• Concussions are a real threat that not all people understand. Friends of mine have had multiple concussions that have had negative effects on their learning abilities. I want to help young adults understand the

    • Greetings Tyler! I have read through your inquiry and I agree with what you have written down. I’m also eager to see what your research paper looks like when you’re done 🙂 If you don’t mind, I wanted to help out with a couple of articles that I have found. Article one talks about the academic effects of concussions on children and adolescents (There is a PDF on the site as well that contains the research of the article’s topic) http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2015/05/06/peds.2014-3434

      Article 2 Is from the NIH Library and talks about the various diseases that can come about through concussions and how it has an effect on the social, emotional, and physical aspects of a person.
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3208826/

      I hope the articles that I have provided to you will help you in the research, if you have used either of these two articles before, let me know and I’ll try to find a better article. Have a Good Day!

      -Epic J. Julian
      Rangeview High School Junior

    • I believe that concussions and CTE are a huge problem in sports that involve contact. After multiple concussions, the victim might look completely fine while having serious brain trauma which could affect their focus and concentration towards something. I think that we need to have a goal towards finding a way of diagnosing victims of CTE before death and we need a way to possibly reduce the chance of concussions in sports and everyday life.

      An article that I have found talks about the effects of multiple concussions on athletes who were diagnosed with three or more concussions. It’s written by multiple psychologists and neurosurgeons who should be great help towards your research. https://academic.oup.com/neurosurgery/article-abstract/51/5/1175/2744207

  • I personally find his a very interesting topic, and I’d be lying if I said I’ve never looked it. If you haven’t already, I suggest taking a look at the Kardashev Scale. There a ton of websites and YouTube videos that can help explain it. The scale basically shows levels of advance civilizations and their technological capabilities.

  • This is a very interesting topic. I’ve heard people fight about this in school and in public, so it’s obviously a heated topic. I’d love to see your opinion on the topic and what you find out in your research.

  • Tyler commented on the post, Guns Out of Control 2 weeks ago

    I disagree with your stance on gun control. As tragic as mass shootings are it is important to know that gun control laws only effect law abiding citizens. Those who obtain illegal guns with the intent to do harm, such as the Texas church shooter, will not be stopped by gun control laws. Gun control does nothing to stop criminals from causing…[Read more]

  • There’s been an accident. You’re stuck in a burning car on the side of the road, and it takes first responders’ two minutes to get you out. This leaves you with 3rd and 4th degree burns and a less than stellar cha

    • Paul replied 2 weeks ago

      Hi Tyler,

      I respect your choice to analyze such an in-depth and controversial topic and think you do an excellent job of evaluating both sides of the dilemma. I agree with you, that people should have the right to determine their own course of life and how to proceed in cases such as being faced with a terminal, often painful, illness. As referenced by the complex legal process for these laws in your paper, it seems that the moral issue is perhaps not the more complex of the two. The main point seems to be that there is no absolute case in which PAS is applicable, and with so many different scenarios and hypothetical situations, it is extremely complicated to draft legislation that is applicable to a broad base. I agree, the system in California seems to be the most desirable, with a multi-step process that prevents impulsive decisions. Overall, I think you do a nice job of objectively evaluating an extremely complicated topic.

      Best,

      Paul

  • Explore; to look for the still unknown, to always be curious and looking for answers. I like most humans want knowledge. I want to know what lies in the great unknown, like those before me I want to lies beyond

    • Tyler, I would like to start off by saying your word choice was very unique and that is what enticed me to read your post. I agree that without curiosity, exploration would be impossible. You mainly talked about exploring through knowledge and I think this could be a stronger piece if you talked about the act of physically exploring. So, my question to you, where is your favorite place to explore and why? Interested in hearing back from you and hopefully I hear from you again soon.

    • Tyler, I feel exactly the same way. I too am driven to learn more about the world, even if the knowledge has no relevance at all in my life. One of my favorite things to do is to explore the outdoors. I pick a trail, and then just follow it to find wherever it goes. It’s a literal portrayal of the quest for knowledge. No matter how far you go there is always so much more to discover. I loved how you said if you’re the smartest person in the room then you’re in the wrong room. This is fantastic advice, as we should always surround ourselves with people who can make us greater. I’ll check back later for more great posts.

    • Tyler, I really like what you’ve said about the word, “explore.” Human beings have a natural instinct to explore the world and have an inherent curiosity for the place around them. If we never explored, we would never make progress. We could never advance. I also agree with what you said about if you are the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room. We need to push ourselves to become greater beings.

