• SarahS
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  • Dear Anna,
    I am excited about your post because the use of sign language is a clear example of one of the many ways in which language can be expressed through human beings. The power of language can go beyond a pen and paper or the tongue.

    One thing you said that stands out for me is “Sign language pulls on the mental and physical sides of…Read More

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    Utilizing Language to Display Emotional Vulnerability as a way to Strengthen Relationships

    When one is in a state of emotional vulnerability, he/she has lost power, and this power is now placed on the other person, the decider of a scenario. Simultaneously, he/she that is in a state of emotional vulnerability is...

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    • Dear Sarah,

      I am intrigued by your post because I really liked the way you addressed this topic. You fully explored vulnerability in a variety of settings and relationships, some of which involve new dynamics that have never been experienced before in relationships on a wide scale.

      One thing you said that stands out for me is: “ By overcoming the risks associated with vulnerability and by viewing vulnerability as a positive emotion, colleagues are able to emotionally connect, even if they are physically distant in each of their homes.” I think this is interesting because it shows how in a time of distance people are still finding ways to be close and work together. In spite of the unfamiliar isolation, people are finding new ways to connect and persevere with what has to get done. Also, I found it interesting how you said to view vulnerability positively. It usually is discussed in an uncomfortable light, with people trying to avoid it at all costs. Changing this view can be essential to maintaining relationships, both in normal conditions and in our current, more restricted world.

      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. In May, my family and I were supposed to attend a family reunion. We haven’t had one in about ten years, so there was many of my cousins, aunts, and uncles that I was looking forward to seeing, but because of the COVID pandemic we had to cancel our plans. One of my cousins and I decided to use Zoom together instead, and since then have started to communicate more on a regular basis. It has helped us find a way to connect outside of the ordinary and to form a better relationship than we may have otherwise had.

      Thanks for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I really liked your perspective on this issue. You were very thorough in expressing your thoughts on this topic.

  • Dear Jessica,

    I am excited about your post because I enjoyed learning about your specific example of a pilgrimage that is sacred to Jewish culture, the pilgrimage to the Western Wall. I also appreciate your analysis about the importance of this pilgrimage for its journeyers, as it leads to a revitalization in their spirituality through…Read More

  • Interesting post, Alexandra.

    I appreciate that you took the time to research light pollution because light pollution is often forgotten about. However, as you stated in your post, light pollution certainly has negative consequences, such as the fact that “most people cannot see the stars in the night sky because light pollution covers nearly…Read More

  • Sarah commented on the post, Animal Testing

    Interesting post, Mia.

    your post is necessary in order to continue to spread awareness about animal testing. Unlike the awareness about the ethics and morality behind consuming meat, I believe that animal testing is lesser-known and discussed. You stated in your post that “Over 100 million animals are harmed or killed in US labs every year”…Read More

  • Interesting post, Abdul.

    You have enlightened me on what it means to be a Muslim high school student, and how it affects your lifestyle. I enjoyed how you connected your situation to the standard five-day workweek. I now know that you miss school in order to go to the mosque every Friday because “Friday is like a holiday for us and we have to…Read More

  • Dear Viviana,

    I am intrigued by your post because you thoroughly provided us, the readers, insight into how a specific opioid-related problem was solved. Normally, when we think of the opioid crisis, we think of the problem as being too large to fix completely, as there are a multitude of factors and circumstances that influence the…Read More



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