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  • Hi Maria, interesting article! I have been watching this show and really like it. My one complaint would be that the plot lines are not amazing. Mando goes to a planet, does some sort of mission, and then leaves (most of the episodes appear to follow this format). Other than that it’s super entertaining to watch and I love how it connects the…Read More

  • Hi Matthew, great article! As someone who seems likes online school and actually does well with it, it’s interesting to see the flip side of things. I think most kids are struggling with being alone all day in their rooms and a lack of socialization. This probably leads to motivation loss and other negative effects. I completely agree that we…Read More

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    Dangers of E-Cigarettes and Teenagers -- The Who's What's Where's When's and How's

    19.6% of high school students and 4.7% of middle school students reported using E cigarettes on a consistent basis. Among the E cigarette users, about 22.9% of the high schoolers currently using stated that they smoke daily. Although these...

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    • Dear Miles, I thought your post was very intriguing and you did a great job of including important statistics on the topic. I think you did a great job of clarifying how e-cigarettes are bad for everyone but are even worse for developing brains. The scariest part of this whole fiasco is we’re not even sure of the full extent of circumstances that will occur due to the consumption of so many foreign toxins and chemicals.

    • Dear Miles
      I am satisfied with your post because it raises awareness about the bad addictions that students are having now. Smoking e-cigarettes is becoming an even bigger problem and is damaging the youth.This post is very helpful to help children try to avoid these.
      One thing you said that stands out for me is: “E cigarettes are not healthy for anyone, but are especially unhealthy among adolescents whose brains aren’t fully developed.” I think this is sad, because these unhealthy e-cigarettes are in children’s hands very often.
      Your post reminds me of some of my old classmates. One time…I saw them smoking for the first time.They were really smart at everything and an honor roll student.Then after smoking for a while he started to struggle in school, fail and rarely showed up.
      Thanks for your post. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this was really informative.It spreads more awareness and can make children quit these e-cigarettes.

  • Thanks for your insight, Ishmael! I’m glad to hear that others are as passionate and aware of the issues of climate change as me.

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    Climate Change is Not Controversial... It's Really Happening

    There's no denying that global warming is one of the main world issues, but even with the scientific evidence, there is still a huge misconception of whether global warming is a matter of science or opinion. In a study...

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    • Dear Miles,
      I am happy to read your post because I also agree with you on the fact that climate change is not up for debate; it is a scientific problem that must be addressed. I also was happy to see in your post the different graphs along with your evidence as I think it adds support to your argument. A couple things that you wrote that stand out to me are the comments from Vice President Pence and newly nominated Judge Barrett, Pence saying “America has the cleanest air and water” and Barrett saying climate change is “politically controversial.” I think it is intelligent to add these statements as the statements show how even the leaders of the U.S. do not understand the problem at hand, which only adds to your argument of needing education and action for climate change. Your post reminds me of the conversations I have with people about climate change. Some of the people believe action is necessary, while others say it does not exist as they do not see the climate ‘changing’ near them. It is frustrating to hear and I hope they read posts like yours to eventually understand the drastic impact climate change is having on the world. Thank you for writing about this issue, and I look forward to seeing what you write next since I believe we possess similar opinions on this issue and it is great see other young people pointing out what needs to be changed in the world.

    • Thank you for bringing attention to this. I feel as if climate change is the biggest global problem besides COVID-19 at the moment. Time and time again people have shown evidence of the earth climate change, but nothing is done powerful enough to set the earth on the right track. You’re one of the only people to push this issue and show evidence as to why action should be taken.

    • Miles,
      Thank you for writing such an insightful and analytical piece! I definitely agree with many points you brought up in this, especially the importance of differentiating between observable weather and the Earth’s changing climate. The fact that you were able to use facts and figures to prove that climate change is real and increasing makes your points and this post a whole a lot stronger! That being said, it is a sign of the times we are in that this very serous issue is being politicized and presented as a belief instead of scientific fact. The politicians that some have elected and the ones we will continue to elect have a huge impact on how climate change is handled in this country and I am very glad to see you call attention to this! I really enjoyed reading the data and interpreting the graphs you included and I hope you continue to stay updated about this issue and educate others! Keep it up!

    • Hi Miles!

      I very much resonated with your post because I agree that climate change should not be considered political. It is something that is actually occurring, and it is a very serious problem that needs to be addressed by those in government.

      I like how you included graphs and statistics. It helped me see visually the various impacts on the world’s climate. I also found it interesting that you included the perspectives of those in government, like Mike Pence and Amy Coney Barrett. I agree that it is truly scary that people who are governing our country don’t recognize this issue. Climate is not political, nor should it involve having an opinion on whether or not it is real. Climate change is a threat to our livelihood, and something must be done about it. I think that the fact that so many young people today are actively contributing to solving this problem provides a bit of relief for our future.

      Thank you for your post! I look forward to seeing what you write next because this post can open the eyes of those who may not realize the severity of an issue as threatening as climate change.

    • Dear Miles,
      I really enjoyed reading your post here because I agree with your statements that climate change is not up for debate, and it shouldn’t. You brought up the statement that people deny climate change because they “do not see the weather changing around them.”. This statement sorta boggles my mind because these people aren’t looking at the broader spectra of our world. They are merely focused on the area where they live. Well, there is a chance that the weather won’t change in your area, but there are other parts of the world that have been severely impacted by climate change. For example, the Polynesian archipelagos of Tuvalu and Kiribati are sinking at an alarming rate, with several islands already underwater. If we don’t fix, or attempt to stop the effects of climate change soon, it will have drastic consequences for the future of the Earth, and every single living organism on Earth.

      Thank you for taking your time and writing this article because it brings up a larger issue that without any action taken, it will lead to cataclysmic consequences.

      • Thanks for your insight, Ishmael! I’m glad to hear that others are as passionate and aware of the issues of climate change as me.

    • Informative post Miles! I absolutely agree with this post. It is disheartening to see people treat climate change as a political or partisan issue. I haven’t heard a lot of people saying that climate change should not be controversial so I am glad to see it here. I liked what you said about why people don’t believe that climate change is real “With false information so easily accessible on the internet and politicians who still do not openly admit to climate change, you could see why there is still a large number of people who aren’t convinced.” I think this it is important to identify what is going wrong that people do not believe in climate change. Understanding the viewpoints of those who are ill informed is important to causing societal change. According to a 2016 Pew Research study “About two-thirds of U.S. adults (67%) say the federal government is doing too little to reduce the effects of climate change”. While this might seems like a healthy majority it is very discouraging to think about the remaining % that think we are doing ok. It is frustrated to see Americans not concerned about the United States’ response to this crisis.
      I think you might find this research helpful:

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