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    I am a high school math teacher and I greatly enjoyed reading your blog. You make so many great points as to why coding should be introduced to students at a young age. Developing their critical thinking and problem skills is always of importance in schooling so why not use coding as an enjoyable activity to accomplish that. I agree with you in that introducing it to students at young age can only benefit the students in the long run. I reference your post in my own blog post here.
  • Dr. Jayne M. Burton's Jan 27, 00:32 comment on The Handling of Misinformation on Spotify
    Pilar, I hope you have time to read the responses to your work! We, as teachers of writing, appreciate your processes and how you have leveraged AI to inform your thinking. Best wishes to you!
  • Mrs. Smith's Jan 25, 00:45 comment on How Engineering is as much of an Art as it is a Science
    I am a 6th grade science teacher and I truly enjoyed reading your post! Making a decision about what you want to do after high school is definitely a challenge. Not everyone knows what they want to do, and that is okay! I like that you broke down engineering as an art and a science, I never really thought of it that way. The creativity component to me has always been an aspect of science as you use what you know, but I do like the idea of thinking of creativity in terms of an art form. Now thinking about it, there is definitely some art behind engineering and thus why we have so many different resources that have been created to improve our lives. I have referred to your project on my Blog as I love the idea of my students creating their own blogs and speaking their mind. Here is the link to my blog!
  • Nico's Jan 22, 21:49 comment on The Handling of Misinformation on Spotify
    Pilar, It was great to read your summary. I liked how the topic was so actual and had a lot of information about the why and how. It made a pretty clear picture of what the article was about. I think the AI article was less detailed and I agree in that the parts that the AI focused on seemed less important than the ones you described. My experience with AI is that is also unbiased but the information it gives is limited and of not much relevance as it over summarizes, thank you for your writing, I look forward to reading more of you because you are a great writer.
  • Nico's Jan 22, 21:40 comment on A Teenage Dreamer
    Isiah, you’re summary was excellent. You did a great job finding the key ideas of the video. It was very concise and relevant, and all the points you put across in the summary were also relevant to the video. I thought the line “Celeste represents teenage Dreamers, an important part of our country. ” was awesome, It represents very well the idea of the video. As another immigrant trying to get their license, I can relate to her story, I think you could be interested in “A tale of two immigrants” which is a story of two teenage girls who immigrated. Here is the link https://voxatl.org/tale-two-immigrants-video/. Thank you for your writing and I look forward to reading more from you because I think you picked really interesting topics.
  • Kolby's Jan 18, 17:16 comment on A Teenage Dreamer
    Isiah, awesome summary of this video. The story was very inspiring and informational to here. This story is so inspirational to push through whatever circumstances or cards you’ve been dealt. Great job!
  • Rachelle's Jan 18, 17:12 comment on AI and Taylor Swift
    I like the topic and the summary. I think in your summary you use lots of opinions and you reference different parts of Taylor Swift that aren’t mentioned in the article. You talk about her style when you talk about “Taylor going back to the country genre”.This is something the AI wasn’t able to do. I had similar experiences in AI where it would only state facts.
  • Kolby's Jan 18, 17:08 comment on Rishi Sunak
    Dear Jacob Calvin Thomas, Joven. An interesting and nutritious topic you’ve chosen to dive into. One thing I noticed with your article vs the AI is bias. I dealt with similar challenges. On topics where one should most definetly hold some sort of bias to one side or the other I’ve found that the AI manages to take out choosing one side or another and is able stay neutral. Seeing as me and you have experienced similar things with the AI its clear its showing a pattern. Thank you for the read
  • Rachelle's Jan 18, 17:08 comment on I am made of
    I like the organization and repetition in the poem. You do a good job with rhyme and expressing yourself. I like the way all of the unique things in your life are expressed. The only thing I would say to improve is to use better word choice.
  • Jacob's Jan 18, 17:05 comment on American Ideal vs Reality
    Hello, thank you for writing about an endlessly fascinating topic. Colonization is something that has occurred in countless places for years on years and has long-lasting effects. I also thank you for expressing your experiences with this, as it shows true courage. Thank you for sharing again!
  • Nico M's Jan 18, 17:05 comment on A Teenage Dreamer
    Isiah, this is a very well done summary of this video. Her story is amazing, and there are many more like it. My favorite line of your writing is, “Celeste represents teenage dreamers.” People all over should be able to see this story and use it as motivation to know that it is not over, and there still is hope for them, no matter how unlikely it may be. There are 1000’s of other people with stories just like Celeste. One I think you should look into is the story of Jimmy Butler. He was homeless at a young age and through his hard work he eventually made it to the NBA. I am glad and thank you for writing this because people are now aware of this story because of this and I hope to hear more from you in the future.
  • Jacob's Jan 18, 17:02 comment on Qatar 2022 World Cup
    Dear Kolby, I thoroughly enjoyed your summaries, along with the summaries of the AI. My experience was eerily similar to yours. The viewpoints of the AI were very similar to my viewpoints. The AI focused on specific things in my articles and yours. As we both had nearly the same experience, it shows a pattern in the AI. AI has certain tendencies that are constantly evident.
  • Stephen's Jan 17, 21:05 comment on Compare your summary to an AI summary
    Emma, I really loved your discussion. I think that what you said about women being less skilled (which makes no sense) and how absurd that was. I think the AI left out a lot of critical points about the article that you were able to include. It happened to me as well but the AI gave a few numbers I missed, it doesn’t seem like it did that for you. Thank you for the post!
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    Emma, I really loved your discussion. I think that what you said about women being less skilled (which makes no sense) and how absurd that was. I think the AI left out the
  • Stephen's Jan 17, 20:54 comment on My Life in a Poem
    Nicolle, I really enjoyed this poem and the metaphor you used, “the coach doesn’t play, only teaches.” It really reminded me of my own friends or teammates who give me advice and I don’t know what to do with it. I would love to hear another poem because of the great techniques you used (Rhythm and Metaphor.) to great success. I also loved the topic and how you talked about your parents because I feel the same way at times. Thank you for the poem and hope you write more!
  • Marco's Jan 17, 07:06 comment on American Ideal vs Reality
    Hello, thank you for using this post to share about colonization and your experiences having moved from Yemen to the United States. I find that you expressed the tragedy of losing certain languages particularly well, and I feel that you elevated that topic of sharing your own experience with Arabic. Thank yo again for sharing.
  • Nico M's Jan 16, 21:26 comment on The James Webb Telescope Article Summary
    Caroline, I had a very similar experience to you when comparing my summary and the AI summary. I too noticed that the AI was very fact driven and did not quote the article, like you did. Your own summary has much more character and emotion in it. You can tell how much more human it is because you give your own opinions on the topic, and show emotion in your writing. The James Webb telescope is very fascinating and reading your summary has spiked my interest. The photos are very beautiful, and I am excited to see more to come from it.
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  • Paul Allison's Jan 14, 22:30 comment on Assess Text using the Habits of Mind
    Dialogue generated by GPT-3 in reference to this page. (Seems pretty accurate to me.) Person A: We shouldn’t rely on GPT-3 to assess a text by referencing the Habits of Mind. Artificial intelligence can’t even come close to matching the intuitive analysis that comes from a human mind. Person B: But GPT-3 has gotten so good at understanding natural language and analyzing texts that it can give us a pretty accurate assessment of the Habits of Mind. Person C: I think it totally depends on the text. If it’s a short, clear statement then GPT-3 will probably do a decent job. But if it’s a more complex text with nuanced meanings, GPT-3 won’t be able to accurately read and assess it. Person A: That’s true, but even with a simpler text, GPT-3 will still miss out on a lot of the nuances and insight that come with a more thorough analysis– something that only a human can do. Person B: Yes, but GPT-3 can still provide us with valuable insight and can help to provide a higher level of accuracy than if we just did the analysis ourselves. Person C: Well, maybe, but I still think it’s risky to completely rely on GPT-3. I think we should use it as a tool, but still have a human assess the text as well. Person A: Absolutely! We need to keep the human element in the equation and use the technology to supplement our own understanding.
  • Caroline M's Jan 13, 19:52 comment on American Ideal vs Reality
    Hammam, I really enjoyed reading this post and learning about your own experiences moving from Yemen to the US. I think your writing regarding the sadness surrounding the loss of many languages is so valuable. You did a really good job connecting these things to your own experiences with the English language and Arabic, and I think your story is so important to share.
  • Luke's Jan 13, 19:52 comment on AI and Taylor Swift
    Very good summary Nico, the formatting looks great. I like how in the summary you analyzed the significance of Taylor Swift’s albums in her career. The AI summary is not as detailed as yours and covers much less detail about the music of Taylor Swift. My experience with AI was similar as it would quote certain parts of my article but had little bias.
  • Pilar's Jan 13, 19:52 comment on A Teenage Dreamer
    Isiah, you did a very great job concisely summarizing the short film. Celeste’s story is beautiful, and I admire her ambitions. Stories like hers are important and need to be told. Thank you for writing this and helping others to find this short film and learn of Celeste and teenage dreamers.
  • Luke's Jan 13, 19:45 comment on American Ideal vs Reality
    Thank you for sharing your experience with leaving Yemen to come to the US. I appreciate the fact that you highlighted languages that were forced to become extinct by certain school systems and authorities. The way that your experiences were combined with historical allusions and data provided a unique perspective on America and what it is like to no longer use your native language.
  • James's Jan 13, 19:43 comment on AI and Taylor Swift
    Nice Summary Nico. I really liked how you go into depth about the album and its inspirations. The AI’s summary had much less background information and depth than yours.
  • Emma M's Jan 13, 19:42 comment on American Ideal vs Reality
    Hammam, I enjoyed reading about your experiences moving from Yemen to the US. You add a valuable perspective to the conversation. I like the way you summarized the historical information on the experience Native Americans went through and then compared it to your own. I also think you very effectively contrasted the American ideal with the more difficult reality many face. I hope to hear more about your story soon.
  • Caroline M's Jan 13, 19:39 comment on Compare your summary to an AI summary
    Emma, I really loved your summary. I think it was interesting and helpful how you referred back to data from your articles to help summarize the main points. I also experienced a similar thing with the AI because it left out a lot of the main points that the article makes, glossing over many of the details, many of which were important to the article.
  • Pilar's Jan 13, 19:38 comment on Twitter Takeover
    You did a great job describing the two articles in a short and concise manner. I like that you put what it seemed like each article thought about being for or against it but also what your personal opinion was. Your personal opinion stood out a lot because it had many strong claims, like Elon eventually ditching Twitter, and it was very well said. With your AI it took the second article from CNN a very different way than you did, and rather than focusing on the main topic, Elon Musk taking over Twitter and the reactions it garnered, it seemed to focus on one topic, which was the nondisclosures journalists would need when covering his companies. When I did AI on my summaries, I faced a similar thing. They seemed to take one part of the article and focus heavily on it rather than the whole thing.
  • Eli's Jan 13, 19:37 comment on My Neighborhood 
    This is such a cool story. Its interesting to see how different it is in New York, than in other places. In Salt Lake City, we don’t have a good public transportation system and only a few places are walkable. I would love to go to New York City again and explore.
  • Grace B's Jan 13, 19:37 comment on A Teenage Dreamer
    Interesting comment Isiah. The last line really stuck with me when you said “Celeste represents teenage dreamers, an important part of our country.” I liked it because it is important for minorities especially to know that their dreams are valid and wanted in this country.
  • James's Jan 13, 19:35 comment on Paul Bridges
    Great summary of this man’s life and ideals Michael. If I had to criticize one thing it would be to remove the “I think” from “I think that he believes”
  • Emma M's Jan 13, 19:34 comment on AI and Taylor Swift
    Nico, I enjoyed reading your summary of the article, especially how you analysed the different albums Taylor has released and their unique sounds. I agree that the AI seems to leave out personal and specific details that would add more perspective to the summary.
  • Eli's Jan 13, 19:33 comment on The Handling of Misinformation on Spotify
    This is a very cool topic. Its interesting to see what lengths some platforms will go to prevent misinformation vs others that will do very little if not nothing. My AI summary was also pretty unbiased and just kind of restated information from both sources.
  • Grace B's Jan 13, 19:32 comment on Compare your summary to an AI summary
    Emma, this post was interesting to read and see the different perspectives. I also noticed that I was biased in my writing, and the AI summary made it more unbiased.
  • Christina C's Jan 13, 18:47 comment on First thoughts on being a vegetable photographer (and playing with AI)
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  • Christina C's Jan 13, 18:47 comment on First thoughts on being a vegetable photographer (and playing with AI)
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  • Paul Allison's Jan 13, 15:19 comment on First thoughts on being a vegetable photographer (and playing with AI)
    Hi Christina, I used AI to come up with questions and UN Sustainable Development Goals related to your post. These might help you think further about your new career! Burning Questions and Possible Solutions: 1. How can a vegetable photographer maximize the beauty of their images? Possible solutions: Experiment with different angles, lighting techniques, and composition styles; look for interesting features within the vegetable such as texture, color, or shape; focus on the unique beauty of each vegetable, regardless of it being common or unusual. 2. How can a vegetable photographer create and maintain a successful photography business? Possible solutions: Advertise services and portfolio on multiple platforms; build a strong portfolio showing the variety of vegetables and styles photographed; establish an online presence by creating a website, blogging, providing great customer service, and actively participating in online communities. 3. How can vegetable photographers stay on the cutting edge of the photography field? Possible solutions: Take continuing education courses; experiment with different equipment and software; stay up-to-date with trends and technologies; network with other professionals and collaborate with creative artists. Alining with the UN SDGs using Question #1 above 1. Quality Education: Educating oneself on the best lighting, composition, and other photography techniques ensures that the vegetable photographer is able to capture images that are truly beautiful and engaging. 2. Decent Work and Economic Growth: By investing in high quality equipment and investing in professional training, the vegetable photographer can ensure that they have the skills and resources they need to maximize the beauty of their images. 3. Responsible Consumption and Production: The vegetable photographer should strive to be conscious of their environmental impact, reducing waste and choosing sustainable materials and methods to capture their images. 4. Climate Action: Vegetable photographers should take advantage of natural lighting and strive to use energy-efficient equipment. This will reduce their own energy consumption, as well as the carbon footprint of their work. I also added Habits of Mind that AI recommended for your text in the right sidebar
  • kat's Jan 12, 21:57 comment on First thoughts on being a vegetable photographer (and playing with AI)
    Ha! This is great. What I’ve noticed about AI so far is how earnest he (and I imagine a He) sounds as he discusses vegetables and whatever else he is tasked to talk about.
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  • Francisco's Dec 16, 19:09 comment on Youth and Impulsivity
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  • Jonathan's Dec 16, 08:53 comment on Should schools punish off-campus cyberbullying?
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  • Omar's Dec 16, 07:23 comment on Can you trust what you see on TikTok?
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  • Marie's Dec 14, 23:12 comment on Waste Less, Save More, Live More
    Dear Madi: I am interested in your post, “Wate less, Save more, Live more,” because I think food waste is a big deal in our nation. Many people overlook the importance of conserving food instead of wasting it. Also it wows me to think how much food is actually produced in the world. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I learned that about ⅓ of food produced in the world for humans every year is lost or wasted. This adds up to 1.3 Billion tons of food every year.” I think it is crazy that we produce so much food for it to go to waste and still have extreme poverty in other places. I also think that we should waste less food in our own homes. Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing you write in the future because I would like to learn more ways to reduce the waste of food. I also enjoyed learning about how we can change things in our daily lives that can have an impact for something good. Marie Garcia
  • Francisco's Dec 14, 20:58 comment on Drinking and driving
    Dear Edith, Your piece on “Drinking and driving” piqued my interest because it touches on a subject that I believe is not often discussed. Drinking and driving has long been a concern and still is today. I believe that in order to lower the rate, more has to be done to address this issue. I particularly enjoy the following statement you made: “I feel like not too many people take it seriously because it continues happening and is happening quickly.” This is because I believe that few individuals are aware of the risks associated with driving after drinking. Additionally, I believe that many do not consider the potentially fatal effects of drinking and driving. I appreciate your writing. This is a subject that requires more discussion, so I’m interested to see what you have to say next. More awareness of this issue will help individuals understand the risks associated with drunk driving. -Francisco Rodriguez
  • Diana's Dec 14, 18:27 comment on Final Goodbye.
    Dear: Josh I am surprised by your poem, “Final goodbye,” because I realized that we got to spend more time with the person we love the most. In any circumstance, I see you have to appreciate them even if they haven’t done anything. I really like your poem by the way. It brings an emotional feeling when seeing this.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Grandma, I’m sorry, I couldn’t spend more time with you before you had to go” I think this is sad because I wouldn’t think of anything before I had the loved ones by my side. I do agree that it does get hard without them.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because It’s very thorough what you wrote something like this changes lives. I really like how you made us all realize that life does get short.  Diana,
  • Cecilia's Dec 14, 18:16 comment on Should Schools Give Summer Homework?
    Dear Rebecca, I am very interested in your post, “Should Schools Give Summer Homework?” because more school homework stresses students and makes them overwhelmed. Students should have time for themselves to make them feel less stressed. Schools shouldn’t put more pressure on students by leaving more summer homework. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “…research has indicated that too much homework is counterproductive and the correlation between homework and standardized tests, or even long-term achievement…” This stands out to me the most because more school work will definitely affect a student’s productivity and will overwhelm them to the point where they can’t think properly. Summer homework shouldn’t be given for that main reason. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because informing about this topic is important for students’ educational levels of comprehension. Great job on your descriptions and I look forward to more writing from you. Cecilia
  • Cecilia's Dec 14, 17:11 comment on Should schools punish off-campus cyberbullying?
    Dear Blanca, I am very interested in your post, “Should Schools Punish off-campus cyberbullying?” because it doesn’t matter if many say, “schools shouldn’t get into these arguments” because when cyberbullying gets to the point of messing with someone’s mental health, something should be done by the school, whether it’s their situation or not. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “You may experience stress, depression, anxiety, and even loss of confidence as well as low self-esteem due to the fact of being bullied.” To me, this was one that stood out the most, it’s agreeable because these are the effects of what cyberbullying can do on a person. No student, teacher, or even parent should go through online harassment. Cyberbullying creates more damage in a person than we can imagine. Many will try backing that up with their first amendment which is freedom of speech, but they don’t realize how immature that is. Causing mental problems to another individual is unjustifiable. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I like the way you explained what you believe in. Schools should definitely punish off-campus cyberbullying. Cecilia
  • Paul Allison's Dec 14, 17:07 comment on Horse and Bear
    Open sidebar Paul Allison Can you give me the basics I need for a fable that includes a horse and a bear? Sure! Here are the basics for a fable that includes a horse and a bear: Fables are short stories that typically feature animals as characters and have a moral lesson at the end. The horse and the bear could be friends or rivals in the story. They could have different personalities, strengths, and weaknesses. The story could take place in a forest or meadow, where the horse and bear live and interact with each other. The story could have a conflict or problem that the horse and bear have to overcome together, such as a drought that threatens their food supply or a fire that threatens their home. The moral lesson of the story could be about the importance of cooperation, the dangers of greed, or the value of friendship, among other things. With these basics in mind, you can start to develop your own fable that includes a horse and a bear. Have fun! Paul Allison Can you give me an example? ! An error occurred. If this issue persists please contact us through our help center at help.openai.com. 9 / 9 Try again Free Research Preview: ChatGPT is optimized for dialogue. Our goal is to make AI systems more natural to interact with, and your feedback will help us improve our systems and make them safer.
  • Maria's Dec 14, 16:57 comment on Should Voting Be Easy?
    Dear, Viridiana I am very intrigued by your post ” should voting be easy” because I agree with you I believe that’s a great idea, especially for those teenagers that want to vote and not only teenagers but as well the elderly. since voting is already a big major step to do I believe that they should make it as easy as possible so people can be sure of what they are voting for. I believe it should be an easier way to vote so there can be as many votes as possible cause this determines our future… my question to you is are you going to vote in the next elections?
  • Cecilia's Dec 14, 16:55 comment on Is It Fair to Pay Teens Less Than Adults?
    Dear Karen, I am very interested in your post, “Is It Fair To Pay Teens Less Than Adults?” because I can see the point you were trying to make. I strongly believe in what you had to say because teens need money as much as adults do. Teens also struggle because they pay for college along with all the equipment and some help their parents. You can say it’s unjustifiable to pay teens less. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “However, it’s not fair to discriminate against teens who need to work for money to pay expenses.” I think this is relevant because indeed, teens need to be paid equally. If not, it could affect their education including their way of life. Truth is, teens are as important as any other person working in the same environment. Equal pay is more than a necessity, it’s a requirement. Other than that, thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you made a very strong point here. You know how to explain and I like how you’re interested in teens getting equally paid too. Cecilia
  • Maria's Dec 14, 16:44 comment on Unhealing
    hello Jimmy, I really enjoyed your post about unhealing…I loved how you emphasized that there is still going to be blood even if they try to cover it. I also like a lot your repetition of “Broken” it definitely captured my attention and I also how you express your feelings through the words. my question to you is unhealing in what way like in general or after a relationship or etc?
  • Cecilia's Dec 14, 16:38 comment on Life, and liberty.
    Dear Amber, I am very intrigued by what you had to say in your Life, and Liberty informative response because I’m against abortion and feel like you’ve explained that in the best way possible. Indeed, no human being should have their life taken away, especially if it’s a life that hasn’t even experienced a single moment of life itself. I strongly agree with your response and all the evidence you used to back it up. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “…Many Pro-Choice activists say that abortion is a right, and women should do what she wants with her body. Well, everyone should do what they want with their body. I can inject drugs into my body, it’s not good for it but I can anyways legally or not.” I think this is agreeable because abortion is seen as something people can get away with because many claim, “It’s my body my choice,” but the truth is, saying that you can do whatever with your body will have more than one person doing other stuff with it thinking it’s “ok”. Moving on to the point, you made a very clear point here. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I like the way you set your facts. You provide evidence to back up what you believe in. Overall, great job and I look forward to more writing from you. Cecilia
  • Milagros's Dec 14, 01:41 comment on How is Exercise beneficial?
