Hi Emma! I enjoyed reading this. I agree that soccer is a good sport. I would also argue that soccer helps to teach kids values such as teamwork and work ethic. Do you experience having to work on your teamworking skills or on your work ethic when you play soccer? Has this stretched you as a person? Thank you for sharing your feelings!
Hey Rayondre! I appreciate your meme. Did you make this meme, or did you find it somewhere. If the latter, where? I agree with your main argument that people should not use their phones and drive. It is not only endangering themselves, but also others. It is irresponsible. I enjoyed reading your work!
Hello Olivia! Nice work. I wish the pictures were bigger so that I could see them more clearly, but what I can see of them really spoke to me and depicted a story. Do you think that different readers may interpret this piece differently than others? Why or why not? Thank you for sharing your work!
Hello Sid! I enjoyed your piece. Did it feel as awkward to record this as it did to record yourself singing for Spanish class? This piece is very thought-provoking, and I think the cover image goes well with it. It truly shows all types of people trying to get to the American dream. Nice job!
Hi Abinaov, it’s nice to hear this perspective on change. I, too, find myself frightened by change, but in my personal experience, it doesn’t do well to dwell on the fear that change may cause. It is often better to move on and react to the change positively, rather than being worried about it. I enjoyed your writing. Nice work!
If one considers the enigma that is the complex and often confusing personality that is Kendall Bubolz, one may notice her habit to act as the devil’s advocate, often bringing up uncommon or polarizing opinions. T
One land animal: a fearsome predator, often underestimated due to its depiction as a common children’s’ toy, the teddy bear. Another, a sea-dweller: the fiercest fish in the ocean, but one that cannot swim b
This is very well organized. It has a nice thesis at the beginning that you manage to stick to throughout. I am fully convinced a bear would be a shark in a battle to the death. However, if I were given the choice to either fight a bear or fight a shark, I would choose bear without hesitation. The reason is because we are totally helpless in the water. Once we step into the water we are no longer the apex predator. Also because its a loose loose situation and I would rather die feeling like I am fighting for my life and have a chance for survival rather than be completely helpless.
Autumn, I relate to this poem. Running is my passion too, and without it, I am less happy and less healthy. When I can’t run, I’m not as good a person as when I do run. Good work sticking to the format! I appreciated this poem.
Mac, I remember when we played soccer together, and your line about missing church to go to soccer reminds me of how my pastor would always comment on how little my family went to church. I really enjoyed reading this work of writing!
MacKenzie, I enjoyed this poem. You really used strong imagery, which kept me reading until I finished, and the conversation is poignant and descriptive. You also used the literary device of rhyme very well in this poem!
Thank you for sharing your poem here on Youth Voices. I really appreciate the imagery you used. It was strong enough that I could picture in my mind’s eye what you were writing about very clearly. I enjoyed reading your work. Thanks!
Ryan, I liked reading this letter. If you had had this advice when you were a freshman, would you have done things differently, or do you truly have “no regrets” as you mentioned? Why or why not? Overall, this was a very intriguing piece of writing that I enjoyed reading.
Ariel, Nice writing. This really offered me insight into your personality. I feel that I know you better now than I did before. What languages do you speak? Are you fluent? Are there any languages that you want to speak but don’t yet have mastery of? Solid work; I enjoyed reading this piece.
Andre, Fascinating story. I camp with my family during the summer months and we too have been victims of raccoon and other wild animal plundering. One fear always held central is that bears will smell food and come to our campsite. Thus, we usually keep food in a bear box or in the car. Do you do this? Why or why not? Interesting post!
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