• Ruendi's Oct 12, 21:13 comment on The End of the World, When Will it Happen?
    Dear Madison,  I am impressed with your post, “The End of the World, When Will it Happen?” because it is very interesting because your topic is when the world will end and we humans will never know because it is super mysterious. It is impressive how the world we live in will have a very unpredictable future of when it will end.  One sentence that you wrote that caught my attention was: “One day it will be stretched so far that it may just curl into itself, effectively killing itself.” I believe this is a very important sentence in all of your post because we will never know when it will expand and stretch as far as it can until one day it will just kill itself.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I like the way that you used your words in telling your reader the importance of what you are gonna post about. I would like to know more about your predictions about how or will the world end.
  • Madison's Oct 12, 20:16 comment on Hispanic Heritage Month
    Hispanic Heritage month is very important, and without it, so many people around the country wouldn’t feel as close to their heritage without it. It is a great way to learn more about each other and even yourself.
  • Madison's Oct 12, 19:35 comment on This is my body
    I really like how you brought a lot of imagery to it, but i think a slight format change would really help. Even just splitting up the lines a bit more. But it is really good for what it is.
  • Ashley Galvez's Oct 12, 19:29 comment on Learning to Fight Back
    Dear, Ernesto I am super sad by your post on “Learning How to Fight Back” because it is sad how Indian women have to fight for their safety. They often use swords and sticks to protect themselves as they go out to public places. One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me is when you said, “Self-defense classes for Indian girls have been increasingly growing in popularity after an accident in which a 23-year-old woman was attacked and killed by a group of men while riding a bus in 2012.” I think this is really sad because this poor woman was trying to ride the bus and she got beaten and killed by some men. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing more about what you write because you add detail and can understand what you are trying to say. I never knew that this was happening until I came across your post. Ashley
  • Lily T's Oct 12, 19:08 comment on Hispanic Heritage Month
    Absolutley! I agree that America would not be what it is today with Latinx/Hispanic people, and the contributions of people in the community should be celebrated! Having this month, personally, allows me to connect and learn more about my culture.
  • Araxan's Oct 12, 19:07 comment on Hero
    Hey Gwyneth, this is an interesting take on the heroes of 9/11. I don’t think many would relate them to King Arthur but I think that was a creative choice. I do think it would be cool to see more personal traits that the firefighters had in common with king Arthur in particular but overall I like this a lot.
  • Brody's Oct 12, 19:06 comment on This is My Body
    This poem is great! I love your use of repetition to come off as more vulnerable and yet confident.
  • Bella's Oct 12, 19:06 comment on Be Thankful For Your Blessings
    This story was amazing. It really brought a different perspective into my head. Glad to find out it was a dream.
  • Lilyana's Oct 12, 19:05 comment on Housing for Afghan Refugees
    I am very grateful that efforts are finally being made for rehabilitation. I am now convinced to further look into this article as I as well believe airbnb is doing an outstanding job in enhancing their living conditions.
  • Jack's Oct 12, 19:05 comment on Learning to Fight Back
    I think its super sad it should even have to come to this point where they need to learn to fight back just so they can get their voices, and rather it should just be a given for all human beings to use their voices when they need or want to. It is also a good thing that they are doing this, especially for themselves.
  • Brianna's Oct 12, 19:05 comment on Hispanic Heritage Month
    Hispanic Heritage Month is so important! I love being able to celebrate it with my friends and family!
  • Mariam's Oct 12, 19:05 comment on i love my skin….
    I really loved your poem and how vulnerable you were in it. Learning how to be comparable in your own skin and body is very important and I am glad you finally got to that point. It was very beautifully written.
  • Arual Deng's Oct 12, 19:04 comment on Emotions
    Your poem was touching. I think many people always question their emotions, me being one of them. Everyone may feel a certain emotion, but it’s different for everyone. To your question, I feel like it’s natural for people to have many emotions. Overall, amazing poem.
  • Zoe's Oct 12, 19:03 comment on Move Popular Culture Timeline
    This timeline is awesome! I love all of the pictures and colors. I had never heard about any of this until I read your work, it’s really interesting. I’d love to learn more!
  • Paul's Oct 12, 19:03 comment on Refugee Rescue
    This article makes me feel hopeful for our society, seeing that these corporations are being so welcoming to immigrants. I’m not sure how long this will last for, but I think it will probably only last as long as Afghanistan remains in the national headlines and people continue to flee. They can’t provide shelter for these refugees forever. Still, it’s nice to see that these new refugees are being welcomed into our country and finding temporary housing while they find jobs and settle into their new American life. I hope that American society keeps being so welcoming to these immigrants, putting our past of discriminating against people of their race and nationality in order to promote “national security” in the wake of the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001.
  • Bella's Oct 12, 19:02 comment on Hidden Emotions
    “My mind is a hallway with an almost never-ending dark place.” This was very deep and really brought a lot of imagery to your article. I loved this. Good job.
  • Lily T's Oct 12, 19:02 comment on Black Female
    Love this! The line that stuck with me the most is “black melanin magic”. So amazing how you are able to embrace what makes you! Such a strong poem and I can definitely feel your confidence through the word choice.
  • Reese's Oct 12, 19:01 comment on this is my body
    I love how you relate your growth to a butterfly’s growth. Things change constantly, but in the end something beautiful comes from it.
  • Jack's Oct 12, 19:01 comment on A Better Life for the Invisible Man
    Just from reading your post, I got a really good feel for the book and an understanding of the author’s tone and the message he is attempting to put out. Really great job keep up the work.
  • Araxan's Oct 12, 19:00 comment on The Inquisitive Haircut
    Hey Anna, this is a cool story. I’ll admit I’m a little confused as to whether or not the author won’t cut her friends hair because her friend is vaccinated or if she won’t cut her hair because she is not. But I like the conclusion in that a lot of people talk about feeling isolated from other but you argue that the pandemic has made us more dependent on one another, I like that take.
  • Arual Deng's Oct 12, 18:59 comment on Black Female
    Okay purr!! My fellow black queen. I love how you embodied yourself in your words, I can see you really spoke from the heart.
  • Zoe's Oct 12, 18:59 comment on 107 year old Twins??
    This post is amazing! It’s disappointing that the twins never really got to spend that much time with each other, but at least they did get to reconnect. I think it would be interesting to compare the Japanese culture to American culture to see some of the reasons people are living so much longer there.
  • Meredith's Oct 12, 18:58 comment on Learning to Fight Back
    It’s upsetting that it is such a big problem that these are the precautions women have to take. However, I am so glad that women are training to become strong women who can fight back and protect themselves.
  • Paul's Oct 12, 18:57 comment on End the Hate
    I enjoyed this graphic poem. The part about how we should all be equals reminded me of Martin Luther King Junior’s “I Have A Dream” speech. I believe that we need to cross the divide between our political parties in order to find a more lasting solution to police violence. This discrimination cannot stand in today’s society. We must fight to prevent it and lobby for legislation that both parties can compromise on but still addresses this pressing issue for our nation.
  • Jesus's Oct 12, 16:16 comment on Social Media Free Speech
     Dear Christopher, I am very intrigued by your discussion post regarding freedom of speech on social media. Mainly because I wrote about the same article and it’s very interesting to see someone take on the same topic but have an opposing point of view. You made several great points which made the reading all the more interesting and enjoyable. One or two sentence in the particular that stands out to me or anyone is that when you stated that “she could have talked to the coaches and asked ‘coach, how can I become a better cheerleader, in what areas do I need to improve in that would put me in a better position to help the team?” I really like how you list a more enterprising alternative to her decision.  Thanks for writing! I look forward to seeing what you post next, due to how well you articulate yourself. To be mention how this writing was interested it to you that take on certain topics.
  • Jannette's Oct 11, 20:40 comment on Is Dress Code Fair ?
    Dear Eliana: I am impressed by your post, “Is Dress Code Fair?” because it is amusing how society treats us, girls. Telling us what to wear and what not to. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “It’s not fair for girls to not be able to wear certain clothes while boys can.” I think this is very wrong for people to have this point of view. They always judge girls and not boys because of out attire. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I like opinion and I like that you stand up for what you believe in. Jannette Garcia
  • Adalberto's Oct 11, 19:37 comment on Global Warming is Really Happening… and Its Getting Bad
    Dear Miles: I am impressed by your post,”Global Warming is Really Happening… and Its Getting Bad” because it is terrible to hear this kind of news. I think it is awful that global warming is expanding and continuing to get worse day by day. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “This is a global issue that we must continue to educate ourselves on and find individual ways to cut down on individual CO2 emissions.” I think this is wise to say since we need a wake-up call to start caring about global warming. Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because global warming is a serious topic that needs more attention. I’m glad you’re shedding some light on global warming. Adalberto Vega
  • Nolberto's Oct 11, 17:34 comment on Growth from Sibling Rivalry
    Dear Norah, I am impressed by your post “growth from sibling rivalry” because I love the connections you made between the Bible and today’s society. It’s interesting how Sibling rivalry is deeply rooted in our history. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was ” This sibling fighting can leave parents feeling drained and wondering why their kids seem to be fighting so often and if it was their own fault.” 
  • Eliana's Oct 11, 06:47 comment on Food Insecurity
    Dear isabella : I am amazed by your post “Food INsecurity ,” because it talks about the availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods, or the ability to acquire acceptable food .You also talk about the negative effects of food sources. Children tend to act out when not given proper healthy foods.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Society needs to advocate for the families who are food insecure because many families that are in need of assistance from supplements programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Program (Coleman-Jensen 34). ” I think this is important because it illustrates how society can be affected by food insecurity . Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your post brought a lot of awareness on why it’s important for kids to have proper food. I also enjoyed how you included the difference between higher income people and lower income people and how they can provide food more or less.  Eliana 
  • Israel's Oct 11, 01:08 comment on Social Media Free Speech
    Dear Christopher, I am very intrigued by your discussion post regarding freedom of speech on social media. Mainly because I wrote about the same article and it’s very interesting to see someone take on the same topic but have an opposing point of view. You made several great points which made the reading all the more interesting and enjoyable. One sentence in particular that stands out to me is when you state “she could have talked to the coaches and asked ‘coach, how can I become a better cheerleader, in what areas do I need to improve in that would put me in a better position to help the team?” I really like how you listed a more proactive alternative to her decision.  Thanks for writing! I look forward to seeing what you post next, due to how well you articulate yourself. Not to mention how interesting you take on certain topics.
  • Yaseen's Oct 9, 21:52 comment on Homelessness: Are Politicians Doing Enough?
    Dear Lupita I am impressed by your post, “Homelessness: Are Politicians Doing Enough?” because it is interesting how much homeless people there are in Oakland. I think it’s odd that politicians aren’t doing much about this issue because it is something that should definitely be talked about. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “An official count of homeless people in 2017 found 3,863 unsheltered people on any given night across the county, mostly in Oakland and Berkeley. But there were only 1,618 emergency shelter beds” I think this is shocking because it would be sad to think about the homeless people that don’t have any shelter. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I like the way you elaborate on topics like this. I would like you to continue talking about significant topics. Yaseen
  • Jennifer G's Oct 9, 17:58 comment on Growth from Sibling Rivalry
     Dear Norah, I am impressed by your post “growth from sibling rivalry” because I love the connections you made between the Bible and today’s society. It’s interesting how Sibling rivalry is deeply rooted in our history. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was ” This sibling fighting can leave parents feeling drained and wondering why their kids seem to be fighting so often and if it was their own fault.” I think this is kind of crazy because usually my siblings and I fight and I never thought that I would be making my parents feel drained. I now feel bad lol. Anyways thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you had a lot to say and explained sibling rivalry. -Jennifer g
  • tjk mobil's Oct 8, 20:34 comment on Dream On
    Tjk Mobil Güncelleme ve Tjk Mobil Neden Açılmıyor sorunu çözümü hakkında detaylı bilgilendiriyoruz. Tjk Mobil indir işte detayları. Tjk mobil güncelleme yani kısaca açılım yapacak olursak Türkiye jokey kulübünün desteklediği ve yapılan yarışların takiplerini ve sonuçlarını öğrenmek için yapılan android bir yazılım olarak karşımıza çıkmaktadır.
  • Fatima's Oct 8, 20:27 comment on Don’t Text And Drive
    Dear Oliva I am glad to hear that you agree that people should not text and drive because they put their lives at risk including if they have passengers with them. As well as the people on the road. It’s something scary accidents are no joke and often are caused by people texting and driving. Which is super important for people to stop texting and driving. So I’m happy to know you agree.
  • Maria Z's Oct 8, 20:27 comment on Psychology on the aftermath of betrayal
    Dear Adalia : I have touched on this research of yours, “phycology on the aftermath of betrayal,” because it talks about how some people question their worth after being betrayed as if they are not good enough. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “These events can have a horrible effect on a person’s mindset causing them to question their worth or rather if it’s possible to ever trust again.” I think this is a little sad because people start to question if they even have value. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you have some very interesting resaerch. Maria zavala
  • tjk mobil's Oct 8, 19:04 comment on Does Size Really Matter
    Tjk Mobil Güncelleme ve Tjk Mobil Neden Açılmıyor sorunu çözümü hakkında detaylı bilgilendiriyoruz. Tjk Mobil indir işte detayları. Tjk mobil güncelleme yani kısaca açılım yapacak olursak Türkiye jokey kulübünün desteklediği ve yapılan yarışların takiplerini ve sonuçlarını öğrenmek için yapılan android bir yazılım olarak karşımıza çıkmaktadır.
  • Ashley Galvez's Oct 8, 18:46 comment on What It’s Like When Finding a Job
    Dear Alex, I clicked on your post because of your title “What it’s like when finding a job” because as I was reading I came across some advice on how to get a job. I also came across some information on what you should do to apply for a job. One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was, “When finding a summer job will help you develop new skills when graduating high school/college.” I think this is important because these skills that you develop from your job can benefit you in the long run. Thanks for your writing I look forward to seeing what you write next because I like how you added the article for more information. I also like how you gave people advice on what to look for in finding a job. Ashley
  • Damian's Oct 8, 18:44 comment on Jobs?
    Dear Samantha, I am happy to read about your post about “Jobs?”. I think that it shows the information on how you can apply for summer, I am interested because I am planning to apply for a job this summer and now I know that it may be easier to apply online. One sentence that stands out to me is “We have to think outside the box since we can create our own business and start something during the summer in order to have an income. And always consider taking jobs related to what you want to do in the future” I think this Is cool because you can start a little business of your own and maybe make it something big and get money out of it. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I found it helpful as well as maybe others might find it helpful to know that you can start your own little job during summer, you can apply online for a job or even the idea of working during summer. You make me think about wanting to work this summer Damian
  • Fatima's Oct 8, 18:37 comment on Importance of Covid-19 Vaccine and Safety
    Dear Felipe  I am glad to see that you agree with me. As you mentioned you feel the same way about wanting things to go back to normal is what we all want. For this to happen we must keep following the rules to be able to live our normal lives again. We must keep safe and protect others because Covid-19 is no joke. Happy to hear you follow the rules and agree with me on the importance of covid-19. 
  • MIa valenzuela's Oct 8, 18:31 comment on Was it worth it?
    dear mary, I completely agree with your argument. While the original plan was for “justice” and to “mold Afghanistan into a more modern society” as you said, we remained in Afghanistan for too long and there was an unnecessary conflict because of it. I would’ve loved to hear more detail about what the US did in Afghanistan because you did such a good job at describing everything. mia valenzuela
  • Ruby's Oct 8, 16:24 comment on Utah government’s push to ban transgender athletes from girl’s sports
    Dear Alyssa, I have been enlightened by your post, “Utah government’s push to ban transgender athletes from girl’s sports” because as someone who would love to do and play sports, I think this is wrong as I have friends that are trans females and they love sports as well. They live in another country but are fairly close to Utah. I feel that more rules may find their way to go against the LBGTQ+ through loopholes if they discover them, as one being pan and having a cousin who is gay I fear what is yet to happen if things get to an unnecessary point that would cause problems. Thank you for what you for your writing, I feel this is necessary to get this info out there. I look forward to seeing more writing because The LBGTQ+ should be still treated equally.
  • LESLIE MIREL GOMEZ SANCHEZ's Oct 8, 14:28 comment on Is Christmas Too Commercialized?
    Cierto, desafortunadamente hoy en día utilizan la navidad para hacer propaganda de ciertos artículos o juguetes entre otros. Por lo mismo, la mayoría de personas espera la navidad por las cosas materiales como los regalos y ya no tanto por lo que realmente debe ser, que es cuando puedes convivir con toda tu familia, disfrutar de ese día a la lado de tus seres queridos.
  • Sophia Miller's Oct 8, 13:51 comment on How Rap Music Affects Teens
    I disagree in my tough time music helped me and motivated me so music is not only to please the ears but it is a guiding force in my case.
  • Sophia Miller's Oct 8, 13:47 comment on How Rap Music Affects Teens
    Rap is not only music it’s way to express emotion for youth
  • Karen SI's Oct 7, 15:15 comment on A problem no one is solving
    Dear Lola, I agree with what you stated above about your post, “A Problem No One Is Solving” because we can try as much as possible to not use plastic but there is no way around it. Sometimes it is our only option. One sentence you wrote the stood out to me is “It can be produced quickly for a million different things and be extremely durable while being cost efficient.” I believe this is shocking how it can be produced so quickly and they still save millions of dollars. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next. Karen.
  • arlette's Oct 6, 20:08 comment on Seniors during the pandemic
    Dear Osiris: I am impressed by your post ¨Seniors during the pandemic¨ because it is impressive how everyone want to go back to school and see there friend or just go out of the house. one sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “hey did not have the chance to spend the last day of their senior year with their friends. I think it´s poor because the seniors did not had fun, cuz they cant do nothing in school day. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.
  • Angel G's Oct 6, 18:29 comment on Military
    Dear nicole: I am fascinated by your post “Military”, because I think it shows how the military army goes through a 7 month of training and how they are so similar to dogs, by controlling their emotions, like contributing happiness, reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and ease loneliness and how they are fearless. The army goes through intense training and they do what they are told or what they are commanded to do.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “This connection is symbolized as bravery. Bravery towards those who need them.” I think this is important because they go out there to protect us so we can be safe. They showed bravery because the people who are afraid can feel safe when the military comes and helps the people.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you show how the military shows bravery and how they put others before themselves. Another reason is that you show how the army goes through 7 months of training and how they are similar to dogs and how they will put others before themselves. Angel Gallegos
  • arlette's Oct 6, 17:25 comment on Fate is Real?
    what is something else that you like about this topic. and can you put more information.
  • Alexis's Oct 6, 03:40 comment on Fate is Real?
    Dear Lauren: I am impressed by your post, “Fate is Real?” because it is impressive how even though it is not scientifically proven that our fate is written and told in the stars, it seems as if it is for many people. I think it’s impressive how someone could either believe in faith or destiny based on if they believe in science or not. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Now for those who do not believe in fate because they feel their life isn’t set, they believe they can change what happens in the future by the decisions they make. This is called destiny and is what most of those who do not believe in fate live by.” I think this is important because I feel that most people transition their beliefs in faith and destiny based on the circumstances. Most of the times people often believe something happened for a good reason even if it seems negative at first. But, the same goes for those who believe in fate, they use this as some sort of blame for when something goes wrong even though it was based on their actions. Overall both result in the same outcome one way or another in the future. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I liked your connection to the topic along with the comparisons you made with the two different points of view. I would like you to continue telling me what you believe in. Alexis
  • Emily's Oct 6, 00:45 comment on This Is My Body Poem
    Dear Christian,   I am inspired by your poem, ¨This Is My Body¨ because you explain very well how growing up with different influences and the environment we´re in can teach us lessons. Also how these lessons will sooner or later shape the way we are once we get older.   Two sentences that stood out to me was ¨THIS IS MY BODY¨, this quote stood out to me because even though we are influenced we still have to maintain that individuality within ourselves and decide on who we are on our own. Another quote that stood out to me was ¨The moral of the story is my mom ends up becoming My dad’s ¨wife¨.¨ This stood out to me because we go through some traumatic experiences in our lifetime especially at home, seeing unnecessary events can lead us down a path of unhappiness or we will have to surpass them and become a better person than the only influences we have.   Thank you for writing this poem. I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future because it seems to connect to many of those who have different experiences growing up.
  • Natalie J's Oct 5, 17:58 comment on Good in the world
    Dear Brecklyn, I am moved by your post, “Good in the World” because I feel this message is extremely important. I agree with you that the majority of the things we see these days is a lot of negativity in the world and not enough good. One sentence that really stands out to me is where you mention, “Two teachers at an elementary school in Atlanta went viral for a video of them welcoming their fourth-grade students into their class with a mirror and positive affirmations…” I think this is an amazing thing because many times especially as children, we believe anything are told. For the teachers to be making even these minor practices with the children can really change the way they view themselves and really boost their confidence, no matter the kind of day they are having. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your posts shed light on the important things that are going on in the world which no one seems to notice. Posts like this one allows individuals to inform themselves on what is going on and the different ways in which we can help make a difference. -Natalie
  • Nyalok's Oct 5, 15:16 comment on Emotions
    I really like you poem it protrays how people feel. When you said”‘My insides don’t match up with my outsides.’ ‘Do anyone’s insides and outsides match up?’” it really gives that thought of does anyone’s inside emotions feel the same as their outside emotions. I have written a similar poem and I had talked about how we tend to say we are okay to people, but in the inside we are breaking down and we don’t express that which shows the difference of the outside emotion we present and the inside emotion we are really feeling.
  • Nyalok's Oct 5, 15:06 comment on Youth Activism and Social Media
    I agree with you fully! With the younger generations knowing how to put stuff out on social media we as a community know how to work together. For example how you said the k-pop community continuously posted videos and videos to drown out the racial comments, that’s them working as a community to move out what we don’t need to hear or see. Social media has been a key part in us working together to change the hate in the world. We worked together for Black Lives Matter and with that we pushed out and kept going and putting pressure. We worked together for Gender Equality and LGBTQ and women’s personal rights. Social media plays a big part as do we as the younger generation who kept going never ending.
  • Christopher's Oct 5, 14:08 comment on I Am From Brooklyn and Haiti
    Dear ALEXIS : I am moved by your poem, “I Am From Brooklyn & Haiti,” because I am also a part of two different cultures. I’m a part of the Mexican culture through my parents and I am also a part of the American culture because I live in the United States. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “from go do them fu**ing dishes right now” I think this is hilarious because my parents are also strict. At times we may complain, but it’s important to note that these teachings will be beneficial to us. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I relate to you, in regards to your different cultures and family life. Your writing moved me and I really appreciate it! Chris Aguila
  • Lexany Gonzalez's Oct 4, 21:55 comment on Unconditional love
    Dear Jessica, I am very amazed at how you put the whole perception of love into words your explanation of and how you relate it to the world shows how powerful love is. One sentence that stood out to me was when you said, ” My moma taught me to be a blind lover, meaning love without anything in return nor without conditions. Love every and each person as though tomorrow was not promised.” This stood out to me because your mom is right we should love our loved ones like tomorrow is not promised because in reality tomorrow isn’t promised any death can happen at any moment and that’s just how life is. Thank you for writing. I look forward to what else you write in the future because you really reminded me that I have to be thankful for what I have. I also have to appreciate the people around me before it’s too late.
  • Adrian's Oct 4, 20:58 comment on School Social Media Free Speech Case
    Dear Christian: I am impressed by your post “School Social Media Free Speech Case,” because of the parents filing a federal lawsuit. It is impressive how they were able to win this case against the school district. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me is: “Not just mean comments, but bullying, threats, hacking, and others that need to be stopped.” I agree with you in this because students should allow to be saying these type of things. They should know better into what is appropriate or not. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because we were able to make the same thinking. I would like to see you talking more about the things that can be done to stop this. Adrian Garcia
  • Ava's Oct 4, 19:38 comment on What are people’s perceptions of Trader Joe’s workers?