    Dear Jennifer, I am intrigued by your post ” how is exercise beneficial?” because you mentioned how exercising can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me is ” Regular exercise helps prevent or manage many health problems and concerns, including strokes, High blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, depression, anxiety, and Many types of cancer. ” This stood out to me because even by little amount of exercise can help you with any health problem. Thank You for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because the topics you talk about are interesting. Milagros Velasco
  • Milagros's Dec 14, 01:33 comment on Reduce the use of plastic straws
    Dear Patricia,  I was very intrigued by your post “Reduce the use of plastic straws” because I very much agree that the use of straws should be limited everywhere we go. Limiting the use of plastic straws can help out the ocean and lower the percentage rate. One sentence that stood out to me was ” Only like nine percent of all plastic waste generated over the years has been recycled. It can release chemicals to soil, air, and water that are harmful to animals but also the people, plants, and the environment.” This stood out to me because the percentage rate is extremely low. Its very concerning on how people dont do nothing to help out the ocean. Thank you for writing, I cant wait to hear about what you have to write about next because this post was outstanding, and very easy for me to understand what the main point was. Milagros Velasco
  • Marie's Dec 13, 21:21 comment on Should America have universal healthcare?
    Dear, Emma I am very intrigued by your post “Should America have universal healthcare?” because I agree that we spend so much money on healthcare that not everyone can afford. I also agree that it might help public health it might even decrease homelessness. One sentence that stands out for me is, ” we can see that other countries that have universal healthcare are spending a lot less on medical and healthcare expenses.” I think this is important because if other countries can have universal healthcare and still be ok economically then I think we would too. But on the other hand we just don’t know the repercussions. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next I would really like to know the benefits of universal healthcare. Marie Garcia
  • Maria's Dec 13, 19:26 comment on Should schools punish off-campus cyberbullying?
    hey Blanca, I am very interested in your point of view in this argument about why “Should schools punish off-campus cyberbullying?” I liked how supported your statement with some evidence from a source and I do in fact agree 100% with you, Blanca… I also think what is happening is that through the years cyberbullying has become such a big strong issue impacting students and may impact their learning ability since they have too many problems going on that’s why there are people voting either yes or no to schools taking power to someone that’s cyberbullying off campus .just image students feeling broken and going for help and there school not being able to do something would make them think that the school system isn’t creating a safe and peaceful environment for those students that are being victims of cyberbullying.
  • Sarah Levine's Dec 13, 19:02 comment on Teaching Literature ChatGPT
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  • Brian's Dec 13, 18:32 comment on Should schools punish off-campus cyberbullying?
    I am intrigued by your post, “The Five W’s of cyberbullying” because I believe that whether you’re on school grounds or not, students should be punished either way as it can cause harm to the individual.  The first amendment does not protect anyone who disturbs persons learning environment.  Many argue that it’s a violation of their right to privacy, but I disagree with that because schools should be able to check on students’ privacy to make sure every student is safe from bullying and threats made by someone. One thing that you said that stood out to me was, “ I believe that a school should be able to punish students for off-campus cyberbullying since there could be side effects to someone’s mental health if you are being bullied.”  I strongly agree with this because it is the schools’ job to protect students from cyberbullying and have a safe learning environment for them. This is a very important topic to talk about because it really has negative impacts on those who are victims of this.
  • Oscar Gutierrez's Dec 13, 17:43 comment on Drinking and driving
    Dear Edith I am interested in your post, “Drinking and driving,” because most people you catch drinking and driving are unfortunately the youth. Averaging from ages 21-25, the youth are most likely to drink and drive. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Drinking and driving are hazardous to do, every day about 32 people in the U.S. die in drunk-driving crashes.” I believe this is important because that is equivalent to 11,368 deaths caused by drunk driving. I doubt people know about this fact Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this was really interesting to get into especially now that we see more young people drive. Oscar Gutierrez
  • Milagros's Dec 13, 04:28 comment on Women’s Right To Vote
    Dear Geraldine, I am interested about your post, “Women’s Rights to Vote”, because I as well have the same thoughts as you for women’s equal rights. I think this because everyone is human and everyone deserves to have equal rights in life. One sentence that stood out to me was, “Women took so long to get what they wanted until they were able to get an amendment to be for their own rights and to know what they want for the accomplishment.” This stood out to me because women work so hard to get what they want. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it’s very interesting the way you think. I like how you show how you feel throughout the posts you have made. Milagros Velasco
  • Fatima's Dec 13, 03:19 comment on Unhealing
    Dear Jimmy, I liked how you emphasized that there is still going to be blood even if they try to cover it. How that thing that they are trying to mend so badly is still going to be broken. I love your repetition of “Broken” it really captures the reader’s attention and how you express the feelings through the word. One question I have for you is how do you interpret healing if, this is how you interpret the unhealing?
  • Fatima's Dec 13, 03:14 comment on The Central Park Five
    Dear Kimberly, I am intrigued by your post, on the “The Central Park Five to the government trying to make a peace offering with money over the wrongfully convicted young men. I believe the government will cover anything if it’s to keep them looking as if they are the picture-perfect government. What they did to these young men was despicable, taking their youth away just because they had a darker completion. As you stated they had no connection to the murder of the jogger, therefore why were they even suspected, to begin with? One sentence that stood out to me is “During the ongoing investigation, there was no evidence that linked these five young boys to the crime, but they were convicted anyway.” This sentence stood out because even if they were innocent since the start they were still viewed as criminals due to their complections. These occurrences aren’t a once-in-a-while or a one-time thing, it’s something that is happening and has been happening for a really long time. To answer your question, I believe this case should be an example of how corrupt the law is and how racists those who are supposed to enforce are.
  • Blanca's Dec 12, 18:47 comment on STOP BULLYING
    Dear Fatima, I am impressed by your post ” Stop Bullying” because bullying is something wrong to do people may not realize it but I believe it’s something extremely bad because it could affect someone’s mental health. it can be a bad lead for someone that’s can cause their life and future to be impacted. Leaving stress, anxiety, and depression to someone could be a bad thing and I believe it must come to an ending. One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me would be ” It is not okay because as mentioned most of the time bullying happens at school and that can stop children from going to school and their education because they are afraid to attend class.” because this is true there are many children that love school but because of fear of getting build can cause them to stop doing there normal activity they usually do. Thanks for your writing I enjoyed this topic of bullying since we can always learn something new and make us aware of those around us that are getting bullied. this makes me want to help others even more . Blanca Sosa.
  • Blanca's Dec 12, 17:41 comment on Should Voting Be Easy?
    Dear viridian I am impressed by your post ” should voting be easy” because I agree with you I believe that’s a great idea, especially for those teenagers that want to vote and not only teenagers but as well the elderly. since voting is already a big major step to do I believe that they should make it as easy as possible so people can be sure of what they are voting for. One sentence that caught my attention would be “the student asked for an early voting poll on the school campus but the local officials said no. They told them if they really want to vote they need to do something about it.” it makes me feel that is really unfair because people are willing to make a vote which will make a difference but because the local officials said no they had to find another way to vote if they really wanted to vote . it seems rude and not fair on their part. thank you for your writing I really enjoyed learning about voting since ill be able to vote now its always good to have some type of background information to have a great start to something . Blanca sosa.
  • Armando's Dec 12, 17:16 comment on Hawaii’s Gun Laws and How They Reflect on the Nation
    Dear Yara Im really intrested by you’re post, “Hawaii’s Gun Laws and How They Reflect on the Nation” With their interesting gun laws that they have there compared to the rest of the nation. Espeically on the take that Hawaii’s gun laws are a perfect example of how all our gun laws should be. One phrase from you’re post that really stood out to me was, “If it’s gun laws are effective, as they had already shown that they were, then we can most likely apply them to the whole country with the assurance that they will work.” This comes by to me as very interesting as we have seen how effective hawaii’s gun control laws are but yet we have not enacted the same gun laws the the rest of the states for some reason? I would assume that by now the states have enacted some of the same laws to other states but they have not. Well I look forward to you’re future posts yara as I love you’re interesting topics you choose to talk about. As well as the interesting takes such as on this post. Thank you for you posting this.
  • Patricia's Dec 12, 16:52 comment on Tiny Homes in Tokyo
    Dear Lizbeth,   I am surprised by your post “Tiny Homes in Tokyo” because many people from Tokyo decide to live there, and they know is not cheap. I think is a good idea to live in a tiny house if you want to save and live near trendy locations. One sentence that stood out to me was “Although they are tiny, they are not cheap, with rent costing $340-$630 a month.” This stood out to me because if people have the money to live there then they can do it. Maybe I would live in this tiny house it would be cool to see that.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your post was something really interesting. 
  • Jose's Dec 12, 08:24 comment on Why is San Francisco so expensive
    Dear Tommy, I am impressed by your post “Why is San Fran So Expensive?” because you mention that it is very expensive because of tech industry. As well as people are willing to pay lots of money for homes in San Fran leaving those minimum wage workers homeless. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is:  “ People who do not make as much money as tech industry workers, like teachers or public workers, have to either make drastic changes to their lives (living out of a car, skipping meals) or move far away and take long commutes (which also cost money and can lead to other issues).” I think that the pay for public workers as well as teachers should go up in order for them to be able to afford a house instead of having to do stuff like that  Thanks for your amazing writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your topic was interesting as well as your choice of words! Jose
  • Nicole's Dec 12, 08:22 comment on Addicted to Our Phones
    Dear Antonia  Your post was very interesting to read and the fact that Americans on average check their phones every 12 minutes is really crazy to me. I wonder if that is how it is for many other parts of the world as well.  A sentence you wrote that stood out to me was “If we don’t start looking into ways to get rid of this addiction it will only keep getting worse by the day” it’s true, we need to start changing our habits now or else nothing will change and it will affect us in the future. It’s sad how many people don’t realize it’s an addiction and that being on their phones for hours a day is normal to them. It is also crazy that no one really realized an issue was created, it just sort of happened, but once people realized it, it was already a huge problem.  Thank you for your writing. I think that it is very important that we continue to talk about this topic and find better ways to spend our time. There are so many other things out there to do we just have to try new things instead of staring at a screen for hours.
  • Jocelyn's Dec 12, 08:22 comment on Reduce the use of plastic straws
    Dear Patricia, I strongly agree with your post, “Reduce the Use Of Plastic Straws” because single-use of straws are inefficient, therefore, if we were to use reusable ones it would never be a problem for animals to get harmed. One sentence that stood out to me the most is, “It can release chemicals to soil, air, and water that are harmful to animals but also the people, plants, and the environment. Plastic straws can easily be swept into the ocean and break down into microplastic particles.” This stood out to me the most because it’s just as easy for it to break down into microplastic particles and can easily damage animals themselves can easily lead to particular species of animals going extinct. Thank you for your writing, I will definitely be looking forward to what you will be writing next. It’s important to be informed of information like this because individuals need to eventually stop the use of plastic so we can have a healthier environment. Jocelyn
  • Jose's Dec 12, 08:15 comment on Raising the Minimum Wage!
    Dear Jeremiah, I am impressed by your post “Raising the Minimum Wage!” because you mentioned how the minimum wage is $7.25 which I did not know. Also how people cannot afford to live off the minimum wage.   One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is:  “In my opinion, I believe that we should raise the minimum wage because there is a lot of poor families that need to pay for bills and food. They cannot live off of minimum wage because they won’t be able to afford anything.” I have to fully agree with you because $7.25 is very little amount of money.   Thanks for your amazing writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your topic was interesting as well as your choice of words! Jose
  • Nicole's Dec 12, 08:08 comment on Can We Save Monarch Butterflies?
    Dear Karen,  I am shocked by your post, “Can We Save Monarch Butterflies” because I have been hearing about monarch butterflies being endangered for many years now, so I am shocked that nothing has gotten better. I was also not expecting such a big drop in the population because 84% in just 26 years seems like a very huge drop.  It is disappointing to think that they are on the verge of extinction because they are something so familiar to many people and it would be crazy to think of a world without monarch butterflies. It is saddening that the main cause for them going endangered is because of factors caused by humans but it is a good thing that there are some people taking steps to try and help keep the species alive.   Thank you for your writing. I think it is very important that more people talk about how important monarch butterflies are to the environment. 
  • Yaslin's Dec 12, 08:07 comment on Does Being Involved in Sports Help You be a Better Student?
    Dear Grace,  I agree with your post, “Does Being Involved in Sports Help you be a Better Student,” because sports bring more to an individual than just a competitive game. It teaches you many factors such as sportsmanship, patience, and time management. One sentence that really stood out to me was, “People might say that being involved in sports and activities is distracting from schoolwork, but it gives your mind a mental break,” because sports are my outlet to help me destress. Sometimes managing school and home life can be tough, but having sports there as an outlet to reach out to can be very relieving and a distraction from reality. Not only that but being involved in sports helps me be more discipline because I have to constantly keep up with my schoolwork and make sure I make it to all my games and practices. I also feel like sports not only mentally help me but physically too because it keeps me in shape. Thanks for your writing, I look forward to what you post next because I agree that sports bring great benefits to students. I know that being a student-athlete has made me a better student because it has helped me build new bonds with others and kept on my A game. Yaslin
  • Jose's Dec 12, 08:03 comment on Payment for College Athletes
    Dear Xavier, I am impressed by your post “Payment for College Athletes” because you mention how people consider being a college athlete as a “full time job” which I would have to agree with. I feel like even in high school it gets a little difficult to balance school and sports out and you have to be spending probably the whole week at school with coaches more than our parents. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is:  “Most of the athletes’ goals are to be able to provide for their families anyways and some simply cannot wait to make it to the pros.” I agree with you that many athletes are looking more towards being able to provide for their families as well as themselves. This would make a good reason as to why I believe that athletes should get paid as well.    Thanks for your amazing writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your topic was interesting as well as your choice of words! Jose
  • Yaslin's Dec 12, 07:55 comment on What would happen if we didn’t have sports?
    Dear Markie, I am interested in your post, “What would happen if we didn’t have sports?,” because I agree that sports play a major role in our everyday lives. I know that many of us even if we do not play a sport enjoy watching a sport.  One sentence that you wrote that stood out for me was, “In some cities in the United States a big factor of income comes from big sporting events that profit the city,” because I am from a small town and I agree that sports events bring in some of the most profit to our communities whether it be travel teams or our school teams. This is important because not only does it bring money for our community but it also brings us together as a community because we come out to watch, play and support each other. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I enjoyed reading your topic relating to sports as an athlete myself. Yaslin
  • Armando's Dec 12, 07:43 comment on Are Shooting Games a Reality?
    Dear Juan I am intrigued by your post, “Are Shooting Games a Reality?” with a pericellular take on children not recalling what peace truly is like. Even more so with the support of violent video games being behind this take. One sentence that really stood out to me was, “a country where it has been at war for more than 40 years, leave the thought that Young Afghans have no memory of peace due to all the violence occurring.” As I find this mind-boggling to think about how this country has not known peace for over 40 years. This really is heartbreaking, especially knowing children have not known peace for this long. Thanks for writing this, I look forward to seeing you in the near future with you’re interesting takes on these discussions and topics. Especially regarding war and peace such as.
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  • Belen's Dec 12, 05:04 comment on Remembering Your Worth
    Dear Maddie, the topic you discussed in this post was interesting to me and got my attention because this is something probably everybody has to hear at some point. I hope those who have gone through the same, if not similar situation can see your post and realize that they were never the problem to begin with. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “But the truth is, you deserve everything good in the world and once you start believing in yourself, you will be an unstoppable force of good.” I found this interesting because it resonates with what I believe in, you attract what you believe. If you think positive, you will be surrounded with positiveness, if you worry, you’ll attract worry, etc. Thanks your writing, I look forward to what you write next because issues like these certainly need more attention, it is important to know the aftermath of bullying that one is left with. Belen.
  • Vanessa's Dec 11, 22:08 comment on Overpopulation
    Dear Atticus, I am interested in your post, “Overpopulation,” since sex education is a factor that can balance out the population in the world. I believe if more people were taught sex education in schools then it would prevent unwanted. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “In order to solve these devastating effects of overpopulation, I believe that giving people proper sex education to avoid unwanted pregnancies, which only increases our population is necessary.” This is intriguing to hear because if more people knew the cause and effects of unprotected sex then we can control our population. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing you write again because you write about interesting topics. Also, you use reliable sources to support what you are stating. Vanessa
  • Antonia's Dec 11, 07:38 comment on How can gun violence be avoided?
    Dear Adelphe,  I am impressed by your post, “How can gun violence be avoided?” because it’s impressive that many deaths that have been caused have been because of guns. It’s really shocking to see how easy it is to get a gun which continues to cause more violence. This seems like a problem that never ends. People know that guns cause a lot of problems but don’t do anything to prevent it.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, “I wanna know also how come the US hasn’t made it a lot harder to get guns on the street as well as actually buying a gun at the gun store.” I agree with this sentence 100%, they know this is the main cause for violence in America yet they won’t fix this problem. There is also a rise in teen gun violence because teens can literally get guns so easily, letting anyone buy guns is the real problem, they need to start making rules where only certain people should own guns.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because the information you put on here was really good. It really talks a lot about why gun violence is rising. Topics like these are very important because gun violence should not be as high as it is.  -Antonia 
  • Antonia's Dec 11, 07:12 comment on Fat girl
    Dear Shakia,  I am saddened by your post, “Fat girl,” because this is a word that no one should ever be called. It’s really sad to see that this is what society uses to make fun of a person that doesn’t deserve it. Due to this people hate themselves, they don’t like how they look because this is what they are called which is really sad and devastating.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, “hurt me, a word that has done nothing but bring tears to my eye.” I think this is something really heartbreaking because words like this can really bring a person down. It’s sad to see that people call other people these things for fun so they can have a laugh but in reality it is only destroying people.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because, I like the way you put this because it shows what being called hurtful things does. Topics like this are really important because society needs to change for the better.  -Antonia 
  • Xavier's Dec 11, 06:50 comment on Cash or Card?
    Dear Christian I am impressed by your post, “Cash or Card?,” because this is an interesting topic that people have debates about. Many people truly believe that it is a good idea for stores to go cashless. People argue that it would be a benefit and makes sense people times are changing and becoming more modern. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Personally, I feel like removing cash transactions would create many problems.” I think this is completely accurate because it would become a complete inconvenience. Cash has been and is the most common form of payment and therefore when it changes, it will become problematic. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I think we might share similar interests. This was an interesting topic that I personally hadn’t thought much about. Xavier Cruz
  • Milagros Landry's Dec 11, 06:44 comment on The Impact of Technology
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  • Sebastian's Dec 10, 21:58 comment on Should Schools Give Summer Homework?
    Dear Rebecca, Your post, “Should Schools Give Summer Homework?” interests me because this is a topic that is often debated every time students go on summer break. Personally, I have to disagree with the idea homework should not be given during summer break because I believe that having some work is important. However, I will not argue against the idea that the workload could definitely be decreased. One sentence that I found really important was when you stated how Cooper, “presents his point of view that having no schoolwork for many weeks disrupts the learning rhythm and causes students to forget.” This is important because it shows the reason why I believe summer homework is important: the learning rhythm is crucial to me, without it I feel as though I’ve slipped. I understand that breaks are supposed to be breaks; they are meant to be used by students to rest and enjoy themselves during the little time they have off from school. However, as students, I know that the majority of us don’t even pick up a book or practice our maths during breaks, so if education is really so important, I believe it to be better to allot some time to work during our breaks so that we may remember what we’ve learned and not waste time relearning the material. Overall I really enjoyed this post, thank you for your writing. I look forward to what you write next because your speech is very well-developed and it’s always nice to see differing opinions in classmates.
  • Sebastian's Dec 10, 21:45 comment on Death Penalty at the door
    Dear Dulce, I am intrigued by your post, “Death Penalty at the Door,” because society’s changing perception of the death penalty is a great example of the change that has occurred over the past decades. The world is starting to become more and more forgiving, looking for ways to redeem people as opposed to the harsh world that previous generations have lived in. It also does not help that the system makes a point of targeting POC because as we’ve seen in the past few years, people are sick of this discrimination and will stand for it no longer. This is supported by your sentence that states the public opinion of the death penalty has changed seeing as “in 1994, 80 percent of the people supported death penalty’s and now only 54 percent of people support it.” This is important because it shows us that in just 2 decades a whopping 26% of people have changed their opinion on the death penalty that has been around for so long. As previously stated, the world was a lot harsher, opting to punish people a lot more severely in an effort of teaching them a lesson instead of investing in programs to help redeem criminals. Of course, I understand that the majority of criminals on death row are of the most irredeemable class of humans, but years and repetition change people, if they were allowed to live out the rest of their lives in prison there may have been some different outcomes. Only time could tell. Thank you for your writing, Dulce. I look forward to what you may write in the future because ethical dilemmas are very intriguing to me. Thank you. Sebastian
  • Viridiana's Dec 10, 20:23 comment on The Central Park Five
    Dear Kimberly, I very interested in your post, regarding the “The Central Park Five” Ive never heard about this case till now with your post. I think it was unfair how this case was decided, the 5 African American men were treated unfairly due to the color of their skin and discriminated against when they had nothing to do with raping the white women jogger. You stated that there was no evidence linked to them. During the investigation to they were interviewed by white officers without them having a parent and lawyer present. In this case, I would agree with you’re opinion too, giving them money wasn’t going to solve the problem and mistake they did to them.
  • Viridiana's Dec 10, 20:12 comment on Is It Fair to Pay Teens Less Than Adults?
    Dear Karen, I would agree with your post regarding teens not being paid equally as adults. The reason for this Is that it is true, teens need jobs to get money so they can pay there textbooks for college and some don’t get financial aid or they need to pay for rent wherever there staying. Another reason from experience is that i know somebody who needed to get hired for a job to help their single parent pay the apartment rent. SO i believe more people should pay attention to this topic.
  • Viridiana's Dec 10, 20:07 comment on How is Exercise beneficial?
    Dear Jennifer, I really like your post, I was able to learn more about exercising benefits. I would agree with the information given in this post too because from experience exercising has improved my health and it has given me more confidence within myself and it has especially helped me with my anxiety. I believe more people should read this post because I think there are others that have a different perspective on exercising ut its because they don’t really know everything about it and how it’s beneficial for your body and mentality for your mind and you’re future self.
  • Viridiana's Dec 10, 20:01 comment on Death Penalty
    Dear Jonathan, I would agree with your opinion given in this post because it is true some crimes have been done by people and they aren’t given the right punishment for their actions. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was when you mentioned is 54 percent of Americans support the death penalty and that the death penalty is abolished in 23 states. I also noted that many years need to pass for someone to get the death penalty. With your post I was able to get more knowledge about the death penalty. Thank you for you’re writing.
  • manuel's Dec 10, 19:58 comment on Junk food
    Dear Diana, I was intrigued by your post ” junk food ” because fast food is an issue in the world, not the food itself but how frequently it’s consumed by Americans because frequently consuming fast food can lead to hear issues and other bodily issues. I believe people who frequently consume junk food or foods high in calories and low in nutrients need to look forward to a healthier lifestyle so they don’t end up with diabetes or other health issues. Thank you for posting Diana I look forward to another post you have in the future.
  • manuel's Dec 10, 19:50 comment on How is Exercise beneficial?
