I have relatives as well that are part of the LGBT community and they feel like they have a disadvantage in society because everyone looks at them in a different way. People that are gay, lesbian, or transgender do not deserve any other type of treatment besides the treatment everyone else deserves. They are citizens of the US so why are…[Read more]
Many people debate and dwindle on the topic of abortion. I don’t support it in anyway, but I do believe that women have the right to choose what happens to their body. I am not saying that abortion is a good thing, because taking the life of a baby is not right, but what I am trying to express is that if a woman feels that aborting the…[Read more]
Fantastic Infrograohic!! Sexism is an issue that take place all over the United States. Most times you think of women when it comes to not having all of the opportunities.You graphic is very pleasing to the eye and gets the point across in a great way!
Abinaov, I like how the photographs tie into the topic of your infographic. There is a lot of debate about what we should do to prevent climate change, and the effects of it. This infographic really displays climate change very well.
This moral compass piece if Huck is very well written. I agree 100% with you on the idea that Huck was created to be a representation of a poor moral compass. I also think that the quote you integrated in your text shows how huck really grew as a character.
In the book, Huck was very adventurous, he often took risks, even when they were not necessary, making his life rather exciting. Adventure is something many want in their lives, so jealousy is apart of the story.
Your work is very good. I can totally tell that you played close attention to the character Huck in this book. You did a great job at breaking down the things he did and reasons as to why. I think your quote also helped you a lot in breaking down this character in more detail. I do wish you got into a little more detail about the physical aspect to Huck but this piece is very well written overall. Good job!
Without hesitation, I believe that it is better to live life when risks are taken. The act of going outside the box, stretching your comfort zone, and exposing yourself to things you are uncertain about helps you.
Great post! While reading your post, I could truly see that you were really passionate about gymnastics. It’s great to see how much a sport has changed your life and what positive effects it has caused. Risk-taking is definitely that a lot of people struggle with, including myself! I think it’s just the major fear of “something could go wrong”. However, I don’t think you can truly “live” life without taking risks!
I’m very interested in what you have to say about taking risks because risks make us who we are and if we don’t perform them, we’ll be stuck in the same version of ourselves for our entire lives. I like when you said,”‘if I didn’t take the risk and do the skills then I am risking my chances of moving up a level.’” This quote doesn’t have to just relate to gymnastics. It can relate to anyone, anywhere.If you don’t take the risk and complete the skills for what you want to succeed, you are risking the chances of you moving up a level in life. Without that risk, we aren’t anything. Without risk, there is no fear and no anxiety, but sometimes we need that to live and survive in the real world.
Emily, I really like how you talk about Huck’s background, his time briefly living with the widow and his relationship with his father. Our background and roots make up who each of us are as individuals and you raise a lot of good points. I really like where you are going with this. Good job!
Emily, I really like your post. When I was reading chapter one, same as you, I did deeply think about the first quote. “Pretty soon I wanted to smoke, and asked the widow to let me. But she wouldn’t. She said it was a mean practice and wasn’t clean, and I must try not to do it anymore.” I was trying to find out what Mark Twain want to explain to us. Is that the freedom or Innocence.
I think that teachers and school districts need to take into consideration the things you are describing. Everyone wants to have a successful life after high school, and after college, so I think that we need to start learning tasks we actually need in the real world.
I agree! I think that not raising the minimum wage is the best choice for our economy. I feel like it is not right that people in the army are getting paid $8 for working so hard, and not that people at fast food places are not working hard but they are not putting their lives in danger for ours.
Dear Mr. or Mrs. President,
When the thought of bettering our nation comes to mind one thing sticks out the most, and this one thing impacts so many people around us everyday. I am referring to poverty, and
I agree with your point that the increase of minimum wage jobs caused the increase of people in poverty. I think that your solution is a possible way to limit the poverty gap and start a deflation in prices so everything could be affordable for everyone.
Dear Mr. President,
Poverty is an issue that is taking place all over our country. It is an extremely harmful issue in that it is effecting children, tennager, adults, and seniors. This should be a concern of your
Dear Emily :
I am very happy with your letter, “Poverty,” because poverty is a big issue in the United States and most of the people that suffer of it do not not know how to react to it or what to do.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “It is an extremely harmful issue in that it is effecting children, tennager, adults, and seniors. This should be a concern of your because the children now are going to be the future of our society” I think this is accurate because kids are the future of this society and we need to make sure they grow up with the proper education and the necessity to grow up and be the best they can be.
Another sentence that I liked was: “So many factors are in play with poverty. But the most significant would be the cost of living. Our US government has been trying to raise the minimum wage so people struggling can start to stand back up on their feet and start living the life that they have always dreamed of living.” This stood out for me because this is true we can not progress in this society if the Government keeps on bringing us down every time we are about to stand up economically, and the Future president should really try to help us with that.
Your letter reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I wrote a letter similar to yours and that was a total disaster but your letter is really good, just need to check a little bit of your spelling but other than that your letter is great.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because this is a serious issue going on and we need to start writing up to the people in charge to help us change some of this poverty and help us have a good and secure future.
I really enjoyed reading your piece and I agree with everything you said wholeheartedly. Poverty is a very important issue in our world I feel that people forget about it because most people aren’t in this situation. I think your ideas to fix and work on this issue are very possible and great ideas. I think that if we can get more people to be aware of all the poverty in our nation we can start applying these ideas and put them into action.
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