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    Go! right now.

    Right now.

     

    I see you,

    waiting around for a sign from the universe

    but I hate to break it to you, you might just not get one.

    Break free from your comfortable mound of pillows and b

    Go!

    Go! right now. Right now.   I see you, waiting around for a sign from the universe but I hate to break it to you, you might just not get one. Break free from your comfortable mound of pillows and blankets and seize the day today, because...

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    I am So sorry

     

    I used

    all the data

    this month

     

    and I know

    it’s only

    the sixth day

     

    Forgive me

    my movie

    was

    so dazzling

    and so sensational.

     

    This is a poem in the style of William Carlo

    I am So Sorry

    I am So sorry   I used all the data this month   and I know it’s only the sixth day   Forgive me my movie was so dazzling and so sensational.   This is a poem in the style of William Carlos Williams' "This Is Just To Say."

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    by the seaside

    a poem in the style of nikki giovani’s winter poem

     

    a wave crashed

    along the turf

    where I stood

    and it invited me closer

    and another spewed

    showering me with a salty

    by the seaside

    by the seaside a poem in the style of nikki giovani's winter poem   a wave crashed along the turf where I stood and it invited me closer and another spewed showering me with a salty mist beckoning me with gentle sea foam and before I knew it my...

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    • This is a really great poem. It was written really well and I feel like I’m at the beach with you. Nice job 🙂

    • Hi Naomi,
      I really enjoyed your poem and thank you for sharing it. Your description of that specific moment made me miss the beach and warm weather.

    • Hi Naomi!

      This is a really beautiful poem! I like the imagery and how you almost used a short sentence kind of thing but with no punctuation. It reminded me a little of Moana. Nice ocean vibe.. I can’t wait for spring break.

      Natalya

    • Hi Naomi! I really like this poem, maybe because I also wrote mine about water and the beach:) Your description is fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

    • Naomi,

      I really appreciated this poem, but it also made me wish for summer. I am tired of snow, and no longer have use for it, as ski season is over. Is summer your favorite season? Why or why not?

    • Naomi,
      I really enjoyed your poem it made me feel like I was on the beach in warm weather.

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    We all have voices in our heads.   For me, it narrates what I do, what I’m thinking, I argue against it, reason with it, and it voices (internally) these words as I type them.  I hear that voice every day, yet

    Voices Can Be Good!

    We all have voices in our heads.   For me, it narrates what I do, what I’m thinking, I argue against it, reason with it, and it voices (internally) these words as I type them.  I hear that voice...

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    • I really enjoyed this piece! I sometimes notice that same voice. You can’t explain it or tell what it says but its there. Sometimes not always a voice, its then a feeling or a smell that helps me.

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    When I chose my research paper subject — microbead pollution — I thought it would be straightforward and easy to write about.  But as I kept on researching, I found that this was actually a bad thing: my topic

    Plasticy Waters

    When I chose my research paper subject -- microbead pollution -- I thought it would be straightforward and easy to write about.  But as I kept on researching, I found that this was actually a bad thing: my topic...

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    • I learned about plastic pollution in a class last year and it’s such an important environmental issue. It’s a great thing to write your paper on and you should make an update post after talking to those organizations!

    • I have learned about this topic before and I think it’s great you are researching it. As you mentioned I think it isn’t super well known, but it something that more attention should be brought to because it is so important. That would be cool if you got a chance to interview those people you mentioned, and I hope you right up a follow up about what they have to say!

    • I learned about this topic in a class and it is really interesting! I’m glad that you found that there is a lot being done to solve this problem because it is a serious problem. I think it would be really cool if you were able to interview those people and find out more about this environmental issue.

    • I think this is a really cool development with your research, though it may have shifted your focus. I think it’s great for people to see that we actually are making progress on pollution, even though it seems grim. Can’t wait to see where this takes you!

    • Hey Naomi,
      As I read your article I came to gain a new perspective of doing a research. On the beginning I also thought my research was going to be pretty straightforward. Later, however, I found the issue to be more complex than I thought it would be. So I am currently trying to figure out what I have now.
      I guess it’s hard in both ways to make the research better. Hope both of our papers turn out great.