    Dear Jennifer, I am intrigued by your post ” how is exercise beneficial?” because you mentioned that exercise can prevent personal health problems such as strokes and many types of cancer causes . I was also intrigued by this post because you mentioned how it can lower excess weight and boost your self-esteem and confidence I too work out yo live a healthier lifestyle. Thank you for your post Jennifer I look forward to what you post in the future.
  • manuel's Dec 10, 19:41 comment on Can you trust what you see on TikTok?
    Dear Omar, what interested me about your post was how you mentioned that a source on TikTok mentioned that a texas school shooting was staged and it didn’t really happen. I also believe that tik tok shouldn’t be a trusted source because the youth of this generation belive anything on social media platforms as it looks “trust worthy” and this is a major issue because it can lead to some serious significant problems in the future, Thank you for sharing this post I look forward to seeing what other post you have in the future.
  • Omar's Dec 10, 06:49 comment on Balenciaga is getting backlash from ads featuring bondage bears and child abuse papers
    Dear Dalia, I am appealed by your post “Balenciaga is getting backlash from ads featuring bondage bears and child abuse papers” because I was waiting for somebody to write about this recent controversy. One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was when you said “if children are used so they can lure more customers to buy from them then they should close down the store forever.” I think this is agreeable because I think this display of child exploitation is disgusting enough to put a stain on the legacy of Balenciaga for good. If the world was fair, I think they would be shut down because of this sick campaign, however, we live in a society fueled by greed and money that will unfortunately probably not hold Balenciaga accountable enough for their actions. They essentially used children to promote a sex campaign as evident by the use of teddy bears with BDSM bondage gear, which also promotes a twisted fetish that I think no human being should be exposed to, especially children. Thank you for writing, I look forward to seeing what you write next because I was very appealed by this post. I also agreed with your stance on this particular subject.
  • Natalie's Dec 9, 22:50 comment on Is It Fair to Pay Teens Less Than Adults?
    Dear Karen : I am well interested in your post, “Is It Fair To Pay Teens Less Than Adults?,” I believe teens should be treated equally with adults. This is because teens work just as hard as adults do, they both work the same long hours so both deserve equal pay. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “However, it is not fair to discriminate against teens who need to work for money to pay expenses.” I think this is accurate because there are many teens out there that are trying to provide for their family and expenses just like adults do. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because of your post about teen equality. I hope to see you write more about this subject in the future.    Natalie
  • Elyse Eidman-Aadahl's Dec 9, 20:58 comment on Teaching Literature ChatGPT
    Really amazing potential.
  • Christian's Dec 9, 18:48 comment on Drinking and driving
    Dear Edith, I am intrigued by your post, “Drinking and driving” because it addresses a topic that I feel is not really talked about. Drinking and driving has been a problem for a very long time and continues to be, and I feel like it needs to be addressed more in order for the rate to be reduced. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I feel like not that many people take it seriously because it keeps on happening and rapidly.” I think that this is true because not many people know how dangerous drinking and driving can be. I also feel like people don’t think about the consequences that drinking and driving has, which can include death. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this is a topic that needs to be addressed more. By bringing more awareness to this topic, people will be able to recognize the dangers of drunk driving. Christian Gonzalez
  • Natalie's Dec 9, 00:57 comment on Equality
    Dear Jenifer: I am astonished by your post, “Equality,” because of the act of discrimination and segregation that discourages other’s beliefs. I believe that it is unfair for another humankind to act in such terrorism. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “King’s purpose was to be able to create a brotherhood where everyone had the same rights, where people of color were not discriminated against and rejected by the white nation.” I think this is true because it does not matter what someone’s color is but what comes right from wrong. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your writing amazed me. I hope to see that you write more about this topic. Natalie
  • Natalie's Dec 9, 00:38 comment on Civilian Space Travel
    Dear Neftaly: I am intrigued by your post, “Civilian Space Travel,” because of your interest in traveling to space and the studies that must be taken before. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I believe that traveling to space is a good thing because there are a lot of curious people that want to know what it’s like to be in space.” I think this is very accurate because a person such as myself is interested in seeing what is in a new world can look and be like. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it is important for people to experience different things in life. I hope you write more about this topic on different occasions. Natalie
  • Natalie's Dec 9, 00:27 comment on How is Exercise beneficial?
    Dear Jennifer: I am intrigued by your post “How is Exercise Beneficial?” because of the difference that exercise can help you gain or lose weight. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Not only that but exercise can be very helpful with mental health, or stressful days because physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier, more relaxed, and less anxious.” I think that this is honest because I have experienced working out as a major part of my day making it better. I have seen differences mentally and physically that have changed my life.   Natalie
  • Jonathan's Dec 8, 08:27 comment on Should Schools Give Summer Homework?
    Dear rebecca,   I am interested about your post “should schools give summer Homework?” because if schools did this then students would have no break from school. I also agree that schools should not give any homework during the summer because students most likely work the hardest during a regular school schedule.   one sentence you wrote that stood out to me is “summer homework negatively affects the way students feel about school and learning overall.” I think this is important because it will burn out a student from too much work. I also think this is important because it could make a student stressed even more in school.   Thank you for writing. I look forward to what you write next because you described the story so well. You also use a very high vocabulary which is good.
  • Jocelyn's Dec 8, 06:19 comment on Why Community College Should be Free
    Dear Natalie, I am really intrigued by your post, “Why Should Community College Be Free?”, because I personally think and believe community college should be where everyone should get their first steps at. Those who can’t afford to get a higher education at an expensive university or even be away from family for personal reasons. A statement that stood out to me is, “The reason being that community colleges help their people in many ways including flexible schedules and better education.” I strongly agree with this because college is really in your own time and those who don’t know what to really do in life or don’t have a plan would really have a great opportunity to know and find out what their route will be. Thank you for your writing, I look forward to seeing what you will write about next! ~Jocelyn
  • ทางเข้าเล่น joker's Dec 8, 04:44 comment on Since we are all a little more stressed, should we get mental health breaks?
     Its very interesting while reading it,thank you for posting such a good article.
  • Oscar Gutierrez's Dec 7, 21:08 comment on Canelo Explodes at Lionel Messi After Mexico vs. Argentina Game
    Dear Emmanuel,   I am intrigued by your post, Canelo Explodes at Lionel Messi After Mexico vs. Argentina Game” because the world cup is a serious event that also leads to people killing each other for a game. Even though it was done unintentionally or intentionally the video shows otherwise and that is a huge disrespect, so I could see why Canelo said what he said. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, “However, there should be no reason to be doing these kinds of disrespectful actions” I think this reasoning is right because we should all respect one another and especially if we hold a high standard. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it’s actually interesting and eye-catching   Oscar Gutierrez
  • Rebecca's Dec 7, 16:25 comment on Injustice
    Dear Brendaly: I am moved by your post, “Injustice,” because you discussed an issue that is seen throughout the nation. Injustice occurs for a number of reasons and discrimination is a huge factor in it, as you mentioned, which is sad considering we live in a country that calls itself: free, fair, and equal.  One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “Khalil was just shot and killed for no good reason.” I think this is important to understand because it portrays the unfairness of the law department when they encounter people with mental crises, in the case of Walter Wallace. This is something that must be changed but we must first decide if what needs to change are the rules within the law or the perspectives of people about each other. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you inform the readers about the topic in a clear and straightforward way. You also connected what you were reading to a real-life situation.  Rebecca
  • Jonathan's Dec 7, 08:05 comment on The Central Park Five
    Dear Kimberly, I am sad about your post because of “The Central Park Five” because I feel like these people were wrongfully convicted and were sentenced for no reason. I feel like they were only chosen for their skin tone and were just being discriminated against the police. This shows how corrupt the justice system was years ago. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “These young boys were being discriminated against because of the color of their skin and race.” I think this is shocking because this happened to a lot of people who are not white because of the corrupt justice system back then. police discrimination was very common as well with police brutality.
  • Orlando's Dec 7, 05:50 comment on Reduce the use of plastic straws
    dear patricia I agree with your post Reduce the use of plastic straws since it is a good idea for society and the environment and not do more harm to marine animal. one sente what a like is many people throw away millions of plastic straws every day. A lot of that plastic ends up in the ocean and is harmful to the marine animals. Millions of marine animals die each year from plastic waste. Thank you for writing this post and so maybe you can get them to see that the use of plastic is bad since it gets too contaminated and as you said too many animals die from this cause. orlando
  • Orlando's Dec 7, 04:47 comment on Drinking and driving
    dear edith: your post look interested called ” Drinking and driving” because is sad and how people died for this reason .sometimes people choice bad things when are drinking with friends. one sentence what you write like i feel is About 30% of traffic crash fatalities in the U.S. are due to drinking and driving. over the 10-year period from 2011-2022, about 10,500 people died every year from it. thank you for write this because is important know the consequences when you driving with alcohol, and i like the topic you choice for this post. orlando
  • Nicole's Dec 6, 18:59 comment on Starting a New Life
    Dear Belen,  I am intrigued by your post, “Starting a New Life” because I think it is very inspirational how many refugees are talking about this very difficult time and are turning it into something positive. They have just been forced to leave their homes, yet are still trying to create a new and better life for themselves.  One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “I also cannot imagine what life is for those who don’t have the resources to leave or just can’t escape.” I think this is very devastating because even though it is relieving that many of them are able to create a new life, there are still people who are stuck there and cannot change the situation they are in. It must be even harder for them knowing there are people who were able to escape, while they are still there struggling.  Thank you for your writing! I look forward to your next writing because this is a topic more countries should be talking about. If more countries got involved they would be able to help the people of Afghanistan.
  • Lizbeth Aguirre's Dec 6, 18:27 comment on The Eulogy of Malcolm X
    Cristin, I was interested in your post because it helped me learn about Malcolm X. It is evident that he has made a great impact on people’s lives. He was greatly looked up to because he was a leader in the civil rights movement. Through the evidence provided in your text, I can conclude that before and after his death he brought the good out in everybody and his passing brought many people together. One quote that stood out to me was “..he wanted people to call themselves as Afro-Americans instead of all the bad words they keep calling the black people..” This demonstrates that he wanted people to evolve from being called all the terrible things they were known as, which is why he identified as an “Afro-American”. Your emotion in this text has inspired me to do more research on Malcolm X. Thank you for writing, eager to see what you post next!
  • Karen's Dec 6, 17:46 comment on Drinking and driving
    Dear Edith: I am interested in your post,” Drinking and driving” because it is scary how people die so fast by just driving and texting. I think it is scary and sad how bad choices make things like that happen.  One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is,” About 30% of traffic crash fatalities in the U.S. are due to drinking and driving. On average over the 10-year period from 2011-2022, about 10,500 people died every year from it.” I think this is sad because it’s the reality of life.  Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I like your opinion on the topic. I would like you to continue making posts and spreading awareness of objects like this. Karen
  • Stefanie's Dec 6, 17:31 comment on Drinking and driving
    Dear Edith, I am impressed with your post, “Drinking and Driving” because I think that drinking and driving is something that is very dangerous not just for the person drinking and driving but also for the people on the road as well. Drinking and driving should be something that should not be allowed because there are many people having accidents and dying from it. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was, ” On average over the 10-year period from 2011-2022, about 10,500 people died every year from it. ” I think this is effective because it is true that every year a lot of people die from drinking and driving. There are many dangers from just drinking. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because the facts and statics you give in your posts is something very useful in your writing. This is something that is very helpful that could influence others to read and know about the dangers of drinking and driving.
  • Stefanie's Dec 6, 17:29 comment on Drinking and driving
    Dear Edith, I am impressed with your post, “Drinking and Driving” because I think that drinking and driving is something that is very dangerous not just for the person drinking and driving but also for the people on the road as well. Drinking and driving should be something that should not be allowed because there are many people having accidents and dying from it. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was, ” On average over the 10-year period from 2011-2022, about 10,500 people died every year from it. ” I think this is effective because it is true that every year a lot of people die from drinking and driving. There are many dangers from just drinking. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because the facts and statics you give in your posts is something very useful in your writing. Stefanie Figueroa-Loera
  • Stefanie's Dec 6, 17:21 comment on Should Schools Give Summer Homework?
    Dear Rebecca, I am Interested in your post, “Should Schools give summer Homework?”, because I also agree that schools should not give summer homework just for the main reason that during the school year enough homework is given to students and that causes stress so if having even more work during the summer is something that shouldn’t be allowed. One sentence that stood out to me is, “For these reasons, I considered that it is important and necessary for students’ minds to begin a school year fresh and rested, without summer homework, rather than stressed or burned out because of it.” I think this is interesting because students should be able to have that freedom of not having no homework or to have that time in summer to focus on themselves and to have a break with no homework. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I could tell that you know what you are doing. Your thoughts are very interesting and your vocabulary is something I admire about your writing. Stefanie Figueroa-Loera
  • Lizbeth Aguirre's Dec 6, 16:56 comment on Kayden: Description of a Child
    Karyn, I was intrigued by your post because I have never truly met a child who is so eager to learn. I can relate to Kayden because I too need a routine in order to thrive. One quote that really caught my attention was “The games he plays on his iPad are majority educational.” This was interesting to me because not a lot of kids I know personally would ever choose an educational game over an “entertaining” one. Thank you for writing, I am excited to see what you write next.
  • Lizbeth Aguirre's Dec 6, 16:51 comment on To the folks in Texas, I hope you all that have experienced loss are well.
    Sam, Your post was really saddening. It causes immense pain to just look at this picture because of the story behind it. Honoring the lives of those who have passed is extremely important and you have conveyed that you know this. The caption underneath the picture brings it all together as it is a heartfelt post. Thank you for honoring their lives. I look forward to seeing your next posts.
  • Lizbeth Aguirre's Dec 6, 16:47 comment on Are leaders born or made ?
    Claas, I was very interested by your post because you show how can someone can become a leader. Not everyone is a born leader and it takes skill to become one. This proves that many are not born with natural leadership skills. One quote you wrote that stood out to me was, “you can always achieve what you want..” This quote was significant in this piece because it demonstrates how you can become a leader when you take charge and acknowledge what you want, which can show leadership. Thank you for writing this.
  • Evelin's Dec 6, 05:48 comment on Do we need the SAT/ACT?
    Dear Blanca : I am interested in your post, “Do we need the SAT/ACT,” because as the class of 2023 many colleges/universities didn’t require them. So I wondered how many schools are choosing to pick students to accept. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “should come to an ending because a number doesn’t represent the value of what a person is able to do it shouldn’t be a profile of a college student.” I think this is agreeable because many are considered less then and this has a huge impact on them. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your perspective on common relatable things is important for many of us teens. Also because of the way you talk about how you feel on a topic. Evelin
  • Evelin's Dec 6, 05:17 comment on Debates over Gun Control Laws in the United States
    Dear Ema, I am pleased by your post, “Debates over gun control laws in the United States,” because it provided information from both sides about what people think about gun control. Also, you talk about what some of the outcomes will come from the decisions. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “This legislation can be abused to restrict lawful gun purchases, infringe upon the rights of law-abiding Americans, and use federal dollars to fund gun control measures being adopted by state and local politicians.” I think this is important because many don’t see or know what these changes will cause. It might also cause problems in government. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I really enjoyed how much you showed information you showed and weren’t a very pro on a side. Also how you provide the important information. Evelin
  • Gimbya's Dec 5, 19:28 comment on Blind photographers
    Dear Li, I am very intrigued by your post, “Blind Photographers” because I was unaware of the concept of how stereotypes oblivious people are of the true work of art people can conquer. It was interesting to know that people that are blind can feel light, whether it be hot or cool. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “But, when we see things according to stereotypes, we also lose our ability to see”. I think this was very powerful because it demonstrates the way people are oblivious to their surroundings. They base their facts or opinions on stereotypes they hear. This affects their understanding of the true person they really are. They become ‘blind’ to society. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I found it informative how people that are blind can still do things that several doubt. Gimbya
  • Gimbya's Dec 5, 17:33 comment on What Does Too Much Screen Time Do to Children’s Brains?
    Dear Isabella, In your post, “what Does Too Much Screen Time Do To Children’s Brains”, I am intrigued by it because it is crucial for people, importantly parents, to know of the effects that being in front of a screen at a young age can affect a child. In this generation, children are put in front of a screen to prevent disaster in their homes, however, their parents are oblivious to the damage it is causing them to gain. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “they also don’t know how to interact with others in person because of their screen time and they don’t like interacting with others because of the awkwardness and uncomfortable that it brings and would rather be on a screen and limit their interactions with others dramatically”. I think this is significant because parents are oblivious to the flat in their children’s social issues as they are just relieved that they got them to be quiet or calm staring at a screen to have time for themselves constantly. While in front of a screen it is correct that “their brain activity are running at peak speed which is not optimal for sleep”. It affects their sleep schedule, even after the device they use is powered off, their brain functions at a speed that impacts their sleeping desire; they won’t sleep from the hours of their screen activity. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what your write next because you seem to be informed about your topics. You educate yourself on the importance of a subject, and how it affects the human race. Gimbya
  • Nubia's Dec 5, 16:37 comment on Death Penalty at the door
    Dear Dulce, I am impressed by your post, “Death Penalty at the Door,” because it is and issue that can be really controversial since a lot of people have diffrent perspectives on it. I agree with a lot of the things that you talked about and how it can be unfair. One sentence that you wrote that stand out to me is, “death penalty being discriminative toward African Americans because they make up 14 percent of the U.S. population but there are more than 40 percent of them on death row.” I think this is really important buecase states are not  being jsut and now they are discriminating against African Americnas and states should not be given the such a big desition since theu can take advantage of it and do inhumane things.  Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because this is a topic that should be talked about more and the injustices that happen everyday.  Nubia
  • Nubia's Dec 5, 16:21 comment on Addicted to Our Phones
    Dear Antonia, I am impressed by your post, “Addicted to Our Phones,” because it is an issue that keeps on growing everyday and how negative the effects could be. It is impressive how many people are addicted but might not realize it. I think people should start to think about the negative effects that it has on us and try to find better ways to use our time.  One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “even people within the tech industry are saying that their products are too addictive now that people can’t even put it down.” I think that this is important because the industries see what is happening and how it is affecting the people but they don’t really do anything about it.  Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I really liked how you explained that being addicted to your phone is a bad thing.  Nubia
  • Ruby's Dec 5, 07:09 comment on Can We Save Monarch Butterflies?
    Dear Karen: I am intrigued by your post, “Can We Save Monarch Butterflies?,” because I did not know monarch butterflies are in danger of extinction. Especially the cause of climate change being the reason why they are in danger. Climate change should be something people need to talk about more because it causes lots of harm to our Earth. They need to learn that climate change doesn’t just affect the weather and animals but also insects. The weather can directly harm those insects by destroying their habitat. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I think what is happening to monarch butterflies is very tragic ” I think this is agreeable because I also believe that what is happening to them is awful. If Monarch butterflies are very important to our environment then there should be something done to keep them alive.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I love butterflies and want to know more about them. Hope to learn more about what happens to them in the long run.  Ruby 
  • Antonia's Dec 5, 04:55 comment on Never give up no matter what
    Dear Darius,  I was really drawn by your post, “Never give up no matter what,” because I feel like these are words that many people need to hear. Many people reach a certain point in their life and feel as if they can’t keep going anymore, but everything always gets better. We need to understand that giving up will not do anything all we have to do is keep moving forward in life.  One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “My dad always told me I can do anything I set my mind to.” I think this sentence is really true because you can do or be anything that you want all you have to do is believe in yourself first. Believing in yourself means always trying no matter what and always trying your best. Never give up even when people don’t believe in you, you have to prove them wrong. Everything difficult in life will pass as long as you keep going.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because these are really encouraging words. It’s important for many people to hear these words so they can keep trying in life.  -Antonia
  • Julio's Dec 5, 00:18 comment on “Become Who You Are”
    Dear Rafael,   I am impressed by your post, “Become Who You Are” because you have put in so much effort to learn and preserve much about Latino history. I feel like people should want to know about their history as well.   One sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is “Born to 1st generation Dominican and Salvadoran parents and forever inspired by their perseverance to work and family, I uphold the legacy of resistance associated with the ancestors of my parents”. I think this is really cool because many people wouldn’t go through the trouble of preserving their family’s history. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because the insight into your personal life and your heritage was interesting. Seeing how you overcame your struggles to achieve what you wanted is inspiring.
  • Michael Pearson's Dec 5, 00:04 comment on How Do Gang Members Feel While In A Gang?
    Dear Jesus We all make difficult sometimes terrible choices but those choices impact those who have no voice winen, the elderly, and children There’s more than one way to negotiation a solution but respect has to be a part of the equation Intimidation will faul only lead to more heartache because justice even if under the surface ultimately will win Corruption breeds perversion it can’t be allowed to happen
  • Julio's Dec 4, 23:58 comment on Death Penalty at the door
    Dear Dulce, I am supportive of your post, “Death Penalty at the door” because I agree with many of the things you talked about, such as the inhumane death penalty. As well as the death penalty not being the best option for dealing with prisoners it brings the ethical question of who gets to command death over a person. Its also surprising to learn the number of people in 1994 who supported it. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “…death penalty being discriminative toward African Americans because they make up 14 percent of the U.S. population but there are more than 40 percent of them on death row”. I think this fact is appalling because it goes to show that the system in place of determining who gets the death penalty is unfair. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this was a relevant topic to the injustices happening today. I also liked that you included statistics showing the difference between past and present opinions. Julio
  • Kowell's Dec 4, 19:00 comment on This I Believe
    Thank you very much for the post, I got a lot of new information that will help me a lot in the future. How do you feel about sports betting? Many people find it quite entertaining and on the other hand it adds interest to watching your favorite match. If you don’t know where to place a bet, your solution is http://indianapps.bet/cricket-betting-apps/
  • Marcos's Dec 3, 16:43 comment on Death Penalty at the door
    Dear Dulce, I’m exasperated by your post,”Death Penalty at the door” because it is such an interesting topic, whether to kill these people. the problem with it is that the law is incompetent, as seen through the stats you gave regarding African Americans and how they face the discrimination of the justice system. for this I think its better to not have it, otherwise if there was no bias against race and no innocent put in it, then id be fine with getting them killed. A sentence that stood out was,”No matter what a person has done they should not be sentenced to death because it is cruel and you are giving them the easy way out. But most of all no one should have the right to choose where someone live or dies because it is inhumane” I agree with giving them a way out through death, but at the same time who gave them permission to take someone’s life if they took it? well, it doesn’t matter much, more importantly, I think the problem with the incarceration of innocent people due to the incompetence of the justice and police system is of more value rather than some trash being disposed of.
