I agreed so much with many points on your article! I myself find it hard to concentrate when writing or finding a focal point for my work. Just like you, writing comes easy to me when I’m writing about things I enjoy or that have happened to me. I believe practice is what you really have to do when working with topics that aren’t…[Read more]
Beth!! Such a good article, this topic is so crucial to discuss especially in America today. It baffles me that this “loophole” is completely legal in the US. The US prison system as well as private companies profiting from prison labor need to start treating prisoners as humans again in order to find a compromise within this issue. I watched a…[Read more]
Hey Cole! I really enjoyed reading your poem. While looking up at the bear and then continuing to read your poem, I felt like I was watching this encounter in the wild unfold myself! I really like this writing, it’s simple but meaningful. If you ever feel like publishing a poem here’s a website that has more information that you should look into:…[Read more]
Hey Christopher! I loved reading about this topic. I believe that especially as Americans, we can see this addiction of technology all around us and even in ourselves sometimes. I do believe it’s true that we live in a time where our technology could lead us to great discoveries and innovations, but how easy will it be to stay on the right side of…[Read more]
Hi Anais! I loved reading this article of yours. Through your personal experience and interview about mental illness, it showed me even more how there are so many people out there struggling. It’s true, we need people to advocate for us, we need a support system, and we need to know that we’re not alone. In today’s world, we all need to look out…[Read more]
Great topic, great research, love it! I can’t believe zoos are still in existence in the 21st century, you would think that people supporting these places would’ve figured out how detrimental captivity is to wild animals. We need to free them! I’ve read some articles on this webpage that can guide us into saving these animals one…[Read more]
I was very interesting in reading this piece of writing. I completely agree with how today’s economic system is in favor of the upper class. In America’s economy especially, there is a shrinking of the middle class, with more and more people falling into the lower class, and barely anyone in the upper class. I agree that we are all born…[Read more]
I loved your post, this is such an interesting topic that you’re researching. Usually when I think of serial killers, I think of the environment they grew up in and their family life to be main factors in how they end up. It was very neat to read that all of these 135 serial killers had a common chromosome that acts as a trigger to their…[Read more]
The multi-decade long debate about reproductive rights has been in the political atmosphere as well as a social and religious environments for as long as many people can remember. The used- to-be black and white
This post is very well written and you bring up a lot of fascinating points. As a girl, the debate around reproductive rights can be rather frustrating, and I think you did an excellent job at presenting those frustrations here. I found the quote from the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism to be especially helpful/ relatable. I thought how it stated “…thus casting a woman as an adversary to her womb.” really helped capture a lot of the controversy around the debate. Great writing! Keep it Up!
The status of women’s reproductive rights in America has been a controversial topic in recent years. State and federal governments have clashed, along with women and men’s views all across the country. Some bel
I like your post because it is really insightful and educational with the cases and reports you linked. Also, your post highlights our past president’s views, which we can contrast to our current president’s views. It shows how there is such a gap and division between parties with these types of arguments and rallies. However, I found this article that relates the My Body, My Choice movement to other things such as disabilities and the BLM movement: https://www.thenation.com/article/my-body-my-choice-why-the-principle-of-bodily-autonomy-can-unite-the-left/
Thanks for your post!
I thought your post was great! You introduced the topic well, followed it up with facts, and ended with your stand. I enjoyed reading the facts and learning more about the topic and I think it is great that you put a quote in from President Obama. You may appreciate this article in your future research: http://www.feministsforlife.org/abortion-womens-rights-and-wrongs/
You utilize a lot of data in restricting abortion and contraceptive accessibility in the US in recent months which is helpful in accentuating the controlling measures that conservative interest groups have taken.
The facts are obvious. Women’s rights are being restricted in our new presidential era, and our judgements will continue to be disrespected and unacknowledged. Strong ladies are rising up and making a difference and you can too! If you are willing to invest time and effort in the development of women’s rights I’ve listed a few organizations you can utilize and support to make a difference.
I like your post because it is really informing about this issue. I agree with what President Obama said that governments shouldn’t be butting into such personal business such as this. Your post was really well done, you introduced the topic well and followed it up with solid evidence.
I am really glad you posted about this topic, because I think that this is a very big topic in todays world. I like how you gave insight by giving statistics with cases and reports of people affected by the issue. I also liked how you tied in Obama, because he was very supportive of the women population in our country. Especially with new administration in office, that is trying to push things more to anti-abortion laws, rather than letting the women choose for herself. I found this article that talks about both sides of the argument, and I would encourage you to read this by the Huffington Post https://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-earle-mcleod/why-both-sides-of-the-abo_b_137025.html.
Thanks for sharing!!!
Hi Jeana! I really enjoyed reading about your topic, and although I haven’t really been subjected to helicopter parenting, I know many of my peers who have been. Having older siblings, it was easier for my parents to parent me, since they had past examples of faults and rights and wrongs of parenting. There willingness to let me try new things,…[Read more]
This is such an important topic to talk and write about. American’s these days especially in the political atmosphere seem to be butting heads more often than not, causing extreme tension where there should be unity and hard work done. Our political parties in the past year have grown further apart, instead of standing together. Today, the factor…[Read more]
The technological advances in the 21st century have been monumental, but have they been necessary? In today’s world, especially in America, society has been caught up in social media advances, trying to keep up w
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]
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.