    Olivia, I found your article very easy to read and very interesting. I never knew that “Trader Joe’s chooses to hire a crew of a similar personality type” but it makes sense. This reminds me a lot of Chic-fil-a with how nice all the workers are. Trader joes is one of my favorite places to shop from and they have amazing snacks, so knowing there’s a science behind the personality types they hire makes it so much cooler. I never have understood the types of personality types before but it is truly a fascinating subject. Your piece was really cool to read and I hope that we’ll be able to connect more about it in the future! I encourage you to read this article I found about your workplace! https://www.winsightgrocerybusiness.com/retailers/what-it-really-work-trader-joes
  • Emmy's Oct 4, 19:36 comment on Good in the world
    Brecklyn, I really identify with this post. I find that positive motivation can be an encouraging factor to me just like the kids at school, “Two teachers at an elementary school in Atlanta went viral for a video of them welcoming their fourth-grade students into their class with a mirror and positive affirmations, such as ‘I am Smart!’ and ‘I am a good person!” Personally these quotes would motivate me to be a higher achiever in school. When I experience positive motivation from teachers or my coaches I find that I have a higher drive to achieve. I hope to have a further conversation with you about how positivity can affect a life. Those who have good attitudes get further, this is why our school does mindfulness every morning. I encourage you to read this article about positivity. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/positive-thinking/art-20043950
  • Emmy's Oct 4, 19:30 comment on Emotions
    I really enjoyed this poem Perla. I relate to the quote “Do anyone’s insides and outsides match up?” I feel that all of society has before faked their feelings and I know that I am no exception. Sometimes I put on a brave face when I am in fact nervous or sad. I think that showing your emotions helps you be a more real person which in turn makes you stronger. If you are able to open up to other people you can open up to yourself as well. I hope to read more about society and their emotions. Those who open up to society are courageous and this post is an example of that. I aim to converse with other people about hiding their emotions and showing them that emotions are worth showing. Thank you for this post I encourage you to check out other articles about emotions such as this one https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/hiding-feelings.
  • Ava's Oct 4, 19:30 comment on Is A Positive Attitude REALLY Important To An Athlete’s Performance?
    I found this article fascinating Andrea. When you said that “in sports psychology has proven that practicing positive self-talk can improve an athlete’s performance”  I found this easy to resignate with and a great reminder as an athlete. With state coming up for my tennis season I find myself very stressed and down on myself, but I agree with the idea that positive talk is one of the best ways to improve performance. I included a link below to another article about this topic I thought you might enjoy. Thank you so much for writing this piece! I can’t wait to keep reading your pieces in the future! https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-sports-psychology-2794906
  • Samantha's Oct 4, 18:23 comment on Military
    Dear Nicole: I am fascinated by your post, “Military,” because I think it is so true that dogs are so intelligent and they can do many things. And they are so humble that they put other people instead of them. I think this is so important to recognize about dogs. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ This connection is symbolized as bravery. Bravery towards those who need them.” I think this is awesome because they are brave. They are more brave than people because they protect the people they love and they save many people. And they dont judge anybody; they help everyone if they need help. And they stay with you if you need to.   Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it’s interesting to know about how dogs have so much connection with soldiers. This is great because they work together and the dogs help so much rescuing people.  Samantha M.
  • Kenzie's Oct 4, 17:28 comment on National Parks!
    I like your idea of putting a blooper reel on the end…
  • Kenzie's Oct 4, 17:27 comment on National Parks!
    Hello! I really liked your video! It was really funny, and I liked your final dicission. I would LOVE to go on a trip to the channel islands. I liked all the funny bloopers in this video. That’s all I have to say!
  • Neftaly's Oct 4, 15:52 comment on Housing Epidemic in the Bay Area
    Dear Theo, I am aware that housing in the bay area is a huge problem, but what will we do with those mentally ill, and those who abuse drugs. We can’t make housing for them near a good neighborhood because it will affect the property values of many homes nearby. One sentence that really stood out to me is “Awareness to these issues are being raised, which is helping build affordable housing in bulk.” I am glad to hear that something is being worked on for those who actually seek to better on their lives. Thanks for your writing, I really look forward to see where the bay area will lead in the future. Neftaly Mateos
  • Fernando A's Oct 4, 15:25 comment on The Dangers of California Wildfires
    Dear Melissa, I’m impressed by your post, ” The Dangers of California Wildfires” because I didn’t know that over 17,000 firefighters were trying to stop the fires last year. I think it’s impressive how the firefighters from orange cove went to help out in the fire near Shaver Lake. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is ” Since the early days of August, California’s fire activity has escalated quickly and has destroyed over 5,000 structures”. I think this is something important that people have to know, to see how much damage the fires from last year caused. Thanks for your writing, I look forward to seeing what you write next because it’s interesting. I would like you to continue telling more about the fires in California. Fernando A.
  • Christian's Oct 4, 10:59 comment on This Is My Body Poem
    Thank you all for the feedback. I appreciate that all of you understood the message that I was putting across. Things like loving your body all away to my hispanic pov. I will definitely make sure to put my most into my work! Thank You!
  • Vivianne's Oct 4, 09:24 comment on What It’s Like When Finding a Job
    Dear Alex: I am interested in your post, “What It’s Like When Finding a Job,” because it shows what you need to know about getting a job. As well as, what you should do when applying. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “I also find it interesting they make you think about skills that your would be developing or making you think about skills that you should be thinking about developing.” I think this is important because you should know your skills when applying for a job. This will help me also apply for a job because I should find what skills I own that will seem good for the job. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I like how you added an article. I also like how you gave advice on what to do when applying for a job. Vivianne
  • Alex's Oct 4, 06:47 comment on Is A Positive Attitude REALLY Important To An Athlete’s Performance?
    Dear Andrea Thank you for sharing how every emotion of an athlete matters when they are playing. I liked how you gave examples of what athletes can do to have a positive mindset. Many athletes struggle with the things that surround them. Causing them to have a bad performance. Another thing that I liked that you mentioned is how athletes talk to themself to help with their mood. Many people see that method as a wired conversation to themself but it is really helpful with their self-motivation.
  • Brenda Ornelas's Oct 4, 06:11 comment on Second Civil War?
    Dear Sam H,  I am very fascinated by your post, “Second Civil War?,” because it speaks upon the rising tension amongst the Republican and Democratic political parties.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Society was fairly peaceful during the presidential terms of Barack Obama, however during the presidential term of Trump, there have been some more vulgar comments made towards members of the public and groups of American society.” I think this is intriguing because I’m not one to really pay much attention to politics but ever since Trump was elected into office the country did face many more issues while he was in office.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because individuals nowadays must be away from this issue. By informing people about this ongoing problem it can help the country by preventing another catastrophic disaster.  -Brenda Ornelas
  • Jade's Oct 4, 06:08 comment on Social Media Free Speech
    Hello Christopher I am interested by your post, “Social Media Free Speech,” because it touches on an important topic regarding technology and freedom of speech rights. While it may be true that the student could have handled her situation better, it was her expression in her own platform and for that reason is was wrong for her school to punish her. A line that stood out to me in your post was: “The school believed they should intervene in certain situations, and this was one of them.” I think this is rather concerning about what types of content a school might punish its students for. A school could unfairly punish students for activism or self-expression related posts. Thank you for your post. I would enjoy reading a follow-up on the topic of Freedom of Speech and technology because I think its an issue that is not only affecting schools, but other institutions and society itself. It would be interesting to read about how this issue is being handled in other situations. Jade
  • Ana's Oct 4, 04:56 comment on Jobs?
    Dear Samantha, I am impressed with your post “Jobs?” because I’m interested in working in the summers and this will help me find the perfect job for me. I think this will be helpful to those who are working for the first time. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “And always consider taking jobs related to what you want to do in the future, whether you want to be a vet, look for things related to that for example, you can take care of dogs and walk them as a job” because I never thought about looking for a job related to what I want to do in the future and I like how you think about the future and how that job can be beneficial. This is unique about your writing because it shows that you do not only care about the income or the present since most students go for any job without considering their future careers. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I like how you connect the present to the future. You make me think about more jobs that are more suitable for me. Ana
  • Brandi Alvarez's Oct 4, 04:46 comment on Emotions of art
    Dear Ruby, I enjoyed reading your post. I feel how you related music and emotions is relatable to me. Emotions can be hard to control but with the right song sometimes it speaks for you. A sentence that stood out to me was when you said, “… emotions can be messy but also helpful is used in the right way.” I think this is true because some people don’t know how to express what they’re feeling but learning how to express and control them can be helpful when communicating. Thank you for writing your piece. I look forward to your writing and being able to see your views and thoughts on other topics. Brandi Alvarez
  • Fernando HM's Oct 4, 04:21 comment on This Is My Body Poem
    Dear, Christian. Your poem, “This Is My Body Poem,” surprises me because it demonstrates how everyone is lovely in their own way. And that what matters is how we see ourselves from our own perspective, not what other people think of us. “No matter what people say or do to make me feel useless, I will always know that only I can know what my body is, and it is worth it and important,” you wrote. I think this is great because I believe it is something that not only I, but also you and other people, should remember. Although it is obvious that it is sometimes easier said than done. Thank you for taking the time to write. I’m excited to see what you write next since I know you’ll have more intriguing things to say based on this poetry. And I hope you keep writing lovely poems. -Fernando
  • Jeramiah's Oct 4, 04:12 comment on Just Stop
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  • Jeramiah's Oct 4, 04:11 comment on Just Stop
    Dear Erick, i am glad that you shared your post ¨Just Stop¨ with us about bullying because it makes people believe that this can impact bullies to do better and be kind.One quote that stood out to me is Let’s keep the labels away and promote a positive identity by referring people by their actual names.¨ I think this is impactful because people usually like to make fun of different names that they never heard of or will call someone by a false name. this makes me believe that people will stop calling each other by different names. Thank you for your writing, i look forward to what you write about next because your words bring hope yo people about bullying so coming up with another solution for something else might fix it.
  • Leah's Oct 4, 04:11 comment on Struggles and Injustices
    Dear Owen: I am intrigued by your post  and images,  “struggles and injustices,” because it is interesting to look at the history of things. It is hard to know that the people who owned the land were given a hard time. They struggled to make a good life for themselves with the little resources they had/still had. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “This was one of the most surprising statistics that I came across. It just shows that trauma really is passed down through generations, and the actions of the Colonists still have a resounding impact on the existing Native American Communities. ” I think this is interesting because it gives us a closer look at how the generations of native americans have struggled with this resounding impact. They look back at the trauma.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next,  because it was really nice to learn a bit more about the past struggles of the native americans, and the fights they had over their land Leah Rodriguez
  • Araceli's Oct 4, 03:50 comment on Good in the world
    Dear Brecklyn, I am impressed by your post, ¨Good in the world¨ because it is impressive how these elementary teachers came up with this brilliant idea to make these kids feel good about themselves. I think it´s impressive how the teachers care about making their young students feel safe with them and being at school. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: ¨Peter Mutabazi is a foster parent and has been creating safe homes for children since 2017. I think this is awesome because all children deserve to feel safe at home and with the people surrounding them. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I like how you write about some of the good things that do occur in the world. I would like you to continue writing about the good in the world. -Araceli
  • Sophia's Oct 4, 03:41 comment on This Is My Body Poem
    Dear Christian, I am astonished by your post, “This Is My Body Poem,” because it tells me how everyone is beautiful in their own way. And that peoples opinions about us are not important what’s important is how we see ourselves from our own point of view. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: ” No matter what people say or do to make me feel worthless I will always know that only I can know what my body is and it is worth it and it is important.” I think this is beautiful because I feel like not only me but you and other people need to remember that. Although it is understandable that it’s easier to be said than done sometimes. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because based off of this poem I know you’ll have more interesting things to say. And hopefully you continue to write nice poems:)) -Sophia
  • Alex Y's Oct 4, 03:15 comment on Why do we dream and does mental health affect our dreams?
    Very cool article and post! This immediately reminded me of an experience I had recently with sleep paralysis. I woke up in the middle of the night and was immediately overcome with terror and fear that was emanating off a black figure standing before my bed. I had to force my eyes open to see it, but I couldn’t move any more than that. I forgot how it ended, but I’ve never experienced anything like it in my life. It was crazy. Researchers don’t know much about it, but if you’re interested, you should check out this article. https://www.sleepcycle.com/sleep-paralysis/sleep-paralysis-what-was-that-thing-in-my-room/ . It has a lot of the common experiences and information about sleep paralysis.
  • Madai's Oct 4, 02:49 comment on Imagine Your Own Adventures
    Dear Andrea L.  I am happy with your post, “Imagine Your Own Adventures,” because it gives us a sense of hope. Also informs us that despite the pandemic people were able to enjoy their daily lives. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “In the article, “Fake-ation?” (McGraw Hill) I learned that during the pandemic, although it was hard to have fun, many found their ways to experience the fun they had planned to have.” I think this is cool because they found a problem with their solution. They may have not been able to do the exact activity they had planned but it was similar. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you choose to write about joy.  Madai Villasenor 
  • Grace I's Oct 4, 02:43 comment on Marriage of Fate and Time
    I loved this post. It was very interesting to hear to different outlooks on “fate”. It can either be determined on how you decide to go about something, or it is already predetermined and nothing you can do can change that. I loved how you included both outlooks without shooting one idea down. I think fate can be decided on how you act and what choices you make.
  • Saray's Oct 4, 02:36 comment on Does SpongeBob make you dumber?
    Dear Alex,   I am surprised by your post, “Does Spongebob make you dumber?” because I didn’t think a show affected kids in a bad way. I thought a cartoon show was simply for a kid to get distracted watching what they like to watch. One sentence that stands out to me is: “The study concluded that kids who watched SpongeBob had significantly lower scores on the test than the kids who watch PBS shows.” I think this is interesting because the shows that kids watch do really matter.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next about cartoon shows and how it affects kids in a negative way. I would like to keep reading because all this is new to me. Saray
  • Saray's Oct 4, 02:17 comment on WE NEED TO CHANGE
    Dear Saniya,  I am inspired by your post, “WE NEED TO CHANGE,” because it is important as a community to understand that everyone is unique in their own way. I agree we should all be treated with equality regardless of who we are.  One sentence that stands out to me is: “We all need love so why not share it. At the end of the day we were all human. But have different experiences.” I think this is fair because no one should feel left out and coming in together as a group makes the world a better place.  Thank you for your writing. I look forward to reading more of how people should be to each other. I would like to read more about how we need to change as a community for good. Saray
  • Erika's Oct 4, 01:57 comment on George Floyd’s Death
    Dear Madai: I am moved by your post “George Floyd’s Death” because it is really sad how someone’s life was taken because of their skin color and for no other apparent crime. I think it’s sad how this world is still like this even after several years of African Americans fighting for their rights. One sentence your wrote that stands out to me is ” However, the prosecutors were asking for a thirty-year sentence in prison. They were asking for more because they were stating that his knee on Floyd’s neck was intended to kill him.” This sentence stood out to me because it’s sad how someone would do such a thing to a person who has done nothing wrong. Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I strongly agree with you on how someone could be so cruel to take someone’s life. Erika
  • Andrea L's Oct 4, 01:40 comment on What is the new storytelling?
    Dear Aaliyah, I am pleased by your post What Is The New Storytelling? because you go into depth about the ways storytelling has changed throughout the years. You also describe the similarities which I thought was interesting. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was Storytelling is only good if you know who it is you’re marketing too otherwise you may not do as well making a network for some people. I think this is pleasing since you note that the target audience is what makes up the storytelling itself. Thank you for your writing, I look forward to seeing what you write next because you point out the fact, similarities, and differences of things we have all see in the world. I agree that although storytelling has changed, so have the people. Therefore the ways people learn or enjoy things have to adjust to their lifestyle. Andrea
  • Valarie's Oct 4, 01:09 comment on Should the drinking age be lowered to 18?
    Dear Alex,  I am fascinated by your post, “Should the drinking age be lowered to 18?” because you list some factors from both sides of the argument that both are reasonable.   One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, “for people to start understanding all of the things that people can do before 21 that can be considered much more risky or dangerous”. I think this is very interesting because I’ve never thought of it this way, and it changed the way I thought about this argument. If you think about it is true. Why is it such a problem if the drinking age is lowered if other things can cause much more harm?  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I think it is important that you included both points of view in this discussion so that people can be informed. I would like to know what side you stand on. Valarie Gonzalez
  • jonathan Alcantar's Oct 4, 00:08 comment on Coffee
    Dear Daniel, I am impressed by your post ¨Coffee¨ because it’s impressive that throughout the years coffee cappuccino came out with different flavors. I think this is impressive how people put out their favorite drink on TikTok so that they could have an idea of what they could get next time at Starbucks. A sentence that caught my attention was that ¨ Cold, sweet, hot, and now with ¨TIKTOK¨ many Starbucks drinks have been created.¨ This stands out to me because throughout social media drinks have been created. Thank you for sharing these piece of writing Jonathan Alcantar
  • Israel's Oct 3, 23:25 comment on Learning Sign Language
    Dear Anna I feel very enlightened about the basic fundamentals of sign language thanks to your post “Learning Sign Language” Mainly because I thought sign language was very different from country to country. I didn’t expect ASL and BSL to be similar.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Learning sign language can seem to be more difficult because its words appear in the form of motions rather than sounds.” I think this is interesting because I wasn’t very aware of this until now. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because of your informative posts. Not to mention your amazing explanations are very pleasant to read.
  • Aaliyah's Oct 3, 22:36 comment on i love my skin….
    Dear Samyah, I am impressed, with your poem, “I love my skin…” because I as well can relate to this. There are moments where I wish I could change my skin and figure but there are also times where I am glad to be the way I am. I believe your poem is an amazing way to express both anxiety and confidence. One sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is “I love my skin…My skin makes me and breaks me”.I think this is beautifully put because everyone deals with these struggles yet it is rarely said. This is because many get judged for either being too confident but being too anxious. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I like the way you create your poems and hope you continue. I would like to see what other creative writing you can come up with. Aaliyah
  • Joseph's Oct 3, 21:53 comment on Children Hospitals Need Help !
    Dear Sayra, I am impressed by your post, “Children Hospitals Need Help!”, because you chose to focus on how hospitals have been affected economically. People usually tend to focus on COVID and how it has been affecting everyone’s health but this is an important issue as well. One sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is: “More than 220 children hospitals have sent a letter to the Biden Administration seeking support due to the covid 19 pandemic”. I think that this is important because this is an alarming amount of hospitals for children that are in need of assistance from the government. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what your write next, because it gives me insight on some important issues that are under the radar. I would like you to continue bringing light to this issue. Joseph
  • Sam H's Oct 3, 21:25 comment on COVID-19 Around the World: Virginia, USA
    Hi Sephora, I enjoyed reading your post and your personal insight on the pandemic. I believe the pandemic has been very different depending on which state you are currently living in. Since the federal government does not have the power to specifically tell the states exactly what to do during the pandemic and cannot tell the states when to shut down and when to implement better restrictions to keep citizens safe, the pandemic and its full on experience has been uniquely different for everyone depending upon which state you are currently living in. I respect your aunt for all of the work she has been doing during the pandemic. I cannot imagine what nurses went through during the course of the past year. They truly are the heroes of this specific time frame in our current world. This has been a very stressful year for everyone and we need to continue doing our part in order to finish the pandemic for good and put it behind us.
  • Christian's Oct 3, 17:55 comment on Don’t Text And Drive
    Dear Fatima, I strongly agree about your post “Don’t Text And Drive” because of how important it is not to text and drive. I can also agree that technology is a big part of our life and would get distracted very easily with them. People would be using them everywhere that they would forget their surroundings and can lead them into danger. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “You’re at risk of ending someone’s life including your own.” I think is risky because people lives are at risk when they are driving and being on their phone is one that could lead them into serious condition when they are driving. Thanks for your writing. I looking forward to seeing what you write because I like that your telling people that technology can be an easy distraction and that it can put at people life at risk they don’t focus on their surrounding. I would like you to continue telling others things that can put people’s lives at risk at something they get distracted on. Christian
  • Ivan's Oct 3, 05:52 comment on Don’t Text And Drive
    Dear Fatima I strongly agree with your post, ¨Don´t Text And Drive¨ because text and driving is a very dangerous act when driving. Text and driving is not only putting yourself in danger but the other drivers in your surrounding. I think this topic is very scary but should be taken very seriously due to a lot of accidents are called in for ¨Texting and driving¨. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, ¨If you simply can’t wait then pull over to take care of business but don’t text and drive in general don’t be on your phone while driving.¨ I think this is crucial, a very great idea because now it doesn’t put you nor the drivers around at risk. If it’s something important then simply pull aside and handle your business. Or just wait until you arrive at your destination. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I liked that you’re putting this out for the people and raising awareness that texting and driving is not good at all. I look forward to hearing other dangerous acts that should be said so that people could see this and take something from it. Lastly, hearing more dangerous things that come with technology and how it affects us.
  • Veronica's Oct 3, 04:17 comment on 9/11
    Dear Monica: I am impressed by your post “9/11” because this day is so important that everyone need to remember. Also this days need to remember all the souls of every people that pass away that day. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “a lot of innocent people died during that day”. I think this is upset because all these people died with no purpose. Now they are angels and everyone that we are here are proud of them. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because all your writing have something that made interest all the post. Also your writing help other people to know more about what is happening in the world. Veronica
  • Ernesto's Oct 3, 01:25 comment on Don’t Text And Drive
    Dear Fatima,   I strongly agree with your post, ¨Don´t Text And Drive¨ because text and driving is a very dangerous act when driving. Text and driving is not only putting yourself in danger but the other drivers in your surrounding. I think this topic is very scary but should be taken very seriously due to a lot of accidents are called in for ¨Texting and driving¨.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, ¨If you simply can’t wait then pull over to take care of business but don’t text and drive in general don’t be on your phone while driving.¨ I think this is crucial, a very great idea because now it doesn’t put you nor the drivers around at risk. If it’s something important then simply pull aside and handle your business. Or just wait until you arrive at your destination.   Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I liked that you’re putting this out for the people and raising awareness that texting and driving is not good at all. I look forward to hearing other dangerous acts that should be said so that people could see this and take something from it. Lastly, hearing more dangerous things that come with technology and how it affects us.   Ernesto 
  • Felipe vargas's Oct 3, 01:03 comment on Importance of Covid-19 Vaccine and Safety
    Dear Fatima I am impressed by your post, ” New Coronavirus Guidelines issued” because you identify the new virus and how the numbers in cases are going back up again. You also describe what the virus can do and who it affects most. Then you mention that you are fully vaccinated and still follow the rules of social distancing and wearing your mask. That is very good to hear because most people are fully vaccinated right and they think that they won’t get the virus just because they have the vaccine. One sentence that stood out to me was when you said ” so we can be able to someday live our regular normal lives again”. It stood out to me because I feel the same way I want everything to go back to how it used to be but for now, we have to follow the rules and stay safe. I know that we have to wear masks everywhere we go but at least we are able to go out still and visit places the only difference is that we have to use masks and use hand sanitizer once we are done touching or using something. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to what you write about next because maybe we might have the same opinion about other things.
  • Lesly's Oct 2, 04:49 comment on Does SpongeBob make you dumber?
    Dear Alex, I am interested by your post ¨Does Spongebob make you dumber?¨ because I never thought that watching a show will have an impact on your development. Its shocking that watching spongebob has made kids slow thinkers. Spongebob isn’t a very educational show so I see why it would make kids slow down their thinking and development. One sentenced that you wrote that stands out to me is: ¨ The study concluded that kids who watched SpongeBob had significantly lower scores on the tests than the kids who watched a PBS show.” I think this is predictable because most PBS shows are educational and teach kids something, where as Spongebob is more for entertainment. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because its interesting to know that a show I used to watch as a kid has an impact like this one. I also liked how you took into consideration children’s learning development seriously. Lesly
  • Perla's Oct 2, 03:14 comment on Psychology on the aftermath of betrayal
    Dear Adalia, well reading your posted about ¨psychology on the aftermath of betrayal ¨this really impressed me because it´s talking about emotions. i think i it impressive to see how people feel and see other people feels busing other people feelings . One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: ¨When it comes to those feelings, something as serious as depression could occur and cause the victim to become a danger to themselves and others.¨. i think that this sentence stand out to me because it just show me that people can be use because of there mental health. Thank you for writing. i look forward to your next writing because i really like how you see people emotions in different ways. Perla
  • Jennifer Gz's Oct 1, 21:13 comment on Who Did It?
    Dear Nicolle, I’m invested and intrigued by your post, “Who Did It?,” because crime books have a certain twist to them and its either the person you think or the one you never considered. The way that King wanted his audience to be involved just shows the type of author he is. Not to mention the fact that he ended up incorportating things that occur in real life like how people get scared after a murder happen especially in a small town. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “It seemed like they caught the guy so early that so much is missing that makes you wonder how and why?” I think this interesting because most crime stories/books usually tell you who did it or gives you evidence on who it might be and it never leaves you questioning who did it. One thing to consider would be if King did it on purpose. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I want to know more about your thoughts on crime books. Jennifer
  • Jenifer's Oct 1, 20:48 comment on What It’s Like When Finding a Job
    Dear Alex: I am interested by your post, “What is it like to find a job”, because I like that you talk about something that many people consider to be difficult to get, a job. Especially young people who start working are the ones who are most afraid of not being able to get a job that helps them financially and that they do not like it. One sentence you wrote for me is: “I agree with this article that many summer jobs will help develop skills.” I think this is inspiring because here we can see how a simple job can teach you something. Also remember that learning new things makes us more skilled, just like Alex says. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because the truth is a very important and interesting topic. Also, it would be a very good idea if you could show more information about some jobs, especially for young people, so they can have ideas. The truth seems to me to be a super important issue since it is something new for many people who are beginning to work, who even tend to fear rejection. I don’t know how your Alex observes, but do you think you can promote more information about some jobs that accept young people?  Jenifer
  • Zoe's Oct 1, 20:11 comment on Does SpongeBob make you dumber?
