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    Segregation

    Not too many years ago, America was labeled with signs everywhere stating whether or not Black people were welcome in the area or not. White people segregated the African Americans into their own sections to separate themselves from them....

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  • Dear Estrella
    I thought your post was very interesting because it represents the progression that America has grown since years ago. Although we ended segregation in schools, you have made it evident that racism still exists in the US today. A sentence that stood out to me was “A movement like this doesn’t allow schools in predominantly black a…Read More

  • Dear Liliana,
    I appreciate the factual evidence you use to support your claim of America being a country of racial injustice. I like that you mentioned that people are protesting in so many ways to make a change. Like how athletes are refusing to stand for the national anthems before their games. This shows America that change needs to be made.…Read More

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    Our bodies are not a political discussion

    A top discussion in the world right now is about the rights of abortion and if it should be legal or not. Men are the ones getting to decide if it should stay legal or if they were going...

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    • Dear Kayla,
      I liked how passionate you seem about the topic of abortion. I agree with you that most political debates are held by men. I have seen multiple times how men have entered this conversation and put in their strong opinions. “Something like abortion or birth control should not be a discussion made by men.” This quote stood out to me as I agree with you that women should be at the upfront of these decisions that would directly affect them.

  • Dear William
    I appreciate this post because it is very factual and acknowledges the truth about America. My favorite line from your article is “Also I think being an American doesn’t mean we all have to believe in the same thing or look the same. Everyone comes from different cultures and has different beliefs about different aspects of the w…Read More

  • Hey Owen, I really enjoyed the facts you stated in this text. The pictures you use establish ethos to make the audience feel a connection because of the fact that it is a child in the picture. It might make the audience feel more drawn or empathetic because of how young this child is. I look forward to your next writing because of the evidence you use.

  • Hey Owen, I really enjoyed the facts you stated in this text. The pictures you use establish ethos to make the audience feel a connection because of the fact that it is a child in the picture. It might make the audience feel more drawn or empathetic because of how young this child is. I look forward to your next writing because of the evidence you…Read More

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    Dear Jenna,
    I found your post very interesting because it states facts that are a controversial topic to talk about. It is important to educate people about the issues in America. I like that you bring up the constant discrimination that goes on in this country, not only racial but gender as well. Racial discrimination has been a major issue for…Read More

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    Young Voters

    This election has been the most important election of our lives, considering the fact that this is the next four years where we start living our lives as adults. It is important that we are all educated about this...

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    Kayla commented on the post, Women

    Dear Karroline,
    I am touched by this article “Women” you have written because as a woman I feel obligated to read this. This article shows the true idea about the terrors of being a woman. Being a woman on its own teaches you to learn how to protect yourselves from men. One sentence that stands out to me is “they feel like they have no power or…Read More

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    Kayla commented on the post, Police trust

    Dear Caton,
    I am proud to read the realization of not being able to trust the police. The treatment of black people has been an ongoing issue for over 400 years. One sentence that stands out to me is the example you give at the beginning of the article. It allows the audience to feel a type of emotion that helps deeper the understanding of police…Read More

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    Police Brutality vs. Equality

    Race has always been a big factor in the type of life you have in America. Most minorities have gone through many struggles to continue a life in America. Americans and African American continue to live separately, with unequal...

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    Teen Vaping

    A growing number of people who’ve wound up in emergency rooms with lung injuries have tied to vaping. Nearly 1,500 people had suffered from severe vaping-related illnesses and 33 had died, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...

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    • Kayla,
      I’m so glad you are writing about this. I recently participated in a meeting with people who are strategizing on how to reduce youth vaping in Orange Cove. The work is being led by Regional Advocates Countering Tobacco (ReACT) with funding from the California Department of Public Health, Tobacco Control Program. People can contact me if they want to get involved.

      Ms. N.

    • Kayla,

      I agree that this is a serious problem for teens. Drug addiction is extremely detrimental to one’s physical and mental health. And, as you said, could even cause the death of the individuals who choose to take part in these things. In terms of the statistic, you gave at the beginning of your writing, does that apply to all of America, a certain state, or a region? Regardless of the answer, it is extremely saddening to see those numbers so high. Especially because it is only looking at a one-month time span.

