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    Hamlet 4.5.59-79
    The character I played was King Claudius.
    I learned that tone, inflection, and pacing are very important to how you want to convey a message. It was very interesting to record

    Breathe Life Into Shakespeare

    https://www.youthvoices.live/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Hamlet-Recording.wav Hamlet 4.5.59-79 The character I played was King Claudius. I learned that tone, inflection, and pacing are very important to how you want to convey a message. It was...

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    Desdemona 1.3.208-218: This paragraph is about Desdemona professing her love and obedience to her father, but telling her father that she must love her husband as well. “I am hitherto your daughter: but here’s my

    Othello Analysis

    Desdemona 1.3.208-218: This paragraph is about Desdemona professing her love and obedience to her father, but telling her father that she must love her husband as well. "I am hitherto your daughter: but here's my husband, And so much...

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    Recently in the news, we have seen a lot about the arguments between parties and members in the same party about the ending or the keeping of DACA. The most recent government shutdown that lasted about 2 days in

    "Legal Good, Illegal Bad"

    Recently in the news, we have seen a lot about the arguments between parties and members in the same party about the ending or the keeping of DACA. The most recent government shutdown that lasted about 2 days in...

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  • Billy,
    This is probably the most interesting post I’ve read on this website. I really like this post because you aren’t making this topic into a joke, but it is in all seriousness. And I agree with you! I think pandemics and epidemics will eventually get to the human race. Our vaccinations and shots are starting to create super-viruses that our…Read More

  • Shannya,
    I really liked your post and your take on what an American is. I agree with you, that an American is anyone who lives here, anyone who works here, anyone who contributes to society. No matter what race or ethnicity you are, you can still be American. No matter what gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic, or documentation status, if…Read More

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    In order to confront immigration and it’s problems, we must identify why most illegal immigrants come to the U.S. Most Mexican Illegal Immigrants, for example, come here with no intention to settle permanently.

    Confronting Illegal Immigration to Make It Easier for the U.S. and It's Immigrants

    In order to confront immigration and it's problems, we must identify why most illegal immigrants come to the U.S. Most Mexican Illegal Immigrants, for example, come here with no intention to settle permanently. Most illegal immigrants come to work...

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  • Leslie,
    I agree with your points. I also like the small interviews you did. It also struck me when the anonymous person said that she is surviving. Almost like she’s not getting any benefits from living here. Which is true, because through my research, I found illegal immigrants put so much into the society through paying taxes, fueling their…Read More

  • Reagan,
    I agree with your post. I believe that many kids in our society have learning disabilities and don’t know it. Yet, our academic system fails them instead of trying to help them. I think our system needs to be better in accommodating people who have these conditions so they have equality to opportunity as the rest of the kids. The worst…Read More

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    In my recent research for my topic on whether or not illegal immigration benefits society, I found a few articles on the viewpoint of how illegal immigration is and has been beneficial to the United States and

    The Misconceptions of Illegal Immigration

    In my recent research for my topic on whether or not illegal immigration benefits society, I found a few articles on the viewpoint of how illegal immigration is and has been beneficial to the United States and it's society....

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  • Natalie,
    Your post was nicely done! I really liked that you interviewed someone and got their feelings and what they believe to be true in your post. Your statement, “This shows that 11 million immigrants make up a large part of the U.S. economy and 8 million of them are working. Which shows that we have a lot of hard working immigrants in the…Read More

  • Lauren,
    This post was really interesting to me. I never really thought about the harm that a anti-depressant and it’s great that our mind can be healed by our bodies. I think one of the best ways to ease depression is therapy. I believe it is best to talk to someone, whether it be a therapist, a parent, a friend, one of those “safeutah” people…Read More

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    I read a few fascinating articles on how illegal immigration into the U.S. has many benefits, which is what I am arguing as well. However, I read the different arguments to this question: “Is Illegal Immigration

    "Is Illegal Immigration an Economic Burden to America?"

    I read a few fascinating articles on how illegal immigration into the U.S. has many benefits, which is what I am arguing as well. However, I read the different arguments to this question: "Is Illegal Immigration an Economic Burden...

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    • Hello Sophie, I really like this post that you made. I totally agree with you that it’s not fair for the illegal immigrants to receive unfair treatment. I found it interesting that if a huge mass of people were to be deported, economic growth of $250 billion would be reduced. I really love this article because people who talk bad about immigrants need to look more into the reality of the situation and see that they are a big part of our economy. .