    • Naomi, I thoroughly enjoyed learning about your topic about plastic in our waters. I was aware of the microbead issue but unaware that pollution of plastic directly affected the Great Lakes around us. This is quite a sad discovery to me since I spend a lot of my summer sailing or swimming in those lakes. I agree with you that awareness needs to be spread in dealing with your topic, and I look forward to hearing what information you take away from your interviews. Good luck with your research journey 🙂

    • Hi Naomi,
      I did not know that this was a problem in our states, quite frankly I did not know that plasticity pollution in waters was an addressed problem. I think it is quite interesting that you will be interviewing specialists in this department. I wonder though how you are going to conduct the interview. Will you have pre-made questions or will you just open up the conversation and see where it takes you. Overall, I wish you success!

    • This is a super interesting topic to right about, check out this article about ways to reduce plastic solution https://www.nrdc.org/stories/10-ways-reduce-plastic-pollution

    • I know that your focus is on plastic in the great lakes but I think it would be helpful to check out some research on plastic in the ocean. Most plastic ends up in several larges masses in the ocean and I wonder if the same occurs in the great lakes

    • We studied this last year in Oceanography. As boring as plastic in the ocean may sound to some people it was actually one of the more interesting things we studied that year. I think this is a great topic and I hope your essay takes part in informing more people about this major issue! Good luck writing 🙂

    • Hi Naomi,
      I am very glad that you have spoken about the microbeads issue. I for one use to drink out of plastic water bottles and I am ashamed of it because I know it is bad for our planet. For me, I love clean filtered water, so I now have a water bottle that filters water every time I drink. Overall, I am very saddened about this pollution deal and I hope this issue is fixed anytime soon.

    • Naomi. I think it is a very good idea for you to bring this up to bring awareness to this problem. I had no idea that plastic in water was such a major factor. I did not think that big companies would be so willing to help with the problem but you make it seem like they voluntarily did it without hassle. I do not know if I am just missing something but I do not quite understand what microbead pollution is so you might want to make that a little more clear. Overall I really liked it, it is a very interesting topic and I wish you luck with your findings.

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    Plastic is everywhere, and we are pretty used to seeing it in plates, phones, furniture, and just about everything else.  But have you ever considered plastic in soaps?  Many shampoos, body washes, hand soaps, a

    Cleaning and Killing

    Plastic is everywhere, and we are pretty used to seeing it in plates, phones, furniture, and just about everything else.  But have you ever considered plastic in soaps?  Many shampoos, body washes, hand soaps, and toothpaste contain microbeads, tiny...

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    • Great topic! Plastic is such a huge threat to our environment and something really needs to be done about it soon.

    • I really like the content. Environmental concerns really strike home with me. Your grammar is solid and the piece is well organized. The only suggestion I have is to make the conclusions stronger. Summarize your strongest pieces of evidence and maybe suggest ways to circumvent this issue. Well done!

    • Naomi, this is a really great topic. I never even considered the harm body wash and cleaning materials would have on the environment in the big picture. This post really makes me aware of what I am using in my daily life. I agree that it is very important that we always keep the environment in mind. This was an extremely informative post. I really enjoyed it. Nice job!

    • I really enjoyed reading this I agree plastic is a big concern for the world, one thing I would suggest to make it stronger would be to include more data and resources so you could make your claim more concrete.

    • Dear Naomi,
      I would like to start off by saying that your piece on Cleaning and Killing is a great research article and I enjoyed it because it educated me on this specific topic that I didn’t know about. I would also have to agree with you in the fact that plastic is everywhere and we should really should take some consideration in what we are doing to our planet. Nice job!

    • I completely agree! Nice evidence backing up your statements. If you want to delve even further into this topic, here is an article concerning the “plastic islands” polluting our oceans:

      http://nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/

    • I think that this is a great topic to write about since this problem if not addressed will only get worse. If enough people talk about this issue and put their heads together. But I do’t know of any solutions for our plastic problem so if you can do an other post about a solution I would love to see it.

    • Naomi,
      Great topic! I had no idea that microbeads were found in soaps and what not. This was a very insightful essay and it certainly raised my awareness. Ever heard of the Pacific garbage island? It’s an island of trash larger than Texas that is very harmful to wild life. Well done!

