• I feel you and understand how you are feeling without a doubt. Isn’t this all quite underwhelming? Im personally most bummed about not having a proper prom because that’s kind of like the last hurrah with everyone. Although this feels terrible and is not quite what we were anticipating, we must look at the as a new chapter in our lives book being…[Read more]

  • I completely agree with you Cooper. Peoples stubbornness to listen and consider ideas that pose theirs is one of the most pressing problems in our country. Not thinking of others ideas and viewpoints can limit ones knowledge of a topic and does not allow for a full understanding. If we could learn to be more open minded as a society I believe a…[Read more]

  • As a fellow gamer, I completely agree with you. The claim that video games are the root of gun violence in America is very unfair and is usually coming from those with little knowledge on the topic. I also agree that saying video games contribute to youth violence in America is ridiculous because violent video games are played all around the…[Read more]

  • I completely agree with you Bella. This is a very interesting problem that I have never considered, but makes a lot of sense. A constant giving to those in need without implementing a way for them to change their ways or sustainability for them and their possible families. Your point on only supplying housing to people for a couple of months is…[Read more]

  • In the article, Meatless Meat is Becoming Mainstream-and its Sparking a Backlash, by Kelsey Piper she talks about the possible negative effects of plant based meat substitutes. Piper is offering a counter to the

    • Hey Sam! Nice article! In this article it quotes, “She covers that, yes indeed these substitutes are better for the environment and in some regards healthier than actual beef, but they still come with their own downsides”. I feel like even when something is good, it always has to have a downside to it. That’s just life. I feel like the meat substitutes are in fact healthier than regular meat though. I do think that it is better to eat substitute meat than regular meat because us eating regular meat means that we are killing animals. So yes, substitute meat is in fact better than eating regular meat.

  • A study conducted by EJ Lea and D Crawford looks at the likelihood of the average person to make the transition to a plant based diet to ultimately offer a solution to human health problems and with climate

    • Hi Sam,

      I agree that having a plant based diet has environmental benefits. Factory farming can emit more greenhouse gases which accelerates the process of climate change. I do believe that converting everyone to completely cutting meat out of their diets is quite a difficult task. However, as you said, small steps can be made such as the “meatless Mondays” in New York City schools. It may be difficult, but this change in our diets will help the environment as a whole and mitigate the increase in climate change.

      Looking forward to what you write next,

  • In the article, Livestock and Climate Change authors Goodland, Robert Anhang, and Jeff discuss the devastating effects livestock are contributing towards climate change. Our need for meat has created such a

  • Sam commented on the post, Opioid epidemic 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    I think the opioid epidemic is one of the most harmful and dangerous problems in present times. I completely agree with your point that slowing down the rate and amount of prescriptions would have been useful before the epidemic, but now it is too late. This is something I don’t think a lot of people understand and there is so much money in the…[Read more]

  • This is a tricky and unorthodox topic for most people and many do not even think about potential benefits of decriminalizing prostitution. I agree with you on this topic and think legal prostitution is a natural safe way in which both parties benefit. The stigma surrounding the topic makes people unwilling to even look at the situation in a fair…[Read more]

  • I completely agree. The stereotypes and generalizations of skateboarders being criminals, drug users, and dangerous people is an unfair and inaccurate assessment of reality. Skateboarding is an art to those who practice it and can lead to entire careers and professions. The idea to implement more areas for skaters to go is great and something that…[Read more]

  • Scientists are now offering an alternative solution to therapy for pain from the traditional opioid or medication solution. Their solution is implementing virtual reality into the medical field to basically

  • I completely agree that mental health is one of the biggest problems facing youth in schools. I like the statements you made and how you backed them up with statistics and facts.

  • I don’t see the point of this because freedom of speech is a thing and you are already able to speak any language you would like to in this country. The overwhelming majority of this country speaks English just how every other country in the world has their own native language. English is not necessary to live in the US, it is just easier to…[Read more]

  • I really agree with your points here especially the fact that legalizing marijuana on a federal level will get rid of the current the vaping illness epidemic.Everything would be healthier for the population and most importantly the youth who are primarily being effected by this problem.

  • I completely agree with you on this topic. This is a detrimental problem in todays age that needs immediate reaction. I like your points on placing additional charges on plastic products and reusable items.

  • Dak, you’re a genius. I very much agree with your points, especially where you say, ” The main issue that I see from everyone dressing the same is in regards to the student and their ability to express themselves as they choose to”. This is a great point that most people don’t think about. All great great stuff here.

  • This article is arguing how the ideology of Humanism works and is better for society than a    God. The author goes into twelve strong points to support this while also summarizing his main idea that Humanism i

  • I am particularly interested in this question of vaping due to the fact that it is affecting many people around me and that I care about. I know that there is not much information on this topic at the moment, but

    • I find this to be very informative! It is significant that there has been no restrictions on the selling of cigarettes even though they kill far more people per year while vapes are most likely to be completely banned, except for one flavor (while cigarettes can still sell in multiple flavors).

    • Yo lo que entendí fue que la FDA admite haber dicho que deberían haber actuado antes y haber regulado estos dispositivos porque está dañando a gran parte de los jóvenes. La pregunta de qué está causando exactamente todas estas enfermedades pulmonares relacionadas con el vaporizador aún se desconoce y todo lo que pueden decir al respecto es que, “nos pondremos al día”. El artículo también menciona que notaron este aumento en el vapeo relacionado con la juventud todo el camino de regreso en 2013. Eso significa que lo han sabido durante seis años y que ahora están comenzando a intentar regularlo. Debido a que muchos de los productos de vape que se utilizan, muchos de ellos son de mercado negro y no se venden legalmente. Esto hace que sea mucho más difícil determinar qué es exactamente lo que está dañando a las personas y esperan descubrirlo pronto.

    • I agree with your thoughts on this issue. The FDA attempted to set restrictions on flavors in the past, but has not been successful. Although they were not successful in doing so in the past , they are still pursuing their goal.


    • I really like this article because you cite sources from the big organizations that are supposed to protect us from products like e-cigarettes, such as the CDC and the FDA. It makes me wonder, what other products are out there that could be harming us in our everyday lives? Many high schoolers in our community have suffered the consequences of vaping and it is scary to see how it affects loved ones. Here is an article that talks about why we have banned e-cigarettes but not regular tobacco products: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/banning-e-cigarettes-not-tobacco-products-ludicrous-some-public-health-n1022176. I hope this is helpful, I would love to hear why e-cigarettes are taken more seriously than other products! Great work.

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