  • Marcos's Dec 3, 16:33 comment on Inventions That Changed the World
    Dear Brian, I am situated in this situation by your post,”Inventions That Changed the World” because it is cool to look back and see how far humans have come with their inventions. A sentence that stands out is in the article, ” Inventions That Changed the World’” (UPFRONT Mary Kate Frank 2022} I learned about the compass that was invented in china during the 11th century.” because it was cool to see when the compass was made Thanks for the writing. look forward to more because it was interesting to see what was created that changed the world.
  • Marcos's Dec 3, 16:25 comment on Is AI art, art?
    Dear Jimmy, I am unequivocally befuddled to the core with your post, “Is AI art, art?” because it does give me the interesting thought of whether this is right or not because I do like looking at nice art and if it comes from AI then it doesn’t really matter. But I was not aware that people would use it to then plaster their name on the piece. At the same time the way I see it is that they put credit to say, wow look at this cool art that I got through this… So I don’t think they are necessarily saying they made it with great effort. An interesting sentence was,”It steals peoples’ works and these “artists” then claim it as their own.” like stated it gets it from the millions of art pieces found on the internet, so if it were to take something blatant, it would be quite a small part.” Maybe like taking inspiration, since with there being so much art and different ways people make it, nothing is truly original. Either way thanks for the writing. I look forward to more since the topics chosen are different than what most are writing about and definitely more interesting such as this one. Marcos
  • Patricia's Dec 2, 23:07 comment on Women’s Right To Vote
    Dear Geraldine, I am surprised by your post “Women’s right to vote” because women should have the right to vote. And because women ad men are humans and should have the same rights as men. Women deserve the same rights because women fight so much to have the same rights.  One sentence that stood out to me was “Women took so long to get what they wanted until they were able to get an amendment”. This stood out to me because a lot of women work hard for this to actually happen.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your post was something really true and also interesting.  Patricia
  • Julio's Dec 1, 22:55 comment on Climate Change & Gas Prices
    Dear Caroline: I am astonished by your post, “Climate Change & Gas prices”, because it opened my eyes to see how climate change is not being worked on and how political leaders are not helping. Political leaders have said before that they are going to help look for a solution but so far it seems like they aren’t contributing enough. One sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is “It’s not a “tomorrow problem,” it’s a now problem, even a yesterday problem”. I think this explains the urgency correctly because it has been an issue we have seen change the world and if we don’t try to prevent it will affect the future. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to see what you write next, because you wrote about a big issue that more people need to be aware of. I also liked how you didn’t just talk about climate change but were also able to corelate gas prices into it to.
  • Gimbya's Dec 1, 20:38 comment on Music as your therapy?
    Dear Juan: I am impressed by your post, “Music as Your Therapy,” because it gives reasoning for why music is a useful method for the process of thinking and communicating in a good manner, more critically. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “Different styles of music can have a significant effect on a person’s mind.” I think this is very interesting because every individual has their own taste in music genres, whether it be pop, classical, rock, indie, or much more. They make a person feel different emotions; happy, sad, excited, or calm. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it seems that you have a sense of understanding others’ mental health by providing a method that will aid them throughout their life. I also respect how you would like to try this method. Gimbya
  • Yaritzi's Dec 1, 20:04 comment on Death Penalty
    Dear Jonathan,   I am impressed with your post, “Death Penalty,” because you express your own opinion and you were able to expand my knowledge about this topic. I was also impressed about the fact that some wait years to get the death penalty. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ I also learned that the death penalty is often used when someone is tortured or murdered” I think this is informative because it explains the type of reasons why someone would get the death penalty. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because like I said, you expanded my knowledge on this topic and I wonder what else you will write about that will impress me like this one. Sincerely, Yaritzi Torres
  • Dalia's Dec 1, 03:49 comment on School Social Media Free Speech Case
    Dear Melina, I am pleasant about your post “School Social Media Free Speech Case” because schools should only have rights to authorize what happens at school. The school violated Brandi’s first amendment freedom of speech I think it was a intolerable decision to be made. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “The post was reported and the school announced that Brandi would no longer be able to attend any cheerleading activities.” I think this was uncalled for because she was only stating her opinion about the cheer team. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because, this topic was great as students we should have the right to post anything outside of school who gets offended to it is their problem and shouldn’t become a punishment. I’m willing to see more topics about the norms that should be talked about and stood up for. Dalia
  • Dalia's Dec 1, 01:15 comment on Canelo Explodes at Lionel Messi After Mexico vs. Argentina Game
    Dear Emmanuel, I am interested by your post “Canelo Explodes at Lionel Messi After Mexico vs. Argentina Game” because it all started with a simple misunderstanding of a Mexican jersey being on the floor after their conqueror against Mexico. Clearly if you haven’t seen the video and only the pictures it proves he was taking off his shoes and not doing the most like wiping the floor as Mexican Fans out anger. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “Do you think what Lionel Messi did was reasonable or is Canelo Alvarez overreacting?” I think this is over portrayed because Canelo went off on Messi as from what the picture made it seem as. That clearly haven’t seen the video Messi is seen not bothered by it or even smothered it on the floor if you would have seen the video it was clear just their near him were he was taking off his cleats. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because as one of these topics becomes viral overnight they spiral around the internet but I’m Impressed you caught this article. I like topics that go viral on the internet you should keep it up. Dalia
  • Ruby's Nov 30, 08:02 comment on COVID Vaccine for Younger Children
    Dear Maria: I am intrigued by your post, “COVID Vaccine for Younger Children,” because I would consider 5-11 years old such a young age for kids to get vaccinated. The vaccine is a lower version of the Pfizer vaccine that adults were given but I wonder what are the effects on children. It would be better if they were to understand the negative effects and demonstrate that it’s safe for them.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ I think this is great news for the people that were waiting to be vaccinated with their children” I think this is agreeable to those who believe that young children around the age of 5-11 years old should get vaccinated but because I believe that this is a young age for children to get vaccinated I wouldn’t consider this a good thing. It can affect children in a negative way like having bad effects from it. I feel like kids should be able to understand what is going into their bodies by learning about vaccines.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I find this topic important since the pandemic was a challenge for all of us. When my parents decided to get vaccinated I chose to look into the research on the COVID vaccine and was able to make a concussion by getting vaccinated. I did indeed have negative effects like getting pale but eventually, my color came back.  Ruby
  • Evelin's Nov 30, 07:20 comment on To protect Black women and save America from itself, elect Black women
    Dear Arual, I am very interested with your post, “To protect Black women and save America from itself, elect Black women,” because I find it true how the world doesn’t really talk about people of color in politics. We need people to really praise different people in politics so we don’t always have a fight with people based on how they look like.One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ Black women are tuning into their Blackness and chasing after their dreams, even with all the limitations.” I think this is a strong message because many people always talk and have horrible things to say about people of color and this message shows that they won’t let the hate get to them. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I really liked about a topic many people aren’t really talking about. I also like the words choices that you used in your test Evelin
  • Dulce's Nov 30, 00:53 comment on The Long Road Ahead
    Dear Brain, I am interested in your post, “The Long Road Ahead” because I like the way that you put information about both the pros and the cons of self-driving car. I didn’t know that they were saying that self-driving cars are a better drive. But most of all that they are safer than a human behind a wheel. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “It is amazing to see how far we’ve came with technology advancing throughout time and history.” I think this is amazing because technology has changed a lot over the years for the better and the worst. But in this case of self-driving cars it is very contravention because it can be beneficial but it can also cause a lot of problems for people in one way or another. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because the topic was interesting and I hope that the next one will be too. You did a great job on this post. Dulce
  • Rebecca's Nov 29, 18:56 comment on What Does it Mean to Be an American?
    Dear Ismael: I am intrigued by your post, “What Does it Mean to be American?” because from the title alone I was able to instantly process different answers. It was intriguing to know what you were going to discuss and as I began reading I found that we shared the idea that America has a lot of diversity.  One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “being an American means you have Freedom, Liberty, and Equality.” I think this is debatable because yes, this is the big idea presented as the definition of an American but there have been many situations and instances within our nation, and throughout the years, where this definition has not been executed or proven to be true. However, I believe that we should continue fighting for this to be completely true and seen in every direction of our nation. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I liked that you presented your thoughts in a clear and straightforward matter. Your text also included definitions and statistics that helped me visualize and understand your ideas further.  Rebecca 
  • Rebecca's Nov 29, 18:32 comment on Aren’t We All The Same
    Dear Jaden, I am moved by your poem, “Aren’t We All The Same,” because it presented ideas that appeal to my emotions and the thoughts I share about said ideas and questions. It also got me thinking about the questions on a deeper and more personal level which is impressive.  One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “We need to stop the madness and come together to make everyone feel the same when we look at each other.” I think this is important because we need to become more educated and unified about the differences we share. These differences should not separate us but rather give us a broader perspective of all the diversity there is; it should be looked at as something positive.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I liked the way you described your thoughts; through specific questions and precise opinions. Doing it in such a way allows us as readers to interact with your poem and invites us to make connections with ourselves of the world around us.  Rebecca
  • Kolby Sessions's Nov 29, 17:47 comment on The Payback Challenge taught me that I need to sustain balance
    Very good post! It was super interesting and was able to grasp my attention fairly quickly! I enjoyed your take on relaxation and its importance. I really agreed with that part. Well done!
  • Joshua Sandoval's Nov 29, 09:18 comment on Drinking and driving
    Dear Edith, I agree with your post about drinking and driving as they are an increase of deaths from car accidents around the world which affects people as many loved ones died early because of this. as many drunk drivers don’t know their limit of drinking or question how will they get home while being intoxicated, One sentence that stood out the most to me was when you talked about “On average over the 10-year period from 2011-2022, about 10,500 people died every year” from it. this text that was stated shocked me as I didn’t believe there would be that much of accidents of drunk drivers killing people. which is sad to see as the numbers are probably increasing the moment I speak. Question? well from what I heard of cars were designing cars to make it where it can detect your breath if you have been drinking which is very smart as it can prevent many car accidents with drunk drivers in the future. Thank your for writing this post as you explained a lot about drunk driver which was very useful as you explained the main topic really well, so thank you!
  • Joshua Sandoval's Nov 29, 09:04 comment on Reduce the use of plastic straws
    Dear, Patricia I can agree with your post, “Reduce the use of Plastic straws” since straws are a danger to our ocean and we wanna protect it by using less plastic and more Eco-friendly straws that can make our ocean a better place as it will not only help sea life but our environment. One sentence that stood out the most to me the most was “Plastic straws can easily be swept into the ocean and break down into microplastic particles. It’s scary how this also affects the water we all drink” this stood out the most because this detail lets us know the dangers of plastic as they bring many issues to our environment. Quesion: What would we need to do to make plastic reduce in use is to have limits where plastic should be at as for the cities in the bay area it should be more limited to plastic compared to other towns or cities nowhere near the ocean. Thank you for writing his post about this issue “Reduce the use of plastic straws” as it made me learn a lot of what changes we could do to make our world a different place.
  • blanca sosa's Nov 29, 02:56 comment on should community college be free?
    Dear, Geraldine I am strongly impressed by your article “should community college be free” because I agree with you stating that community college can be expensive for some people and those people struggle to pay their needs. Since a community college is just about 2 years long I believe it should be as expensive as where students can find a dime to pay there learning education, instead, I believe they should be getting extra help from the community college since the students will head straight over to a 4-year university where prices are more understandable to be more price or they may be heading straight over to there dream job? career. One sentence that you said that caught my attention is”I think it’s a good idea because some people can’t afford it and it won’t be easy for some people since they won’t have a way to pay for it.” the reason it caught my attention is that I agree with you I hear it personally from many community college students saying that they stress out with there school work and sometimes they do have a job. Still, sometimes the students have to provide for there own families . Thank you for your time I appreciate you for writing I really enjoyed learning about this topic especaiily since I am a senior in high school its good to learn these things . Blanca Sosa .
  • Jennifer's Nov 28, 18:06 comment on How Plastic Is Trashing the Planet
    I agree with your topic, ” How plastic is trashing the planet”, where plastic is a big issue, were is wasted everywhere and it doesn’t go away. something we can do is clean after ourselves and stop littering to help not only us but our world. Thank you for writing this was a very important topic we should all know of.
  • Jennifer's Nov 28, 17:58 comment on Can We Save Monarch Butterflies?
    Dear, Karen in your post, “Can we save monarch butterflies?” I like how out of everything you choose a butterfly to talk about and how it can be effective. I didn’t know that butterflies were almost being extinct, which is very sad since they’re very beautiful. how they are dying because of climate change and how toxic life is getting for them. One sentence that stood out to me was “The percentage of monarch butterflies dropped to 84% from 1996 to 2014.” which is very sad because that’s a big percentage from back then to now, just because of how toxic this world is getting they aren’t able to survive for a long time. but not only affects them but food sources for birds because without them we would not have blueberries and squash for food. Question: Something we can do to help prevent butterflies from almost being extinct is that she said that people have started to plant milkweed, food monarch caterpillars eat to help increase their population and help keep them alive. Thank you for writing, this was very interesting to read and good for people to know about butterflies and help them by having a better climate change to help prevent them from going extinct to stop the population from rising.
  • Jennifer's Nov 28, 17:35 comment on Drinking and driving
    Dear Edith, I totally agree with your post ” Drinking and driving” because people don’t understand how effectively this affects the world, people die because of this, and that is not okay people die because of someone’s fault, no one should have to go through this, just because someone wants to have fun this is very dangerous. Many drunk people have killed innocents. One sentence that stood out to me was, “On average over the 10-year period from 2011-2022, about 10,500 people died every year from it.” Causing deaths, which is very sad to even hear about people who could’ve been family friend members. This type of thing should not have happened at all, People who drink and drive should be sent to jail with no warning asked, many lives are taken and there’s nothing happening the average of this happening is this going on, there should be a stop to this. Thank you for writing, I look forward to hearing from you just because this post was very interesting, which caught my eye with the image, you used for the cover because I immediately knew what you were going to talk about this topic should be more out there so everyone should know read about know the causes.
  • Jennifer's Nov 28, 17:09 comment on Reduce the use of plastic straws
    Dear, Patricia, I agreed so much with your post, “Reduce the use of Plastic straws” because straws are very replaceable we should buy eco-friendly straws were they are made from bamboo, glass, silicone, and stainless were it can be reuseable help prevent plastic in our oceans and prevent any animal, especially the ocean. To help protect not only our animals but our environment. One sentence that stood out to me was “Plastic straws are so dangerous and we should not use them.” This stood out to me because it is very true I feel like we should be staying away from plastic because it affects the environment where is not only in the ocean but everywhere. Question: As people, we are the most responsible we should do better where should discontinue straws and people stop getting straws because clearly, we don’t know how to touse them after. Thank you for writing, this post was straightforward I understand what the main point was, this post was very outstanding, and good information that everyone should know of.
  • Maria's Nov 28, 16:42 comment on My life as a kid
    Dear Carlos: I am so surprised with your writing, the way of expressing your writing been in a place without understanding the language. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is that you respect your parents the same as I do. Another sentence that caught my attention was that you watched cartoons as a child because I feel like we did everything, you made me remember my childhood. I know you like baseball, I don’t really like it but I find it interesting to see other people playing it. I thought you might be interested in this because you talk about it a lot.
  • Michael's Nov 28, 14:01 comment on Be Humble. Sit down
    Dear Khoa, I am intrigued by your poem because is how you wrote about the thing you enjoy. One thing piece of imagery that stands out for me is: “<I am made of a bustling house, my mom and I argue every day like lawyers” I think this is interesting because you described how you talk to your mom a lot. Your poem connects to my own experience. For me because I talk to my mom a lot and my house can get loued.  Thanks for your work on Youth Voices. I look forward to seeing what you write next because of how you told your poem and just put detail.
  • Emmanuel's Nov 28, 05:23 comment on Keep it pushing
    Dear Juan,   I am glad you brought up the topic of exercising in your post, “Keep it pushing,” because I feel like exercising has become a new common hobby in a lot of people’s daily lives. Examples of exercising include running, weight lifting, and sports. Exercise has also helped the human body gain strength, muscle mass, and burn excess calories. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “Although sometimes things may not seem so motivational, push yourself to go and exercise because after you’re done, you feel accomplished”. I think this is significant because people aren’t always motivated every day to exercise. Rather than being motivated, people should be disciplined in what they do. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I feel like we have lots of common interests. I also work out in my daily life and there are days when I don’t feel motivated to work out, but I am disciplined to get up and go to the weight room. I would like to see more of your thoughts about important hobbies throughout your daily life.  Emmanuel
  • Stefanie's Nov 23, 21:56 comment on Women’s Right To Vote
    Dear Geraldine I am interested about your post, “Women’s Rights to Vote”, because I think Women should definitely have their rights and should be able to vote. I think this because women are exactly the same as men and we can do exactly what they do including having the right to vote.Women should have that right to vote and the freedom they want. One sentence that stood out to me was, “Also some women should also be able to make things happen for good things because women are more powerful.” I think is encouraging because women are so powerful because they make so much effort in their lives to be stable no matter where they work etc. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it’s very interesting how you defend your thoughts. I also think it’s interesting how you express your feeling with your posts. Stefanie Figueroa
  • Caroline M's Nov 22, 01:14 comment on The Payback Challenge taught me that I need to sustain balance
    Gaia, I think this post is really interesting! I liked your comments about the importance of relaxing and how the absence of relaxation can be detrimental. I feel like this is something that can hit home for everyone, especially high school students, as we often forget that taking a break and a moment to breath is not only ok but necessary. Thanks for writing!
  • Lisbeth's Nov 21, 21:19 comment on Why Community College Should be Free
    Dear Natalie, I am really astounded by your post “Why Should Community College be free?” because in my opinion, Community Colleges should be free for students who can not afford to go to a 4 year University for any reason. Students should continue their education into college by still getting free education and trying to get a career as well. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “I have also read that Presidents Obama and Biden proposed on making community colleges free for students who may want to attend.” I think this is shocking because I never really thought of the government wanting to help us. If the government makes the community colleges free, then there will be more students attending colleges. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to see what you write next, because it’s interesting knowing that the Government is willing to help us students. Now, we all know that the Government is willing to help students. Lisbeth
  • Lisbeth's Nov 21, 20:57 comment on Day of the dead
    Dear Diana, I am stoked by your post, “Day of the Dead,” because it talks about the history of how and why the Day of the Dead is celebrated. In many places, the Day of the Dead is a celebration that is still celebrated nowadays to remember loved ones that are no longer with us. One sentence you wrote that stands out is “You may see that Spanish conquistadores brought such traditions with them to the New World.” I think this is really shocking because I have always thought that the Dia De Los Muertos originated in Mexico. I never really thought that the Spanish Conquistadores were the ones who brought this tradition over from their country. Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I now know where the Day of the Dead originated. It’s also really helpful to know and find out more about the traditions that are celebrated and their history. Lisbeth
  • Nickel's Nov 21, 15:16 comment on Power in Decision
    Hi Raniyah, I really like your message! This is a phenomenal idea, as no young people should feel uncomfortable in their body because of social media. This is something that more people need to focus on!
  • Xavier's Nov 21, 06:44 comment on War Crimes
    Dear Omar I am impressed by your post, “War Crimes,” because this is a serious topic that many people have been debating and questioning. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I also think that bombing hospitals and schools, which are places that house many innocent civilians, is worthy of being considered a war crime because they have resulted in the killings of many more innocents including children.” I think this is important because I agree with this statement. I think that it takes a lot for people to be willing to bomb hospitals. It’s a new level of cruelty. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this was a topic we both found interesting. I wonder what other topics you will write about that I might find intriguing. Xavier Cruz
  • Brian's Nov 20, 03:08 comment on Addicted to Our Phones
    Dear Antonia, Your post  “Addicted to our phones”  is very appealing to me because you make a lot of good points surrounding this topic on how it has negatively affected people.  Technology has been advancing for many years which has both positively and negatively affected people, mostly the new generation.  It has become so much of an issue that people aren’t even having enough sleep.  I do believe that parents should limit the amount of time their kids being on these cell phones as it causes many bad things to their bodies physically and mentally.   One thing you said in your post that was very appealing to me was, “ I believe that we need to start getting rid of this habit and look into ways that we can get rid of this addiction.” I agree with you on this because people, in general, are so addicted to their cell phones that they spend less time with their family and also don’t communicate with each other in person anymore. Thank you for talking about this topic as it’s one of the most important topics to talk about in this day and age.  As it’s caused people to not be as social in person anymore.
  • Brian's Nov 20, 00:51 comment on Drinking and driving
    Dear Edith, Your post is very appealing to me because you make a lot of good points about what’s going on in today’s world, and have it’s having a huge negative impact on people.  Drunk driving is a very important issue to discuss about because of the thousands of people that die every year because of this.  Drunk driving has also put others in danger that has also killed innocents because of this. One thing that you mentioned in your post that stood out to me is, “ I feel like not that many people take it seriously because it keeps on happening rapidly.”  This is very important to talk about because these people that drink and drive believe that it’s a positive thing to do because it gives them good confidence which is very untrue.  I believe that in order to reduce drinking and driving, there should be special programs to help comeback this issue. Thank you for talking about this topic, it is a very important issue to discuss about.  This issue can not only kill the drunk driver but others as well.  This is very helpful for everyone to really talk about the problems that have caused many consequences, It also helps spread awareness. 
  • Nico's Nov 19, 20:03 comment on What if Dick Rowland Could Tell His Side of the Story?
    Thank you for your post Ny’Aira! I really enjoyed the perspective change on this issue. I think you prove a really strong point about how African-American are treated and labeled as criminals even if they haven’t committed any kind of crime or violence in general. I believe you really show that in statements like: “The whole state accused me of assaulting a white woman and when I tried using my only weapon i had to use was my mouth i was silenced by the police they didn’t bother to hear me or even question.” The whole paragraph really speaks up to me because even if I am a white male, I am Queer and I had experiences where I was labeled in ways that didn’t quite fit me, I wasn’t able to advocate for myself . So on a really extremely small level, I relate to his experience which is not shown by history or the media. I think even if it was a strong paragraph, I believe that to make clear that the issue is still real in today’s society you could do some research in articles like: “The Mass Criminalization of Black Americans: A Historical Overview” by Annual reviews ( https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev-criminol-060520-033306 ). I got to congratulate you on your writing and research which was really fun to read and had a little bit of humor which was truly appreciated. I look forward to your next writing and the issues that you will talk about.
  • Tuy Pin's Nov 19, 18:04 comment on Plant a Tree, Save a Life?
    Trees are so much important because trees remove carbon dioxide from the air, provide us with oxygen to breathe, and give us shade on hot summer days. We as a nation should stop land clearing and work on more and more plantation because forest size is decreasing day by day all over the world.
