I also think that being American would be a lot better if the majority of Americans helped to create a supportive community. However, the facts are, it is not a supportive community, especially if we have to designate “safe spaces” when a community should be one giant safe space. What do you think we can do to create a community? This website…[Read more]
I think there are several issues at hand here. Obviously, cyber bullying is a cancer that came along with the digital age and needs to be dealt with, however schools should also ensure that they protect the rights of their students, like free speech. I think the best solution to this problem is for the courts and states to make laws around cyber…[Read more]
1984 by George Orwell predicted many things about today’s world. One thing in particular was the impact of technology on privacy. This includes Orwell’s idea of citizens being unknowingly monitored. Today, thi
Adelphe, I agree that it should not be as easy as it is to obtain a gun, especially if one is not mentally sound enough to use a gun. I think adding information on why gun regulation is so hard to pass in Congress would dramatically help you argue your point. Adding statistics will only persuade some people, but exposing the truth of why the…[Read more]
Your discussion made me think of what I was afraid of right away, however, after thinking about why I’m afraid of how people who are more conservative will make the world, I wondered why conservatives are afraid of liberal beliefs. This prompted me to find an article about why conservatives are more afraid of change. The article describes…[Read more]
This discussion really intrigued me. I thought that your research on Australia’s system was amazing. It helped me see a difference in a country that supports education and one the encourages it, but doesn’t support it, like the U.S. I found an article that talks about how U.S. colleges are spending most of their money on unnecessary amenities…[Read more]
I am a woman who is pro-choice, however, I understand where you are coming from. I agree that abortion should never be the immediate decision for a woman to go to. I think it is important for women to weigh all their options, like putting the baby up for adoption. However, abortion should not be outlawed and i especially believe that your…[Read more]
Kianna, I agree that this is an important topic to look at. I think that there are many pros to having the drinking age at 21. However, I think it’s also worth it to read about how other countries are dealing with underage drinking. You may know that different countries use different ways to tackle this issue, be it politically or culturally. I…[Read more]
Utah voters are making a tough decision this year by voting on whether or not to introduce medical marijuana into the community. Many voters are concerned about the effects it will on the youth of Utah. They are
The way you mention “this addiction is a national epidemic” really gives your argument depth. Why do you think that it is a big problem, like what from your life has made it a big issue for you? I think if you added specific information about opioid addiction, like statistics on how many people it affects, you could add a lot of validity to your…[Read more]
The way you mentioned “looking back in time” made me think of England and other European countries which have kept their drinking age lower than the United States’. When you said “look back in time”, did you allude to the USA’s old drinking age or Europe’s? I found this article about drinking in Europe VS the USA because I think showing the…[Read more]
With the vote coming up to legalize medical marijuana, we can assume that Utah’s regulations on medical marijuana will reflect those already made by states which have previously legalized the possession, c
Great post, Miriam! When thinking about medical marijuana before, I had never considered “how it will be paid for” in regards to insurance companies. I think that you would be interested in this article that I recently read about this topic. I’m looking forward to reading your next posts because I really enjoy your style of writing.
Miriam, this post is very interesting and informative. When we think about the legalization and use of marijuana, we rarely think about the role insurance companies have in the process. If it is used for medical purposes, then why isn’t insurance covering it? I think you would really enjoy an article I read about insurance companies and the growth of cannabis (link posted below). I would definitely come back to your posts to hear more about this rapid growth and to what sides states are taking in regards to the legality of the selective usage of cannabis.
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We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
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