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    Does our country still provide the promise of prosperity regardless of circumstance? Is it still possible to achieve the American Dream? Have recent events concerning COVID 19 changed the American dream? These

    COVID 19 and The American dream

    Does our country still provide the promise of prosperity regardless of circumstance? Is it still possible to achieve the American Dream? Have recent events concerning COVID 19 changed the American dream? These questions all revolve around the definition of...

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    • Luke,
      I really liked reading this paper. I actually wrote a paper about this same topic because it is cool. These are strange times for us kids.
      read this article- https://www.americandream.com/
      Love, Sam

    • Luke I really liked your essay and I agree with a lot of the facts that you stated especially on how we judge or base our selfs off the success of others, I think you would like this article on how we judge ourselfs based off others

      How We Judge Others Is How We Judge Ourselves

    • Luke,
      I just wrote an article about the COVID-19. I am so interested in your essay. I know American stranded for freedom. But before we achieve the American dreams, we have to keep our life healthy. I think American dreams and our health having the same status.

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    More than 70% of men in the world’s top 200 have earned more than their female counterparts in 2018. Just like everywhere else and in all sports there is a difference in the wage gap made by male and female p

    The Wage Gap in Pro Tennis

    More than 70% of men in the world’s top 200 have earned more than their female counterparts in 2018. Just like everywhere else and in all sports there is a difference in the wage gap made by male and...

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    • Dear Luke,
      I strongly agree with your thoughts on the wage gap in sports, because I believe women are working just as hard as men, therefore they should be paid equally. Here is a website that talks more about the wage gap between men and women in sports.

      Closing the Gender Wage Gap in Sports [Infographic]

      Sincerely,
      Emily

    • Dear Luke,
      I honestly dont know much about tennis or how they distribute the pay between the players, but I do understand the UFC. The ultimate fighting competition I feel is a great example of equal pay in the world of sports. The fighters each get paid based on how much money they bring in, not on how much the commissioner decides is enough.
      https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2843111-dana-white-talks-uswnt-pay-dispute-growth-of-womens-mma-in-ufc
      This is a cool video of Dana White (the owner of the UFC) talking about equal pay and how Ronda Rousey made a ton of money fighting because of the fact that people loved watching her. She helped bring in a ton of money for the UFC and was paid because of her performance in the octagon. I dont know if this is the same in all sports but another good example in the WNBA VS. the NBA. The WNBA brings in significant less viewers so of course they arent going to make as much as NBA players. I wish to do more research on this topic but thank you for writing about this.
      -samuel

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    Everyone has the right to healthcare. Healthcare is a necessity and no one should be denied it. Eight percent of the U.S. population do not have health insurance, that is over twenty eight million people. The

    Our Right to Healthcare

    Everyone has the right to healthcare. Healthcare is a necessity and no one should be denied it. Eight percent of the U.S. population do not have health insurance, that is over twenty eight million people. The United States is...

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    The next topic is gun control, because of how controversial it has been. Gun control has been a recent topic due to the increase in mass shootings over the last couple of years. The benefits of stricter gun

    Gun Control

    The next topic is gun control, because of how controversial it has been. Gun control has been a recent topic due to the increase in mass shootings over the last couple of years. The benefits of stricter gun control...

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    Gene editing is highly controversial, this process would take place in babies and would remove all unwanted genes from a child and possibly add favorable genes. I picked out two articles that focus on the

    Gene Editing

    Gene editing is highly controversial, this process would take place in babies and would remove all unwanted genes from a child and possibly add favorable genes. I picked out two articles that focus on the positives and negatives of...

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    • Hi Luke, I liked your essay on Gene editing, I thought it was very interesting that one of the articles talked about the idea of genetically modifying children, I don’t know how that would wok out but it is very interesting thought. I think you should consider reading this article on genetic defects and how they could limit the affects, I think you would really like it.
      Best of luck
      -Alex
      https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-gene-editing-tool-could-fix-genetic-defects-with-fewer-unwanted-effects1/

    • This is an amazing topic to write and read about, due to the fact that this is a leap forward in technology and science. But it does come with some foreseeable consequences in the future. As you said, due to these new “superior” genetics this could cause more issues than it does fix anything. The first problem that would most likely be faced is that something goes wrong, hurting the family and the children involved with the experiment. Secondly, one of the worsted issues in our society is the inequality and discrimination of others. This can make these two issues blow out of proportion. As much as this would be a fantastic idea for medical science, the moral conflict heavily outweighs the positives as of right now.

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