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    Desdemona

    1.3.208-218

    My noble father,

    I do perceive here a divided duty:

    To you I am bound for life and education;

    My life and education both do learn me

    How to respect you; you are the lord of duty;

    I am

    Othello Close Read

    Desdemona 1.3.208-218 My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty: To you I am bound for life and education; My life and education both do learn me How to respect you; you are the lord of duty; I am hitherto your daughter: but here’s...

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    Hurricanes have been ravaging parts of the Atlantic and taking the homes and even lives of people living on the coasts. In the last year, three category 4 hurricanes made landfall in the US alone. Obviously

    Precautions Against Hurricanes

    Hurricanes have been ravaging parts of the Atlantic and taking the homes and even lives of people living on the coasts. In the last year, three category 4 hurricanes made landfall in the US alone. Obviously natural disasters have...

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    According to an article, “Hurricanes and Global Warming,”the authors express great concern about the effect that climate change is having on hurricanes and tropical cyclones. The authors say that “changes in

    New Models For Predicting Hurricanes

    According to an article, "Hurricanes and Global Warming,"the authors express great concern about the effect that climate change is having on hurricanes and tropical cyclones. The authors say that "changes in tropical cyclone activity are among the more potentially consequential...

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    • This post sounds like great news and some major improvements are being made to protect our people. These last several years I feel like there has been major spike in the amount and destruction of Hurricanes hitting our country. Hundreds of people are losing their lives because of these terrible hurricanes. I wouldn’t say that the issue is predicting these hurricanes as much as it is actually protecting ourselves from them. The last couple deadly hurricanes seem to have been well known to be coming but many people still died because we did net execute the correct procedures. Hopefully this will be fixed in the future but this is a step in the right direction. Here is a site I think could help you.
      https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/science-and-impacts/impacts/hurricanes-and-climate-change.html#.WpzRjraZMUs

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    Over the last decade or so, America and many other countries in the Atlantic have been ravaged by monster hurricanes. These storms have caused billions of dollars of damage and have displaced millions of people.

    Climate Change Intensifying Hurricanes

    Over the last decade or so, America and many other countries in the Atlantic have been ravaged by monster hurricanes. These storms have caused billions of dollars of damage and have displaced millions of people. Scientists are beginning to...

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    • Sofia, your article is very interesting. It’s very important we identify what role the human race plays in disasters across the world. Our climate is changing faster than it ever has before and global warming is affecting us more than we know. I believe it’s time to make a change. We need to start recognizing the things we can do to help our world thrive. Although it’s hard to predict what mother nature has coming, it’s still important we change our habits and help our environment. I found this article on global warming and what we can do to help. (https://www.cooleffect.org/content/globalwarming?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-Nee1rSo2QIVDY1pCh2qHQ9SEAAYASAAEgJOgvD_BwE) Keep writing!!

    • Hi Sofia!
      In my oceanography class, we talked a lot about this issue in wake of the terrible hurricanes, Harvey, Irma, and Maria. These storms and their extreme damage was unprecedented and absolutely tragic. There is a clear correlation between warmer water (warming occurring from climate change) and hurricanes: warmer water = more fuel for the storm = much higher intensity and frequency, creating the perfect conditions for hurricanes to thrive in. Although I hope this year in hurricanes was an outlier, next year’s season will reveal if these major storms will become a destructive pattern. Check out this article going more into depth on the connection of hurricanes and climate change: http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/hurricanes-and-climate-change-what-we-know

      I look forward to hearing more from you on this important topic.

    • Sofia I have also realized that this last year especially has had an extreme increase in particularly hostile hurricanes. As a child I remember a few major hurricanes such as Katrina or others but in just these last several years it seems they have been coming one after another with thousands of deaths in each. Although it seems there isn’t really hard facts of how global warming is pointing to these hurricanes, I feel like many recent events can be attributed to global warming. At this point I feel like we are placing blame of everything on global warming and it many not be leading to all of these issues. Keep working this will be a very good essay.

