First of all, I don’t think that you can really change peoples minds on this issue by arguing with them on Instagram or by just posting things in the halls. This just reinforces people’s beliefs rather than actually changing their minds. For example, if I were to tell you about the pro-life beliefs and why you are wrong here, you would likely just…[Read more]
I don’t think that this is an issue that needs much direct education upon it. I think learning about the complexities of mental health and educating people about that is more valid than focusing on horrific actions taken by disturbed individuals. This is just a roundabout way of saying that you should think about your project as being a way to…[Read more]
I think that it is extremely important to think of how this issue has changed overtime. Domestic abuse used to be one of the biggest issues by far, just by sheer volume. It was common for a man to come home and beat their wives, and now it is much less so. This is not saying that it is not an issue, I am just saying that it has gotten better over…[Read more]
I think that mental health has gotten a much bigger spotlight in the last few years and I think that your project would gain a lot from noticing that and adding more to it. I know that I can’t see your poster and that this might have been something that you already did, but I genuinely think that it really helps a lot of projects to notice the…[Read more]
I really like your project, but there are a few flaws with it. First, by only having black and white headshots of people, you make them seem very disconnected and you take away a little bit of our relatability to these people. This is a major problem when you are trying to emphasize how these are people and that they are being completely and…[Read more]
I don’t think that the issue of homelessness needs more awareness, I think it just needs more understanding. I personally live in Utah and people can be very harsh against the homeless population and I know that this is the case in California. It is common to hear someone say that they are on the streets because of drugs and if they stop taking…[Read more]
This topic is extremely interesting, but it is highly political and that can easily make people refuse to talk to you. So, titling your Instagram as stopclimatechange can really put people off of you message. Also, I would say that you should probably have much more information on your poster. If you are going to convince people to change their…[Read more]
This source is on the history between Hans Hoffman and Berkley, which allows for art to have a home on the Berkley Campus. This just highlights how abstract art has made many accomplishments, allowing for other
I really like this as it really brings up something that bugs me when people talk about how these people have no fame as there is no reason for it. People like this are idolized because they can get away with it and that they tend to get the girl in the process of doing so.
Specifically, there is a youtube video called serial killers aren’t…[Read more]
Abstract art is really hard to define. It is more than any other forms of art in terms of making people think for themselves and at other times it is literally just throwing a single line on a canvas. This is a
Hi, I clicked on this because of the Elon Musk meme and I am only a little disappointed. I guess that it is just an exercise of your free speech that should completely be protected by the first amendment. Most schools cannot and do not punish bullying outside of school, so I think that allowing schools to punish cyber bullying that happens outside…[Read more]
I genuinely like what you have to say here until you get to saying that property boundaries are stopping Native Americans from practicing traditions. I think that this is too easy of an answer to a complex issue that cannot simply be resolved by just opening up the flood gates. We have had a long history of people abusing systems, specifically the…[Read more]
China has a fairly big problem, which is their surveillance. The Chinese government has implemented policies that start with surveillance and an artificially enhanced police force and end wherever the Chinese
I liked what your article did, and I really liked that you called out that school for not updating its information on bullying, however, I don’t feel as though this article is looking at the issue in the right way. It is extremely easy to say that bullying is bad, and I think that it is similar to having the bravery to say that murder isn’t good.…[Read more]
I think that this essay is focusing too much upon what may be bad. As far as I see, there is no quantifiable evidence that says that GMOs are specifically bad. They aren’t necessarily less nutritious, as Golden Rice has allowed many people to have a healthier alternative to what they could eat. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_rice) Another…[Read more]
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