• What play did you choose? What act, scene and line numbers did you choose?

    I chose Othello. I chose to recite Act 5, scene 2, lines 397-406

    Which character did you play?

    I played Othello in

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    Desdemona

    4.3.27-35

    My mother had a maid call’d Barbara:

    She was in love, and he she loved proved mad

    And did forsake her: she had a song of ‘willow;’

    An old thing ’twas, but it express’d her

  • Racism and segregation has changed the way people of different races interact with one another. It has affected the way that people interact and how they view certain situations. Racists ideas have been passed

  • Katie,
    I really enjoyed your short story that you shared with us. This story was very well structured making it easy and fun to read. I also really enjoyed the words that used and the way that you used them. It let me vividly experience the story. I hope to see more stories similar to this one in the future!
    -Zach

  • Carter,
    I have never thought about this as a problem before reading this article. I totally agree that it is harmful for the fact that it places both the animal and human in situations that would never happen naturally. Without placing these animals in a zoo we would never have the problem of having to kill these animals if they begin to become…[Read more]

  • Cole,
    This is a very good poem. It really allows me to visualize the picture that you are presenting. It really allowed me to see the bear fishing within the river. This was a very good poem and I think that you have the ability to write a number of more poems as good as this one.
    Good work,
    Zach

  • Tanner,
    This is very well written article that deals with a very important issue in today’s world. I believe that us human beings are slowly killing the environment and we need to make a change in order to save the world. With the deforestation in certain parts of the world hurts the air and the ecosystem in the area. I like how you are bringing…[Read more]

  • In the recent years we have seen a sharp rise in complications between police and the African American community. According to a Huffington Post article“U.S. police killed at least 258 black people in 2016, a

    • Zach,
      This topic is something I care deeply about, and I thought you did a great job writing about it. Police brutality is a hot topic, and for good reason — “U.S. police killed at least 258 black people in 2016,” and the numbers keep climbing. Although many policemen do a great job keeping our communities safe, there is a clear group of racially biased police officers that are hurting the nation rather than fulfilling the helpful role they were hired for. I especially loved your concluding paragraph. This trend sickens me but it is something we need to keep bringing awareness to until “we can slowly quiet those who hold those racists ideas and make a more positive community.” I found a chilling article about white supremacists in law enforcement: https://www.theroot.com/is-racist-law-enforcement-hunting-black-people-1821393072 and I think it’d be very interesting and compelling to see you expand on this topic using that evidence. Nice job.

    • After all of these riots began and the idea of a racially biased police force has to come the attention of the United States citizens a movement called. One of the most iconic riots that was started by a police shooting was in Ferguson, Missouri when Michael Brown, an unarmed young black male was killed.

    • Dear Zachary,

      We agree with your thoughts stated on your article, “Police Brutality Within the United States”, because we don’t think that police officials should be able to put matters into their own hands. Police officials should be allowed to handle the situation without hurting anyone, especially if the officer is racially bias. They should just handle the situation by taking care of the criminal in a safe way. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “Police killed at least 258 black people in 2016”. I think this is important because it tells you that officers shouldn’t be hurting anyone, even if they are racially bias. Another sentence that interest me was “After all of these riots began and the idea of a racially biased police force has come to the attention of the United States citizens a movement called #BlackLivesMatter came to the center of the stage. This stood out to me because it tells you about how people have reacted to these situations. And it shows the origin of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. I do agree with you that we should really try hard to stop police officials that are racially bias because they should not be allowed to take matters into their own hands and injure others. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I really agreed with your thoughts you stated in your article.

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    The inner cities of the United States are filled with violence, gangs, drugs, and lack of education. These inner cities are predominantly made up of African American people and other minorities. Many of

  • Sofia,
    This is a really well written article that addresses a very important problem within our society. We need to find a way to improve the environment that we all live in. The negative affects that climate change has on our society needs to be shown to everyone in order to make a difference. I think that this is a great article that shows…[Read more]

  • I really enjoyed this article, it made you think about a different type of life other than the ones we have right now. I agree with you that the most logical process to achieving our goal of reaching Mars would be establishing a habitable environment on the Moon. This would open so many doors to improving the exploration of space.

  • Zachary commented on the post, In 20 Years 5 months, 1 week ago

    Eduardo,
    This is a really well written article. I like that you have a dream for yourself and that you are willing to chase for. I also like your line on stereotype line. I agree with you that there will not be peace without people not judging one another. This was a very good article.

  • Missy,
    This was a really cool article. I really enjoyed the way that you wrote it and the quotes that you used where very effective. I also like the way that you look at many different drugs and the effects that each one has on your body and brain.

  • Racism is a very prevalent within our community today. Many people are blind to it because their is more than one form of racism. There is reverse racism, subtle racism, colorism, and internalized racism all of

    • Hi Zachary,
      this post was great. By explaining these terms you very clearly explained racism in a modern world. As I read through your post I was able to think of or imagine examples of various types of racism that I think often go unnoticed. you mentioned that reverse racism is a controversial term. my own opinion is that there is no such thing. The word racism it self does not apply to just minority groups but any group being discriminated against regardless of their actual race. because of this i find the term reverse racism somewhat prejudice since it distinguishes between groups based on their race, culture, or ethnicity. I can confirm for youth colorism is very much alive in asian communities. my grandmother family were very much against her marrying my grandfather because he was poor and dark skinned. thanks for the great post!

    • Hey Zach! I loved reading your post about the different form of racism present in our society. The explanations you gave, may help someone ignorant or clarify someone’s perception and understanding of the terms. For me personally I think racism is taught by ourselves and as we always say if you teach yourself to be a bad person so can you teach yourself to be a good person.

  • Noor,
    This post is very well written. I am glad that your are so passionate about this issue and you are willing to speak out against it. I do think that there needs to be a change in society to make it safe for everybody. This article really made me think and I think that it will do the same for other people. Overall this was a very good article.
    -Zach

  • Tyler,
    This was a very interesting and important topic that needs to be talked about. I liked how you where able to turn this into a video. It was nice to see you go and talk to people in your community and get their opinion on the matter and it let you relate to it on a personal level.
    Best of luck,
    Zach

  • Zachary commented on the post, I know this… 6 months ago

    Khala,
    This is a great poem! I really like the way you wrote it and the topics that you talk about within it. It conveys a very powerful idea and it makes you think.

  • Zachary commented on the post, A Monumental Mistake 6 months ago

    Sofia,
    This is a very interesting article that deals with a very important issue. I really like the way that you have written this article because it brings awareness to this issue that we are facing. I think that you will find this article interesting:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/us/trump-bears-ears.html

  • In the United States of America our citizens do not have the right to health care it is considered a privilege. We have to pay around $200 a month for healthcare deterring many people away from the idea of buying

    • Obviously, healthcare has become a very controversial subject over the years. It has become so expensive that many americans are left behind and cannot afford healthcare, which leads to many problems in itself. I think this is part of a larger problem as well, the problem of the lower and middle class being left behind in our country. Healthcare should be a universal right for every citizen.

    • Healthcare is a big issue in America and everywhere it is one of the most divisive issues today. I think we need to have a larger focus on fixing it.

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