Dear Yeanoor, I really enjoyed your article and it gave me a sense of hope for our future. Like you said, our generation “knows how to solve problems and are intelligent enough to take leadership roles” which I think is very important! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!
Hi Emily, I really enjoyed reading your article because during this quarantine, I have struggled to be active everyday and you have motivated me to start doing so. Being active has so many positive impacts and boosts your mood which is what a lot of people need during this time! I found this article that gives further detail about the effects of…[Read more]
We are coming upon the end of the third week of quarantine. As cases and deaths still continue to rise in both the United States and the world as a whole, I have become confused about why people have not been
To Madi, I like your article and totally agree with your view. At this period, people should know this knowledge about COVID-19 to protect ourselves and others. Additionally, wearing masks and having a social distancing is the most important for all of us. Here is the link that hopes you will be interested, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html
As climate change continues to be a major issue in our society, evidence is growing that being vegetarian can help save both our planet earth, as well as trillions of dollars. By replacing meat with vegetarian
This essay stands out to me because it is a practical approach to a complicated problem and will help many environmental issues. I agree with you that a vegan diet one day a week is a very attainable goal. One reason I say this is many other solutions are very far fetched and would require every person to drastically change their lifestyle. One reason that I believe this isn’t the best solution is that there isn’t a very good way to enforce this and people aren’t very understanding and trustworthy. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I am very interested in environmental science and you put a good perspective on possible solutions.
Estoy asombrado por tu comentario “Go Veggie for a day” porque hablas sobre nuestro planeta y hablas sobre algo que nadie había puesto antes. Yo soy de Mexico y vivo en california. Una frase que me gusto fue “As climate change continues to be a major issue in our society, evidence is growing that being vegetarian can help save both our planet earth, as well as trillions of dollars,” porque ablas sobre cuidar a nuestro planeta. Como no usar tantos vehículos para que no afecten al ambiente y también hablas sobre que si solo un dia comemos vegetales vamos a estar ahorrando 100 millones de agua. Gracias por tu escritura espero seguir escuchando mas de tus comentarios porque quiero aprender más sobre el mundo. Cual es tu cultura favorita.
I am amazed by your comment “Go Veggie for a day” because you talk about our planet and talk about something that nobody had put before. I am from Mexico and I live in California. One phrase I liked was “As climate change continues to be a major issue in our society, evidence is growing that being vegetarian can help save both our planet earth, as well as trillions of dollars,” because you talk about caring for our planet. How not to use so many vehicles so that they do not affect the environment and you also talk about that if only one day we eat vegetables we will be saving 100 million water. Thank you for your writing I hope to continue hearing more of your comments because I want to learn more about the world. What is your favorite culture?
Hi Madi, I loved reading your article. Becoming vegetarian is going to be one of the most impactful steps we can take as humans to help save our planet. I have been eating meat my entire life which causes me to believe that I can never not have meat be a part of my life. Do you think that people like me could ever fully quit a meat based diet? What could be done to make the transition easier? Here is a link to a website that may help:) https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/becoming-a-vegetarian
Hi Jimena, Throughout your essay, I thought you did a very good job raising awareness about the air pollution and the effect it can have on humans. It is a very serious topic in todays society and should be in conversation more. I found an article that goes into further detail about the effects of air pollution:…[Read more]
Hey Kaya! I really enjoyed your post on the topic of sleep deprivation and the effects it has on students. I was primarily drawn to your post because I personally struggle with getting enough sleep, whether it be because of homework, sports, phone distractions, etc. I liked how you have raised awareness for this issue as well as give different…[Read more]
Hi Keily, I really enjoyed your article and totally agree that everyone should be equal and have equal rights. Over the years, women have suffered a lot from gender inequality and it is very important in which that problem changes. The rights you mentioned in your post are granted to women but I understand your standpoint and agree where you are…[Read more]
Hi Emily, I really enjoyed reading your argument and agree with your statement especially since it affects myself and many people I know everyday. Sleep is very essential and teenagers these days are not getting enough due to new technology and homework, like you mentioned. I found another source that gives more examples about why we need sleep:…[Read more]
Climate change and its impact on our environment has been a major topic in our society for a long time. Although some people might not believe in this issue, it certainly is a major problem that affects our
Hi Kira, I really enjoyed your article because it is a very relevant and highly discussed topic in today’s society. With so many people suffering with mental illness, I agree that the topic needs to be addressed more as well as stay in today’s conversation. You gave many good points and stated facts that further develop your overall article. I…[Read more]
Hi Pauline, I really enjoyed your article and respect how you wrote from the opposite side than the majority of zoo articles on the internet do. You found the beauty and positivity in zoos and revealed how they can be beneficial to endangered animals which is something not a lot of people understand. I found another article that provides…[Read more]
The debate of whether homework is beneficial or not has been going on for quite some time. For decades, the homework standard has been a “10-minute rule” which recommends a maximum of 10 minutes of homework per
Hello Madi, I had never heard of the ten minute rule, but it seems like something completly rational. I found a link that might be useful for your research (https://www.procon.org/headline.php?headlineID=005411). It goes into depth about some cons and pros of homework. Sincerely, Paula
Madi, I did not know that there was a “10-minute rule”. It is very interesting to know about this rule and I think it should be put in place. It is the perfect way to keep students stress to a minimum and still get homework done while gaining life skills. Thank you for sharing your research.
Hi Natasha, I enjoyed reading your post and agree that even though preschool isn’t strenuous, it still gives a child the opportunity to learn, interact with others and expand their creativity. You made a lot of good points about your topic and I liked how you gave specific examples of the benefits of preschool. I found a good source that shows…[Read more]
Hi Abigayle, I really enjoyed your article because vaping is such a highly controversial topic and you did a very good job expressing how dangerous it is. I agree with your argument that teens need to be more educated in this topic and hopefully it would shine light on the risks and consequences of vaping. I found this article that helps further…[Read more]
Abortion is an extremely sensitive and highly controversial topic that causes debates, disagreements and rallies all throughout the world. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, abortion is the deliberate
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