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    Should the Covid-19 Vaccines Be Mandatory?

    The article, “Should Covid Vaccines Be Mandatory?” explains whether or not the government should force people to get vaccinated. With the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of people have died from it, leaving the U.S. to take action by approving and...

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    • Dear Yamile :
      I am astonished about, your post ,”Should the Covid-19 Vaccines Be Mandatory?
      ” because the government creating the covid vaccine is cool. I find it weird that people will not take the covid vaccine for the benefit of society.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ Certain people do not trust the vaccine or any vaccines in general. Certain people do not trust the vaccine or any vaccines in general.” I think this is surprising because the vaccines are required to pass several test. Why would they not trust them after many trial and errors.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I found your post interesting. I learned new information from your post.
      Victor

    • thath is united states they already sccarred a covid 19 vaccine and thah it was approbed because it worked and pepole now use it

    • Yamile, I enjoyed your post discussing the covid vaccine and whether or not it should be mandatory. I really like how you included both sides of the argument in the article. It is very difficult for people to do that , especially nowadays, and be able to correctly argue from each side. Though I agree that the vaccine should be mandated, it helps to see the other side of the argument rather than just assume your opinion is automatically correct.

    • I am very impressed about, your post ,”Should the Covid-19 Vaccines Be Mandatory?
      ” because the government creating the covid vaccine is cool. I find it weird that people will not take the covid vaccine for the benefit of society.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ if a sufficient amount of people take the vaccine, it can not only decrease the spread of Covid but potentially end it..” I think this is surprising because if everyone were to take the vaccine the spread will only go so far and it will stop from spreading and it will save a lot of lives.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I found your post interesting. I learned new information from your post.

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    Have Big Techs Become Too Powerful?

    The article, “Is Big Tech Too Powerful?” explains how our lives revolve around technology and how tech companies are abusing their power. For instance, when you want to search for something up you use Google or when you want...

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    • Dear Yamile,

      I am Intrigued by your post ¨Have Big Techs Become Too Powerful?¨ Because I totally agree that the big technology companies are abusing their power. They feel like they can be the only ones who can prosper and they´re making the other companies who are starting go down in the dumps. We need to do something about these companies Mishandling their power. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is ¨The DOJ says that Google is abusing its power when it comes to internet searches.¨ I agree with you because Google is mishandling their power and we need to do something about this before it gets more out of hand. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I really enjoyed reading your post. I look forward to your future content.
      Bryan Nunez

    • Hi, I like your post because too many this is more than just a little problem. I think that technology is a big part of everyone’s life and way of doing business. I do not think those big techs should be broken down because, in my opinion, everyone has their favorite ways of searching for something on the internet. If one thing is taken down, don’t you think the people will be even more upset? Maybe everyone wants something new or bigger or that’s in the “trend”.

    • Dear Yamile,

      I am interested by your post ¨Have Big Techs Become Too Powerful?¨ Since I completely concur that the enormous innovation companies are mishandling their control. They feel like they can be the as it were ones who can succeed and they´re making the other companies who are beginning go down within the dumps. We have to be do something around these companies Misusing their control. One sentence you composed that stands out for me is ¨The DOJ says that Google is mishandling its control when it comes to web searches.¨ I concur with you since Google is misusing their control and we got to do something approximately this some time recently it gets more out of hand. Much appreciated for your composing. I see forward to seeing what you type in another since I truly delighted in perusing your post. I see forward to your future posts about similar tipics like these.

      Gerardo R

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    Should We Ban Cashless Businesses?

    In the article, “Should Cashless Businesses Be Banned?” there’s a debate on whether to get rid of establishments that don’t accept cash. Some think it’s a good idea to do so while others think we should leave them as...

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    • I think that it should be up to the business if they use cash or not but if it is something that is an essential business I would say that cash and card should be allowed.

    • This is actually an interesting topic and something I had never really put much thought into. Personally, I think every business has to be able to accept cash. There must be a currency that is valid everywhere in a nation for the economy to thrive as it should. I think places should encourage the use of credit and other payment methods but cash should still be usable everywhere, even with a pandemic going on. However, that’s just my opinion. Great Job!

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    Teen Homelessness

    In the article, “No Place to Call Home” by Jessica Press and Rebecca Zissou I learned that there is a vast majority of youth without a home. There are many reasons for them being homeless such as them running...

