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  • Okemos, Michigan, USA
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    I made a poster raising awareness about childhood hunger.

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    Food is a Right Not A Privilege

    I made a poster raising awareness about childhood hunger. https://www.canva.com/design/DACXjt0KoMA/UQ7w-tpTC6LJXzNkEYEQmg/view?website Comment on what you think we should do about childhood hunger.

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  • Great critical conversation Grant! I really liked your point about decreases in natural disasters caused by the use of nuclear power, it sounds very familiar. I was wondering how much the amount of natural disasters have increased in recent years.

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    What is the Issue?

    The American school lunch system has seen a rapid decline in quality of nutrition provided and affordability recently. With these declines, America touts one of the highest childhood obesity

    School Lunches: An American Crisis

    What is the Issue? The American school lunch system has seen a rapid decline in quality of nutrition provided and affordability recently. With these declines, America touts one of the highest childhood obesity rates in the world. In an attempt...

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    • Evan, this is an extremely well written piece. I love how you looked at this issue from many sides, and provided many arguments to support your idea. I also like how you not only talked about the issue but also: why it is important and what we should do about it. It was really cool to see you incorporate what other countries are doing about this issue as well, providing ideas and possible solutions. Awesome job and keep up the good work!

  • This provides good insight into your topic. What is your opinion on what should happen to Brock Turner though?

  • What is your view on the use of nuclear power? Should we or should we not use nuclear power?

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    I made a Piktochart explaining what I synthesized from my research. Feel free to check it out at the link below:

    What’s wrong with our School Lunches? What to reform and how to do it. by Evan McNall

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    What's Wrong with our School Lunches?

    I made a Piktochart explaining what I synthesized from my research. Feel free to check it out at the link below: What's wrong with our School Lunches? What to reform and how to do it. by Evan McNall Comment what you think about school...

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    • Evan, I totally agree with your issue on school lunches. I think this has been an issue for awhile now and hasn’t really improved so we should strive to change it so the new generation of children don’t have to suffer.

    • I agree with your ideas on school lunches. I hate to be a pessimist, but I do not think that reforms will work. Big business will lobby against this strongly. Schools are a prime market for the biggest food companies to trap consumers from the very beginning, and they are a huge source of income. Also, moving to a more localized approach will not work either, as the rich areas who can afford it aren’t the ones that need help, while the poorer areas who need support the most will keep doing what they are doing, and providing poor nutrition.

    • You thoroughly covered your issue and have left your audience informed. I now feel as though the American education system has been robbing me and my fellow peers the right to a better, nutritional life.

    • I completely agree with the fact that the school lunches don’t provide proper nutrition and that is a big issue especially when all anybody can say is that Americans are fat and need the right nutrition. I do think that the topic needs more attention and hopefully it can make a positive change.

    • Evan, this was a great infographic. It had a lot of information that I didn’t know and I love how it was layed out. Can not wait to see what you do next.

    • Evan, great job with your infographic; it was very well laid out and hit on multiple good points. School lunches may not even be on the radar for some people who are able to bring lunch from home and receive good education about nutrition, so thank you for bringing some of the real statistics to light.

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    This is the link to the article I annotated for my what do I care about. Please note that because of conflicting code on this Washington Post page, you will need to open the link first. Once on the page, you can

    On Japan’s school lunch menu: A healthy meal, made from scratch: Annotated

    This is the link to the article I annotated for my what do I care about. Please note that because of conflicting code on this Washington Post page, you will need to open the link first. Once on the page,...

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    • Hi Evan,
      I agree too that way Japan is doing school lunches could definitely help with the issue of school lunches in America. This is the way to go in american schools because most kids are unaware of the effects certain foods have on their bodies. I think that with nutritional education and healthier lunch it could definitely benefit the lives of many generations to come.

    • Hi Evan,

      I like your picture of how healthy kids lunches are at Japan in comparison to how it is back home. It’s pretty bad to have our kids lunches be so bad, it can have serious health effects for our youth. Thank you for putting this together.

      -Sid

  • Hadley I agree with you that Huck is an easily swayed character and I agree with you that his tendency to listen to what he is told to do has prolonged the suffering of him and his acquaintances. I think if Huck listened to his gut more often like he did near the end of the book Jim and him would have escaped to the free states and he wouldn’t…Read More

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    Great Post Quan! I agree with a lot of the points you brought up in your analysis. I too think that the book revolves around Huck’s moral growth away from societal norms. I would push you to consider this though: Based on the ending how much has Huck grown since the beginning of the book? I think since he rejects the institution of civilization in…Read More

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    Mark Twain will forever be the father of modern satire. Through his work The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn he puts his satirical abilities on display. In this book he writes in an outright manner, exposing the

    Is Twain the Father of Modern Satire?

    Mark Twain will forever be the father of modern satire. Through his work The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn he puts his satirical abilities on display. In this book he writes in an outright manner, exposing the issues of his...

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    • Hey there, Evan-
      Intriguing analysis of Twain’s usage of satire that you’ve made here. Overall, I’d say it’s well thought out; your analysis skills seem to be superb. However, after reading “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
      and seeing the ending remove all forms of moral dilemma, I can’t help but wonder: was the book truly a satirical novel, or did he just write it for fun? I tend to lean towards the latter.
      I believe, however, that satire indeed has a solid usage in the modern day. In fact, I find it to be one of the best ways of getting a point across quickly when it comes to subjects such as politics. However, I also find it to be ineffective in giving a truly insightful look into things- it tends to rely heavily on anecdotes and strawman arguments, which promptly fall apart under scrutiny as being illogical. Rather than use satire to get a point across, I believe it is better to get a point across using a more logical, albeit slower, method of making a point, rather than pointing a finger and laughing.
      Thank you for this post.

      -Zachary

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    Evan commented on the post, The Bee Population

    I understand that diminishing bee populations have major implications, but what can we do to remedy this situation. It is a global phenomenon solved from action. It is not that raising your voice is inconsequential rather what you do with your voice that is consequential. How can we tackle a global issue?

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    I care about school lunches. I don’t think they are adequate. The don’t provide students nutrients that they need. Because of their poor quality have caused major losses in school revenue. I arrived at this top

    What do I care about?

    I care about school lunches. I don’t think they are adequate. The don’t provide students nutrients that they need. Because of their poor quality have caused major losses in school revenue. I arrived at this topic because the school...

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  • I totally agree with your points. We, in America, have so much opportunity that we take for granted. It is a real shame to see people squander the splendors laid out for them. I appreciate how your essay fosters debate about how we show appreciation of what we have and how we use our advantages to the best of our abilities.

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    Evan commented on the post, The Key To Success

    I agree with your essay. Though I didn’t know you were shy or struggling in school I can get behind you on your message. I too believe that confidence is the key to success. I wonder though how did you overcome being shy?

  • I completely agree with you that Huck’s perception of the Grangerfords is that they are good people but a bit twisted. I appreciate that you spoke about the fact that the Grangerfords actions are both helpful and hurtful. I would look into what characters like their slaves or Jim thought of them as Huck is an unreliable narrator.

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