In George Orwell’s book, 1984, he emphasizes the societal problem of people having a negative attitude towards foreigners, especially immigrants and refugees. I think this is a prediction of a problem we are s
Adelphe, I found your article very interesting, because of all the ways you explained some of the events that occur in the video. For example, I like where you said that the guns being treated with care shows how Americans care more about keeping the second amendment, than those who die due to guns. I think this video and the movie you mentioned…[Read more]
Your article is very fascinating and reaffirmed many things I have learned in my history classes. I like how you related this information to the book The Help because I think that is one of the books that best represents the situation in which Blacks lived. Personally, I think everyone nowadays still does not have equal rights and opportunities,…[Read more]
Angela, I found this very interesting to read. I like the way you showed how this can be seen as a real law, but how it can also be seen as something made up. I enjoyed reading how you applied this to your life and the outcomes that came from it. I hope to try this as well and get the same results as you. I would like to know however, how the…[Read more]
Jada, I think you make a very interesting point as to why this is an issue. I like how you used a resource to support your idea that some schools have little purpose for youth. I think it would be more helpful if you found some articles directly from the students themselves so that you could show their perspective on this issue. I would like to…[Read more]
Although it should be surprising that the US has half of the worlds owned guns, and one of the highest gun related homicide rates in the world, it is not that surprising considering all the events that have happened recently. I also like that you mentioned that other nations have responded to gun violence by reforming gun laws, because this should…[Read more]
The controversy over Gun Control in the United States has been a very big issue, especially in recent years. The people most affected by this problem are students from different schools, because the increase in
Yulisa, Thank you for sharing this article with us I think what you wrote was very eloquently put. I loved how you didn’t really base your writing off the political side of this issue like many other writers show. Your main idea shows how the voices of our youth can change the world and I think that is a very impactful thing. I really loved when you said “Through these strong actions, González believes that there will definitely be a change in the future.” This shows that one drop in the water can have a ripple effect. If you were to expand on this idea I think that you should use this resource, https://scholars.wlu.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=3040&context=etd. Overall I loved your writing and if you were to expand on this idea even more I would love to read it. Thanks, Ruby
David, I really like the way you contrasted both separate questions. When you talked about how not one single person can program anything and everything, it really made me wonder why people always say “everything happens for a reason”, even though it technically can’t. There are many interesting documentaries you could find that support this idea…[Read more]
Clara, I think you provide really valid reasons as to why people think the death penalty should be either legal, or illegal. The quote from Pope Francis was very interesting to read and taught me how the Catholic Church views this issue, which I didn’t know before. However, I have read other sources that talk about how much more money is spent by…[Read more]
Olivia, I like how you used both sides of the argument to address the controversy over milk. However, the cons of drinking milk stood out more to me, because it surprised me how many risks there are when it comes to the production of milk which people tend to usually avoid talking about. I will definitely think more consciously next time I drink…[Read more]
A very controversial issue in today’s society is whether or not animals have the same rights as humans. Not only is this an important topic today, but it has been for the past 50 years as more and more arguments a
I appreciate that you bring up both sides to the argument and give examples to their views. Do you believe that animals should have all of the same rights as humans? Why do you think others believe animals don’t know about mortality or don’t have feelings? Do you have any animals? In my view all animals have rights especially dogs. I have three dogs and nine puppies living with me and they all have different unique personalities.
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Yulisa, I love the way that you approached this topic and showed the logistics to the argument. Your writing portrays a very neutral aspect on the topic so it makes it easier for the reader to create their own opinion with the information given to them. I liked how you said “However, controversy over this is growing due to increasing observational, neurological, and genetic evidence about animal intelligence. ” It was a very intriguing sentence that made me think about the animals that aren’t being tested on and how their rights would be different if they were a pet rather than a lab animal.
You presented a very informative essay on animal rights. I’m curious as to where you stand on the issue. Do you believe that animals should have the same rights as humans? In reading this, I think animals definitely should have certain rights, but ones that aren’t equivalent to humans. Each animal requires a variety of rights that best fit them and their species.
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