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    In my research of Nuclear Power I have come to the conclusion that many are ill informed of the current situation and debate of Nuclear Power. It is very important for the public to be informed on certain pressing

    The Deal with Nuclear Power

    In my research of Nuclear Power I have come to the conclusion that many are ill informed of the current situation and debate of Nuclear Power. It is very important for the public to be informed on certain pressing...

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    • Hello Grant,

      I'm intrigued by your post because it is a problem that we don't forward on due to fear from the general public. We have seen past melt downs in nuclear power plants. Whether we think of Chernobyl or Fukushima it's based off of old technology. Nuclear power hasn't been really changed to something innovative because there are of course the underlying military ties. That's quite a bit of a reason why we still don't have a Thorium nuclear power plant. The military can't use Thorium in their weapons.

      Thank you for sharing your post on an issue that should be of utmost concern in our country. Getting cleaner energy to the country should be important to everyone.

      Regards,
      James Hawkins

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    Grant Wakeland

    Dawn Reed

    American Literature

    31 May 2017

     

    Where Did Nuclear Power Go?

    In recent years the issue of Climate Change has been brought into the light as a major issue of the world, many

    Where Did Nuclear Power Go?

    Grant Wakeland Dawn Reed American Literature 31 May 2017   Where Did Nuclear Power Go? In recent years the issue of Climate Change has been brought into the light as a major issue of the world, many solutions have been proposed but one of the...

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    • Great critical conversation Grant! I really liked your point about decreases in natural disasters caused by the use of nuclear power, it sounds very familiar. I was wondering how much the amount of natural disasters have increased in recent years.

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    For the past week  I have been researching the use of Nuclear Power throughout the world and have come across a huge debate, I have created an info graphic to outline each sides argument as to why we should or

    Nuclear Power: The Great Debate

    For the past week  I have been researching the use of Nuclear Power throughout the world and have come across a huge debate, I have created an info graphic to outline each sides argument as to why we should...

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    • Grant,
      Thank you so much for your work! It’s really important to think about both sides of an issue before forming an opinion, and you did a really nice job showcasing both thoughts on the issue. I also really appreciate the fact that you included a picture on how we actually get nuclear power because most people have no idea and if you’re going to talk about an issue you should know your stuff.

    • What is your view on the use of nuclear power? Should we or should we not use nuclear power?

    • Grant, I think you did a nice job on your infographic on nuclear power. I like how you explained the good and the bad of having nuclear power. Overall, nice job and keep up the good work!

    • Grant,

      This is a very well done piece that you put together. You added lots of information about nuclear power rather than your opinion. Very well done.

      -Sid

    • Grant, I think you did a really great job clearly listing out the pros and cons of nuclear power. What is your personal opinion on the matter? Do the cons outweigh the pros? I think that nuclear power is still a bit risky to use as a widespread source with the technology we have now, but as advancements are made, there will definitely be more potential for it in the energy world.

    • Based on the information that you have provided do you think that we should use nuclear power? do you believe that it has the potential to become the earths primary source of energy?

    • I think this is a very good piece. You do a very good job of showing both sides of the debate and present a compelling issue for the reader to contemplate. Overall I think this is a very well put together piece with an excellent info graphic to present the information.

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    Recently I have been researching the use of Nuclear Power throughout the world and have discovered a humongous debate over the use of the Power. Here are some annotations to the Articles I used for research. 

    Annotations on the debate over Nuclear Power and its implications on Climate Change

    Recently I have been researching the use of Nuclear Power throughout the world and have discovered a humongous debate over the use of the Power. Here are some annotations to the Articles I used for research. 

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    While reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, it is clear to see that Jim and Huck are both running away from something. Many believe that they are running from slave catchers who are after

    Huck Finn Discussion: Runaways

      While reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, it is clear to see that Jim and Huck are both running away from something. Many believe that they are running from slave catchers who are after Jim and...

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    • I think this is a very good analysis. It is a very compelling comparison you made between Huck and Jim as it relates to their past. It is very interesting when you analyzed all the topics that the book is covering.You wrote very good explanations of the characters. Overall this is a very good analysis.

    • Hi Grant. I really liked your essay. The essay was well crafted, defining specific and critical points about each character. It was amazing that you examined all of the themes in the book and the things we covered in class. Character descriptions were well done. I agree with your points about Jim and Huck, along with what motivates them and causes them to do a specific action. Nice job!

