• Abortion is an issue that in recent times, has become a huge topic of discussion. While many people believe that abortion is a right that all women should have, others believe that it is wrong and that anyone who

    • Firstly I’d like to say I am very pro-life and hopefully I can make you look at this subject differently. You state that, “many women get abortions because the pregnancy could cause them harm”. This an extreme case that barely ever happens. Less than 1% of all abortions was because of the danger to oneself. (Guttmacher Institute, “Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States”, August 2011, http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html Last accessed November 12, 2012) How I personally see this subject is life is life and no one has the right to take that away. You know where people go when they take away someone’s life? Jail where they have their own rights taken away. Also, What if we find life on Mars but the life we found was as tiny as a single cell organism, is that still considered life?

    • Dear Sarah:
      I am agreeing with your post “Pro Choice is the Right Choice,” because you make very good and valid points about how abortions should be the women’s choice and why they can be extremely beneficial and could potentially result in a better life for the woman and avoid a life full of hardships for both the fetus and woman. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Abortion is not murder and is beneficial to many women. ” I think this is very true because of the points you made stated that women sometimes chose to get pregnant but later on the pregnancy can be life threatening for the child and/or the mother. Another sentence that I agreed with was: “In the research that we’ve done so far, we’ve found that 45% of all pregnancies were accidents or unintended. This means that many people may not want or be able to afford the child that they would give birth to if not allowed to get an abortion.” This stood out for me because it really describes what ends up happening a lot because a women gets pregnant accidently. It’s not fair because sometimes women will still protect themselves and still get pregnant or wil; get raped. Their lives get ruined because of something that was out of their hands.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I have a blog talking about planned parenthood, abortion and new laws that people are trying to make. You covered a lot about the benefits of abortion and you really highlighted how this is something that can save many lives.

  • What NASA does is really important, and it is really interesting how NASA is one of the most important programs, and it lacks funding.

  • Nice job; this looks really nice! I think you did a really good job at putting down important information to share why you find climate change to be an important topic. I agree that it is a problem that we really need to focus on today too.

  • Hi Joseph, I think that you did a really good job of analyzing Huck Finn. I also have to commend you on the amount of quotes you used to support your analysis of Huck Finn. I think that the quotes you used were great. I’m glad you included the quote, ““I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: ‘All right then, I’l…[Read more]

  • Hi Shannon! I agree with you about Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain not being racist. I think the book was more of a statement against racism even though that’s something that many people debate about. Something I’d like to commend you on is your use of comparing Huck Finn to now. The connection was really interesting, I believe.
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  • One character that was really important in Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain(Samuel Langhorne Clemens) was Tom Sawyer, a young boy with a good upbringing. Throughout the story, he is mischievous, adventurous,

    • I found this character analysis very interesting because I wrote mine about Huck Finn, whom I believe is Tom Sawyers foil. I completely I agree with the idea that Tom is overly adventurous at times and that causes other people to follow in his footsteps, and it normally ends badly. Do you think that Tom Sawyer was a huge influence on Huck? One example that stands out to me is when the two boys were trying to free Jim. Huck was being realistic trying to find safe and quick ways to help Jim escape, just by grabbing a key etc… On the other hand, tom wanted to try all of these outrageous and dangerous ways of rescuing Huck, some of the ideas were even risking their lives. Do you think that Tom’s poor decisions and far fetched ideas are because of his young age, or is this just the person he is?

    • Hi Sarah, really good job writing this! I very much agree with your analysis on Tom Sawyer. There were times when reading that I got extremely frustrated with Tom, much like it sounds like you also did too. Do you think Twain did that on purpose? I believe he did in order to show how much Huck has grown throughout the book. Using Tom’s frustrating immaturity as a foil really helped emphasize his points as to how much Huck truly did change. I also like how you mentioned how much of an influence Tom was on the other characters in the book. Everything would have most likely been a lot more easier if they would have just done what Huck wanted to do in the first place. Why do you think that Twain made Tom so influential? Tom is a character that has many different sides and many different ways we could take an analysis of him. Once again, good writing!

  • This is really good! It is extremely important to have a separation of church and state, not only because it’s not okay to force your views upon others, but because not everyone believes the same thing.

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    One subject that is really important to me is women’s’ rights to get an abortion. In today’s society it has been looked at as a taboo for women to get them, but it shouldn’t be. Abortions are something that m

    • Really good writing, Sarah! I agree with a lot of your points, and you can tell you feel very passionately about your topic.

  • I have been a competitive swimmer since third grade. Everything about the sport for the past almost ten years has been difficult from learning to refine the technique of your strokes to pushing that last length of

    • Dear Sarah,
      This post was very interesting because I saw the result of working harder and achieving goals.
      A sentence that stood out to me was “The times I had progressed the most was when I was taking extra steps to get better. Whenever I pushed myself to work just a little bit harder, I got results.” It inspired me to work harder than normal and achieve the goals I set for myself. I learned that to get better, you have to work harder than is expected from you.
      Thank you for posting this article.

  • This is really good! I’m glad that you wrote about something I know that is a big part of your life. Playing an instrument is definitely something that you have to work for and to put in so many years into it is a huge accomplishment.

  • I really like the quote from the book you chose to analyse. I also appreciate the connection you made to how even small actions reflect how lonely Huck is.

  • In American Literature, my class has started to read “Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain. To get a better understanding of the text we are reading, as it can be difficult being written to express how people spoke dur

    • That’s a very good quote to analyze Sarah, and your analysis is very good. That quote almost reminds me of “breaking the fourth wall” in film making, because there are extremely few writers who mention themselves in their own writing.

    • Sarah,
      This was a really interesting quote to analyze. I also think that it was an interesting way to start the novel. It really captured my attention.

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  • A huge problem in the US is gun violence. In recent years, we’ve had an insane rise in school shootings, domestic terrorism, and police brutality. Every year for the past ten years, about 30,000 people die due t

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