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    Music is everywhere today. It is in cars, grocery stores, doctor offices, restaurants, and many more places. music is also used to express emotion, tell a story, or start revolutions. However, many also believe it

    The Misunderstanding of Mozart

    Music is everywhere today. It is in cars, grocery stores, doctor offices, restaurants, and many more places. music is also used to express emotion, tell a story, or start revolutions. However, many also believe it to be true that...

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    • Dear Sara:

      I am happy with your post, “The Misunderstanding of Mozart,” because your post tells me why people think that music helps them and it makes it more clear for me on how music can help and affect someone. You also helped me understand why people would think that music will help better think something. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, “This misunderstanding was caused when a study had college students listen to Mozart while studying and got higher scores. This led people to believe that music must make you smarter. That is not the case as The Mozart Effect is simply a brief enhancement of spatial-temporal abilities in college students after listening to a Mozart piano sonata…” I think this is really important because it helps show how many people would think that music can help them get a better score. However this is not true and is only the effect of the Mozart Effect.

      Another sentence that I got interested in was: “This idea really depends on the person. One person may need music to even start thinking about getting to work, while another gets too easily distracted to even have it quietly in the background. .” This stood out for me because in this sentence you talk about how music can help people or effect them. It also talks about how it depends on the person listening to the music. Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I was listening to music and it actually helped me think a lot better and makes me more concentrated. Listening to music doesn’t distract me while I am studying. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I want to see how music can also effect people in other ways and what music might do to people’s brains.

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    One of the bigger debates within the government and country as a whole has been planned parenthood. Many people see planned parenthood as a good thing that helps women, while others see it as a moral dilemma.

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    The Morality behind Planned Parenthood

    One of the bigger debates within the government and country as a whole has been planned parenthood. Many people see planned parenthood as a good thing that helps women, while others see it as a moral dilemma. The biggest controversy...

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    In the last few years there have been a lot of talk about the legalization of Marijuana. Both for medical and recreational use. Will it keep people from illegally purchasing it? How will it affect the economy? Who

    Pros and Cons of Mary Jane

    In the last few years there have been a lot of talk about the legalization of Marijuana. Both for medical and recreational use. Will it keep people from illegally purchasing it? How will it affect the economy? Who does...

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    • I agree with you. The money can be used for other purposes. They can get it prescribed for themselves if they really need the marijuana for symptoms of anything.

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    This past summer there were a lot of Disasters that caused distraction across America. From the fires in the West to the hurricanes in the South. However, the stories of came second to the stories of people coming

    The Stress of Coming Together

    This past summer there were a lot of Disasters that caused distraction across America. From the fires in the West to the hurricanes in the South. However, the stories of came second to the stories of people coming together....

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    I have always wondered how I would be different if I did’t have a sibling. People always talk about being an only child as if it were a bad thing. Today, one out of every five families has an only child, this is

    Only Child Syndrome

    I have always wondered how I would be different if I did't have a sibling. People always talk about being an only child as if it were a bad thing. Today, one out of every five families has an...

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    The United States has always bragged about being the best, however, when it comes to the teaching of math and reading they aren’t even in the top five, as of 2011. Some countries that out perform the US in reading

    What Other Countries Can Teach Us about Reading

    The United States has always bragged about being the best, however, when it comes to the teaching of math and reading they aren't even in the top five, as of 2011. Some countries that out perform the US in...