    • Many people do not take into account the effect our beauty and health products are having on the environment, but your post makes it apparent that it is an issue. Your evidence and style make the topic relevant to the environmental issues of today. I think you should think about the different methods to remove plastic from the ocean, like the invention of Boyan Slat in his Ted Talks called “How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan Slat at TEDxDelf”

    • I completely agree! Nice evidence backing up your statements. If you want to delve even further into this topic, here is an article concerning the “plastic islands” polluting our oceans:

      http://nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/great-pacific-garbage-patch/

    • Naomi,
      This is a really informative and well-written article. I’ve never fully understood the environmental impact of microbeads up until now. However, did you know that the use of microbeads in cosmetics as of last year was banned in the US? I remember reading a similar article the day this law was officially passed by the House of Representatives, and maybe this is when you first learned about the dangers of microbeads. If you are interested in politics, you could possibly expand on your essay by discussing the effectiveness of the laws prohibiting microbeads.

    • Great job! I thinks this is a topic that many people don’t think about, so thank you for writing about it. Have you heard of any ways that people are trying to clean the ocean or stop plastic from entering it?

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    Athletes, usually biased, constantly argue that their sport is the hardest and best.  Although each athlete may have personal reasons for favoring his or her sport, there is solid evidence to support the claim of

    Gymnastics: Not Just Glam and Flips

    Athletes, usually biased, constantly argue that their sport is the hardest and best.  Although each athlete may have personal reasons for favoring his or her sport, there is solid evidence to support the claim of the gymnast.  In this...

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    • Thanks for sharing this piece with us it was really insightful and interesting because I’ve always admired the sport and found it amazing that young people can pursue such a high pressured sport. I dont understand why anyone would look down on such a intense and simply beautiful sport especially knowing the hardships athletes face on a daily basis!

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    Millions of people travel through U.S. international airports each year for tourism, visiting relatives, business, and other reasons.  Yet, when traveling, many of these people experience trouble or hostility w

    This Kind of Discrimination Is Okay?

      Millions of people travel through U.S. international airports each year for tourism, visiting relatives, business, and other reasons.  Yet, when traveling, many of these people experience trouble or hostility when entering America.  A high percentage of these people are...

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    • Hi Naomi, I love this piece and what makes it even better is that you have experienced it first-hand. I wasn’t aware of the difference because I’ve never had to experience it, so thank you for enlightening me. This issue is very sad and frustrating. What do you think can be done to change the way that US citizens and customs view immigrants/foreigners?

    • Naomi,
      This topic is really interesting, and I never knew about the “alien” line (I’ve never been on a plane before). I can understand why people could be frightened letting others into our country because of our past experiences, but I don’t feel like that’s a good reason to treat people with disrespect. How can we change this? Will the US ever be excepting of other people? It seems like this is a common issue.

    • Naomi, this post is personal, effective, and strong. I admire that you decided to write about your personal experience that ties into the problem of discriminatory immigration. I am currently writing a research paper on bias in immigration and reading this article really helped. This helps me prove a point, and I would love if I could use your post as a source. Great article.

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    Had I been given an assignment to write about my favorite word last year, or the year before that, I’m sure that I would have spent hours looking through websites for the most exquisite sounding, d

    Fall Into Wonderland

    Had I been given an assignment to write about my favorite word last year, or the year before that, I’m sure that I would have spent hours looking through websites for the most exquisite sounding, difficult-to-spell word I could...

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    • Yes wonderland is a fun word to say. Sometimes I say it to just be 😊

    • Dear Naomi,
      I am amazed by your post “Fall Into Wonderland” because it gives good explanation on the word wonderland, which is a word that reminds you about happiness. Most people should feel that way about that word because it is a term that not a lot of people know about.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “wonderland is defined as a place that is filled with things that are beautiful, impressive, or surprising.” I think this is great because it explains what wonderland is and it all relates to being happy.

      Another sentence that I enjoyed was, ““Wonderland” could be used to describe a world filled with candy, like the factory in the movie and book,Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. When the children see the candy wonderland for the first time in the movie, we in the audience get to see how happy and surprised they are that everything is so colorful, edible, and delicious.” This stood out to me because it connects to a movie that is very popular and everyone should describe wonderland just like in the movie. It’s a place of magic.

    • Dear Naomi:
      I am very satisfied with your post, “Fall Into Wonderland,” because it brought back a lot of memories about my childhood. Growing up I loved watching “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Alice in Wonderland”, I loved that you brought them up to explain the word “wonderland”.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “‘wonderland,’ is defined as ‘a place that is filled with things that are beautiful, impressive, or surprising.’ That’s exactly the feeling I have when I hear it. It gives me hope that something happy is waiting for me, just up ahead.” I think this is amazing because it’s exactly what I see when I hear the word “wonderful” as well.

    • I love how you mentioned the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, that made me see it more visual

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