Hi! It’s crazy to read and hear about how the virus is affecting so many people and religions. In all honestly, when this first began, I was so excited because no school, but after a few weeks passed, I started realizing how bad this is affecting everyone. But like you said, this situation has made us focus on the positives of the Internet and…[Read more]
Hi, I 100% agree with you. This sucks and I wish it was different. We’ve all worked so hard for the last 4 years for this moment, and instead, we get yard signs and 5-minute graduation with only immediate family. There were so many things I was looking forward to this last quarter, and it definitely did not have anything to do with sitting at home…[Read more]
Hi, I really liked how you started your article. It really sparked my interest and made me want to read it. I completely agree with everything you’re saying. People need to understand the effect of the drugs they do to their children. I think you should add real-world examples. It’ll help with getting your point across and making an even bigger…[Read more]
You did a good job on your post and explaining the side you disagree with. I think zoos aren’t the best of places, but in some cases, the animals living in zoos have a higher quality of life than living in the wild. Many of the wild risks are taken away, making the animals happier. This article goes more in depth about this:…[Read more]
Shooter bias is when the decision- making behind shooting an individual is based on the influence of racial stereotypes. The article I read used two studies to determine whether or not this shooter bias plays a
The main question in the article I read was, ” Do the geographic concentrations of race and poverty observed today play a role in maintaining racial inequality?”. The simple answer is yes, but the more complex
Many people assume that police-brutality or police-related deaths only occur to Black people, which is the case many times, but not all the time. In this article, the point was relating police-related deaths to,
I enjoyed your article, and was shocked by the number of people getting kidnapped. i was also shocked by the amount of males being kidnapped. Most people assume that females get kidnapped more. I liked how you added articles that talk more about this topic. I also liked how you expanded on each quote you added into your article.
I think you did a good job explaining your opinion, as well as justifying it. I like how you added credible sources, as well as facts, which made the article that much more justifiable. I do disagree that abortion is murder, but I support your decision and completely understand where you are coming from.
Your post was well written and I appreciate you adding in that little bit of personal information. My mom as well left her home country, in order to have a better life for me and my sister. I enjoyed the facts you added, which helped realize how diverse New York is.
I agree that police brutality is a huge issue, and I agree that it mainly occurs to African Americans, but there have been some cases of it happening to whites. I think that you should add that point of view in your article. Other than that, it was well written and definitely something that needs t be addressed.
The first article is about how social media risks mental health. Cyberbullying is the main example used in this article. It’s now ten times easier to bully someone without having to do it in front of s
Hi Alejandro, I really enjoyed your thing about dinosaurs. I personally am I big fan and wish I could have one as a pet. The only thing I would recommend is making it a little longer and add some more facts. Other than that, it’s perfect! I hope you write some more pieces about dinosaurs!
In today’s society, especially in teens, depression has risen. Most articles I read did say it was due to the amount of stress we are put under and also social media. Social media has definitely caused most of t
Tiffany, Your concluding sentence that very powerful. The rise in poor mental health is very concerning. In today’s society, it is not hard to see the impact social media has on impressionable teens. You bring up a great point; it is easier to talk down on someone online because the comment exists in an intangible world or in a fleeting snapchat. Young teens seem get lost in social media, often forgetting that it isn’t reality, which can lead them into an unhealthy mindset. I liked how you included boys in your writing because discussions rarely address them when we talk about these things. Great work. I am looking forward to see how you expand on your topic.
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