• In our photography class, we recently had a few photographers talk to our class about their photography. One photographer, Angie Monson, talked to us about her photography business. She makes a living out of being

  • This is very well written and inspiring. I agree that something needs to be done about this issue- teens are too young to face some of the charges that adults do. I do think that teens are old enough to face consequences of their actions, but for this to be true, we need a fair and just system- not one that judges on account of race. We should be…[Read more]

  • Maddie commented on the post, Safety Pins 2 years, 5 months ago

    I definitely agree with you, in that in order for things to change, we need to actually make that change happen. I do think that the safety pin idea is a good start and a good representation of what we want to change, but we do need to stand up and make change. Great writing and ideas!

  • This is such a great topic, especially as we see how relevant it is today. Great job summarizing your paper, and I cant wait to read more on this!

  • The overall American diet, has shifted into what is fastest, cheapest, and most often what is unhealthiest. Many convenient foods lead to diets that are low in nutrition and high in calories, fat, and  sugar. We

    • I think that it’s true that people today are more concerned with what is fast and cheap than what is good for their bodies.

  • Recently in photography class, we were assigned a project that was photographing 3 photos of toys to tell a story. I took photos of 3 dolls that I have. In these photos we tried to have a depth of field (blurry

  • For and assignment, we had to photograph an important person. I took portraits of our school’s biology teacher, Mr. Hentschel. In these photos, I used a softbox light, and a small aperture, as you can see by the s

    • Dear Maddie,
      I really like this photo. I love how you were able to make Mr. Hentschel the main focus of the piece. Many times when one is trying to focus on just the person that does not always happen. What ends up happening is the background and people in the photo are pulled together, they ends up not being the true focus. Great photo!

    • I really liked your post. You do not even need the description to get the message out of the picture. Mr. Hentschel is clearly an important person.

    • Dear Maddie,
      I am happy about your post, “Important People”, because it was informing. I learned a lot. This is cool. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is,”For and assignment, we had to photograph an important person.” I think this is smart because you’re smart. Smart people have smart ideas. Another sentence that I liked was, “In these photos, I used a softbox light, and a small aperture, as you can see by the shallow depth of field (blurry background).” This stood out for me because it gives detail. Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I read an article. I liked it. It was about people and pictures. It was cool. It was smart. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you’re a good writer. I would like to see more post about your teachers. You’re a good writer. Good luck.

    • Maddie,
      This photo is beautiful, and I too believe that sometime thing turn out better if you don’t plan every aspect of them. You did a great job of making your teacher the main focus, and I really enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing.

    • Dear, Maddie
      I am pleased about your post on important people because the concept of not always planning things can lead to great aspects. One thing that stood out was the fact you noticed all those details of the colors on the board and how you connected it all together.

  • We have recently researched a contemporary photographer, and I researched Phil Borges. Phil Borges was born in 1942 in the United States and is a social documentary photographer and filmmaker. He documents and

    • Hello Maddie,

      I find you article very interesting about Phil Borges. His style of photography is very interesting. It seems very unique and impressive art style. It is impressive the extend at which you can take photography so well and use cameras to create these interesting effects with the background and foreground.

    • I love how deep photography can get and how many underlining messages there are in each photo, so I find this really interesting on how he used such minor changes in his pictures to make a bolder statement.

  • While searching more about my research topic of the American diet, I found an interesting article about how the American diet has changed over the years. The article mentions that as the obesity rate rises, so

    • Hi Maddie your writing is grand. You chose a really broad topic and I think youre doing a good job of condensing the info and making it understandable. Keep up the good work. Do you think the diet of America will change in the coming years?

  • I am working on a research paper about the history of exercising and dieting, as well as how different cultures around the world diet and exercise. I am interested in learning about this because I am trying to be

  • This is a great post and very interesting. I like that you talk about how to make the sport safer, not just not playing the sport. I do think it is important to know the dangers of playing the sport, but it is also important to also know how to stay safe.

  • This is very well written and I admire your dedication to this subject. I think that having art in school, or at least offering it, is very important to students. I think that it is a great creative outlet and can be very beneficial to students as art can be incorporated in many careers.

  • Great poem! Very well written and I love the last stanza.

  • Great job! I thinks this is a topic that many people don’t think about, so thank you for writing about it. Have you heard of any ways that people are trying to clean the ocean or stop plastic from entering it?

  • I was also completely surprised, and disappointed, by the election results. I think that many people in the country are scared right now, and are unsure as to what the future holds. But I agree that we will have to wait and see what he delivers on.

  • This is a very interesting and well written post. I agree that beauty standards can be, and many times are, harmful for people. I think that as a society we need to stop saying “this is what you should be” and really focus on saying, “be yourself and embrace what you have”. I think that many if not all of us know what it is like to live up to an…[Read more]

  • You are correct- political correctness is a big issue in today’s society. But it should be. People SHOULD be careful of what they say in order not to offend others. As many other people have commented, a big part of this issue is that people don’t and won’t understand what it is like to be in someone else’s shoes. In order for you to make a strong…[Read more]

  • I think that this is an interesting topic that I haven’t considered before. I understand why you argue that relationships can be unnecessary in middle/high school, and maybe we don’t need to focus on them now as we have our whole lives to do that. However, I do think that there can be some major benefits of talking about relationships while in…[Read more]

  • This is an a amazing piece of writing and I completely agree. You have given examples that many women can relate to and I belive that your vision of a changed society is something we all have to strive for.

  • Feminism is not women “complaining about really foolish topics”. Feminism is people (men and women) realizing that sexism and inequities exist and cannot be ignored. There is real inequality for women in this country and around the world. Feminists are not hated by most and are not “jokes” as you put it; some feminists have made real contributions…[Read more]

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