  • Omar's Nov 19, 17:52 comment on Drinking and driving
    Julio, I think your belief that our government should ban/limit alcohol is controversial, but I completely agree. If I’m in the U.S. government I take a look at the number of deaths related to alcohol abuse or consumption, which is a very high number, and take away the cause of the issue, alcohol. Personally, I do not think alcohol is a beneficial consumable product as it does not serve any benefits to people in any way. I think the argument that “oh well alcohol is used to have fun at parties” is completely irrelevant. I l believe an adult human that is of 21 years or older should have the common sense and logic to know that alcohol is a harmful substance that does not have any benefits. It is a dangerous and sometimes fatal substance that should be banned in our nation. Imagine how many lives a year would be saved in the United States if we just banned alcohol in its entirety. Your comment should be archived, Omar
  • Omar's Nov 19, 17:35 comment on War Crimes
    Jimmy, Based on my understanding I would say it leans more toward Ukrainian regionalism as well because of how the role of Russia is involved in the history of the concept. From what I know, regions in Ukraine interpret the role of Russia, the Russian language and culture, and relations with the city of Moscow differently. Economic elites in the eastern region of Ukraine basically have attempted to exploit these concepts for their own political gain, which would explain why there is a conflict with Russia in that regard. I hope that answered a portion of your curiosity
  • Omar's Nov 19, 17:24 comment on Should Community College be free?
    Clarissa, I appreciate your comment! I think that the sentence that stood out to you is true, however, I do think there is a risk to the graduation status of a lot of community college students. If they get in free, they will also receive free money from financial aid and I believe that this is basically a way of spoiling these students. If they get these privileges for free, then I think it will alter the mindset of a lot of college freshmen to the point where they will feel like there is no point to pursue a career if they already have a decent chunk of money. What I say to that is never settle, you can always have more money and if you are a college student, that starts with pursuing a career. Thank you for your feedback
  • Juan's Nov 19, 03:00 comment on Addicted to Our Phones
    Dear Antonia, I am very intrigued by your post “Addicted to our phones” because as much as I wanna say I’m not as addicted, the truth is we all kinda are. i believe that we should limit ourselves even though it may seem impossible for some. One sentence that stood out to me that you wrote was”in China 24 million people ages 6 to 29 are internet addicts”. That high of a number is very saddening because people are just wasting their time looking at a screen when in reality they can be doing so much more. People need to limit themselves and actually take advantage of what there is to offer. Thank you for writing, I look forward to hearing about what you have to write about next because this post was truly a really good work, I understood it very easily. Juan
  • Juan's Nov 19, 02:26 comment on Reduce the use of plastic straws
    Dear Patricia, I was very intrigued by your post “Reduce the use of plastic straws” because I very much agree that the use of straws should be slowed by restaurants, stores, etc, or even just have a reusable one. One sentence that stood out to me was “only nine percent of plastic is actually ever recycled”. this stood out to me because we here think that with the little we recycle were doing something good but that’s false, only a very little amount ever does get recycled. meaning we should slow the use of plastic. Thank you for writing, I cant wait to hear about what you have to write about next because this post was outstanding, and very easy for me to understand what the main point was.
  • Juan's Nov 19, 02:19 comment on Drinking and driving
    Dear Edith I am very fascinated by your post, “Drinking and Driving” The image you chose to use is so simple yet super understandable, so I immediately knew what this post was gonna be about. Not only that however, but I also was curious as to what you had to say about drinking and driving, many peoples lives are put in danger when a person decides to drive while under the influence, and I see you can lean toward that side as well. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “about 30% of traffic crash fatalities in the U.S are due to drinking and driving”. This stood out to me because 30% is a very high amount when talking about fatalities. I believe that there should be higher restrictions when driving. and if luckily these people get pulled over while caught under the influence the punishment be worse. Thank you for writing, I look forward to hearing what you have to write about next, simply because this was a very interesting post that I was easily able to read through. Juan
  • Vanessa's Nov 19, 00:46 comment on Protecting Our Right to Choose
    Dear Nyayeek, I agree with your perspective on this topic. I believe this because when more people are involved in the country, it impacts their lives because they are the ones living there. I also agree that more people need to be aware of how much elections affect their lives and that they can also impact what goes one.
  • Omar's Nov 18, 23:05 comment on Drinking and driving
    Dear Edith, I am intrigued by your post, “Drinking and Driving,” because this is a topic that unfortunately takes a lot of lives and affects a lot of families here in the United States. Drunk driving is very selfish in my opinion. I think people are well aware that drinking and driving is not safe but they choose to do so anyways and unfortunately it causes destruction or death in some capacity. I do think that there are people who should receive help if they have a drinking issue for their own safety and for others. One sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is when you said “on average over the 10-year period from 2011-2022, about 10,500 people died every year from it.” I think this is very saddening because it is tragic to think that over 10,000 people lose their lives annually to drunk driving. This statistic should make others, even if they’re not drunk driving, be cautious of other drivers on our roads. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because these are the kind of topics that should require further attention because of the frequency it occurs. I appreciate how your post also coud be used to spread awareness for the sake of the lives of others. Omar
  • Karen's Nov 18, 22:57 comment on Do we need the SAT/ACT?
    Dear Blanca: I am impressed by your post, “Do we need the SAT/ACT?” because it is important how SAT/ACT scores can determine your future and your future colleges. I think it can be important how scores over the year can benefit you.  One sentence that stood out to me was, “Meanwhile, other people believe that it should not be a thing since it won’t fully determine what a student knows or is able to learn more. On this hand, we have about 38% of voters believe that colleges should still keep a requirement for the tests to continue. On the other hand, there is 62% of voters want the test scores required to come to an end since a number should never determine what a person is capable of learning or achieving.” I think this is important because many colleges will still ask for your SAT/ACT scores and expect you to have high scores.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I like your article about SAT/ACT scores. I would like you to continue telling about college/high school SAT/ACT scores.  Karen
  • Clarissa's Nov 18, 22:52 comment on Do we need the SAT/ACT?
    Dear Blanca, I am very interested by your post, “Do we need the SAT/ACT?” because these tests allow the schools to see what a student has learned over the school year. These scores can be important because colleges require students to take this test.  One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was, “On the other hand, there is 62% of voters want the test scores required to come to an end since a number should never determine what a person is capable of learning or achieving”. I was impressed by the total score of how much more don’t want the test than those who think we should take the test. I think I slightly agree with this since these overall scores can’t be relied on fully. Thanks for your writing, I look forward to seeing what else you will write next because I want to see more votes on what people want and don’t. Clarissa
  • Vanessa's Nov 18, 22:05 comment on The Death Penalty is Appropriate
    Dear Charles, I am intrigued by your article, “The Death Penalty is Appropriate,” because I believe that the death penalty should be in use. When criminals get locked up, they come out, and sooner or later, they do another crime. I do not think the death penalty should be used for every crime. However, I do believe it should be in use for every big crime such as rape. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “Still, if the system can be made right judiciously, then capital punishment could be appropriate at times.” I think this is an important quote because although you do not need the death penalty for all crimes, it can be used for heavier crimes. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to what you write next because you write about important things. Furthermore, you have an idea of why the death penalty is necessary in some cases. Vanessa Hamilton
  • Kimberly's Nov 18, 21:46 comment on Should people have guns?
    Dear Gerardo, I was very intrigued by your writing Should people have guns? The reason why is that a lot has been going on currently in the world around us. There have been many unneeded deaths of young kids and teachers.  One sentence that you wrote that really stood out to me was “But if you think about it police officers be killing more people than any other people.” This sentence stood out because with all of the cases where police officers had killed people for unnecessary reasons are very high. And this should not be happening. Thank you for your writing. I hope you keep writing about topics like these that are very important to society. I look forward to seeing what you write next. Kimberly
  • Emma H's Nov 18, 20:05 comment on This Is My Body
    I love your poem! it reminds me of the exercises I did in a creative writing class. Your format is beautiful and meaningful. I don’t know if this was a prompted assignment but I’m glad you wrote and posted it. Keep writing!
  • Luke's Nov 18, 19:54 comment on PAYBACK Challenge Essay
    Zahir, I am glad you have sorted out your thoughts about attending college. College is not for everyone, but I have no doubt that you will succeed in your future endeavors.
  • Nico M's Nov 18, 19:53 comment on Me
    Ismael I found this post very inspiring. You have learned to accept who you are and are not ashamed of who you have become. That is one of the hardest things for anyone to do. On top of that, you have been able to talk about the flaws you see in yourself and are striving to be better. I want to be like you in that way. No matter what anyone has accomplished in comparison to you or in general, you are winning regardless. To take things even further, we all have to respect other people for who they are. A link to an article about it is below: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-wise-brain/201410/accept-them-they-are
  • Grace B's Nov 18, 19:53 comment on The Payback Challenge taught me that I need to sustain balance
    Nice post Gaia, I love your opening statement it made me want to read more and caught my attention. I loved that you said teenagers need to take a day off to just relax and regroup. Often time we get so caught up in work and school we forget to take time to just relax. Nice Post!
  • Jacob's Nov 18, 19:47 comment on MY BODY
    Hector, this is a beautiful poem. I love your introspective nature throughout the poem. It makes it powerful and moving. I suggest you read this poem by Edgar Bowers, as it is compelling as well. https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/for-louis-pasteur/
  • John C's Nov 18, 19:47 comment on Failure is part of your success.
    Great quote Saniya! I hadn’t really thought of failure and regret in that way until I read the quote you posted. It is very insightful and well put. I really like the idea of reframing a situation like that and I will try to change how I think in that regard! I thought you might find inspiration from this list I found in relation to success: https://www.forbes.com/sites/alejandrocremades/2019/02/20/15-powerful-quotes-on-success/ I hope to see more posts from you in the future! Whether its more quotes like this or your own thoughts, im curious to see what interests you and what advice you have for others!
  • Nancy's Nov 18, 19:34 comment on Inspiring Women: Frida Kahlo and Malala Yousafzai
    Dear Martha: I am Inspired by your publication, “Inspiring Women: Frida Kahlo and Malala Yousafzai” because she tells us about two women who are great inspirations for many people. I think it is very good that people talk about two women who have gone through a lot to be able to achieve everything they set their minds to, so it is very important to remember them to remind ourselves that we can achieve what we set out to do. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “While Frida and Malala are unique, there are several differences between them, including Frida had two major accidents and Malala was attacked by a soldier.” I think this is important because although they went through very different things, they faced the situation similarly. They faced it similarly since they both grabbed the strength of what had happened to them. Thanks for your writing. I hope to see what you write next because I would like you to share information about people who affect so many people in different ways. I think that comparing them and showing what they are different but at the same time they are the same, it is very good since it shows us people that we only know but we did not know why they inspire women or any type of person so much.
  • Vanessa's Nov 18, 19:25 comment on Mental Health
    Dear Nyalok, I am intrigued by your post, “Mental Health,” because our mind is a very powerful thing to us. In addition to this, if we do not take care of our mental health, it can lead to us having a negative outlook on life. Furthermore, it is very important for school life and our home life. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, “To be able to maintain your mental health you need to value yourself and take care of yourself.” I think this is a powerful sentence because when you do not value yourself, you become less of value to other people as well. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you talk about very important things. Also due to the fact that mental health is a very important subject and it should be talked about more. Vanessa Hamilton
  • Nancy's Nov 18, 19:13 comment on Meet me, my name is Antony
    Dear Anthony: I am surprised by your post, “Meet me, my name is Antony,” because you tell us about your private life which has had many great things in your life. It is very good that you went to Ecuador. I would also like to be able to visit it one day. A phrase that you wrote that stands out to me is: “I want to go see Mexico at least once” I think this is surprising because I have not known Ecuador but you have not known Mexico. I think you would like Mexico a lot too since is a very welcoming place and you can do many different things.  Thanks for your writing. I hope to see what you write next because I would like to know if you are going to Mexico and if you share more experiences of your life with us. We would like to know more about what other skills you develop as you get older or as the days go by.
  • Natalia's Nov 18, 18:47 comment on Who is the infamous 42?
    I really enjoyed your post!
  • Clarissa's Nov 18, 18:40 comment on Daylight Savings, Should It Be Permanent?
    Dear Juan, I am very interested by your post, “Daylights, Savings, Should It be Permanent” because it’s amazing how daylight savings time started and how we still use it to this day. I also didn’t know that the reason behind this was to save fuel during world war I as well as the pros and cons of this.  One sentence you write that stood out to me the most was, “Daylight savings cost won’t reduce energy cost because the majority of Americans use the same amount of power whether day or night”. I agree with this because no matter if the time was pushed back or forward the day, would still count as 24 hours meaning that a person would still use up the same amount of energy.  Thanks for your writing, I look forward to seeing what else you write next because I would like to see the different reasons to a topic and how it could benefit the economy or not benefit.  Clarissa
  • Natalia's Nov 18, 18:32 comment on Should immigrants be welcome?
    Wow! What a powerful post. Your voice is strong! I especially love these lines: ¨You will hardly see an immigrant standing outside a stop light asking for money. What you will see is them selling flowers, fruit, bracelets, asking for a job or even simply performing some talent to gain some money. Also going back to the statement of them taking jobs, they don’t take American jobs they gain them with their work ethics. So YES on Immigrants being welcomed in America.¨
  • Clarissa's Nov 18, 18:22 comment on Should Community College be free?
    Dear Omar,  I am Intrigued by your post, “Should Community College be free?” because of the decision of whether or not community colleges should be free since many good and bad things can come from this. For example, something positive is that students won’t have to stress so much about paying all their college debts, but if they are free, they can become lazy.  One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was, “Those who support the idea of free community college point out the fact that making community college free will result in higher enrollment and graduation rates.” This is a good thing because it will make more people want to enroll in college if they have a poor income.  Thanks for your writing, I look forward to seeing what you write next because I think that it’s important to see other perspectives and ideas about an important topic. I would also like to see what other opinions you have on other ideas.  Clarissa
  • Viridiana's Nov 18, 18:16 comment on Why Community College Should be Free
    Dear, Natalie I am truly moved by you’re post ¨Why Community College Should Be Free¨ because I believe community college should be free for anyone who attends. Mostly the ones that attend a community college are low-income students. Also, those going to a community college don’t know what they want to do with their lives. So it would be a waste of time and money for them to go to college. So I do think community college should be free to attend.
  • Yaslin's Nov 18, 17:24 comment on Drinking and driving
    Dear Edith, I am intrigued by your post regarding drunk driving your post, “Drinking and driving,” because it is saddening to see the tragedies drunk driving brings. It is clear that drunk driving has caused injuries, collisions, and even death. This is impacting because many know the risk of drinking and driving yet they continue to put themselves and others at risk. One sentence that stands out to me is, “Drinking and driving are hazardous to do, every day about 32 people in the U.S. die in drunk-driving crashes.” I think this is important to know because 32 people lose their lives in a day imagine how many deaths it rounds up to in a year. To me, this is discouraging to see because of the aftermath post-accident. It surprises me how forgetful these drunk drivers are about the lives of others or how negatively they can affect the lives of their families if they never get to see them again. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because topics like these are what people need to pay more attention to. It can reduce drunk driving and possible fatalities. Changes like stopping drunk drivers can make an environment adequate for all human beings without putting them at risk. Yaslin
  • Jose's Nov 18, 17:19 comment on North Korean missile tests
    Dear Manuel, I am impressed by your post “North Korean missile tests” because you mention how North Korea has fired missiles over Japan but they ended up landing in the pacific ocean. You also mention how they are firing missiles for their future safety. But what about the other people outside of North Korea? One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is:  “Perhaps North Korea launches a missile and it hits Japan or it hits a U.S naval base then there will for sure be a war between countries” This stands out to me because I also thought the same thing. There is a possibility that the missile can malfunction and hit Japan or the U.S and possibly start World War 3.  Thanks for your amazing writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your topic was interesting as well as your choice of words! Jose
  • Jose's Nov 18, 17:12 comment on First Asian American on u.s currency
    Dear Manuel, I am impressed by your post, “First Asian American on U.S. Currency” because you mention how they are going to start putting American women on quarters in order to honor them. Every year they will be releasing 5 different women that will be on the U.S currency. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “even though she faced a lot of hate because of her ethnicity, and regardless of the hate she still pushed forward…”. It stands out to me because it gives us a reson as to why we need to honor and respect these women. They have been through tough situations because of their ethnicity and now they are getting honored by being put on the quarter. I feel like this is a good idea. Thanks for your amazing writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your topic was interesting as well as your choice of words! Jose
  • Kimberly's Nov 18, 16:58 comment on Perfection vs Reality
    Dear Yamilet,  I was very amused by your writing Perfection vs Reality. This is because I feel like a lot of times something is supposed to look or be a type of way and sometimes it may not look that way in the end. Sometimes this can mess with mental health. One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was “Having the mindset to excel aids people in improving themselves on a daily and being understandable with themselves when they commit mistakes.”. This sentence stood out to me because having a positive mindset is something that I have a hard time with. But it can be beneficial to our mental health. Thank you for your writing. I hope you keep writing with topics that are very related to others. I feel it is very helpful to know about these topics.  Kimberly
  • Ian's Nov 18, 16:47 comment on Addicted to Our Phones
    Dear Antonia, I am interested by your post “Addicted to our phone” because the statistics are unexpected and intriguing. I think that people should try to be less addicted to their phones and should create habits that help them put down their phone more. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “If we don’t start looking into ways to get rid of this addiction it will only keep getting worse by the day.” I think this is important to keep in mind because people need to be aware than they’re addicted to their phones. People need to realize that this habit of checking your phone is unhealthy. Thanks for writing, I’m interested to see what you’ll write next because you addressed the issue and explained that being addicted to your phone is bad. Let’s see what you have to teach us about next. 
  • Kimberly's Nov 18, 16:43 comment on Body Image
    Dear Yamilet,  I am very touched by your post Body Image because this is something that I myself also struggle with. I think that many people have trouble with these things because of what they see on social media.  One sentence that stood out to me was “A person undergoes many thoughts about themselves based on society’s so-called ‘standards.’” which you stated at the beginning of your post. This stood out to me because these “standards” end up mentally damaging young teens’ heads and thoughts. I myself can relate to this because I also see a lot of this and I struggle with my own body image. Thank you for your writing. I hope that you keep writing on such related topics. I think that it is very helpful to know that you aren’t the only person out there although it may feel that way.  Kimberly
  • Julian's Nov 18, 16:41 comment on Addicted to Our Phones
    Dear Antonia I am shocked by your post “Addicted to Our Phones” because people really don’t know how much people are using their phones daily. People are starting to get addicted at a very young age which is unhealthy. One sentence that stands out to me is “Americans check their phone every 12 minutes and in China 24 million people ages 6 to 29 are internet addicts.” I think this is disgraceful because the internet is slowly rotting our minds. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you put in a lot of work into this and make it interesting.
  • Jocelyn's Nov 18, 16:38 comment on Addicted to Our Phones
    Dear Antonia, In your post, “Are You Addicted To Your Phone?” is an amazing and relevant issue that is really common nowadays. It’s really devastating to see that many of us can’t live without any of our cell phones and for everything we have to check and be really dependent on it. One sentence that stood out to me is when you said, “It’s scary to see that many of us are really addicted to our phones that can’t even put it down for 10 minutes.” Even then it is impossible sometimes because in today’s generation we need technology for almost everything. If devices wouldn’t be as addicting I feel like you would definitely see many people socialize more and be more committed to certain things. Thank you for your writing, I look forward to your next posts! Jocelyn
  • James's Nov 18, 15:37 comment on PAYBACK Challenge Essay
    Interesting post Zahir. I look forward to seeing what your plans are for the future. It seems like you’ve thought a lot about this choice.
  • Nickel's Nov 17, 15:34 comment on Should Community College be free?
    I do believe that community college should be free, but I can also understand why it is hard for it to be free. https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/loans/student-loans/is-community-college-free I found this article quite helpful when looking into this topic.
  • Nickel's Nov 17, 15:28 comment on Do we need the SAT/ACT?
    I also believe that the SAT/ACT are unnecessary as they do not always accurately reflect students skill levels. https://www.wkbn.com/news/local-news/nearly-80-of-colleges-moving-away-from-act-sat-testing-for-admission/ I found this article very informative on this topic.
  • Nathan Raizer's Nov 17, 10:43 comment on Chicago’s Casino
    Chicago kasiino on koht, mida võin uhkusega soovitada, sest see ei ole mitte ainult hästi varustatud, vaid ka väga elav. Mul on olnud õnne käia seal mitu korda ja iga kord on mul õnnestunud piisavalt raha teenida. Aga kuna ma kolin ümber, ei käi ma enam selles kasiinos. Ma valisin välismaa kasiinod online hasartmängud, mis on täiesti usaldusväärne sait, kus saab turvaliselt oma võidud välja võtta.  See on igal pool ja igal ajal kättesaadav. 
  • stephen's Nov 17, 08:48 comment on SAVING TREES
    I appreciate the good writing. It’s also necessary to maintain the nearby trees. When a tree needs to be cut down, equipment is required. The Tree Care personnel is aware of your need for a tree removal that is quick, risk-free, and reasonably priced. The Wichita Falls tree services will ensure that any required removal work is carried out safely.
  • Nathan Raizer's Nov 17, 08:35 comment on Are Shooting Games a Reality?
    I usually like video games, but not particularly war games. I much prefer adventure games or even better online gambling games. If this is also your case, you can opt for betting sites not on gamstop. This kind of site can easily make you enough money, especially when you have a very good game strategy. If you are a newbie in this field, I am willing to share my experience with you to help you better understand how this type of games works.
  • Joel's Nov 17, 01:23 comment on Are leaders born or made ?
    Dear Alexia, I agree with your statement on how people experience certain truamas in order to become something great. Although it comes to some naturally, for other its a pain and gain experience. Some must work hard to overcome certain struggles to really show just how hard people fight for their goals. From, Joel.
  • Joel's Nov 17, 01:18 comment on Are leaders born or made ?
    Dear Class I am intrigued by your post,“ Are leaders Born or Made? ” because your text supports how someone can become and reach a high potential not even themselves realize. Its interesting to see just how capable humans are when they put dedication in their goals. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “ At the start nobody really thought his leadership and his skills were enough for that position.” I think this is essential becauseit shows how even though one is surrounded by doubt, you can still strive for what you want in life. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you have a firm grasp on the concept of dedication. From, Joel.
  • Julio's Nov 15, 21:44 comment on Hurricane Ian Recovery
    EXACTLY
  • Julio's Nov 15, 21:44 comment on Hurricane Ian Recovery
    Dear, Emmanuel While reading the article I felt very encouraged to find info about the research of Hurricanes and that they may seem just like a storm this one was over 150 mph and had many objects flying everywhere that can hurt or kill people and destroy homes. What really made me happy was you quoted Danny Duncan. I can’t wait to find out more.
