• Anna,
    The antidepressant use is unfortunately rising. In this article, https://www.webmd.com/depression/news/20111019/use-of-antidepressants-on-the-rise-in-the-us
    it says, “About 11% of Americans aged 12 or older take antidepressants.” That is a staggering high number when you think about it. I like it when you said, “I think that our new…[Read more]

  • Sofia,
    I totally agree that this is a prevalent part of society. I especially agree when you say, “Our generation is living in a time where technology controls our lives. It control our lives so much that it is reflected in how we form relationships with other people.” It distorts how we see life and other people. In this article…[Read more]

  • Police brutality is one of the most polarizing issues in the nation today. I hesitate to even write these words because I know I will be criticized for my point-of-view. But it’s an issue that needs to be talked

    • Bobby,
      Interesting article and I agree that the issue is very prevalent in today’s society. Not necessarily that it is worse than before, but rather that it is more documented than ever. Police and citizens are put in a position of danger in the lack of trust between the two groups. Police officers are no longer as respected as they were before, raising tension for both. I think there’s definitely groups affected by their position of power as shown by results in the Stanford prison experiment. Hopefully, there will be a way to solve our issue without too much more violence.

  • Mia,
    I wish I could print this off and put this on a plaque in my school. Myself and other people, could surely relate to what this post means. But you said it yourself, “I think the best way to start doing things that benefit us is to train ourselves to love ourselves again”, once we love ourselves, we can put ourselves back on track to good…[Read more]

  • Averi,
    I agree that the stigma, showing “emotion is bad” is a falsehood. But I would still say feeling vulnerable is a not a good thing all time, it’s an unfortunate reality of life that not many will care, or they pretend to care, sharing what you feel to anyone is a dangerous game, so sharing emotions to the people that matter is a tricky line…[Read more]

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  • I would rank Deadpool 9/10, a refreshingly straightforward and satirical superhero movie that isn’t interested in setting up a universe or future movies, it just wants you to have a good time. I would give The Dark Knight a 10/10, yes it’s one of those few that deserves it. But the way the characters are written and performed, and the way the…[Read more]

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    Bobby commented on the post, Beauty That Matters by Annie

  • Anna,
    I really want there to be a good video game movie. The only movie directly based off a game that was semi-good was Mortal Kombat, and semi-good may be too nice. If the filmmakers have a vision it could possibly work, but I doubt it. It sounds like they’re going for a cash grab and trying to bank off the Tomb Raider name. I do agree a lot of…[Read more]

  • Bobby commented on the post, Beauty that Matters 1 month ago

    Dear Annie,
    You have a very personal story and a perfectly valid reason for being the way you are. But there lies the problem, it’s too personal. I’m concerned that people who will read this post will walk away from this saying, “I can be as fat as I want and I’m beautiful no matter what.” The fact of the matter is that most people don’t have a…[Read more]

  • Has anyone asked you about movie? Perhaps on whether or not if it was good? You respond with, “it was good” or “it was ok”, unable to classify on how it was on a good or bad scale. Notice how some reviewers give a

    • Alex replied 1 month ago

      Bobby,

      I found this to be very interesting and your rating system to be extremely in depth. I agreed with manny of the points you made regarding the rating system and liked your examples of movies that fit the rating system. This allowed me to picture the types of movies that would be considered terrible and the ones that are fantastic. I noticed that 4 out of the 9 examples were superhero movies and I was wondering where The Dark Knight and Deadpool rank on your system.

      • Bobby replied 1 month ago

        I would rank Deadpool 9/10, a refreshingly straightforward and satirical superhero movie that isn’t interested in setting up a universe or future movies, it just wants you to have a good time. I would give The Dark Knight a 10/10, yes it’s one of those few that deserves it. But the way the characters are written and performed, and the way the story is told is amazing. Ledger steals the show as the Joker and you love every moment onscreen. But it also uses effective film techniques, such as when the Joker is hanging upside down but then the camera turns right side up to show he has power over Batman. I wish the DCEU took notes from that film.

