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Hi Kira! Your post is very interesting because I am passionate about saving our earth and the species that inhabit it. I am pleased to see the long list of organizations trying to combat mass extinction, but do you believe they will succeed? Can humanity change or reverse the...

Hi Brandon, your post was very entertaining to read! I can really see how much you love your cat and I admire that. I believe that domesticated pets do have emotions towards their human owners which is astounding because there must be a similarity in humans' and pets' brains....

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Why I’m funny as hell View Comment
  • @mmalouf
  • February 26, 2018

Cesar, I really enjoyed your poem! Even your poem exuded positive energy and humor, and I could completely see and feel that amusing quality in your writing. I loved how you added the jokes and examples of when you make people laugh. It made your poem personal and entertaining to...

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Shark Finning View Comment
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  • February 26, 2018

Abby, Your article shocked me. I can't believe shark finning is ongoing around our world, as I would've thought it would be outlawed long ago. Last year in biology, I learned about the significance of prosperous food webs in different ecosystems, such as the ocean. Sharks are considered an apex...

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In The Past View Comment
  • @mmalouf
  • February 15, 2018

Hi Janasia, this essay was fascinating because it got me thinking about our police system in America, with all the police brutality news in the media and the black lives matter movement. It shows that maybe our police training is insufficient and they need more education and that sometimes...

Hi Beth, I am fascinated by your topic because it is so disturbing about American culture. We focus on treatment rather than prevention, in many areas of life. Your comment about how most inmates are mentally ill is something that caught my attention, because if anything those people need...

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In 20 Years View Comment
  • @mmalouf
  • February 9, 2018

Hi Eduardo! I loved reading this because it is inspiring when people are ambitious and have high dreams that they believe they can achieve. I always find it fascinating when people love a sport so much they could do it for the rest of their lives. At the end...

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Mental Health Stigma View Comment
  • @mmalouf
  • February 9, 2018

Hi Cicely! I loved your post because I think this is a perfect first step to treating mental illness and lowering the numbers. It is sad because my school's administration will not let us talk about the kids in my class who have died from mental illnesses because supposedly...

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Is Love A Lost Art? View Comment
  • @mmalouf
  • February 1, 2018

Hi Chanburak, my class read 1984 earlier this year so this post was very insightful because I hadn't thought about Orwell's opinion of love. I was a little confused on your argument at the beginning because there were a lot of unexplained quotes that made it sound like a...

Hi Gigi, I enjoyed reading this because it can help me when I research topics, in fact, I have to research career options for a paper soon, and this will definitely come in handy. I am glad you realized that a first draft does not have to pretty or...

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A Small Village View Comment
  • @mmalouf
  • January 12, 2018

Hi Adam, I really enjoyed your post because it got me thinking about my family history and the objects I consider important in my house. The dinners you mentioned reminded me of my family get togethers every month to celebrate birthdays. The picture reminded me of glasses from Germany...

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Air Pollution in Salt Lake City View Comment
  • @mmalouf
  • January 12, 2018

Niki, this topic is very saddening and concerning to me. We cannot let the air quality continue to worsen if we expect future generations to have the same quality of life as us. It is hard though because the geography of Salt Lake City makes the inversion almost inevitable...

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  What causes depression? View Comment
  • @mmalouf
  • December 11, 2017

Hi Diana, I am glad you chose depression as the topic because one of the first steps to helping solve the problem is by diagnosing and talking about it. In order to diagnose a disease, you must be aware of the symptoms. Mental health is less-talked about than physical...

Hi Zoe! your post was very informational and interesting to me because it taught me a lot about the opioid epidemic. I never knew how big of a role Fentanyl played in addiction. Your point about prescription drugs being easily accessible was relatable because I had plenty of extra...

Breyner, your article fascinates me because I had no idea how bad the poverty rates are in California, and more specifically, the Bay Area. The number of latinos and immigrants in the Bay Area is shocking. I liked your comment on how the poverty rate is hurting the education...

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Mass Shootings Need to Stop View Comment
  • @mmalouf
  • November 8, 2017

Casey, I agree with you that more desperate measures should be taken to help stop mass shootings. I prefer to be more optimistic and believe that if gun control laws were stricter then the number of shootings would decrease significantly. It is sad to think that mass shootings are...

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About me, Alexandria View Comment
  • @mmalouf
  • October 19, 2017

Hi Lexi! I appreciated your honesty about admitting to not having a turning point in life yet, because that is a pressure people place on you when you begin writing your college essays. It is amazing that you have stayed so positive about moving multiple times, I know that...

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Coffee causing Acne? View Comment
  • @mmalouf
  • October 19, 2017

Anthony, this article grabbed my attention from the title because I had no idea coffee was linked to acne. I have always only heard the positive effects of coffee. I liked how you incorporated into the article quotes of people who helped answer your question. You also gave both...

Hello Jackalyn. American culture definitely has some values that are desired such as punctuality and hygiene that you mentioned. But, I think the negative aspects of our culture are highlighted and overshadow the positives. For example, mass shootings are becoming prominent in the recent years, but are by no...

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The Ocean is Filled with Trash View Comment
  • @mmalouf
  • September 29, 2017

Hi Darrtell! I completely agree that we need to take action to improve the oceans' cleanliness and prevention for further contamination. This can be related to recycling because this lessens the amount of trash produced. I think this article will be useful in your research, https://www.nrdc.org/stories/10-ways-reduce-plastic-pollution because it talk...

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Genetic Engineering Survey View Comment
  • @mmalouf
  • September 29, 2017

Hi Thaarini! I am interested in genetic engineering sand cannot wait to see what you research further. I suggest you research Crispr, a tool used for genetic modification that is increasing in popularity, but many ethical concerns still exist about it. https://www.broadinstitute.org/what-broad/areas-focus/project-spotlight/questions-and-answers-about-crispr

I am interested in your research topic because two students in my class have committed suicide in high school. I liked your quote, "depression education can be effective suicide prevention" and I think you should do more research on how that is benefited suicide rates. Prevention before treatment is...

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I Believe in Laughter View Comment
  • @mmalouf
  • September 22, 2017

Hello Sejal! I agree with your thesis of laughter being the best medicine because it always makes life better. I am an advocate for not taking things too seriously because in the end it does not help your cause. Your quote, "They do whatever it takes to raise their...

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The Power of Siblings View Comment
  • @mmalouf
  • September 22, 2017

Hi Beth!! I have two younger siblings and am the oldest child and I found many connections between this article and my life. My younger sister id definitely the most adventurous of our family, but she also strives to be like me. It is quite possible I have never...

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