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    • Hi Sara,
      Your post really caught my attention. I believe reading is a vital part of life; it gives us insight into other people’s thoughts and helps us understand things beyond ourselves. While I adore reading, I know many people find it trivial. I believe there should be a bigger emphasis on reading from a young age. Understanding that there are other ideas ion the world than your own is important, but so is being aware of those ideas. Adults showing enthusiasm for reading will ignite the reading flame in kids. In an article I found, adults read Dr. Seuss to children at school. These adults read with genuine happiness. This small action can instill a love for reading at a young age which can be carried through life. Thank you for your post, I look forward to hearing more from you.
      Cicely

      http://www.wilsontimes.com/stories/role-models-emphasize-reading-celebrate-seuss,81392

    • I really like this idea, Sara. I have often thought about what a different place the world could be if Americans could accept the learning styles of other countries that have proved to be successful. There is always the notion that the U.S. does thing better, but I can appreciate the other ways countries have reached success with improving reading levels. I also enjoyed how the idea of reading led into a new conversation of what standard teachers are held to in other places, and how we could value them more here. Particularly, the idea I found interesting was that elsewhere teachers have to get at “least a master’s degree, get generous pay, and are given a lot of responsibility.” If you are looking to find more on the topic of ways the U.S. could learn more about education techniques from other countries, I would look at these articles: onehttps://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2013/09/26/what-the-us-education-system-can-learn-from-other-countries and https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/06/upshot/what-america-can-learn-about-smart-schools-in-other-countries.html. Due to my travels, I believe that when people take the time to have conversations with different people from various areas, there is much to be learned. I loved how you presented information, and the flow in this piece, and I look forward to reading more from you in the future.

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    Recently within my photography class, my classmates and I have been learning how to take portraits. We have been furthering our understanding by getting connected with photographers within our city. We had two

    Connecting with a Local Photographer

    Recently within my photography class, my classmates and I have been learning how to take portraits. We have been furthering our understanding by getting connected with photographers within our city. We had two photographers come into our class and talk...

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    Within my Photography class, we are learning about using depth of field so that we can use it for portrait photography. We had an assignment to create a story using toys and depth of field. I ended up using the

    Toy Story

    Within my Photography class, we are learning about using depth of field so that we can use it for portrait photography. We had an assignment to create a story using toys and depth of field. I ended up using...

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    Within my life there have been many important people. At my school one of the most important people is Ms. Eck. She is our front office secretary. She is the first person most people see in the morning, if they

    Important Person

    Within my life there have been many important people. At my school one of the most important people is Ms. Eck. She is our front office secretary. She is the first person most people see in the morning, if...

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    • Dear Sara,
      Great photo! I really enjoyed reading the reason behind why you picked Ms. Eck. I do not known who Ms. Eck is personally but I felt like I was able to understand that she is this amazing person who is always happy and will to help other. I think you were able to show who she real is with this photo. I like the old saying pictures speak a thousand words, your picture really does. Great job!

    • Dear Sara,

      I am interested in your article “Important Person” because this article was very positive to read it was filled with nothing but nice things. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me is “She always greets people with a smile. She is one of the kindest people I have ever met”. because she seems like a positive and happy person and she is said to be one of the kindest people you have ever met. Another sentence that stood out to me was “Without Ms. Eck our school would probably be a colder place, and students would have a hard time going to the office because her warm presence wouldn’t be there” because reading this sentence shows that she is a big part of the school and im guessing that she keeps the school bright and theres never a dull moment in the office. This article reminds me of something that is similar to yours. We had this teacher that was cool with everybody and everybody enjoyed her presence. Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because i’m glad to hear that there are so many good people in the world.

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    I have been tasked with researching a contemporary portrait photographer. My photographer is John Moore. Though he is most commonly known for his work across seas, he also does a lot of work in America. His most

    John Moore

    I have been tasked with researching a contemporary portrait photographer. My photographer is John Moore. Though he is most commonly known for his work across seas, he also does a lot of work in America. His most well known...

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    • Sara,
      I very much enjoyed your post, especially because Moore’s photos are going to become very relevant as time progresses. I think I’m going to look into his photographs, as they seem very interesting and I would like to get a better grasp of what is happening around the world.

    • Hi Sara!

      Your cover picture immediately caught my attention, and the information was very intriguing. Photography is such a powerful tool, and John Moore is using it to spread awareness about things some people would rather ignore. Thanks for your post, it was so interesting!

      –Naomi

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