Your post was very interesting and well-written. I liked how you didn’t present learning disabilities in a negative way like many other people, which like you said has detrimental effects on those with LDs. I didn’t know there was such a significant percentage of Americans with LDs and that they can be more apparent in different times of…[Read more]
I really liked your poem. Just 16 lines gave me insight into who you are and what made you that way. I liked how you incorporated many different aspects of your life, like cold fall nights, a never disappearing wish, and even fried chicken. It all helped me see a little of what shaped you and what you’re like. Thank you for your post.
With the past wildfire season of California we can see an increase in number of fires and the intensity at which they burn. With the increase of fires, there is also an increase in danger to people living in fire
This is a very thought-provoking topic. I liked how you brought in different aspects of what could be contributing to the wildfires and showed how each of them are worsened by climate change, such as the beetles and California’s infamous drought. Also, like you mentioned, California has one of the highest state taxes, and lots of taxpayer money is being used to fight these intense fires that could be used elsewhere, such as towards improving education or poverty. Clearly these fires are detrimental to California in ways we cannot see, and it would be interesting to see your take on these other elements. I found this article discussing how drought, paired with high temperatures brought about by humans (which ties into your argument about climate change), worsened the fires: https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/drought-heat-worsened-humans-help-fuel-california-fires-n809571
I think this is an interesting topic. I’ve played and watched sports my whole life and wondered a lot about careers in sports. I think that like any job, your network that you build is a huge part of finding jobs and being hired. For high-level athletes, the networks they build are crucial for their present athletic career as well as future…[Read more]
I had never thought about this topic before so this was really interesting. The statistics you used were very effective in explaining your opinion. I couldn’t believe that “Of the world’s 5 billion hectares, about 68% of it is used for livestock.” I’ve heard about how going vegan or vegetarian is good for the environment, but I didn’t r…[Read more]
Your poem was very well-written. I loved all of the simple details you added because they made me visualize exactly what you were talking about. I could really feel how much this childhood memory meant to you. I hope to see more poems by you.
Great post. I liked how you talked about the viewpoints of the four major groups in education – students, teachers, administrators, and parents. Sometimes it can feel like they all want different things, and even though everyone is just wanting what’s best for the students, these four groups often have opposing ideas of what’s “best,” l…[Read more]
I really liked your post. Sometimes we don’t really think about the significance of our names, so it was nice how you took the time to reflect on what your name meant to you and also your parents. It was meaningful when you talked about why your parents gave you your name and how it means “a gift from God.” Like you said, you are the…[Read more]
You did a great job of incorporating facts that showed how severe this issue is. It was shocking to hear that “an estimated 50% of reefs have been lost within the last 30 years, with annual die off continually increasing. If this trend continues, 90% of global coral reefs are predicted to die off by 2050.” I think more awareness nee…[Read more]
California broke many record this past year, records that weren’t meant to be broken. This past year California had the most wildfires it has had on record and the most destructive they have ever been. With the
I really liked your post about how technology is making our ability to concentrate less and how it is effecting the everyday life of people. I have experienced this in my life while trying to study i will get distracted or loose focus on what i am doing because of my phone or other technology. I think that this issue would be hard to…[Read more]
I like your insight on homework and how it effects the minds of students and how at an early age it isn’t beneficial for students and how they do on tests. I think that homework is important but not 3 hours of homework a night I liked how you used resources to complement your ideas. I also liked how you gave examples of how homework…[Read more]
I really like reading what you had to say about the internet and how we might trust the internet blindly. I think that we should ask more questions about who we trust and also who we give information to. Do you think us as a society would be able to change how information is spread?
With the advancement of technology have we as a society become more lazy from the impacts of the internet and also robotics. I believe that all of the advancement with technology has made our society less active
hi there! I agree with your thinking that technology has made our generation lazier. Yes there are so many pros to the recent advances in technology, but it also has hurt society. I think that nowadays, childhood is very different than what it used to be like. I see kids being almost addicted to their phones, instead of going outside and running around with their friends. Another side affect I think is that our generation has a shorter attention span. And I would say this is due to technology. I enjoyed reading about your thoughts, and I agree completely with you.
Also I want say why i think technology makes us to go a scary place because I play the Romance Game Every single day and everyday watch scary video or just a video on”Youtube” so sometimes My eyes will be tired
Draynond Green is a power forward for the golden state warriors in the national basketball league. He comes out of michigan state and was drafted in the second round and was quicly written off as a bust. Nkw in
Your essay was outstanding, Brodie. I like how you talk about Draymond Green and how he thinks he’s the best player on the Golden State Warriors. In reality, he’s not a very good player and has no offensive skills.
Your essay was very interesting, and I liked the way you described Draymond Green. That’s true when he first started he wasn’t that good he improve a lot he is now a two time nba champion for the Golden state Warriors. I was like that to I started from the bottom and I’m here where I am right now I improve a lot now when I play in teams for basketball I do better and I make more points than what I usually used to make.
Places like India, China and Africa that have an enormous population and with the increase in population we see a lot of problems that accompany it. We see issues such as global warming, environment pollution,
I found your post very insightful and you took your argument the right way you didn’t just say how they are wrong but rather asking for answers on how we can fix what is happening. I really liked your post and it raises questions I hope will be answered by our leaders today. You pointed out how we are doing less for funding education to build a…[Read more]
I like the idea that you will look at both sides of the isle when it comes to gun control to see what positives and negatives both sides have. Do you think that gun control laws will help with illegal guns being sold on the black market? I think this site shows good pros and cons for gun control in America https://gun-control.procon.org. I have…[Read more]
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