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    Katie commented on the post, Safety Pins

    Christy,
    I agree with your post. I think the safety pin idea is a great way to get the conversation going about the problems in our country, but it’s not going to fix or change anything. I am not against the safety pin, but like you said, we to do a lot more than just pin something on our jacket.

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    This research focuses on different types of running shoes. Many articles, experiments, and statistics were examined to determine whether maximalist or minimalist running shoes are better for preventing injury and

    The Running Shoe Debate: Maximalist vs. Minimalist (Abstract, Final Research Paper)

    This research focuses on different types of running shoes. Many articles, experiments, and statistics were examined to determine whether maximalist or minimalist running shoes are better for preventing injury and maximizing your training. Many studies indicate that purely running...

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    • I really liked your question and the research you have gathered so far. I thought it was really interesting to see if a maximalist or minimalist shoe would be better for you in the long run. It makes a lot of sense that the minimalist shoe would prevent injury and help maximize your training.

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    Katie commented on the post, Brand Addiction

    Ben,
    I think the topic you have chosen is very relatable. I am also interested in the reason behind our “brand addiction”.

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    Katie commented on the post, I am So Sorry

    I really like your poem, it’s very comical. I think most teens can relate to this. Nice job!

  • Your post was very interesting and relate-able. With the amount of stress students are put through, I think that schools need to find a way they can help reduce students stress, or find a way to reduce the amount of stress they put on students in the first place.

  • Anna, I really like the topic you have chosen. I think this is a serious issue that a lot of people are unaware of. One question I have is: Where are these deadly neonics coming from, and who/ what is the leading producer of them?

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    My research question is, Which running shoe is best for injury prevention: maximal or minimal running shoes?

     

    While searching the Pioneer database, I came across a few studies that were very interesting a

    The Running Shoe Debate: Maximalist vs. Minimalist (Pioneer database research)

      My research question is, Which running shoe is best for injury prevention: maximal or minimal running shoes?   While searching the Pioneer database, I came across a few studies that were very interesting and helpful.     Suzanna Logan, Ian Hunter , J....

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    • Very interesting. I never knew that even just something a simple is a midshoe sole can affect performance. Not only in performace, but also risk of injury. It would be interesting then to see what brands of shoes provide the best sole and design for performance.

    • I think this could lead to a lot of headway on how athletes can improve their performance and reduce the risk for injury. In addition, I think that shoe makers can learn from research like this to be able to focus on making different types of shoes availiable for the different ways that people want to use them.

    • I’ve actually thought about how much the shoe runners wear affects their performance. I am really interested in learning about this new topic and what your research paper ends up looking like.

    • Katie this was a great topic idea being that most people definitely don’t know the importance of running shoes and the affects on all body mechanics. This was a very interesting read, and I’m intrigued to see more!

    • My question is: do people know about this information? Are the top runners in the world aware that these differences in shoes could help their performance so much more? I feel like if a top runner did not keep up with the latest and greatest shoe technology, then they would fall behind all the other runners. The best thing to do then would be to educate all runners about these shoes, Katie, to help all runners achieve more.

    • I am interested in your article “The Running shoe debate” because one of my friends does track. Also because it is something that can affect performance.

      One sentence that stood out to me is “The purpose of Jennifer Baltich, Christian Maurer, Benno M. Nigg’s study (Increased Vertical Impact Forces and Altered Running Mechanics with Softer Midsole Shoes) was to quantify the effect of shoe midsole hardness on apparent ankle and knee joint stiffness”, because I realized that different shoes may make a runner uncomfortable. This helped me understand why shoes affect performance.

      Another sentence that stood out to me was “This study provides experimental evidence that shoe midsole hardness can in fact affect vertical force impact peaks during running.”, because this is a factor that may make the runner tired quicker.

      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I went to watch my friend at track and one girl had to stop running because new shoes were really hurting her. Therefore, she had to stop in the middle. She did not win or come close to it because of her shoes.

