I think you might want to add questions that relate more to having a “broken” house, for example how are your relationships with others (like do you trust easily or relate well to people of the opposite sex of your primary parent).
I feel that this is an interesting format and a unique way to approach something that is quite frankly terrifying. It is interesting to read this in view of the shifting demographics of the United States, such as the higher population of women than men and the shift towards a minority majority. However, as the troubling election shows we may be…[Read more]
I think that to write an effective essay you have to first find out what you are trying to communicate to your audience. You discussed many different parts of chocolate and the process behind it, but you need to focus on the one area you want to talk about. This could be ethical concerns of making it, health concerns or whatever else strikes your…[Read more]
Genetic engineering opens up many doorways a possibility in the scientific realm. While you would be able to kill mosquitoes and stop malaria and the Zika virus, it is easy to forget how fragile our ecosystem is, even just killing one population of animal could have devastating effects. I’m glad you talked about this issue as it it such a polarizing one.
I really liked your first line. I am, however, slightly confused by the line, ” from the messed up no my mom’s neck”. I think if you clarified or expand on this it would help make your poem even better.
I have no real problem with the idea of uniforms. However, in many ways I think that they are not as good in real life. The first problem I have is that uniforms, in my experience, are way more expensive than normal clothing and after you get out of your school you are not going to wear them again. I also think that uniforms are harder to find the…[Read more]
Though Trump has moderated on gay marriage, immigration and Hilary the people who he surrounds himself with have not and many of them are racist, sexist or against Muslims. It worries me to see that his pic for Attorney General was plaged with scandals of racism and one of the contenders for interior secretary is a man who owns an oil company.
I am a pacifist and therefor do not condone any act of violence. But to be quite honest though, in this world where you put locks up because you are so afraid, even though the zombies cannot open even a closed door, and places like candy-land exist where a young girl will be hunted and harmed by humans for their own amusement I would commit…[Read more]
I feel that violence in domestic relationships is an extremely important issue, it holds special importance in my heart because my Mother and Nana both were in abusive marriages. I think that one of the most important ways to stop abusive relationships is to help women with opportunities so they are not trapped. The reason my Mother stayed with my…[Read more]
Abortion laws and women’s rights are a polarizing issue that inflames passions on both sides of the argument. In many ways the right to have an abortion is an indication to the ever more secularized “New Ame
I think that abortion is different due to religious beliefs because if a person is really dedicated to their religion then they won’t do any of the restrictions their religion has told them not to do. Let’s say a religion tells every women is committing sin if they abort their child or it’s not the baby’s fault that they are coming to earth. While another religion might not say anything and tell them that they can abort if they want to or that the abortion can proceed if they had been raped or if the pregnancy is going to ruin the mother’s life. Lastly, I think religion does have a major impact on abortion.
I know tht we as humans are innately wired to respond to the emotional signals of individuals and larger groups around us a defense mechanism. As we are a community based species, and communication allows us to
I find your confidence to be very refreshing and admirable. I am still at the stage of when someone asks me what or where I want to study I just sort of deflect the question because I am still unsure of what I
I completely agree with your post. However, even if we were somehow able to stop the effects of our encroachment on to endangered animal’s territory and stop the killing of animals all together, we still would
Filing taxes is the most American pastime, even above the so lauded baseball. Even with the ubiquity of taxes many people do not know when to file taxes, or how to file to get the most of their return. In part
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