• Ever since we have had to isolate ourselves, I’ve been thinking is online schooling all that is cracked up to be. From what I have had to experience I don’t like online schooling at all. Yes, we have the cho

    • Hello Asnica,
      I completely agree. I have been having trouble with online schooling aswell. There are too many distractions everywhere and it is hard to focus. Here is a source that gives the pros and cons of online learning: https://www.campusexplorer.com/college-advice-tips/F0232E15/Pros-and-Cons-of-Online-School/. I enjoyed reading this good job!

    • Asnica I agree that online schooling has been difficult I do think it has some ups with us being able to have more flexibility but for the most part it has lot of downsides. The flexibility itself is a downside as you stated in that without the structure of traditional schooling it is up to the student to be disciplined enough to set deadlines and stick to a good schedule. I have found it increasingly difficult to stay motivated and stay on task especially when I am just a room or a few feet away from my bed. I too miss seeing my friends and teacher and I hope we can get back to normal life for the last few weeks of our high school career.

    • Hi Asnica,
      I really like your argument. I never thought I would miss going to school normally but I miss it now. Its good for your mental health to interact with others and have a sense of structure in what you have to do. I find it difficult to maintain motivation during this time, even more than I did when I was in school. One good thing about online schooling, however, is that it saves time. I can take care of whatever school work will take me the longest first, then get smaller things done. So far, this has left me with more time to rest or get exercise. I think that our school has a really got environment, and I wish we could experience it now because our last year ends soon. I found this article that shows the pros and cons of online high school that mentions how if your high school has a negative environment, online school is a good option: https://vittana.org/20-pros-and-cons-of-online-high-school. This does not really apply to our situation, and I miss seeing people at school every day, but its still an interesting perspective.

    • Asnica I agree with your article, online schooling is harder and more stressful. School was easy with the one on one interactions and it was fun seeing everyone.

    • There is so much more to education than simply opening a book and reading from it. The actual interaction between a student and a teacher, and between students themselves, represents a substantial part of the entire education experience. For sake of our mental health, the traditional school programming is proving to be much more important than on-line impersonal learning. As people are finding out during this time of independent quarantining, many more people are suffering from mental health problems associated with isolation. For generations, it has been known that people need personal interaction with others to maintain a good healthy mental attitude. That is all being taken away from us during on-line learning. Psychological experiments have constantly concluded that most people are much more likely to inflict pain on lab rats and supposedly even real people, if they are not in the same room as the potential victim or recipient of the pain. I believe this is proving to be consistent with on-line education efforts in that it appears many teachers are assigning a significant greater amount of homework than we would have if we were attending classes physically each day. It is great that we have technology to allow us to participate in Zoom meetings, but it does not assist us in engaging in the same type of worthwhile discussion as if we were sitting in the same classroom. In other words, I miss being in the classroom with my friends, teachers, and everyone else that make up the Judge Memorial community.

  • Asnica commented on the post, Fighting For You 4 months ago

    Hi, Meghan
    I love this poem! while I was reading it, I was nodding my head because it’s so true. We really need to help the Earth so we can keep living on Earth.

    Wonderful job!


  • Hi Noa
    I completely agree with you. We need to have both sides trying to stop police brutality. ”assisting young men from low-income communities with finding jobs in the hopes that this will keep them off the streets and addressing mental health issues and utilizing mental health professionals to deal with psychiatric issues.” I really liked…[Read more]

  • African American are more likely to get lower-paying jobs than white people because the education between white communities and black communities are a lot different from each other. Black males and females are

    • Dear Asnica,
      I loved this article very much. In the first paragraph it quotes, “African American are more likely to get lower-paying jobs than white people because the education between white communities and black communities are a lot different from each other. Black males and females are less likely to become successful because they are less likely to attend and graduate from college”. I think that African Americans can achieve whatever they set their mind to, and that they do get profiled a lot, but that should not affect them because they should know they are hard workers and can do anything good in life!

  • hi nini
    yes, depression is a very very serious mental illness. We need to be able to talk about in weather its online or in schools or with family or friends we just need to talk about it more.

  • hello jimmy.
    I do not agree with your argument. It’s not fair or okay if a women has gotten raped and she gets pregnant she should be able to have the choice of what she wants to do because she already has all of the trauma that she is dealing with and having to carry a baby even if you don’t want to, its not healthy for you’re mental health.…[Read more]

  •  In America, you don’t see the gender roles a lot but there are some households that the men are the breadwinners and women the is the caretaker. In some other countries like Bolivia, women were expected to st

  • Dear zhenghao,
    Thank you for writing about learning English I completely understand how hard it is learning English if it’s not you’re first language. you did a really good job.