      I look forward to your next post because it is very interesting to read about things that could happen to me or my friends.

    • I was able to relate to this because I run and it is interesting to see how a shoe affects performance. I would like to prevent injuring my feet by running.

    • Katie, thank you for sharing such information on running shoes. I myself find the correct running shoes for a runner to train in is very important. It can often make or break someones season and i’m glad you shared this with the world.

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    In the Gale Research Database I found various articles and research about different types of running shoes.

    In a study published by Reuters Health Medical News, runners reported higher rates of injury and pain

    The Running Shoe Debate: Maximalist vs. Minimalist (Part 2)

    In the Gale Research Database I found various articles and research about different types of running shoes. In a study published by Reuters Health Medical News, runners reported higher rates of injury and pain with minimal (less structured) shoes. After three...

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    As a competitive runner who logs 25-30 miles a week the most important thing to me is keeping my body healthy and injury free. That means choosing the right pair of shoes is critical. When I started running, I

    The Running Shoe Debate: Maximalist vs. Minimalist

      As a competitive runner who logs 25-30 miles a week the most important thing to me is keeping my body healthy and injury free. That means choosing the right pair of shoes is critical. When I started running, I truly...

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  • Hey Lilly
    I couldn’t agree anymore. Its unfair for retail store employees to be ripped away from spending precious time with their families, in order to work for greedy people. I say “greedy people” because instead of celebrating a holiday of Thanks, these people and companies are celebrating Black Friday and now Black Thursday, a day full of…Read More

  • I also agree with Katelyn, you need to ask more specific questions about “broken” households. Maybe ask questions about trust, marriage, if they think having separated parents have affected them, how they think they have been affected,etc. I know you mentioned you didn’t want it to be to personal, but if you don’t ask any personal questions you…Read More

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    Katie commented on the post, Helping Hand

    Hey Vanessa,
    I don’t know if you have heard, but right now in Salt Lake City there is huge controversy about homelessness.
    In early December mayor Jackie Biskupski and the Salt Lake City Council chose four new homeless shelter sites in secret. Not only are the salt lake city residents upset about being left in the dark, but they are also upset at…Read More

  • Dear Ellie, I agree that the incarceration ratio between Blacks and Whites is alarming. It shows that racism is very much alive today. I think one of the biggest reasons that the percentage of incarcerated African Americans is so high is because the School to Prison Pipeline and its historical and present inequalities in our education system. In…Read More

  • Louis and Mimi, I also agree that Trumps appointment of Scott Pruitt to head the EPA is very frightening. On the flip note, Bill Gates and his “Billionaire Buddies” are investing in a clean energy fund to fight climate change. Bill Gates is personally investing 1 Billion in the fund which is called the Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund (BEV). “The…Read More

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    Katie commented on the post, I remember

    I really like your poem. I always love reminiscing about my childhood. I think you could make this poem better by finding creative ways to start new lines, instead of using “I remember” each line. Other than that I love the memories that you have shared and I think this poem has potential.

  • Alexa, it sounds like you are headed in the right direction. I was just wondering if you had specific examples within your findings. You said that “Some of the benefits that I am going to focus on are how children will grow socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically by having longer recess. ” but I was wondering if you had specific…Read More

  • Ramazan,
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, consistent exercise and proper nutrition can help maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as lower risks for certain forms of cancer. In order to live a healthy lifestyle you need to have a nutritious diet and exercise. It shouldn’t be…Read More

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    Katie commented on the post, More sleep please

    Anna, It’s weird how sleep is so vital to our well-being yet we do not make sleep a priority. It’s just as important as the food we eat, water we drink, and the air we breathe. Not getting enough sleep limits our ability to learn, concentrate and solve problems, which can result in lower test scores and lower grades. I agree that schools need to…Read More

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    Katie commented on the post, The Voting Age

    I believe that the voting age should be lowered to 16. As Danny mentioned above, the argument for lowering the voting age to 18 was “if they’re old enough to fight in war then they’re old enough to vote”. I think that if they’re old enough to get a job and pay taxes at 16, then they’re old enough to vote.

