Hi Kayla, Juan, and America,
Thank you for bringing focus to this topic of domestic violence, as it needs to be recognized as a real issue today. It is scary how normalized abuse is in today’s culture. By bringing awareness to different organizations that can help and educating people on spotting read flags, we are starting the conversation that…[Read more]
I like this. The shut up is 2 fold: Trump’s statement followed by the shut up could be Trump telling America to shut up and listen to what he has to say because he is the president (unprofessional, but plausible) and then there is also those who oppose his views, telling HIM to shut up.
I agree with you that social media is not always reliable, but it is easy to access and pretty prevalent in our everyday lives. I would be curious to know your thought on people of power (president, etc) having social media accounts: positive or negative
Astrology used to be prevalent in the lives of those who lived in ancient Mesopotamia. It was used as their calendar, to understand about the shifting of the seasons, and connecting the human world to the
I like your analysis of how the media popularizes as a way to validate smaller issues in life. I think it’s interesting how you took two perpectives of a subject and analyzed them to add to your points. Thanks for sharing!
I like this topic Yulisa. Community collages are great that I feel they do not receive the attention that they deserve. I’m glad this is being talked about now, so that more schools can have graduation rates like the LaGuardia Community College did.
This generation has a fascination for subjects such as sorcery and horoscopes. A writer named Kari Paul talks of a survey showing “a growing detachment from institutional religion and notes that “more than half o
“Astronomy is the study of the universe and its contents outside of Earth’s atmosphere. Astrology attempts to study how those positions, motions, and properties affect people and events on Earth.” They are sim
This topic is so creative and interesting to discuss. I loved how you vary from history to the present day ideas on how it changes. I think that if you went more in depth on how the names of the constellations change, it would be super interesting.
The article starts out explaining why astrology would seem scientific, being that it uses scientific knowledge and scientific tools. Astrology has long been an explanation for happening here on Earth, such as
I think astrology is so interesting. This is a great topic because you see a lot about astrology all over social media, and exploring the credibility of the predictions and explanations would be really intriguing. Although the author seems to have discredited astrology, I’d be interesting on hearing more from other points of view!
I recorded a passage form Shakespeare’s play, Othello. The passage is in Act 5 scene 2, lines 397 to 406. The passage is Othello address a small group of people in his room. Othello is remorseful and angry during
This essay is right to the point, and is thurough about the issue at hand. I appreciated the part in this essay where you incorporated in the teacher’s account on bullying. This is not just something that affects kids, and you really brought that to light.
I also agree that there are definite benefits to technology, but I also believe that there is a time and a place. Modern advances in technology are amazing in what they ca do for the sick and the injured and even work, but i feel it has really taken over our everyday lives, especially in regards social media.
For the article annotation assignment, I chose articles about Roe vs. Wade. Roe vs. Wade “established a woman’s right to have an abortion without undue restrictive interference from the government. The Court h
I really liked the quote you used when you said “‘In 1965, illegal abortions made up one-sixth of all pregnancy- and childbirth-related deaths.'” I thought this was very impactful and brought things into perspective.
I really had never considered the ideas you presented in here with this article, Oakley, wonderfully written! Especially with the recent events of our judicial branch of government, I think it’s wise that we reevaluate the most debated on constitutional rights of citizens. Here’s one link that may further your interest in this topic: http://time.com/5324828/kennedy-retirement-roe-wade-abortion-rights/
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