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    Majority of my time is spent in the fine arts wing at my high school. I take two music classes, participate in the musical and plays. The radio is always on in my car and my phone is constantly blasting music at

    I Believe the Arts Can Change Lives

    Majority of my time is spent in the fine arts wing at my high school. I take two music classes, participate in the musical and plays. The radio is always on in my car and my phone is constantly...

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  • Hannah, I think you brought up an important topic. The financial struggle for students is something that should be brought up in society.

  • Lillian, I really like the statistics you added to the paper. They add support to the article but I would like to know where you got them. I am so interested in this book and hopefully can find time to read it.

  • Thank you for commenting, Srihita! I would think that they would be disappointed and would push us to move forward. I love hearing what you had to say.

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    One of our American values is equality. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly explores the fight of four black women for equal opportunity in the workplace. The book focuses on the lives and contributions of

    These Women changed NASA's Opinion, Let's change the Worlds.

    One of our American values is equality. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly explores the fight of four black women for equal opportunity in the workplace. The book focuses on the lives and contributions of brilliant African American women...

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    • Heather, I liked reading your description of these women and the discrimination they faced in the workplace. I like how at the time, discrimination started to reduce because people realized that it didn’t matter what people looked like because they had a more important issue to attend. I think that those women would be proud of how far we’ve come but they would be even more disappointed that we haven’t come far enough. I feel like after all these years, more things would have changed and things would be better now but unfortunately, that just isn’t the case.

      • Thank you for commenting, Srihita! I would think that they would be disappointed and would push us to move forward. I love hearing what you had to say.

    • Hi Heather!
      This piece was very good. I have never seen or read Hidden Figures, but I am more interested than ever now. You did a very nice job of integrating the value of equality into your writing, and I agree with your assessment of segregation in the workplace.
      I never knew that NASA was more accepting of black and female employees, and I was wondering if you knew why their policies were different than most other places of employment.
      My only suggestion to your writing: introduce your quotes. Explain why you are about to use someone else’s words, or just make your writing seem more credible by using the name/organization responsible for the quote in your sentence. Why should we believe what this person has to say? It justs needs a little context.
      -Adelle

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