• Desdemona


    My noble father,

    I do perceive here a divided duty:

    To you I am bound for life and education;

    My life and education both do learn me

    How to respect you; you are the lord of duty;

    I am

  • Raymond,
    Reading this was very interesting, i enjoyed your title and how it refers to a famous movie. here is an article i read about the pros and cons of developing advanced AI that I think you’d like https://futureoflife.org/background/benefits-risks-of-artificial-intelligence/

  • Xavier,
    Reading this was interesting. I agree with you when you talked about how renaming the building rather than rebuilding them is a good idea. Change doesn’t have to include destruction, it can include changing labels and giving them a new meaning. heres an intersting article i read about how we should’t take down statues i think youd enjoy it…[Read more]

  • Virtually all foods people consume today have had their genetic makeup gradually modified through thousands of years of selective breeding. Selective breeding involves carefully breeding certain plants or animals

    • Great job with writing this piece! GMO’s are a popular subject today and will play a key role in our future. Right now, due to the lack of scientific studies, laws and regulations seem to vary country to country like you said but I’m sure it may be subject to change. Once GMO’s have more research backing them up, I’m sure more and more people will be convinced and we can make some big effects on world hunger.

    • Ravi,
      I have read a little bit about GMO’s, but I still don’t really know much about them. I think that this is a big problem, which is why I am glad that you are covering this topic. I found a website that talks about the pros and the cons of GMOs, https://www.newportnaturalhealth.com/2013/07/gmos-the-pros-cons-of-genetically-modified-food/. I am also glad that you talked about consumer protection because it is good to know that there is a system telling people what is safe and not. Thank you for writing and I hope to read more from you in a bit.

    • I think the agricultural industry should halt the usage of creating GMO’s in flora for all the risks and cons it creates. Cons like helping bugs build immunity to pesticides faster, consumption creating health problems, and environmental problems GMO’s create.

  • Christopher,

    This topic was very interesting to read as i have had this same question in my head. I would say technology does help and also hurt creativity. I personally think technology helps people learn about more things easier than reading books, it helps with people who can’t afford books and need free access to information. This article i…[Read more]

  • oliver,

    I enjoyed reading this. There are many sides on what to do about the drugs and the problems they bring. Offering places to get clean such as rehab are very good solutions to the issue. However not all users want to get clean, so what you said about legalizing drugs is a very understandable solution but this would also make it easier for…[Read more]

  • Genetically modified organisms have been a hot topic for a long time since when they were introduced into agriculture and food production. The introduction of GMOs was so farmers could have an easier time and not

    • Hi Ravi,
      I think this topic really interesting, because with the technology we have, we have the power to do a lot. Especially with our food. There is an old tv show, called Gilligans island that explores this in a funny. Five people are stranded on an island and one day radioactive food washes ashore and it basically gives them super powers. Though this is just satire, I think it poses a good point. Where will GMO’s go in the future and how they will actually be able to effect us, seeing as how we’ve already been working with GMO’s for a awhile. Personally I don’t know if I like the idea of furthering our work on GMO’s, here is an article that you may want to look at.

    • Hello Ravi,

      This is a really touchy topic, with the creation of new ways to alter the very genes that all life is based on. But one key thing that many people opposed the GMOs often leave out is that we, humans, have been genetically modifying organisms for our own benefit for our entire existence. For example the modern dog and corn are all result of careful artificial selection over thousands of years. If you think about it in this context, modern GMOs just simply had the gene altering process sped up by thousand-fold. In the future with climate and overpopulation GMOs will provide the world with necessary food to avoid a world wide starvation crisis of biblical proportions.

