• Wow Will, good post. I somewhat understand this topic, but I do kno that it is very important in the world today. It’s an issue that needs to be resolved, and soon, so thank you for looking into this

  • Marvel Comics has a very interesting history.  Marvel started as Timely Comics in 1939 by Martin Goodman, Jack Kirby, and Joe Simon.  They had two superheros: the Sub-mariner and the Human Torch.  Both were re

    • As you know, I’m quite a marvel fan myself. I would really like to know more about the legal battles between Kirby and Lee and how they played out in the end.

  • This is very interesting. More and more states are legalizing marijuana for medical use, and I think that is a good thing. There is a lot of information out there that you could use. I’m excited to see where you go with this and what you find out.

  • I find it interesting how two of the three players you listed were Yankees players. Maybe you can incorporate into your story the fact that the Yankees are a bunch of cheaters. This is a good idea for a story however, and you can tie in the Steroid Era and how it has affected the game today.

  • How has Marvel become the greatest player in the superhero industry?

    Every young boy had his favorite superhero.  Whether it was Iron Man, Captain America, The Thing, Daredevil,  Ant Man, Wolverine, Spider-man, o

    • Hey Joe, loved the post. As a semi-big superhero fan I’m really interested in this topic. One question i have is, will you be comparing Marvel and DC or just focusing on marvel. Also, do you prefer marvel over DC or vice versa. I would love to read your paper once you’re finished!

    • You raise a lot of good questions here and bring up some good points. Personally, as far as Marvel goes, my favorite superhero is Iron Man… mainly because of Tony Stark’s billionaire lifestyle. This is going to be a really interesting paper to read about how Marvel gained these successes and became a dominant force in the world of comics and cinema. I am also interested to see if you compare DC’s rise to the stage and how they will effect it.

    • Hello Joseph. I like what you’ve proposed here. I never thought about this. I am also curious as to what makes Marvel so popular. It seems that they are more than just you’re next comic book. Good luck.

  • At the time of the election, I could not vote.  If I could have, I don’t know who I would have voted for, but I know I would not have voted for Donald Trump.  I do not agree with him on many political i

    • Joey, very strong piece. What really stood out to me was how you ended it with a one sentence paragraph. That is an unconventional ending but a very powerful one. The finality and punctuality of that last sentence really sums up your entire argument and it really works well toward the overall effectiveness of your piece. As for your argument, I agree with you. Your half-full attitude needs to be adopted by the rest of the country; otherwise, our country has no chance of progress during Trump’s presidency.

    • Good argument. I agree with your opinion that the American people, no matter how upset we might be about the election results, need to band together and hope that somehow Trump is able to prove us all wrong and be better than his campaign promises foretold.

    • I respect your view on the election. Many view this election almost as an apocalyptic event, without giving President-elect Trump a chance to prove himself. It is important to remain positive and hopeful during a time such as this, regardless of who one supported over the course of this election. I hope and believe that Trump will do a good job as our president, and that’s all we can do as Americans.

    • Don’t listen to Boomer^…Anyways, I completely agree. Whether you voted for him or not, we have him for four years. This kind of reminds me of a meme on the inter web that has a picture of riots after the election. The people are rioting because Donald Trump was elected and because they believe he’ll promote violence in our country. Ironic because they are the exact ones being violent

    • Hi Joey

      I really appreciate your take on this topic in your piece. You were honest, and clear about your beliefs. I am also not a Trump fan, but I agree that we should all support him for the betterment of our nation. I truly hope he does prove us wrong. Our country is divided, and I hope to see him show leadership and initiative towards a better direction than he has in the past. Whether we like it or not, Donald Trump is going to be the next President of the United States of America. I commend you for challenging him towards a successful future, and I hope more people will as well.

      -Emily

    • Joey, this is a very good point that more people in the USA need to listen to. It not longer matters whether they hate him or not because we voted him in and now Mr. Trump will be leading our nation. It is time for all of us to band together and work for a positive and bright future even if we do not like him. It is our job as the people of this nation to help our leader to try and cause for positive change and a movement in the right direction. Many can doubt how well he will do but nobody should wish for failure because if he fails we fail.

    • Dear Joey,
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is:” I do not agree with him on many political issues, and I didn’t want him to be the man to represent our entire country”. This agree with you because did not want a racist man to be our president. I felt this way because he has said some horrible things about the latino community.

