• 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]

  • Shane commented on the post, An Unlikely Hero 3 days, 5 hours ago

    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.

      Can We Colonize Mars?

  • 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

  • Shane commented on the post, Dr Rios’ 1 2 3 3 weeks ago

    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]

  • Shane commented on the post, Police Brutality 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    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]

  • Robotics have advanced a tremendous amount in recent year but could we be going too far? We have developed robotics such as self driving cars and robots that do our everyday home activities. This could be seen as

    • Hi Shane!

      While I think that you make a few really sound points, I think that advanced robotics could really help our future! Robots are much faster and more efficient when it comes to making calculations and simulations than humans are. It is already proven that robots could help diagnose and treat cancer, simulations on climate change and much more! Plus robots could even help us with our day to day with activities such as driving! So much is possible in the world of computers and robots.

      But that being said there are always negatives. Automated machines could take more jobs than they are creating, take the grocery store for example. Before computers and robots there was no self-check out line where you could go and buy your items from the store without even interacting with another human, jobs like cashiers and stockers are required to check people out and stock the shelves. But with machines we are seeing a shift from the labor force, it is much easier and cheaper to buy a robot to do simple tasks such as scanning items or stocking shelves than it is to hire and train new workers! In this way, robots and computers could be taking more jobs than they are creating.

      here is a link to video i think you would find interesting!

  • Devin,
    I agree with you opinion that marijuana should be legalized. My sister who has epilepsy could really benefit from this. There has been dozens of researches done that have proven that it has great benefits. The legalization of this drug would greatly benefit my family, my sister, and maybe even my future. Here is a helpful link:…[Read more]

  • Maggie,
    I found this post very interesting. One of my biggest interests has always been serial killers and how they think. I found the research you did about the differing cortex very interesting and something that I had never thought about or heard about before. There is a new documentary coming out called Dahmer on Dahmer that you might like.…[Read more]

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    Only 3.2% of the population of the US are vegetarians but what if that 3.2 turned into 100%? First of all, our greenhouse emissions would go down by a third. This is because of the gasses emitted by the

    • This is a really interesting topic. Obviously, becoming a vegetarian is much better for the environment, especially when it comes to emissions. We would have much less CO2 in the atmosphere, which would solve tons of problems we face today. One question I have is what other problems, like land degradation, would arise if people began eating many more fruits and vegetables?

    • Shane, I find your post super interesting and I find all of the positives to be a positive upturn in the way that the world is going with pollution and land usage. Although these things would be great and I would love to see our entire population go vegetarian i think an important issue that would be raised would be what to do with all these animals that would be left over, It is not humane to let animals like Chickens and Cows who are more or less domesticated go wild and it is also unfair to just leave them to die. Another interesting plus that would arise if we all were to go vegetarian is how much deforestation would go down because many forests (which provide us with clean breathable air) are cleared all over the world to make room for massive cattle farms which just pump more carbon waste into our world, polluting it even more.

    • Shane this is a very cool topic which I had never thought about before. This really made me thing which not many posts on here do. What if the world became 100% meat eaters? What would happen to the economy? What would happen to livestock? These are all questions that came to my mind. It would be really awesome to expand on this and to formulate a real hypothesis of every aspect of our society that would change. Although many of the points you brought up are good, I’m sure there would also be many downsides as well.

    • As someone who is a vegetarian, the title of this post caught my eye. You did a good job at choosing a tagline that would capture people’s attention.While I think you did a good job at including statistics, you could improve your writing by creating more of a bridge from point to point in your writing. You mention the decrease in mortality rate without going into the same amount of detail that is present in the rest of your paragraph. What exactly about going vegetarian would decrease the mortality rate? Would it make it possible for more food to go around, cutting down on starvation? Is there something about the current meat industry that’s killing people? Would it increase health, therefore cutting down mortality rates indirectly?

      You’re a great writer and show talent for choosing interesting topics. I would come pack to see more pieces backed up by statistics, since you seem to like them so much.

    • Shane,
      I had never thought about this topic before so this was really interesting. The statistics you used were very effective in explaining your opinion. I couldn’t believe that “Of the world’s 5 billion hectares, about 68% of it is used for livestock.” I’ve heard about how going vegan or vegetarian is good for the environment, but I didn’t realize it was to such a large extent. I found this article about how eating less meat and more plants helps the environment: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/sustainable-agriculture/eco-farming/eat-more-plants/ You should check it out.

  • Mario, this box, from what you have told us, represents you well. I believe it shows your creative side while still showing your background and your interests. I think this is very well done, creative, and thought out. Keep working hard.

  • Thomas, I find this question intriguing and one that I haven’t heard many people speak about. I agree with you that the Mormons contribute greatly to Utah’s growing population but as you said, I think there is more to it. The fact that Utah will grow that much in the next 50 years concerns me slightly. If our population becomes that high with the…[Read more]

  • s time travel possible? This is one of the questions that we have all thought of at one point. There has been many movies and books based upon this idea. When you get into this question, many other questions

    • Shane,

      I found this to be very interesting. The concept of time travel has only been shown in sci-fi movies and tv shows and is depicted as a fantasy. But I’ve always wondered whether or not time travel will ever be possible. Although finding a real way to time travel won’t be relevant for years to come, I think you offered dome great insight on how it may become possible in the future,

  • Daniel, I would agree fully with the statement that we can define America without bringing up equality. I think that even though the document our country is based upon mainly focus’ on equality, it has been one of our biggest problems throughout history. I also liked the fact you brought up the point of opportunity and how people have viewed this…[Read more]

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