  • Elliot,

    I enjoyed reading this as it was written well. I know a lot of cultures have the naming of a child to be a big deal. It has history and a deep meaning connected to it, sometimes it seems like that people have forgotten names used to have reasons behind them besides just sounding nice. I found an article on names and the meaning behind…[Read more]

  • Bobby,

    This was very interesting to read. I didn’t know this much about the development of cameras and movies. Do you the history of how the camera technology got smaller and changed how people film? I’m curious to know I found this article on the history of the movie camera that I think you might find interesting.…[Read more]

  • The use of Genetically modified organisms in food and crop production has been a heated debate. Some people say that we should use GMO’s because they can help yield more crops. They can also grow crops that are

  • Billy,
    This topic was very interesting to read about. This link will take you to an interesting article I read about why we should colonize otehr planets. https://futuretravel.today/why-we-must-colonize-space-ea7d54e2deb6
    I have heard this topic before that there is a cap to how much we can take from the earth until there just arent enough…[Read more]

  • Kevin,

    1984 was an interesting read indeed. I enjoyed reading your post about how the government creates fake conscious and how citizens are hiding from their own thoughts and feelings. It really does make someone think about how this came about and how this can be true in today day; as people hid from their own emotions because its easier to…[Read more]

  • I was researching social issues for my English class to write this youth voices post and I came across an interesting read here https://www.isidewith.com/poll/2905674286 about if colleges should start to offer

    • Ravi,
      I do agree also that safe spaces should be implemented but I wondered, what if those people were bullied by people and those bullies saw said person enter a safe space would that make the stress and torment they are going under increase if they end up bullying them more?

    • Ravi,

      What a great idea! I’ve never thought about creating a space safe where people can easily discuss touchy subjects in college. This is especially important because college can be a frightening place. Students are put into a new environment with people they have never met, and they are unaware of their surroundings, so having a place where students feel safe and comfortable to be themselves would be a great aspect on any campus. The article, 11 Tips For Broaching Difficult Subjects (https://www.huffingtonpost.com/gretchen-rubin/11-tips-for-broaching-dif_b_107748.html) is something I think you should take a look at because it is something the students in the safe space would have to consider when opening up about subjects they are sensitive to. Thank you so much for sharing! You should definitely push to create a safe space like the one you described in this post at the college you are going to attend!


    • This is a really good idea I like it, I don’t think there is enough time or space to discuss uncomfortable topics in today’s world.

  • Hannah,
    I enjoyed reading your article as we are seniors and this is an issue we will face in the near future. Student loans should be decreased but it wont happen quickly. In this article http://college.usatoday.com/2016/07/11/heres-how-to-reduce-your-student-loan-debt-while-still-in-college/#
    it talks about the best ways to reduce debt out of…[Read more]

  • Josie, it was interesting reading this article. In a post by the New York Times i read https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/opinion/confederate-monuments-white-supremacy-charlottesville.html
    it talks about how these statues are just a ground for the neo nazi and white supremacist to be symbols of white supremacya and are a sign of hate and not…[Read more]

  • In a dystopian society, it seems as though only small things matter. Its backwards, the big things in our lives right now such as family, education, and meaning in the things we do. In a dystonia, people don’t put

    • I think it’s interesting that you say sex “should be meaningful and precious.” What makes you say so? A counterargument could clearly be that it makes people happy to do as they please with their personal lives. Could you explore the evidence more as to why it’s wrong? Also, I think you need to more clearly define why you are calling present-day America a “dystopian society.”

    • Ravi,
      Are you saying that our society is dystonian? This a a little unclear. Also I do not think that education is taking a backseat in today’s society. If anything education is more important today than it has ever been. It would be great if you could explain a little more about what makes you think this.


  • sofia,
    Your post about hook up culture was very interesting to read. This link i read about how hook up culture being bad for our emotional health really ties in with what you were writing. https://everydayfeminism.com/2016/02/hook-up-culture-is-sexist/ I especial agree with what you said about how this generation is really reliant on technology…[Read more]

  • I was browsing youtube one night and I was watching videos that I had no reason to be watching, you know as everyone has done. I found a documentary on how there is a resurgence of heroin use, but this was

  • Dear Sara,

    I enjoyed reading this; since i come from an immigrant family I could relate to this very deeply. I would hear stories about what my parents thought America would be like but when they got here it was completely different. What you said about how life is really hard for immigrants and that they have to overcome a lot of obstacles is…[Read more]

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