• Washington, D.C. stands as a national focal point for the arts, with many venues for the performing arts in the city, as well as its own music genre, called go-go, a funk set of R&B reinforced by percussion and

  • In Washington, D.C., constant crime and grim occurrences take place often. Carrie Minor Johnson shot and killed Harry Wilson in a second floor bedroom of her house in northwest Washington, District of Columbia.

  • Erin,
    This is a very interesting topic. Stem cell research is primarily a very iffy subject to discuss, and it is great that you are documenting research well.

  • Seth,
    It is very interesting how you discovered the different outsourcing regarding hip hop music, and thee contrast between the old and new genres of hip hop. I look forward to your further research.

  • Zach commented on the post, Toxhiuhmolpilia 2 years, 8 months ago

    Andreas, this is a very unique topic, and I hadn’t heard of it previously. I enjoyed reading of you research on the Aztec rituals and culture; I enjoyed learning how the Aztecs attempted to prevent the end of the world. I look forward to reading more on this subject.

  • It is interesting how these simple contributions to Catholicism have impacted the faith so deeply, and it is clearly revealed here, as you did a great job of showing so.

  • Washington, D.C. is one of the most interesting, unique, and complex areas in the United States. This small area of sixty eight square miles holds some of both the wealthiest and poorest in the nation. As well as

    • I thought it was interesting how Washington has some of the richest and the poorest people in America. It just shows how skewed the distribution of wealth is in this country.

  • Many first-world citizens have bought into the movement of feminism. Feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

    One of the very few arguments

    • Hi Zach,

      Your stance on feminism is interesting. I would not define it like you have. I believe in the definition of feminism- which is the fight for all sexes to be treated equally. I think there are people who have become extremists and changed their idealism behind the word for themselves. So I can see how you abstain from identifying as a feminist and rather an egalitarian. However, I would challenge you to look past the extremists. I would also encourage you to consider how society’s expectation contribute into a wage gap. I think people often generalize this topic way too much. Many variables play a role in this. Most of all, I would highly recommend looking into the mistreatment of women outside of the U.S.. Women, especially in the Middle East, are being treated far worse in their countries, than women are in America. I believe it deserves more attention.

      Emily

    • I think that you have some very good points in this writing but there needs to be more data init to try and prove that what you are saying is true. Right now this feels more of just an opinion that has nothing to back it up with. There needs to be some kind of data used to try and make your points much more clearly and backed up.
      You also need to create more point to go against feminism if you are going to try and disprove it. The point on a wage gap is a good start but you need to have some data to prove that point and then you need to find more things to better prove your point against feminism.

    • This is an interesting point of view that you bring to the table about feminism. I understand it and its one that I often hear. Egalitarianism is an interesting idea and can be defined as “relating to, or believing in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities.” Feminism can be defined as “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” Both definitions relate to equal rights and equal opportunities. Its interesting that you choose egalitarianism to define yourself though. One thing that trips people up about feminism is the name, it has the prefix for female. Think about the word mankind for a minute. The first part of the word is man, but mankind is used to define the human race. Most people don’t reject the word mankind because of that, but a lot of people reject feminism because of the prefix ‘fem’. So that’s the first issue with rejecting feminism. Feminism doesn’t imply women are better than men, feminism implies equal rights, but as we can see egalitarianism is more accepted and it doesn’t have a “controversial” prefix. The truth about feminism is so much more than the wage gap. Feminism looks to making sure both boys and girls don’t have to be limited to societal gender norms. Feminism advocates for lgbtq+ rights. Feminism advocates for rights for people with disabilities. Feminism is an idea that wants the best for every group and wants equality, and that doesn’t change just because it began with women’s rights. I feel as though if people actually knew what true feminism stood for everyone would be a feminist, or at least most people. Feminism is so important to all genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, races, and nationalities. Feminism is the reason women have the right to vote, feminism has mobilized people to one cause- equality. I encourage you to look more in depth in feminism, past the name and the wage gap. It inspires me and so many I know. It’s often the discrimination that isn’t very obvious that is the most entrenched in our society. When discrimination isn’t obvious, it means it has been rooted in our values and instilled from generation to generation until it is normalized. Look in your school and ask yourself, “how am I treated differently to my female counterparts,” and focus on every little detail. Thank you for being committed to equality though.

