• Yanaire, I enjoyed reading your post. Racial equality is definitely a major issue in today’s world, and one that needs to be talked about more. You might find this article helpful: http://www.people-press.org/2015/08/05/across-racial-lines-more-say-nation-needs-to-make-changes-to-achieve-racial-equality/ I look forward to reading more from you on…[Read more]

  • Ellie, I enjoyed reading this post, this is definitely a big issue in today’s world. Both my parents are doctors, so I hear about this on a daily basis. In fact, they believe most of this opioid crisis is caused by doctors prescribing opioids for their patients when they don’t really need them. You might find this website helpful:…[Read more]

  • As our world makes repeated advances in technology, we often hear about future benefits. For example, we often hear that advances in emissions technology will help keep our air cleaner, and that future

  • Nick, this is a very interesting topic. I love watching college football myself, so I hear a lot of talk about this topic. One article I found that may be helpful is http://college.usatoday.com/2016/10/20/should-athletes-be-paid-to-play/. I look forward to hearing more about this topic from you in the future.

  • Ellie, this is a very interesting and controversial topic. On one side, Trump is a strong voice who can probably lead the country. On the other hand, he is definitely a very divisive figure whom many oppose. A good article which appears to be pretty unbiased is http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/is-trump-as-bad-as-we-expected.html. I…[Read more]

  • In Salt Lake City each winter, the “inversion season” happens, where for weeks at a time between storms, the air turns brown with smog. The normally beautiful views and landscapes become hidden by fog and haz

    • Hi Thomas,

      I liked your informative article about the inversions in Utah. I found it interesting that this only occurred in the Salt Lake City area and not in other places. I am interested to hear your research about the topic with reliable resources. I wished you elaborated some more on your topic. Otherwise, nice work!

    • Thomas, when you mentioned Utah’s geography being a bowl shape causing the bad air to stay was very interesting. In the future, maybe elaborate on how we can reduce this and go into the science behind the inversions. Last year I went to a clean air rally at the capital and it was cool to speak out for something that was important to me. I know there will be on in 2018 and if it interests you, look into it! Here is a website that I enjoyed when I was looking into our poor air quality http://www.healutah.org/campaigns/cleanair/# Looking forward to hearing back from you.

    • Ethan replied 1 month ago

      Thomas, I liked your article. You stated important facts and listed some great sources. Next time maybe add personal experiences with this issue. Great job, keep up the great work.

  • Alexandra, I definitely agree with you when you said that “anyone should be able to take a knee during the national anthem” because it is protected by the first amendment. I also agree that there are extremes to both sides, both of which need to be taken into consideration. You might find this article helpful:…[Read more]

  • Nathan,
    I found this particularly interesting because I have often wondered the same thing myself, and I always take note of whenever I see someone driving a manual. I personally don’t know how to drive a stick shift, but I know many people who do. You might find this article helpful:…[Read more]

  • Living in Utah, I am always hearing things like “Utah is growing very fast” on the news. I have always been curious about why this is, and also whether or not this will affect what Utah is like in the future. I

    • Thomas, your findings for this post are very interesting. I believe Utah may become more of a young adult state, due to Utah being a popular destination for young adults to start their families as well as attend school. I believe this growth also is due to the factor of Utah’s colleges and universities becoming more advanced and well known, making it a more desirable study location for out of state students that are likely to establish residency in the state after their education. I also believe as Utah becomes more diverse, (if that’s possible) that it will attract more and more people from around the world, possibly transforming Utah into a cultural center of the mid west.

    • Thomas, I find this question intriguing and one that I haven’t heard many people speak about. I agree with you that the Mormons contribute greatly to Utah’s growing population but as you said, I think there is more to it. The fact that Utah will grow that much in the next 50 years concerns me slightly. If our population becomes that high with the Mormon population growing as well we will continue to grow at an extremely high rate. One website I went on, https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-214.html , shows that Utah had the highest percentage growth from 2015 to 2016. This shows that we will only be growing more and more.

  • Mauro, this is definitely an interesting topic. I like that it is personal to you, since that makes you more motivated and passionate about it. The way I understand your topic is that charter schools, although they have less students than public schools, have more money and resources. One website I found that may help you in your research is…[Read more]

  • Breyner, this is a very interesting topic, and I can tell you are definitely passionate about it. You might want to think about what we can do to change things, and also how this has a negative effect on overall society. One source you might want to use is at Mercury News, at…[Read more]

  • Ammar, I really like this topic. While we hear on the news all the time about some events such as the war with ISIS, these events are almost never mentioned on the news. I especially liked this quote, “the people that are affected the most Are the civilians because they can’t do anything about the airstrike keep on hitting them everyday”. It is t…[Read more]

  • Javier, I think this is a very interesting topic. A lot of people like to believe that in America, no matter where you start you can work your way up. Unfortunately, this is not possible for many poor Americans. Although it discusses the European Union instead of California, you might find this article helpful:…[Read more]

  • Thomas commented on the post, Dream On 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Logan, I enjoyed reading your discussion on dreaming. It’s a really interesting topic since almost everyone has this happen to them, yet no one really understands how it works. In my experience, I have a few dreams that I remember very well, even though I dreamed them possibly more than 10 years ago. I thought your information from Psychology…[Read more]


    I already know that lots of technology is being developed today, such as self-driving cars. Technology will almost certainly advance in the future, but no one really knows how. I want to know more about the

    • Dear Thomas,

      I am very intrigued in what you had to write about in your article. Because it’s something that we don’t pay much attention to and notice in the tech world. However It’s interesting to think about all of the possibility that technology and the future holds for us to discover. One thing you said that stands out for me is “Technology will almost certainly advance in the future, but no one really knows how”(Thomas). I think it is interesting how technology is advancing right in front of our eyes and people do not see it happening. It is also interesting to see some of the possibility that technology holds for us in the future like flying cars, self driving cars and planes. It is also satisfying to hear ways that we will be able to cut down on the pollution that cars are producing and destroying our environment.

    • Dear Thomas,
      I am satisfied with your post because I also agree that technology will be a main key in the future. It is something that we will use in our everyday lives. One thing you said that stands out for me is “Also, due to the possibility of global warming and sea level rise, floating cities are a definite possibility, although some people believe underwater cities and river-based cities are also possible.” It is interesting to me that you said this because with all these things arising it may be possible and I agree with this statement.

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