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    Do You Know How The Electoral College Works?

    In the article, “Your Guide To The Electoral College?” I learned how the U.S. president is chosen. An electoral college is a group of electors from each of the 50 states that come together to elect the president and...

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    • Some people think the electoral college should be abolished and our president should be elected by the popular vote. What do you think?

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    Should We Ban Plastic Straws?

    In the article, “Should Plastic Straw Be Banned? I learned that straws are not the problem of pollution. Everyday plastic straws are thrown away by Americans, and this plastic ends up in oceans.  Due to this many restaurants do...

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    • Dear Yamile,

      I think your argument is great, plastic straws are an issue and need to be talked about more. Since there are so many alternatives I think that getting rid of straws in most facilities would be beneficial. In cases like nursing homes, like you said they should not be banned. They should be much more limited then they are now. Straws can also be made to be better for the environment. Have you ever seen plant-based biodegradable straws? They are similar to plastic, but they are more eco friendly.

      Thank you for writing,
      Emily Knox

    • Dear Yamile:
      I am intrigued by your post, “Should We Ban Plastic Straws,” because I always thought that banning plastic straws was the way to go. Now that I have read your post I now know that banning them might not be a good idea.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “And for those people that favor alternative straws, they have to think about the drawbacks because it’s difficult to sip hot drinks from paper straws, or some reusable straws aren’t easy to clean which can cause bacteria to build up. ” I think this is important because any other straws would not do the job properly like a plastic straw would do.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I like how you look both ways. Many people do know that straws have many pros to it and paper and reusable straws have many drawbacks.
      Osiris

    • Dear Yamile,

      I appreciate how you took the time to look at banning plastic straws from both sides. I agree that it is not as black and white as people may think. There are pros to both sides and everything should be considered. Personally, I think it would be beneficial to have a majority ban on plastic straws, replacing them with reusable or recyclable ones. This would drastically reduce the accumulation of plastic straws in the environment. However, by also allowing exception to a ban would mean that those who need straws could continue to use them. And like Emily said, plant-based biodegradable straws are more eco friendly and are becoming more widely used each year, so hopefully we are headed in the right direction. Thank you for your viewpoint, I’m glad to see that others are interested in plastic pollution as well.

      -Kaeli

    • Dear Yamile:

      I am impressed with your post “Should We Ban Plastic Straws?”, because it is impressive i thought that if she banned plastic straws it would help the environment a lot but that may not be the case anymore. Plastic straws despite the benefits they may include, the weight that they carry with themselves in the ocean can become more dangerous for both the aquatic life and the environment. It is true that there are other safer alternatives to using plastic straws but can society really listen and take action?

      One sentence that I argue with you was: “The solution is not banning plastic straws, but to increase recycling and handling our trash correctly so that fewer straws end up in our oceans”. I think this is a valid point because as much as we try to ban plastic straws that is only 1% of the problem and will have little to no effect on the environment. Having a bigger impact will have to involve more ci=ommunity work and worldwide alert, more than anything.

      Thanks for your writing. I will look forward to seeing what topic you choose next to write about, because I really like the way you bring two different perspectives to the table.

      Monserrat

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    Why Are Many College Students In Debt?

    In the article, “Drowning in Debt” I learned that college graduates struggle for years to pay off their college debt. Many students find it hard to pay their tuition because college is expensive. Over the past 30 years, college...

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    • I like this post because this is something that everyone struggles with. Many families, since the very beginning have had a mindset that their children will attend school and college. There was no other exception but the only problem was how to pay for it. Yes, like you said over the years college prices have rose, giving high school students and others second thoughts. There is tuition, and final aid, taking out loans will help you in the moment getting your education but what are after? Everyone thinks in the moment and say I will pay it later after getting my degree. When it comes to that time in life, you have a pile of dept that you can not afford all in one time. You have a very good question, “Should college tuition be free?”. In my opinion , no it should not because not everything in your life of education is not free. Everyone has to work for your own benefit and for your own education if you really want it. Everything has a price to pay weather it is not in life or anything you do.