    • Zack,
      I think your stance on this issue is interesting to say the least, but dude, if you make a statement like this you have to have facts and data to support your claim. And because of that I think I have to side with my classmate Celia on this one, so for starters the wage gap is a thing, men start jobs at higher salaries. Second there are way more men in higher paid positions than women, men are 85 percent more likely than women to hold an executive position by mid career and 171 percent more likely to hold those positions late in their career, you wanna talk glass ceilings, well yeah, it doesn’t get much bigger than that, for as progressive as you make the American work space sound, 85 percent is a big gap. All in all, if I could give you some guy to guy advice, it would be to not mention any of this on a first date.

      http://www.payscale.com/data-packages/gender-pay-gap

      You see that? How I cited my resources so readers can learn even more about gender equality? Celia knows what’s up

  • Zach commented on the post, Prove Me Wrong 2 years, 10 months ago

    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…[Read more]

  • I absolutely agree that illegal immigration is a serious problem in the U.S., and immigrants should not be able to gain entry to the U.S. as easily as they do. Border security must be tighter, but a wall may not be the best solution to the problem. Most immigrants come to the U.S. by air, and the process to immigrate is far too tedious than it should be.

  • Dear Lexi,
    I do not see your justification for men and women not having equal rights. First off, no sane person believes that “men are better and more deserving of all good things in the world than women”. That is simply an ignorant assumption. The only issue you bring up is the alleged “wage gap” which has been disproven time and time again, as…[Read more]

  • Very well written, Andrew. However, there are some flaws in your argument. Conservatism does not entail maintaining all policies and the “status quo” of the past. It is the arguement to utilize the ideas and policies that have functioned well in the past, and maintaining those policies. One could argue that liberals are more willing to take risks…[Read more]

  • Zach commented on the post, Trump Protest 2 years, 11 months ago

    While the main idea of your poem is simply an inaccurate notion, I do believe your poem is very well constructed, concise, and instills vivid imagery as well. While Donald Trump will be your, and every American citizen’s president on January 20th, you capture the essence of a protester in this poem, using words such as “hoarse” and “puddles”.

  • I believe your theory is spot on, as I have also considered this idea of Trump to be true. Many of Trump’s claimed policies have been drastic exaggerations of the policies he truly intends to instill while in office. He has already toned down many of his health care and immigration policies, while keeping the fire of the main idea burning. By…[Read more]

  • I also believe that global warming is an overlooked issue. I feel that this may because the long-term, negative impacts of global warming are hidden.

  • Joseph, I also recognize that our massive debt is often overlooked. Inflation is an inevitable issue, and needs to be addressed more often.

  • Zach commented on the post, Political Correctness 3 years ago

    Natalie, I also agree that political correctness has deeply impacted our society in politics. I think that it has become quite absurd how political correctness has become so focused upon.

  • For those who immigrate to the U.S., migration is tedious and expensive. Nearly all undocumented immigrants have no method of entering the U.S. legally due to restrictions on green cards and a lack of availability

    • Zach, these are very interesting significant stats. I do agree the immigration process is “very tedious and expensive” since I have seen it for myself. I work at an office and sometimes we work with immigration and it is a tedious long process and the fees are considerably high, especially when they have to renew their permits every couple years.

  • Keyla, I agree with your stance on marijuana. Medical marijuana must be implemented into our lives, as it truly helps people with health issues, although the smoke does have a contirbuting factor into lung cancer.

  • Joey, I also wholeheartedly hope that legalization of marijuana will be in our foreseeable future. Not only will cannabis help those struggling with health issues, but will also allow our economy to thrive, and

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