• Onyu, I really liked your argument and it is a very important topic for everyone to be thinking about. Many people spend way to much time on technology and I think they forget about the harmful effects its over use. I really like how you structured you argument and it was a great piece overall.

  • Sara, I disagree that more gun control is the answer. Criminals and mass murderers will always have guns. By implementing new laws that would prohibit or slow the process of buying guns, the laws would only prevent law abiding citizens who want guns for recreational, hunting, or safety purposes. Also, in the case of many mass shootings, more…[Read more]

  • With college sports views as high as ever, now college athletes are pushing even harder for a salary. Many players feel that with the level of income their sports bring to their universities, that they should be

    • 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.

    • I agree with what you have written and I think it might be interesting to add that money makes the game more violent and therefore too intense for a college student. The size difference between an NFL player and an NCAA player is frighteningly large but there must also be another reason for this difference in play style and amount of injuries. What if that difference is motivation in the form of money, personally if I knew that I was getting paid millions of dollars and that my only goal was to try my hardest to tackle another player, I would give it my all, add 300lbs to the equation and damage can be caused. To subject a college kid to life changing events so early seems unjust to me.

    • Nick,
      I think this is my favorite article I have read so far. You gave your opinion about the topic but then backed up your thought process with hard evidence and sited all of your sources. I agree that college athlete should not be paid because of the tuition break they are already receiving and the fact that it will take away from what college sports are meant to uphold. Very great job! Here is an article I found that could help you with your further research: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/college-athletes-getting-paid-here-are-some-pros-cons_us_58cfcee0e4b07112b6472f9a.

  • My favorite word in the entire English language would have to be igloo. It’s hard to pick a specific word to be my absolute favorite, but igloo is definitely in the top 5. Also, when trying to determine your

    • Dear Nick,
      I am intrigued by your post because igloo is also my favorite word. I love how it just rolls off the tongue. Igloo just sounds so weird but cool at the same time. I enjoy saying it as well.
      One thing that stood out to me in your writing was ” I don’t actually like igloos. Just the thought of sitting inside a dome constructed of nothing but ice with only a small opening as an exit is enough to make me feel claustrophobic.”. I think this is interesting because you love the word but hate what comes with it. I am also claustrophobic so I understand how it feels, but I think having your favorite word and something you hate associate with each other is very interesting and relatable.
      Thanks for posting,
      Hailey

    • Dear Nick,

      I am interested in your essay because I like how you think outside the box about your favorite word. One thing that stands out for me is:”, but it also makes me feel cold and makes me think of a frozen tundra.”. You don’t just talk about the way it sounds, you also talk about what goes in your mind when you say the word. I didn’t really notice this or look into this, but now that I think about it, I have a lot of different words that makes me think about different things when I say it. Thanks for sharing your post. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your thinking is different from mine and I enjoy reading about what you think.

      Regards,
      Kyle

    • Nick,
      I agree that it is strange to think that a set of letters can spark a feeling, like claustrophobia. It’s interesting that your favorite word provokes displeasurable feelings; the word itself is just too fun to say. It’s understandable to dislike igloos. They don’t really have anything going for them–just cold and confined. I like that you explain why you like the word, even though you don’t like what it is.

      Thanks,
      Sam

    • Dear Nick, I enjoyed reading your post, reading about how specific words can be a trigger for feelings such as the feeling of claustrophobia or being cold is very intriguing because as you probably have never been in a igloo you still associate feelings and emotions with it which i found to very interesting.

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