From the play Othello, I chose lines 199-209 from act two scene one to recite. I played as Othello. In this section, Othello was coming back from war and was greeted by Desdemona, Cassio, Iago, and Emilia. What
Water does not directly affect climate change, but it is mostly affected by or accelerating climate change. The ocean is getting the most impact from the changing of weather. As the carbon dioxide stays inside the
So I agree with this we should do something because I think in future all of the world will be like a big one ocean. I learned that if people don’t stop polluting air and our world all people will die. I think if people did not create cars, our world will be better than right now, but it will be difficult to live without cars.
I loved reading this article. I liked how you compared recent laws from the past to the present that were discriminating; like the Black Codes and the transgender ban in the military. As the media talks about immigration, we all have heard what each party wants to do. One side wants stricter immigration laws and the other wants little…[Read more]
I too think mental health has a role in gun violence. But we should not only talk about mental health when a mass shooting happens. I believe mental health should be more researched for treatments. From this article, it states that Trump’s response to one of the biggest mass shooting in modern America history is that “…mental health…[Read more]
I really enjoyed your poem. I can relate to this because I am pretty quiet as well. I have a very little group of friends that I hang with during school. As college approaches, I hope to leave my comfort zone and meet new people. Great poem!
This is an interesting topic to research. It is something we need to change in our society to make our future better. And it all starts with education. The current teaching methods are based on grades and not on proficiency. I found this article that has interviews of educational experts about the current teaching methods. Hope this…[Read more]
Land pollution is probably the most evident one we can see, but it still can be hard to notice. You can walk in a city, a town, or even in your own neighborhood and notice trash and flying debris in the trees. But
This is very well written article that deals with a very important issue in today’s world. I believe that us human beings are slowly killing the environment and we need to make a change in order to save the world. With the deforestation in certain parts of the world hurts the air and the ecosystem in the area. I like how you are bringing this to the attention to this issue in you article.
Tanner, your article is informative about the current situation regarding our environment. Right now, most first world nations are attempting to remedy this. However, this is proving incredibly difficult as we must increase the rate of our resource consumption. Areas such as the Amazon rainforest in South America are current targets for deforestation, and images depicting the carnage left behind are common. Despite the international crisis this poses to both this generation and any future generations, little work has been placed forwards to stop it. While nations in northern Europe and leading the world in recycling energy and waste, the rest of the world is still lagging behind.
This is an interesting post. I found the statistic about the 27 soccer fields a minute very surprising that is a lot of land being ruined very quickly. I think this is a very important issue that the whole world should address before it becomes too late to do anything about climate change and it’s effects.
I have also noticed the entitlement kids have today. Kids today do not need to work for rewards now. Kids are now receiving rewards without doing anything. As they grow up, they have a feel like things should be easier for them and be handed to them. I found this article that actually gives you signs if your child may have entitlement…[Read more]
I enjoyed your poem. I always love reading poems about nature, especially from perspectives of animals and plants. I think these poems help somewhat connect us to organisms we always see yet not really understand what they go through. I would love to read more poems!
Air pollution is caused by humans. Humans release pollution when we drive cars, burning waste from factories, heating up your house, burning wood, etc. Air pollution is affecting the whole world, and of the
There are many problems affecting the environment today. The list of issues can go on and on and on. These issues may seem like they only affect one specific ecosystem, but in actuality, it affects everyone. Every
I was really interested in your post because I am rather passionate about water pollution. 71% of our Earth is covered in water, but the resource is dwindling. We pollute so much of our natural resources that we will use it up. Last year I read a book called “The World Without Us”. It’s all about the lasting effects we leave on the world. Here is an excerpt I thought you might find interesting for your research. http://www.worldwithoutus.com/excerpt.html
I look forward to hearing more about this subject from you.
It is interesting to hear what you plan to do in 20 years. It is also interesting you bring up stereotypes. Why do you think people create stereotypes about others? And do you think stereotypes can also have positive effects?
It is still interesting to read and I hope you follow your goals you set for yourself in life!
I first heard about the bystander effect two years ago in AP Psychology. And later that year we did an experiment about it. Our experiment was about someone who seems to be passed out on the ground. During the experiment, many people just stopped and stared at the body. Only a few actually kneeled down and touch the body. This is an…[Read more]
While testing animals for medicine and makeup has been helpful for us, doesn’t make the situation right. When you said “Would you give your child untested prescription?”, I wouldn’t want my family, friends, or even my pets to be tested on. And animals do not consent to be tested. It is illegal and wrong for someone to test others without…[Read more]
I constantly think about my health and weight everyday. Looking to see what is the healthiest meal on the menu. I am not the skinniest guy out there, but I am not hugely overweight either. The only thing that I partly disagree with you is when you say statistics are not working. Many people have the “it won’t happen to me” mentality. So…[Read more]
I remember when this topic was everywhere in the media. People constantly arguing about whether or not the statues should be destroyed or stay up in public. I agree with you to place the statues in museums. Placing them in an area that actually teaches what the statues mean will be very beneficial to help people learn and understand…[Read more]
I love being outside. I love to play sports on a warm sunny day or go skiing in the winter. I love to go hiking in the mountains and camping in the forests. Or I just simply listen to what surrounds me. I just
Hi Tanner, I found your post very intriguing to read. I agree that this is an ongoing issue that needs to be solved. One thing is that I wouldn’t dismiss is “global warming, overpopulation, deforestation, ocean acidification, acid rain, etc.” as something you can live with without it affecting you. Pollution is contributing to such things as global warming, ocean acidification, and acid rain. Besides that point, I liked how passionate you are about keeping the air clean. I have asthma and I can barely go up the Judge HS stairs without wheezing like crazy on our bad inversion days. Based on what you wrote, I think you I think you would like to read this article: https://ibis.health.utah.gov/indicator/complete_profile/AsthED.html. Thank you for pushing for cleaner air- today’s world needs more people with compassion like yours.
Hi Tanner, I like that you are passionate about air quality and how it affects our health. My students and I will be doing some experiments around the school neighborhood to measure ground-level ozone levels and particulate matter. I will use your post as a source for background research, Thanks!
Hi Xavier. I really liked reading you post. I like seeing other peoples views on topics, including about America. As we know from the media, America is in a troubling time with its own people. Different views on ideas are causing issues and anger on how people want to express themselves (religion, sexual preference, etc.) How do you think we can…[Read more]
Hi Victor. I think this was a racist and inappropriate remark from the teacher too. Speaking in any language is protected under the first Amendment, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;…” Anyone has the right to express themselves in anyway. How severe should her…[Read more]
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