    Alex, I think that the claim of SpongeBob making people dumber is really interesting. I never thought about TV shows causing learning challenges. I personally don’t think that this study is valid, there was a small selection of kids (60) and they were all the same age (4). I think it would be interesting to look at teenagers who watched SpongeBob as kids, and see how they’re doing academically.
  • Reese's Oct 1, 19:48 comment on America Means Selfishness
    I completely agree with what you said! Most people ignore the big issues simply because they don’t apply to them, which is incredibly selfish. If people don’t fight to help the oppressed nothing will ever change in our country.
  • Madison's Oct 1, 19:47 comment on The Pressure of Falling in Love
    I agree, many people feel the need to get into a relationship just for the thrill of it. They don’t fully understand and think that it is what they HAVE to do. Not all relationships are going to be successful, and it often is due to a feeling of being rushed.
  • Araxan's Oct 1, 19:46 comment on Does SpongeBob make you dumber?
    Dear Alex, I appreciate your examination of the study however I frequently watched SpongeBob as a kid and find myself usually scoring within the 50-60 percentile of standardized tests meaning that I am smarter than most. I am also capable of watching Rick and Morty with 100% attentiveness. While I appreciate the attempt this post really missed the mark, better luck next time. Maybe next time try not to sounds so Patrickesse.
  • Mariam's Oct 1, 19:46 comment on Jobs?
    I also think that its so much easier and helpful to look online instead going around the city looking at what jobs need help. Especially with Covid it made it easy to apply online and not having to go out of the house for unnecessary things that could have been done at the house.
  • Arual Deng's Oct 1, 19:46 comment on Good in the world
    Amazing message. People need to put in more effort and commitment to do good in the world. It truly takes one person to start the movement of goodness in the world. More people need to just follow in their leads. The more people we have like Peter, the more good the world will be.
  • Jossan's Oct 1, 19:45 comment on National Parks!
    I agree, the video was very nice work though
  • Meaghan's Oct 1, 19:45 comment on America Means Inequality
    I really enjoyed reading your post because of how relevant it is and the obvious research you put into it. It is extremely well written. America promises freedom and opportunity. Yet, there is an overflow of inequality going on. People do not have the same opportunities as others when it comes to race, gender, religion, etc. Complete freedom does not exist when people are getting arrested/sometimes killed by police for not being white.
  • Brianna's Oct 1, 19:44 comment on Fooling around
    I like your article! It is true that when around different people, we use different tones and dialects. Around a teacher, I use appropriate words and speak more professionally. When I am around my friends, I am more laid back and don’t have to be professional. Its interesting because in Spanish it is the same way. For talking to adults we use “Ustedes” and with your friends you can use “Tu”
  • Meredith's Oct 1, 19:43 comment on The Pressure of Falling in Love
    I agree, I think it can be very stressful and people make big deals out of it and force it but building relationships should be a natural process.
  • Brody's Oct 1, 19:43 comment on Good in the world
    This story is really sweet! I wish more teachers/people took the little bit of effort to commit to something like this because like you said it really can make a positive difference in the environment.
  • Paul's Oct 1, 19:43 comment on Second Civil War?
    I like this discussion because it does a great job of connecting current events to history. I remember feeling like there might be another Civil War during last summer’s Black Lives Matter movement because of all of the conflicts between white supremacist primarily Republican rioters and mostly Democratic peaceful protesters. I do agree though that this sense of fear was partly based on having Trump in the office of the president, so some of these fears have been abated under the Biden Administration. However, some groups and interests are still out there that could potentially have the ability to foment such a conflict if the interests of the political parties diverge too much.
  • Bella's Oct 1, 19:43 comment on Emotions
    This was a very good poem! Very deep.
  • Lily's Oct 1, 19:42 comment on Fate is Real?
    Hi Lauren! This is awesome, and definitely something I have wondered myself. I am excited to do my own research using the links you’ve provided. Something I like is how you presented both sides of the coin.
  • jack harris's Oct 1, 19:41 comment on Good in the world
    I wish growing up in younger classes we were able to experience this, and although we come from different backgrounds, its always important to have positivity in our lives, especially at a young age.
  • Yan's Oct 1, 18:00 comment on Fate is Real?
    Really interesting topic. I like how you interpret the definition of fate and contrast it with science and destiny. Your reasoning and claims for people who believe in either one of these three are compelling. I just read about a science experiment about a twin who was separated since they’re born and live in a different household, to figure out does people’s fate determine by nature or nurture. It end up, even the twins lived in a different environment but they turned out the same, even end up came to the same college totally random. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/11/nature-or-nurture-debate-three-identical-strangers-film Here is one famous triplet experiment on what makes us and how does it determine our fate?
  • William Selfridge's Oct 1, 17:51 comment on What It’s Like When Finding a Job
    I would have to agree with you that getting a summer job helps develop many life skills. I got my first job by biking around my neighborhood and asking who was hiring. For me, I’ve learned about money and time management which are things that aren’t taught in school.
  • Charlie Leo's Oct 1, 17:51 comment on What It’s Like When Finding a Job
    Hey Alex, this is really good information. I specifically liked the part about taking you through every step of the job application process. It would be cool if you applied some of your own experience to this, maybe if you talked about your own job search or how school relates to this? Over all great work. -Charlie
  • Isabella's Oct 1, 17:50 comment on National Parks!
    I think this was a fun idea and a great way to express different views and opinions about something you’re passionate about. I enjoyed how you showed your opinions and views and I like how the other commentators showed their views and gave you great information about the national parks and why they suggest it. However, I do believe that a conclusion or quick little paragraph would be nice to wrap up your findings and what you found after all your interviews. I think seeing this at the end would help summarize and give your final conclusion and give a better answer to the question you were found. But I loved the video and the different perspectives showed and viewed.
  • brooklyn woods's Oct 1, 17:50 comment on Imagine Your Own Adventures
    I like the idea and imagination behind this idea. I personally would not have participated in the experience because I was still a bit fearful of the pandemic. I chose to find fun in other ways, specifically by exploring the outdoors. I love that people are making a conscious effort to re-innovate and keep an open mindset.
  • Charles's Oct 1, 17:50 comment on How does Number and Gender of Sibling(s) affect Personality?
    I never thought that this type of study could be applicable and I’m sure there are some outliers from this study, but this is quite an interesting perspective. I liked how you related this study to your personal life and utilized your own experience in comparison to this study. It would be interesting to read on more about the role of middle, youngest or oldest child and how that may affect the personality type of that person. I really enjoyed reading this post and can’t wait to read more in the future.
  • Claire P's Oct 1, 17:50 comment on Discrimination: Elizabeth Peratrovich
    I think that this is an extremely interesting topic. Before reading this I had never heard anything about her. I think that by bringing attention to people from history that aren’t often talked about, we are spreading the knowledge and giving them the credit they deserve. Very interesting overall.
  • Neve's Oct 1, 17:49 comment on Fate is Real?
    Hi Lauren! I really enjoyed reading about this topic. I like how you talked about how quantum physics disagrees with fate. I think this excerpt was executed well.
  • Georgia's Oct 1, 17:49 comment on Social Media Free Speech
    Christopher: This post is great! It’s a topic I wholeheartedly agree with. My school is struggling with the issues you spoke about. To help make your opinion more powerful, I sometimes will remove the word “I” completely, because it’s an opinion piece so your beliefs are implied :).
  • Sam O's Oct 1, 17:49 comment on Growth from Sibling Rivalry
    Norah, This is a greatly written article! I love the connections between the Bible, history, and modern times! I never thought about it this way, but it makes sense that during the 18th century, most sibling rivalries were over basic survival. Good thing it’s not like this anymore! As an only child, I’ve been lucky enough to never experience sibling rivalry first-hand, but I after watching how some of my friends act with their brothers and sisters, i’m happy I don’t have to deal with it! Again, this is a great article and I look forward to reading more of your work!
  • Suzanna's Oct 1, 17:49 comment on Imagine Your Own Adventures
    Hello! I think that idea is super interesting and I am curious to see if there are any pictures of this event. I doubt I would’ve gone to this event in the beginning/middle stages of the pandemic, but within the past few months with vaccines, I would totally check it out! I think it would be a cool idea to check out why the airport held the event, and check out how the airport paid for the event if they had no clients using their services in the midst of the pandemic.
  • Sadie's Oct 1, 17:49 comment on The End of the World, When Will it Happen?
    Hi Madi, This is a very deep question and I like that this was the topic you came up with. The idea that the universe could end soon scares me, but I feel slightly relieved when I hear that most people think it will end far in the future. I did not really realize that the universe is constantly being stretched out, or that it could even fold in on itself. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to reading more of your work in the future!
  • Connor's Oct 1, 17:48 comment on America Means Inequality
    This is a well writen comment. I love all of the examples you used in this post and how they are relevant. The points that you bring up are very true and they are also problems that we shiuld try and solve. The facts that back up your points are very accurate and support them well.
  • Andi G's Oct 1, 17:48 comment on Mental Health
    Bella, I think your post is incredibly informative and insightful, I agree that mental health shouldn’t be thought of differently than physical health. Mental heath is a sickness that is often overlooked, however I think that society is becoming much better at acknowledging and treating it. I think your post brings the perfect amount of awareness to the topic. thanks for your writing, I really enjoyed reading and learning from your post!
  • Evan Nelson's Oct 1, 17:48 comment on Youth Activism and Social Media
    This is a very well written page on the influence of social media in activism. Throughout my life there have been many social movements that are rooted in social media.This gives us more power to share our voice, but there is more of an opportunity to become more displaced from others. With social media, we can change the outlook of nearly every person in the world.
  • Lily V's Oct 1, 17:47 comment on Social Media Free Speech
    I think that schools shouldn’t regulate private social media, but if a student’s concerning behavior online has been brought to the school’s attention they should have a meeting with the parents and student about it. I really liked this article
  • Maya's Oct 1, 17:46 comment on Problem Section: Human Trafficking in South Asia
    I love your work! It’s amazing to see an article bring light to such a hard to talk about topic. Especially a topic that is very frightening for young girls today. It’s interesting to read this and reflect on times where my self and maybe other young girls have experienced fear that they might be victims of this.
  • Marisa's Oct 1, 17:46 comment on Is it too late to save the world?
    The idea of a deadline to save the world is scary. A lot of the time I feel like everyone has always heard about climate change but not until recently has there been this idea of a “deadline”. I think there is a lot of stuff for us to do and fast because even if there is no literal deadline we are going to reach a point of no return which is basically a deadline.
  • Cameron's Oct 1, 17:46 comment on National Parks!
    I liked this it was lighthearted and funny but you could’ve made a blooper reel instead of putting the camera difficulties at the beginning.
  • Penelope's Oct 1, 17:45 comment on National Parks!
    Lily, I really liked this post. I thought doing a video was a good idea, and a unique way to get your point across. You portrayed your view, as well as other people’s, which isn’t something anyone else did. However, I do think a summary of the video would be a good idea for people who cannot watch it. Other than that, this is awesome!
  • Kate's Oct 1, 17:45 comment on Fate is Real?
    This is a very interesting topic. Lauren. I liked your thought on how fate can be both comforting and something to blame. It shows how there are more aspects to it than what we normally think. An article that goes more into depth about this, and the advantages of believing in fate is this : https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02354/full. Overall, it was a great post and I look forward to seeing what you write in the future.
  • Olivia's Oct 1, 17:44 comment on What It’s Like When Finding a Job
    I like this article a lot! I got a job last year through a family connection which was helpful, and something listed in the article you read. I agree that having a job is very important. It has taught me so much about life. It is also good to contemplate a job before attending. All of this information is very valid at this age and time of life!
  • Kurt's Oct 1, 17:44 comment on WE NEED TO CHANGE
    Scrolling through the different posts, I was drawn to yours by the title. We live in such a polarized world. We are so divided over everything. It has become increasingly difficult to sort through these factions and see the humanity in others. Because at the end of the day we are all humans.
  • Monica's Oct 1, 16:38 comment on Jobs?
    Dear Samantha: I am very impressed by your post ” Summer Job edition,” because this can help a lot of people look for jobs online, because for some of them can’t be difficult. By this information you provide is more easy to get job online. Also for so teenangers look for jobs online also can be helpful, because it can be more easy to get a job. Also you mention that that we consider that jobs can relavated for what you want in the future. I think that can be helpful because you are looking for what you like, and what you enjoy to do. Thanks for the information you provided, now is more easy to know where to finds jobs when you are looking for one.
  • Francisco P's Oct 1, 13:13 comment on Social Media Free Speech
    Dear Christopher, I am amazed with this post because i’ve had the same question myself your post made me believe it wasn’t right for the school to punish the student because it wasn’t on school grounds and should be ruled as freedom of speech. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was, “The school may have felt that there was a threat toward the school’s varsity cheer squad or the varsity cheer squad may have taken offense” because it shows how they say the cheer squad could be offended but i believe it’s the school who was offended. Thanks for writing and i’m looking forward t your next writing because your topics are interesting.
  • Ruendi's Sep 30, 16:29 comment on Uniforms aren’t needed
    Dear Dominic: I am impressed with your post, “Uniform aren’t needed” because you identified the best points about uniforms and their significance in different aspects of how people see uniforms being used. I think it is impressive how you state that uniforms don’t really get rid of negativity when students are wearing them or are the answer to solving the bad.  One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was, “Nobody will ever be capable of stopping gangs from forming, that goes to prove that uniforms may stop kids from wearing gang-related colors but it won’t stop them from joining gangs.” I totally agree with this statement because it is true that when implementing uniforms in school will not take away the mentality of someone who will still think that joining a gang is right.  Thank you for your very well-typed post. I look forward to reading what you post next because I believe that you will be right on point with whatever your opinion will be on another topic. I look forwards to it.  Ruendi 
  • James's Sep 30, 15:17 comment on How Does Cell Phone Use Affect Our Health?
    Hi, this article is really informative and interesting. I’ve never heard of most of the things you said here, so it’s really nice to know this information. Thank you for sharing! I was wondering if there are any health benefits to using technology? Or is the negative side effects outweighing that? I think that more people should be aware of what it does to them, but I also think more research needs to be done on the positive effects. Thank you again for this great article! https://unabis.com/cbd-blog/cbd-affects-libido-how-to-use-cbd-oil-for-erectile-dysfunction/
  • Andre's Sep 30, 14:29 comment on A Neighborhood by the George Washington Bridge
    Hey Mario, I think how we live from so far away from each other and the similarities that we have in our childhood. It is cool to see someone else life from another place. You get to know a little about the culture that they have in their lives. I hope you are doing well, your writing was entertaining and easy to read. Andre
  • Viviana's Sep 30, 03:51 comment on Growth from Sibling Rivalry
    I really like how you involved the story of Cain and Abel and was able to connect it to your blog. It really helped intrigue me and made me more focused about how sibling tensions have been a long problem. Coming from a. family with sibling I feel as though many of the things you said are true. I never really thought about what the studies said in your Blog, so it was very nice to. see. what researchers say about it. I think it was really well written. Maybe you could also include instances or stories that have happened with your own siblings or any stories of how siblings feel as well. Or personal sibling opinions.
  • Fatima Cisneros Rosas's Sep 30, 01:06 comment on Good in the world
    Dear Walter, I am impressed by your post ” Good in the World” because I also believe that we must recognize the good instead of the bad. I also agree with you how the foster parent was being amazing by creating safe homes for children. It’s great to hear that they are still great people out in our world. It is super important that every child is in a safe and happy home. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was ” I think it’s great how teachers are trying to welcome their kids back on the first day of school using those positive affirmations.” This is stood out to me for the reason that is great how children are being positively encouraged and shown that they matter. I believe all teachers should do this. Because we never know what students may be going through. It is also great to know that they are in a safe and healthy environment. School should be the place they look forward to learning new things and having fun. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I like how you believe the good should be shined and brought out instead of the negativity. Fatima
  • Nichole's Sep 29, 23:56 comment on Can We Learn to Control the Weather ?
    Alex, I am so glad you found my article interesting, I also didn’t see the need for a lightning pole until I stated reading about it! thankyou for your feedback!
  • Nichole's Sep 29, 23:52 comment on Social Media Free Speech
    Dear Christopher, I agree with your post social media free speech. I agree that the school should not have tired to punish her, I also agree that she could have handled the situation better. one thing that stands out to me is when you said “she was expressing her anger, which she has the right to do’ this stood out to me because even though the school tried to punish her just for expressing her emotions she was still legally allowed to say it.
  • Jamie's Sep 29, 23:38 comment on George Floyd’s Death
    Madai, this is one topic that is so difficult to talk about. There was so much wrong with the situation and how it was handled after. It was exciting to see people take a stand and fight for black rights and it has been something that has a need to happen for a long while. “The black community wasn’t receiving the justice they deserve” is what you said and that is so incredibly true. The impact George Floyd’s death had was amazing because it really kicked things into high gear https://www.cbsnews.com/news/george-floyd-black-lives-matter-impact/. Also, as someone who mainly participated via social media because of our present circumstances, I found that social media made a huge impact and can be used as a great platform. Thank you for writing about this even \t because it brings back the idea that we are still working and that things can change if we keep working at it.
  • Jamie's Sep 29, 23:29 comment on Social Media Free Speech
    Thank you Christopher for bringing this situation to attention! As you stated there was definitely a way that Levy could’ve handled the situation better on her part. Although she took out her anger in a way that could be taken totally wrong if it was her private account then the school should not have control over that. You brought up the question “Should private social media posts be regulated by school administrators?”. Honestly, I feel like there is a fine line because if those private posts are about personal matters then the school doesn’t necessarily have the right to but if it is about bullying then the school needs to crackdown. Cyberbullying is extremely common as stated in this article: https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2018/09/27/a-majority-of-teens-have-experienced-some-form-of-cyberbullying/. Yet, in this case, the school shouldn’t have taken action.
  • Caroline's Sep 29, 20:46 comment on Do siblings have a closer bond based on how far apart in age they are?
    Penelope, I found this post to be interesting and fun to read about because I myself do have two younger sisters that I do things with them to get closer to them. the quote that i liked was “Although there is a chance of rivalry between siblings, they are still more likely to become closer than siblings further apart and remain close in adulthood.” I have watched about siblings that talks about how they will not let any man come between each other and how they will do anything for each other. here is the link to the moive: https://soap2day.to/MczozMToiMjE3fHwyMDUuMTI0LjIzMy4xOHx8MTYzMjk0ODExNyI7.html I have read an article about siblings and it talks about how the sibling relationships can inflence your childhood here is the link to the article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3956653/
  • Kyler's Sep 29, 20:42 comment on Should Students From College Get Paid For Doing Sports?
    Hey Arlette, I found your article very interesting because I completely agree with the fact that college athletes should be getting paid. The athletes and their name are what makes the school most of their revenue. Although, I don’t feel that athletes should be paid by the school since most are on scholarship, instead, allow them to get paid by things like sponsorships and endorsements. Being a student-athlete can be very challenging because of trying to find a job, working the job, making workouts, and trying to find time for homework. It puts a lot of stress on the athlete and I feel that if they since they are allowed now, to make money off their name, that a lot of that pressure goes away. They can finally focus on important things. Thanks for your writing! I enjoyed it!
  • Isaiah's Sep 29, 20:41 comment on Mental Health
    Bella, this post was very informational and helpful! “The stigma surrounding intellectual sickness maintains humans from getting the assist they want to get higher and reasons them to conceal their pain.” This is a really good explanation of how dangerous it can be to ignore mental illness and treat it as something not serious. Society is becoming much better at treating mental illness as something serious. If we allow people to do the opposite, it will result in people being reluctant to get the support they need. This post right here proves that society is becoming more supportive of those who suffer from mental illness and similar problems. You are bringing awareness to a very important topic! I would definitely come back to a post made by you because of the great insights. I am hoping you bring awareness to other important topics because you explained it in a good way for everyone to understand. Thanks for your writing and thoughtful insights.
  • Susannah (Use Witt)'s Sep 29, 20:38 comment on Psychology on the aftermath of betrayal
    Hello Adalia, thank you for addressing Betrayal and how much of a negative impact it could have on someone’s health. I rarely see Betrayal in particular being discussed. Many people get betrayed, but others tend to brush it off because “they’ll get over it.” Being betrayed, especially from someone close, could make someone feel worthless and bring them down into a bad mental state. Not only is seeing a therapist important, but I think that more people should try to understand and support the person who was betrayed rather than saying they’ll be fine.
  • Lloyd's Sep 29, 20:33 comment on This Is My Body Poem
    Christian, this was a beautiful poem. As a guy, I respect the fact that you’re able to talk about your body without feeling insecure. My favorite line was “This is my body, my body is important, no matter what people say or do to make me feel worthless.” Keep your head up king you are worth it. I’m looking forward to more posts on poems. This is a spoken word poem also speaking about the body. (1387) Ken Doll || A Male Body Image Spoken Word Poem – mikaelmmelo – YouTube
  • Dominic's Sep 29, 20:32 comment on The End of the World, When Will it Happen?
    Pretty interesting thought and question Madison, this question I’m sure everyone’s thought about sometime but even if the world did end it could end at any time. I don’t think we will be here when it happens thankfully. We will just have to watch over as the world ends in time or even who knows. I really like this thought because, it kinda makes you think how or what could happen and when being the scariest. Fear is what drives these thoughts along with curiosity, its mostly the fear of the unknown because we could blink and all the sudden the world could as you say “kill itself”. Great topic 🙂
  • Murad's Sep 29, 20:30 comment on Psychology on the aftermath of betrayal
    Hi Adalia, I liked when you talked about recovery from betrayal, because it happens a lot nowadays and people can end up harming themselves or others. Betrayal always hurts emotionally and physically and a lot of people went through that, including me. Thank you for writing about such an important topic, I am looking forward for your next writing.
  • Caroline's Sep 29, 20:30 comment on Does a Positive Outlook have an Effect on Performance?
    Isabella, I Found this post interesting to read and thought that you did a good job on writing the article and really enjoyed reading what you had to say In it. The quote that I like that you said was ” with a better outlook your body can relax and perform the things that it was trained to do” I do find myself sometimes hitting bad tennis shots at times and do think that having a positive outlook on it and not a negative outlook is good to have and I do find it a good idea to help me improve at tennis in years to come I also play tennis I really like to play tennis and I find it enjoyable to do. I have watched the movie on tennis one time called 16 love and it talks about how she overcame what obstacles that she had to overcome here is the link to the movie: https://tubitv.com/movies/15579/16-love?start=true. here is an article on staying positive that I have read https://www.theodysseyonline.com/why-negativity-is-the-worst this article talks about how thinking negative is a bad idea. thank you for writing this post I look forward to seeing what you write next because what you wrote was really good and it was also fun to read it.
  • Kyler's Sep 29, 20:28 comment on 1990s Rap vs. Now
    Hey Cory, I found your article to be very interesting because I am a huge fan of rap from the ’90s. Music nowadays is all the same in the way that they all talk about the same things: money, sex, drugs. Music back then was was so unique because it was all about their lives and sometimes, very personal events in their life. The music then really showed emotion and that’s what made it so good. I definitely agree with you when you said that it could get very controversial but I feel that that added a lot of their personal experience with whatever they were talking about like in the song F*** the Police. Although I disagree with what the song was about, I still feel that it’s much better than today’s artists because they really showed their true emotion based on their personal experience. There are some exceptions with today’s artists like Juice World. He’s one of my favorite artists because he rapped a lot about issues in his life and you can tell the emotion he had in his music. http://www.vh1.com/news/302551/stop-comparing-90s-hip-hop-stars-to-todays-rappers/ Here’s a link you might be interested in. It basically just gives some reasons why ’90s rap could be seen as being better than modern rap. Thank you for your writing and for being able to support your stance on the two periods of rap. I enjoyed reading it.
  • Jiang's Sep 29, 20:28 comment on Don’t Text And Drive
    I really like this post because it raises awareness of the little things in life that can cause horrible consequences. I think a lot of people think it is not a big deal until something bad happens to them. For instance, me and my friend was traveling around the great salt lake and he was texting during driving. Then he drove off the road and went into the Great salt lake. We were stuck in Saline-alkali land for three hours until police found us and called a toe truck to save us. All of us should pay attention to the little things in our lives to avoid potential risks.
