Dear Future President,
Our education system provides poor nourishment for developing minds. We have irregular start and end times that lead to poor sleep in our adolescents . School lunches with almost no nutritional value are made even worse by short lunch periods, so short that students don’t have enough time to eat as much food as they n […] View
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.
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!
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, 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.
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
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.
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.
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]
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
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?
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
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.
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.
I agree with you that a major theme of the book is abusive relationships. It has caused Huck to have the personality that he has. I would push you to figure out what Huck defines as an abusive relationship.
Context: We have been reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain in class. I have written a dialectic journal. Throughout the book, I have been observing the relationship between ignorance/ e
I highly agree that persistence is essential if one wants to succeed, and I have experienced it as well. However, I experienced it in a different sport, which was swimming. I went from barely being able to swim in 6th grade, to 19th in the state for D2, all because I was willing to put in the work. I have seen this true among many of my peers, and it is one of the few things I consider essential to my being, as it has driven me to where I am today. I’m glad to have found a kindred spirit, and great job with this!
Hey Evan! I really like your outlook on persistence. I would agree with you that persistence is extremely important in life. I also really like how you ended this piece because I think it sums up your writing very well. Keep up the good work!
Your post is very motivating as persistence does truly conquer all. Persistence is a great attribute to have on or off the track and will take you great places in life as you will never fear let downs, and continue to chase what is most desired. Thanks for the post!
Dear Future President,
Our education system provides poor nourishment for developing minds. We have irregular start and end times that lead to poor sleep in our adolescents . School lunches with almost no nutritional value are made even worse by short lunch periods, so short that students don’t have enough time to eat as much food as they n…[Read more]
I like your take on school lunches and how they have very minimal nutritional value. Because of our long school days and the minimal sleep weget, we need to have better lunches with nutrition. How do you think that this would work? What would you put into the lunches?
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