• Oliver commented on the post, The Ride 3 days, 1 hour ago

    You can really feels the words in this poem. The effort and time you put in was really shown well in your work. With many different analogies and irony in your work, it is great. Here is a source that can better help you with this in the future https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2848468/

  • Dear Luke,
    I am glad to hear, that you are informing people about gun control in the United States. It is a very big topic in todays society. Shootings are becoming a more common occurrence in this country and no one thinks they are safe anymore. Our federal government is not doing anything to make changes for the better because they are…[Read more]

  • The internet is a game changer and nothing has been so powerful as technology has. Technology is rapidly growing at an alarming way. The concern is how it is affecting the people that use it. Social Media changed

    • Oliver-
      This is a very interesting point. I agree, I think the fact that social media is so prevalent holds a terrifying tone. One quote that really stood out to me was, “Talking on social media is like writing an essay for class. You get to proof read it as many times as you desire to make sure you say the best thing.” because this is more than true. Ultimately, I think that this the basis for our newly developed social anxiety/paralysis. Because of our time behind screens we have a hard time reacting to proper social cues in real time. If you want to read more about this topic I found this article to be interesting: https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/social-anxiety-in-the-age-of-social-networks

  • Saoronn,
    I completely agree with what you want to do having the top officials speak about what they have against other people. The one thing they do that really irritates me the most is how they express their hate for other people. If you dislike someone you should really keep it to yourself. Its more mature and this world is created for everyone…[Read more]

  • Maggie,
    I found your post to be very intriguing. I think it is very interesting that a psychiatrist found out that most the serial killers have not developed the ability to make connections with people. I think that is really interesting to think about because, as I think about it. I either make connections with everyone, but people I do not make…[Read more]

  • Oliver wrote a new post, Ineffable 1 month ago

    My most interesting word to repeatedly say, pronounce, and describe is “Ineffable”. Ineffable means in an easy understanding that it is to amazing to be expressed by words. It is very ironic because you use the

    • Johan replied 1 month ago

      Oliver,
      Good job describing how you learned what ineffable meant. I also liked how you explained why you like this word so much and your experiences with it.

    • Oliver,
      I really like your post because it relates to my post about the word “nothing.” I agree with you that the word ineffable contradicts itself just like the word nothing. I enjoy finding new words to love, especially words that are clever and words that I have come to understand well. Ineffable will definitely be another one on my list. I agree with what you said about the word sticking in your head. Thank you for your post about the word, Ineffable.
      -Thomas K.

    • Jack replied 1 month ago

      Oliver,
      I really liked how you told your own story of how you learned about the word and the explained what the word meant and why you liked it.

  • We consider our dogs our best friend, or something we care about more than anything else. Some people care about their pets more than they care about their family. As the saying goes, “a dog is a man’s best f

    • Oliver I really liked your post and the deep thought provoking question “do we consider it a pet or a member of the family?” I can say that I very much value my dog and look at her as a member of my family. I found the quote “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.(Genesis 1:26, NIV)” to be very important because the Bible assume that man’s likeness to God and animals’ subservience to man implies that animals may have the “breath of life,” nephesh chay in Hebrew, but not an immortal soul in the same sense as man’s. I do believe animals can be even more.

    • Dear Oliver,

      I am interested in your post because I belie pets can something be better than people, but I think having a child and mother bond is the best thing in the world. Having a child would be better than having a pet.
      What stood out to me was: "Through the facts of Dogs or Humans it is much more beneficial to get a dog over a human, you can gain many different relationships from different types. It is very easy to take care of three dogs at once then to take care of three children that you can lose in a few minutes." I think this is interesting because I believe that dogs are easier to take care of and are cheaper, but having a child is the best bond ever.

      Thanks for sharing your post!!!
      Hailey

    • Dear Oliver,
      I am intrigued by your post because what you said about pets being friends is true for a lot of people. I liked how you made a connection between dogs and children. I also liked how you talked about our relationship with our animals.

    • I am interested in your post because I could relate. I have a dog but the relationship is different than having a relationship with people. I feel like the relationship between kids and parents are more important than the relationship between pets and people. Dogs can’t communicate with people and it is important to be able to communicate with someone you care about. Also, dogs don’t show as much emotion as humans.