  • Rowan's Sep 29, 20:26 comment on Social Media Free Speech
    Christopher, I think what you said here is a very interesting take on the situation. I definitely think this situation could have been handled better than it was. Personally, I do think this person deserved to have some type of punishment, but what they decided to do was a bit harsh. I think she should have had a chance to explain herself to the faculty first before she faced any punishment. https://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/what-is-it
  • Isaiah's Sep 29, 20:25 comment on How Has Humor Evolved Over Time?
    Benny, I had not much understanding of how humans came to understand humor and laughing. But after reading this, I see a logical explanation for how humans came to learn humor and how it is associated with social connections and emotional connections. The thing that caught my attention was the quote ” Vice versa, those who thought a “danger” signal was the opposite easily became casualties from their inability to be serious in a serious situation, which also led to that gene not being passed on either.” This caught my eye because it is really interesting to think about how there are still people today who have an inability to be serious in a serious situation and how it had evolved to become a key part of our daily lives. This post makes me question whether my humor is from my environment or genetics. What factor has a greater influence? This post has some good explanations that would compel me to come back to it. Thanks for writing this post. I look forward to any future posts because this one interested me with just the questions but I stayed because of the wonderful explanation. I hope for you to answer more of life’s greatest questions! Thanks.
  • Susannah (Use Witt)'s Sep 29, 20:24 comment on Heroic and Honorable Characters
    Hey Kristina (nice Kakashi profile picture, by they way)! I agree with you on all of these characters- I think that all of them are honorable, even if they weren’t portrayed that way during the whole show. Another character I’d like to add is Naofumi from an Isekai anime series, Rise of the Shield Hero. After Naofumi was transported to another world, he was betrayed by the King and Princess, being labeled a criminal. However, Naofumi still had a good heart and saved many people from the waves of monsters. He swore off being nice to anyone after the betrayal, but he still made close comrades and saved lives. I believe that this character is heroic and honorable at heart. I appreciate hearing your interpretation on these characters, I love all of those series and book. ~✰
  • Mynor's Sep 29, 20:18 comment on Social Media Free Speech
    Dear Christopher, I strongly agree with your opinion because the school has no authority over what you do outside of school. “To me, it seems that she was expressing her anger, which she has the right to do, but she could have handled the situation differently”. She definitely could have handled this situation in a more mature manner, she messed up by being childish and not talking about this situation.
  • Alex M's Sep 29, 20:18 comment on Does a Positive Outlook have an Effect on Performance?
    Dear Isabella, I fully agree with you. Often time I will find myself spiraling out of what seems like my own control when playing golf. Having a positive mindset can often time save a game or even a tournament. It will not even help me with my game but with my own personal goal in-game. While I have not done the research myself I am a little suspect in the fact that you can improve by 31%. But I can believe that it does improve my game.
  • Murad's Sep 29, 20:17 comment on Heroic and Honorable Characters
    Hello Kristin, I like when you talked about Itachi Uchiha from Naruto how he was misunderstood by people and his brother. I think a lot of villain’s in animes, TV-shows, movies being misunderstood because they are ready to go against world for one person or they did mistakes and it turned them into villain. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I liked they way you expressed it.
  • Jiang's Sep 29, 20:16 comment on Is Video Gaming Considered a Sport
    Hi Angel, I really like this post because so many young people are playing video games nowadays. And the discussion about whether video games should be a sport has been going on for years. I found it interesting that the majority of the people who disagree that video games are a sport are usually parents and the majority of the people who think it is a sport are young people. Speaking from my personal experience, one of my friends who really enjoy playing PUBG eventually became one of the best PUBG pro players in China and he made a lot of money out of that. And he told me that when you are turning your hobby to your job. The game becomes less fun and it will take a lot of systemaic training to be the best. Moreover, the process is pretty tedious and you have learn a lot of new things. And I think video gaming should be consider a sport bcause it has its audience and it is out of catogory of just having fun. It takes hard work and it can be really competetive.
  • Rowan's Sep 29, 20:16 comment on Fate is Real?
    This is a very interesting topic, Lauren. This is something I think about a lot because I have never had a solid answer for the question “is fate real”. I love the view you are taking. That being said I really liked what you said about fate being in the present because it is often mistaken for a destiny which can be where the scapegoat aspect comes into play. Your words definitely made me think more about my view on fate because I always mistook fate as destiny and had the thought process that if I believed in fate then that means I had a set future, and I realize now that is not the idea. I enjoyed reading your thoughts. Here is an article about the difference that I found interesting. http://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/difference-between-fate-and-destiny/
  • Maya's Sep 29, 20:16 comment on women in prison
    This poem is well-written. Women in prison are often sexualized and seen as lesser to the prison guards. Women are horribly mistreated in the prison systems. A prime example is pregnant women. Pregnant women are often bound by handcuffs during birth, only to have at most one look at their child before being separated.
  • Dominic's Sep 29, 20:15 comment on Hip Hop
    Hey Vané I really like your post about hip hop music. Hip hop music is great, I grew up with it being played almost every day so it’s apart of me. I like that you talk so positively about it and that its so much more then just music. I agree that Hip Hop hasn’t just ever been a genre of music but that it’s culturally related. Some of my favorite artist are Tupac, ice cube, nwa, etc. Great post.
  • Maya's Sep 29, 20:13 comment on Gender Inequality (Problem Section)
    I love this post, it’s very hard to be a young woman and express my frustrations vividly. It’s quite interesting to look at woman in specific careers and the inequalities that differ from different workplaces. For example, women in STEM, there’s not that many and for me personally it’s hard to be confident about having a career in that category because of the lack of women.
  • Lloyd's Sep 29, 20:10 comment on Fate is Real?
    Lauren, I really enjoyed reading this. When you said, “fate is preset and cannot be changed so fate is most commonly confused with destiny which can change and you choose what happens next.” That hit my soul because I was one of those people who believed fate and destiny were the same things. I’ve now gotten more insight. Thank you again, and I’m looking forward to being reading your comments about metaphysical things such as fate and destiny. Here is an article talking about fate.What exactly is fate? – Mvorganizing.org
  • Maya's Sep 29, 20:08 comment on Housing for Afghan Refugees
    I was really interested to find out that Airbnb is opening up spaces for refugees. I haven’t been completely up to date on the changes going on with the Afghan refugees, I am very interested to learn why the US left Afghanistan in the first place after so long being located there.
  • Marshall's Sep 29, 19:52 comment on Good in the world
    I am happy that someone is showing us the good in the world when there is so much stress. i hope more people see this post
  • Marshall's Sep 29, 19:43 comment on What It’s Like When Finding a Job
    I agree that getting jobs through connections is the most effective way and that is why putting yourself out there is very important especially at this age.
  • Sarah's Sep 29, 19:38 comment on Is Video Games a Sport?
    Hi Heidi, I am interest with your views in this topic. I play the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in my free times, I agree with video game is kind of a sport. In my experience in CSGO, people can’t handle it without thousand hours, I have same idea with your views, “Also you would have to practice to get better at it like traditional sports”. The CSGO profession players most of them spend more than 6 hours per day in the practice and the training. You have to pay your attention and your time on it. When you play the game, you’re not only sit there and watch, you move your body and use your brain. In hltv.com, there are competitions and introductions for pros, this also an evidence for e-sport is sport. Back to my experiences, I played more than two thousands hours on CSGO and I trained a lot in it, I played better and better. There are no reason for video game is not a sport. Thank you for your topic and your views, I am excited to see what will you write next. Because your article just brought many useful point on it. They are clear and strong.
  • Karen's Sep 29, 19:29 comment on Mental Health
    Bella, I agree completely that “The stigma surrounding intellectual sickness maintains humans from getting the assist they want to get higher and reasons them to conceal their pain.” I think that this stigma causes a lot of more pain within people who are struggling with mental illnesses. I believe it causes a lot of pain and talking about it has become something people rather not do. I appreciate that you are talking about mental illness and the affects it has on people and the consequence it could cause like suicide. I look forward to more of your writing. I hope that the conversation on mental illness contuses to raise awareness.
  • Gabriel's Sep 29, 19:29 comment on Jobs?
    Hi Samantha, I really wish I had read the linked article a long time ago, so thank you for sharing. It’s remarkable how difficult it is to get a job, let alone getting your first job as a teenager. There is a paradox, you need experience to get a job, but you can only get experience from a job, so first-time job seekers can have a lot of difficulty with overcoming that (speaking from experience). For me, I discovered that volunteer hours are an absolutely valid way of providing and proving experience. There’s another thing; right now, entry level jobs (perfect for teenagers) are highly available due to the ongoing labor shortage, and they pay much better than they did compared to only a year or two ago. So, if there is any better time to get your foot in the door and get your first job, it’s going to probably be now. Just having something to be able to put on the “Work Experience” section of your resume is going to help you instrumentally in your future job searches. Once again, thanks for the article. It’s something that hits fairly close to home since I got my first job a year ago, and I’ve stuck with them since then, even through the school year.
  • Grace's Sep 29, 19:28 comment on Does SpongeBob make you dumber?
    Alex, I was very interested in this topic. I think it is very interesting that a show could possibly make you dumber. “Studies say that these same media sources are preparing kids well for a world that is full of technology and fast-paced information”. Kids might get confused and feel that the fast paced information is too much for their young brains, which can confuse them.
  • Mary's Sep 29, 19:27 comment on Marijuana in Professional Sports
    Love your work Nate, your points and reasoning about the athletes and how it has or hasn’t affected the player. “You are going to need some type of medicine to help yourself, so why not a universal, safe, naturally occurring drug instead of opioids?”, it was a good point on how it benefits them. I believe other people need to understand how marijuana could help others so here’s another link, https://collegian.com/2021/04/category-sports-professional-sports-continues-to-play-catch-up-with-weed-laws/
  • John's Sep 29, 19:26 comment on i love my skin….
    Dear Samyah, I really loved your poem! I loved how it went from you having anxiety to you loving and accepting your body!
  • Juan's Sep 29, 19:25 comment on Marijuana In Sports
    I find this topic useful and very interesting, I’ve meet people who’ve been cut of from organisations due to have THC in their system. Ultimate Fighting Champlain of UFC for short have stopped the testing for THC. The reason it’s an argument is cause people think it’s a performance enhancing drug but studies proven that wrong. https://www.runnersworld.com/health-injuries/a37350981/is-marijuana-performance-enhancing/
  • Michelle F's Sep 29, 19:24 comment on Mental Health
    Mental health is no joke. Many people do really go through it and have no way of reaching out to people and if they do they dont do it because they are very scared on what they may say about him. One of the big things is having someone to talk about when having a mental issue, many people may think its part of you and you cant get rid of it but its not like that.
  • Kira's Sep 29, 19:22 comment on Social Media Free Speech
    I agree with this comment, Chris. She should not of been punished at all. I liked how you said she could’ve reacted in a different way. “She could of talked to the coaches and asked , coach how can become a better cheerleader, in what areas do I need to improve?” https://flourbluffschools.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Social-Media-Policy-Template-for-Education.pdf
  • Christopher's Sep 29, 19:22 comment on Does SpongeBob make you dumber?
    Dear Alex, I don’t understand how something as simple as a kids tv show can effect someone so much. I don’t believe that it affects you positively or negatively. If it does affect you at all, it would affect you positively in a happy mood sort of way.
  • Walter's Sep 29, 19:19 comment on Social Media Free Speech
    I think the school has no business in what happens online or outside of school unless the online threats were made directly towards the school itself or if there was another student from the school getting cyberbullied online. I have to agree with Levy on this one but I don’t condone her actions by getting furious on social media and posting vulgar things. There are other ways to handle anger besides that.
  • Mitchell's Sep 29, 19:18 comment on What It’s Like When Finding a Job
    I agree with your standpoint Alex. Using online methods to find a job can be very inefficient, and take lots of time, but at the same time, it can also lead to different opportunities that you would not have if you are just talking to people that you know.
  • Claire B's Sep 29, 19:18 comment on From Stonewall to Pride
    This is really cool. I think you wrote this very well as well as asked some very valid questions. I think this is an important part of history anyone should learn about. We’ve definitely come a long way as a society. Thanks for sharing Maritza.
  • Grace's Sep 29, 19:18 comment on Mental Health
    Bella, I was very interested in this topic and think you did a great job expanding on the topic. Mental health is something that lots of people our age deal with. I agree with you that “Mental illnesses should not be thought of any differently from physical illnesses”. Mental illnesses is a very real and hard thing for people to go thought and shouldn’t put pushed aside. Making more people aware and informed of how we can help is important.
  • Karen's Sep 29, 19:18 comment on Does SpongeBob make you dumber?
    Alex, I have never thought about the possibilities of the switching of senses in a show could effect the development of a child.You mentioned that “Other studies with different media sources say that their influence on development is detrimental by decreasing attention spans” which caught my attention. I defiantly see how some shows can effect how a child develops based on the content, however I never thought it could be the senses could also play effect. I have a younger sister who watches more Nickelodeon, Youtube, and Disney channel. Comparing it to myself I watched more PBS than anything. I have noticed that her sense of understanding and actions come from all the shows and videos she watches. When she was younger it was different compared to now because of the fact that videos and shows have become more aggressive in a way. I think that as time goes on and technology further develops the younger generation will be in danger if they are left to learn from these kid shows. Thank you for the information you have provided. It has helped me better understand these shows and to explain to family the reasons letting these shows teach our kids could be dangerous. I look further to read more of your writing. You made it very easy to understand the topic you are writing about while keeping it interesting.
  • Sarah's Sep 29, 19:14 comment on Fate is Real?
    I really interest with this topic, Lauren. I like the angle which you’re thinking about this topic. I also think “fate” is not an excuse for some mistake or scapegoat like you said, “Those being it makes living easier but what this means is fate is a scapegoat, an easy out, and especially something to blame when life doesn’t go the way we want”. In my opinion, fate’s affection is in a deeper way, not like, “I forget bring my pens” etc. The affection or the prediction of the fate is not specific enough for what’s happened, is a long term process. In the occult angle, there are difference between “fate” and “fortune”. It’s impossible or too hard for a person just find out the affection or their own fate. In this website a comment answered the difference fortune and fate, http://languagelearningbase.com/966/what-are-the-differences-among-fortune-fate-and-destiny. In my views, those people seem fate as a scapegoat, because they don’t understand what really fate is. I love this topic and it brings me to think about fate and fortune. In my life, I use tarot cards for some divinations in fortune. Thank you for your writing, I am excited to see what you write next, your ideas in topic and the source you used gave me many thoughts in it.
  • Gabriel's Sep 29, 19:12 comment on Social Media Free Speech
    Hi Christopher, I agree with your core point; outside of outright harassment and bullying, the actions of students on social media should not be the concern of school administrators and is outside a school’s “jurisdiction,” so to speak. If a student has a grievance about a school, they do have the right to air that grievance and should not fear repercussions. There is an important distinction to make at this point; schools can and occasionally do accept feedback, and complaining on the internet, while sure to generate a lot of reactions, usually doesn’t do anything good since all it generates is outrage and anger. That being said, it is unfortunate that the only way people feel that they can be heard is by generating an outrage on Twitter or the like. Thanks for the post, I’m surprised I haven’t heard about the entire lawsuit until now.
  • Michelle F's Sep 29, 19:12 comment on Does SpongeBob make you dumber?
    I think that it all depends on everyone. Just because watching a show isn’t going to make you smarter or dumber. I think that everyone has there own perspectives of each different things. If paneers dont agree on things in the show or have different opinions on being good than they can still go with it.
  • Walter's Sep 29, 19:12 comment on Good in the world
    I agree with you when you say that the news sheds light on important news more negatively. The foster parent you were talking about is a good person who even during a pandemic choose to help and shelter orphans. The world could definitely use more people like that. As for the second topic you mentioned, I think it’s great how teachers are trying to welcome their kids back on the first day of school using those positive affirmations. It make the classroom a fun and positive learning environment for those kids.
  • Mitchell's Sep 29, 19:12 comment on Is Daylight savings good for the economy?
    This is a very interesting article Rene. You made some very good points about the benefits and downsides to daylight savings. I agree that daylight savings is good for the economy, because it keeps the time of day corresponding to a certain level of light, and keeps businesses running more consistently
  • Mary's Sep 29, 19:11 comment on Social Media Free Speech
    I totally agree with you Christopher, I believe that the situation could’ve been dealt with differently if she communicated with the cheer staff on her flaws. “The supreme court believed that the school violated the First Amendment Free speech right of the student”, it just shows how the staff and school should’ve taken her comments as a threat especially if she was saying how she feels. Thanks for your writiing and hope to talk more about our freedom of speech, I link I think is nice; https://law.stanford.edu/projects/regulating-freedom-of-speech-on-social-media-comparing-the-eu-and-the-u-s-approach/
  • John's Sep 29, 19:09 comment on What would happen if the US didn’t eat meat for a year?
    Dear William, I never realized how much meat products impacted the environment this much! I wonder if we could avoid the negative effects of everyone going vegetarian by boasting meat alternatives companies such as imposible and beyond burgers, creating more jobs and stimulating the economy.
  • Juan's Sep 29, 19:05 comment on Social Media Free Speech
    I’m with Christopher on this one, like he said she did have a right to react the way she did. I feel like they could’ve handled the situation differently and better. https://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/what-is-it
  • Claire B's Sep 29, 19:04 comment on Youth Activism and Social Media
    I completely agree. I think younger generations are really going to be the change and no longer tolerate such bigotry. I like your last paragraph especially. We are not sensitive as older generations have said, we are only calling out injustices that have passed for so long. I really like your ideas.
  • Nolberto's Sep 29, 17:08 comment on i love my skin….
    daer Samyah This is a beautiful poem you made, like what @Sammy said the “i.m sorry about your inner turmoil, and how people treated you” but it is good that you see and accept yourself.
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  • Sayra's Sep 29, 03:23 comment on Good in the world
    Dear Brecklyn I am touched by your post ” Good in the World” because I didn’t know that someone like Peter existed. He is a true hero for creating safe homes for foster children, it must have been really tough when the pandemic started so I wish him good health. I hope he continues to help those in need, the world needs more people like him. ” Two teachers at an elementary school in Atlanta went viral for a video of them welcoming their fourth-grade students into their class with a mirror and positive affirmations . . . ” this stood out to me because I have seen the viral video and it was so heartwarming the teachers are really amazing for that. We need more teachers like them to keep kids and themselves inspired ! Thank you for your writing I hope many people read this post and know that there are many good people in this world. I can’t wait to see what you write next ! Sayra
  • Natalia's Sep 28, 20:47 comment on Emotions
    Perla, thank you so much for posting this poem! What are your thoughts about the poem?
  • Adalberto's Sep 28, 19:22 comment on Haiti Against Natural Disasters
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  • Yan's Sep 28, 05:55 comment on Backwards Benefit
    “Corruption is inevitable when it comes into play because money always makes a financially-positive effect in one’s life.” I agree with your statement completely. I really like how you explain the chain effect of the money and power one gets, the more greedy one becomes. It just turns into bad circulation. Your example of President Ulysses S. Grant makes your statement even more compelling. https://www.ifac.org/knowledge-gateway/building-trust-ethics/discussion/when-corruption-becomes-way-life-and-what-do-about-it, an article relates to your topic with some extended context that might be helpful.
  • Emily's Sep 28, 03:18 comment on Military
    I really enjoyed this post. I think that the connection between dogs and Lancelot were very interesting. I wouldn’t normally consider dogs as soldiers right away but as cute pets that people like to pet. Very interesting!
  • Kylie's Sep 27, 20:15 comment on Leadership
    I love the story about your mom! What she did for your community is extremely empowering for women. It’s so true that womens voices tend to get pushed to the side and I adore that your mom went against various obstacles to push for her beliefs!! #ilovelaura
  • Sarayah N's Sep 27, 17:10 comment on Haiti Against Natural Disasters
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  • Mario B's Sep 27, 17:08 comment on Get to Know About Quennie
    Nice. I like the light bulb idea.
  • Sarayah N's Sep 27, 17:07 comment on Sarayahs Artist statement
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  • Mario B's Sep 27, 17:06 comment on Michel’s identity
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  • Sheryll's Sep 27, 17:06 comment on big Muffin
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  • Michel's Sep 27, 17:06 comment on Get to Know About Quennie
    Loved your wording. keep it up quienne!!!
  • Mario B's Sep 27, 17:05 comment on Artist Statement By David
    I like this because we have a lot in common nice work.
  • Santiago E's Sep 27, 17:04 comment on artist statement
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  • Michel's Sep 27, 17:04 comment on Shadow Box
    Loved your beautiful writing. keep it up zuri!!!
  • Brandon G's Sep 27, 17:04 comment on big Muffin
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  • Sheryll's Sep 27, 17:04 comment on Get to Know About Quennie
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  • Juan J's Sep 27, 17:04 comment on big Muffin
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  • Santiago E's Sep 27, 17:03 comment on Artist Statement By David
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  • Michel's Sep 27, 17:03 comment on My shadow box
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  • Jaqueline's Sep 27, 17:03 comment on Aniya”s work.
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  • Sheryll's Sep 27, 17:03 comment on Jaqueline Cabrera’s Artist Statement
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  • Santiago E's Sep 27, 17:02 comment on Michel’s identity
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  • Jaqueline's Sep 27, 17:02 comment on Shadow Box
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  • Juan J's Sep 27, 17:01 comment on Get to Know About Quennie
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  • Ariel S's Sep 27, 17:00 comment on Get to Know About Quennie
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  • Tyree I's Sep 27, 17:00 comment on Santiago’s Shadow Box
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  • Brandon G's Sep 27, 17:00 comment on Santiago’s Shadow Box
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  • Jaqueline's Sep 27, 16:59 comment on Sheryll Perez Artist Statement
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  • Ariel S's Sep 27, 16:58 comment on Santiago’s Shadow Box
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  • Tyree I's Sep 27, 16:58 comment on Who I am by Tyree Anthony
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  • Quennie A's Sep 27, 16:58 comment on Jaqueline Cabrera’s Artist Statement
    I love how much you wrote. I can see how much effort you put into this. Great job Jackie!
  • Quennie A's Sep 27, 16:56 comment on big Muffin
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  • Quennie A's Sep 27, 16:52 comment on Shadow Box
    I love this artist statement, so detailed and explains your box so well. Great job Zuri!
  • Brandon G's Sep 27, 16:42 comment on MY SHADOW BOX
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  • Neftaly's Sep 27, 15:34 comment on Remembering 9/11
    I love how you expressed your feelings on the tragedy that happened on the morning of September 11, 2001 at 5:46 pt. I feel very doleful about the victims and their beloved families. Every time I think about it I feel so so sad. Overall, great post with lots of information!
  • Adalia's Sep 27, 09:41 comment on How Far Is Too Far?
    I really admire your use of evidence to defend your reasoning while discussing mental health. This topic was very insightful and full of knowledge. I do agree that the use of technology is lacking in terms of mental health aid and the fact that it sometimes does more harm than good. I feel that this issue is important enough to find a way to fix it as soon as possible.
  • Leigh Ann's Sep 27, 05:13 comment on Military
    I thoroughly enjoyed the connection to an everyday thing like a dog. Dogs are something all people can relate to and I think that is what makes this article fun to read! I would like to see how you could connect dogs or bravery to other people or characters in the story too.
  • Nicole's Sep 27, 05:11 comment on Leadership
    Love the leadership aspect as it relates to the book. Your mom sounds like a great influence to the community we live in. Would love to meet her. My cirque is I would love to hear the challenges your mother faces as a third person/ first person point of view on how she directly faces them.
  • Alexis's Sep 27, 02:37 comment on Beauty isn’t Measured in Ibs
    I think that your examples using Instagram about your body image is a great way to express how social media hurts us. I agree with you on the topic of physical appearance being the most important aspect on social media. I personally believe that it’s wrong for us girls to be put in a specific category and judged solely on the appearance of social media. You have great studies to show how your statement is true. One thing that could be touched on is something more about the mental illnesses stemming from social media and body image because it was brought up in your first paragraph.
  • Hannah B's Sep 27, 02:30 comment on Service Animals and Their Loyalties
    You do a very good job of explaining what a service animal is capable of and what they are commonly used for! I would suggest adding in more about what makes these animals different from pets. For example, “The loyalty shown by service animals is unmatched to those of a regular pet, this is because they are put through extensive training to make sure their companion is in stable health condition at all times.” You also mention that monkeys, miniature horses and pigs can be used as service animals in the beginning of your paragraph. My other suggestion would be to elaborate on that sentence because dogs are the only animal that is mentioned in the rest of the paper. 
