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Social media is bad for the brain! View Comment
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  • September 17, 2022

Julio, Have you ever seen someone bullied in social media?

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Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap View Comment
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  • February 12, 2022

Hi AARONF24 When you are ready to POST this as a Discussion, here's how: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CLHA4Ur7DFidChpdC70-XGH-_dueId4mGTv7Mq5wL1w/edit?usp=sharing

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Eli’s Regret View Comment
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  • February 12, 2022

Hi @JAYDENM24 This would be a great piece to POST as a DISCUSSION. Here's how: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CLHA4Ur7DFidChpdC70-XGH-_dueId4mGTv7Mq5wL1w/edit?usp=sharing

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Maritza’s Show Way View Comment
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  • January 28, 2022

There is so much here! Thank you for making this and putting your heart into it! I need to know more about Mr. and Mrs. Zadrima! I love looking at that slide and I think there must be a story here! On the other hand, I love that you...

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Inspire View Comment
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  • January 28, 2022

Wow, Laura. What an inspiration! I love how warm and heartfelt your words are in the recording, and the drawing of your "narrator" and the way she moves from space to space is fun! I could feel the pull of wanting to return to your country when you were...

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War hurts people tremendously View Comment
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  • November 20, 2021

What a fascinating topic you have chosen Sarah! You might be interested in some of the many provocative questions this war photographer asks in this podcast. You have to listen carefully, but I think it might be worth the effort: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct2z33

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Nature vs. Nurture View Comment
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  • November 4, 2021

Hi Luis and Emily All those references to naturally curly hair and unnatural hair curlers had me thinking. It's a strong image. I'm wondering if Emily's post inspired you to look anything up as well. For example, I started thinking differently about this issue after reading this article by Steven...

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Safe View Comment
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  • November 1, 2021

Hi Kevin, Thanks for this echoing poem! You've both captured how nature puts us in touch with something beyond. Another thought, different perhaps, that comes to mind is John Cage's notion that he wanted to write music that did not interrupt the other sounds in our life. This is also...

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Finding a Job by TikTok View Comment
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  • October 20, 2021

But wait, this article might be about using TicTok to get a job where you need to get up early. Then what?

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Reunion (Short) View Comment
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  • October 15, 2021

"Fleshless body?" That has me wondering...

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Squeal (Short) View Comment
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  • October 15, 2021

What a scene you have created! In enjoyed the ride from the... comfortable, just doing the job I was born into introduction to the sudden, first-person Did I hear that? When the other meat started squealing and whining, I started to wonder what it really sounded like. And does it...

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My Profile Pictures View Comment
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  • June 26, 2021

I like how you brought different parts of your personality together and represented them with movies and music.

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Where I’m from View Comment
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  • June 14, 2021

So... where are you from?

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Compare and Contrast Essay View Comment
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  • May 27, 2021

Hi Christian-- You know, if you intend this to be here for only teachers to see, that's fine -- given how you have limited access. But if you would like other youth to see it and comment on it, consider putting it up as a discussion post following these (relatively...

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revolution View Comment
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  • May 26, 2021

Revolution with a sense of dread! You have captured a strong passion here. Do you want to post it so that others can see your poem when they come to the site? You need to follow these (pretty easy) steps for Posting a Discussion on Youth Voices.

What have you learned because of the pandemic?

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My Profile Picture View Comment
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  • May 23, 2021

Maybe you could describe what your avatar represents. It looks sci-fi or something, and a little frightening. Is this what you intended? Also, please put up a cover image as well and talk about how this represents you.

This all seems true, but the reasons need to be made clear. Otherwise this might be mistaken as blaming the victim.

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My cultural roots View Comment
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  • May 19, 2021

This was short, but very thoughtful. You might have something here to explore in the future.

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Mandatory Vaccine View Comment
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  • May 17, 2021

Hi Fatima -- I find this to be a pretty confusing issue because it pits personal choice against civic duty. Your last sentence where you point out that "not everyone having the vaccine also affects others who do have it" might be an argument for why getting the vaccine should...

