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    How Students Lives Have Been Affected by the Ongoing Pandemic

    The pandemic has affected families across the world, people have lost jobs, houses, and even family members. Life has been a struggle for low-income families during these times. Although, students have had just as a hard time. This pandemic...

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    Women's Rights

    Between 1848 and 1920, there was first women’s rights movement in the U.S. At that time, women did not have the right to vote. Thus, women could not help to make society or law. They did not have any...

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    • Dear Kayla, I am really happy that you wrote about Womenś rights because we both have the same hopes for females. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, ¨It is not fair¨. This really stands out to me because as females we have came a very long way and I agree that itś not fair but life is not fair. We need to make a change for the better. Thank you for your writing and I look forward to reading your future posts.

    • Dear Kayla:
      I was very intrigued by your post, “Women’s Rights” because this is a topic I haven’t seen many people talk about. Reading about the women who helped us get where we are now is amazing. I never realized how it was before we had rights and how much they put up with. If it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be able to speak up for what we believe in. I also have to agree with you about women still having some issues with our rights. For example the difference between womens and mens salaries. These are things that need to be changed for women to prosper. Thank you for your writing. I look. forward to seeing what you will write about next.
      -Litzy

    • Dear Kayla,

      I am very interested in your post “Women’s Rights” because I like learning about women’s rights. Another reason is that Women fought very hard to get their rights. I agree that that sexual harassment is a problem in society even to this day. I also agree that Women are not getting fair pay while men get paid a good amount of money. It’s honestly sad to know that this happens in society. Thanks for writing a post about “Women’s Rights” because I feel that it’s important that people know about this type of issue.

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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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    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 Kayla,
      I am intrigued by your post, “Our bodies are not a political discussion,” because as a woman I understand the argument and have heard it many times. I fully agree with your statement that men definitely shouldn’t have a say in what we can do with our bodies.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, “We were not put on earth to take care of men and wait on their wants and needs.” I think this is important because men do have this constant idea that we are here to serve them and to tender to their needs. I think that it’s an idea/stereotype that we should get rid of and teach men that women aren’t objects.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you write with passion and you can feel how important this subject is to you.
      Yadira Guillen

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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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    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.

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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.

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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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