  • Norah's Sep 26, 18:03 comment on Was it worth it?
    I think you did very well with wording and specific ideas that tied together your whole idea very nicely. I loved your focus on a more under the radar example among today’s younger citizens as you led with “anyone over the age of 30” highlighting the need for attention and focus from adolescent American citizens. I think how you mentioned the phases and the overall outcome from them, you could dive a little deeper into specific details/happenings (ex recent evacuation from Afghanistan) that came from attempting to leave and the struggle to get out, just flushing out how terrible everything ended.
  • Harneet's Sep 26, 10:17 comment on Huck Finn Character Analysis- Tom Sawyer
    Hi Sarah would you please even write a article on character sketch of huckleberry Finn also it will be very helpful
  • Ella's Sep 25, 19:30 comment on The End of the World, When Will it Happen?
    The end of the world is very different topic depending on what you define the “world” as. Civilizations have ended before. But what about all civilization? Could humanity continue on if the current civilized world collapsed? Would the death of humanity be the “end of the world”? The earth/world itself could exist long past humans, but what if it was destroyed, perhaps by a giant meteor? What about our solar system, universe, etc. ? Could the world be prevented from ending if humanity spread to other planets? But that’s the macro. There’s also the micro. For instance, the death of a loved one or a sudden, drastic change in someone’s living situation could be considered the end of someone’s world. Interesting topic.
  • Ernesto's Sep 25, 00:13 comment on Veterinarian
    I also agree that vets should be on the same pedigree as doctors, up there in level. Yes, we don’t see those tiny details on what they may go through but we don’t. Vets and doctors may show similar emotions due to the responsibilities they have.
  • Sayra's Sep 24, 21:04 comment on Children Hospitals Need Help !
    Dear Sammy, Thank you for being interested in this topic. To answer one of your questions medical bills are affecting current bed rates in the hospitals because there are some hospitals that have 434 beds available and once they are all filled up those who don’t have money to pay for their health have to go somewhere else. Only those who can afford getting treatment are allowed to have a spot reserved in the hospitals. As sad as it is children’s hospitals can’t afford to have too many people. Since hospitals are overcrowded many of them are discharging patients that don’t have a serious illness or those who don’t require any acute care.
  • Raniyah's Sep 24, 19:55 comment on Hidden Emotions
    Wow, thank you so much! I appreciate the time you took to write your thoughts on my poem!
  • Raniyah's Sep 24, 19:54 comment on Hidden Emotions
    Thank you so much!
  • Raniyah's Sep 24, 19:53 comment on Hidden Emotions
    Thank you so much for looking at it! Also, I agree.
  • Raniyah's Sep 24, 19:51 comment on Move Popular Culture Timeline
    I appreciate you taking the time to look at my timeline! I’m glad you found it interesting!
  • Meredith's Sep 24, 19:41 comment on Remembering 9/11, Twenty Years Later
    This is a great summary of the article and I agree with what you stated. I think the date should be used as an opportunity for Americans to educate themselves on these topics.
  • Lilyana's Sep 24, 19:39 comment on This is My Body” First Draft
    I like how vulnerable you were with your struggles. I think this is super important to help others feel more comfortable and relate. I think self love is so important and finding a place where you fit in most is up to you.
  • Mariam's Sep 24, 19:39 comment on Veterinarian
    I think it’s interesting how you compared the different types of vets and how all of them specialize in different things. I also think that its interesting to see how you compared vets to doctors since their jobs are kind of similar in many ways so I would love to hear more about this.
  • Meredith's Sep 24, 19:36 comment on The World Don’t Love You
    This is a great reflection and I think it’s a very important topic. The book “Born a Crime” starts good discussions and touches on several important themes.
  • Bella's Sep 24, 19:36 comment on this is my body
    I like the repetition of your poem. I think this poem has a deep meaning and show to others that it’s okay. Being able to talk about this and post it for so many people to see shows a lot of strength and helps give others strength to do the same.
  • Bella's Sep 24, 19:35 comment on this is my body
    I like the repetition of your poem. I think this poem has a deep meaning and show to others that its okay. Being able to talk about this and post it for so many people to see shows a lot of strength and helps give others strength to do the same.
  • Lilyana's Sep 24, 19:34 comment on Aiding Refugees
    I agree that if Biden has these predictions of more new refugees then he should be actively taking action for there arrival. Because of all the ruckus we, as the United States have caused I feel that it is only fair to open our doors to those fleeing hard situations. I found this review very informative and beneficial.
  • Araxan's Sep 24, 19:33 comment on Aiding Refugees
    As someone who has hosted migrants in an Airbnb, I think its extremely important to host refugees in a safe environment. With everything going on in Afghanistan we need to keep our minds and resources open to those in need.
  • Bella's Sep 24, 19:33 comment on This is my body
    I think your poem was very good. I like how you talked about your body, features, etc. I think that helps other people realize their bodies are amazing just how they are.
  • Reese's Sep 24, 19:33 comment on This is my body
    Your poem was great! I love how you want to be the person to make the world a better place. The level of ambition you must have is extraordinary!
  • Anguau Makol's Sep 24, 19:32 comment on Discrimination: Elizabeth Peratrovich
    This is my first time hearing of Elizabeth Peratrovich, It’s cool for what she did for native Americans by speaking out and having an anti- discrimination bill passed. Also, I do agree that people should know more about the people who helped paved the way to stop discrimination.
  • Meaghan's Sep 24, 19:31 comment on Refugee Rescue
    It makes me happy to see that these people are being helped. To answer your question, I hope that these shelters will continue to take people in for as long as they are needed. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/21/how-to-help-afghan-refugees/ This article talks about ways to help the people fleeing Afghanistan and the Taliban rule.
  • Jossan's Sep 24, 19:31 comment on Don’t Text And Drive
    This article brings up many good points. This warning is one that many teens ignore, and it is why many people get into car accidents. Although technology is a big part of our daily lives, we must set times where we stay away from it to focus on more important tasks. This post is written well and is very informative
  • Brianna's Sep 24, 19:30 comment on This Is My Body Poem
    Wow this was great! I think that this line “My body is made of skin that is pale but this does not mean I am white” For a lot of Hispanics they feel as if their identity is erased simply because of their skin color. It’s important to understand Hispanics come in all colors!
  • Lily T's Sep 24, 19:28 comment on Veterinarian
    It is definitely interesting to see the pro’s and con’s of being a vet, most of which I have not considered before. It really does make you think, do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. I’d like to know your thoughts.
  • Reese's Sep 24, 19:28 comment on Don’t Text And Drive
    I love the awareness you’re bringing to this serious topic. Most high school students text and drive quite often, constantly putting other’s lives at risk. I know a lot of people who text and drive and when they do, they swerve in and out of lanes posing as a threat to other drivers. Do you personally know someone who texts and drives?
  • Madison's Sep 24, 19:28 comment on Was it worth it?
    I agree that American troops overstayed there welcome by a long time. Most younger Americans are taught about how 9/11 effected the U.S., but never how we then affected the middle east much more.
  • Jossan's Sep 24, 19:27 comment on Veterinarian
    I like how you compared vets to doctors and the gave examples by saying they do much of the same thing, but on animals. This is a good article for anyone looking into becoming a vet in the future
  • Jack's Sep 24, 19:27 comment on Refugee Rescue
    That’s super awesome that a rental company out of America is doing something for others outside of its origin. The refugee crisis most definitely hasn’t just started recently but has really made an unfortunate comeback due to recent events. I’ve seen super unfortunate videos of people passing their babies forward in hopes to save them, I’ve witnessed more than I wanted to, and I’ve wanted nothing more to help these refugees.
  • Lily T's Sep 24, 19:27 comment on Move Popular Culture Timeline
    Raniyah, I found this super interesting. I had no clue about MOVE before I saw this article. I would definitely like to learn more about John Africa and why MOVE was founded.
  • Brianna's Sep 24, 19:26 comment on Representation Matters
    I believe that representation is super important. Especially when it comes to minorities who have been stripped away from their spotlight. Hearing news like this is so big and important. We need to see this more often!
  • Araxan's Sep 24, 19:24 comment on Veterinarian
    I think its interesting that people usually don’t put vets and doctors on the same pedigree. This article brings to light a lot of insight into the various responsibilities of veterinarians. Thank you Ernesto.
  • Bella's Sep 24, 19:24 comment on What would happen if the US didn’t eat meat for a year?
    Dear William, Your post was definitely very eye opening and interesting to me. Knowing now that there are pros and cons the US would experience if the population stopped eating meat is very cool to know.
  • Jack's Sep 24, 19:23 comment on My body poem
    I really enjoyed your poem, the mix of your opinions and facts really made the poem powerful. I really like the line “my body can create. It creates friendship and cheer” and it really makes me think theres more to life than just making a family getting old and dying but emjoying the road there.
  • Madison's Sep 24, 19:23 comment on Refugee Rescue
    I agree that its good that so many people are willing to help these refugees, but I also know that there needs to be a more stable place to go. If the government were able to offer up housing it could go even better.
  • Charlie's Sep 24, 17:50 comment on Is Video Gaming Considered a Sport
    Hi Angel, I’ve wondered this for a while. I’m a casual Clash of Clans player, and every time they send a notification about the televised tournament I wonder, “Who participates in that?” I think it does require a lot of expertise and background knowledge, and I have respect for anyone that can do that. I think video games would more fall under the same category as chess or other strategy based games. I’m not sure if those are classified as sports either, but I would group them all together. Really cool article! -Charlie
  • Sam H's Sep 24, 17:48 comment on Substance Abuse
    Dear Toby, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post. You seem to have a passion for learning about the effects drugs have on Indigenous populations in the United States. I think you are getting to a much larger picture: is there a correlation between substance abuse and socioeconomic/financial situation. This is a phenomena that has currently being thoroughly studied. Life in America for many populations of minorities is already SUPER stressful. Substance abuse can serve as a form of calmness when citizens are in desperate need of relief. Native Americans are a minority group and I am not surprised that the intake of drugs is significantly higher than the remainder of the population. The United States government needs to be fully aware of this issue and Native Americans must receive care from rehabilitation centers to get their lives in a better pattern. Switzerland was experiencing a severe drug issue amongst their populations minorities and used economic loans through taxes and tariffs and used the money to build rehabilitation centers, their results were amazing and the intake amongst the citizens significantly decreased. The difference in the responses of Switzerland and the United States, is that the United States tried to apply pressure and incarcerate minority members with drugs currently at their disposal. Switzerland, on the other hand, came up with “four pillars” that every drug attic needs to mentally support them into overcoming addiction. The United States failure to support their citizens has lead to even bigger issues and more people are dying each day. The government must take action and must take care of their citizens.
  • Charles's Sep 24, 17:47 comment on Is Video Gaming Considered a Sport
    I think gaming is a sport because of the time it demands and the motor skills required when participating. Sitting in a chair for hours on end can cause some harmful effects on your body but eating unhealthy has nothing to do with gaming being a sport. These esport athletes still require exercise to maintain a healthy mind and positive attitude toward the games they are playing. Gaming helps develop social skills with teammates and requires hand eye coordination beyond regular levels. Gaming itself doesn’t make a person unhealthy, it becomes unhealthy when that person over does the hours being put in, which can be applied to every sport. Your comment was very insightful and I enjoyed reading what you had to say. Here’s an article that goes into further detail of how video games may affect your body when played in excess. https://www.healthygamer.gg/blog/video-games-and-mental-health-explained
  • Charlie's Sep 24, 17:47 comment on This is America!?
    Hi Christian, Really cool art, I’m thinking about this and everything McDonald’s could stand for. Capitalism? Mass consumption? The perversion of the American dream? I like it a lot. Great job -Charlie
  • Yan's Sep 24, 17:45 comment on this is my body
    I love the use of metaphor in your poem. Strong as a lion. It visualizes your strength and power. The repetition makes your poem flow pretty well. It is related to you personally really well. I can see your strength come from your struggle, your meditation, your hood, and your mother. I am interested in more details of the struggles you have been through and how do they make you strong, that would also add more content to your poem.
  • Charlie's Sep 24, 17:45 comment on The Epidemic of Homelessness due to COVID
    Hi Emily, I loved your article, really well-researched and well-written. In the third paragraph, when you said, “As more and more people are staying in homeless shelters, they have become a petri dish for the coronavirus to spread,” I was reminded of an initiative by Salt Lake City homeless shelters to use vaccines that only require a single shot, such as Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine. This is because either homeless people don’t have the identification to record both their first and second doses, or they’re transient and can’t be tracked down after the first dose. A single shot vaccine would solve both of these issues. Great writing! -Charlie
  • Kurt's Sep 24, 17:44 comment on Problem Section – Ocean Pollution
    This post was very thought provoking. The climate discussions centers greatly around air pollution but air quality and ocean pollution go hand in hand. I was listening to a podcast the other day that was talking about how rising global ocean temperatures are causing the air quality to worsen and sea level to rise by 35 mm a year. The conditions of the ocean are the first to surpass the point of no return in regards to the climate crisis. If we want to work towards a greener planet, we need to start with the ocean.
  • Sadie's Sep 24, 17:42 comment on Failure is part of your success.
    Hi Saniya, I find this very interesting because fear and regrets can really drag people down if they’re not careful. Regretting something you have done in the past can be detrimental to your mental health, so it is important to keep moving forward and looking ahead. The same goes for failure; it can hold you back if you let it. But, it can also be a learning opportunity and a chance for growth. Thanks for your post. I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!
  • Isabella's Sep 24, 17:42 comment on My body poem
    I liked in your poem how it entails the idea that our bodies can create and we can choose to make relationships with them or choose to go on the path we wish to direct our lives. I like your idea behind the poem, in a few places the flow was a bit off and wordy which made it difficult to read, but I thought it was a great poem with good ideas behind it.
  • Brooklyn's Sep 24, 17:41 comment on Don’t Text And Drive
    I second everything said in this post. Honestly, it’s embarrassing. I don’t text and drive but I will scroll my phone searching for a proper playlist. This just reinstalled the severity of not being distracted behind the wheel. Thankyou.
  • Suzanna's Sep 24, 17:39 comment on The Problem of Reading Motivation
    Hello Maria, I love your insights into why not mustering up enough motivation to read can be harmful to the future. Reading is very important to me, and I used to be a very involved reader. I would read everyday for hours on end, but once I started highschool, I stopped. It seemed like no one else read for enjoyment so I adapted to do things my fellow peers did in order to fit in better.
  • Brecklyn's Sep 24, 17:39 comment on The Problem of Reading Motivation
    In today’s society, a lot of fo children no longer feel the need to read to entertain themselves. We have phones and other forms of entertainment, so reading is no longer as influential as it used to be. I’ve noticed a big change from when I used to read, to now where I don’t read nearly as much as I used to. Getting back into the swing of reading is a challenge, but a welcome one at that. The points you made in your writing about reading out loud are very true because high schoolers also don’t wanna read for fear of being made fun of when they’re slower at reading. Thank you for writing!
  • Charles's Sep 24, 17:39 comment on Backwards Benefit
    This post portrays the exact problem with greed in the world today. “Money means power and power means more money which creates a never ending staircase of corruption…” This quote describes the exact reason why money is such an issue that can never go away. Everyone needs money in order to survive, but once money becomes the most important objective in your life, you lose sight of your morals and dignity as a human. The link posted below goes into depth of how money can change the way you think. I really enjoyed your thoughts within this post and hope to read more like this. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_money_changes_the_way_you_think_and_feel
  • Sam O's Sep 24, 17:39 comment on Hidden Emotions
    Raniyah, This is a great poem! This is something that every teenager can relate to in one way or another. The ability to have courage when things get tough and perservere is an important skill we all must have to get through the stresses of our lives. Thanks a lot for sharing!
  • Isabella's Sep 24, 17:37 comment on The Problem of Reading Motivation
    I like all the different perspectives you included in your piece and I agree that this is a big issue. I think that adding the paragraph asking readers to think back to their childhood and reading it causes them to think and they relate it to how it is today with children. I think that along with the promotion of electronics and games and the internet these kids battle with spending time reading instead of playing games, whereas when we were younger these devices aren’t as readily available and popular. I think this is only getting worse with new generations and needs to be addressed more and encouraged more and more by parents and school administration.
  • Lily V's Sep 24, 17:37 comment on This is my body
    I really like your poem. I like how you reference your body as a place to help people. You use your body to do good and use it to better humanity not make it worse. If you let it, your body can do amazing things.
  • Charlie's Sep 24, 17:37 comment on Should Students From College Get Paid For Doing Sports?
    Hi Arlette, I liked this post, really interesting stuff. I think college athletes absolutely should be paid, first because many students can’t afford schooling any other way, and second because these student athletes work hard. Even at smaller universities, these teams are working out usually once a day in the early mornings to make time for their classes, taking time away from school to compete, etc. From a student’s perspective this entails a lot more work. I like that you mentioned advertisers, because this is still a way for students to get money. Unfortunately, many time this goes right back to the college in the form of tuition. Great post! -Charlie
  • Sam H's Sep 24, 17:36 comment on American Values, What Really do They Mean?
    Hey Caden, This is a very well put-together argument that examines many different areas of our current society. I too enjoy Joey Bada$$ and his personal intake on the problems as well. It is very depressing to look at African American citizens in thee U.S. and see how far back white culture has pushed them economically and socially. These problems are not going to go away anytime soon. I believe that to support your argument professionally, you should examine more areas of injustices within the political system of the United States and also examine specific groups of cultures that are still suffering from “ripple-effects” of the political injustices they witnessed. For example: redlining, 1033 militarization program, and even maybe the Tuskegee experiment. These examples will support your argument professional and convince your audience members that the past still is having a massive impact on the impact of specific cultures(particularly minorities) in the United States.
  • Andrew's Sep 24, 17:36 comment on What Is The Major Cause That Occurred In Tennessee?
    I agree that this flood was absolutely horrible and that no one should never have to go through this. It ruins lives and lifestyles 100%. I just do not know what the fix to this is as climate change continues to affects peoples lives in so many ways. I really hope we can think of ways that we can help out communities like this that are so affected by climate change.
  • Olivia's Sep 24, 17:35 comment on Don’t Text And Drive
    I like that you are bringing awareness to this fact. I feel like people take for granted the times that others say to not text and drive, as it is almost routine to hear. An accident due to texting and driving is one of the easiest things to avoid when it comes to driving. People are addicted to their phones, and it shows how many people are hurt in these accidents. It is something that can and should stop. Thank you for writing about this important topic. People need to continue to be reminded of it for sure.
  • Penelope's Sep 24, 17:35 comment on Emergency Services
    I thought this was super meaningful. Healthcare workers have been taking on unimaginable burdens, especially with the death and destruction COVID has caused. I really liked how you said, “Courage is what puts these people in the habitual room to work with a patient.” I also want to be a doctor, and I think that this poem is incredibly moving, and describes the struggles that healthcare workers face every day.
  • Yan's Sep 24, 17:35 comment on Don’t Text And Drive
    I like your post. It’s valuable warming for us to not texting while driving. I believe there are a lot of car accidents that happened nowadays are caused by texting or calling while drive. It’s hard for anyone to focus on a task with distraction. Driving needs to be highly focused. It’s dangerous if you are distracted by your phone while driving. When you are trying to reach the ringing phone or look at the notification on the screen, you could run through a red light and crash with another car. I am also interested in the mechanism behind it, which is how the different parts of the brain are responsible for your action and to explain why we shouldn’t text while driving. Your statement is good, but more statistics of the rate of accidents caused by texting overall accidents would make it more compelling. https://www.edgarsnyder.com/car-accident/cause-of-accident/cell-phone/cell-phone-statistics.html#:~:text=General%20Cell%20Phone%20Statistics,caused%20by%20texting%20and%20driving.
  • Suzanna's Sep 24, 17:34 comment on Don’t Text And Drive
    Hello Fatima, I completely agree with you on this! Whenever I am driving with a friend and they are on their phone while driving, my anxiety makes it very hard for me to do anything other than worry. I do think that distracted driving is goint to become a more prevalent issue because of the increased accessability younger generations have towards phones. I strongly believe that while the person who is driving might not have much regard for their own life, I as a passenger do, so if you ever feel uncomfortable with someone, you should tell them!
  • Sadie's Sep 24, 17:34 comment on The Problem of Reading Motivation
    Hi Maria, I agree that a lack reading motivation (in students especially) is an issue that needs to be addressed soon. In my experience, my parents encouraging me to read throughout my childhood has greatly improved my reading comprehension and other English skills. However, people who did not have this encouragement or motivation to read on their own might not do as well in English, which can affect their education as a whole. Thanks for writing, and I hope to read more of your pieces in the future!
  • Sammy's Sep 24, 17:34 comment on Children Hospitals Need Help !
    Dear Sarya, This is such a horrible issue in today’s society, and it scares me how much death and disease is going on in children’s hospitals today. I have a few questions for you. How are medical bills affecting current bed rates in the hospitals, and who gets them? How are hospitals managing the overcrowding and hardships? Can universal healthcare positively affect this current situation? Thanks so much for bringing such a scary topic to light. -Sammy
  • Andrea's Sep 24, 17:33 comment on Hidden Emotions
    Raniyah, your poem is incredibly inspiring and moving. I find myself relating to a lot of your poem and I commend you for being strong enough to write about your emotions and what you are going through. The statement “I am brave enough to say I am in a dark place but also brave enough to say I will be victorious in this race” stood out to me and inspired me to keep going. I hope this poem reaches more people, it inspired me and I know it will inspire others as well.
  • Georgia's Sep 24, 17:33 comment on this is my body
    I really liked the repetition of words like strength and how at the end you described your background and your struggle. I love the lion picture as well. It really encompasses the meaning of the poem. It would have been cool if you split it up into stanzas so the repetition is more defined.
  • Kate's Sep 24, 17:33 comment on This is my body
    This was a beautiful poem. I loved how you talked about how your body is a way in which you can change the world to become better. I liked your idea of how bodies help us to help people and improve their lives. I also think we can do the same things to improve our lives.
  • Lily V's Sep 24, 17:33 comment on Was it worth it?
    I agree with you, many people especially the younger generation aren’t well informed about the events that happened after 9/11. Many people have died who didn’t deserve it and it makes you wonder if our government made the best decisions and choices regarding the events after 9/11.
  • Brooklyn's Sep 24, 17:32 comment on The Problem of Reading Motivation
    This post reinstilled in me how integral reading is to the formation and sustainability of a healthy mind. I forget things often and I can confidently trace it back to me not activating my mind enough. Reading can be a catalyst of this.
  • Sam O's Sep 24, 17:32 comment on Should Students From College Get Paid For Doing Sports?
    Arlette, I agree with you that college athletes should have the ability to be paid. However, I believe the athletes should only recieve payment from sponsorships or other organizations, rather than the schools. If schools are able to pay players, then the playing field will quickly become unfair, as super rich schools are able to recruit the best players, leaving the poorer schools with no good players. I’d love to learn more about this issue as it progresses!
  • Isabella's Sep 24, 17:31 comment on Children Hospitals Need Help !
    I enjoyed the summary from your article, I think you summarized it very well and included many different perspectives. I liked how you included your ideas and thoughts at the end of the paper as well. I think this topic is very eye-opening and I don’t think many people realize what is happening and realize this topic especially with the crisis financially with the children’s hospitals and not just hospitals in general. I find it interesting that hospitals are financially struggling but paying now more than before for nurses and nurse assistants than before. I think that is an interesting piece and that they are struggling to staff all around but that children’s hospitals are struggling more now that the infection rates of children are rising and there’s not much they can do since the vaccination isn’t available.
  • Penelope's Sep 24, 17:31 comment on Was it worth it?
    I think this post was very well worded. It didn’t take away from the tragedy of 9/11 but still examined the consequences of what happened after it. I do think that killing Bin laden and taking out Al-Qaeda was a good thing, but after that, our stay in Afghanistan didn’t have a set reason. Hundreds of innocent people died in a war that had no reason to continue besides the selfish desires of the United States. I thought this was a super well-written post, and you did a great job of actually telling the audience what happened.
  • Olivia's Sep 24, 17:31 comment on Was it worth it?
    Your writing brought out a lot of different emotions. It was extremely well written, so I was definitely drawn in. The title was awesome because it was the article that stood out to me as I wanted to know the answer, was it worth it? I definitely think that a lot of harm was being done, definitely more than good. This was a great piece to read!
  • Kate's Sep 24, 17:30 comment on Was it worth it?
    I completely agree with your argument. While the original plan was for “justice” and to “mold Afghanistan into a more modern society” as you said, we remained in Afghanistan for too long and there was unnecessary conflict because of it. I would’ve loved to hear more detail about what the US did in Afghanistan because you did such a good job at describing everything.
