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  • Elizabeth,
    I think this is a very interesting and important topic, and liked the variety of issues you presented within the bigger issue, which is really that Covid has made learning very difficult for many kids over the past year. I think this issue has a strong tie to the fact that this past year has largely been characterized by the constant…Read More

  • Elizabeth, I think this is a very interesting and important topic, and liked the variety of issues you presented within the bigger issue, which is really that Covid has made learning very difficult for many kids over the past year. I think this issue has a strong tie to the fact that this past year has largely been characterized by the constant…Read More

  • Maria,
    This is a problem that, like you said, isn’t considered often, but your analysis does a great job at conveying the importance of reading by displaying the problem at stake, as well as many attainable solutions. As high schoolers, reading after a long day at school is the last thing many of us want to do. Even if the reading is assigned,…Read More

  • Bryan, this is a very interesting perspective, and I definitely agree with you. I like how throughout your examples of elements of our everyday life in America, you show how the theme of being comfortable with our situations may not be as positive as many think. In this case, it seems as though ‘comfortable’ is associated with ‘easy’–through…Read More

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    Sleep and the brain

    Research shows that the sleep students sacrifice for studying may be hurting them more than they realize. Quality sleep is necessary for proper brain function, memory, cognative ability, judgement, appetite, and can even help with the retention of concepts...

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    • Hi-
      Getting a good night’s sleep has been something we have been told for years and although we are lectured about it constantly we have not seen a change. This piece was extremely informative and the statistics you incorporated throughout were thought-provoking and scary. Are there any studies that show what lack of sleep in your teenage years does to your body and brain late in your life? Is there a solution to this? Do you think if you had less or no homework that you could get 8 hours of sleep a night? Overall really good work!

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