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  • Hi Nini, I agree that depression is an important issue that needs to be discussed more. It is a problem becoming more common in people, especially teens. We need to start this discussion and start looking for solutions. Here is a link I think may be helpful to you: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/teen-depression/symptoms-causes/syc-20350985

  • Hi Kira, I really enjoyed your article. This is an issue that is becoming more common, especially with our generation. I think it is an issue we need to raise awareness about. Many people understand the struggle but are unwilling to discuss. I think you did a great job and are helping people open up with conversation. I think this article may help…Read More

  • Sam, this is a wonderful essay. I can tell you took time into writing this and really thought about what being an American means. May I suggest the book, “Call Me American” by Abdi Nor Iftin. It is a book about a young man who travels to the US from Somalia. I hope this helps.

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    Almost all schools have a dress code. Private schools, public schools, and charter schools all usually have a dress code. Some schools may even require uniforms. At most schools there are required lengths for

    Sexist School Dress Codes

    Almost all schools have a dress code. Private schools, public schools, and charter schools all usually have a dress code. Some schools may even require uniforms. At most schools there are required lengths for skirts, shorts, and shirt sleeves....

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    • Hi Madelyn,
      I agree with your idea that dress code should be changed to make students feel more co=mfortable in their learning envirnments. Moreover, dressing is also a way for students to express themselves. Therefore, changing dress code seem necessary.n Here is an intersting story about weird dress code. https://www.change.org/p/donna-spacek-change-their-stand-on-the-dress-code-and-re-evaluate-the-reasons-that-our-daughters-are-being-given-for-not-being-allowed-to-wear-shorts

      sincerely,
      Honam Cao

    • Dear Madelyn:

      I am amazed by your post, “Sexist School Dress Codes,” because I agree that us girls shouldn’t have to be uncomfortable in our learning environment if the distraction is us just because of what we were maybe it’s the boys that have to control themselves and pay attention.The rules should apply to both genders if it’s a big distraction and not target on girls because of our own body. 

      Two sentences you wrote that stand out for me is: “There was a story of a young girl who wore a razor top tank top and was sent home for being a distraction. The next day she came to school in a tank top with “#iamnotadistraction” written on the inside of her arm.” I think this is important because taking action is needed so our voices can get heard. If we want a difference to happen maybe we should take action.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your writing really spoke to me . Thank you again for writing about this topic.

      Eliana

  • Cassie, this is a very thoughtful article. I really appreciate how this really made me think about how my parents have impacted me. I think that our parents affect who we are as people. They help us grow and learn how to be the best us we can be. I think the following article may help you.…Read More

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