    • Dear Yamile, I am very interested and informed by your post “Why are many college students in debt?” because I believe college tuition should be free so many students wouldn’t end up in deep debt. I feel like debt is always a problem and a set back for college students its also always talked about. Two sentences you wrote that stood out to me is Some students say their debt is all they have in their mind and they feel like they’re just drowning. On the other hand, economists believe that college is worth it because it’s been proven that those with a college degree will be better off than those who only have a high school diploma as they have better chances of succeeding. I think is because strongly agree that without these high educations we wouldn’t be as successful however being in debt creates a whole problem later on which effects lives even with a high education. Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I find these topics interesting because I am soon to be a college student in the near future.

    • Dear Yamile,

      I think this topic is very important and at the forefront of a lot of people’s minds, especially seniors. All of us have heard that it’s hard to find a job if you don’t have a college degree but as you said “some are afraid of being in debt they will get discouraged and not want to go to college”. But that poses the question of where the money to lower school costs who come from? The government? And how would it affect private school prices, for people who want to go somewhere smaller and perhaps more focused?

      I personally feel terrified by the crushing weight of debt, especially considering I want to go out of state. Same as you, I know that my parents are going to help me with my bachelor’s but that still leaves any higher education I plan on getting as a potential future financial burden that I then have to spend a good chunk of my life paying off. I also think it’s important to keep in mind the fact that most classes are online right now. Is it really worth all that money and struggle to do classes over zoom?

      I greatly enjoyed your engaging style of writing and the personal connection was wonderful!

    • Yamile,
      I really think that this is an interesting topic that should be paid more attention to. I rather enjoyed reading about the proposed solutions to this problem that most college student and their families face. I’d think that maybe financial education may help students struggling with debt help pay off their loans more effectively? If you were to write another article about a topic in this field I would be interested in reading about financial education and the paying-off of loans. Something like this article (https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/when-its-ok-to-stop-paying-student-loans) might be a place to start looking into this topic. I’m a senior in high school currently in the process of looking for a college that is a good balance of educational value and monetary value. It’s cool to read an article about a problem that I’m currently experiencing.

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    Is Your Cellphone Draining Your Intelligence?

    In the article, “Are smartphones Making Us Stupid?'' there's a debate between two technology experts Andrew Keen and David Weinberger based on how phones have affected us. Mr. Keen believes that smartphones are making us stupid because most of...

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    • I think phones are a big distraction but do not decrease our intelligence. I also think they are very helpful. Phone helps us look up words we don’t know really fast, and we are able to contact friends or teachers when we need help with classwork. Phones can also be a distraction by giving us the temptation to text our friends and go on social media instead of doing work.

    • Yes, many may argue that social media is bad for us because of the amount of time we spend on it. What others don’t see though, is the information we view on social media. For example, Mr. Weinberger states that, “cellphones don’t make us stupid as they have made a great impact on society.” I agree with this because recently many have used social media to spread awareness of issues around the world. Without this resource, us, teens, wouldn’t have known about the realities in society.

    • Dear Yamile:
      I am fascinated by your post “Is Your Cellphone Draining Your Intelligence?” because the usage of cellphones has really skyrocketed recently and that is a huge impact on our society. There are many pros and cons of cellphones, it really depends on how we use them.
      One sentence that stands out to me is “Although there are other people that rely on their phones at all times, and in some cases, it’s even an addiction.” I think this is true because many people spend lots of hours on their phones, watching people live their life on social media. Whereas others use it to benefit themselves in intelligent ways.
      I look forward to seeing what you write next because this really opened my eyes to how we use our phones. It also just made me think about the wasted time I’ve spent on my phone when I could have been doing other things.
      Ricardo

    • Dear Yamile
      I am very interested by your post, “Is Your Cell Phone Draining Your Intelligence?” because you brought some interesting information that caught my attention. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Never in history have we had so much access to ideas, information, and creativity”. The thought that our generation is the first generation that has access to such advance technology is crazy. Cell phones are such a useful tool and is probably the only one you need in most situations. Another sentence that I found interesting was: “Personally I think cellphones are a big distraction as sometimes we are connected more to our electronics than the real world around us”. This stood out to me because I’ve been noticing an increase of cell phone usage from everyone due to popular apps like Tik Tok or Snapchat. People would rather have quick and easy entertainment than meaningful interactions with the people around them, and I don’t blame them. Great post Yamile.
      -Alvaro

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