  • I believe that the world as a whole should put a focus on technological and scientific advancement to help further the Human race, I propose that we do this through the use of space. NASA and other space programs

  • NASA Memes’ to go with my topic of increasing funding for the exploration of space and technological research.

         

  • There have not been any major advancements in space travel in over a decade, there has not been a person on the moon since 1972, and new technology has been beginning to come at slower rates. During the Apollo

  • I enjoyed your info graphic and completely agree about the use of stem cells

  • This is an important topic that needs to be talked about, I appreciate all the facts that help push your argument.

  • I think that this is a great topic to shed some light on. I love that you have a proposed solution to the problem as well.

    • It surprises me how little, compared to everything else, NASA is funded, yet it contributes so much to society and knowledge.

    • What NASA does is really important, and it is really interesting how NASA is one of the most important programs, and it lacks funding.

  • Assignment: Find several sources and save citation information. Annotate at least one article using hypothes.is. Complete the XP by following instructions and sharing on Youth Voices.

    Here is a Link to an article

  • In the Novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the quest to find freedom is a predominant theme. This is shown through the use of two characters; Huck Finn, and Jim. Although both seek freedom, they seek it for

  • Growing up my parents always told me to do what makes me happy, that no amount of money will ever make up for doing something that you don’t enjoy. I didn’t really understand that at a younger age, being the kid t

    • I agree that you have to do what you love. As someone who wants to have a career as an artist I really relate to this topic because art is something I love and enjoy. I would rather have an enjoyable life making art than be rich but unhappy. I also really like how you used a picture you took in New York because it really adds to your message and makes your essay even more personal. Great job!

    • Great essay! I also agree that if you love what you do you will do good work, it’s almost common sense. It is just like that saying, “if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life”. I really like this philosophy and think that more people should carry the same mindset.

    • Dear Tyler, I totally agree with you that you cannot be truly happy if you don’t do something that you love. It can’t always work out to be a career but I like how you said that it can be a hobby of some sort. A kid always doesn’t see the world as other people but when they do, reality hits most of them hard. I believe it is always good to follow your dreams, even if it doesn’t work out I believe that there are good alternatives. Anyways you did a great job with this article and I hope it caught others attention like it caught mine.

    • Dear Tyler, This is a really great article. I agree with you that you have to fine and do something that you love. There is so many people out there in the world that think money is the most important thing. This is most of the time not true. People tend to be in situations where they get so much money but they are not happy with what they are doing with their life. These people can choose to do something about it or not change anything at all. Overall, we do need to do something that we actually love.

    • Dear Tyler,
      I am emotionally struck by your post, “The Only Way to Do Good Work is to Love What You Do,” because in my life, my mother always wants me to be a doctor though I like other careers. I’ve never complained because I knew that being a doctor racks in money which I also thought made people happy.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ I thought money is what made people happy”. I think this is true in many cases because many kids see money as a way to get stuff. Useless stuff that somehow makes them happy, but when they grow older it is your choice of what you like to do best that is better then a high paying job.

      Another sentence that I agreed on was: “<when you can’t do this you feel lost,.” This stood out for me because many things in life, if not achieved make you feel lost. Like how I got lost when I failed a test, it brought me down. When I wanted to be a train driver my mother was like no become a doctor instead. It hurts to have your dream destroyed because someone’s saying is true.

      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I got lost near Brooklyn and Manhattan on the Brooklyn Bridge, I went ahead to fast and lost track of my mother. I soon crossed the bridge to Manhattan and felt sad and lonely, feeling incomplete. Then I was reunited with my mother and I felt happy again. It is exactly like the example of being hurt when your dream is taken away

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this topic and the way you wrote it is very interesting. These many factors of life need to be known for many people to see the true meaning of life. Its not just money and having everything, it is about having and happiness.

  • “His foot swelled up pretty big, and so did his leg; but by and by the drunk begun to come, and so I judged he was all right; but I’d druther been bit with a snake than pap’s whisky.” (48)

     

    This purpose of

  • I do agree that there have been many lives lost to firearms, and that we do need stricter laws contriving them; but I also believe that American citizens have a right to bare arms. This being said I think we as a country must find a middle ground that will help prevent gun deaths but also allow American citizens to own and use firearms.

  • You do realize that anyone who makes over $100,000 pays at least 40% of their income towards taxes, this percentage goes up as the income goes up. At $500,000 you will end up paying around $255,000 in taxes, personally I believe that with our current economy our taxes should not be raised.

  • I agree, there should be consequences for illegal immigration. I also think that we should put countermeasures in place to help reduce the amount of illegal immigrants coming into the country.

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