      Global Warming and Hurricanes

    • Sofia,
      This is a really well written article that addresses a very important problem within our society. We need to find a way to improve the environment that we all live in. The negative affects that climate change has on our society needs to be shown to everyone in order to make a difference. I think that this is a great article that shows people that we need to make a change in our lifestyles. We need to stop talking about change and actually do something about it.

    • Sofia, your article is well written and compelling. In my oceanography class I learned that climate change is likely increasing the severity of hurricanes, but it was interesting reading your in depth research on the topic. I knew very little of the counterarguments before reading your article. With the record breaking hurricane season that we witnessed last fall, it seems difficult to deny that there is at the very least a correlation between climate change and the severity of hurricanes. I found an article that details the effects climate change likely has on the severity and frequency of hurricanes, which I think you’ll find interesting.

      https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/science-and-impacts/impacts/hurricanes-and-climate-change.html#.Wo8QzVd-fow

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    Recent patterns of hurricanes have sparked fear and panic across the world. After events like Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey causing billions of dollars of damage and costing many people their homes and even

    5 Ways Hurricanes Will Intensify Over Time

    Recent patterns of hurricanes have sparked fear and panic across the world. After events like Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey causing billions of dollars of damage and costing many people their homes and even their lives, people have become...

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    • Sofia,
      this is a great topic that you have and I have found it very interesting. I think it is cool how you are concerned about our planet and the lives of others. I am excited to see what else you find on this topic.

    • Sofia,
      Hurricanes were all the rage last fall, and I feel like they’re only getting worse. This is an important issue that people need to be aware about. I feel like the general attitude towards climate change is that it’s a bummer that it’s happening but to fix it would be too much work. In addition, I get the feeling that climate change’s effects are often downplayed or outright denied by opposing groups, turning the scientific issue of climate change to a political one. When we get blasted by 4 high power hurricanes in one fall, that is a very real, and very dangerous result of our carelessness.
      https://davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/top-10-ways-can-stop-climate-change/
      heres a link on ways to get involved.

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    As many fellow Utahns may have heard, the size of Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase have been slashed by our president. This has been the largest rollback of federally protected land in America’s

    A Monumental Mistake

    As many fellow Utahns may have heard, the size of Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase have been slashed by our president. This has been the largest rollback of federally protected land in America's history. During Trump's visit...

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    • Sofia,
      This is a great topic that you have and I am glad you brought it up. This is a very large topic in the U.S. because like you said it is the largest rollback of federally protected land in Americas history. You might find this article interesting. https://earther.com/trump-just-destroyed-bears-ears-national-monument-in-a-1820983891

    • Sofia, I haven’t been paying too much attention to the news as of late because most of it has Trump plastered all over it, this being one of those issues. I’d hate to see the National Monument get turned into oil fields and locations to drill for gas. Thank you for raising awareness about this topic.

    • Sofia,
      This is a very interesting article that deals with a very important issue. I really like the way that you have written this article because it brings awareness to this issue that we are facing. I think that you will find this article interesting:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/us/trump-bears-ears.html

    • Sofia- This post is great! I think you made great points, and also brought in all the information that was necessary to understand the topic. Trump’s decision to use bear ears was mindless and selfish. This article https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/us/trump-bears-ears.html by the New York Times gives a great view on the subject.

    • Sofia, I’m glad you posted this. This is definitely a hot issue in local Utah politics. Another issue with this that I’ve heard on the news is that certain counties in southern Utah have lost a lot of money and land with the monument designations. You might find this article helpful:

      kjzz.org/content/575402/pros-and-cons-national-monument-reductions-utah

    • Sofia, I’m glad that you approached this issue. A question that I have is that if Utah had a government dedicated to conserving the environment, would it be okay to have these lands in the hands of the state? Or is there still an advantage to having lands be nationally protected? It would be interesting to hear a stance on this hypothetical situation. Thanks for this article!

