The Basque People date back to the beginning of recorded history. They were there before France was France and before Spain was Spain. They were there before, during, and after the Roman Empire, one of the f
Madi, I love this topic I think it is so interesting. I love how you incorporate the history of the Basques and how they were pushed to the unknown. I think it would be super cool to look at how the Basque language was incorporated into other languages. The wikipedia page on the basques has a section on how it effects other languages that could be helpful. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basque_language
With a beautiful coastline on the Bay of Bizkay, the rugged Pyrenees Mountains, and postcard-perfect farms and villages, it’s no wonder that tourists love Basque country. But it’s the cultural heritage of t
Lizbeth, your article brings up some decent points, but there is no structure or flow. While the title of your article sways me to believe the post is about cyberbully, you don’t mention social media at all until your last paragraph. Consider providing an initial and more encompassing thesis to build your article off of. This will help with the s…[Read more]
Dust, I enjoyed your poem mostly because it was short and concise, yet interesting and informational. Your passion and love for your country shows through in each line and I loved the little facts like “morning tea” that accompany it. The passion most strongly shines through with the strong openings of “I am”. This phrase shows that you…[Read more]
Hey Erik! I believe creativity to be a major part of everyone’s life. Creativity can be big or it can be small. It can be positive or it can be negative. No matter its form, it is always prevalent. It is because of these beliefs that I found your post to stand out. I loved how you mentioned the creativity inside of everyone and the ways in…[Read more]
As a passionate lover of all things horror, I was happy to read your discussion post. Your catching hook had me diving right in. I found all the different examples to be quite interesting in how you related each to a different type of fear. I absolutely love Stephen King and recommend his book The Shining, if you have not already read it.…[Read more]
I liked how you provided context surrounding the issue of alcohol consumption and the legal age at which we are allowed to do so. The real world examples provided by the stories of specific individuals helped to support your claim about the changing of the legal age. I deeply agreed with your comparison of the legal driving age at sixteen and…[Read more]
Abortion, as defined in the Merriam Webster dictionary is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. Abortions occur for many reasons, whether
Madi, I think you wrote a great piece of abortion and enjoyed how you used the specific stories to show both sides of the debate. Although I enjoyed reading it, I am interested in why you used an example from outside of the US. If you were trying to establish a global view of abortion here is a resource on how the abortion laws in the US have effected the rest of the world: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5318220/. I would be interested if you wrote another article on this with more facts that support both sides of the argument. All being said, this was an interesting piece to read.
Madi, I appreciated how you discussed both sides of the debate, because I believe it made your argument stronger. The discussion of both sides can be helpful for both readers and the development of the argument. I found this article https://www.thoughtco.com/arguments-for-and-against-abortion-3534153 to simplify the debate surrounding abortion. I look forward to reading more of your writing.
Euthanasia and assisted suicide is a practice that has been minimally used due to moral controversy. Those against its use argue that the PAS borders with murder and is therefore morally inhumane. On the o
Great job in this post Madeline. I really liked how you gave background of the topic as well as providing information into what euthanasia and medical marijuana are. I think that if you tried to mix the two topics together it would give the writing a little bit more cohesion for a more even flow. I liked when you said “the right to death is as important as the right to live, a natural right, and should be granted to each individual no matter what their circumstance. ” This was a very strong statement that gave your writing a kind of sturdiness that makes you trust the topic.
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