  • Julio's Nov 15, 21:39 comment on Drinking and driving
    Very much facts.
  • Julio's Nov 15, 21:38 comment on Drinking and driving
    Dear Edith, I was very interested in the issue that is very common to see on the news and one of the worst things I believe society or the government doesn’t fix is banning alcohol or limiting drinks. What stood out for me was the death toll which was over 10000 which scared me because those are people with families dying for a bad decision that could have easily been fixed. Thanks for writing Edith I can’t wait to read more.
  • Isabel F's Nov 14, 06:28 comment on #fitspiration
    Hey Aria, I agree that these hashtags or posts can make people start to think about their weight and that’s good! We want them to think about their weight so that they will be encouraged to make a change. If one doesn’t like the way they look or are sick of facing certain health problems then maybe they will find the courage to go out and exercise or make healthy decisions next time. We need to spread awareness about this because there are too many health problems and lives on the line if we don’t make a change in our society.
  • Isabel F's Nov 14, 06:21 comment on #fitspiration
    Dear Cora, I agree that sometimes what we see on social media could be deceiving and some people could get the wrong message from it, however, I don’t think that’s the intention or responsibility of the publisher. I think that fitspo is done for a good purpose and that is to uplift people in the fitness community as well as to encourage others to make healthier choices. If a certain audience takes this the wrong way then I think that is a problem that the person should solve within themselves instead of finding the good in the post that is what it intended to in the first place. It’s mainly promoting a healthy lifestyle which is something we desperately need nowadays with the rising obesity problems and health issues.
  • Isabel F's Nov 14, 06:04 comment on Gym memberships in the United States
    Hey Juan, I love that you brought up the gym atmosphere because you are right the gym people are very friendly and it’s very easy to make new friends there if you stick around. I have been going for over a year and I can say that I almost know everybody there and get along with them. You make long life friends and get great advice from the older folks there. Great topic I wonder what gym you go to and what are your prs.
  • Isabel F's Nov 14, 06:00 comment on Gym memberships in the United States
    Hello Andre, I like your post about the gym because it brings up the current statistics of gym-goers. I go to the gym and have had a membership for over a year now. I can say that I have become familiar with the staff members and the ongoing gym members. A lot of them are the same and many people do keep on going. Now I see a lot of new faces and many of those new faces are young high schoolers that are barely starting their fitness journey. For the most part, I do think many people that get a gym membership either stay consistent or stop going but somehow find their way back. I wonder if you have a gym membership and are an ongoing member?
  • Manuel's Nov 13, 19:18 comment on Ohio’s Four Dead
    Dear Lizbeth I am intrigued by your post because I never knew this situation even happen its sad to know innocent unarmed Vietnam protesters were shot. what stood out to me in your post was when you mentioned how Kahler knew he had been shot, this is sad because he knew that he had been hit because he couldn’t feel anything in his back because that’s where the bullet had impacted him. Thank you for posting Lizbeth I look forward to more of your posts.
  • Manuel's Nov 13, 18:24 comment on Death penalty
    Dear Diana, I am very intrigued by your post that discusses the death penalty because the death penalty is a very serious topic because it deals with the taking of another human’s life. I believe that no human should have their life taken from them, no one should have a say in whether someone dies or not. What caught my eye the most in your post was how you discussed in your last paragraph how we need all eight amendments to combat this issue, and I wonder how all eight of those amendments will exactly help against this issue. Thank you for posting Dianna I look forward to seeing what other posts you post in the future.
  • manuel's Nov 13, 17:28 comment on Drinking and driving
    Dear Edith, I’m very fawned of post on drinking and driving because this is a significant issue in today’s society a lot of victims have either died or been seriously injured due to drunk driving. what stood out to me the most in your post was how you mentioned ¨ on average the 10-year period 2011-2022 about 10,500 died every year from it¨ this stood out to me the most because this is a sad number how many people lost their lives due to drinking and driving and how it could’ve been avoided if they just called a cab or didn’t drive at all. Thank you for your writing Edith I look forward to other posts you have in store.
  • manuel's Nov 13, 17:15 comment on Modern Day Druidry
    Dear Jimmy, I am very fawned of your post on ¨modern day druidy¨ because druidy is a topic not very many understand or its significance. What stood out to me about your post was your 3rd paragraph because you talked about how ancient druidy involved human and animal sacrifices and it’s honestly surprising how people would sacrifice others back then. Thanks for your writing jimmy I look forward to seeing what other ideas \ topics you have in the future.
  • Fatima's Nov 13, 07:18 comment on Ohio’s Four Dead
    Dear Lizbeth, I am appalled by your post, “Ohio’s Four dead” because there have been so many times when authorities have taken advantage of their power/ position and done whatever they wanted. Although I think it’s a great thing you are bringing more attention to the abuse of authority problem. One sentence that stood out to me is “Kahler knew, almost instantly, that he had been shot in the spine since he had felt almost nothing.”. This is sad how a person could have already known where they have been shot at as if the officers didn’t care for human life. Thanks for your writing, I really look forwards to what other concepts and topics you’ll be writing about. Fatima
  • Fatima's Nov 13, 07:07 comment on Witchcraft: What is it?
    Dear Jimmy, I adored your text on, ” Witchcraft: What is it?” because it is impressive how people still think about witchcraft as people once did many years ago. It seems as if we haven’t progressed as we think we do. One sentence that really was eye-catching is, “In fact, it is very looked down upon to ever hex anyone, and many texts, even texts dating back to the times of the Salem witch trials say “A ye harm none, do what ye will.” That sentence displays that witches weren’t and aren’t harmful or bad for society they simply have a different belief to society and their norms. I think it was a great phase putting it there to have evidence that the witches are harmless. To answer your question, I would in fact be more interested in some of their aspects since knowing more about their true meaning for it. Although I have a question for you, in your article you add we, does that mean you think of yourself as a witch or a person related to that? Fatima
  • Fatima's Nov 13, 06:51 comment on Modern Day Druidry
    Dear Jimmy, I adored your post on “Modern Day Druidy” because not many know how much Druidry has changed or its significance. I, myself didn’t fully know how much it has changed and how time-consuming it is. Your first paragraph is what stood out to me the most because you wrote what many druids think and how much people who don’t think of themselves as druids think of these exact words. As well as how you emphasized “More” not only did you slant it but you capitalized it, to show its importance to want it. Thanks for your writing I really look forward and what other concept you’ll be writing about and how you’ll phrase it Fatima
  • Reed aka Samuel's Nov 13, 00:30 comment on Born a Crime Book Review
    Emma thanks for this great concise review,
  • Jimmy's Nov 12, 18:15 comment on War Crimes
    Omar, I completely agree with you, and I am curious if you believe it is Ukrainian regionalism or Ukrainian nationalism that has kept Russia semi-at bay. Many people say it is nationalism fighting Russian nationalism, but I believe it is regionalism.
  • Jimmy's Nov 12, 18:07 comment on Reduce the use of plastic straws
    While yes, I agree that single-use straws are inefficient and that reusable straws are objectively better for the environment, consider that it is more than just straws. All types of single-use plastic break down into microplastics polluting our one and only earth. I think we should all move towards bringing our own utensils to places that typically use single-use plastics. It is also simply the more responsible thing to do.
  • Patricia's Nov 11, 02:35 comment on Nutrition impacts
    Dear Diana,  I am surprised by your post “Nutrition Impacts” because eating too much food can have a lot of consequences. This is dangerous at the same time because of how a lot of fast food can affect.  One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was “ The effects of unhealthy food can bring no forever great condition”. This stood out to me because we all know that not eating healthy can have a lot of bad consequences. I think that people should eat less fast food and eat more healthy food because everything has to be balanced.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your post was something really true and also interesting.  Patricia
  • Patricia's Nov 11, 02:17 comment on You Decide: Should Community College Be Free?
    Dear Karen,  I am surprised by your post “You decide: Should community colleges be free?” because a lot of students go to community college if they still haven’t decided what they want to do. But also many students go to community colleges because they don’t want to be so far away from their families. Not all students want to go far so their only option sometimes can be a community college.  One sentence that stood out to me was “I believe that community colleges should be free because many people cannot pay for them, although they are less expensive.” This stood out to me because community colleges can be an opportunity to explore and then when done to transfer to a four-year university. I think it is great because many students would be able to see what it looks like.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your post was something really true and also interesting.  Patricia 
  • Diana's Nov 10, 21:47 comment on Climate Change & Gas Prices
    Dear Caroline,  I am amused by your post, “Climate Change & Gas Prices,” because it gives additional information on how climate can affect prices. It’s very sad that global warming can affect the way people live.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The increased gas prices, thought to spark a rush towards cleaner energy sources and electric vehicles, only produced a call for more oil production” I think this is very clear because energy can be a waste of product. We can’t any longer provide for such disorienting in our global world.   Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it is interesting what you wrote. It’s incredible how this can affect prices.  Diana, 
  • Melina's Nov 10, 18:43 comment on How Afterschool Activities Affects Mental Health.
    Hi Maddison, You don’t talk much about this issue but it seems to say that you think that having extra activities to do after school could improve the mental health of many. Things such as sports, clubs, or even hobbies. I just wanted to say that I completely disagree!!!! Personally, I stay after school for so long and many days of the week, it is so tiring and exhausting to HAVE to stay after school. Im a person in ASB so I put in many hours at my school and at my community so I am always tired and stressed, I would love to have a break and just stay at home. Though there are times when it is fun and relaxing like staying after school to see sports matches/games. -Melina
  • Melina's Nov 10, 17:48 comment on Addicted to Our Phones
    Hey Antonia! The text you talking about, “Are You Addicted to Your phone?” is a really great debate topic! The stats you’re talking about, “Americans check their phone every 12 minutes and in China 24 million people ages 6 to 29 are internet addicts.” was really cool to find out. I’ve never known that but in my own personal life. I know I can say Im not addicted to my phone but I totally agree that there are many people addicted to their devices. I see it every day in my school, some students have to constantly have them in their hands or on them. Yet again devices are needed for so mush today, like look at us and type our posts and comments on this website. I hope to see you write more!
  • Isaac's Nov 10, 17:45 comment on Actor Makes History at Oscars
    Dear Sophia, I am very much intrigued and fascinated by the interest you take in your post regarding, “Actor Makes History At Oscars”, because of the light of positivity you shine on deaf actors. Furthermore, I find it very touching that the Oscars are inclusive enough to include actors with disabilities. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “What he likes about this movie is that the family is not portrayed as limited or as victims.” I think this is important to acknowledge because those that are hard of hearing are usually painted as being incapable of leaving as full of a life as those who hear perfectly fine. I find that your inclusion of these words only highlight just how important it is for an actor to win such a prestigious award. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because of the emotion and significance that you invoke. I hope you continue writing more about minorities and their importance in society. -Isaac
  • Isaac's Nov 9, 21:43 comment on Debates over Gun Control Laws in the United States
    Dear Ema, I was very pleased to read your post, “Debates over Gun Control Laws in the United States”, because of your unique, yet important view on the subject.  Although, your view is more one that is descriptive of both sides to gun control, I find it to be a necessary read for those who are wanting to learn more about this subject (to make a safe decision for themselves). One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “This bill includes incentives for states to pass “red-flag” laws that let groups petition courts to remove weapons from people that are deemed dangerous to others or themselves.” I think this is very important to acknowledge because it is not the gun behind the crime, rather the person who pulls the trigger. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because of the direct and blunt method in which you provide data. I hope you write more about this subject. -Isaac
  • Emma H's Nov 8, 16:02 comment on How Plastic Is Trashing the Planet
    I agree with your topic, plastic is wasted everywhere and it doesn’t go away. You may be interested in this source as well. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/07/reusing-plastic-waste-pollution-economy-value/
  • Emma's Nov 8, 15:30 comment on Death penalty
    I absolutely agree with you, I think the concept of the death penalty is just revolting to think about. I recognize how controversial this topic is for some people, but for me, I couldn’t agree with your points more. something needs to be done to change the way we see other humans who do wrong, but death should never have been an option. I especially agree with the last line of your post, I feel like a lot of people in the law abuse their power and their needs to be changed. thank you for your writing here’s another article on this topic if you’d like to read https://www.lushusa.com/stories/article_the-death-penalty-should-be-abolished.html
  • Michael Wowk's Nov 7, 21:43 comment on Power in Decision
    Hi Raniyah, I found your blog as part of a Master’s class I am taking. We are tasked with setting up a blog and researching student blogs. Your post is very inspiring. Good luck! https://wordpress.com/post/musiceducation6.wordpress.com/12
  • Anderson Horn's Nov 7, 19:42 comment on Girl School Uniforms
    Very well presented. Every quote was awesome and thanks for sharing the content. Keep sharing and keep motivating others.
  • Kaylah Schaefer's Nov 7, 19:08 comment on Running Out of Water
    Good post! We will be linking to this particularly great post on our site. Keep up the great writing
  • Ruby's Nov 7, 17:47 comment on Athletes Mental Health
    Dear Lesly: I am amazed by your post, “Athletes Mental Health,” because I think athletes mental health is important. The fact that athletes are starting to speak up is amazing because it will help them find help. Athletes go through a lot of stress and being able to help them is a good thing. There mental health should be important since they go through a lot of physical and mental challenges. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “People assume that they are strong in every way because they are athletes.” I think this is interesting because people should know that athletes go through a lot especially when they compete. Every sport has its benefits and determinants. Athletes should not be scared to talk about their feelings, we need be able to understand them no matter what. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because as an athlete I find it great that most of us are starting to speak out. I recently started speaking up on my mental health and trauma. It did take me time and it was hard but I’m glad I did it. I saw how many people care about me and helped me through my tough times. Ruby
  • Javier's Nov 7, 06:47 comment on American Women Quarters Program (2022)
    dear Sebastian I am highly interested in your post, the ” American women Quarters program(2022) because this is very recent news, and the idea of having iconic people of different races and genders that shaped and inspired us not just through politics but as well as arts and acting and many other activities that made such an impact for people who lived in this country one sentence that stands out to me was “The goal of this program is to celebrate women of diverse races and ethnicities, backgrounds, ages, times, and fields. The first quarter issue features Anna May Wong. She was the movie industry’s first Chinese American star; noteworthy, she will be the first Asian American featured on U.S. currency.” I think this program is a beautiful idea because I believe that we should put all kinds of iconic people on currently who made an impact to inspire and shape our country. thank you for writing I look forward to seeing your next post because you keep up to date with certain things that no one really talks about and it is exciting.
  • Geraldine's Nov 7, 03:22 comment on Cash or Card?
    Dear Christian: I am interested in your post “Cash or card?” They talk about how not a lot of people don’t have bank accounts and can’t afford to use a debit card. Some people also cannot afford it since they might think they’re going to get in trouble with the government. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: ” One side states that not all Americans have access to a bank account or credit and debit cards. This would make it difficult for those people to buy anything.” I think this is important because how everyone thinks it’s easy for everyone to get a bank account and to be able to afford it. What some people don’t know is that a lot of people don’t have a lot of money to be able to have an account because they won’t be able to keep putting money in their account. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you talk about something that not a lot of people talk about and how things can affect others. Also, people think it’s easy for everyone to afford an account or to have a lot of money to pay for everything with their cards.
  • Angel's Nov 7, 03:07 comment on If you wish to know what justice is, let injustice pursue you.
    Dear Rafael I am intrigued by your lesson proposal, “If You Wish to Know What Justice Is, Let Injustice Pursue You,” because you developed an idea that would allow for learners to be metacognitive while discovering other skills connected to technology, speaking, and listening. Your ideas show a commitment to the individual’s life experience, and this is significant when nurturing a classroom community. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Applying past knowledge to new situations is one vital Habit of Mind and I feel like it is a fundamental backbone to building upon prior knowledge from our multicultural students.” I think this is true as well because, throughout life, experience offers humans a vast wealth of knowledge. By dedicating time to reflecting and identifying the elements that can support us in future endeavors, we can work towards overcoming challenges and become more assertive in assessing solutions based on what we already know. I think it is important that we highlight our learners’ lives and offer them opportunities to use their prior knowledge to make new connections. It’s wonderful that your students will be able to learn about this. Thank you again, Marina. Please feel free to recommend more strategies related to developing student capacity to make connections between ideas and building conversations. Angel
  • Omar's Nov 6, 17:02 comment on Day of the dead
    Yaritzi, I am appealed by your comment because of the similarity it shares with mine. I see that the sentence that stood out to you was the same one it stood out to me and it is good to see others share the same analysis of the post as mine. I also did not know that Day of the Dead came from the culture in Spain and not originally from Mexico so we also had that in common as well. I found that surprising because when I see or learn something about day of the dead, it is always represented in Mexican culture, so all in all I think I was just as surprised as you were.
  • Omar's Nov 6, 16:57 comment on Day of the dead
    Dear Diana, I was appealed by your post “Day of the Dead” because it talks about an annual holiday that just happened a few days ago. Day of the dead or dia de Los Muertos is still a topic that is fresh on my mind due to recency. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “you may see that Spanish conquistadores brought such traditions with them to the New World.” This is surprising to me because I did not know that this particular celebration came from Spain as I always thought it originated in Mexico. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I learned something new which helps expand my knowledge. I also was interested in the fact that you talked about something that is big in Hispanic culture which I am sure a lot of us can relate to. Omar
  • Sebastian's Nov 6, 05:17 comment on A Day Off for Mental Health
    Dear Angel: I am impressed by your post, “A Day Off for Mental Health,” because I see that your message is conveyed clearly. I agree that mental health is important because it is an issue that plagues no one more than a teenager going through big changes in their life. We as students are often told that we just need to put up with stress, that it builds character and discipline; it’s heavy stress that crushes a student’s will to learn. As a result, something you wrote that stood out to me was that a handful of states have passed bills permitting students to take mental health days or to miss school because of behavioral health reasons, adding that these efforts, “were often aided or spearheaded by young people.” I think that this is an important note because it shows two crucial things: there are finally measures in the works intended to aid teens with mental health struggles and young people are being more enthusiastic about fighting for their own causes. In other words, this shows that there is progress being made and that we, as a younger generation, are being more independent in our activism. Thank you for your writing! I look forward to seeing what you write next because you seem to have a strong understanding of your surroundings. I like to see people aware of things occurring in the world and what action is taking place, so I hope to see more of this from you! Sebastian
  • Xavier's Nov 6, 04:55 comment on Death penalty
    Dear Diana I am moved by your post, “Death penalty,” because this is and has been a very controversial topic for a while. There are many people who argue that the death penalty is justifiable and many who argue that it is cruel and unusual.I think this is powerful because there are many people who bend the rules or the law in their favor without considering how it might affect everything. People think that just because they can get away with something means that it’s okay to do it. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this was a very interesting topic and it seems we have similar interests. I would like to see what other topics you come across that I might also find interesting.
  • Natalie's Nov 5, 16:25 comment on Climate Change & Gas Prices
    Dear Caroline : I am impressed with your post, “Climate Change & Gas Prices,” because gas prices have gone extremely high. With the matters of gas companies they have the power to raise gas prices and the popular sovereignty community cannot do anything about that unless they stop putting gas in their cars.One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “We have begun to struggle economically, and so our focus on issues like global warming becomes distorted when we get desperate.” I think this is dramatically literal because people need gas on a every day basis. People drive everywhere to get to places such as work, school, the grocery store, hospitals etc. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it is important that people see information such as your writing to understand what society struggles with socially and economically. We need to put an end to unworthy economic stability. Natalie
  • Yaritzi's Nov 4, 19:42 comment on Nutrition impacts
    Dear Diana, I am intrigued in your post, “Nutrition Impacts”, because you are able to elaborate on the effect caused by consuming too much fast food. Some effects you mentioned that stood out to be were mental health problems, high blood sugar, and blood pressure. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “Eating lots of fast food could also impact an individual’s mental health and make them more prone to depression and anxiety.” I think this is shocking because I thought of food as something that could only effect our bodies and not our mental health. Although, I can see how it can effect our mental health. Thanks for your writing, I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you keep informing me about important things. I now will pay more attention to my intake of fast food. Sincerely, Yaritzi Torres
  • Karen's Nov 4, 15:46 comment on Nutrition impacts
    Dear Diana: I am interested in your post, “Nutrition Impacts,” because eating too much fast food can lead to problems with your body and health. I think it’s pretty scary how food can possibly kill you.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “It means bye-bye to health and hello to dangerous effects in the inflammation home intake of a long-term case. In order to take your back settings from a so-called “stone ” you need to know the recommended assistance for your habits.” I think this is frightening because you can have a very painful life by the food you choose to eat. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I would like to see ways to improve your diet and health. I would like to try some of the ways to improve that.  Karen
  • Isiah G's Nov 4, 12:56 comment on I am made of
    Dear Dominick I am interested in your poem because I like how you say people distract me from my goal because then I’m never going able to achieve my dream and that is true I agree  One thing piece of imagery that stands out for me is: whenever one of us is down or upset we comfort them or get them to laugh. ” I think this is <interesting, to me because… I like how you say whenever one of us is down or upset we comfort them or get them to laugh.   Your poem connects to my own experience. For me,  Thanks for your work on Youth Voices. I look forward to seeing what you write next because… I like your post and I would like to see more of your writing in the near furture  
  • Yaritzi's Nov 3, 21:15 comment on Day of the dead
    Dear Diana, I am amazed by your post, “Day of the Dead”, because you include the past history of the day of the dead. Also, you include the common things that are done when celebrating the day of the dead. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me is, “You may see that Spanish conquistadores brought such traditions with them to the New World”. I find this surprising because I had no absolute idea that this tradition became a thing in Mexico due to the Spanish conquistadores. I thought that it was originally from Mexico and only Mexico. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you have taught me some new information. I wonder what else you might bring to the table that will make me learn something different and can leave me amazed. Sincerely, Yaritzi Torres
  • Melina's Nov 3, 20:59 comment on Cash or Card?
