Ryan, This is a very enlightening article. You did a good job of expressing your opinion and backing your argument with facts. I found the suicide attempt rate among transgender people mentioned in your writing to be alarmingly high, and this was a powerful piece of data that will do a good job of sticking in people’s minds and persuading them…[Read more]
Addie, I thought you did a good job of previewing and summarizing your research. I also think the picture you used is very representative of the content of this article, the “backwards” flag representing America’s warped media.
There are various types of bikes for different styles of biking, such as mountain, road, downhill and BMX. I already know a lot about mountain biking because I’ve been doing it for most of my life. I also know a l
To ensure quality resources with usable information, I used an online database called EBSCO to do some of my resource. One source I found was the study of strength and fracture behavior of different types of
Suzanna, I like the fact that you have take a very unique approach to gender roles in the workplace rather than just relating everything to the highly debatable wage gap. Have you been taking into account the genders of the people conducting this research, and do you think that their genders create a bias in the conclusions they reach?
Anna, this is a very interesting topic, and I am also concerned about the declining health of honeybee. The sources you used were very effective in answering your question. Do scientists know why worker bees aren’t returning to their hives?
In my research, I tried to learn a little more about the materials used in bike construction and how they affect performance. According to USA Today, road bikes are typically the lightest bikes in the Olympic
Natalie, Coming from a Catholic school, I’ve grown up having to wear uncomfortable, conforming, and usually ugly uniforms. I used to hate wearing them for the very valid reasons you brought up. However, I have come to enjoy uniforms because I don’t need to decide what I need to wear every day, and I don’t need to worry about what classmates will…[Read more]
Dear Kim, It seems to me that this issue is very important to you. However, I’m a little confused as to what you mean by saying drugs affect other people because of the smell of the drug. Also, do you have any suggestions for the president to solve this problem?
Conner, I’m glad that younger people such as yourself are interested in macroeconomics and the the problem of widening inequality of America. If you are interested on expanding your knowledge on the topic, I suggest that you read Aftershock, the written companion to Robert Reich’s Inequality for All. The book becomes more technical and further…[Read more]
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…[Read more]
Elliot, I must say, this poem has left me very confused. However, this wasn’t a bad thing, and I finished reading this poem with more questions than when I originally stumbled upon the eerily “realistic” rendition of Shrek as the title image. Keep up the good work!
Skayla, This is a really nice poem. Even though its title was “Seashell,” I had failed to realize that the poem was told from the POV of a seashell, and I was pleasantly surprised after reading the last line of the poem.
Renewable energy is a subject that the Obama Administration has taken great interest in. The government is trying to deviate from traditional energy sources like natural gas and petroleum that pollute when burned.
I also like the direction the Obama administration has taken regarding wind power. Here, in Michigan, we have many (hundreds?) of wind turbines that produce quite a bit of energy that’s replacing more expensive, less environmentally sound energy sources. I hope more states pursue this method. And I hope the next POTUS continues to support it. It’s not perfect, but it’s a better direction. I made a video about it: https://vimeo.com/180317766
I really enjoyed your reading your post! I agree with you that alternatives ways of producing energy is a good idea. Using the wind and the sun may be a more expensive way to produce energy, but it saves us from global warming. Do you have any solar panels in Utah? We have some in Michigan, but there are a lot more wind turbines. What do you think the government needs to make more states use the wind and the sun as a source of energy?
I think this was a very relevant topic to discuss, especially for our age group in light of the fact that most of us stay up late. This post was written really well, and I wonder if alternative techniques are better at treating insomnia than sleeping pills.
All chameleons can change color, although some are more variegated than others. Contrary to popular belief, chameleons do not change color to blend in with their surroundings, but rather change color based on
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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.
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