Hello Yeanoor, I think this article is the positivity I need at a time like this! I agree with the other comment about how the older generations do not know what we can do if we put our minds to it. Because it is not just TikTok and avocado toast, we can accomplish great things. However, we seemed to be underestimated! Thank you for posting this!
Hey Dakota! I think this article is super informative! I really liked how you told both sides of the story equally, so we don’t really know your stance. You validated both sides and it made it seems more factual instead of opinion-based. Here is an article that I think you will like: https://drinkingage.procon.org/ It is the official website for…[Read more]
Most of the youth voices topics are about the Coronavirus. and I’m sure this topic has been talked about already, but it’s something I feel very passionate about. The coronavirus is pretty much taking over
I really liked the article because it is not something that gets talked about a lot, but I think is a very important issue. It is really important to raise awareness about this topic because it is a reality. Thank you for bringing this issue to my attention and many other people. This article talks about the negative consequences of Voluntourism…[Read more]
The simple answer is yes. Of course, every high student wants school to start later, but the science actually supports it. Studies have shown that when students get more sleep, that test score goes up. According
Hi, Kayla I love your post very much. It is indeed a little early for the school to arrange 8 o’clock, and maintaining adequate sleep is also very helpful for the development of our brain, but as you said, many parents ‘work starts at 8 o’clock, and going to school too late will affect the parents’ work arrangements. We can go to bed early to maintain adequate sleep because late sleep also affects our health. This link may interest you
Hi Kayla! I agree that school should start later. Later start times could help students get more sleep, if they didn’t stay up too late that is, and it could also allow students to get up and finish their homework before school without being stressed. This would make it so the student is more focused on the task and not just turning something in to get the points but not actually learning anything. I understand the cons but in the long run I think those could be easily dealt with, the pros are more impactful to the student in the long run.
Hi Kayla. I agree with your argument that school should start later in order for students to get more sleep and maintain good mental health. You addressed a very good problem that if school were to start later, then most students would stay up later at night because they know they can. I found this link that might interest you and give more information towards this argument. http://neatoday.org/2019/02/27/what-happens-when-schools-start-later/
Hi Kayla! I agree that the school should start later. If the school starts later, a later start can help students get more sleep, which can make the students feel more energetic the next day, and they will not sleep during class. I think in the long run, this is more harm than good. The following article can help you learn more. https://www.cdc.gov/features/school-start-times/index.html
Hey Kayla!! I agree with you that school should start later and that the pros outweigh the cons! I liked how you addressed how it may be hard for some families with jobs to drop off their kids earlier and definitely think that is something that would need to be addressed if school were to start later. Here is an article I found that shows an example of a schools starting later in California. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/14/us/school-sleep-start.html Enjoy!
I really liked this article. Obviously every high schooler wants more sleep. All we want is to start later and get a good night sleep. For me when I hear that the required hours of sleep for teenagers is 8 hours, I scoff at that statistic. I cant really remember the last time I got more than 6 hours of sleep on a school night. I found this prezi…[Read more]
Hi Morgain! I really liked your article, it was full of facts and sources. I am personally pro-choice. I would never get an abortion, however I think that it should be a women’s choice on what to do with her child. However it was nice to see the other side of the story. So thank you. Here is an article i think you’ll…[Read more]
HI Audrey! This is super interesting and well thought out! You lay out the facts really well and everything you say you back up with facts. Also the topic intrigues me a lot, so thank you for educating me on that topic. Here is an article that I think you might like. https://www.innocenceproject.org/
Sharks are vicious, man-eating monsters, right? Wrong! If you ask the directors of Jaws, Sharknado, and 47 Meters Down, they would most likely say they are evil creatures with no soul. Ever since the movie Jaws
Thanks for your post! I found the content very interesting, and it swayed my opinion on sharks. I grew up on movies like jaws, and found your references very relatable. Thank you for raising awareness to a subject that does not get talked about often. I found this site very interesting if you want to check It out. https://www.bioexpedition.com/shark/
There are obviously pros and cons to everything. For standardized tests like the ACT and the SAT, it is hard to see pros to them, but believe it or not, there are. The pros to standardized tests are it helps
The first school shooting was the Pontiac’s Rebellion school massacre on July 26, 1764. However, the increase in school shootings started in the late 1980s. In 2005 there was a big decrease with only 5 shootings,
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