Hi Anna, I found your post very interesting to read. Sleep is for sure a necessity and in order to function to the best ability, the more sleep the better. I couldn’t count how many times I have had to stay up super late to work on homework or school work, and the next day I felt so drained and exhausted. I would consider myself to be a morning…[Read more]
Hi Tevy, I found your post very intriguing and I’m looking forward to reading your paper once it is complete. I found interesting that in other parts of the world plastic surgery is something people praise. I agree with you about there being a lot of pressure to look this way or that way and it’s hard for anyone, especially girls. I’m excited to…[Read more]
So far, I have done my research prospectus and an annotated bibliography for my research paper. I have a good idea on what my thesis statement is going to be and feel good about my topic. I did an outline of what
Nice post! I like how you said that before you do anything else you just write down your big ideas. I also agree that it would be very hard to find articles that are one sided. Keep up the good work!
Hey! I think your topic is really interesting and I think that you presented it really well! It might be a little difficult, I say this only because, like you said the topic is very controversial and opinionated. I think you picked a really good topic and I can’t wait to see your complete piece of writing!
The United States is a very diverse country, with many different groups and cultures. However, with the recent election, racism has really been emphasized and encouraged. That is not how it is supposed to be at
I found your piece to be very powerful. Your message is super important and especially with young girls. People should not let other people’s view of beauty define who they are or how they look, and it’s sad so many individuals feel this way. The culture we live in, put too much of an emphasis on looks and personal appearance. You had…[Read more]
Black Friday. The official start to the frantic shopping for the holiday season with the best deals, sales, and prices on items. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, Black Friday is a day aimed towards
I agree with your opinion that Black Friday shopping should not start on the actual day of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a day for families to spend time together. Obviously, as you mentioned some people could care less if they work on Thanksgiving or not. However, I feel like a majority do. I am happy that this year some malls and stores and closed on Thanksgiving. I wish that all stores and malls would follow this mentality.
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 consuming, short tempers, and greed. Black Friday is everything Thanksgiving is not.
I think more stores and companies should opt to be like REI. REI is closing its doors both on Thanksgiving and Black Friday they believe we need to “Opt Outside” with the people you love and give thanks, rather than spending your time in chaotic lines with the goal of getting the cheapest prices.
I really enjoyed reading your post about immigration. I find Immigration to be a political issues that is super important. I agree with you about America being a place for better lives and second chances because it truly is this. People from other countries come here for better opportunities. Our country is very diverse and I believe that…[Read more]
Raising the minimum wage is a political issue that I believe more people should be talking about and considering. It’s been an issue for quite some time now, but still no changes have been made to it. Currently, t
I liked reading your post. I agree with you that young people need to start caring about the minimum wage more because that will be affecting us. Personally, it is already affecting me because I have a part time job. I also think that businesses are starting to notice this too by starting to raise their minimum wages to more like nine dollars and hour. Keep up the good work!!
I really liked reading your post and found the topic to be interesting to read. I also learned something new because I didn’t know that San Francisco’s minimum wage was $15. I’m currently at the point in my life where I need to find a job. Without a job, I won’t get any money for myself. I believe some jobs do not pay their worke…[Read more]
It’s hard to say whether or not small screens are a help or a curse, because I view them as kind of being both. I understand why some people believe small screens to be beneficial because they can be very useful in finding information quickly. It makes more sense to look something up on your phone then go find the nearest computer and l…[Read more]
I couldn’t agree more with you about what you said in your post. I don’t think girls should feel pressured to look a certain way in order to be considered beautiful. I feel that the society we live in today does focus on physical appearance, rather than inner beauty. I also really enjoyed reading the article you linked in your post. It…[Read more]
I really struggled when I first received this assignment. I was over thinking it way too much and just didn’t understand how it was possible to write 250 words on my favorite word. I also don’t think about wha
I think that friendship is a very important word in many peoples lives because friends are people who are there for you through everything. Having friends are extremely important to me but friends are not always forever. I think that you bring up a valid point that friendships are a special bond that can last forever or can end in an instant. Most people are caught up in just trying to expand their friend group and not evaluating what that person means to you. Not everyone is a good friend and people just need to accept that its the truth.
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