The shift in language refers to how many people today use emojis, the abbreviation of words, and likes/reactions, to communicate with others. Take for example sending a heart emoji after a significant other
Abel, I feel like you covered a lot of important information about education. It is true that students get better education than others. You made some valid points that education should be equal for all regardless of money status and power. Each child deserves the best education that matches their individual strengths and in turn helps them with…[Read more]
Angela, I enjoyed reading your take on the Law of Attraction. I had no idea such law existed. I liked how you explained it and then how you applied it to your own life. You, in a way, provided “evidence” that such law exists or is true in using your own life experience as an example. Overall it was very well written. I was wondering if you had…[Read more]
I really liked how informative your post was on vaccines. I am curious if you believe it is immoral to not vaccinate your child. Because if you don’t vaccinate your child, your risking their lives and the lives of others, so does that come down to a matter of morality?
My parents are immigrants in the United States so I decided to learn more about immigration in the U.S. and the issues that come with it. Immigration is a very disputable topic in the U.S.. Many Americans often
You presented a very informative essay on animal rights. I’m curious as to where you stand on the issue. Do you believe that animals should have the same rights as humans? In reading this, I think animals definitely should have certain rights, but ones that aren’t equivalent to humans. Each animal requires a variety of rights that best fit…[Read more]
I really enjoyed reading your post. I especially liked the question at the end: “Why do we continue to take our freedom and independence for granted?” I liked it because it’s true. Many young Americans today want change, but don’t make the effort to make it therefore taking our freedom and independence for granted. For us to fully exercise are…[Read more]
Immigration has always been an interesting topic in the United States. There have been policies, laws, and regulations because of immigration. It is been debated on for many years and the United States. Many
Patricia, you bring up a very controversial subject in today’s politics. I agree with you though. Our current challenges with immigration are tearing the country apart. We are a land built of immigrants, and I do not think we should start closing our borders now. Maybe, in order lessen the problems of illegal immigration, we should make legal immigration more obtainable. Therefore, those who would have snuck in illegally would be given another option. I found looking at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services website to be very informative on this subject. I can’t wait to read your writing in the future
Patricia, This is a very interesting topic you chose. Immigration is a very touchy subject so I’m glad you took the time to talk about it. I think the article makes two valid point. Many immigrants did come illegally but it’s wrong for us to just throw them out where they could end being in worse shape. Also many of them that came here were trying to escape something, so they had no choice but to come here. I think it would also be interesting to look at what percentage of immigrants have come in America in the last year and why to beef up your argument. Hope to see more of your writing in the future.
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.