• Sebastian,

    Thank you so much for sharing this post!
    You had many interesting ideas and thought-provoking conversations. I liked how you talked about the extremes of both sides as well as the moderation within your statements. I agree with you, that the meaning of being an American citizen is different for everyone. With all the cultures in A…[Read more]

  • Kaitlyn,

    I resonated with your post because as the stay at home orders were extended, I was also in utter disbelief. I thought that it would be the two weeks, and then everything would go back to normal. we would get our senior year back. I also agree with the ups and downs of being quarantines during this time. Part of me thinks that maybe it…[Read more]

  • Recently, I have been researching alternatives to medical and cosmetic testing on animals using technological methods. In particular, a program based in Germany called ZEBET has created a variety of alternatives

  • Lalo and Elija,

    Thank you for your article! Its very interesting to hear the varying perspectives on the death penalty. Have you taken into account the cost of varying methods to imprisionment, or the compared to the death penalty? This would be interesting to add into your article! Heres a link that may help!…[Read more]

  • Emily-

    This article was amazing! Its clear that you put energy and effort into your research! I think that it was important to bring up the mentioned alternatives, but do you think people will get on board with only buying used clothing? It seems like it would be difficult to get a consensus to do this! Heres a link that may help with further…[Read more]

  • Animal cruelty through medical and cosmetic testing is at an all time high, with an estimated 115 million animals worldwide used in labrotory experiments every year. Many programs have created alternatives to

    • I think you have an interesting topic with many layers. You cover the ethical side of the issue pretty well. I have a source by Steve Perrin you may be interested which covers the scientific side in case you’re “Preclinical Research: Make Mouse Studies Work.”

    • Megan!
      This is an awesome post! I actually have not looked into this topic before now and you have very well explained how animal testing and research using animals is very prevalent and is an ethical issue. I have never heard of ZEBET before and will definitely be looking into their program and what they are doing to limit testing on animals. I wonder what American companies are doing to help minimize their testing on animals and how we as consumers can be more aware of this problem. It might be interesting to see how many people are aware of what companies use animal testing in the production and creation of their products. Great job! Cant wait to read your final paper!

  • Melaine-

    This is a very interesting topic, and one that I believe is very debatable in our current legal and justice system. I think that it is important to think about, as the right to vote is inherently part of our rights as humans. On the other hand, we are looking at people who have acted against the legal system, and so therefore should…[Read more]

  • Matthew-

    This article is amazing! It is very well written and obvious that you spent time researching the background to voting and initiating chnage. It offered excellent insight to the issue at hand, which I personally believe all young adults are facing the burden of. We are expected to change the trajectory of the world, but this cannot change…[Read more]

  • Ethan,

    This was very interesting and extremely well written. its interesting how you linked the values directly to the Constitution! Its clear that you thought out this before writing it, and put much time, effort, and thought into your ideas and writing. Heres a link that may help you further your research.…[Read more]

  • Megan commented on the post, Animal Rights 5 months, 4 weeks ago


    I found this post super interesting because it is the same topic that I wrote about! I think that this was very well written, easy to follow, and its clear that you out time and effort into your research. Heres a link that may help further your research.…[Read more]

  • Animal cruelty through medical and cosmetic testing is at an all time high, with an estimated 115 million animals worldwide used in labrotory experiments every year. This being said, research conducted by The

  • Jimena,

    Your post was very interesting and did an excellent job at highlighting the negative affects and serious dangers of the air pollution in Oakland! I agree that we need to immediately do something to address the air pollution, as I live in Utah and in the Salt Lake Valley we have dangerously bad Air pollution.

    Heres an interesting article…[Read more]

  • Amaia–

    This is so well written! It is clear that you took the time to research what you were talking about, and able to source reputable sources that help the reader gain clear insight about the topic! I think that its also crucial too ick a topic that is a pressing issue, and has solutions that are beginning to be implemented to solve the…[Read more]

  • It is no question that medical testing on animals is an unethical process, although at times it has proven incredibly useful to advancing our knowledge. In the article that I annotated, Benjamin Lewis and

  • Megan commented on the post, Heated Question 7 months, 1 week ago


    Your article is very interesting, and I can see why you chose to write about it! Often times, people don’t address the “heated questions,” such as the one you brought up, when in reality it is those ones that need to be discussed the most! Through the amount of people who go through this process, it is necessary to understand how they are…[Read more]

  • Hi David!

    I completely agree with everything you said! It is clear that everything you said are high issues concerning our country, and the points you raised were very valid. Hate crimes are very prevalent, and a lot of the information you provided was relatively shocking. My one addition is that maybe go further in depth on the definition of a…[Read more]

  • Asnica

    I completely agree with everything you said! It is clear that police brutality is a high issue concerning our country, and the points you raised were very valid. My one addition is that maybe, while focusing mainly on brutality against African Americans, add cases of brutality against other races too! Heres a link that may help you!…[Read more]

  • Ana,

    Your article is very eye opening. You’ve offered points and insight to the conversation in ways that I had not considered before. By saying, “I do not think the topic of rape and sexual assault is really talked about in a way that teaches boys what is right and wrong,” you demonstrated how you have clearly though about the issues of the…[Read more]

  • Stella,

    This post is very insightful! It is clear that you have thought out what you are talking about and done outside research! ” If Marino’s statement is true that semi-automatic rifles are no more powerful than other guns, why do we need them?” I loved this part of your post because it shows that you interpreted the article then took time t…[Read more]

  • The article, “Guns and freedom: The American Way” from Youth Voices is discussing the necessity and rights of guns to citizens in our nation. The major claim that the author makes is that citizens take living in

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