• Katie commented on the post, Safety Pins 3 years, 2 months ago

    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.

  • 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

    • 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.

  • Olivia and Profile picture of KatieKatie are now friends 3 years, 3 months ago

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

  • Katie commented on the post, I am So Sorry 3 years, 3 months ago

    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?


    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

    • 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.

  • 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

  • Katie and Profile picture of SuzannaSuzanna are now friends 3 years, 4 months ago


    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

  • 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]

  • Katie commented on the post, Helping Hand 3 years, 5 months ago

    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]

  • Katie commented on the post, I remember 3 years, 7 months ago

    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]

  • 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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