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    Chloe,
    Adoption is something that people are always talking about. Not only interracial adoption, but also same sex couples wanting to adopt. I think that it is weird that there are still problems between race and adoption. I am glad that you are bringing light to something that I assume isn’t talked about that much. I am glad that you are writing…Read More

  • Carelis,
    I am very happy that you decided to choose this topic. I think that bilingual education is an amazing way to learn languages. When I was younger, my spanish class only happened about twice a week at most and I don’t that is good enough plus the two years in high school. I hope that we can get to the point, as a country, where we are all…Read More

  • Ben,
    I’m glad that you were finally able to get rid of that second voice that had been dragging you down for so long. I know that I also had a problem, but rather than getting down I would just hesitate before doing things because I was scared of what others would think of me. But as I got older, I realized that if they didn’t like me for me,…Read More

  • Soaronn,
    I also want to understand what is going on in the mind of people who purposefully try to harm others. I would love to be able to talk to others about it, however, I don’t know if it could be as simple as trying to change the views of people who have had this belief for about a century. I once watched an interval between a kkk member and…Read More

  • Mia,
    how does our country compare to others? I think that this is a great topic to cover because of the effects it can lead to. People who have anxiety can have a harder time doing simple things because they could think that a bad thing could come from it. I found a website that has some of the anxiety can lead to during everyday life…Read More

  • Ravi,
    I have read a little bit about GMO’s, but I still don’t really know much about them. I think that this is a big problem, which is why I am glad that you are covering this topic. I found a website that talks about the pros and the cons of GMOs, https://www.newportnaturalhealth.com/2013/07/gmos-the-pros-cons-of-genetically-modified-food/. I am…Read More

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    Sara commented on the post, Uniform policies

    Brooklyn,
    the topic of school uniforms and dress codes is a very big, though its not one that is talked about a great deal. I think it should be talked about more because of how little it is talked about. I also can see the sexist points as it makes no sense for a girl to have to wear a skirt/dress to look good, when pants are functional and they…Read More

  • Olivia,
    this is a very interesting topic to be researching, especially considering the fact that people most times wouldn’t look in the professional sports world for pay inequality. I found a lot of articles on the difference in pay between male professional athletes and female professional athletes. I did find one article that covers this issue…Read More

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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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    Sara commented on the post, The Right to Love

    Amran,
    This is an interesting take on this situation, and I completely agree with you. In today’s world it can almost be a little laughable that the thought of sex is something that is only meant for the use of reproduction because of how much more open society is with it. However, if you look at when the book was written it makes complete sense.…Read More

  • Eli,
    I think it is great what your great great grandfather did in order to make a life for himself here in America. That was a great way to open up the topic of Americans persevering because it is such an important part of our culture and history, and it is always good to remember how hard people worked to get here. Though now a days people aren’t…Read More

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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.

    The

    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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    Sara commented on the post, And Life Goes On

    Brianna,
    This was a lovely poem. I have never read the book “The Hate you Give”, but from what you wrote I am now quite interested. I also think that the message you are trying to get across is a strong one that people don’t always understand. Your last two lines were so strong and true to todays world. If people want to inspire change, they have…Read More

  • Andrea,
    This is a very interesting topic to be bringing up in todays world because of the variety of views on it. I agree that medical marijuana should be allowed because of all the benefits. However, I can also see the point that people may take advantage of this legalization and misuse the drug. There is also the problem of people not realizing…Read More

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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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    Alex,
    I’m sorry to hear that your home has so much violence going on, and the fact that it can be related to Romeo and Juliet. I am, however, impressed that you have taken this and learned from it. I think that it shows how strong this environment has made you. I can’t say that I know what your going through, because I live somewhere where…Read More

  • Reagan,
    I agree with you that technology has really defined and changed our society within the past few years. There are many positive attributes for technology that you mentioned above from medical to personal. These have brought us closer to people, but this closeness is different than the closeness of 40, even 20, years ago. I found a really…Read More

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    Sara commented on the post, Truth about about America

    Soaronn,
    All that you said is very true. I think that your the situation is very relatable and that the only real way to challenge it is to come together. It may be asking a lot of people to all act as one, but I don’t believe that it is impossible. I went and researched ways that people can come together to come together against hate, I found two…Read More

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    Sara commented on the post, Zamboni

    Koji,
    This post was great, and honestly reading it made my mood better. You are right that the word ‘zamboni’ is only satisfying. I honestly came into this post expecting something different, but I’m glad that is wasn’t. This writing made me wonder what are some other ways that the zamboni has helped people, so I looked up stories and it was quite…Read More

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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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  • Hannah,
    You made a lot of good points when addressing the topic of technology. I really connected to the point where you talked about technology changing the way we communicate with one another. Today, there are a lot more people who rely on technology than there where a few years ago, and people are starting earlier. I found an article,…Read More

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    Ashlei,
    I totally agree with what you are saying, especially since there are so many things that aren’t talked about in the media that need to be heard. I also think that fake news is another epidemic that is helping take our attention away from the important stuff. I found an article,…Read More

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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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  • NevinS,
    This is a very interesting thing to be investigating. Most times when I think about these topics I just put them together, but the way that you separated them and went into detail about each one, and their different examples was smart and a good way of explaining them. This made me want to learn more about them myself. I found an article…Read More

  • San,
    This is a great subject, especially within the realm of social injustices. This topic fits into a lot of the bigger issues that we face today in the United States. I am interested because it wasn’t something that I had thought about before, and this led me to want and learn more about it. I went and found a website, which Karen provided,…Read More

  • Darrtell,
    This is such an important subject, that is certainly not talked about enough. It is something that could drastically change our oceans and their ecology. I was interested in this subject because I think that there is so much about our oceans that we don’t know, and if we continue to treat it in the way we have been, and never will. There…Read More

  • Moiranda,
    This was an interesting way to collect data for your research. I do believe that there is sexism in our world today, but especially in the workplace. This is shown in the pay gaps between men and women, since men continually make more than women even though they are doing the same amount of work for the same amount of time. This article…Read More

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    Sara commented on the post, Trusting

    Mia,
    This is a very interesting topic to take an interest in. I learned a lot from this post, especially the part about there being three different forms of trust. This is interesting because when we think about trust we don’t really seem to go into great depth about it. My favorite part was when you related it to your readers by saying, “As…Read More

  • Emma,
    This is an amazing story. I am so glad that you and your sister were able to find that connection. I know it can be hard because I have a sister who is much older than me and it was very difficult for us to connect as both family and friends. I like that your relationship only continued to grow and I think that porpoise is one of the best…Read More

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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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