Hi Damon! This subject you chose is very interesting to me. According to your research, I am one of the 83% of Americans that consumes caffeine daily. I have a cup of coffee each day, and I find it helping me wake up and get my day going. Sadly, in the mornings I find myself becoming dependent on this psychoactive drug in order to keep me going.…[Read more]
Koji! Wow, this post made my day! While reading this, I could instantly feel my mood improving. You made me think about what other words bring people joy, I bet there’s a lot out there. I happened to look up what the most satisfying words are to say in the English language, and let me tell you, saying some brought me joy! Zamboni just happens to…[Read more]
Opioid abuse has become a serious problem in the United States as well as an increasing public health issue. It scares me to think that this issue continues to ruin Americans lives and is only escalating.
Maxwell! I loved reading on this topic, what an interesting thing to write about! This made me think about personal experiences and relationships that I’ve gone through, and what I want to get out of them. It made me think to myself, do I like being sad? Am I comfortable with it? I feel like sometimes my sadness becomes a part of myself, and I…[Read more]
Living in the upper-middle class as a young woman in the United States, I haven’t found or seen many areas of complete poverty, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not a terrible problem in our World and count
Hi Amanda, I really loved reading your thoughts and research on this topic. I myself had a similar reaction when the President spoke out about Charlottesville. To see hate and supremacy barely taken seriously by the leader of our country is so disappointing. I, too, hope that some day all Americans can live without and fear or hate in their…[Read more]
Hey Reagan! I loved your post, and I agree with you that it is so important that we come together to help those less fortunate than us and in poverty. Just a few steps in the right direction can help our nation and state in a big way. We cannot sit back and watch people live in poverty, action needs to be taken as soon as possible! If you want to…[Read more]
Javier, I really enjoyed reading about your topic, I think it’s a very important issue that needs to be discussed more often. It’s easy to see that the inequality and division that surrounds us in the United States especially, effects those in poverty and low socioeconomic backgrounds on a serious level. It’s hard for these individuals to learn…[Read more]
Social media has had a large impact on our society for the past decade, not only in the United States, but all around the globe. In recent times and especially this past election year in America, social media has
I agree with your claim that politicians need to find the right balance when using social media because it has its benefits as well as drawbacks. I think it is important that they use it because it allows them to communicate with people around the world easily but if they are going to use it, they have to be professional and responsible/considerate when posting. What is your opinion regarding this topic?
Veronica, your topic is excellent and well thought out. I agree that there needs to be a certain point when the amount of information shared is monitored. I also think that when political views are shared on social media it causes a stir and unnecessary arguments. However, it is an essential part of our society and widely used so it is a great platform to make people aware of the news. Great post V!
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.