    • Averi replied 1 month ago

      Bobby,

      Now I know what’s going through your head when we see movies together haha! Your tone of voice was humorous, and made me laugh out loud! I agree with your explanation of rating a movie a 1/10… it is so bad that it becomes funny. Also, I agree with your statements about Adam Sandler. I do not find the delivery of his lines humorous or clever at all. The only movie I ever enjoyed him in was “Click,” but still wouldn’t give him a grammy for it.

      <3, Ave

  • Bobby commented on the post, Pursuit Of Happiness 2 months ago

    Fred,
    This is a very informative post and it needs more attention. How many people do you think go through their life and think to themselves that people only need money to be happy? Too many. But I especially like the part where you say we need intimate contact with people, because that is what makes life worth living, having someone to share…[Read more]

  • Yes. Absolutely.

    Coming from a completely scientific and logical mindset, and compared to the past 70 years of music, the quality of music has severely declined. This link will show you aspects in songs that have

    • Dear Bobby,

      I see the point you are making here, about popular music having the same kind of rhythm, but artist are only trying to put out what the listeners want. How can you blame it on music when the music is made to the listeners liking. So that they will listen to their music over and over again. In my opinion, music is having a new era, than a century ago. More and more artist are writing songs about oppression. More so I think because of America’s new president trump was elected. More artist are expressing how they feel through their songs. So you can debate about declining or uprising. Thank you for sharing your voice.

      -Kevin

    • Bobby,
      First of all, I thought your post was hilarious. Music that seems to be enjoyed by millennials is often incredibly racist and sexist, and has little to no artistic talent involved. However, making generalizations about modern music as being terrible isn’t completely fair, as “terrible” is subjective. You should take a poll from our school next time, involving different styles of music, new and old, and asking people to pick their preference. A study on something so predominant in the lives of modern teens could be really interesting. Great post!
      Lucy

    • Bobby,
      I thought this was a very interesting topic. I do believe some of the music has gotten worse in certain ways, but there is also amazing music being produced. With all of our problems today, music lets us express how we feel. Although people might believe what they hear is “trashy”, these people are expressing their opinions. Sometimes you have to look deeper into the lyrics to find the true meaning. I agree that some of the music is repetitive and could have more substance, but maybe there is music you aren’t finding and letting yourself understand. I suggest you to look at some songs that might change your mind. Specifically, I really enjoy the artists called Portugal the Man.

      Take a look at this link and see if you don’t find it catchy! Thank you for sharing your ideas.
      -Isa Dodson

    • Hi Bobby,

      I see where you are coming from. Nowadays, music can easily get repetitive and overplayed. What I’d like to suggest is that you expand your research. If you look at the top charts in the iTunes store, yes you will see many pop songs- but there are also indie artists, R&B, and a variety of different genres. A good argument always touches on the other side, so I think you should have mentioned something positive that has come from the music made in this generation. Otherwise, I think this was beautifully written and I like how you quoted Freddy Mercury. Bringing in statistics helped make your argument more viable, and convincing.

      Jenessa

    • Hi Bobby,
      While I do agree with you that in some ways music has gone downhill in the past few years, often I find music in certain genres lacking the depth that it used to have. However, there is more than one genre of music, and not all music today is the same. If you go looking for music that has more to it than just what most pop music has, it is there. This song for example was written during 1966, which was written during the height of protest music, and it tells a fully story. While this may not necessarily be considered “modern music” it was written past the 50’s during a brilliant revolution in music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDAKymklmJI. I hope you’ll listen to it to see where I’m coming from, and I’m interested to see what you have to say next about music as a whole, or possibly the particular genres and artists you have problems with.

    • Dear Bobby,

      Interesting write up, I would agree with you that the top charts today are seemingly bland compared to what they’ve been in the past. Popular music has over time moved into easier listening and catchy repetition, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the music of today is “terrible” altogether. I’d love to see you analyze the progression of an individual genre as opposed to “music” which describes an incredibly expansive amount of things. Genres differ greatly, and looking past the surface of popular music today good music continues to be produced on a higher scale than ever before. As music evolves with time it has definitely changed in the last century, but saying that modern music is terrible is quite a generalization.

