Hey Sebastian, I’m a student from Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Utah. I came across your article, and found it to be very interesting. I fully agree with the idea that in the modern world it’s difficult for somebody to say they’re proud to be an American. I do think it’s an interesting topic that kind of gets overlooked when you take into…[Read more]
Hey Aria, nice article highlighting the benefits and downsides to online learning. It was interesting to see a bunch of these examples laid out in front of us. I especially liked when you talked about how we can either get up early to do our work, or we can sleep in and do it later, as I think this is something we can all relate to. Keep up the good work!
For the best several weeks, Corona Virus has impacted almost every space of our daily lives. Whether you want to go buy groceries at the supermarket, or walk around the mall with a group of friends, the entirety
Hi Luis. My name is Peter, I’m a student at Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Utah. I was curious as to why you believe a lot of the things you do in your post. You present your ideas, but you don’t exactly go into the specifics of why you believe what you do. For example, when you talk about how animals are being held captive in zoos without…[Read more]
Hey Elliot, I like your points you brought up about how we shouldn’t mess with the planet because of the repercussions it could have on humanity. According to CFR the main reason Trump pulled out of the agreement was to stimulate the US economy (Despite this not being a good…[Read more]
In today’s day and age, the topic of gun safety is commonly discussed. The increasing amount of violence, and specifically mass shootings, has called for some to pose the idea of gun control. Gun control is a s
Hi Natalie, I really appreciate this comment. I’m glad that I got a neutral response from somebody with a differing opinion, rather than somebody who has a strong opinion on either side. I know that as a male I may not have the ability to understand all the factors that play into the choice of getting an abortion, but from my point of view, I do…[Read more]
Nice article, however I think without the people, there is no America. Men and women built this country back over 200 years ago, and we have continues to thrive as a country ever since. I think you would like this article that explains what it is to be an American.…[Read more]
Hey coop, great article. I like how to took more of a factual approach to the problem, rather than choosing to pick a political side. I think you would like this article by the New York Time that illustrates this problem.…[Read more]
For years, the topic of abortion has been debated among the members of the political parties. Oftentimes, the question on whether it is ethical or not comes up, especially regarding if the fetus is or is not a
I agree with your post, in regards that the argument of “what about rape or incest” for abortion would not be a very good argument. These cases are rare and do not happen often. If you cannot afford to raise the baby, adoption is always an option. One does not get to choose whether or not a fetus, human being, should live or die based on ones own personal convenience. Determining whether something gets to live or die based on convenience is pure evil.
I liked the beginning of your article because it is very neutral. However, I do not agree with your argument about abortion. First off, I am a female and I would have to raise the child despite what money I don’t have. There is the option of adoption, yes, but it is also a matter of the toll with going through a pregnancy. I am both pro-life and pro-choice. I believe that no one should kill their child but at the same time it is not my body, not my child, not my money and, therefore, I have no right to judge them or choose for them. This book includes both sides: https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=_GnZCwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PR9&dq=abortion+pro+choice&ots=VErIoiBelo&sig=XZHYVSNSTU2ie1YqWgacZaqMxiM#v=onepage&q=abortion%20pro%20choice&f=false
I don’t want to come off as biased, but I truly believe you cannot say that abortion is bad unless you are a woman with an unwanted pregnancy that doesn’t know what to do.
Hi Natalie, I really appreciate this comment. I’m glad that I got a neutral response from somebody with a differing opinion, rather than somebody who has a strong opinion on either side. I know that as a male I may not have the ability to understand all the factors that play into the choice of getting an abortion, but from my point of view, I do think there are alternatives, such as adoption. I also enjoyed passages from the book that you linked because they also took more of a neutral stance, while still maintaining their opinion.
I don’t like getting political often, because it often leads to unneeded arguments, but abortion is a topic I had been against long before I knew anything about either political party. The main reason I believe that it should be treated as a life is because recent science shows that not only does the fetus have it’s own brain patterns, but it also has it’s own unique DNA. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002398.htm . I personally feel like with information such as this, we should remove abortion from the world of politics, and focus more on the science of the situation. Thanks again for posting the comment, and have a nice day!
My name is Peter Larrabee, and I got to Judge Memorial Catholic High School. I really enjoy the points that are brought up supporting Charter Schools. They are, in a lot of ways, superior to that of a public school. There were also good points brought up about how they provide a higher level of education, and how you are able to take college level…[Read more]
I agree with your stances about writing and music, and overall like the points you bring up. While often not viewed as such, music is just as much a language as it is an art. Both music and writing are similar in the sense that the writing or music is telling a story.
My main problem with this article is the small tangent on climate change in…[Read more]
In today’s day and age, censorship is being far too common. We like to boast about our freedom of speech, but oftentimes major companies or groups try to silence freedom of speech if it doesn’t line up with the
Great article which presented a lot of facts, and overall didn’t let bias or opinions lead the article. It was a good choice to include your opinion at the end, but not to let it drive the narrative of where the article was going. I feel that the issue of minimum wage is a complicated subject which needs to be addressed in a way that can benefit…[Read more]
Nice arguments brought up, and some good examples were presented as well. One point that I think should have been brought up would be how all federally licensed gun dealers must run background checks on every buyer. Despite this, and a few grammatical mistakes, this is a good article about the truth behind gun…[Read more]
Throughout the history of America, we have seen many different forms of prejudice. Whether you’re talking about the Racism during the civil war and civil righs movements, or the sexism thrown toward the s
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