    • Dear Joey, I am very glad that you wrote about donald trump. I agree with you about not wanting him to represent our country. That really stood out to me because a lot of us will agree with you about your statement.

  • Like Mimi, I was very concerned when I head that Pruitt would head the EPA. We are the generation that is going to have to slow climate change and protect the environment, and the damage that Pruitt can do during his time in the EPA can cause us some serious problems. I hope that Pruitt can work well with both parties to do what he can to help…[Read more]

  • Very insightful. I’m glad the whole clown epidemic has stopped by now. Like Seth, your system sounds a lot like the currency system we have in place today. A brain surgeon does make more than a fast food restaurant employee. Yes, poverty is a problem that does need fixing, but maybe in a different way.

  • This is very interesting that Asian beauty comes from confucianism. It’s sad that people feel the need to get plastic surgery in order to feel beautiful. Like GaGa said, “You were born this way.” Everyone is beautiful the way they are, and it is sad they see the need to change their appearance.

  • I really like how you get straight to the point with this letter. It’s direct and clear, and I think that is the best way to go when writing a letter like this. I agree with your premise in this letter. I don’t believe that abortion is right in every circumstance, but I do think that it is the woman’s choice. Like Will, I am not a woman, so I…[Read more]

  • You are addressing a serious problem that we are facing today in our country, and I really like the way that you are bringing it to light. It is not right that a girl should feel uncomfortable in clothes designed to make her feel uncomfortable. The Constitution gives us all the right of freedom of speech- that includes the clothes we wear.…[Read more]

  • Joey commented on the post, Cambridge Girl 2 years, 8 months ago

    I also love the imagery you used here. It keeps a ready actively seeking more info from your story. It should that the youth are innocent and somewhat isolated from the real world.

  • Modern medicine can treat so many people with so many different ailments.  But when a person has an illness that cannot be treated, what happens?  A lot of times, nothing, and these patients are in excruciating p

    • Ethically, I think physician assisted suicide should be a conditional issue. Patients looking to it should have to be informed in what will occur and how the process works, along with notification of their family. I don’t think it should be completely illegal, but a circumstantial event.

    • I think this is a really interesting post because physician assisted suicide is a huge controversy in the states. I like your stance of including different politicians opinions on this issue, Joey. I side with Hilary Clinton’s opinion that she believes “that these are the types of decisions that state governments are supposed to make. She also believes that with the right safeguards and informed decision-making, this is a right that Americans should have.” I think this is a human right to be had and it is a form of punishment to not support assisted suicide because we are subjecting someone to pain. I am interested to see how this issue will be solved and how it will affect my life.

    • It is very interested to read your passage, because you point out this worth thinking question. I think if patients are in excruciating pain or has untreated illness, they should have right to choose to ask for physician assisted suicide . It also should gain their family’s agree. Hope we can improve our law in the term of help them living better.

  • Sam, you champion, this is a wonderful article. Your sister is amazing for being a Navy pilot and serving her country. I agree with you that the US needs to open their eyes and see full-circle. Islamic people are being viewed in a nasty light, and they don’t deserve it.

  • I agree with what you are saying about cannabis. I believe that marijuana’s greatest quality is its medical capabilities. While it is illegal, even for medicinal use, in my state, many people I know buy medical

  • A good family friend of mine suffers from daily seizures.  She has seen countless doctors, tried countless medications, and nothing has worked.  Her doctor has suggested that medical marijuana could help lessen, o

    • Dear Joey

      I love this article” legalize mary jane” because the article is showing a very good cause to make marijuana legal. It explained how it can help young kids to stop having seizures.

      One sentence that you wrote that suprised me was “Her doctor has suggested that medical marijuana could help lessen, or even nearly eliminate, her seizures.” I think this is great. I say this because this could help save people and marijuana isnt something that kills people. Having seizures can cause more problems to peoples mentals than marijauna because thats something people dont want to happen in they’re lives.

      Another sentence that I liked was “Many people are for legalization, because they believe that it can help them with their medical problems.” This stood out to me because I actually feel that marijauna isnt bad for people how they make it out to be.
      Your letter reminds me of my grandmother and how mariijuana could help her with her illness. I feel like if marijauna can heal people then its something that isnt really that bad for you. This letter also reminds me of a similar letter that i had to write for my class about things we should legalize in the 10th grade and marijuana came up in the discussion.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because this letter can actually make a change to help people in need. This also could stop bigger things such as people going to jail for getting caught with it and can stop a lot of problems in our country.

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