    Hi Christian Im pretty intrigued by your post even just reading the title, “Cash or Card?”. As soon as I saw it and read the little description, I was hooked just because it deeply concerns my family and me. My parents use cash and aren’t the best at using technology and even though I know how to use a debit card, I still prefer to pay for certain things in cash. One sentence that stood out to me was, “cash is a consumer choice, which should be left to the people.”. This was OMG!!! As soon as I saw this quote I immediately connected it to the government. Just for the fact Im learning so much in my Gov’t class and this totally connects to popular sovereignty and the 10th amendment. (rights not in the constitution are left to the people) Thank you for your writing, it was really cool to this type of topic, especially since the world as it is right now, is very “money hungry”. I hope to see you post more about subjects that possibly even connect to the government or even in the hands of the people. -Melina
  • Diana's Nov 3, 18:50 comment on Debates over Gun Control Laws in the United States
    Dear Ema : I am happy with your post, “Debates over Gun Control Laws in the United States,” because I accept the fact that people can be affected by guns. It makes less and decreases mass shootings from one group. I agree that the government should do something about this law.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “the bill expands background checks on people ages 18-21 who want to purchase guns.” I think this is unacceptable because at those ages people can’t control a gun. They can affect the meaning from a sense of role. It involves moments of anger.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it is an important rule to know. It is known for its 25% death rate.  I agree that “gun control argues we should arm teachers and put things such as metal detectors in schools to make them safer.”  From diana
  • Nicole's Nov 3, 17:44 comment on Climate Change & Gas Prices
    Dear Caroline, I am intrigued by your post because it is interesting how climate change and the increased gas pieces connect in some way. I also find it a little concerning how people always overlook climate change and push it to the side as something that is not important. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “The increased gas prices, thought to spark a rush towards cleaner energy sources and electric vehicles, only produced a call for more oil production.” I find this interesting because you would think that this would cause people to think about switching to more environmentally safe energy/resources, but it hasn’t. Although there have been many complaints about the high gas prices, they are only going to keep increasing since people are continuing to pay those high prices.  Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because climate change is a big crisis right now. I think more people should be talking about it instead of pushing it to the side. 
  • Karen's Nov 3, 16:17 comment on Day of the dead
    Dear Diana: I am impressed by your post,” Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos),” because it is a very important holiday to celebrate. It is important to celebrate because it introduces our loved ones.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “We would want to introduce those because they are important to us. It was when the Aztecs had known about the dead community in Mexico and celebrated it in a big community.” I think this is important because there were people before Hispanic people who created this holiday.  Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because this holiday is very important to the Hispanic community, as ofrendas can remember loved ones. I would like you to create more posts like this about the Hispanic community in the future. Karen
  • Blanca's Nov 3, 00:34 comment on Bullying and the LGBTQ+ Community
    Dear Susan, I am amazed by your post “Bullying and the LGBTQ+ community” because members of the LGBTQ+ have gone through so many hardships and how all those problems can affect not only an individual but those who surround them. bullying is something that can affect someone mentally and physically. one sentence that stood out to me would be “The US government suggests that the school environment should be more accepting and supportive to the LGBTQ+ youth.” it stood out to me because I feel like no matter what everyone should always get accepted without being decriminalized. thank you so much for this writing I hope to see some better changes. Blanca.
  • Diana's Nov 2, 20:30 comment on To the folks in Texas, I hope you all that have experienced loss are well.
    Dear sam : I am surprised by your image, “To the folks in Texas, I hope you all that have experienced loss are well.,” because a lot of tragedies like this have happened. I believe that your support was awesome. I really liked that you did that shows a very great person from you that you care.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I hope you all that have gone through loss get through this, and that the parents” I think this is sad because we all need to know this. Its great news for us especially for those that have died Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I would wanna know about the controversy you would have done too late on better for the care of deaths. It’s a better way to know about our people. Especially the ones from other schools that have died.    From: Diana
  • Nicole's Nov 2, 17:14 comment on Stories From Immigrants
    Dear Alexander, I am intrigued by your post “Stories From Immigrants” because it provides insight into how immigrants felt with their journey of coming to America. It is important to acknowledge all that it took in order to get to where they are now.  A sentence you wrote that stood out to me is “If we, as Americans, help each other, no matter the race or gender, then this country truly is America.” I think this is a very good viewpoint to have because sometimes it feels like America is moving away from what it originally stood for, which is freedom and unity. Immigrants should not feel unwelcome in a country that stands for “freedom” just because they wanted a better life.  Thank you for your writing! I look forward to seeing what you write because this is a very important topic to me. Knowing that my grandparents immigrated here so their children can build a better life for themselves here makes me even more appreciative of this topic and the sacrifices that they made to come to the United States.
  • Hector Sanchez's Nov 2, 17:06 comment on was killing the only way
    Dear Frankey, I am appealed by your post “Was killing the only way?” because it is about a well-known controversy that is still talked about to this day. This conversation about the Harambe incident always appeals to me so I enjoyed hearing your take on this. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me was when you asked at the very end if I think the killing was the only option in this situation because I have a specific stance on this. I believe that this was a parenting issue and the mother was very irresponsible to even let her child fall into the enclosure in the first place. Due to her irresponsibility, Harambe, unfortunately, paid the price. I think as people we need to do a better job protecting animal lives as incidents like these where people commit clumsy mistakes due to their incompetence and animals pay the price with their lives happen way too often. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I know that you like to discuss topics that are up for debate and opinion and I would like to see more of that.
  • Dominick M's Nov 1, 16:31 comment on My life as a kid
    I am interested in your writing I like how well it was written because I like how you said ” I am made of an MVP who wins for my efforts in baseball. One thing that I have in common with you is ” I am made of respecting my parents, being studious, and doing no evil, only good.” I respect my parents and I always try to stay away from trouble and not try to do anything that’s bad. Overall I liked your writing it was great and amusing, I’m hoping to hear more about what you have to say and hope to see more of your writing, to see what other things you have experienced and felt.
  • Jorge's Nov 1, 16:17 comment on Shehri’s Childhood
    Good writing and I like how you talk about the things that you used to do as a child and how it’s been going since you came to New York.
  • Marco's Oct 31, 19:55 comment on Abortion Rights : Letter to Planned Parenthood
    The hazing and titles placed on women, who opt. for an abortion are unfair and barbaric. This article talks about how the stigma is the root of the problem, and how a fetus should not yet be considered a human. In reading so, I have gained a better understanding of the pro-choice argument. Not to mention there was also talk about further compromising situations that women could end up in that call for an abortion. The author supports this argument when stating and explaining: “We have seen how women are presented as “ weak “ or “ murderer “ and it’s not fair because these women who have had abortions can’t always stop their pregnancy.” As well as stating: “No matter how beautiful life is — sometimes it has to be taken away as a fetus. Not a human. And besides a fetus can’t remember anything when in the womb. It doesn’t hurts the fetus . The fetus isn’t alive. Pro lifers don’t understand that it’s a fetus not a human yet. “
  • Marco's Oct 31, 19:53 comment on Protecting Our Right to Choose
    The abortion ban in Utah has been dormant for a short while, but it has resurfaced as of late. Currently the ban is on the abortion of fetuses that are at 18 weeks of maturity or later. However, the article states that an organization, Planned Parenthood, is still fighting to keep the rights to choose. 
  • Shehri's Oct 31, 17:20 comment on My Life in a Poem
    Dear Nicolle, I am excited about your poem because you stayed in my room all day, doing my homework and listening to music while telling my parents. This is very cool. I think. One thing piece of imagery that stands out for me is traveling all together from across the world to the other, of leaving no one behind, even if we’re risking the whole world. I think this is interesting because you are unique. Your poem connects to my own experience. I think we have common things but the main thing that is different to me is that you tell your parents about your hobby they yelled at you but my parents don’t do this. Thanks for your work on Youth Voices. I look forward to seeing what you write next because <my thoughts is great with you I think some common between me and>
  • Hammam's Oct 31, 15:47 comment on Be Humble. Sit down
    dear khoa I am satisfied with your introduction because i have like 10 alarms too I’m a deep sleeper. one thing i learned from your writing that stood out for me is “I am made of watching GaoRanger for five hours a day.”I think this is confusing because how can you watch Gaoranger for five hours who even still watches Gaoranger its 2022. your writing connects to my own experience. For me, because when i was in yemen i used to watch the show Gaoranger too it was a really good show. Thanks for your work of youth voices I look forward to seeing what you write next because you were really interesting and fun to read.
  • Nicolle's Oct 31, 15:36 comment on Be Humble. Sit down
    Dear Khoa, I was told your name was Juan, or at least that’s what I heard the first time I met you. You are right about not knowing how to spell your name, you kinda forgot I can’t say it either-… Anyways, I am intrigued by how you live with five hours of GaoRanger, I would love to learn more about that. One thing piece of imagery that stands out for me is: “of a love soccer in gym period.” I think it’s really cool, I enjoy playing soccer, too, I wonder how good you are. Your poem connects to my own experience, for me, I also argue with my mom, I always win, cause I’m always right. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it reminds me of the life I wanna have, but can’t. (P.s. Keep the healthy life going, and I’m proud of you, mister! ^-^)
  • Omar's Oct 29, 20:04 comment on School Social Media Free Speech Case
    Juan, I appreciate your feedback! I am glad to see that we share very similar thoughts and opinions in Levy’s case. This girl is a very immature and sour individual but I do not think the school had the right to actually suspend her as she did not violate any sort of school regulations, not to mention she posted the picture outside of school. I am glad my writing is very simple to understand and I will keep it that way from here on out.
  • Omar's Oct 29, 19:58 comment on was killing the only way
    Xavier, I am glad to see that someone shares a very similar view on this topic as I do. You were spot on when you mentioned the mother as there is no other word to describe her simply as “careless.” I think it is the responsibility of a mother to protect their child and she failed to do so. You also pointed out that Harambe was defending the child because he changed into the alpha male. I agree with this because, by nature, male gorillas protect the vulnerable. So by science, Harambe had no intention of hurting this baby and I think that the mother was much more of a danger to the child than Harambe ever was.
  • Omar's Oct 29, 19:54 comment on was killing the only way
    Dear Frankey, I am appealed by your post “Was killing the only way?” because it is about a well-known controversy that is still talked about to this day. This conversation about the Harambe incident always appeals to me so I enjoyed hearing your take on this. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me was when you asked at the very end if I think the killing was the only option in this situation because I have a specific stance on this. I believe that this was a parenting issue and the mother was very irresponsible to even let her child fall into the enclosure in the first place. Due to her irresponsibility, Harambe, unfortunately, paid the price. I think as people we need to do a better job protecting animal lives as incidents like these where people commit clumsy mistakes due to their incompetence and animals pay the price with their lives happen way too often. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I know that you like to discuss topics that are up for debate and opinion and I would like to see more of that. Omar
  • Caroline M's Oct 28, 20:31 comment on Addicted to Our Phones
    This issue is so prominent in today’s world and one of the biggest causes of this is the way society has developed over time. We have become totally dependent on our phones to the extent it becomes almost impossible to live without one. It’s honestly really sad. The source I’m attaching goes over what phone addiction is and its various negative effects. It’s very informative, so I recommend it! https://www.addictioncenter.com/drugs/phone-addiction/
  • Emma M's Oct 28, 20:22 comment on Daylight Savings, Should It Be Permanent?
    The history of daylight savings is something I never knew about before reading this, it is very interesting. I like that both sides of the argument are presented equally. I think we should make standard time permanent because of the benefits it will have for the environment and productivity. Here is an article on the benefits of standard time when it comes to sleep: https://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2022/03/16/daylight-saving-bill-health-effects/
  • Nico's Oct 28, 19:04 comment on Addicted to Our Phones
    This issue is very common and predominant, especially in our generation. I believe that this is a very serious topic that has a lot of information and there are a lot more articles that you could find information on. You could especially focus more on why are our generations the most addicted to our phones. I recommend you the article “Are smartphones destroying a generation?” which will give you a lot more facts and examples of how are we becoming more addicted to our phones and the effects of this on the youth”
  • Grace B's Oct 28, 19:02 comment on Daylight Savings, Should It Be Permanent?
    I liked how you wrote about both sides of the argument. I’ve never really thought about daylight savings so it was cool to read this post. I’m wondering why Americans use less money during standard time. Here’s is an article I recommend as well https://www.cbsnews.com/news/daylight-saving-time-permanent-economy/ .
  • Stephen's Oct 28, 19:00 comment on Cash or Card?
    I really like some of the points said, but one of the things that I think was neglected to be mentioned was that with cards, you can track every single thing bought by a person. A paper trail is a little harder to follow and for better or worse it’s another interesting topic of debate. I think what you said about teenagers not being able to buy things is another good point. I don’t think many teens get a credit card so taking away straight money is just a terrible idea. An interesting post I found about this: https://blog.clover.com/how-soon-until-wallets-and-cash-are-a-thing-of-the-past/
  • Luke's Oct 28, 19:00 comment on Hurricane Ian Recovery
    I thought that the inclusion of the Danny Duncan anecdote was interesting and insightful. I would suggest reading through this article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/10/04/hurricane-ian-statistics-deaths-winds-surge/
  • Kolby's Oct 28, 18:59 comment on Hurricane Ian Recovery
    Awesome post, very good topic and it needs to be talked about!I like how you used parts from your article in your response! I recommend this:https://www.fema.gov/
  • Marco's Oct 28, 18:59 comment on How Plastic Is Trashing the Planet
    I think that this is a killer post. I am happy with how you made, explained, and defended your topic. May Suggest you look at some international sources as well?
  • Eli's Oct 28, 18:57 comment on Daylight Savings, Should It Be Permanent?
    I liked how you were able to provide two perspectives on the issue. I think that we should get rid of Daylight Savings because it really isn’t necessary in the modern world. https://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/daylight-saving-debate.html Heres a really good article that offers the pros and cons of Daylight Savings.
  • Kolby's Oct 28, 18:55 comment on Addicted to Our Phones
    I agree, this problem is gripping the attention of our youth and dangerously effecting them. I really enjoy how you looked at the topic worldwide and said that if we don’t find an effective solution to weaning the people off of their phones we could be at the point of no return. I suggest you read this! https://www.addictioncenter.com/drugs/phone-addiction/#:~:text=What%20Is%20Phone%20Addiction%3F,smartphone%20users%20in%20the%20world.
  • John C's Oct 28, 18:53 comment on How Plastic Is Trashing the Planet
    Great post, its good to see people caring about the environment! Heres an article I found relating to your topic that I think you might find interesting: https://www.wired.com/story/the-world-is-drowning-in-plastic-heres-how-it-all-started/
  • Rachelle's Oct 28, 18:52 comment on Addicted to Our Phones
    I find it interesting that you put the statistic of looking at our phones every 12 minutes and how you say this needs to change. I think you should try to explain ways we can change this, here’s a source to help: https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2021/10/digital-addiction-smartphone/620318/
  • Pilar's Oct 28, 18:51 comment on Daylight Savings, Should It Be Permanent?
    I found it really interesting that you provided points for people both for and against it. Typically, someone picks a side and only writes about that. Personally, I believe we should keep daylight savings. Here is an article I think you would enjoy to learn more about this (and specifically my view): https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/five-ways-life-would-be-better-if-it-were-always-daylight-saving
  • Nico M's Oct 28, 18:50 comment on Game time at college
    I love that I am seeing this post! I think that giving scholarships for gaming is long overdue. There are some people out there with a lot of talent that go un noticed. It is a way for people under the radar to get their name out there and also gives gamers a good school/ gaming balance. People with this talent should be recognized for their success and be able to grow through this opportunity. I think you should check out this article about the rise of gaming in colleges. https://athleticdirectoru.com/articles/the-rise-of-collegiate-esports-programs/
  • Jacob's Oct 28, 18:46 comment on Addicted to Our Phones
    I like how you talk about how this is not only an issue in the U.S. but an issue worldwide. It is a common issue and one that needs to be dealt with soon, if not now. This addiction is currently plaguing society, which is something that you touched on. I suggest that you read this article if you have not already. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6449671/
  • James's Oct 28, 18:42 comment on Hurricane Ian Recovery
    Nice post. I thought it was interesting that 120 people have died already from it. Here is another news article that you might be interested in. https://www.winknews.com/2022/10/27/people-waiting-for-fema-trailers-after-hurricane-ian/
  • Khoa's Oct 28, 16:39 comment on My Life in a Poem
    Hey, it’s me, the guy who spells his name K-h-o-a. I really like your concept of image. It’s beautiful, nine on ten. Also i love your poem. It’s very interesting about how you tell about your habits and dreams. I want to travel around the world too. I hope i can see more post from you (P.s: I hope you can follow your dreams) <3
  • Stefanie's Oct 28, 16:10 comment on You Decide: Cars That Stop Drunk Driving?
    Dear Karen, I am interested in your post, “You decide Cars that stop drunk driving?” because I think the cars should also have a system where they stop cars if you are drunk and driving. One sentence that caught my attention was, “I think that it would be safer to have installments like that on your car. I believe this because it will create a safer environment and will have fewer deaths since most drunk driving incidents make up 30% of all traffic deaths.” This sentence caught my attention because I also think that there should be installments in cars just so cars can be stopped and there can be less risk of having an accident. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I think that it is interesting in the way you support your argument. Stefanie
  • Stefanie's Oct 28, 16:03 comment on Should immigrants be welcome?
    Dear Dayana, I am stunned by your post, “Should immigrants be welcome?” because I also agree that immigrants should be allowed into the US for many reasons. I think that having a better life opportunity is something significant to people and immigrants should have a chance to be in the US for that. One sentence that stood out to me was, “They come here with nothing and still manage to get back onto their feet, they work tirelessly to provide for their families, they work as a team, and they come here with goals to achieve. Immigrants are the backbone of America, they increase the labor force.” I thought this was an interesting statement because these immigrants that come to the US are the ones that work more. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I think that it is interesting the way you support your argument.
  • John C's Oct 27, 18:44 comment on Hurricane Ian Recovery
    Great post! Very informative and well formatted, I enjoyed the quote from Danny Duncan as well. Here’s an article relating to the topic that I think you would find interesting: https://www.fox9.com/news/michigan-man-dies-from-flesh-eating-bacteria-after-helping-in-hurricane-ian-recovery
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  • James's Oct 26, 19:14 comment on Minimum wage
    Hello Hanady, It is definitely a difficult question as to rather or not they should raise the minimum wage. The way the US handles waiters’ tips is certainly not the best way to fix the situation, but it relieves some of the stress on small businesses and waiters still make money. As I said it’s not perfect but it kind of helps balance things out.
  • Milagros's Oct 26, 16:11 comment on Cash or Card?
    Hi Emmanuel, your reply to this post is very agreeable. I think we share the same opinion that with debit/credit cards it is more convenient and that there are pros and cons about having a card. I think that carrying a card in my opinion would be better then having cash everywhere but at the same time you should carry at least $20 just in case. I understand that many teenagers don’t have a card, but they should create a debit card with the help of there parents if they have a chance to get one.
  • Milagros's Oct 26, 15:58 comment on Cash or Card?
    Dear Christian: I am very intrigued by your post, “Cash or Card?” because it is such a well-known topic that has a lot of opinions and thoughts on. This topic should be discussed about because many people have had issues at stores just because they don’t have access to a credit/debit card. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “This would make it difficult for those people to buy anything.” I think this is a statement that everyone that only carries cash in public would agree on because that cant make a purchase. The use of card will actually be better then just carrying cash as well in my opinion because if you only carry card , then you wont have to worry about your money falling out and you wont have to carry a lot of cash on you . At the same time, people that don’t have cards can be affected. There are pros and cons to having a debit/credit card just because there are some places where they only accept card and some places were they dont accept card and there can be a risk of data breach with cards. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next about different topics. Milagros
  • Javier's Oct 24, 04:16 comment on Voting should it be easy or hard
    Dear Frankey, I am surprised by your post “Voting should it be easy or hard” because i had no idea about the fact that states are making it hard to vote. I believe that voting should be easy as well since we would need all the votes we can get when it comes to making a big decision for the state. One quote that stands out to me was “voting is a fundamental right and should be available to everyone, the article states that it should be more accessible” I think this is very true because of the fact that we have states making it hard to vote for their own citizens. It just doesn’t make any sense. Thank you for writing. I look forward to your next debate because the topics you pick up is very involved.
  • Antonia's Oct 24, 03:12 comment on The Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals, Families, and Businesses
    Dear Claire,  I agree with your post, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals, Families and Businesses,” because I agree that this pandemic ruined the lives of many. Many people lost their jobs and had to shut down their businesses which was difficult for many because this was their only income. Many people lost loved ones, and schools shut down because of this which was difficult for many students because many couldn’t work online.  One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “COVID-19 has been an impractical burden on the lives of many.” I think this sentence is very true because covid did ruin many people’s lives. Many people at the time didn’t take it seriously and many people right now are still not taking it seriously because they refuse to get the vaccine. It’s important for people to care about covid. It only destroyed people and did nothing good at all. It’s devastating to see that many people’s lives and relationships with others went away because of this.   Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this topic is something really important to learn about. It’s important for people to know how much covid really did affect society.   -Antonia
  • Geidi's Oct 24, 03:02 comment on Hurricane Disasters
    Dear Saray, I am intrigued with your post, “Hurricane Disasters” because natural disasters come at unexpected times and don’t leave room for people to gather their things and escape. The aftermath is always so harsh. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “This hurricane was unexpected and caused 16 deaths and the worst part is that it left many families homeless.” I think this is bad because people weren’t able to leave before the hurricane came and others were left with no home to return to. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because talking about disasters like this is important and should be done more often.
  • Geraldine's Oct 24, 01:57 comment on My Biography
    Dear Crystal : I am sad by your post “My Biography,” because you went through so much for changes in your life. Also, you didn’t know the language and had to learn it just to know things.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “It was challenging to adjust to a new country due to the language barrier. After graduating from high school, I attended Bronx Community college and graduated with an Associate in Arts degree in early childhood education” I think this is important because it shows the challenges you went through but still were able to get a good education.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you show others that it might be hard but you can still achieve things. Not letting what others say affect you just because you can’t speak a certain way stops you. Geraldine
  • Emmanuel's Oct 24, 01:48 comment on Cash or Card?