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    In dystopian literature, things like procreation, passion, and love are viewed as threats towards society. Sex is viewed as meaningless, casual, and emotionless. It is strictly for pleasure and if it wasn’t, you w

    Today's Hook- Up Culture

    In dystopian literature, things like procreation, passion, and love are viewed as threats towards society. Sex is viewed as meaningless, casual, and emotionless. It is strictly for pleasure and if it wasn’t, you would be considered a threat. This...

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    • The hook-up culture is a very real part of society especially for young adults in high school and college. It is very interesting how a writer from the early 20th century would have incorporated this idea into a dystopian work as becoming a very prevalent part of society because today’s dating world has a lot of similarities to early dystopian literature.

    • hello sofia,
      i totally agree that there is a real and prevalent hook up culture though I don’t think that dystopian literature I views meaningless sex as a threat to a free and open society. I think the powers in dystopian novels fear love not sex and those are two very different things. they fear love because it connects people and allows them to explore and change themselves. though we live in a age of hooks ups i do not think we live in an age without love. marriage and monogamous relationships are still prevalent despite this. I think hook up culture is a result of changing values and views on sex like you mentioned with the changing role of women. the society in these books allow sex since the species could not continue without is and in some cases glorify it since it is the most primal of actions. what all of these books really have in common with respect with sex is an inability to connect with one another preferring to isolate themselves no matter how close they actually get to another person. Id love to hear more from you on the idea of sex versus love. thanks!

    • Sofia,
      I think that the Hook-up culture that exists today is a very interesting social aspect of the times. It is very interesting how someone who wrote a long time ago could predict this in the future. I often wonder the same question and I believe that there is a possibility that we went wrong in society by glorifying people we call “famous”. If you look at most famous people they are in and out of relationships constantly and it seems that not many can actually sustain a health relationship. I believe that the media glorifies this and that could be a reason that the culture exists.

    • Sofia,
      I totally agree that this is a prevalent part of society. I especially agree when you say, “Our generation is living in a time where technology controls our lives. It control our lives so much that it is reflected in how we form relationships with other people.” It distorts how we see life and other people. In this article https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/happiness-in-world/201006/the-effect-technology-relationships
      it says, “we find ourselves subtly substituting electronic relationships for physical ones or mistaking our electronic relationships for physical ones.” I would love to see another post on an example of a positive relationship. Than you for sharing.

    • sofia,
      Your post about hook up culture was very interesting to read. This link i read about how hook up culture being bad for our emotional health really ties in with what you were writing. https://everydayfeminism.com/2016/02/hook-up-culture-is-sexist/ I especial agree with what you said about how this generation is really reliant on technology for even meeting people.

    • Sofia,
      I totally agree with your post. Sadly hookup culture is very prevalent for our society. As young adults, we need to pay attention to this, and make wise decisions. I believe that our generation is almost forgetting how to get to know one another. People is todays world are skipping many important steps. Here is a link that you might find interesting. Thanks for sharing!
      https://www.elitedaily.com/dating/entire-generation-forgot-date/708825

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    The recent patterns and chains of hurricanes are extremely worrisome. Hurricanes are sweeping the Atlantic. Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have been dominating the headlines of our news and has left millions

    Will Natural Disasters, Like Hurricanes Worsen in The Future?

    The recent patterns and chains of hurricanes are extremely worrisome. Hurricanes are sweeping the Atlantic. Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have been dominating the headlines of our news and has left millions of people homeless, injured, and many dead....

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    • dear sofia,I want to agree to what your claim is because some people are actually scared of the hurricanes and thing that are happening right now like in mexico and we don’t know what could happen in the future if there will be a bigger earthquake that can hit and ruin like lots of cities. I also want to agree with you because he climate changes are bad because there is really nothing that we can do about it and it can be really bad impact on families that can be harmed with these bad climate change.

