      https://www.cnn.com/2014/07/15/health/science-drinking-age/index.html

    • This is a really interesting argument. But I think the argument for lowering the drinking age is not to strong. Although it can probably show youth to be more responsible, it can still be damaging and hurting them. Here, we have it at 21 specifically because of the brain development. Perhaps there is more research needed to be done to define and solidify the argument of lowering the drinking age.

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