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    Desdemona

    1.3.208-218

    My noble father,

    I do perceive here a divided duty:

    To you I am bound for life and education;

    My life and education both do learn me

    How to respect you; you are the lord of duty;

    I am

    Othello Post #1

    Desdemona 1.3.208-218 My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty: To you I am bound for life and education; My life and education both do learn me How to respect you; you are the lord of duty; I am hitherto your daughter: but here's...

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    Kira commented on the post, The China Study

    Niki,
    this topic is a much disputed one and has been for as long as I can remember. I have heard a lot about how a plant based diet is the best for our health, and although I think it’s possible, I also don’t think that matters much to most individuals. I personally would take a pork burrito with large quantities of cheese over a salad any day.…Read More

  • Hey Max! I never really though much of the whole conflict between skiers and snowboarders, although now that I think about it, even I’m guilty of swearing out fourteen year olds on boards who come two inches from taking me out. Snowboarding is definitely a culture thing more than just a sport. When I was a freshman I even tried it one season…Read More

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    Kira commented on the post, Abortion: Part 4

    Annie,
    I am so glad you picked this as your research topic as it’s incredibly important we talk about it. Many people are only able to see their side of this controversy and cannot fathom the opposing viewpoint. I myself am guilty of this. I am a firm believer in women’s reproductive rights and even the thought of not having the option of…Read More

  • Carter,
    I see what you mean and I totally agree with you that zoos do more harm than good to the animals they keep. The small spaces and strange new “order” that the zoo animals live with are in no way conductive to their health or well being. One way in which they are beneficial to a species, however, is that they give everyone the opportunity…Read More

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    Hey Charlie! This is pretty freaking cool! I never would have thought that the moon could be key in learning about the history of the Earth. With the constant shift of focus on our astral bodies with each president in America that you mentioned in a previous post, I somewhat doubt we’ll be able to accomplish much on the actual exploration of this…Read More

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    Hey Brooklyn! This is a debate that has been raging since before we were even born and honestly? It drives me nuts. Back when my grandmother went to school, her public school (without a uniform of any sort) wouldn’t even let girls wear pants. It’s interesting how school rules on dress and expression change with the times. I think that the…Read More

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    Overfishing, according to WWF, “occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction”(World Wildlife Fund).  When this happens, a population becomes threatened, which in t

    Conservation and our Role in It (pt 2)

    Overfishing, according to WWF, “occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction”(World Wildlife Fund).  When this happens, a population becomes threatened, which in turn impacts the rest of its ecosystem. With the reduction...

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  • Hey Reilly! To start I just wanted to say I love the topic you picked. In AP Bio last year we had an entire section on coral bleaching because it has become such a major problem to the oceanic ecosystem and so it’s important that we talk about it and take action in some way. I’m honestly not too surprised that nearly 70% of the northern Great…Read More

  • I really like this topic, Jacqueline! I’ve always been curious about language, and I can remember how overwhelming learning one felt at first. There were so many different things I couldn’t have even accounted for without some help from an experienced teacher. In the language I am currently learning, French, the literal meaning of things can be…Read More

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    As we proceed through the Earth’s sixth mass extinction, the importance of conservation has taken a seat in the forefront of many people’s minds.  When one hears the word ‘extinction’, visions of asteroids

    Conservation and our Role in It

      As we proceed through the Earth’s sixth mass extinction, the importance of conservation has taken a seat in the forefront of many people’s minds.  When one hears the word ‘extinction’, visions of asteroids and intense cold typically surface.  These...

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    • Hi Kira! Your post is very interesting because I am passionate about saving our earth and the species that inhabit it. I am pleased to see the long list of organizations trying to combat mass extinction, but do you believe they will succeed? Can humanity change or reverse the damage we’ve done? It is alarming to realize that the cause of the next mass extinctions would be humans and not a natural disaster. I look forward to your final post. You might find this pot useful about WWF’s conservation goals and initiatives, https://www.worldwildlife.org/initiatives/wildlife-conservation

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    Education is considered to be a basic right in the modern world, one that all should have access to, but with rising college tuition and living costs, it may seem achievable.  Many arguments have sprung up

    The Cost of College

    Education is considered to be a basic right in the modern world, one that all should have access to, but with rising college tuition and living costs, it may seem achievable.  Many arguments have sprung up throughout the United...