    A lot of people argue that 16 year old…Read More

  • Thomas, after Donald Trump was elected president, he appeared on 60 minutes for an interview. In his interview he seemed to have become more relaxed on his long campaigned polices such as: LGBT rights, Obamacare, the wall, and the Hillary Clinton email scandal. During his campaign, Trump promised to completely get rid of Obamacare. But, in his…Read More

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    Katie commented on the post, School Uniforms

    I completely agree with you Natalie, I think its important for kids to be able to express themselves instead of normalized by a uniform. The Washington Post published an article called “Dress Codes Disguise The Real Bullying Problems”. It talks about how dress codes actually do more damage when using them to prevent bullying.

    “They tell us that…Read More

  • Ramazan,
    As a supporter of gun control, I think you have a misconception between controlling and banning guns since you are using both ideas and terms interchangeably. I am a full supporter of the second amendment, but it is only common sense we shouldn’t be handing harmful people harmful weapons. There needs to be some logical control.

    According…Read More

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    Hadley,
    Your video was very powerful. I think this is a very important issue that needs to be address, and needs to stop being swept underneath the rug. It’s sad that us young girls have to live in a society where we are constantly in fear of our safety and well being. Also I like the photo you chose of the sign saying “teach don’t rape, not…Read More

  • Hey Rylan!

    Like Karen, I was also struck by your comment “While prison is not fun I do not think it truly rehabilitates.” I also agree that Prisons are not rehabilitating the offenders that are in the system.

    In my opinion our Criminal Justice system is broken. It is based off of a retributive justice system which is punitive, impersonal, and…Read More

  • Kevin you are right about education and it’s benefits but It’s not black and white. There are other factors that may play into why a kid may be truant. Like Tommy said, cultural and finical barriers may make it hard for a student to attend school. Also there might be some social factors that play into students being truant. We are privileged to…Read More

  • Cancer is a huge issue today, but there is a lot of research going into ways to treat cancer. I agree with Louis that Cancer is a complex problem that isn’t as easy to cure as this post suggests. I also agree with Louis that Chemo is decently affective. I have had a first hand experience seeing Chemo therapy work and not work. My Aunt Suzie…Read More

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    There has been a long debate about whether the government should require children to be vaccinated. Even though there are no federal laws that mandate vaccinations, all 50 states “require” certain vaccinations for

    Should the Federal Government Require Children to be Vaccinated for Preventable Diseases?

    There has been a long debate about whether the government should require children to be vaccinated. Even though there are no federal laws that mandate vaccinations, all 50 states “require” certain vaccinations for children entering public schools. According to...

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    • I never thought about the fact that vaccinations are government required. I just figured that that’s what you do before you go to school. It’s very interesting that some people avoid these vaccinations for religious reasons. I personally cannot imagine not getting vaccinated knowing the risks of these diseases. However, I think it is very important to respect the values of every individual person.

    • While I think the rights of the individual should be respected I also believe we should not entertain the idea if it is something that puts the entire society at risk. Rather than make the question of whether we should even mandate the process of vaccination, I believe we should increase funding to educate the American public

    • I like your article. It is really a problem worth us to think about. Although the consequences of not receiving the vaccine is bad, but we should need have our own rights to chose do or do not receiving the vaccine. And the other thing is the government should let people knows both possibility of get vaccine or not, they can offer information to us, and we should chose do or not do it.

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    A study published by the Nature Climate Change  found that people who believe that climate change is a serious problem often times do little or nothing to try and combat the problem. “…members of the public who

    Do we really care about the environment?

    A study published by the Nature Climate Change  found that people who believe that climate change is a serious problem often times do little or nothing to try and combat the problem. “...members of the public who are “alarmed” about...

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