I really thought your post about what it truly means to be an American was right on. I agree that vying is a super important topic and that people cannot ignore that amazing right we have to have a say in our nation’s politics. I think that to be an American means to use all of the advantages and rights we get from living in both a…[Read more]
I really enjoyed reading your post about twins! I think it is so cool how their genes can lead them to have such similar ives outside of being nurtured the same. It was crazy to see how twins separated at birth could have so much in common. I really enjoy always hearing from different people about the bond between twins, and I think that’s…[Read more]
I read three articles: The End of Corporate Imperialism, Corporate Imperialism for the Poor, and Policy Entrepreneurs and the Origins of the Regulatory Welfare State: Child Labor Reform in Nineteenth-Century
I really liked reading your post about where you see yourself if 20 years. It is a lot of fun to imagine where life will take us, especially at this time in our lives when we are choosing colleges and making incredibly adult, independent decisions. Here is a website/post on a mother website about achieving long term goals and…[Read more]
I really liked your post about fitting in. I especially liked the featured image of the one black sheep in the herd of all the white sheep. I think that your post was very well written, and that it makes a great topic for your research paper. Here is a website for you to check out if you feel like it:…[Read more]
My topic for my research paper has morphed from an informative essay regarding the ways in which colonialism has ultimately ruined the mix of other cultures to an argumentative essay about how American
I really enjoyed your piece. I think it is a unique story and many different ideas will come from it. The evidence you shared was very interesting and I think will help you will further topics in your essay. Specifically, I looked at your link to your annotations on “How Does the US Tax Plan Compare to Other Countries?” What I found most interesting was one of the annotations you had saying that if we followed the Republicans opinion on taxes, they would decrease by 20%. Your essay is coming together great, keep up the great work.
It was great to read your post about your book that you are reading. This was very complete and full of great details. I will have to read this book, because it sounds very realistic and seems to address many problems in today’s world. This was probably for your English class. Here’s a website to visit about more sensory details in…[Read more]
I really enjoyed reading your post about why schools should offer girls and boys soccer in schools. I completely agree that these main sports should be available to students. A place to get out and both meet people as well as become passionate about a sport is important for all kids. It is essential to being a well-rounded student.…[Read more]
Thomas, I really enjoyed reading your post about society. I truly think that it brings up a topic that isn’t talked about very much. This was very interesting, and I believe that to a certain extent this is very accurate. There is much fear of others in a society, and this is a link that may be intriguing for you to read if you are interested:…[Read more]
Has colonialism driven the flames of racism? This is the research question I wish to ask and argue in my paper. This is recurring throughout history, and has so much relevance in modern times.There are so many
Anthony, I think your post is very interesting. I especially like how you quoted Sophia, the robot. It is so intriguing the rate of the advancement of technology and it is so great that you analyzed and talked about a specific facet of that in your post. Thank you so much for sharing! I’d love to hear more from you on this topic. Here is a website…[Read more]
The ancient tradition of capital punishment has been used by many different civilizations since the beginning of time. With an ‘eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth’ mindset, humans have been watching other hum
I agree that the death penalty is pointless and needs to be abolished, keeping criminals off the streets is a solution enough. Killing them wont do anything. As your evidence suggests it doesn’t deter murderers from murdering people. So the death penalty needs to go.
Your post was very inspiring, and I love the mindset that the American dream is what you make it. I really loved reading your post, and I hope to read more from you. I also think it is truly important to focus on achieving our goals, which may be classified as the American Dream to us. Great job!
I could not agree more with your post. We have talked about this multiple times, and the amount of influence technology has on our life makes me sad and not very hopeful for the future of our world socially. Times are most memorable when I don’t have my phone to document things. While for most it is an escape from an awkward situation, I…[Read more]
In the past week, the smog in Salt Lake City has settled at an uncomfortably high rate. The “red air days” have made breathing difficult for people with asthma, and I still can’t see more than 5 blocks away, due
I agree that the pollution is a major issue. I also think that people need to change their ways and recognize this. The only way this will actually happen though is if we push our legislators to put restrictions on pollution and our emissions.
Hi Sophia, I agree with your point. This week’s inversion in Salt Lake City is really bad too. I can’t even see one block away. These smogs will cause many health issues and will bring bad impacts on business efforts. We can’t change the terrain of Salt Lake City, but we can control pollution. You write that “it’s right in front of our eyes here, and all we need to do is address it and make the changes we can make. Each person plays a role, no matter how small. I hope that eventually people will recognize this.” Now it is the time to do so and we should protect our own environment.
Here are some useful resources: http://www.ci.slc.ut.us/winter-inversions-what-are-they-and-what-we-can-all-do-help http://www.health.utah.gov/utahair/
Sophie, I really enjoyed reading your post and I believe this is an important topic that affects everyone not only in our school, but in the entire Salt Lake Valley. It is very interesting to look at all of the strange unsuspecting contributors to the pollution which can get as specific as the cleaning chemicals available in our cabinets. I found this article with strange ways we can improve the quality of our air here in good old Utah and I think you might find it compelling to take a gander: http://www.standard.net/Environment/2016/12/31/Five-surprising-things-you-can-do-to-improve-inversion-pollution.
It is mind blowing how much of the pollution is induced by the heating of our homes during the cold Winter months. Just being conscientious of our heating habits can have a positive impact on the quality of our air. Your article was very well structured and I enjoyed reading it. Good job!
I am a student at Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Salt Lake City Utah. I thought that your post was very intriguing in that it addressed a topic that is greatly considered in pretty much all religions. I enjoyed reading this, because it brought the questions and ideas into my head on how one’s character is shaped through…[Read more]
I thought this was a very insightful post. Your argument was very structured, and I thought that was very great in articulating your points on why college basketball players should be paid by the NCAA. I don’t think that it’s a good thing at all that all of this talent is still leading people with such a wide potential to eventually…[Read more]
The media is how people keep up with the changing world. There are many parts to the media, and the one that will be discussed is social media, and its effects on this generation. Almost two billion people use any
What an interesting topic you have chosen for your English project. I, personally think that this is a good thing to research. I would definitely study the major causes and effects of going to a charter school versus a public school, and make the comparison. It is data analysis like this that can bring issues to people’s attention. When…[Read more]
I think that your topic is a very interesting one, and your statistics and back story are very moving. I have heard of girls in many countries having a lack of opportunities like going to school, and I have heard of young women being forced into marriages. I had not yet realized what a major issue it is in Yemen. These situations are…[Read more]
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.