• Desdemona


    My noble father,

    I do perceive here a divided duty:

    To you I am bound for life and education;

    My life and education both do learn me

    How to respect you; you are the lord of duty;

    I am

  • Hi Adelle! While reading your article, I found your opinions to be very interesting and compelling. I was raised Catholic and have gone to Catholic school since I was five, so I have felt many of the feelings and experiences that you’ve gone through in your life. Although my faith is strong right now, there have definitely been times where I’ve…[Read more]

  • Hi Ceceli! I love the research that you’re doing, it’s very important to find the misconceptions about Planned Parenthood and educate those that have certain misconceptions. It’s hard to have a conversation when uneducated parties try to make points that aren’t even relevant or true. I think it’s pretty cool that our classmates knew so much about…[Read more]

  • Over the past few months in the United States, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has worked vigorously to publish a permitting rule that lets almost any employer or university to deny any

  • After the monumental Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade in 1973 granting women access to abortions constitutionally, there has been a steady controversy surrounding this topic. For decades it has stayed in politics

    • Ronnie,
      I liked how you provided detail from both points of view on this subject matter. It is a very hard subject to talk about. There are pros and cons from each side. I believe everyone matters so abortion shouldn’t be an option. Yet I also feel for the females that are pregnant and aren’t ready to have a child. This is where adoption plays a role. People will have different views depending upon how and where they were raised.

    • Ronnie,
      As a woman, the current state of this controversy is very concerning to me because I fear that one day the right to choose may be lost entirely. My belief is that it is a woman’s right to choose whether or not she wants to start a family and she should be in control of her body. It is puzzling to me how a group of people, especially when men are involved, can choose to march to take away women’s rights and resist the movement. People argue that some women abuse their right to choose but how could you take that right away from all women because of those few? Do you personally think abortion will be deemed illegal in the future?

    • Ronnie,
      this is a super important topic especially now that both POTUS, congress, and possibly the supreme court under conservative control. Since we live in a republican state our reproductive rights are already hanging on a thread and I’m worried that under the new adminstration that we could loose them totally. luckily there are lots of people who are trying their best to prevent that from happening. With so much happening and the tide constantly changing its hard to say optimistic and involved with this issue. I’m glad to see that you have taken a special interest in researching this topic and spreading information about it. Thanks!

    • Ronnie,

      Hmm, very interesting take on this. I loved all the detail you used and the way that you showed both sides of the issue without showing bias. It opened up more about the side of pro choice which I thought was great because that is where I personally stand. I hope you continue your research on this topic because it needs to be talked about more from this perspective. To help you out, I found this great link that gives information on the pro choice movement. Good luck! https://prochoice.org/

  • Hi Kariah!
    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]

  • Ronnie commented on the post, Alaskan River 1 year, 5 months ago

    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]

  • Heyo Carter!!!
    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]

  • Hi Xin!
    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]

  • Hey Mag!!
    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

    • Hi Ronnie!
      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!

    • Ronnie, there are so many things that I agree with from your post. I liked how you said the issue of reproductive rights use to be “black and white”. It also frustrated me that there are two sides to this argument but neither side cares to make much progress with this issue. You may find this article helpful with future research: http://family.findlaw.com/reproductive-rights/what-are-reproductive-rights-.html.

  • 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

    • Ronnie,
      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!

    • Ronnie,
      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/

    • Hi Ronnie,

      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.

      ACLU Utah
      Utah Domestic Violence Coalition


    • Ronnie,
      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.

    • Ronnie,
      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]

  • Ronnie commented on the post, Zamboni 1 year, 8 months ago

    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.

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