  • Dear lizeth
    I want to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. I’m going to be going to a community college to do my generals because it’s cheaper then having to go to a university just to do my generals that everyone has to do.

  • cassie
    I totally agree with you because when parents and kids have a healthy relationship they are better to grow up to have a healthy and stable life.”a child who grows up with a healthy relationship with their parents have a better chance of developing a happier and safer relationship with friends as they grow up.” this is true and I agree…[Read more]

  • Plastic has a chemical in it called bisphenol A (BPA) and this chemical is very dangerous for us humans because it can cause cancer and it can also cause birth defects and impaired immunity, endocrine disruption.

    • Asnica,
      I thought this was a very good piece. It gave a lot of good information about how plastic can negatively affect people. I think the best part of the piece was when you explained how BPA can harm people, because it helps the reader visualize the problems that can become of this.
      If you want to look more into this topic, I would recommend taking a look at this article: https://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/health/case_studies/plastics.html.
      Overall, I though this was a very good article with a lot of good information. The specific details, and information, are what made this piece great to read.

  • Dear kaya,
    complete agree with you on how it’s hard to get enough sleep during the school year. It would definitely help us if were on our phone’s less. When it’s time for us to go to sleep to put our phones in another room so we get a better night sleep.

  • Has police brutality caused PTSD in the black community? 

    Yes, it has in the article it talks about how we are always living in trauma that whatever we do is wrong and that the police can use their authority

    • While I agree that police brutality is an issue, and that there are no doubt some officers who wear a badge and should not be wearing a badge, I would like to say that police officers are not targeting black people. According to statista.com, in the years 2017-2019, more whites have been killed by officers than blacks. In 2019 so far, there have been 220 whites killed as opposed to 150 blacks killed by officers. https://www.statista.com/statistics/585152/people-shot-to-death-by-us-police-by-race/

      In all honesty, I believe this is a victim mindset that blacks are being targeted and oppressed by officers, which is not true. Black on black crime is an also a big issue and is something you should also focus on.

    • I agree Police brutality has gone too far and is a big issue in todays world. I feel like if you are a police officer and wear a badge you should be protecting everyone not just who you want to. Black people deserve and have the right to be protected as much as everyone else. https://www.washingtonpost.com/policeshootings/ her is a link talking about how many deaths there were in 2016 that were caused by police brutality.

    • I agree that police brutality is a huge issue, and I agree that it mainly occurs to African Americans, but there have been some cases of it happening to whites. I think that you should add that point of view in your article. Other than that, it was well written and definitely something that needs t be addressed.

    • Asnica, I completely agree that the African American community has been traumatized with police brutality in the past years. The police ended up killing someone, but also ended up significantly affected the entire black community. I agree that PTSD has been formed with African Americans, creating tension between them and black lives. It is very interesting to see the data that you showed. It helped me understand the total effect the police issue had the African Americans. This is a site with information on how a society could hinder police brutality against anyone (https://populardemocracy.org/news/15-things-your-city-can-do-right-now-end-police-brutality). I think police brutality happens to all races, and some police officers should be no duty. However, police officers and citizens need to do their parts to end this conflict and break the tension between them.

    • Asnica,
      I completely agree with what you have written about the police brutality issue that’s becoming very widespread in america. Only police officers who obey the rules and follow the strict rules should be wearing the badge and protecting ou community because people with bias cause a once good thing to become bad. According to an article I read, the trend of fatal police shootings in the United States seems to only be increasing, with a total 753 civilians having been shot, 150 of whom were Black, as of October 29, 2019. Here’s the article link (https://www.statista.com/statistics/585152/people-shot-to-death-by-us-police-by-race/).

    • Hey Asnica. I agree that this is a major issue happening right now. I feel everyone should be protected not just those chosen due to race or privileged. I believe this link may be helpful. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Police-Brutality-in-the-United-States-2064580 I hope this helps and great job!

    • Asnica

      I completely agree with everything you said! It is clear that police brutality is a high issue concerning our country, and the points you raised were very valid. My one addition is that maybe, while focusing mainly on brutality against African Americans, add cases of brutality against other races too! Heres a link that may help you! (https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2019/04/24/usa-today-revealing-misconduct-records-police-cops/3223984002/) Great job!

    • I really enjoyed your post and I, like many, agree that African American men especially are targeted in the United States. It has become a huge problem these past few years and is a a growing systematic issue. A lot of police officers tend to dehumanize blacks and place them into a box. They are “dangerous threats.” Many other people of all genders, sexes, religions, and races are have also been targets of police officers throughout the country. I read an article https://www.britannica.com/topic/Police-Brutality-in-the-United-States-2064580 that goes more into the statistics of it. Thank you for sharing your opinion, I look forward to reading more of your work.

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