For my recording I chose Othello Act 2 Scene 3 line 126. This is Othello talking to Iago. When I was recording this I found it hard to manipulate my voice out loud. I so used to reading in my head and choosing a
Bella, This is a very impressive article with a very impressive amount of words. I can tell your very passionate about this and that it admirable. I agree with you that technology has changed and become an outlet for more bullying. It makes it easier for bullies to hid and is easier for the victim to get hit. It is very tough to monitor since…[Read more]
Jaime, I totally agree with your points. As soon as I got a job I started to appreciate the amount of money more and what my parents do for me. It humbles you and depending on the job you get, you respect other people that work more too. Getting a job matured me and made me grow as a person. I also agree you need to be careful. You shouldn’t…[Read more]
Americans have been worried about spending now that our national debt has gone $20 trillion deep and anything they don’t see as necessary they think we should cut. One of the most attacked topics because of this i
Gerardo, I’m glad you were able to share this on here. As you can see, you have been getting a overwhelming amount of positive feedback and I agree with all of it. This is wonderfully written and I hope you continue with these. I’ll stay tuned. Here’s some benefits of writing poetry that I think you might like.…[Read more]
Alex, While I do not know much about sports, your article intrigues me. I would agree that they wont be seeing a paycheck anytime soon because of the argument of paying that many. I do believe that one day depending on where they attend and their skill that they will get paid. I do not know how much but I think they will. If you could choose how…[Read more]
Our national debt has just risen past 20 trillion and people are finding any way to bring this down. One of the arguments is to lower or completely stop funding space exploration, but would this be worth or
Hi Shane, I found your article to be very informative on the issue of space exploration. I completely agree with your point in saying that the government should not cut back on the budget for space exploration and that the amount of money spent on national defense is too high. I look forward to reading more about this issue in the future.
Alazia, I agree with your point in this article. If we put more effort into helping and changing these kids before they get to a point where we have to incarcerate them, the number of kids in Juvenal incarceration would go down greatly. A lot of these kids turn to crime and gang life to help their family when they’re struggling. We need to put an…[Read more]
Koji, I thought it was interesting that you were able to tie minority groups into this argument. While I haven’t thought about that, it is true. With this new booming industry, people that were originally behind are able to catch up and succeed. I agree with Lindsay as well with you being a very good voice for this topic. It is fresh and new. Do…[Read more]
The first object ever launched into space was by the Soviet Union in 1957. While it was only an artificial satellite it was the start of something huge. Not too long after this the Space Race started and the speed
Hey Shane, I really liked reading your article. I wrote something similar as my first post to this community: https://www.youthvoices.live/2017/09/18/can-we-colonize-mars/ . While space exploration is a possibility, I think it could be argued both ways. In my article, I neglected to answer why we should, or shouldn’t, in depth. While we certainly could fund an interstellar colony, it would be difficult to maintain, and impractical at the moment. Until we can further develop technology to accommodate large scale life outside of Earth, interstellar travel would prove nearly impossible for more than just logistical reasons.
Shadayah, I completely agree with your statement that we have the right to fight for what we believe in. I also agree with you in standing for the anthem. It’s not fair to disrespect all the people that have fought for out country just because of one person. We should handle those issues in other ways. Are there any ways you can think of that…[Read more]
Koji, This was a very well written article. I enjoyed the fact that you included both sides of the argument. I personally support and found your pros interesting. While the legalization could be a negative because of deals and the illicit market, I think that there are more pros than cons. My sister has epilepsy and it effects her greatly but it…[Read more]
At the beginning of time we believed that we were blessed beings and the only life was on Earth. As time has progressed, people began to challenge this belief and question if there is life on other planets. These
Jesus, I enjoyed how you read this novel and what you noticed. Once you read deeper into a novel you can take in and have a fonder understanding of the author. By doing this you’re able to relate to him more and take the information in a different way. I read a book by Greg Boyle that had the same idea. Boyle ran Homeboy Industries that focused on…[Read more]
Noor, This post was very well written with what seemed like a lot of passion behind it. I agree with your point that even when we are trying to do the right thing and peacefully protest for what we believe in, police still resort to violent actions. While this is not all police members it is still very prevalent today. I enjoyed your point that we…[Read more]
Samson, I enjoyed reading about your changes and I think you sound very unique( in a good way). It sounds like the change you made is a good one and it sounds like you’re very talented. I too enjoy art despite not being very good at it. It sounds like this school is a better fit to your fast-paced life style and should benefit you going into…[Read more]
Alex, this is very well written. I agree with the fact that raising the minimum wage would increase economic activity but that it comes with risks such as businesses having to lay off employees. I feel like increasing the minimum wage would do the opposite of what people wanted and lay off more people than right now. We belive that it would lift…[Read more]
Self driving cars used to be a distant and unrealistic idea but have become a reality in the recent years. There have been many tests with self driving cars and many of them have resulted in crashes and other
Emily, I really enjoyed the passion of this post and I liked the points you brought up about the common misconceptions. I have personally fallen into the habit of saying “im OCD about that” and such in the past. I have been working on stopping that because of the people that actually suffer from it. Your points have only grown my understanding of…[Read more]
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