    • Sofia, I like how you are bringing up the topic of climate changes creating ideal conditions for more and more hurricanes, as that seems to be a disconnect that many people seem to be making nowadays. I would like to hear more from you concerning this issue, so I decided to do a bit of research by myself. I found an article by CNN that greatly expounds upon this idea, and how it will only go worse as time goes on. Thank you for sharing this with us, and I hope to hear more from you in the future.

      http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/15/us/climate-change-hurricanes-harvey-and-irma/index.html

    • I really like this article you did a fantastic job! I like how you looked at how hurricanes and global warming are linked and cause one another. It was interesting to learn about how hurricanes are changed by the environment and will change in the future instead of just looking at the most current situation on storms like I normally do. An article I found by the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory ( https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/global-warming-and-hurricanes/ ) says that hurricanes are likely to be more large and frequent as the human impact on global warming increases.

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    When travelling to other states, almost always, the first question people ask me after I tell them I’m from Utah is if I’m mormon. After I tell them that I am in fact not mormon, people usually look extremely sur

    How Will Utah's Political Views Change Over Time?

    When travelling to other states, almost always, the first question people ask me after I tell them I’m from Utah is if I’m mormon. After I tell them that I am in fact not mormon, people usually look extremely...

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    • Sofia, I think that what you are saying in this article is very interesting. Living in Utah it has always seemed that our state is kind of held back by the religion that dominates the entire social atmosphere of the state. It is also nice to hear someone else mention the straying away from the LDS faith that can be seen in SLC and how we have came a long way to get out of this view that everyone in Utah is a member of the dominant religion.

    • Sofia, I think you are absolutely correct in that as a state we are shifting away from being a mostly Mormon, conservative people. I definitely agree that the most of the people I interact with tend to be liberal, even if they are Mormon. While it doesn’t seem likely that Utah will ever be a state that votes towards the liberal side, I think the views are definitely shifting. You should check out https://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/09/utah-very-republican-but-not-as-conservative-as-it-appears/, a blog post which offers some very interesting numbers about the shifting demographics of the state. I’d love to hear more on this topic and I’ll be back for more.

    • Sofia, I think your article is highlighting something very interesting that is rarely discussed in the local media. However, while Salt Lake City is becoming generally more liberal, is it changing Utah as a whole? I think while Salt Lake City is changing in demographics and newer generations are straying away from the traditional views of the LDS faith, the rural parts of Utah are some of the most conservative in the Western United States if not in the entire country. I also think that while we are seeing a slight decrease in the numbers of Mormon residents in Utah, there is an increase in surrounding states especially Nevada and Idaho. I think it could be really interesting to see if this increase in LDS members outside of Utah is changing the political viewpoints of other states. I think it could also be interesting to see why so many millennials are leaving the church as well. Here is an article that may help you elaborate more on this topic.

      Why Mormon millennials leave the church

    • Sofia I thought your views in your post were very interesting. Living in Utah in my whole life I have definantly seen a shift from the strong mormon presence to more liberal views. I have gone to Catholic school my whole life so I have always been around liberal view. Recently I have seen a change people moving away from LDS faith in our highly populated areas like Salt Lake. I think it is because more people are moving here and it creates a more diverse area. I am very interested to see how Utah progresses in the next few years and how religion plays role.
      Below I provided a link that talks about how religion affects government in Utah and other reason why the shift away from republicanism is happening.

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    Obviously we have a lot of scary and devastating problems in our world today. Things like climate change, world hunger, discrimination, and terrorism are major problems and topics of discussion. These problems

    Is The Future a Good or Bad Place?

    Obviously we have a lot of scary and devastating problems in our world today. Things like climate change, world hunger, discrimination, and terrorism are major problems and topics of discussion. These problems could either continue to worsen or they...

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    • Dear Sofia,

      I agree with you that now is the time for changing, I think the young people should start changing our world. We have to think about how we can solve our problems before they get more worse, and we can’t control it anymore. Everyone has to think for themself, do I want to change something or only sit at home and wait till it gets out of control.

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