  • Evan's Sep 24, 17:30 comment on Hidden Emotions
    This poem inspires me to improve my own mental health. Your courage in writing gives me courage to better myself. Many people struggle with their bodies and emotions. The goal in life is to surpass these struggles to a finish line of happiness.
  • Suzanna's Sep 24, 17:30 comment on My body poem
    Hello Sianni! I love the way your poem describes the fact that our bodies “can create.” Whether it be giving birth to children or making friends, our bodies enable us to live fulfilling lives. I like the emphasis that you put our emotions and how everyone’s emotions can carry a different depth from person to person. Knowing what another person is feeling is very strange becasue we all perceive our emotions differently. What could be devastating to one person might just be disappointing to another. This poem made me think and I thank you for that!
  • Georgia's Sep 24, 17:30 comment on Discrimination: Elizabeth Peratrovich
    This is a super cool topic! I don’t know much about Alaskan history and it was interesting to read about. It would have been cool if you wrote this more like a story with transitions and made it flow a little more, instead of different pieces of information strung together.
  • Sammy's Sep 24, 17:30 comment on i love my skin….
    This is a beautiful poem, and it sounds like you are comfortable in your own skin. I’m sorry about your inner turmoil, and how people treated you, but seeing that you have accepted who you are is amazing. Wonderful writing.
  • Charles's Sep 24, 17:29 comment on This is my body
    This poem was brilliant in it’s way of relating the author to a positive change in the world. I love how you incorporated your surroundings and beliefs to describe the person you are and wish to be. I look forward to reading more posts by you in the future.
  • Brooklyn's Sep 24, 17:29 comment on Immigration through Ysrael’s eyes
    The novel sounds interesting. I am curious if the author is hiding behind this “mask” out of fear to acclimate to a new nation or because he misses his home nation.
  • Lily V's Sep 24, 17:28 comment on Children Hospitals Need Help !
    Many people are now not wanting to work in hospitals because the jobs are very difficult physically and emotionally. I find it interesting that not only are they understaffed in ICUs and ERs but also in children’s hospitals. I think that hospitals need more funding to get enough resources they need for sick children. I work in a hospital and I see that without donations we wouldn’t be able to get some of the resources we need. I like how you wrote about this issue, something that needs to be talked about more.
  • Sam H's Sep 24, 17:28 comment on Should Students From College Get Paid For Doing Sports?
    Dear Arlette, I agree with your argument that students should be getting paid to play college sports. I also agree that there is no necessary reason for these athletes to have money from endorsement and advertisement deals to have their money revoked because they violated a contract that is based on the premise that they are students and not athletes. Colleges have to do everything in their power to bring in as much economic revenue each year, and having popular athletes may draw more endorsement deals and may bring in more revenue, which could possibly benefit the school. Overall, I agree with your conclusion and I agree that student athletes should be getting paid to play sports in college.
  • Andrea's Sep 24, 17:28 comment on Problem Section – Ocean Pollution
    I thought this post was very intriguing and informative and I think you addressed a very pressing and relevant topic. I am in an oceanography class and I have been learning a lot about climate change and rising sea levels. Ocean pollutants definitely effect climate change and I think you had really strong a really strong supporting argument of that statement. I’m excited to see what you write next, for this was very interesting, informative, and important. These are the kinds of things everyone needs to be informed about and I think you did an excellent job delivering the information.
  • Sam O's Sep 24, 17:27 comment on Was it worth it?
    Mary, I totally agree. The US was justified in their actions to take out Al Qaeda. It was when we decided to start “nation building” and rebuild Afghanistan is when the US got too involved. Trillions of dollars and countless lives were lost in a mission that very few American’s supported, and it took less than a month for country the US spent years trying to fix to collapse once we no longer wanted to stay involved.
  • Evan's Sep 24, 17:27 comment on Was it worth it?
    A very well written argument. I agree with your sentiments as well; I have seen many deployed in Afghanistan and I’ve seen military families torn apart because of it. There was conflict without no real goal. After 9/11, president Bush had a vendetta, and we were stuck completing it for two decades.
  • Olivia's Sep 24, 17:27 comment on This is my body
    I love the way you started the poem. It drew me in right off the bat. There was something about the power of the wording that you used that drew my eye to your writing. The poem tells me a lot about who you are as well as who you want to be. I am interested to know the places that you will go to in the future, and what you will do to be the change in the world.
  • Sammy's Sep 24, 17:27 comment on Don’t Text And Drive
    Touching base on such an important issue in today’s society is very beneficial, especially to a primary audience of teenagers. While you are writing your next article, consider using fewer periods, and combining sentences to make the flow of your conversation easier. Otherwise, this was a great essay, and I would love to read more. Good job!
  • Penelope's Sep 24, 17:26 comment on Don’t Text And Drive
    I agree that texting and driving is super dangerous. One thing you said that really sticks out to me is “If you are on your phone while driving you are not only putting your own life at risk but other people’s lives as well.” That statement is very true, and just shows how risky it is. If you are texting and driving, there is a chance that you could walk away from an accident you caused perfectly fine but someone else might die. No Snapchat, text, etc, will ever be worth the life of another person. I really liked how you worded this, and you didn’t beat around the bush. It is a super important message, and I am glad you’re bringing it to people’s attention.
  • Kate's Sep 24, 17:26 comment on Don’t Text And Drive
    I agree that texting while driving is a huge issue in our world. I’ve seen many people on the road at the same time as me texting while they’re driving and it’s scary because it’s unsafe. As you said, it’s easy to put your phone away and protect both yourself and others from unnecessary harm. Thanks for your writing, I look forward to reading more from you in the future.
  • Georgia's Sep 24, 17:25 comment on Was it worth it?
    This is incredibly well-written. I really enjoyed the description of 9/11. I’ve heard the story a million times but I like how you focused on the aftermath and speaking about what President Bush intended to do after the attack. I would have loved to read more about what we were doing in Afghanistan in detail and maybe a few positive effects of us being there, even though I do agree with you that we were doing more harm than help.
  • Evan's Sep 24, 17:24 comment on Don’t Text And Drive
    Texting while driving is a very big issue in this nation. I normally see at least one person swerving a little on the freeway because their eyes are on the phone instead of the road. I have to drive far from my house to school, so I know the temptation, but I always avoid it. I emphasize not texting while driving to my friends as well. Very well written post. Here is another article you can look at: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/dangers-texting-while-driving
  • Mary's Sep 24, 14:27 comment on Backwards Benefit
    I think you did a really great job at incorporating a more unknown piece of history in your blood. Most people are not aware of Grant’s corruption, but you exoplanet it very well and used pieces of evidence that further the explanation. I think that since you added a small section about the Bible you could either elaborate on it further or remove it.
  • Eliana's Sep 23, 18:43 comment on Was it worth it?
    I completely agree especially with your specified wording with your thesis “ prolonged involvement in the Middle East caused senseless death and pain that no longer promoted the success of the mission”. It is also respectfully stated. Not all the blame lies on one group or another but rather everyone no matter the country as a whole.
  • Arlette's Sep 23, 18:30 comment on Feeling Blue?
    Dear Yaslin I am interested by your post, “what color do you feel,” because it is impressive how color can express our emotions. one sentence you wrote that stands out for me is ” I think it’s interesting how we compare our feelings to colors depending on our point of view”. I think this is free because colors can make someone feel happy or sad?? right…Thank for you writing. I look forward to see what you write next.
  • Ella's Sep 23, 17:11 comment on How to make insulin prices sustainable?
    This calls up something interesting called price-gouging, where sellers take advantage of increased demands for necessities by hiking up prices, often following a natural disaster. The question is… why is it called illegal when a store tries to hike up water prices after a hurricane, but it’s called capitalistic competition when pharmaceutical companies jack up prices in the wake of the diabetes epidemic? Germany has a pretty interesting policy concerning insulin and diabetes, especially considering their status as an economic peer to the U.S.
  • Luis's Sep 23, 04:57 comment on Remembrance of 9/11
    Dear Adrian, I am saddened about the topic of your post. It was definitely a devastating moment in American history as millions were shocked. Although I was not born during the time, I could not imagine the pain and worryness those people were going after the attack. They must have been insanely scared for their lives as anything else could have happened. Something from your post stood out to me was that at the third plane didn’t go to it’s destination because people fought back and I just wonder what if people fought back with the other planes? Would the twin towers still be in place? I want to hear your thoughts on this and if you ever wonder anything as such. I think that knowing you are getting hijacked and most likely going to end up in a bad situation that the best thing to do was fight back and although it ended with a devastating ending, the people who fought back are heroes for doing what they did. Thank you for this writing as it shows the events that took place on this day. I look forward to seeing what other posts you have and how much more information you can provide me with history like this. Luis
  • Luis's Sep 23, 04:06 comment on Stuff You Should Know
    Hello Adrian, I appreciate that you took the time to give me feedback about my posts as it gives me an idea of how good of quality the information I am giving is. I hope that you were able to understand the new method they are using starting October and how it will benefit us all. I am a little curious of what you think of the situation, are you for it ? against it? and how do you think this new rule is going to affect people as we all live through certain and much different circumstances? Again thank you for the comment and I hope to receive a reply back to see the different observations that you have about this topic.
  • Reed aka Samuel's Sep 23, 02:00 comment on How to make money online?
    Connor , thanks for sharing your blog about tips making money online. I wrote a Medium blog 7 ‘Pandemic Safe’ Side Hustles for Teens. Love to hear your thoughts. 7 ‘Pandemic Safe’ Side Hustles for Teens
  • Sam O's Sep 23, 00:16 comment on Women Integration Into Marine Corp
    Hey Christopher, I can’t help but agree! If the women are able to pass the 13 weeks of boot camp and perform just as well as the men, then they should have the ability to serve in the same roles as them. I liked the mentioning that having a more diverse team doesn’t just promote better teamwork, but also allows for new ideas and thought processes to be presented in order to solve the problems Marines face.
  • Raniyah's Sep 22, 19:48 comment on Hidden Emotions
    Thank you!
  • Ashley P's Sep 22, 18:28 comment on Does SpongeBob make you dumber?
    Dear Alex, I am shocked by your post, “Does Spongebob make you dumber?” because it is surprising how something as simple as watching a show can affect your development. Without a doubt, some shows are more informative than others but it is such a minor role that plays in someone’s life. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Other studies with different media sources say that their influence on development is detrimental by decreasing attention spans.” I think this is conflicting because technology is something that is extremely important in our generation. If there are negative outcomes that will affect our future, it will become a difficult thing to monitor. Things are getting more advanced and it makes me wonder if we’ll be able to keep up. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I am a person who is currently studying the development of children and how their environment will affect their growth. I also enjoy how you added notes at the end, it allows the audience to ponder things on a deeper level. Ashley P.
  • Angel G's Sep 22, 03:48 comment on Remembering 9/11
    Dear Ashley I am impressed by your post ¨Remembering 9/11¨ because it shows how 9/11 was a day when a lot of people lost their lives from the terrorist attack. Many people on that day lost their friends, family, and the people who were rescuing them like police, firefighters, and others who lost their lives as well.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is ¨The people of New York built a         memorial and a museum to honor the victims of the attacks¨ I thank this shows honored because it shows the people who died on the twin towers and to the people who give their lives trying to save all the people they can from the attack. That is why we must honor the people who died on that day.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you writenext, because I like how you showed detail on your work. I would like for you to keep telling what happened and how it came to be.  Angel Gallegos
  • Damian's Sep 22, 02:45 comment on What would happen if the US didn’t eat meat for a year?
    Dear William: I am intrigued by your post, “What would happen if the US didn’t eat meat for a year?” because there are many consequences to not eating meat. It lets me know that there are consequences if the population stops eating meat. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, ¨ greenhouse gas emissions would reduce by 25%-33% and we would get back more than 8 billion acres of land for uses like wildlife and housing. But if something like this happened over a short period of time, there would be several negative impacts on the economy.¨ I think this is interesting because it shows how it would do good for the economy but it will have negative impacts on it as well. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I found it interesting that it is bad for the economy if we stop eating meat altogether but how we also have some cons about it. Damian
  • Rolando's Sep 22, 00:35 comment on Among the Stars
    Dear Sayra, I am surprised by your post “Among the Stars” because I knew that the stars (not all of them have names but some do) have names but I didn’t know that the asteroids have names too, that’s awesome. One sentence that’s stands out for me is “27 asteroids between Mars and Jupiter will be named in honor of African American, Hispanic, and Native American Astronauts and cosmonauts” I think this is fair because they risk their life every day on the space without anybody that can help them from earth. Thanks for your writing, I look forwards to see what you write next, mostly because I want to learn more about this theme, I like anything about the space and just thinking about it makes me imagine, How it will feel to be on the space? How difficult it will be to be an astronaut? As you were saying before. Rolando Maciel
  • Raniyah's Sep 21, 23:42 comment on This is My Body
    Great poem!!
  • Arlette's Sep 21, 22:02 comment on Emotions of art
    Dear Ruby, I am impressed by your post,¨Emotions of art¨, I am still shocked about use not having music. we express are self with music to show people how we feel or have fun playing music with friends. one sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “Also include many others feelings portrayed by different people as well”. I think this is most like free because music can be defined for people and make them feel happy or sad. thank for your writing. i look forward to seeing what you write next, be back to see your writings!
  • Ana's Sep 21, 20:42 comment on The Future of Sino-Taiwanese Cross-Strait Relations
    Dear Sam, I am impressed by your post “The Future of Sino- Taiwanese Cross-Strait Relations” because I also try to stay up to date with what’s happening around the world, but I’ve never heard about the Sino-Taiwanese Cross-Trait relationship. I think it’s impressive how I didn’t know anything about this topic even though it involves the most powerful nations as you mentioned. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “Chinese officials have continued to express their desire to unify the two nations, be it peacefully or forcefully, while the Taiwanese have adamantly voiced their desire to remain independent.” I think it’s terrifying to discover that America (the country I live in) could be involved in an issue that can be violent. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I like how you stay up to date with current events. I would like to do so as well.  Ana
  • Sayra's Sep 21, 20:41 comment on Asteroids Have Names ?
    Stephanie Wilson is the most inspiring to me because I find it really amazing how she is the second African American to go into space. It is really amazing that she spent 42 days in space which is the most time any female African American astronaut has spent. She has accomplished many goals throughout her life such as winning The Nasa Distinguished Service Medal., it is the highest award that can be given by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States. Accomplishing something huge like that inspires me to reach for my goals and that no matter how far away they may seem I can accomplish them with hard work and determination. I am also capable of doing great things in life.
  • Natalia's Sep 21, 18:03 comment on What will the earth look like in 100 years?
    Leonel, how do you propose that we try to correct some of the effects of climate change? If we cannot change what has already happened, can we find ways to prevent more damage?
  • Natalie J's Sep 21, 17:55 comment on Do siblings have a closer bond based on how far apart in age they are?
    Dear Penelope,    I am fascinated by your post “Do Siblings Have A Closer Bond on How Apart in Age They Are,” because it does explain the reasons on why siblings closer in age would have a tight bond. It helps us as readers understand the concept behind why some siblings might be closer than others.  One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is the part where you say, “My brother and I are 18 months apart, and I agree that being closer in age makes siblings closer as they grow older. He is someone that I can confide in, and I think we wouldn’t be able to talk to each other about things like that if we were further apart in age.” I think that your use of personal involvement really gives the reader insight to further understand the topic being discussed. Especially for someone who is an only child, they are still able to comprehend the topic you are trying to explain.  Thanks for writing, I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you use personal experiences in your writing which really capture the reader’s attention. You also keep your posts simple which allows us as the reader to follow along and not get lost in the different things being discussed.  -Natalie 
  • Natalia's Sep 21, 17:41 comment on Should Students From College Get Paid For Doing Sports?
    Raymond, how would you propose colleges begin to pay their athletes? Where would the funding come from? Lastly, do you think by paying these athletes would chose this college solely based on their student athlete salary?
  • Yan's Sep 21, 17:36 comment on The End of the World, When Will it Happen?
    I’ve found your topic to be very interesting. Yeah, the Mayan prediction of the extinction of our civilization didn’t come true. There is two way to approach your question is that when is the end of human civilization or the end of the universe. Based on our knowledge, the universe has been here forever, we probably wouldn’t know the answer to when will the universe disappear. I have watched a video about what would happen to the world if humans were extinct. After hundreds of years, there would be very little evidence of our existence and the world is back to primitive. Then, a new civilization will appear. Your topic is really intriguing, there could be more different predictions that I would like to read about.
  • Raymond's Sep 21, 17:17 comment on Should Students From College Get Paid For Doing Sports?
    Dear Arlette, I am really happy with your post, “Should Students From College Get Paid For Doing Sports?” because I 100% agree with them being paid. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was when you said “Although the NCAA claims college athletes are just students, the NCAA’s own tournament schedules require college athletes to miss classes for nationally televised games that bring in revenue.” I think this is effective because the atheletes are really brining in a lot of money from televised games. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, becuase if it is about athletes of any kind, I will be back for sure!
  • Ruby's Sep 21, 15:32 comment on Is Video Gaming Considered a Sport
    Dear Angel: I am enlightened by your post, “Is video Gaming consider a sport” because I game a lot and many have found it to be only a waste of my time. I wasn’t sure if it was really considered important in any way. One sentence that stood out to me is, “Gaming is a sport because you need lots of practice and skill like and sport to be good at it but also you need a lot of thinking, knowledge of the game, and strategy in this time of the sport.” I think this is very true because gaming can be difficult and as well takes time. I know it can be unhealthy like others do say but it has just become a part of life and no one can just get rid of it like that so quickly. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing more of your writing because you have shown that something such as gaming can be a sport and many things similar to it may also be considered as a sport. There is much to be learning off of games, maybe you can show that.
  • Andrea's Sep 21, 15:28 comment on Is Daylight savings good for the economy?
    I can honestly say I never would have thought there was a connection between economy and daylight savings. After reading this along with your article, I have learned that it really does affect the productivity of people and that although I hate the time change, it has positive effects.
  • Francisco Palacios's Sep 21, 15:26 comment on Should Students From College Get Paid For Doing Sports?
    Dear Arlette: I agree with you posy i believe college athletes should get paid for their likeness. Because these huge schools make millions off of these athletes but the college athletes don’t see a cent from that. I also like how you included that they are being treated as employees but aren’t paid and i like how you talked about how california has already passed a law for student athletes to get paid. One sentence you wrote that stand out is “This is foolish how students are being treated as employees…” This sentence stands out to me because it shows how students are being treated. Thanks for your writing i really enjoyed the topic you introduced. Im looking forward to your next writing because you discuss a topic that i really enjoyed reading about. Francisco
  • Sadie DuBois's Sep 21, 15:22 comment on Is Video Gaming Considered a Sport
    I think it is very interesting that so many people consider gaming to be a sport. I don’t really consider it to be sport since it doesn’t involve moving/exercising your whole body. However, I know that it can improve your reaction time and motor skills, and on top of that, it’s entertaining. Thanks for your writing. I enjoyed reading it and getting your perspective on this topic!
  • Sam H's Sep 21, 14:58 comment on The Link Between Time Management and Athleticism
    Hi Paul, I agree with your argument because as a student athlete, myself I find it important to be very organized and always stay on top of workloads and being prepared to miss class. I am not surprised that student athletes perform better than non-student athletes academically. Getting physical exercise during the week improves your mind and your overall health, giving you an advantage over your peers. I am glad that you wrote about this topic, given that you are a student athlete and understand the responsibilities that come with being one.
  • Yan Chen's Sep 21, 14:57 comment on Back To School Shopping , has it boosted the economy ?
    “Like I mentioned there are downsides to this which are that families may do more online shopping due to COVID-19 and that it can lead to the shortage of supplies needed.” I like this summary that states the main idea of your articles. There is an increase in the sales in the retail store because of the opening of school but during the pandemic, people don’t need to shop a lot for school. But I don’t understand the negative effect of school opening sales. Is it because it cost more money to family for school? Or because it causes a shortage of supplies? I like your number to emphasize how much it cost for school shopping. https://nrf.com/insights/holiday-and-seasonal-trends/back-to-school These are data of the increased rate of sale that may help back up the point. Something I learned from my economics class is that demand increases supplies. In the last year of the pandemic, students weren’t in school, so they didn’t need to buy tangible materials. Therefore, retails have many surpluses that they can use for now. If the stock isn’t enough, sale drives the production, storage wouldn’t be a problem. This is a good promotion on economic. I would like to read more about how many portions of differents classes families spent on their children’s school materials. Or is there any policy to help out families that need help?
  • Christopher Aguila's Sep 21, 13:40 comment on Hidden Emotions
    Dear Raniyah: I am inspired by your poem, “Hidden Emotions” because of your courage. You are not afraid to admit that you are not in the best place at the moment, but you know this and you have faith that your situation will improve in the future.  One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “To the long overthinking nights.” I think this is relatable because I too overthink. I overthink with even the simplest answer or choice. Over the years I learned that overthinking can cause more harm than good. I go with my gut, but I also use logic. If it’s a decision that will not affect me in the next 5 years, I will not beat myself up about it because it will not be worth it.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you are an inspiring person and also a very strong person. You can do this, I believe in you! Chris Aguila-OCHS
  • Raniyah's Sep 21, 12:59 comment on Hidden Emotions
    Thank you so much!!!
  • Raniyah's Sep 21, 12:57 comment on Master Strength
    Great poem!!! Very powerful!!
  • Ella's Sep 21, 12:40 comment on Hidden Emotions
    I absolutely love the line “This is a scary body and I’m a miracle, living in it.” It’s a strong emotional, hopeful, turn. Keep up the good work!
  • Ella's Sep 21, 12:11 comment on Wild tongues…
    This quote comes from an essay by Gloria Anzaldua called “How to Tame a Wild Tongue.”
  • Alex Y's Sep 21, 04:46 comment on How Has Humor Evolved Over Time?
    Benny, I had no idea where humor came from before reading this post, so very interesting topic! The major thing that stood out to me was the idea that humor is related to genetic traits that are passed on. You talked about some people in the past being able to balance survival signals with safety signals, and this would mean that people now (descendants) could be funny because it is built in to their genetic code. Seems crazy and makes me wonder if I’m inherently funny. I’d be interested in learning more on how much of an effect genetics have on humor vs. environment as well. In my experience, environment plays a huge role. I have the same humor style as the people around me like my dad and my friends. Is this because of genetics or environment? I’m not sure but which factor has a greater influence could be something interesting to look in to. Thanks for your post!
  • Alexis's Sep 21, 04:18 comment on Should the Covid-19 Vaccines Be Mandatory?
    Dear Yamile: I am impressed by your post, “Should the Covid-19 Vaccines Be Mandatory?” because it demonstrates two different perspectives that people have on getting the vaccine. With the help of the vaccine, we could decrease the spread of Covid-19 as we have already seen what it could cause on someone. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “With the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of people have died from it, leaving the U.S. to take action by approving and providing two Covid vaccines.” I think this is important and strange at the same time because everyone should do their part to decrease the spread of Covid-19 even to this day. At the same time, it’s also strange how many people are in disagreement with getting the vaccine when they have seen how deadly this disease could be. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I like the comparisons you make with the different perspectives that people have on where the vaccine should be mandatory or not. Overall I would like you to continue telling what different perspectives think and how they relate to each other.
  • Jade's Sep 21, 03:14 comment on Is having culture intelligence important?
    Hello Charles: I am intrigued by your post, “Is having cultural intelligence important?,” because in my English class me and my classmates have been discussing the importance of having multicultural education in a school’s curriculum. We too, agree that having multicultural intelligence is necessary to advance in one’s success. I like when you mentioned, “To understand why cultural intelligence is important, I analyzed how cultural intelligence helps to develop a person’s leadership skills.” I think this is a very great point that truly reflects multiculturalism’s benefit because being a leader takes awareness and understanding of their diverse environment. If someone truly wants to succeed in leadership roles, they should be able to adapt in their surroundings. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because its very interesting learning about how to build leadership character and you make strong statements regarding the topic. Jade
  • Adrian's Sep 21, 02:12 comment on Stuff You Should Know
    Dear Luis: I am inspired by your post, “Stuff you should know because it is impressive to know that there are still many people getting covid. I am inspired to get the vaccine in order for me to keep myself safe and others. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “I learned that to begin October, all faculty and staff members in the state’s public and private K-12 schools are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.” I find this new to me because I didn’t know or expect the vaccines to be available for children under the age of 12. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I like how you were able to provide me with new information. I would like you to continue telling me more about the vaccines for children under the age of 12. Adrian
  • Emily's Sep 21, 00:33 comment on Why do we dream and does mental health affect our dreams?
