This is a super interesting topic because the political landscape right now is so partisan and toxic on both sides. This really is where the problem starts and persists as people are only open to what they previously believe and choose not to further educate themselves on dividing topics. The prevalence of one sided media sources and short…[Read more]
The ingestion and entanglement causes by marine debris has adverse affects up the entire food chain through direct and indirect effects. Studies have shown that it is a commonality that animals such as sea
I like the outlook that money is not the most important thing in life, but we can’t live without it. I think it is really important for people as they get older to balance their lives so they are not just focusing on their salary. I wish you well in your endeavors in law or wherever you decide you want to go.
This is a super important topic as most of us are about to go off to college or an equivalent institution. Mainly I think the most important thing is the rising tuition costs and how it really can effect people from the impoverished to the upper-middle class. Also, the mention of how some institutions are run as a business with less…[Read more]
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is one of five oceanic gyres, roughly circular current systems. These gyres are created by the influence of air and water temperatures, humidity, air pressure, and the landmasses
Hi William. I agree, the garbage in our oceans is a huge problem and is a stain on our Earth. I wasn’t aware of the patch where this is all accumulating, and I think your description of the gyres make the reality set in. Preventative motions for the future are of course important, but I would be interested to hear about what scientists are envisioning to clean up the mess. You touched on it briefly, but I would really like to know our options. Overall, very good job.
To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my absolute favorite books. It really shows the ugliness of some of America’s history while blending it with the compassion of Atticus and innocence of his children. It is really interesting doing character analyses on characters, specifically in this book. The characters in this book show some of the base…[Read more]
This is an interesting thing how most men consciously or unconsciously do not show emotion. It is very interesting how the biological aspects of trying to attract women, the roles of testosterone, and how men are raised leads to the outcome of most men not showing emotion. I have a scientific article from Psychology Today that describes…[Read more]
Very interesting topic as AI has become weirdly present in our world in places we wouldn’t imagine. I liked the concept that the innovation of AI will be exponential and not linear as it is a frightening thought to imagine. I am interested to hear why there is so much intrigue with AI outside the sector of atomization.
Education is one of the most important topics that you could write about because as you said our country is not performing as well as it should. While I think Judge does a better job than most other schools at trying to educate each and every kid, for those other schools steps need to be made in the right direction. I am eager to hear…[Read more]
With such an alarming problem as a patch of trash twice the size of Texas floating in the middle of the ocean, people are looking for solutions to help slow and eventually stop this problem. An example of this
I think it’s good to draw attention to hockey as a sport that has some pretty serious injuries. As much as hockey is known as a pretty brutal contact sport, more attention is given to other sports. I would like to hear the rates at which common injuries occur in hockey compared to other sports.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of trash released into the ocean that has collected in the North Pacific. The patch is collected due to the movement of warm tropical water meeting cooler waters
From the play Othello I chose lines 188-196 from Act I Scene 3. In this section, I played the character of Othello as he explains how he earned D’s love. In recording this passage I saw how important the vocal
Great job on the construction of this essay being supported by facts and court cases. I agree with the conclusion that students should not be stripped of their Constitutional rights when they walk through the school doors. If the students’ online speech does not substantially interfere with the operations of the school as cited in…[Read more]
The modern world is full of technological innovation that seems to become increasingly more complex by the day. This technology has provided us with easy communication, shopping, security, and simplifying our
Gun violence and lawmaking is one of the foremost issues that we are facing today. The culture of gun use and violence in the United States is like that of nowhere else in the world. This is an issue that goes far beyond the average citizen and is something that needs to be remedied at the national level. The limitation of gun ownership…[Read more]
I think this is a very important topic with todays youth as I have seen a drastic rise of the number of people who experience depression. It it important to understand the underlying causes of teen depression, even with so many factors. I believe today’s teens experience much more stress in their lives than previous generations, as…[Read more]
I think it is a really good idea to believe in self discipline and thinking positively about things in your life. While most things are out of our control, we can always control how we react. Keeping an open mind and thinking of everything as having a positive effect can really change a persons view on life. I think this Law of Attraction is…[Read more]
I enjoyed reading this post and it is a very good point that you make. You should never make assumptions about people from what you see or hear until you meet that person for yourself. I found this article on judging a book by its cover, a common saying for judging others:…[Read more]
Madi, I think you wrote a great piece of abortion and enjoyed how you used the specific stories to show both sides of the debate. Although I enjoyed reading it, I am interested in why you used an example from outside of the US. If you were trying to establish a global view of abortion here is a resource on how the abortion laws in the US have…[Read more]
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