      Sincerely,
      Ed

    • Bobby,

      I found this post really interesting, I definitely feel that people today don’t “demand” much of anything from their music. Your point on decreased pitch variety is also spot-on. I’ve noticed the repeated use of simple major/minor chords in all sorts of pop music today, even “sad” songs feel like they’re not conveying emotion through their notes (see the “Millenial Whoop” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennial_whoop). There has to be a reason for this, right? Music has been a big part of most people’s lives for centuries now. I wonder if the internet has caused music to lose so much of what makes it special, or just caused people to not care about their music as much.

  • Dear Ceceli,
    I am an only child as well and I can relate to this post a lot. After thinking about myself and people with siblings, this post rings true. https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-discovered-that-being-an-only-child-affects-brain-structure This article tells of a similar article to yours as well, but the reason the only children…[Read more]

  • Bobby commented on the post, Trusting 2 months ago

    Dear Mia,
    This is a very interesting post. As I have decided to trust and not trust people in the past, I have never thought of the deeper reasons for why I trust people. For exampe, I would say I trust people more on sincerity rather than competency or reliability, even through I decide to trust people on that as well. Webster Dictionary’s…[Read more]

  • Walter,
    I can relate to your post a lot because I live in Utah where I am exposed to bad air all the time. If I were you, I would get as many facts as possible about this, and cross reference with others. Have you checked the veracity of your sources? I would check out WebMD, when you look. I would also include that more people need to protest…[Read more]

  • Dear Amran,
    This is a very necessary topic in today’s day and age. Many people only focus on big businesses these days and do not consider the contribution the smaller businesses have on the economy. When you said, “They give people the opportunity to achieve financial independence, encourage innovation, and create employment opportunities,” that…[Read more]

  • Dear Adelle,

    I’m sure I don’t have to tell you this, but simplicity and care for the little things is an absolute necessity in life. I am a lot like you actually, I am student who procrastinates and has many responsibilities. And like you, if I don’t appreciate the little things in life, I’d go crazy. I think you summed it up well, ” those tiny…[Read more]

  • Chosen Question: How do I define beauty?

    What I know: Beauty can be subjective to everyone. But I think it’s important to to be objective in how you define beauty. Once you understand how a person is beautiful, y

    • Dear Bobby,

      I am interested in your post because I expected something a lot less scientific and you truly surprised me. Your use of facts completely turned this post around for me, and your personal view is similar to my own. One thing you said that stood out to me was “I think it’s important to to be objective in how you define beauty. Once you understand how a person is beautiful, you can show your love to that person that will make them happy.” I think this is intelligent because it really made me think. Beauty is the main core of our appreciation of others.

    • Dear Bobby,
      I agree with what you said that most of us focus on the outside of someone and not what is inside. We judge someone with out knowing what is inside and the struggles within beauty. If everyone will stop focusing on what we see the community will be better. If we stopped judging one and other than we wouldn’t worry about people getting judged and not fitting in.
      Something that you said that stood out to me was, ” a mark of how attractive a person should be; we do like people who look a lot like us, which would be a good genetic match ” we make it seem if you do not look a certain way that you are not beautiful, but everyone is everyone has their own beauty within, some people just do not focus on personalities they base you off on how one looks. I hope society stops making it seem like you have to look a certain way to fit in.

    • Dear Bobby,
      I am interested in your post because I expected the writing to be more of a personal experience/ personal point of view of beauty. When facts were added in your writing it was a turning point to have more than just an opinion in the writing. I personal view beauty the way you do i see more than looks in people. One thing you said that stands out for me “Beauty can be subjective to everyone.” I think this is intelligent because it’s a very true statement everyone goes based off their own opinion of people. Beauty is more of what’s inside you not how you are shown outside.

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