    • Very interesting topic, Sophie. I admire how you add the opposing argument to yours to enhance your article. I found it very valuable that you could analyze both sides. I agree with your stance on the issue as you stated, “mass deportations policy would reduce economic growth by around $250 billion per year” which is a huge factor in favor of giving illegal persons a path to citizenship. If you would like to learn more on this topic, please take a look at this article: https://www.thebalance.com/how-immigration-impacts-the-economy-4125413. I look forward to reading more from you on this topic in the future.

    • Sophie this really outstands to me “Illegal immigrants are not the problem in this case. Lazy people living off welfare when they can actually get off their butts and work are the problem.” This relates to me because I have the same thoughts. People living of welfare are the ones taking money away from the government then they blame us!

  • Tanessa,
    Your post is very well written, and I totally agree with everything that you talked about. You brought up a lot of great argumentative points and educational ones as well. For example, I did not know about the 1917 act or about how deportation and the negative treatment of immigrants can cause depression. These are really great points. I…Read More

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    Ronnie,
    I like your post because it is really insightful and educational with the cases and reports you linked. Also, your post highlights our past president’s views, which we can contrast to our current president’s views. It shows how there is such a gap and division between parties with these types of arguments and rallies. However, I found this…Read More

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    DACA is an acronym that stands for the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals. It is a program put into place during the Obama administration that allows children of immigrants, who themselves are not legal cit

    DACA

    DACA is an acronym that stands for the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals. It is a program put into place during the Obama administration that allows children of immigrants, who themselves are not legal citizens, to keep getting the education and employment in...

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    • Very interesting topic, Sophie. I am very passionate about this issue as well since my childhood nanny of five years is a dreamer. It scares me that the Trump Administration would rescind this very positive program full of thousands of hard-working people who have improved the economy. I appreciated that you mentioned the economy “would lose $460.3 billion from the national GDP and $24.6 billion in Social Security and Medicare tax contributions.” I really appreciated you backing up all your opinions with factual evidence, as it cemented your argument. If you would like to read more on this issue, you should read the article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/immigration/daca-injunction-what-a-federal-judges-ruling-means-for-dreamers/2018/01/10/ecb5d492-f60c-11e7-a9e3-ab18ce41436a_story.html?utm_term=.bf157499f8df. I hope you will write more on this topic in the future and I look forward to reading more of your work.

    • Dear Sophie :

      I’m excited to discuss this argument and turn it to a solution. I don’t know a dreamer personally but my cousin worked so hard to pay her education as a nurse even as a person seeking citizenship. Currently there are 690,000 dreamers in DACA. In order to be eligible for the program dreamers must arrived before the age of 16.

      One sentence that caught my attention was, “Mark Zandi chief economist from Moody Analytics told New York Times that after five years DACA is repealed, the U.S. gross domestic product would be $105 BILLION diminished than if DACA were to remain force.” The reason of this happening is all immigrants go back to their country. Immigrants pay taxes and try to pay debts or bills in time, unlike Trump he has avoided to pay taxes. Trump is not setting a good example as commander in chief of U.S.

      The last sentence that intrigued me was, “They didn’t choose to be born in a country that was oppressing to their families, and did not choose to immigrate to a new country when they were just young children.” This sentence spoke out to me because it’s true it is NOT their fault; they were forced to come and these poor little ones didn’t have a clue what was going on. One thing is for sure, these children wanted to be with their parents. This situation reminds me of when my stepdad lost his job and we had to move to another state. I was five at the time and didn’t know what was happening in my surroundings. I just wanted to be with my family.

      Thank you for your essay. It was an honor for me to have the opportunity to read it and I look forward to reading more of your essays.

    • Hi Sophie-
      This is such a controversial topic and you attacked it graciously. The quotes you have included really help justify your argument. I really liked your conclusion and how you stated, ” They did not choose to be born in a country that was oppressing to their families, and they did not choose to immigrate to a new country when they were just young children. They deserve the same human rights as any legal citizen, and they do not deserve to be deported to a land they do not know, a land they can not call home even if they were born there.”. Keep up the good work! Here’s an article that discusses why we should keep DACA: https://www.theodysseyonline.com/3-reasons-americans-should-daca-odyssey . I hope to see more writing from you!

    • This is such an important topic! I come from a family that was immigrated from Mexico. My three oldest sibling currently have DACA and they have benefited so much from it. I really cannot imagine how life would be if Obama never would have presented this program to us. I am currently doing an action plan for my civics class that will try to get people to protest so that Trump does not get rid of DACA. I would honesty agree with everything you said because these kids do not choose whether to be born here or anything like that. Every person should be treated equally and should get the same rights as a “Legal” citizen.

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