    I am intrigued by your post “Why do we dream and does mental health affect our dreams?” because you explain how our emotions are active during the dreaming state which influences our dreams. Also how dreams show us subliminal messages about how we feel emotionally which creates that dream reality.   Two sentences that stood out to me were “A recent study showed that lucid dreaming may be associated with psychological well-being.” and “REM dreams have been proven to be more vivid and fantastical.” These stood out to me because Lucid dreaming helps the sleeper gain control of their dreams and what’s happening while REM dreams is a rapid movement in the eyes allowing the sleeper to have more vivid dreams.   Thanks for writing this article. I look forward to seeing what you write next time because I know a way through lucid dreaming is through meditation.
  • Ivan's Sep 20, 23:58 comment on Sports Played During COVID-19
    Dear Zachary, I am impressed with your post, “Sports Played during COVID-19” because you explained how soccer was not treating the pandemic the way it suppose to be treated and its a worldwide sport. One sentence that stand out to me that you wrote is: “Soccer they were able to see their family and they were able to go out they weren’t as strict” I think this is a good way to say that soccer is not as strict with the pandemic. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you well explained what soccer was doing wrong during the pandemic.
  • Guadalupe's Sep 20, 20:55 comment on Happiness & Smiles
    Dear Andrea, I am surprised by your post, I expected it to repeat the same cliche about how forcing a smile can trick your brain into releasing endorphins but I like the turn it took! I think that this message is better than others only because I think it encourages people do be themselves and to practice self care instead of waiting for it to happen. Something that stood out to me was the fact that faking a smile can actually make you feel worse than what you were already feeling. I mean when you think about it, it makes sense. If you are constantly wearing a mask for others or to wait for happiness then when do you get to work on yourself so as to be the real you, happy or not. Thank you for writing this! I think that your wording and overall message is one that will bring me back to read more of your posts!!
  • Lexany's Sep 20, 19:45 comment on Cats and Dogs {we are heroes too}
    Dear Lesile, I feel very touched by what you said because I also have a dog who saved me. Your response says how animals can save people with anxiety or mental health problems. On sentence that you wrote that stand out to me is “they can help people with anxiety, and dogs can even help detect cancer and another thing. ” because my dog helps me with my anxiety. Thanks for posting I look forward into reading many of the other things you post that relate to many of us:)
  • Maritza's Sep 20, 17:08 comment on Happiness & Smiles
    Dear Andrea: I am intrigued by your post, “
  • Karen SI's Sep 20, 16:06 comment on Should the Covid-19 Vaccines Be Mandatory?
    Dear Yamile, I am amazed by your post, “Should the Covid-19 Vaccines Be Mandatory?” because certain people are scared and do not trust the vaccine which is interesting. It is also very fascinating how people do not trust the government. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was, “Many people are also scared of any future side effects that will come across in the long run.” I wonder why are people scared of the vaccine? What is causing them to be scared? Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next. This article was very informative and very eye opening about the vaccine and how people feel towards it. Karen
  • Sayra's Sep 20, 15:54 comment on Does SpongeBob make you dumber?
    Dear Alex, I find it interesting that watching spongebob makes preschoolers slow thinkers. I’ve heard people say that but I didn’t know it was true. It is surprising how a show can affect children slow thinkers. This part stood out to me ” The study concluded that kids who watched SpongeBob had significantly lower scores on the tests than the kids who watched a PBS show.” This stood out to me because I didn’t know that other shows can have an affect on children. My little brother watches pbs kids and is a very fast learner so it is great to know how their are over channels that can be beneficial not harmful to children.
  • Vivianne's Sep 20, 06:46 comment on Bullying and the LGBTQ+ Community
    Dear Susana, I am touched by your post “Bullying and the LGBTQ+ Community,” because it saddens me to see how much the LGBTQ+ faces when it comes to bullying. As well as, people not understanding how bullying can affect people’s lives which can cause these kids to have mental health issues in the future. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “More than half of the LGBTQ+ kids state that they have been verbally harassed and don’t feel safe in their own school environment.” I think this is very worrisome because these kids should be able to be in a safe schooling environment for them to learn. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I liked how you added your own opinion to the post. As well as, you added a question to have the readers think. Vivianne
  • Brandi Alvarez's Sep 20, 06:40 comment on Why???
    Dear Beatrice, I’m touched by your post. The way you reacted over your mother’s reactions are very calm and understanding. I know it can be hard having to deal with parents not understanding but I hope now she is more understanding of it and respects your choices of who you choose to love. A sentence you wrote that stood out to me is your last sentence. The way a parent reacts can be tough especially when they make you feel invalid. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to finding out if your mom now understands how you feel about your preference in “love”. Brandi Alvarez
  • Brenda's Sep 20, 06:11 comment on Deforestation in Indonesia
    Dear Liam, I am very fascinated with your writing “Deforestation in Indonesia,” because it is a topic that must be talked about more upon. This is very fascinating to me because without the help of others deforestation will continue to occur. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “Without enough progress being made Norway decreased financial support as the carbon emissions got worse, and less progress was being made to limit the amount of environmental damage done.” I think this is important because forest fires are continuously affecting our environment. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I had no idea Indonesia was facing deforestation until I came across your post. -Brenda Ornelas
  • Fernando A's Sep 20, 06:08 comment on Why does everybody go crazy when they see the Lamborghini Aventador?
    Dear Wilson, I am impressed by your pose “Why does everybody go crazy when they see the Lamborghini Aventador?” because i didn’t know that the lamborghini Aventador is the younger version of the lamborghini Murcielago. One sentence that stood out to me was “What I wonder about the Lamborghini Aventador is if the car is ever going to lose its resale value.” I think this is a good sentence because their is a lot of sport cars in the world and for the lamborghini’s is never lose their price tag on their car is impressive. Thanks for writing, I have learned something new and thank you for the information you have provided me with. Fernando
  • Emmanuel's Sep 20, 06:03 comment on The Vaping Crisis
    Dear Madram, I am pleased with your post “The Vaping Crisis” because it can be difficult to talk openly about this topic. I am glad you are spreading awareness to give knowledge to those who find vaping as non toxic or not harmful People see it as something that is just flavorful and not harmful at all not knowing the consequences that come from vaping. One sentence that stood out was “Vaping is a serious crisis that teens and many other people don’t know of” I think this is important because I think teens and other people being harmed from vaping because they do not know the dangers of vaping should be aware. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you seem like someone who knows enough to acknowledge someone on this topic. I hope to see more awareness related topics like this one.
  • Alex Y's Sep 20, 05:17 comment on Can We Learn to Control the Weather ?
    Nicole, this is an really interesting article, especially with lightning occurring in greater frequencies because of climate change. When I started reading your post and the article, I didn’t really see the need for this lightning pole. ‘Who needs a huge, ugly pole in the ground that is used once a year?’ That was until I saw the cost of lightning strike repairs; it blew me out of the water. Suddenly, lightning poles seemed like a great, cost-effective way to save lives and money! Very interesting, very cool. My thoughts also went to “Can we harness lightning for energy???”. Not really, according to MIT. But, maybe in the future. If you’re interested in this idea, you should check out this article – https://engineering.mit.edu/engage/ask-an-engineer/is-there-a-way-to-harness-electricity-from-lightning/ . Thanks for your post!
  • Adalberto's Sep 20, 05:11 comment on Fusion Power and Future Technologies
    Dear Thomas, I am impressed by your post, “Fusion Power and Future Technologies” it’s interesting because power is a very important resource in our society. Clean power is an absolute must in order to save our environment.One sentence that stands out to me is “With the major drawbacks out of their way, the team began to build their conceptualized reactor, which is predicted to be commercially viable in just 12 years.” This is amazing because in just 12 years we can have fusion energy. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because power is an interesting topic. The fact that it is in reach within 12 years is amazing. Adalberto
  • Jocelyn's Sep 20, 04:56 comment on What are your thoughts on the NFL Protests?
    Dear Joseph : I am delighted by your post “What are your thoughts on the NFL Protests,” because I agree with you on how the way Trump addressed the situation was terrible and it could have been handled differently. I think Trump should have respected the Player’s opinions if they wanted to kneel or not. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “He tried to take away their rights to protest and so this made the NFL community unite even more.” I think this is important Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I like how you wrote about this sensitive topic. I also really like how you bought this topic up I do not really see many people talking or writing about it. Jocelyn Martinez.
  • Leah's Sep 20, 03:56 comment on The Link Between Time Management and Athleticism
    Dear paul, I am intrigued by  your post, “the link between time management and athleticism,” because I myself am a student athlete. I think it’s impressive that athletes can manage so much on their plate. It can be time consuming but they manage to keep up their grades and perform well in their sport. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “This is underscored by the fact that student-athletes generally perform 2 percent higher than normal students on math and science subject tests. ” I think this is interesting because through athletes tend to have to leave class or maybe even a few classes they manage to exceed the average.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you addressed an interesting topic. I would like to see what other topics you will discuss. Leah
  • Sophia Garcia's Sep 20, 03:19 comment on How Has Humor Evolved Over Time?
    Dear Benny, I am amazed with your post, “How Has Humor Evolved Overtime?” because I didn’t know that our ancestors had special methods to communicate with each other that were rather humorous or a sign of danger. That really had me wondering what they sounded like. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Our ancestors had different vocalizations that signaled a wide range of things, but the main two that are important here were “danger” and “play”.” I think this is important because it gives us that message on how communication is important. In this case it tells me that our ancestors had some form of codes to secretly tell eachother one thing while making it sound as if they’re saying something else. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because based off this posts it seems as if you have a lot more interesting things to talk about. Hopefully next time there is something else from you that is just as interesting to read. -Sophia
  • Jonathan's Sep 20, 03:08 comment on Is A Positive Attitude REALLY Important To An Athlete’s Performance?
    Dear, Andrea: I am impressed that you noticed that emotions affect athletes performance because this is a topic no one talks about. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is”If an athlete is in a state of frustration, it is best for them to try to shift themselves into a happier mood, rather than dwelling on what made them frustrated.” I think this is very true because aggressive and he/she won’t think of what there doing and just do it. Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you talk about topic people don’t talk about and this is something coaches should teach athletes because it would make them a much better athlete.
  • Valarie's Sep 20, 02:56 comment on School Uniforms
    Dear Cam,  I am very supportive of your post, “School Uniforms” because it is very interesting how school uniforms can have pros and cons. Personally, I lean more towards the side that school uniforms should be required but I can also agree with the side that school uniforms shouldn’t be a necessity.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Having a uniform dress code also has a lot of upsides. It prevents gang violence, makes it easier for kids to dress, gives pride, promotes learning, etc.” I think this would create a healthy environment in school because it can make kids who can’t afford designer or affordable clothes comfortable about themselves. It sorta creates equality. I also agree with the other statements you said.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because maybe we can discover if uniforms or not can make a difference in school environments and also learn about the pros and cons of no uniforms.  Valarie Gonzalez
  • Destiny's Sep 20, 02:28 comment on Remembering 9/11
    Dear Ashley, I am distraught by your post, “Remembering 9/11,” because it really affected me emotionally knowing that many innocent lives were taken by careless individuals. Even though I was not alive when this occurred, I am very educated about it and want to remember this forever. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “Its important that these people are forever remembered and what occurred is never forgotten because not only was it a trajeic day, it was also a day brought America together.” I think this is a pleasant way to think of the situation because despite the horrific day it was for United States citizens and people all over the world there can still be positive things that take away from this situation. Thank you for your writing. I look foward to seeing what you write next, because I want to see your thoughts on other situations going on in the world today. Destiny Renteria
  • Samantha's Sep 20, 02:20 comment on What would happen if the US didn’t eat meat for a year?
    Dear William: I am surprised by your post, “What would happen if the US didn’t eat meat for a year?,” because it is surprising to know what the consequences of not eating meat would be. It makes me very interested to know that we could have the consequences and benefits of just being vegetarian. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “According to Rachel Nuwer, if we stopped consuming red meat as a population, greenhouse gas emissions would reduce by 25%-33% and we would get back more than 8 billion acres of land for uses like wildlife and housing. ” I think this is interesting because we could have more animals and more diversity. I think our climate could improve if they use it to leave trees and so on. We would have many benefits for those acres of land that could be used. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I found it interesting to know how we get great benefits from just being vegetarian. Also inform us about what would be some consequences of not eating meat for a long time. Samantha.
  • Jonathan A's Sep 20, 00:44 comment on Bidens immigration plan
    Dear, Maria I am impressed by your post ¨Bidens immigration plan” because everyone that lives in the United States should know that this plan actually exists to help immigrants. It’s also important because families are going to be together and not be taken away from their families. One sentence that stands out to me is that ¨Then, after three additional years and more background checks, they can apply to become U.S. citizens.¨ I think this is awesome because immigrants could finally be living the American dream. Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece of writing -Jonathan Alcantar
  • Jeramiah rivera's Sep 20, 00:34 comment on How to stop Covid-19
    Dear Madai, I understand why you made this article ¨How to stop covid-19¨ because of the concerning spread of covid-19. You made good points such as to properly wear your masks and to get the vaccine. One sentence that stood out to me is ¨People fell into depression, some lost jobs, some couldn’t provide for their families, etc. Me personally it was hard to focus on online school but with the support the teachers provided I can proudly say I passed with good grades. ¨ it stood out to me because people became very scared to get the virus and started panicking but school became a online matter and made it easier for people. thanks for your writing, I look forward to what you write next about more reasons to stop covid-19 and to help people that are going through a deep depression. -Jeramiah Rivera
  • Leonel's Sep 20, 00:10 comment on What will the earth look like in 100 years?
    Dear kate, I an intruiged by your post “what Will Earth be Like in 100 Years” because I feel like it can be an eyeopener on what direction we are heading in as a society. As well as we are able to predict what our climate will look like after 100 years. One sentence that you wrote that stuck out to me was “Even if we make big changes, it’s unlikely that climate change will completely end.” I think it is shocking that we’ve reached a point where we have created unreversable effects on our planet. Thank you for writing this and I look forward to reading your future posts because I will hope to see more stuff like this based around the direction of humankind.
  • Joseph's Sep 19, 22:14 comment on Sports Inequality
    Dear Sofie I am impressed by your post, “Sports Inequality”, because it is amazing how Ibtihaj Muhammad has brought attention to the ongoing inequality in sports and athletics. I think it’s shocking that women still face gender, racial and religious discrimination in sports. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “Ms. Muhammad has set an example that says no matter what gender you are or what religion you choose to follow you can achieve anything you set your mind to.” This is dope because she is using herself as an example to inspire all the young women who have aspiring dreams in sports. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what your write next, because I like how you chose to highlight the issues of woman inequality such as pay. I would like you to continue talking about woman inequality. Joseph
  • Jennifer G's Sep 19, 21:59 comment on How Has Humor Evolved Over Time?
    Dear Benny, I am impressed by your post, “How Has Humor Evolved Overtime?” because it is impressive how our ancestors had different vocalizations and the main vocalizations are danger and play. I never knew that our ancestors had vocalizations to determine humor. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: ” humor is associated with positive emotions and making social connections with others, making it a huge part of human nature and a key part of life.” I think this is interesting because I never looked at humor as making it a huge key part of life through social connections. I have always seen humor as just people being goofy or funny in general without the act of being serious. Well, Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your post helps me understand how humor has evolved. If this post helps me understand many things, I’m sure your other posts will too. -Jennifer
  • Madai Villasenor's Sep 19, 19:51 comment on Remembering 9/11
    Dear Ashely  I am moved by your post, “Remembering 9/11,” because it talked about the tragedy that happened 20 years ago. This attack changed the world forever. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ It’s important that these people are forever remembered and that what occurred is never forgotten because not only was it a tragic day, it was also a day that brought America together. ” I think this is touching because all these innocent people died that day and it is important to remember them. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you get the point across clearly.  Madai Villasenor
  • Christian's Sep 19, 19:32 comment on Does SpongeBob make you dumber?
    Dear, Alex I am interested by your post “Does Spongebob Make You Dumber?” because it is about children who go to preschool and they think slower by watching it. Knowing that they won’t be able to think in school because they aren’t learning from what they’re watching at home. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is”The study concluded that kids who watched SpongeBob had significantly lower scores on the tests than the kids who watched a PBS show.” I think this is true because watching PBS kids show can get children from preschool to learn instead of watching SpongeBob. Thanks for your writing. I looking forward to seeing what you write next because there a lot of things that could be true about children at preschool. I would like you to continue to talk about things that don’t get children to focus more when they are at school or at their own home. Christian
  • Aaliyah's Sep 19, 18:53 comment on Talking to the Sun
    Dear Bethzy, I am touched by your poem, “Talking to the sun” because it creates the longing for my childhood once again. It has me miss the times I was a careless child that all I had to worry about was wanting a toy rather than worrying about school, life, money, etc. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “I remember having it easy as a kid” I think this is so true because now as we grow older life starts adding more to the complications. Rather than believing as a child, I can’t wait to grow up we start longing for what it felt like to be a child again. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this poem was meaningful and very heartfelt. It’s those moments that you miss of being a child that makes you feel like you never wanna grow up and only go back in time. Aaliyah
  • Christian's Sep 19, 16:55 comment on End the Hate
    Thank You for reading. I made this poem because I really do feel that all people should be treated equally no matter their skin color. Im thankful for you enjoying it but this is just my way on creating something for those that deserve better. Thank You.
  • Rene's Sep 19, 09:05 comment on We real cool
    Dear Bernard, I am cool with your cool “We Are Cool” because it seems so cool the way you sort it out. It makes sense how cool it is to be cool. One sentence that you wrote that stands out for me is, “is to be genuine good human and respect others cool”. I think this is cool because it’s cool enough to respect others people’s cool. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it’s cool reading a cool text. It makes sense and I love it because of how cool it sounds! From, Flores.
  • Rene's Sep 19, 08:25 comment on The “Reality” Show
    Dear Isaac, I am flattered by your work, it’s really interesting, it has a lot of potential work that makes sense, your article, “The “Reality” show” because things got in hand. Things are great and really beautiful. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “This was the first time a true story finished well on a TV show.” I think this is the flattering way because it makes sense when you read it, and it makes sense. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because appearing to the people the story ended well. When it’s all good there is more to come. Sincerely Flores.
  • Eliana's Sep 19, 07:36 comment on College can cost an arm and a leg, but it wasn’t always like this. What happened?
    Dear Charlie : I am intrigued by your post, “College can cost an arm and a leg, but it wasn’t always like this. What happened?,” because it talks about how college became more expensive over the years.The amount of people going to college started to decreases due too the high raise in tuition. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “To keep up with the sudden increase in people going to college, schools started increasing the price to keep up with demand, but it wasn’t anything to extraordinary until about the late 1980s when these prices seemed to skyrocket,” I think this is important because it explains why you think it skyrocketed. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you give out good information about the topic you are writing about. Eliana
  • Israel's Sep 19, 07:23 comment on My Life 20 Years From Now
    Dear Bill: I am fascinated by your discussion post titled “My Life 20 Years From Now” because of how optimistic you seem about the future. Not to mention how detailed your prediction was. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is when you mentioned you planning to have a few cats in the future because I would assume having animals would be too time-consuming given everything you have planned for yourself. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because of your optimistic view of the future Israel
  • Andrea L's Sep 19, 06:02 comment on An Unwanted Guest
    Dear Ian: I am thrilled by your description of the book An Unwanted Guest because I myself had actually been looking to read that book and just wanted to check out what others thought about it. I love the way that you describe the book but don’t actually give anything away. Great way to catch someone’s attention and having them want to read the book. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was “So far, the plot in An Unwanted Guest might remind a reader of the story in another book, Someone We Know. Both books are murder mysteries with plots driven by suspicion among the main characters, and both ask the same two questions: who killed her? and why?” since you not only recommended another book that I am sure is great, but you made a connection with something you were familiar with. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next since I, myself, enjoy reading these types of books. If you are looking for another book with similar plots I’d recommend One of Us Is Lying or another book that I just loved and had a great plot twist was The Silent Patient. Again, good job in spreading information on the back positively. Andrea
  • Felipe's Sep 19, 03:27 comment on The book “Street Life” can change your future
    Dear Dynasty I am impressed by your post “Street Life” because you summarized what the book was about and explained how the kid was living as well as how he felt protected if he had joined a gang. I normally don’t like reading books because i don’t find interest in them but you made me want to read this book because i want to know more about victor. One sentence that got my attention was when you said ” no matter how your struggling and living, it’s never too late to become whatever you put your heart into”. I really enjoyed reading this part because it shows that you never gave up on your dreams. It was probably hard to do but you managed to do it and have a better life. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you post next because it seems like you are really interested in these topics you even try to put yourself in their shoes because you can relate a little bit to them. Felipe Vargas
  • MIa valenzuela's Sep 19, 01:49 comment on Is having culture intelligence important?
    Dear Charles: I am impressed by your post,” Is having cultural intelligence important? ” One sentence you phrase that stands out for me is “Leaders who operate in a global environment need to feel confident and optimistic as they build strong relationships, encourage cooperation, and develop common goals with their counterparts across borders. Leaders must understand what drives the beliefs of their diverse colleagues. They need an understanding of Intelligence Quotient (IQ), Emotional Intelligence (EQ), and Cultural Intelligence (CQ) to be one among great leaders.” This stood out by how many rhetorical devices they have used, they used rhetoric such as “metaphor, partialism, example list. By using this it really got the message about how important it is to have a good leader to do multiple things. Thanks for your writing. Samantha
  • Andrea A's Sep 18, 23:33 comment on Does a Positive Outlook have an Effect on Performance?
    Dear Isabella, I am very intrigued by your post “Does a Positive Outlook Have an Effect on Performance” because I agree with you that with a better outlook, you will have a better performance on the field. A lot of the time an athlete can get lost in their thoughts if they feel like they’re not doing their best. One sentence that stands out to me is, “I waste my time struggling to come back from the negative mindset and searching for the reason behind what I’m doing wrong rather than enjoying the sports I love.” I think this is an important idea to realize because a lot of the time a person can lose sight of their passion for something because they get too caught up in it. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your writing really caught my attention.l
  • Veronica's Sep 18, 22:49 comment on How culturally different is the Western Hemisphere from the Eastern Hemisphere?
    Dear Sadie, I am interested by your post “How culturally different is the Western Hemisphere from the Eastern Hemisphere?” because is impressive how the difference is the communication in the different parts of the hemisphere. Also I think that is curios how different they are in the theme of the company hierarchy. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “While people are more direct and to the point in the West, communication is more indirect and involves reading between the lines in the East.” I think this is impressed because one continental have communication and the other one not.Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it’s interesting know more about other parts of the world. Also it’s interesting because can know more about other places where I don’t know how is the people. Veronica
  • Ernesto's Sep 18, 17:53 comment on Remembering 9/11
    Dear, Ashley I have been touched by your post “Remembering 9/11” due to this horrific event that happened on September 11, 2001. A Lot of innocent people’s lives were taken away by some terrorists. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Due to these attacks, over 3,000 people sadly lost their lives but each and every one of those lives aren’t forgotten. The people of New York built a memorial and a museum to honor the victims of the attacks.” I think this is very sad and heartbreaking to everyone who may have lost a loved one in this act. There were alot of people that got killed and shouldn’t have died. But they’ve made a memorial for those lives and I thought that was sweet. Thanks for your writing this post. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because posts like these melt my heart because they are very sad and to think things like that happen. I also want to keep up with what other stories you have to write about because I love to read what is going on in the world, whether it’s history or current things.   Ernesto Monroy 
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  • Monica's Sep 18, 04:09 comment on Happiness & Smiles
    Dear andrea I am very impressed by your post, “Happiness & Smiles” because it makes me understand hoe smiling you can become happier. I thinks is’t impresee that your smile can change your personality, and can make your day better. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: If it is genuine smile, yes, it might make yourself be happier; but a fake smile might just make your day worse.” I agree with you that a fake smile can make a different in your personality, and can make your day worse because some people just pretending that they are happy when they are not. Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I like how you focus what it is best for people. -Monica
  • Lesly's Sep 18, 02:57 comment on How does Divorce Affect Children?
    Dear Lily, I am fascinated by your post, “How does divorce affect children?” because all the things you mentioned I couldn’t agree more. It is true that many kids are affected by their parents divorce. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Divorce can cause children to be more likely to have a mental illness and cause lots of distress.” I think this is very serious because everyone’s mental health is very important and should be taken seriously and receive help if they need it. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I like to take peoples feelings into consideration and how they are affected by situations in there lives. I also like how you were aware how kids and teens are affected by their parents divorce. Lesly
  • Perla's Sep 18, 00:34 comment on What will the earth look like in 100 years?
    i am fascinated by your post on ¨what will the earth look like in 100 years¨” because since it shows how the earth will change like the seas will probably rise. There will in any case be catastrophes like tropical storms and rapidly spreading fires yet a portion of the water will be scant, the environment it’s impossible will change following 100 years. One sentence that got my attention was ¨Natural disasters like wildfires and hurricanes will continue to be very common and water resources ¨. The reason why this caught my attention was because it saying that it´s really common to have these in the world. Thank you for writing i can´t wait to see more of your amazing writings.
