Accusations of sexual assault have been prevalent for the news over the past few years. Recently, an accusation about Judge Brett Kavanaugh made headlines as he was in the process of being confirmed to the Supreme
Maggie, this is a great essay! Your writing is very compelling and I really enjoyed reading this. I can relate to this because I am also very upset about how Americans are desensitized to sexual assault and I wrote about the upsetting confirmation of Mr. Kavanaugh in my Sociobiography. I thought it was very interesting that the female Democratic senators were not allowed to talk to Mr. Kavanaugh. I had no idea about this and this makes the situation more upsetting. In conjunction with your statements about the arrests, I found this interesting article by The Washington Post about how 128 people were arrested after a anti-Kavanaugh protest. I look forward to reading more of your writing in the future!
Tori, I first want to commend your bravery in writing about such a personal topic. You are helping to get rid of the stigma behind mental health illnesses. I personally related to the part where you said, ” Constantly feeling like someone is watching you,sweaty hands and feeling a nervous ball at the pit of your stomach.” I thought that this was a…[Read more]
Olivia, your argument is articulate and well-researched. I agree with the fact that gerrymandering is a big problem is the US. Until gerrymandering ends, elections in America won’t be fair. I particularly enjoyed when you said, “In other words, our elections are being corroded by the people on the inside taking shortcuts or twisting the rules to…[Read more]
Mariah, I think your article was articulate and very well supported. Your use of statistics made this article comprehensive and easy to understand. Your article was very interesting and I think you did a great job!
For the majority of schools in America, students are graded on a letter scale. It is common knowledge that an ‘A’ represents success and an ‘F’ represents failure. However, research has shown that as student
Very excellent points, Maggie! I think that you definitely nailed down the idea of how students are striving to become “straight A” students. The direct link to anxiety was a very convincing one, and it’s something that’s tangibly and visibly present in my own day-to-day life. It’s something that I struggle with, and many others do. That was beautifully conveyed here! Well done!
These are all great points and they are all very compelling! I loved how you commented on the decline in acceptance rates at top colleges because that is very applicable and often understated. The Cheney High School teacher has an interesting approach and I’m glad you included that in your response. I was able to relate to quite a lot of this! Nice job, Maggie!
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