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  • Aurora, Illinois, USA
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  • Yamile, I enjoyed your post discussing the covid vaccine and whether or not it should be mandatory. I really like how you included both sides of the argument in the article. It is very difficult for people to do that , especially nowadays, and be able to correctly argue from each side. Though I agree that the vaccine should be mandated, it helps…Read More

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    The Destruction of Marine Life

    The world as we know it is crumbling under our feet everyday. The world  itself is made of 70 percent water yet, only 13 percent of that water has intact marine ecosystems while the rest have all been destroyed by...

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  • Lucas, I really enjoyed your article and calling out these large sports teams for having insensitive names. It is very unsettling knowing these names have been around for a while now and people are just now beginning to see the problem. I really liked how you pointed out the need to spread awareness about why these names are offensive and should…Read More

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    Post-World War II Impact on Women

    World War II helped boost women into the workforce and begin to break those  harsh gender roles set for them. Before the war, many women spent their days at home cooking, cleaning, and raising their children and these were the...

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  • Mary,
    I am in love with Harry Styles so I really enjoyed your post. Breaking these gender roles and stereotypes is so important today and with Harry Styles being as famous as he is, he can be a role model for others. Harry really proved his song “Treat People With Kindness” with his bold actions showing others to be more accepting through his fashion.

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    Women Fight Back

    From the beginning of time, we as humans have been always finding a way to  define people into certain groups or categories based on how they look or the gender they were born with. If anyone tried to go outside...

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    • Rory,
      This was very well written. This is a very empowering topic to write about and I thought you did a great job emphasizing how far we have come as a society.

  • Katie, I really enjoyed how you discussed both the good and bad side of the argument in which you discussed. You advocated for each one very well from an unbiased view which really ties your post together.

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    The Power of Sign Language

    Imagine being able to speak and communicate with people but without having  to physically speak. This may sound strange at first but there is a language that can help you accomplish this; Sign language. As defined by the National Institute...

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    Empathy

    A single story is where the same story gets told over and over again, but it is never told by a first-hand source (“The Single Story” ). Even in the definition of a single story you can already see the...

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    • Dear Rory

      I like how you connected the term Empathy, with Wreck-it Ralph. Many people indeed confuse this with Sympathy. Although one has Comfort in others, the other Just try to confine with the feeling of another. Empathy is used to show the relationship between one another, and Sympathy just tries to copy so you can try to understand someone.

    • The article Empathy written by Rory, shows how empathy can help bring people together and take away that judgment that we carry around on everyone due to their differences. To make this point clear he uses the movie Wreck-It-Ralph and uses Ralph and Venelope to show how one is a glitch and one is a villian in their video games and therefore get judged right of the bat. Throughout the movie Ralph begins to know more about Venelope and ends up feeling empathy which creates a close friendship between the two. They get to know more about each other removing stereotypes that they and others had created about them. The author uses imagery to give us a better picture of what the emotion is and how it is important to us.

      Empathy is a very important thing in real life because it can help people come together. It’s a strong emotion that many people confuse with sympathy and fail to realize their difference. If you have empathy towards someone, you are able to relate because you have felt what they feel or are going through something very similar as well. Empathy is a way to connect with others and help them and yourselves feel better as you have someone who genuinely relates to you and won’t judge you for your feelings.

      Have you ever felt empathy towards someone you know?

      #OCHS

  • Hi Rohan. I really enjoyed how you mentioned that empathy is easily overlooked in society today. It really shows how America is supposed to be this place of acceptance yet people are very quick to judge something unlike theirs. They don’t express that empathy toward someone or put themselves in their shoes.

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