In Ancient Greece, people used to gather around an arena-like stage to watch actors tell stories. The word “tragedy” actually translates to “goat song” in Greek, expressing that these plays were original

  • Hey Ben!
    I really like that you’ve chosen this topic since it is so applicable to many modern situations. Adding onto Mary’s question, what makes a brand addictive? What makes Tiffany’s different from Kay Jewelers?

  • Katelyn,

    Thank you so much for bringing such a human approach to such a difficult topic. I really look forward to reading more about this!!!

  • For many people, television provides a perfect escape from the real world. You can sit down on your couch, pull up a laptop, and relate to someone else for a little while. From thanking the universe that you don’t

    • From where I’m from, people at my school have a diverse interest in television shows but in the end, all of them are sitcoms. From Seinfeld to The Big Bang Theory, they all include what you said. I agree to what you said, especially with the continuous plot line. I think that your paper will be entertaining.

    • dear robin, i am strongly agreeing with you about this article “what makes a GOOD sitcom” because i also have done that before and i also have been in those shoes. i know how people feel about this and i know how you must of have felt about this i agree with you and other people about this situation.

    • I agree with you because your topic explains the great times of tv we had as children. you explain how your father was a fan of a tv show and I know that all of us are tv show fans. I like how you explain what makes a great sitcom and what are great tv show sitcoms

    • Interesting topic Robin. I too enjoy comedic shows, often over drama or thriller. My brother loves Frasier, and I too find it funny, but not in the way he does. I think I am too young for the references. I am eager to learn/read more about the recipe to the perfect sitcom!

    • Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I agree with most of your requirements to create a good sitcom, and I really do want to know what can really make a sitcom that, for a little while, can take you to a different world and has a deeper meaning and understanding than what meets the eye.

    • Robin,
      I think this is a really interesting topic and I love TV. In the sense that I enjoy analyzing and trying to figure out how it works. I’m excited to see what else you find!.
      PS. I absolutely both love New Girl and The Office. 🙂

  • Robin commented on the post, Prison Life 3 years, 5 months ago

    I really REALLY like this topic! You are very courageous to do research about people who are normally shunned by society. I also really like the idea of checking out the mental technicalities that are on both sides of the law. Good luck!

  • It might just be me, but I feel like my mother and I have totally different senses of humor. I prefer witty comebacks and snappy sex jokes, whereas my mother prefers her comedy to be a little more

  • Robin commented on the post, Being present 3 years, 6 months ago

    After going through a pretty rough day of finals–or at least what I’d describe as “rough”, I really am touched by your decision to write this. It is really refreshing to go through this website and be reminded of the good in the world, and how I need to be a part of it more. I definitely agree with what you said, and will keep it in my heart…[Read more]

  • Maria,

    Wow!! This was really cool. I really like the way that you created your story and I really enjoyed the way the animation played out. I’m not an extremely artistic person, but I felt like it was really REALLY cool to see your animation!!! Being able to do things like that will be really helpful in the future, I’m sure of it. Congrats on…[Read more]

  • Hello Matt!!

    This is a very well thought out essay, and I really agree with many of your arguments. Even though the electoral college is a part of our system that some find corrupt, there really isn’t much we can do about it. However, the larger issue with Donald Trump being our president isn’t really dependent upon the system of the electoral…[Read more]

  • Hi Shelby,

    This is a really great essay! I agree that there is not really a humane form of capital punishment, and I also believe that it should not be happening in the United States of America. I really liked your descriptions about the way electrocution works–it is truly horrible that something like that can happen to a human being by the…[Read more]

  • Hi Ramazan,

    I’m afraid I have to agree with Katie. Although there will be violence in America no matter what, a more efficient means of selling guns would make our country safer. Suspected terrorists and ex-convicts should not be able to purchase weapons that are meant to kill other living beings. Also, semi-automatic weapons are not used for…[Read more]

  • Robin commented on the post, Possibilities 3 years, 7 months ago


    This was a very motivational piece, and shined a new light on the harsher subjects of living as a teenager during this time. I really appreciate your work and hope that others will as well. Thank you.

  • Hello Celia,
    This poem is really going to stick with me for a long time–sometimes people forget how demeaning it is to women that we have to check ourselves 100% of the time. I am truly terrified. I am terrified to go on dates. I am terrified to get on an elevator, or go into a public restroom when I am by myself. As a petite female who likes to…[Read more]

  • Hi Monica,
    I think you have addressed a lot of important issues in your questioning of how mental health is handled in society today. You are right–a lot of the time, people do not handle mental disorders very well, because they fear the unknown. You can look at a lot of different issues in America right now, along with other parts of the world,…[Read more]

  • Gone With The Wind is one of the best books in American literature–that’s something that’s pretty much undisputed among avid readers in our country. And not only is it a great work of literature, many can rem

    • Robin-
      Great post! I completely agree with everything you said. Rape is something that shouldn’t be tolerated no matter the case- whether you’re married or not. This is definitely a huge issue that needs to change soon

  • I like to think of myself as a well-rounded person when it comes to my knowledge of different religions. I have taken multiple courses on ethics and culture in my lifetime, and I have a particular knowledge of

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