    • Hi Grant,
      I think you hit on a lot of great points in the first three paragraphs regarding the similarities between Huck and Jim. They come from different social standings, but when you look at their motivations and backgrounds, you can definitely see that there are many similarities between them, as you mention in your analysis.
      I was wondering what you meant when you mentioned that Huck running away was representative of the naivety of individuals. Do you think that Huck set out with unrealistic expectations, thinking that he could just go and live a new life? I do think that Huck is a little naive, but that does also come with his young age. He grows a lot as the story progresses, maturing as he begins to act more on his own ideas as opposed to what society has conditioned him to believe. Great analysis!

    • Grant this piece was very informational packed i really like how you used examples from the book to prove your points. his is evident when Huck describes Miss Watson, “Her sister, Miss Watson, a tolerable slim old maid, goggles on, had just come to live with her and took a set at me now with a spelling-book. She worked me middling hard for about an hour, and then for an hour it was deadly dull, and I was fidgety. Miss Watson would say, “Don’t put your feet up there Huckleberry”; and “Don’t scrunch up like that, Huckleberry- set up straight” (Twain 2). this is amazing example of explaining your point. although your piece was nearly perfect i would change how you begin every paragraph Although gets kinda of boring. good job tho.

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    What do I stand for? It’s simple really, I stand for the Bee’s. I guess in a sense you could call me the Bee Lorax, like the Lorax in Dr.Seuss spoke for the tree’s I help give a voice to the bee’s. The Bee populat

    The Bee Population

    What do I stand for? It’s simple really, I stand for the Bee’s. I guess in a sense you could call me the Bee Lorax, like the Lorax in Dr.Seuss spoke for the tree’s I help give a voice...

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    • Yes. The bees matter a lot, but what can we do about it? I would love to hear what you think is a solution to this. Also, what could the root cause of this be? Could it be increased pollutants in the atmosphere? Global warming? How do we fix this problem?

      • I understand that diminishing bee populations have major implications, but what can we do to remedy this situation. It is a global phenomenon solved from action. It is not that raising your voice is inconsequential rather what you do with your voice that is consequential. How can we tackle a global issue?

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    While Reading Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain I have been pulling out samples of the text and analyzing them to make deeper connections inside and outside of the text.

    Here is just one example of my work with the

    Dialectic Journal Entry

    While Reading Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain I have been pulling out samples of the text and analyzing them to make deeper connections inside and outside of the text. Here is just one example of my work with the Dialectic...

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    • I agree with you that a major theme of the book is abusive relationships. It has caused Huck to have the personality that he has. I would push you to figure out what Huck defines as an abusive relationship.

    • I agree with both Evan and you, that abusive relationships are a big theme in this book. This chapter gave us a lot of Huck’s past which was helpful to understand why he disliked his father. I also liked how you brought Huck’s fortune into your writing and how his father was just going to use him for it.

    • I agree with everything everyone has said. This time period was a time where it was okay to beat people and punish your children for not listening. Huck shows that he is big and strong enough to no longer fear his father.

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    I believe that confidence is the key to success, I have come to this conclusion based on past experiences and years of having an introverted and shy personality. Having an introverted personality allowed me to see

    The Key To Success

    I believe that confidence is the key to success, I have come to this conclusion based on past experiences and years of having an introverted and shy personality. Having an introverted personality allowed me to see the negative sides...

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    • I agree with your essay. Though I didn’t know you were shy or struggling in school I can get behind you on your message. I too believe that confidence is the key to success. I wonder though how did you overcome being shy?

    • Grant,
      I am really impressed with your work! I think that so many high schoolers need to gain confidence for so many aspects of their lives! Just like how it was affecting your school work. This message needs to be spread, so thank you for your work.

    • Definitely. If you go into something thinking you are going to fail or you don’t think you know the material you are most likely going to fail but if you take something and tell yourself I’ve got his or I can do this you are going to do better.

    • I completely agree with you. Confidence gives a person energy to overcome all self doubt and shyness, and lets someone stand out and accomplish goals better. I think the examples you give highlight the importance of being confident in oneself. I think being confident opens doors for a person to be much more successful and fulfilled in life. Overall I think this is a very good essay.

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    An issue is currently growing in the great plains region of The United States concerning the placement of an oil pipeline and Native American land. Over 200 Native American tribes have gathered to protest the

    Letter to future President

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/stand-off-in-the-great-plans-as-native-americans-fight-oil-pipeline-construction/ An issue is currently growing in the great plains region of The United States concerning the placement of an oil pipeline and Native American land. Over 200 Native American tribes have gathered to protest the placement of the...

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    • I think this is a topic that should be addressed in todays current events. You should time this up into a letter and make sure you give evidence and explain to the president why this is worth his time he may really consider this. It is an issue that could save tons of Native American homes.

    • Hey Grant! This is such an important topic, and I’m really happy you brought this up. Good work, and way to be involved.
      -Jordan Olson

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