      Aditi Mishra

    • I love the irony of the point that you made that E-cigarettes were invented to lean people off of smoking, but instead, have become an addiction in themselves. These pens introduce metal into your body that was never before present in cigarettes. One could make the argument that one is as bad as the other.

  • Dear Kira,
    I am very touched with your writing about current and relevant events occurring today. I like that you state facts within the article, not just opinions. One sentence that stood out to me was “Oregon has recently passed a law allowing students to take a maximum of 5 mental health days. As of June 2019, mental health is now considered a…Read More

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    Crisis in Syria

    The US had decided to pull out of helping Syria and fight against the terrorist group "ISIS" since 2011. This pullback upended Syria's 8 year old civil war. The war had killed over 500,000 people since 2011 and displaced...

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    • I found it interesting how you wrote about the Syrian-Turkish relations. I always knew they were sour, but I never knew quite how far back and intense their rivalry was. I remember at some point last year, when U.S. troops left Northern Syria I believe it was, and later that week the Turkish military came down due to the Kurdish presence in the area. I’m wondering how Syria’s relations have gone with other nations, or the Kurdistan Independence Movement in the region. I saw this article and thought it could answer this question (https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-gordian-knot-of-kurdish-unity-talks-in-syria/). I’d like to read more on the subject, so if you could go in-depth on these issues in the Middle East surrounding Syria, I’d be quite interested to come back.

    • I know that relations between the Syrian and U.S governments were suspended in light of the start of the Syrian civil war but according to this article I found from BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35806229, where since 2012, the U.S has given non lethal assistance to rebel groups in Syria who want democracy in their country under a different president. They have also joined an alliance with Arab and Kurdish militias to capture land claimed by ISIS terrorists. I feel that the U.S should offer more support to Syrian refugees because they definitely had an impact on the country in the aftermath of the Iraq War. It was interesting how you connected other issues in the Middles East to the turmoil in Syria.

    • I think that it is important that people recognize that this is still happening. I feel like this left people’s minds the minute it wasn’t on any news networks and that isn’t okay. These people are still suffering and it isn’t okay that they were essentially abandoned by the rest of the world. I know quite a few Syrian people who have become hopeless when it comes to the situation in their home countries. Many of them don’t ever think they’ll be able to return home. It is disheartening to say the least. Do you know of any ways to still help or if their is still anyone in the area still attempting to assist them? I hope you keep posting on this topic.

  • Dear Dejuan,
    I am proud to read that you are writing about such honest and current events. Police brutality has been pushed aside and normalized for a long time. Police took it upon themselves to feel superior, which caused the current oppression. One sentence that stands out to me was “police homicides have increased over the years and the…Read More

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    Children Ripped Away From Their Families

    Discouraging Migrants  Children in the Mcallen,Texas border were found in a freezing cold environment, prevented from sleeping and bathing, and were starved.  Although they were constantly being tortured, this was their normal. Some have been there for over a year...

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    • Dear Kayla,

      I agree with your post “Children Ripped Away From Their Families”, because the way kids at a young age are being ripped from their family which later on in their lives can create trauma and create dysfunctional family.

      One sentence that stood out to me was: “…Trump allowed the government to detain the children in immigration camps for an unlimited period of time”. This statement was so disappointing that the president would allow something like this that can severely affect lives that are yet to develop, but are ended just before they even get a chance.

      Thank you for your writing and will look forward to see what topic you wrote about.

      Monse

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    Kayla commented on the post, Fighting For You

    Dear Meghan, I am touched to read the heartfelt letter you’ve written because it acknowledges the imperfections on earth currently and the changes that need to occur. I’ve been motivated to learn more about how to help the earth to get to where it should be. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me was “But that doesn’t mean all hope is l…Read More

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    Kayla commented on the post, The Bullets you Shoot

    Dear Prerna,
    I am moved with your post “The Bullets You Shoot”. I appreciate the way you brought attention to the harsh realities of today. I like the way you shine a light on the brutal acts committed by police officers towards innocent protesters. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was “. If we want to use democracy to achieve the…Read More

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    Kayla commented on the post, Defend DACA!

    Dear Allison, I was very impressed with your article about DACA because I also believe that undocumented children have a right to education and employment. DACA allows immigrants to be equal and have an opportunity to have a better life. One sentence that stood out to me was “President Trump and his administration, considered the program to…Read More

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