    • Dear Oliver,
      I am intrigued by your post because of the comparison you made between having a pet and a child. The comparison of cost I found intriguing but I do not know if many people will care about the cost of having a child of their own. One thing that you said that stood out to me is: “Through the facts of Dogs or Humans it is much more beneficial to get a dog over a human, you can gain many different relationships from different types.” because you had made a generalized statement about how people will prefer a dog over their own child. I do not believe that is not entirely true for everyone. There may be a few cases where someone would prefer a dog but it should not be generalized.
      Regards,
      Emily

    • Dear Oliver,
      I am interested with your post because I didn’t know whether to get a child or a dog first but judging by the fact that a child cost more so i decided to get a dog. My main concern was money since i rather have money than anything else because i want an expensive lifestyle and a child sounds like it would ruin my plan. One thing that stands out for me is “The average cost to raise a child up until the age of 18 when they can start making their own money is a little over $300,000 according to The Huffington Post. The cost of raising a large dog per year is a little over $3000 according to AKC.” because I thought having a large dog would cost more than only $3,000 per year. I always preferred a dog so this ensures me buying one in the future.

    • Dear Oliver,
      I am satisfied with your post because I agree with you but not only that I find it funny how animals are cheaper that actual human babies. Also I love how you told the price differences between the two of them I was very shocked.
      One thing you said that stands out for me is “The average cost to raise a child up until the age of 18 when they can start making their own money is a little over $300,000 according to The Huffington Post. It is also a lot of work to raise a child from age premature to eighteen. The cost of raising a large dog per year is a little over $3000 according to AKC. ” I think this is very interesting to me because thats a big price difference between one another. I was just also shocked I didn’t think that the diffrence was that much.

      Lukas

    • One thing you said that stood out to me is: “Through the facts of Dogs or Humans it is much more beneficial to get a dog over a human, you can gain many different relationships from different types.” I think this is very interesting because it’s literally stating that its better to have a dog than to have a child. This is very amusing to me. It costs less to raise a dog than to raise a human, but we still need humans for populating the earth.

    • I am interested with your post because I found it as something new, never have I read a post on whether getting a pet or a child is better. In a way both pets and children are a hassle especially when having a pet such as a dog and it being a puppy is somewhat the same as having a human baby both are complete headaches and although human babies are more expensive to maintain dogs have to be trained to be obedient.
      One thing you said that stood out for me is, “It is very easy to take care of three dogs at once then to take care of three children that you can lose in a few minutes.” because if you decide you don’t want to have kids for what ever reason that’s you but both animals and human children are difficult to care for, not everyone is perfect at first but you learn from what you do with your first kid or pet. I would say having kids is an amazing experience because you’re making a human being and that is a beautiful thing.

    • i am satisfied how you put this together cause you put in the pros and cons in each way when it comes to the animal and human. one thing you said that stands out for me is “Through the facts of Dogs or Humans it is much more beneficial to get a dog over a human, you can gain many different relationships from different types.” this is intelligent because this is not a lie to be honest, people can’t deny.

    • Oliver, I really liked your post and how you related it back to real life stories, but when it comes down to it the cost of a pet and child wouldn’t or shouldn’t matter if they are considered a part of the family. A pet may cost less, but having a child isn’t dependent on the cost.

  • Rachel, You are a great writer and what you have to say about this ongoing topic shows you have passion to stop the violence and resolve this issue with peace. America is in a terrible crisis of dealing with civil protests against our own country. Our own country will not stand for what is right in this world and fix it. It is awful and I never…[Read more]

  • Darrtell!!! I am very intrigued by this topic and think it is a very major concern along with deforestation that is hurting this planet and killing amazing animals that should not be harmed. I am a very avid scuba diver, and while looking at coral reefs I was able to see where humans impacted the area, the reefs were thriving a few decades ago,…[Read more]

  • Dear Aleah,
    I believe this is a very important topic that we need to fix, and get everyone an education. I think your ideas are great to have more professional counselors and advisors, although I believe that will only help for leaving college and getting a job in the real world. I think we need to focus more getting low income families into…[Read more]

  • Oliver commented on the post, Hear Me Out 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi Julia!

    My name is Oliver Oelsner, I am a senior at Judge Memorial Catholic High School. I really made a connection with what you have to say that, “Our voice is the most important piece that makes us who we are”, and also I fully agree, that we need to improve our education in this country immediately. Our voice is the most powerful weapon we…[Read more]

  • I believe god could be a female but I believe god is both female and male. We do not even know if there is a god, but if there is I believe he is equally everything. Here is an article you can read about gods gender identity, https://www.focusonthefamily.com/family-q-and-a/sexuality/god-and-man-as-male-and-female-implications-for-gender-identity.…[Read more]

  • One Quarter of me would be living in Germany or Poland depending on if Germany still gained this one area of territory on the poland germany border. There is a chance of me still being who I am today. My

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