It gives me wonder great as my content   

    To see you here before me. O my soul’s joy!

    If after every tempest come such calms,

    May the winds blow till they have waken’d death!

    And let the labouring bark cl

  • Othello


    It gives me wonder great as my content   

    To see you here before me. O my soul’s joy!

    If after every tempest come such calms,

    May the winds blow till they have waken’d death!

    And let t

  • Lindsay commented on the post, July 4th 2 years ago

    It is cool how in present day there are still so many things that we don’t know about the universe. Even in 2012, scientists were looking for answers that related to when the universe was formed, and they didn’t even find the answer back then. I personally think it is a good thing that we haven’t figure out everything about the universe yet,…[Read more]

  • In a complex world, momentary joy is not enough to make us truly happy people. Happiness in life comes down to a few major points, based on an article written by Skilled at Life. They can be summarized as the

    • Zoe replied 2 years ago

      Lindsay, I absolutely loved this post. You brought up so many good points regarding communal growth.I mean, humans are social beings after all. What are your feelings toward the statement “You must learn to love yourself before you can love others?” Where would that fit in? Do you believe it?

    • Lindsay,

      I enjoyed reading your post. I completely agree with your standpoint that “people are our paths to happiness.” The part in your post that touched me the most was your last paragraph, especially when you write of purpose and how everyone plays into the way we build up our happiness. Because this is third quarter, my bitter-sweet side starts to come out more so I just want to relate this post to high school. I do believe that the people I have gotten to know this year have truly made me happy and felt that my life had been more purposeful. I am going to be sad when we all part, but we can all look at this experience as four years that we all impacted each other in special ways whatever that may have been. Thank you for your post.

      -Thomas K.

  • Khlood- this is a really good poem, I liked reading it a lot. I think it is great that you decided to focus on all of the ways we are broken as a country, because it is a reason to be very sad. Each event or aspect you mentioned really saddens me as well, and I hope it saddens all of us. We should not be okay with the way things are going, and it…[Read more]

  • Cec- This is a great article, and I think you did a great job sticking to the facts. On such a controversial topic, it can be hard to look at actual evidence towards either side, or facts that don’t play into either argument. Your article did a great job informing the reader on the views of certain groups, and I also learned about how exactly…[Read more]

  • When looking for happiness, one of the most important things to each of us is our self-esteem. As we grow up, we all search for the feeling that we are complete, and secure in our own image and personality. There

  • Zoe- This is a beautiful poem, great job! I really enjoyed reading this, and I’m not super into poetry, but this one was really captivating to read. You did a great job with imagery, and gave the reader a great sense of what you are imagining. Also your metaphors were awesome, I especially liked the one “have you heard the buzz in your ear of…[Read more]

  • Koji- I really like the point you made in this article, and you did a great job making it! I think it is really important to look at what groups legislation effects, and after looking at this case in particular from your article, it is clear to see that there are certain groups that are more targeted when marijuana is still illegal. I also liked…[Read more]

  • Growing up, one of the most important things we learn to do is connect with others. At a young age, we must branch off of our parents to meet new people and develop connections with them. Each of these connections

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  • In life, we often think that the only way to be secure is to be secure in oneself. Humans tend to feel like we need to prove something to ourselves, that we are independent and don’t need other people to be f

    • Lindsay,
      I haven’t really thought about our dependence on family and friends which makes your topic unique. Insecurity and isolation are negative affects of the lack of social interaction and I agree with you when you said, “By believing that we need to be independent to be fulfilled, we are keeping ourselves from connections that we need in our lives,” because creating those bonds with people is crucial in becoming who you are and being happy. I really liked how you strengthened your argument by going into reproduction saying it’s a necessary part of living. Here is an interesting article that goes against your argument that I found interesting https://www.elitedaily.com/life/motivation/why-you-should-never-depend-on-anyone-but-yourself Looking forward to your posts to come.

  • Great post! I also thought that the anxiety that Winston feels really stands out. Orwell describes it in a way where we can understand Winston’s point of view, and see how difficult it would be for him to escape the situation. I think “paranoia” is a great word choice to describe what he was feeling throughout his whole life. I also liked you…[Read more]

  • Cicely, great topic, I think this is super relevant right now. Living in Utah we can see so many people being affected by SAD, and most of us are close to someone experiencing it. Recently, I have seen a lot more people opening up about their mental health with people they trust, and I think that is a great first step to getting rid of the stigma…[Read more]

  • This is a great article, well done! I think you are totally right that we need to look deeper into what we mean when we say we are American by looking at specific important issues. I liked how you brought up specific issues yourself such as immigration. I look forward to reading the other article you wrote to follow up with this one.

  • This poem is great! I really liked the concept of the butterfly effect that you focused on, I think it is a super cool concept! https://www.americanscientist.org/article/understanding-the-butterfly-effect is a great article that I looked into after reading your poem so that I could have a better understanding. Great work!

  • This is a great article! I really liked that you didn’t only focus on the problems with video games, like most people choose to do, but you also focused on the benefits to it. You used a lot of examples that strengthened your argument. Here is another article that I found interesting on the benefits of playing video games.…[Read more]

  • Sofia- This post is great! I think you made great points, and also brought in all the information that was necessary to understand the topic. Trump’s decision to use bear ears was mindless and selfish. This article https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/us/trump-bears-ears.html by the New York Times gives a great view on the subject.


    Voter ID laws have been debated for many reasons, and there are many pros and cons. I wanted to look into if the ways voter ID laws are set up benefit the people as well as security. Voting is a very important

    • Hi Lindsay! I really enjoyed reading your post and I think you highlighted very important issues. The security of our elections is crucial, therefore we need to have some sort of voter ID laws. However, these laws can lead to discrimination resulting in an unfair election. As many of us will be voting soon it is imperative that we make sure we have adequate laws set in place in order to insure that we have fair and valid elections. I think people need to educate themselves more on this issue especially because voting is one of the most fundamental things within our political system. Here is a link to an article I think you would find compelling!

    • Hi!
      Really interesting article! I like how different it is ( I would not have thought to write about it, yet it is still incredibly prevalent.) I think ID laws are such a tricky thing to balance, because we want as many people as possible to vote, but we also want it to be as easy as possible for people to vote, without any extra hassle. Here’s an aritcle about voting and women’s rights.

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