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    This is an interesting insight, Chanburak. When reading 1984, I was intrigued by the hypocrisy of the parties. They are meant to represent the law and the suppression of simple pleasures, and the members of the parties are meant to enforce these oppressive laws through propaganda and fear. All the while, the members partake in the “forsaken”,…Read More

  • Hey yo Jacqueline!
    This is pretty neat. I’ve heard loads about the influences of “nature vs nurture” in my psychology class as well as science classes, and I find it to be an interesting concept. I have often found myself questioning the role of nature as well as nurture when it comes to the ways in which animals, both human and non human,…Read More

  • Charlie, this is a very interesting insight. I have always found it to be counter intuitive for a president to change the focus of NASA’s work when so much money has already gone into it. My dad used to work at NASA in the aerospace medicine program and so this is a topic that has been floating around my household for quite some time. It would…Read More

  • Hey Jacqueline, this is pretty neat. I have heard before that many languages are considered endangered, much like animals, but I didn’t really realize the sheer quantity of languages that fall under this category. I think it’s kind of sad that your grandmother deemed languages other than English “superfluous knowledge’, but I can understand why…Read More

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    America has a knack for ignoring uncomfortable issues, regardless of the degree of importance.  Perhaps we take too much to the phrase, “ignorance is bliss”, and attempt to hold onto blissful unawareness.  Per

    The Trophy Hunting Controversy and American Action

    America has a knack for ignoring uncomfortable issues, regardless of the degree of importance.  Perhaps we take too much to the phrase, “ignorance is bliss”, and attempt to hold onto blissful unawareness.  Perhaps it’s among our nation’s signature defense...

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    • Kira,
      I found this article very insightful and I agree that many Americans are not taking well to Trump’s presidency and are lashing out violently. I do not think him reversing the right to hunt extinct animals was morally acceptable. I am not, nor ever have been, a fan of hunting. People call it a sport, but I believe that both teams should be aware that they are competing if it were really a sport. You may find this article helpful with future research. https://www.peta.org/issues/wildlife/wildlife-factsheets/sport-hunting-cruel-unnecessary/

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    Made in Singapore

    The singing bowl chimes, resting elegantly on the smooth mahogany shelf.

    Product of India

    The spice jar preens, tucked amongst a wide variety of oddly shaped containers.

    This shop is full of

    Engulfed in Dancing Cranes- A Poem of Place

    Made in Singapore The singing bowl chimes, resting elegantly on the smooth mahogany shelf. Product of India The spice jar preens, tucked amongst a wide variety of oddly shaped containers. This shop is full of exotic items Imports from the farthest reaches of the...

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  • Javier, I think you did a great job on your research topic so far. As a Californian growing up in the Bay Area, I understand where you are coming from. Where I’m from, the homeless population was incredibly high, and the population below the poverty live even higher. I find it interesting that so many young people on probation are impoverished,…Read More

  • Carson, I find this very informative. The effects of the loss of a species in an area can be devastating to the organisms of the area. Every organism serves an important role in an ecosystem, some more so than others, and by removing any one species, the ecosystem changes dramatically. This is a common subject taught in biology classes and so…Read More

  • Hello Walter, pollution is a big problem world wide, and should be treated as such. I agree that big corporations are large contributors to the waste created and dispelled in many countries, and restrictions should be placed on the degree of waste that can be produced. California’s beaches are coated in a layer of plastic and other trash and Los…Read More

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    Kira commented on the post, "Kill Yourself"

    Hello again! I really appreciate your analysis of the problem of crude jokes centered around mental illness. In a way, It makes sense why people use the “kill yourself joke”. The subject of comedy is often also the subject of upsetting instances and occurrences. Similar to racial, gay, or political jokes, suicide jokes are widespread in the…Read More

  • This is very interesting Raymond! Many people, including myself at one point, interpret Robert Frost’s poem to be a call to individualism and nothing more. I love how you used your interpretation of the poem to introduce your central question of predestination. Obviously, there are variables that shape our personality from the start, “factors…Read More

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    Sweden is known to be one of the best countries in the world when it comes to waste management with only approximately one percent of its waste going to landfills.  So how is this possible? Where does it all

    What Sweden is Doing Right

    Sweden is known to be one of the best countries in the world when it comes to waste management with only approximately one percent of its waste going to landfills.  So how is this possible? Where does it all...

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  • Hi Jacqueline! I must say, I love your writing! This topic has been boggling my mind for quite some time now and I’m happy to see that it’s not just me that is concerned about the future of our environment. What you have explained in this is super informative as I didn’t have a clue that bioenergy increases methane. Something that I would like…Read More

  • This is really cool Keaton! I think it’s great that you’ve noticed this as well. In my AP U.S. History class last year, there was virtually no mention of Asian American activists during the Civil Rights era. I have to say that what I found most interesting in this writing is the bit about Yuri Kochiyama as “the woman who holds Malcolm X’s head”.…Read More

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    I had a question about our furry and lovable friends, the ones we share our lives, food, and homes with– dogs.  How do dogs view their humans?  Are we part of the pack, food dispensers, captors, or family?

    In a

    Doggo Doggo

    I had a question about our furry and lovable friends, the ones we share our lives, food, and homes with-- dogs.  How do dogs view their humans?  Are we part of the pack, food dispensers, captors, or family? In a...

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