Social distancing is a term applied to certain actions that are taken by Public Health officials to stop/slow down the spread of a very contagious disease. We are currently being told to social distance ourselves
Social distancing is very important. I had no idea the stats were that high. It’s quite concerning. But we’re all in this together as unfourtunate as it maybe. Stay inside folks. I recommend watching the Sopranos with all this free time. Stay safe kids.
Hello! I believe you made a lot of great points and gave a lot of good resources that I find very interesting. This is a huge issue and something needs to be done. These were all great ideas. Good Job!
In one article about abortion, in talked about how in 2008, an estimated 86 million women had unplanned pregnancies. It also talked about how the only person that should make the decision to have an abortion
I completely agree with you on this Sophie. It should always be the mom’s choice when it comes to abortion. Banning abortion is not only just plain cruel, but like you said it can also be really unsafe. I remember this story that was in the news about how there was a 12 year old girl from Alabama who was raped and got pregnant. But because of the new laws against abortions there she couldn’t get one/ so both her, and the baby’s live’s were in extreme danger. I’m not entirely sure of what happened to her but I remember hearing about it and just being shocked that because of some male politicians making a completely ridiculous decision some poor girl’s life was in danger. Anyway, this was incredibly well written and very persuasive. I can’t wait to see what you write about next.
Dear Sophie, I would agree with you that a women should have the write to have an abortion but I feel you have to look at it from both sides. The argument “My Body, My Rules” is not an argument at all. It is a lazy excuse for you to kill a living human being. Thats why I liked when you talked about how it could be life threatening. https://time.com/5684858/international-safe-abortion-day/ Heres a good article I found about the subject. -samuel
Hi Emanuel, You made a lot of good points that I agree with. You can’t base your opinion on an entire group of people off of a few instances like Trump is doing. You supported your opinion with valid points and good information. I think you did a very good job!
There is a wide debate about whether or not school uniforms should be worn. Although they do keep their students unified, there are more reasons that point to the fact that they do more bad than good. They
Hey Sophie, I like your article very much. I also agree with you very much that school uniforms really limit students’ freedom. Schools are inherently diverse. Students wearing their own clothes can reflect different styles for everyone. （https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-unquestioned-goodness-of-school-uniforms）This article can help you learn more.
Hello Kira, Your article was very well put. Sometimes it is very difficult for people to come out and talk about this stuff and I think your article could make a lot of people take a second and think. Mental health has become such a huge issue in teens and a lot of people just look right past it. We do need to take this seriously and look for it…[Read more]
Hi Kaya, I really liked how you added both the pros and cons in your writing. You gave a lot of good evidence to support both of the sides, and I agreed with your final paragraph about how it could solve a lot of problems we have today and how it is a way safer method for pain relief. I can tell you put a lot of effort into this. Good…[Read more]
It is a known fact that vaccines save lives, so why do people continue to not get vaccinated? Vaccines can quite literally save children’s lives. They save 2.5 million children from preventable diseases every y
Sophie, I really like what you had to say about this. I find it very interesting that some parents vaccinate their kids while others do not. I think that everyone should be vaccinated because it will help prevent these diseases from spreading. I found a great source that could help if you wanted to look into it further. http://infectiousdiseases.edc.org/sites/infectiousdiseases.edc.org/files/documents/pro_con_vaccines.pdf This website shows the pros and cons to vaccinating. I think the pros outweigh the cons by a long shot. One of the pros is that it saves children’s lives. They are 90-99% effective in preventing the disease. I hope this helps!
Hey Soph, i would have to agree with you that everyone should be vaccinated. It puts you and those around you in danger of catching diseases and other infections that are truly preventable. I found this article about 10 diseases that you can avoid with getting vaccinated and it is truly mind blowing to me that people dont vaccinate their children knowing that is making them safer and preventing so much in the long run. Heres the link https://gun-control.procon.org/
Homework can do both good and bad, but it seems to be doing more bad than good. The amount of homework students are assigned can sometimes be harmful. High-achieving high school students say that the amount of
Hi Sophie, I like your post because it brings awareness to how homework affects students. It includes good statistics and information about how the amount of homework each night is critical if there is too much. Here is an infographic about students and their homework. https://www.oxfordlearning.com/how-does-homework-affect-students/ I hope teachers and other people can soon see the effect homework does to students and their well being. Sincerely, Audrey
I really liked this article since it relates really well to my life. I appreciated the study by Stanford, “any more than two hours of homework every night is counterproductive.” What if you switched the first and second paragraph? I think it would flow a tad better. Heres a source that might be useful: https://search.proquest.com/openview/6e3f8dd4d153d8f3a8e68a1d7d98a44e/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=34750 Keep chipping away at this topic or do other interesting topic and I think you’ll be golden. Good topic and article. -Natalie Risse 🙂
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