  • Sam O's Sep 17, 20:42 comment on Why is nuclear energy not only outrageous but inefficient?
    Hey Maya,  I used to be doubtful of nuclear energy too, but watching this video helped change my perspective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3znG6_vla0&t=2s  Though nuclear energy can be deadly to humans and the environment through an accident or when used as a weapon, it can be very beneficial when properly harnessed. Utilizing nuclear energy is the most efficient way to produce the most power with the least amount of fuel. Nuclear energy is also the cleanest form of generating power since it gives off zero carbon emissions. According to the Nuclear Energy Institute, The U.S. avoided more than 16,000 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions between 1995 and 2018 thanks to Nuclear energy. (https://www.nei.org/resources/statistics/emissions-avoided-by-us-nuclear-industry ) The only dangers nuclear power plants pose are the radioactive waste produced by them and the risk of human error causing an accident. (Both the Chernobyl and Fukushima incidents were caused by human error) As long as the small amount of radioactive waste produced by these reactors is safely contained (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoy_WJ3mE50 ) and the nuclear power plants are operating within safety guidelines, nuclear power is the most efficient source of clean energy today. Also, President Biden set a goal that America will become 100% carbon neutral by 2050. As we do not have the technology that would allow us to transition to full reliance on renewable energy at the moment, I believe that nuclear power can act as the bridge to allow us to reduce fossil fuel dependency while we develop the infrastructure that will allow us to move to 100% sustainable energy by 2050. 
  • Erika's Sep 17, 20:41 comment on Remembering 9/11
    Dear, Ashley: I am touched by your post because many people have died in the 9/11 event. Many people died because the twin towers collapsed while people were in them. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “Due to these attacks, over 3,000 people sadly lost their lives but each and every one of those lives aren’t forgotten.” I think this is very sad because those people didn’t deserve to loose their lives. Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I like how you write about the events that happened. I would like you to continue telling about the events that happened in the U.S. Erika
  • Mariam's Sep 17, 20:35 comment on Why do we dream and does mental health affect our dreams?
    I think this is such an interesting thing to think about. And its really hard to understand what is the true meaning behind dreams. Like you mentioned there are different theories which psychologists cant agree with. I really find it interesting to see all the different theories and how in some way I agree with all of them depending on the night and what dreams I have
  • Sam's Sep 17, 20:28 comment on The Future of Sino-Taiwanese Cross-Strait Relations
    Agreed! This is an issue that I definitely think will become a more mainstream talking point as time goes on. I know I will be reading and writing more about it as time goes on. And it’s always nice to meet another reader of “The Week” as well!
  • Brianna's Sep 17, 19:51 comment on Should private social media posts be regulated by school administrators?
    This was a very interesting topic to pick. When talking about things like this it is often hard to decide if this is wrong or right. I see both sides to why parents have mixed feelings about this. One concern can be bullying, harassment, and threats. But another one is an invasion of privacy.This was great information. Great job!
  • Zoe's Sep 17, 19:51 comment on Why do we dream and does mental health affect our dreams?
    What an interesting topic this is! I tend to dream right when I’m waking up and right when I’m falling asleep, so during the REM time you mentioned. I think it would be interesting for you to look into the possible meanings of dreams. Do they symbol things going on in your life, or are they completely random?
  • Araxan's Sep 17, 19:51 comment on Water Benefits and Proposals
    In Utah we’re currently going through a drought, and like Evan said, Utahns are encouraged to limit the amount of water they use on their lawn. Its sad to think that this is a national issue and potentially everyone will be affected by this. Buying water seems like an almost Lorax type event. Great job Ana.
  • Brody's Sep 17, 19:51 comment on AirBnB Provides Housing for Afghan Refugees
    I love the topic of the post! I think this is really touching and kind of the people who donated, and I wonder if it will have any future implications on AirBnB’s finances. Coming from not really knowing how AirBnB works, I wonder if the people renting their homes will still get paid? In any case, I’m so glad this is happening.
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    It is great to know that big businesses such as AirBnb help out in urgent social justice issues. I have rarely seen people speak up let alone help out people in need in situations like this.
  • Arual's Sep 17, 19:50 comment on Haiti Disasters: How Bad Are They?
    Reading and watching all that is happening to Haiti is absolutely devastating. It breaks my heart to see that this country continues have bad things happen to them. They’ve gone through so much and have to continuously heal from destruction.
  • Reese's Sep 17, 19:50 comment on How does Divorce Affect Children?
    I’m not a kid who has divorced parents but I have several friends who have divorced parents. Most of them feel like it’s their fault or they did something wrong to make it happen. Do you think they’ll ever stop thinking this way, or will it be a continuous cycle? I know in some cases parents have said something to make their kids think was their fault but I don’t think this is true in all cases. I’d love to hear more about your opinion on the subject.
  • Meaghan Madlena's Sep 17, 19:50 comment on Why do we dream and does mental health affect our dreams?
    I have always wondered about what causes dreaming and why it feels like it goes on for hours when it is just a few minutes, so I would love to see if you found research behind that. It’s interesting how you included the fact that our dreams are affected by our emotional state since the emotional side of our brain is more active while dreaming than our logical side. I have also been interested in learning more about lucid dreaming so I am happy to see that you included that as well. The thought of us having control over what we are dreaming is really interesting to me.
  • Madison's Sep 17, 19:49 comment on Can a Giant Laser Control the Weather?
    I really like how your title can pull people in. It is very eye catching, and leaves the reader curious as to what you were going to say.
  • Paul's Sep 17, 19:49 comment on School Social Media Free Speech Case
    This story and Supreme Court decision in “Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.” really fascinated me too. I listened to a podcast with attorneys from both sides from the constitutional center “We the People”, which really helped me be able to see both sides on this issue. However, I strongly disagreed with the final Supreme Court decision. Even though she was off-campus, she had signed a team contract saying that she wouldn’t say negative stuff about the team either outside or inside of school. I feel like these types of contracts are important to the unity of school team athletics, and the reliability of these contracts in solving these issues was eroded seeing how far her particular case got. Do you think that her off-campus comments should have been counted as a violation of the cheer squad contract? I would love to know your thoughts, Paul
  • Jack's Sep 17, 19:48 comment on How Do Concussions Affect Teenagers?
    Comming from past experiences concussions are pretty scary and uncomfortable, a few years ago I think my freshman year of high school, I was nailed into the ground playing indoor lacrosse, and I came up not knowing where I was or what I was doing, one of the scariest experiences of my life, by far.
  • Zoe's Sep 17, 19:48 comment on Pay College Athletes or Not?
    I totally agree with you saying that the athletes “are students first.” Academics should always come first, especially if you’re going to college. Do you really think big D1 schools will put their students on academic probation though? Big name college athletes are most likely able to get exceptions for not going to class or doing homework, because they’re giving their school a name. I think you should maybe look into scholarship opportunities schools can give to athletes instead of paying them, that would be very interesting!
  • Jossan's Sep 17, 19:47 comment on Haiti Disasters: How Bad Are They?
    This post is very interesting. The big earthquake this year claimed significantly less lives than the one in 2010. Why do you think that is? I looked up the statistics, and they say that 250,000 people died in the 2010 earthquake compared to roughly 2,200 people this year. Although natural disasters happen frequently, many people in the US are misinformed about these things. Its something we should be talking about more, but overall, this post helped me understand this situation more.
  • Mariam's Sep 17, 19:47 comment on Haiti Disasters: How Bad Are They?
    Its really hard to read about things like this. Especially since Haiti has experienced so many natural disaster throughout the years. And since its not a very advanced county there are a lot of people that are currently living under the poverty level which makes it even harder to get access to basic things like medical help. Have you researched how all of this has impacted their economy? Ive also seen that apart from covid, the natural disasters, economic problems they have also been suffering from political issues as well.
  • Meredith's Sep 17, 19:47 comment on What are your thoughts on the NFL Protests?
    It’s interesting to see how even the most small and peaceful forms of protests are still looked down upon by someone who was supposed to represent the people like the former president. The NFL player’s actions seemed to have more affect on the media than Trump announcing that he thinks NFL players who are expressing their right to protest should be fired.
  • Lilyana's Sep 17, 19:47 comment on Podcast Careers
    I enjoyed the way this post gave hope to careers of less maintenance. Although I still believe there is a large amount of time and effort that goes into making a podcast, it was reassuring that it requires little money and education. My friends and I had once thought about starting a podcast so this brought me back to then. I agree that it would be hard to start off and finding publicity. I think when people, such as celebrities or influencers, start podcasts as a sub career have an advantage by already being known. However this can be a god opportunity for people to explore podcasting professionally and as their main career.
  • Brody's Sep 17, 19:46 comment on How do people know what they want to be from such a young age, is it parents, community, or exposure-based?
    This topic was really interesting to me. As someone who thought I knew what I wanted to be for an extremely long time, I relate to lots of things from the article, such as the limited career knowledge based on experience and parent bias. I also wonder if there’s a more scientific approach to this question, since the article is more about what we can do on a personal level to impact it. It seems like a hard topic to do scientific research on, so I understand why there may not be, but I still wonder if there’s any out there.
  • Arual's Sep 17, 19:45 comment on Is having culture intelligence important?
    This was very interesting and informing to read. As someone who is from another culture, I strongly believe that Cultural Intelligence should be taught and should be a key understanding to life and leadership. As BSU president and a member of STUCO, I have to develop the skills you said, to become an effective leader. What you have written is very important and should be shared to various people. How are you going to teach the necessity of culture intelligence amongst your peers?
  • Madison's Sep 17, 19:45 comment on Do siblings have a closer bond based on how far apart in age they are?
    As someone who has a large age gap between me and my siblings, I’ve never really thought about how we close we could be. Had my father met my mom sooner, I could have gotten closer to them, but because they were basically already out of the house, we didn’t get the chance to bond with one another. I think starting with a question might also help pull people in more, but I like how it is as of right now.
  • Jack's Sep 17, 19:45 comment on Water Benefits and Proposals
    Water shortages and droughts are some of the last things I want to think about, the uncertainty and uneasiness we get are truly just not ok. Growing up in Utah, a desert, we’ve had some scares, with drought, not being able to water lawns, higher water bills, and so on. This idea of having Oklahoma help Missouri is a really good one, especially now where we should start thinking about surviving, not thriving.
  • Brianna's Sep 17, 19:44 comment on AirBnB Provides Housing for Afghan Refugees
    I wasn’t aware that Airbnb was doing this until I read this post. I think it is awesome how they are using their app to help out people who need it, especially now with everything that is happening. This is a great post. The post was short and simple but got to the point and provided detail. Good job.
  • Paul's Sep 17, 19:44 comment on The Future of Sino-Taiwanese Cross-Strait Relations
    Hey Sam, I’ve found this topic very interesting as well. I actually read a similar piece to this in “The Week” magazine. It was titled something along the lines of “will America protect Taiwan’s national interests?” I didn’t know very much about China-Taiwan relations before I read this article, so I found it quite fascinating. The title made me wonder why Taiwan was afraid that we wouldn’t defend them in a conflict with China after we pulled out of Afghanistan after 20 years there. I now see why, because America does have interests in protecting the sovereignty of Taiwan in order to counter the influence of China in the modern world. I wonder how this support of Taiwan could balance with being able to live in harmony with other world powers, though. I would love to know your thoughts, Paul
  • Reese's Sep 17, 19:44 comment on Remembering 9/11
    I completely agree on the importance of remembering 9/11. So many innocent lives were lost that day when we were least expecting it. I’ve never heard of the Tribute in Light, what takes pace during it? I know many people thought they should have just left a whole in the ground where the towers were to show the magnitude of the destruction, do you think this as well? Others have said the memorial where the towers were was a good tribute to their memory. What are your thought on this?
  • Araxan's Sep 17, 19:44 comment on How Do Concussions Affect Teenagers?
    It makes sense that teens would have more concussions than adults, they are significantly more active than most adults. But I hadn’t yet considered the fact that they would be worse strictly because of their developing brain. Nice job Zoe.
  • Meaghan Madlena's Sep 17, 19:44 comment on Haiti Disasters: How Bad Are They?
    I think this is an extremely important topic and needs to be talked about more. We lack awareness on the news and/or social media about stuff that is going on outside of the United States so we have very little knowledge on it. One thing I noticed that you said was that this is not their first natural disaster they have gone through. It’s sad to think they have to continue rebuilding their lives over and over again after nearly losing everything.
  • Bella's Sep 17, 19:42 comment on How to stop Covid-19
    I agree with your point. I think that having the mask mandate rule is very important for stopping the spread of Covid. If we continue to have people wear them and more people decide to get vaccinated, I hope that we can go back to somewhat a normal life.
  • Bella's Sep 17, 19:39 comment on Is having culture intelligence important?
    Those who possess a higher level of cultural intelligence play a very important role in our society. They help educate and help spread knowledge to different communities. SO therefore, yes I do agree with you and I think that having cultural intelligence is very important.
  • Brecklyn's Sep 17, 19:28 comment on AirBnB Provides Housing for Afghan Refugees
    Prior to reading your post, I wasn’t aware that Airbnb was doing this for refugees and those escaping other crises. But I think that it’s a great idea that they’re doing this, especially because this is such a big deal in our society today. Seeing the data that you provided makes it easier to put into perspective how many people Airbnb is truly helping.
  • Sadie DuBois's Sep 17, 18:38 comment on How Do Concussions Affect Teenagers?
    I find this topic extremely interesting, especially as sports are getting more intense and more competitive. I know that many people who I have played a sport with have gotten concussions during games, and they have been ought for several weeks or longer. I would also like to point out that many athletes push through most of their injuries, not just concussions and don’t visit the trainer as often as they should. This poses a question in my mind and that is, what percentage of teenagers have had a concussion?
  • Charles's Sep 17, 18:30 comment on The Link Between Time Management and Athleticism
    Being a student athlete, I find that the points made within this comment are accurate. Having to manage my time properly and making sure to get assignments done quickly has become a great habit of mine. It’s interesting to see that these student athletes are performing better on tests but this would make sense as they are more efficient with the time given to them. Will these student athletes perform even better in college without the distraction of sports?
  • Natalia's Sep 17, 17:51 comment on StateHood from the D.C.
    Hi Rene, you make some really valid points. Why would making Washington D.C. a state be so controversial? Can you think of any ways this could change things like the presidential elections?
  • Charlie's Sep 17, 17:51 comment on Among the Stars
    Dear Sayra, This was really interesting to read, and after thinking about it I’ve got a couple of questions for you. Do you know if the astronomy/space exploration field has similar gender inequality issues to other jobs? It would be really interesting to hear from these astronauts, mathematicians, engineers, etc. if they think they’re treated the same as their peers. Is astronomy a diverse field? Knowing the era of the first moon landing, I would assume only white male astronauts were allowed to go on missions. I’d love to hear your responses to these and more. -Charlie
  • Charles's Sep 17, 17:51 comment on What are your thoughts on the NFL Protests?
    “I think that how President Trump chose to approach the fact that NFL players were silently protesting was terrible.” You’re comment on how President Trump reacted directly mirrors how I felt on this incident. Having watched this on live television, I believed these players were doing the right thing by silently protesting on the national stage. The reaction from our president should’ve been more professional especially when these players have the right to protest in this manner.
  • Andrea's Sep 17, 17:51 comment on How Do Concussions Affect Teenagers?
    Hey Zoe! I think it’s interesting that you mention that teens put themselves at more risk to getting multiple concussions in a short period of time because the athlete wants to continue to push even if they shouldn’t. I know that a lot of my teammates and myself are guilty of doing this whether it relates to a concussion or another injury. This definitely brought light to the fact that you should take time off and respect recovery time in order to protect a developing teen brain.
  • Liam's Sep 17, 17:50 comment on The Link Between Time Management and Athleticism
    Time management is a very important skill that sports help a lot with. Balancing school with extra-curriculars is always an interesting topic, and the studies on student-athlete performance. The fact that student-athletes in general perform 2% better than anyone not involved is not surprising, as those students are constantly forced to manage time well, and sports are definitely known to improve mental health leading to those higher grades.
  • Isabella's Sep 17, 17:50 comment on Will COVID Go Away On Its Own?
    I like how you included a hyperlink to the article which could help me easily locate the article if I have any further questions. I enjoy how you provided information comparing it to a similar virus like the flu and compared and contrasted the two, showing how Covid is more contagious and mutates more. Thank you for breaking down the question and going in-depth to answer your question and provide the supporting evidence, now I have a better view of what is going on in the world currently.
  • Kate's Sep 17, 17:50 comment on Haiti Disasters: How Bad Are They?
    This is a very interesting discussion post. I thought the information about how it was difficult to admit people into the hospitals because they were full of Covid patients was very interesting. It’s sometimes hard for us to realize that the hospitals could be too full to hold people, especially from two very serious situations.
  • Marisa's Sep 17, 17:49 comment on Among the Stars
    This is super interesting because I did not realize that they were naming them after “African America, Hispanic, and Native American astronauts and cosmonauts”. It’s so amazing to hear that there is going to be more representation of these groups within the stars or just recognition in general. I think that acknowledging more influential POC, in general, is a great step in the right direction for the nation and I would love to hear more about the representation.
  • Lily V's Sep 17, 17:49 comment on Asteroids Have Names ?
    Who among the people who have an asteroid named after them is most inspiring to you? What are their accomplishments?
  • William's Sep 17, 17:49 comment on Remembering 9/11
    I didn’t hear that much about the Tribute in Light. What other ways are the people who died remembered? Do we know what the last plane’s target was? I’m glad that there have been so many tributes to this event recently. It is important to remember our pasts so we can better be prepared for the future.
  • Georgia's Sep 17, 17:49 comment on Asteroids Have Names ?
    This is so cool! I had no idea that people were naming asteroids after astronauts. Using a different title that relates more to naming asteroids would definitely draw more people in!
  • Cameron's Sep 17, 17:49 comment on Will COVID Go Away On Its Own?
    The points you are making about mutation are actually happening with the delta variant and some people are still getting and transmitting the virus despite vaccination. Here is an article about it.https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/12/most-fully-vaccinated-people-who-get-covid-delta-infections-are-asymptomatic-who-says-.html I think you should follow your article with some evidence in emerging news about the delta variant.
  • Maya's Sep 17, 17:49 comment on What are your thoughts on the NFL Protests?
    A big misconception was that kneeling was a sign of disrespect towards America and its people. The symbolism was in support of those who have been targeted just like you mentioned. It would be interesting to see how Kaepernick was affected after his silent protest especially how the NFL treated him.
  • Penelope's Sep 17, 17:49 comment on Should private social media posts be regulated by school administrators?
    I thought this was a super interesting article, and I agree with the idea that schools should not have control over a student’s social media. Social media has the option to be private for a reason, and what a student does outside of school should not be the school’s business. Forcing students to let the schools see/take control of students’ social media will lead to more rebellious students and most likely students that actively disobey the school’s rules. Social media is a place for students to connect without feeling pressure from their school or parents, and I agree that it should stay that way.
  • Olivia's Sep 17, 17:48 comment on School Social Media Free Speech Case
    This story about Brandy Levy not making the varsity cheer team and it ending in a lawsuit really drew me in. I would like to hear the situation in-depth and better explained. I would definitely be interested if I could relate in any way to the story. What were Levy’s motives and why did she feel it necessary to post about this in a bad way on social media? I like the idea of this article as social media is so prominent in our lives today.
  • Sam H's Sep 17, 17:48 comment on How to stop Covid-19
    Hi Madai! I am glad that you were able to attend receive good grades while you were at home and online. You are correct in that last year was very difficult for many people. It is less worrisome that more people are getting vaccinated. Do you believe that school would have been better full-remote? Or do you believe that school would have been stressful no matter if there was online or in-person schooling because of the presence of coronavirus in the atmosphere?
  • Connor's Sep 17, 17:48 comment on How to stop Covid-19
    This is a good post overall. I like how you included facts about Covid and being vaccinated. I think that online school was very different and a learning experience.
  • Kate's Sep 17, 17:47 comment on How Do Concussions Affect Teenagers?
    This is a great viewpoint on concussions. A sentence I found very interesting was “This is because the initial symptoms may not be very noticeable, and athletes want to push through and keep on playing.” I thought this was interesting because it is one of the reasons why teenagers are prone to multiple concussions. I have many friends that have pushed through their concussion to keep doing their sport, so this is definitely true. I would love to hear more about how these concussions specifically affect the brain development of teenagers.
  • Evan's Sep 17, 17:47 comment on Water Benefits and Proposals
    Water shortage is an increasing issue across the nation. Here in Utah, there was a policy where residents were suggested to stop watering their lawns for a period of time. It is scary to think about, and motivates me to do my part in preservation of the environment.
  • Sammy's Sep 17, 17:47 comment on AirBnB Provides Housing for Afghan Refugees
    Airbnb is definitely already a great program, helping people have places to stay on vacation and the like. Using it to help refugees is such a great way to benefit the people struggling, especially in such unrest with what is going on in Afghanistan. I think that finding the numbers and stats was very beneficial to this article. Good job!
  • Neve's Sep 17, 17:46 comment on How does Number and Gender of Sibling(s) affect Personality?
    I really like the question you asked. I’ve wondered the same thing as I am the only girl cousin on both sides of my family. Along with that, my mom grew up with three older brothers. Being the only girl I feel that I have received more opportunities.
  • Georgia's Sep 17, 17:46 comment on Is it too late to save the world?
    This article seems really intriguing. I am also super interested in the effects of climate change and am worried about the future. It would be cool to include ways the article said are ways we can help stop the climate crisis.
  • Olivia's Sep 17, 17:45 comment on How does my brain work?
    It was interesting to hear the science terms like, “…the cerebellum, the cerebrum, and finally the brainstem, each sending signals in and out of the brain.” I would be very interested to hear more about the meaning of all of these things. You should go deeper into how the teen brain works and the breakup of that and its priorities. I would definitely read this article if you related this to your own life!
  • Connor's Sep 17, 17:44 comment on How Do Concussions Affect Teenagers?
    This is a very well writing and composed post. I like how you are bringing to attention about concussions and how they can be worse than they seem, Especially for teenagers and their developing brains.
  • Lily V's Sep 17, 17:44 comment on How Do Concussions Affect Teenagers?
    What are some ways we can limit the risk of severe concussions for children? For example, could football helmets be changed in order to make them more effective in stopping concussions?
  • Maya's Sep 17, 17:44 comment on The Link Between Time Management and Athleticism
    I honestly did not think that student athletes would perform 2% higher on tests which is quite interesting. I think another good correlation topic would be how student athletes are able to get things done ahead of time to in order to avoid procrastinating. That would be another good idea to add into this topic!
  • Penelope's Sep 17, 17:43 comment on How does Number and Gender of Sibling(s) affect Personality?
    I thought this was a super interesting perspective! This sentence really stuck out to me…”Girls who grow up with only brothers tend to be high-achieving and get a lot more out of life and school than other girls.” I personally have experienced that match up with this. I have a brother, and it feels like being the only girl sibling within my family does mean I get more opportunities. I asked a similar question, one about how the age gap between siblings affects their relationship. I didn’t even think about how much gender affected siblings as well, and I personally think that being the only girl as well as being very close in age with your siblings can lead to some of the best bonds that stay strong into adulthood.
  • Sammy's Sep 17, 17:43 comment on How does Number and Gender of Sibling(s) affect Personality?
    This is such an interesting concept to talk about, especially with how different all families are. It’s cool to learn that only girls in a family of boys are more achieving, although it actually makes sense in a way. Especially with older siblings, you constantly feel the need to be better than them. All in all, a nice topic.
  • Evan's Sep 17, 17:42 comment on Will COVID Go Away On Its Own?
    The claims you made in this post are mainstream and supported well. Thanks to you, I have a better understanding of how the flu and COVID are different in respect to their constant mutation.
  • Natalia's Sep 17, 17:40 comment on 9/11
    James, great post discussing the events that occured on September 11th, 2001. The aftermath of the attack completely reshaped the way the United States dealt with foreign relations in the Middle East. Can you think of some of the ways the U.S. was changed and how it still affects us today?
  • Natalia's Sep 17, 17:28 comment on Minimum wage
    Hi Jonathan, Really nice post, minimum wage has always been an issue especially in California.

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