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    There are many pros and cons about lowering the legal drinking age to 18 in the USA.  Those who are for lowering the drinking age have very good points. One major topic that they bring up is that “when you tu

    Drinkin Problem

    There are many pros and cons about lowering the legal drinking age to 18 in the USA.  Those who are for lowering the drinking age have very good points. One major topic that they bring up is that “when...

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    • I think drinking will do nothing good to people’s brain especially to kids. We drink only for fun.
      To be bold and strong, don’t let alcohol control you. You must control them.

  • Hey Sagrario. I am sorry that you have struggled with this. I think it is absolutely terrible that people shammed you for your body. Everyone is beautiful in their own ways. It is hard to be happy when others are bringing you down. I found some sources that show why you should love yourself. Do not let others bring you down girl. You are…Read More

  • Hey Charlie! I really like what you have said. I believe that college should be free and affordable for everyone. It is not fair that people can not go to college because they can not afford it. Even when you get financial aid for college, the prices are still extremely high. Making college free would help with college debt as well. I found a…Read More

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    Students struggle getting enough sleep because their lives are so busy. It is hard to manage time in young adults. Sleep is necessary. In order to get more sleep, young adults need to realize that it is a

    It's Bed Time!

    Students struggle getting enough sleep because their lives are so busy. It is hard to manage time in young adults. Sleep is necessary. In order to get more sleep, young adults need to realize that it is a necessity...

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    • Dear Kaya:
      I am surprised by your post, “It’s Bed Time,” because I didn’t know that sleep deprivation could cause our everyday life and mindset. The fact that not getting enough sleep causes brain break/damage is very shocking to me and as a result lowering our concentration is also a moving fact.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “Young adults need to realize that it’s a necessity to be the best versions of ourselves,” I think this is a fabulous line because, young adults encounter different events and facts in life that can shape their future, as for this line, it is implied that one must never lose it’s own real identity and never give up in order to succeed in life.
      Another sentence that I liked was: “Getting sleep can help with these negative thoughts and increase the overall mood of a person.” This stood out for me because it shows the most essential benefits of sleep. Humans like machines need a break to gain more energy which is done through sleeping. However, I think too much sleep time can have an opposite (negative) effect on people, for it may make us more lazy.
      Have you seen this article https://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-deprivation/effects-on-body#4. I thought you might like this because it has sleep deprivation side effects with proves through science and everyday life evidences.
      Thanks for your writing, I am look forward to seeing what you write next, because I find your post informative: It helps us build up a better foundation and decisions for becoming the best versions of ourselves.

    • Dear kaya,
      complete agree with you on how it’s hard to get enough sleep during the school year. It would definitely help us if were on our phone’s less. When it’s time for us to go to sleep to put our phones in another room so we get a better night sleep.

    • Hey Kaya, I totally agree with your take on lack of sleep causing lots of problems for students. If we students do not get enough sleep, their entire day can be affected. From their mood, to their ability to study. With increasing responsibilities for students it is harder and harder to get a full night of sleep. The tips you gave for getting more sleep, are very helpful. Another article that I found is helpful is https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/guide-to-sleeping-for-college-students-and-teens/.

    • Great writing Kaya! I think you made some great points about sleep deprivation and its effects on teens. Sleep is crucial for everyone especially those in schools because sleep is key to their success. Whether we are talking about the academic or emotional aspect of it in their education. I believe that adding a few steps for those who have sleep problems because some of those steps you mentioned about do not apply to them. Here is an example that might give you some insights https://www.verywellhealth.com/sleep-problems-and-hiv-49407 .

    • Kaya,
      I too feel that it is a necessity to get good sleep. We as teenagers should be getting between eight and ten hours of sleep per night according to https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/teens-and-sleep. I believe that reading this article could help broaden your knowledge on the lack of sleep amongst teens. The line, “When a student stays up to do homework all night, it will actually cause the students grade to lower because it is harder to concentrate.” is really interesting to think about. Often times, we as students stay up late working on homework and end up tired the next day. We should work to find a good balance between work and sleep. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

      -Alex

    • From my point of view, phone is a big problem that can influence your bedtime. Depending on age, gender, marital status, amount of homework, drunkenness, and many other factors, this period ranges from 0:00 to 23:59:59. It is often simply defined as a person going to bed, although there is some debate as to whether this means going to bed or actually turning off the lights, closing your eyes and trying to sleep.

    • Kaya,
      I really enjoyed reading your post about sleep deprivation. I find this information to be very important and very relevant to teens today. I myself struggle with putting the phone away at night and taking naps during the day. I think to improve your writing it might be helpful to cite where you got your information from so that readers may be able to gain further information. I think you should continue to research this topic. Some websites that may be helpful are https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6143346/ which is a medical website with lots of information on how sleep affects the brain. A lot of what I read in this article kind of shocked me and makes me wonder how we can make effective steps towards changing our sleeping habits. Great work!

    • Kaya, You are absolutely right on point in regards to your post regarding sleep. Teenagers seem to be torn in so many different directions, and unfortunately sleep seems to be the one item that suffers the most. When we attempt to prioritize the various responsibilities we have in our lives, getting to bed and obtaining restful sleep is the first one on the list that gets reduced. However, in listening to others, regardless of age, it sounds like this situation may be more of a lifelong challenge than just a teenager problem. Adults have deadlines, appointments, and many other demands on their schedules as well. I have witnessed many older people that have the same problems with sleep habits as you have discussed regarding teenagers. Similarly, when I have travelled to other Countries, it also does not appear that this is solely an issue related to Americans either. In fact, if you go anywhere that someone has the opportunity to just sit and wait for something to occur, I have noticed that when there is nothing else to do, a person will simply shut their eyes and nod off to sleep. Clearly this is a more wide spread issue than just for teenagers, it extends to the entire human race. You have raised awareness to a topic that we as teenagers must further investigate because the adults that have proceeded before us obviously have not found the answer either.

    • Kaya,
      I found your article about sleep really interesting. Sleep is something we all need to live healthily. What I liked about it the most was the problems that causes sleep deprivation, and also the benefits that sleep gives us in our everyday lives. Here is an article I think you might like based off your article. https://childmind.org/article/teenagers-sleep-deprived/

    • Hey Kaya, I found your post very interesting because of how I can relate. School and other distractions often effect my sleeping schedule. I agree that getting in a good routine and limiting distractions is a good idea. I found an article that goes deeper about school and how it effects sleep patterns, https://drugfree.org/parent-blog/school-stress-teen-needs-good-nights-sleep/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAvJXxBRCeARIsAMSkApqb4VYZhf611Lnkma6yQtf0b2A9HyDriGWNCrTZi-nUiaG2e-CDGPgaApUSEALw_wcB

      -Luke

    • Hey Kaya!
      I really enjoyed your post on the topic of sleep deprivation and the effects it has on students. I was primarily drawn to your post because I personally struggle with getting enough sleep, whether it be because of homework, sports, phone distractions, etc. I liked how you have raised awareness for this issue as well as give different ways that students can start obtaining better sleeping habits! I found another source that goes into further detail about the effects of sleep deprivation: https://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-deprivation/effects-on-body#4.

      Sincerely, Madi

  • Sophie, I really like what you had to say about this. I find it very interesting that some parents vaccinate their kids while others do not. I think that everyone should be vaccinated because it will help prevent these diseases from spreading. I found a great source that could help if you wanted to look into it further.…Read More

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