I guess, but wouldn't it be good if we didn't have to make this choice.

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Quit View Comment
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  • April 30, 2021

Really? Sometimes it’s important to quit something before you can start something more positive. Have you ever done something like that?

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Journal entry View Comment
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  • March 3, 2021

What movies did you watch? Which do you recommend and why?

What is your dream car? How do you do this practice? Who helps you?

Dear Edwin: Your post, “COVID-19 Around the World: El Salvador,” makes me a bit anxious because you talk about everything from death to losing a job to not being able to reach your goals here in the United States, then you show us how much harder it might be...

Your connection between the Kalief Browder case and what is happening to Fonny in If Beal Street Could Talk is profoundly moving. https://nowcomment.com/documents/239919?scroll_to=2251431

I love how you wrote this, then went back to add your strong feelings for the story in the first paragraph. I hope people take the time to read through your annotations as well as your post here!

Hi Christian, How did you exercise? You might add more detail when you write these journals. Also -- we are hoping that you can start writing about things that really matter to you beyond everyday things like shopping. What did you do that mattered to you?

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kinda sad and happy View Comment
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  • October 23, 2020

Thank you for sharing this story. I can feel how this affects you. I like the line "something that all parents say when something is not going so well so. " That is what they do. I don't think the sofa moving gave her this illness, but I can...

Totally! It was great to have you in class today -- and every day. I hope you like Born A Crime https://nowcomment.com/blogs/231199

What if we ask students to create Forum Topics titled as the book they are reading? I switched to Ian's account for a minute just now and tried it. I think this has possibilities: https://www.youthvoices.live/groups/book-club/forum/

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Journal View Comment
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  • October 2, 2020

Great question! I think being open to change is a life-long journey, and the thirst to learn is what keeps us alive emotionally.

It's great to learn these things about you. Thanks for sharing!

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my view of the pandemic View Comment
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  • October 1, 2020

What a frightening world you see.

Thanks, Timmy. I took.a look at the author, Alice Paul's profile and given that she is a "senior writer" at a mainstream, reliable magazine, we can be pretty sure about what she relates. However, I'm leaning more toward learning directly from scientists right now, not just reliable journalists. Here's an...

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Me, Immigration, and Justice View Comment
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  • July 12, 2018

How can we get the Dream Team on Youth Voices too?

See the conversation this raised on The Fifth Column's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thefifthcolumnnews/posts/914735402020035

Check out the comments here: https://www.facebook.com/thefifthcolumnnews/posts/896036423889933

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The Achievement Gap View Comment
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  • January 17, 2018

Check out this response: https://www.facebook.com/thefifthcolumnnews/posts/896035783889997

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Be You View Comment
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  • September 29, 2016

Dear Alexa, I am writing about your post, “Be You,” because it had an interesting sense of humor and I didn’t know a person could write an entire two paragraphs about a silly word like “Bubble.” One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Bubble literally means a sphere...

Lula -- Check out the Go Fund Me https://www.gofundme.com/cu4cissn organized by Abby, the commenter just below me here. Their organization CU4C is raising money "to improve the sustainability of Bumpe, Sierra Leone, which is out first international partner school. The school in Bumpe had a lot of amenities and was a...

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Right. It might be interesting to imagine and recreate a conversation between Dee and her boyfriend in the car on the way to her mother and sister. How would Dee prepare Hakim for this visit?

Right. So Dee is connecting to these African tradition while disconnecting from her family and local traditions.

Funny, I get a different feeling from this sentence. I think it is saying that Dee ACTED like you can't say “no” to her, not that it never happened. So that means that she is confident and personally forceful, not that she is lucky. See what I mean?

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Wait… the narrator, the mother, is saying that Maggie thinks her sister could do anything she wants to do in life — never accepting “no” from anybody. Do you see that?

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Immigration! He is hitting everything.

What's wrong with becoming confrontational, Joe?

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