    Dear Christian: In my opinion, I think we should move into a cashless society. Reason being is because carrying around cash everywhere we go is an ancient practice. With debit/credit cards, money can easily be used by a click of a button, scan, or swipe. Essentially, money will be stored in a bank account, and instead of taking out cash to buy necessities, I can easily buy those necessities with the use of a card.  We all won’t have to carry heavy loads of cash when we go shopping for food. The use of cards is also more convenient, and will become a common practice as the world is shifting into a technological era.  I understand that most people don’t have access to bank accounts, mainly teenagers who aren’t employed. However, access of bank accounts to teenagers all depends on the parent to create one.  I am very curious about this topic of writing about cash or card. There are many cons about using cash, like accidentally losing it. And cons of using card, like the risk of data breach.  I thank you for bringing up this topic. Can’t wait to see what other topics you discuss about on this website. Emmanuel
  • Sebastian's Oct 22, 20:24 comment on Glasses are Helpful
    Dear Fatima, I found a lot of joy in your post, “Glasses are Helpful,” because I wear glasses and they are often portrayed negatively. By this I mean that very often we see glasses be a sort of trend, but for people who wear them, they are our save and grace. I’ve worn glasses since I was in preschool, around 4 or 5 years old.  One thing you said that brought back a lot of memories is, “they can be fun because come in many different shapes, colors, and forms.” This aspect of glasses is really important to me. I remember my first pair of glasses: a blue thin metal frame and circle lenses. I really enjoy the ability to express oneself through the color and shape of your glasses. I’ve since defaulted to the black frame box shape. Another important element of glasses is that whether we like it or not, glasses become associated with us the more people see us wearing them. Evidence of this is how, at most, I believe only a handful of people at school have even seen me take them off for a second.  Overall, this post was a nice read. I look forward to reading anything else you have written about or may write about in the future. It is always a joy to be able to relate to a post.   Sebastian
  • Christian's Oct 22, 18:45 comment on Youth and Impulsivity
    Dear Claudia, I am intrigued by your post, “Youth and Impulsivity,” because this activity that you mentioned would help students become more self-aware of what they need to work on within themselves. This would also promote better mental health within school systems. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “They will individually be creating an art piece that can best explain their reaction when predispose to situations that they are not yet ready to face.” I think that this is a great idea because it will help students analyze their weakness, and grasp an idea of how they can overcome it. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you seem to have a very good idea of students mental health and what people can do in order to create healthy minds. Christian
  • Juan's Oct 22, 16:02 comment on was killing the only way
    Dear Frankey I am very amused with how perfectly written this post was, good job, from your illustration on your post to the title of the post “Was killing the only way” I was impressed because you gave just the perfect amount of information about the situation to understand what went on. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me was “the child remained unharmed and became quickly at once sent to the health facility, where he became left to recover” its so shocking that an animal as big as a gorilla showed no harm to the boy despite being an animal, just goes to show how smart Gorillas are. Besides that, however, that also meant there were so many other ways to go about the situation. I believe that killing the gorilla wasn’t necessary at all, as you said tranquilizing him would’ve been the appropriate thing to do since the gorilla never showed any sort of threat to the child Thank you for writing, I look forward to hearing what you have to write about next because of this post you published, I really enjoyed reading this. Juan Z.
  • Jonathan's Oct 22, 08:56 comment on You Decide: Cars That Stop Drunk Driving?
    Dear Karen I am surprised by your post “You Decide: Cars That Stop Drunk Driving?” because this type of technology inside of a car sounds like it really could prevent a lot of deaths from drunk driving. Many people drink and drive and many police officers don’t see them, this also could help the police. one sentence that stands out for me is “They thought of making a breathalyzer device that disables your vehicle if your blood alcohol level is too high” I think this is fantastic because it will make driving a lot safer. The breathalyzer will reduce the number of drunk drivers on the road. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this topic was very interesting and caught my attention. I think these systems should be installed in vehicles to make safer driving.
  • Xavier's Oct 22, 02:58 comment on was killing the only way
    Dear Frankey I am moved by your post “was killing the only way,” because I remember hearing about this when it first occurred. It was saddening to hear about it and also to see the video that surfaced. In the end, it was unfortunate that a beautiful animal lost its life due to the carelessness of a “mother.” One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ Animals specialists assume that Harambe was attempting to defend the child due to the fact that he changed into the alpha and protector of his institution” I think this is important because I agree and I remember hearing many people online stating the same. It truly did look like he was trying to protect the child and in all honestly, if Harambe wanted to harm the baby, it would have happened as soon as it fell into the enclosure, Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it looks like we might have similar interests. This was a topic and incident that I had forgotten about so I wonder what else you might write about. Xavier Cruz
  • Caroline M's Oct 21, 20:44 comment on
    Hi Antonia! I am also really concerned about the climate change issue in our world. Last year in my Oceanography class I learned a lot about its causes and consequences. Its effect on the oceans is something that people don’t often think about but is equally as pressing as its effect on our air quality and temperatures. Because of the increased temperature, the oceans are also warming, which is causing thermal expansion. The concern surrounding the shutdown of the Gulf Stream is looming over climate scientists. Real and concerning evidence of climate change is all around us and still, people fail to believe it, which is extremely worrying and honestly infuriating. Here is an article from NASA also concerning climate change and its evidence: https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence.amp 
  • Emma M's Oct 21, 19:34 comment on You Decide: Cars That Stop Drunk Driving?
    I agree that we should install this system. The high level of traffic deaths in relation to drunk driving shows that we need to take action somehow, and installing these devices would get to the root of the problem. Results of this like less traffic and safer environments for first responders are positive. Here is another article on strategies for lowering incidents of drink driving: https://www.dwiminneapolislawyer.com/strategies-reduce-prevent-drunk-driving/
  • Luke's Oct 21, 19:05 comment on Are We Close To Ending Poverty?
    I appreciate how you used statistics to help the reader visualize extreme poverty. I like how you mentioned that overly wealthy people could be doing more to combat hunger/poverty.
  • Grace B's Oct 21, 19:02 comment on Are We Close To Ending Poverty?
    Hi, I loved reading this. I wrote something similar a few weeks back. I liked how you mentioned that people who are wealthy have the ability to come together and help end world hunger.
  • Pilar's Oct 21, 19:01 comment on You Decide: Cars That Stop Drunk Driving?
    I agree with you about how having these installments on your car will positively affect stopping drunk driving. 30% of traffic deaths being due to drunk driving is unacceptable, and I think these devices could really help. Here is an article that mentions another way to detect drunk driving I think you would like: https://jalopnik.com/the-ntsb-says-all-cars-should-come-with-tech-to-prevent-1849563247
  • Rachelle's Oct 21, 18:58 comment on Are We Close To Ending Poverty?
    It’s really interesting that you say people can help others who are richer and have more resources because I believe that is true but people have to somehow convince them. I suggest reading https://politicsofpoverty.oxfamamerica.org/rich-people-can-end-poverty/ on how rich people can end poverty.
  • Marco's Oct 21, 18:57 comment on You Decide: Cars That Stop Drunk Driving?
    I really liked this post and its concise nature. I found it very compelling and striking that 30% of all driving related accidents are due to drunk driving. I also really liked how you mentioned insurance costs, and how the installation of these safety devices could affect the rates at which you are billed. May I suggest you read this article about those installations and their pros and cons:https://www.intoxalock.com/ignition-interlock-devices/drunk-driving-prevention/.
  • 2023 Alvaro (Nico) Ruiz Gomez's Oct 21, 18:56 comment on Should immigrants be welcome?
    I agree. Believe that all immigrants should also be welcomed. I think you make a clear and strong point. Immigration was always a strong pillar in America. This article was really interesting and thoughtful. This shows how Immigrants don’t take jobs, but they gain them with a work ethic. I agreed and felt like it’s an important issue that affects all of us indirectly. I would recommend you the article “How an ‘inherited’ work ethic shapes some workers” which talks about the experiences that some immigrants have to go through related to their work ethic. I think it would contribute to your point.
  • Stephen's Oct 21, 18:55 comment on You Decide: Cars That Stop Drunk Driving?
    Yes, but i don’t know if people will actually use it or will listen to it if they do, so its a good concept in practice but most the time drunk people make dumb decisions and will probably not use it during the fact and will probably not use it make it useless
  • Kolby's Oct 21, 18:54 comment on You Decide: Cars That Stop Drunk Driving?
    Awesome article! I agree with your take on why we need to implement a system like this to reduce our traffic deaths and drunk driving overall. Although I think implementing a breathalyzer or camera that can notice bad driving behaviour is a little unrealistic. Putting these in all new cars might be difficult. I’m not exactly sure what should be implemented but for sure something has to change!
  • Nico M's Oct 21, 18:52 comment on Hurricane Ian: Is preparation enough?
    I love your perspective on this post. My grandparents were in the path of the hurricane and they were forced to leave their house because despite all preparedness, they will never be able to beat it. Luckily nothing too bad happened to their house, but it just goes to show how scary hurricanes are that they can’t just be stopped by sandbags.
  • Eli's Oct 21, 18:50 comment on Voting should it be easy or hard
    I agree. It should be easy to vote and the idea that people should be able to vote freely and easily is at the basis of our democracy. https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/what-is-voter-suppression I found this article interesting. It has a few ways that voters are being suppressed.
  • Jacob's Oct 21, 18:48 comment on School Social Media Free Speech Case
    I really appreciate your insight into how Levy has consequences for her actions. Bullying via social media is a prevalent issue in our society and I appreciate how you touched on that subject. I suggest you read this article, https://www.oudaily.com/news/harvard-law-professor-examines-relationship-between-social-media-expression-during-free-speech-week-event/article_262d9714-4f63-11ed-a43f-436b84ef0fb4.html, which discusses the relationship between social media and expressing yourself.
  • Jocelyn's Oct 21, 17:55 comment on Mental Health Awareness in Schools
    Dear Ascha, I am very grateful by your post, “Mental Health Awareness in Schools,” because this topic is very relevant nowadays, mental health can really drastically impact someone’s life in multiple ways. Students really tend to keep a lot of issues like this to themselves because it’s not really out of the norm for people to express how and why they feel a particular way. A statement that really stood out to me was, “Be the change, reach out and grasp someone and let them know that you are there for them to release.” This is a very important thing to think about and acknowledge because many really just need that person to let everything out to, stress can really drain you mentally and perhaps even a hug can help oneself. It’s okay to not be okay, be encouraging and just how you would want somebody to help you or be there when you’re going through certain circumstances it should always be that way for someone else. Thank you so much for your writing, it’s very heartwarming that you brought about a sensitive topic like this that should be discussed frequently. It’s never easy to get through difficult obstacles like these but being a support system for somebody is important. Jocelyn
  • Nancy's Oct 21, 17:51 comment on Why am I scared of clowns?
    I agree with your post, Why am I scared of clowns?” because according to what is said the purpose of clowns is to make children happy. Still, clowns couldn’t do that either because of their masks or in the way they are painted so macabrely that they can even cause fear to children just as it caused you that instead of providing happiness it is scary.  One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “Clowns are not the ideal thing to make someone happy or to make them feel better about themselves”. I think this is a very proper thing because now people dress as clowns to kill or do some kind of evil because they think that clowns are fun and that people are not afraid of them. Over time clowns have become so macabre because so many cases have been seen in which clowns are involved in a case related to the law. Thank you for your writing. I hope to see what you write next because I would like you to tell us more experiences that happened to you or that you just want to share. And I think it is very interesting that these things happen where The clowns have turned evil.  Nancy
  • Ruby's Oct 21, 01:40 comment on The stress of High School !
    Dear Perla:  I am fascinated with your post, “The stress of High School” because I believe that high school can be stressful especially when you don’t have a schedule that you can stay consistent with and like. I think that teachers should be able to help with the homework they give in class instead of doing it at home.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “the way that their student actions or how they show up to school should be a way to know that they been going to stress and need a break”. This is agreeable because I mostly wake up late and come to school late with eye bags because I was distracted by something which kept me from doing homework at home. Since I tend to procrastinate a lot because that’s the way I am, then later on when I have a pile of work I start to stress out. There are some days when I am busy and can’t deal with the amount of work the teacher gives us but I try to find something that makes me happy. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because mental health is an important issue to talk about with many people because everyone handles stress in a different matter. Teachers should be able to help students learn how to cope with stress. The education system should be able to acknowledge people with mental health problems by creating a reasonable schedule for them.  Ruby
  • Jennifer C's Oct 20, 15:41 comment on My Neighborhood
    Dear Hamman,    I am delighted with your introduction because it was short and specific. One thing that I learned from your writing that stood up out to me is the line ¨I am a hill at Owls Head Park, Brooklyn, and I look over the ocean and people that are walking past me. Sometimes I look at the blue and white ocean. I can see the boats with people taking pictures of me and sometimes families and friends meet and sit and watch the ocean, the blue sky, and the blue ocean and sometimes the night sky with me. I am where families and friends gather and stay safe and roll down off of me. I am where squirrels, ants, and birds come and stay on trees and eat.¨ it was very detailed and somehow very inspiring, I love the way it was written you did a very good job you were specific on your writing. Thank you for your work on youth voices. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your writing was amazing. <3333
  • Hammam's Oct 20, 15:30 comment on Community Assets
    Dear Jennifer  I am interested in your introduction because you really explain everything and it’s a 10/10 One thing i learned from your writing that stood out fro me is “To me, it is a place of wonders; a place where you can see into the distance and see the beauty in this world; a place where your worries can disappear in an instant but at the same time you can feel a guide; a place where you can see you still have a long way to go and feel the future going further.”i think that this is a calm place to be while your in a bad mood. Your writing connects to my own experience because I go to the pier too. It’s a wonderful place to go to when you have nothing to do.  Thanks for your work on youth voices, I look forward to seeing what you write next because I really liked your post where you explain everything about your story.
  • Jennifer C's Oct 20, 15:14 comment on Community Assets
    thank u <3
  • Louise Bauso's Oct 20, 13:54 comment on Things About Me And My Family
    Isn’t it crazy that you and Isiah both had dogs named Toby??
  • marry's Oct 20, 05:59 comment on The importance of a Job
    Your post piques my interest. While formerly permitting remote employment options, Google recently announced the implementation of a hybrid work paradigm, requiring the majority of employees to be present in the office three days each week. Visit my website to learn more about Remote Job Google and where to locate them. The organization has furthered employment flexibility by providing possibilities for temporary, freelance, and part-time labor across numerous industries.
  • Lugeili's Oct 19, 16:37 comment on Places in my Community
    I like how you describe everything with golden details and be specific with everything you wrote the park is my favorite one because is one of my specials place to go
  • Lugeili's Oct 19, 16:03 comment on Things About Carlos That You Will Know 
    Estoy interesada en tu historia things about carlos porque…eres de mi mismo pais me llamo mucho la atencion en tu interesante por el deporte “ Creo que es divertido porque… te hace una persona sociable y carismática sigue escribiendo mas de ti y cmo te va en el deporte 
  • Michael's Oct 19, 13:15 comment on My Red Hook
    Dear Lugieli, I am excited about your writing about your neighborhood because you describe the library as one of the best things in Red Hook. One thing I learned from your community that stood out for me is that the library is a “relaxing place if you want to be in silence.” I think this is interesting because it is one important thing in the community: not only can you be in silence, but you can also use the computers. Your writing connects to my own experience. For me, the library is also a community asset because it also is for studying and focusing. Thanks for your work on Youth Voices. I look forward to seeing what you write next because of how you describe the places in Red Hook and how they are an important asset to the community.
  • Shehri's Oct 18, 18:17 comment on Interesting Things in Crown Heights
    Dear Khoa, I Am very excited about your writing about your neighborhood because your neighborhood is a library and you say that knowledge is power absolutely you right.  One thing I learned from your community is that the knowledge if you have knowledge you are a powerful man is the world.  Your writing connects to my own experience because you read novels and books on the weekend. This is a very good thing because if you read the books and novels and those types of things that gives you knowledge this is great.  Your thoughts are similar to mine because you talk about knowledge. Knowledge  is power. In Brooklyn library every book from every is all here so if you want to find any book, just come here and enjoy.
  • Khoa's Oct 18, 16:22 comment on Things in My Life you should know about
    Hi Dominick I am satisfied with your introduction because i like your working style, never give up One thing I learned from your writing that stood out for me is about hard working in life I think this is  a good habit because it help us finished things Your writing connects to my own experience. I used to be a shy person but now i can talk to anyone Thanks for your work on Youth Voices. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your posts is so interesting
  • Shehri's Oct 18, 16:22 comment on Things in My Life you should know about
    Dear Dominick  I am interested in  your introduction because you are a nice person.You are a shy person and I liked the shy person because the shy person is soo cute. He loved animals and this is a very good habit.  One thing I learned from your writing that stood out for me is: “ I’m a hard worker, I never give up and I’m able to make others laugh, basically I’m a clown.” This is an intelligent student. He helped the other students with the work and he is a lovely person. The one good habit is that they are the older brother of two younger sisters and they say that I will take care of my two younger sisters.    I think that your experience is different from mine and something similar to mine because you have a mixed culture and I have too. However, you are shy and I’m not a shy person.    My thoughts are that this is a good child for his Mom and Mad because if he helps the people the Mom and Dad of dominick is great because his son is a great workerman and helps the others.
  • Dominick M's Oct 18, 16:15 comment on Community Assets
    I’m excited about your writing about your neighborhood because I’ve been in Bay Ridge a couple times but I’ve never lived there and I want to see what your experiences are in Bay Ridge. One thing I learned from your community that stood out for me is: “ To me, it is a place of wonders; a place where you can see into the distance and see the beauty in this world; a place where your worries can disappear in an instant but at the same time you can feel a guide; a place where you can see you still have a long way to go and feel the future going further” I think this is interesting because I have experienced something similar to that and I believe that’s true I have my own place where I go and just stare into the distance and I just forget about things and problems I have in my mind. Your writing connects to my own experience. For me Sunset park is a place where I can go to connect with my cousins and family, sometimes I go just to see the sunset and just admire how beautiful it looks. Thanks for your work on Youth Voices. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I’m interested in what you have to write and hear about the things you have seen and experienced.
  • Kevin's Oct 18, 15:51 comment on Should schools be allowed to limit students online speech?
    I love the argument for not limiting online speech,as a student who is doing an assignment on it now
  • Patricia's Oct 17, 17:58 comment on Providing for Your Children From Afar
    Dear Yaslin,  I am impressed by your post, “Providing for Your Children From Afar” because many parents sometimes want their kids to have a better life so they go and support them from far away. But at the same time is sad because some parents goes really far.  One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was “In my opinion, I feel like I would stay with my children or take them with me in order for us to stay together and as a family”. I agree with you because its sad that some parents have to go really far away from their children. It is best if they go together so that way is not that difficult.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it was really interesting learning about this. 
  • Khoa's Oct 17, 16:27 comment on Midwood, Brooklyn
    Hi Sheri! I’m interested in your writing about your neighborhood because you described Sunset Park Neighbourhood beautifully One thing I learned from your community that stood out for me is “They are very happy to eat the bread and fly happily.” I think this is so kind because you fed them and they express happiness to you.  Your writing connects to my own experience. For, I’ve been to Prospect Park and I saw a lot of pigeons. And then I jumped out and scared them. It’s a funny moment I think   Thanks for your work on Youth Voices. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your post is very interesting to me.
  • blanca sosa's Oct 17, 15:38 comment on Game time at college
    Dear luis, am Impressed by your post Game time at college, because many students should be getting scholarships because of gaming I feel like it’s a way of distracting and rewarding them. I feel like sometimes students are stressing out with payments, which could be a way of getting back to them by doing something they enjoy doing. since some schools are already putting them in their system I feel like other schools should consider putting them In their system for other students as well one sentences that stood out to me was colleges could be introducing scholars hips for esports gaming and people looking to go to college because I think it should be a good way of getting a little money or help to maintain a better living for collage or etc. thank you for your writing i am very well impressed i look forward to seeing your next posts. i really lliked this topic you wrote about because i feel like anyone can realate to gamimg not just college kids . although this was a very great thing to talk about onces again thank you for your time.
  • Jose's Oct 17, 05:26 comment on Providing for Your Children From Afar
    Dear Yaslin, I am impressed by your post, “Providing for Your Children From Afar” because you mention how parents are leaving their children in order to try and support them. I see that they are doing this because of the financial problems that they are going through. I also noticed that Venezuela’s currency is worthless which I believe is another reason why parents are leaving their children. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “In my opinion, I feel like I would stay with my children or take them with me in order for us to stay together and as a family.” I fully agree with you on this because I feel like I would not be able to just leave my kids by themselves or with someone. I would either try to take them or find a way to be able to support my children. Thanks for your amazing writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your topic was interesting as well as your choice of words! Jose
  • Antonia's Oct 17, 03:36 comment on Save the Earth.
    Dear Atticus,  I am devastated by your post, “ Save the Earth,” because it’s really sad how the Earth is slowly fading away and people are not doing much to stop it. There are many ways people can help save the Earth and many ways we can prevent the climate from getting really bad. It’s devastating to see the Earth getting worse and worse each day.  One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “ Earth is slowly dying due to the waste and pollution that humans produce.” I think this is really sad because many people are not caring about the Earth anymore. There is lots of trash thrown everywhere even in our oceans which is something really devastating. Climate is getting really worse, fires and hurricanes are destroying people’s lives. It’s important that people start to change and start to care about the Earth. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because topics like these are very important. It’s important for people to understand what is happening to our Earth and try to save it before it is too late.  -Antonia 
  • Juan's Oct 16, 20:08 comment on School Social Media Free Speech Case
    Dear Omar I am very impressed with how well you did on addressing the situation with the levy, your post about the school’s social media free speech case had me very interested from the picture of your post to the first few words on the post, I was immediately into hearing more. One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was when you stated how the school would go on to suspend the levy for doing what she did. I also believe it was very needless thing for her to do just because she didn’t make the team. however, the school going as far as suspending her had no purpose because it didn’t necessarily hurt anyone nor did she oppose any sort of threat. both here should’ve handled things differently so I very much agree with you on schools shouldn’t take action this way unless involves bullying harassment or anything of that sort. Thanks for your writing, I hope to hear about what you have to write about next because I very easily understood the article and was very interested.
  • Ruby's Oct 15, 20:25 comment on Glasses are Helpful
    Dear Fatima:  I am fascinated by your post, “Glasses are helpful”, because I also wear glasses and it was a challenge for me when I first got them, I would lose them which made my parents have to pay for another pair and glasses are not cheap. I had to become responsible enough to take care of them so I don’t lose another pair and be able to bring them to school because I would sit in the back of the classroom and couldn’t see without my glasses. But still, I didn’t really like them because since I did sports so I couldn’t wear them when I would practice or when I would have a match. One sentence that you wrote that stands out for me is: “I also think that at one point they can be fun because they come in many different shapes, colors, and forms.” I think this is agreeable because I do believe glasses are fun since finding the right glasses can match your personality and also make you look different in a good way.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I was able to relate to your topic. I like the fact that I was able to share with you my challenges with wearing glasses. Ruby 
  • Jimmy's Oct 15, 16:47 comment on Wind Turbines and Energy Sources
    Hi Ruendi! While I believe that wind turbines are very inefficient, I understand where you are coming from. Personally, I support nuclear energy. Nuclear energy is actually very clean and efficient! Whereas wind turbines require massive amounts of materials to build JUST ONE. Not to mention that they have also pushed some bird species to the brink of extinction. Nuclear energy is also fairly safe despite the Chernobyl narrative.
  • Angel's Oct 15, 02:23 comment on What Does Too Much Screen Time Do to Children’s Brains?
    Dear Isabella, I am interested in your post, “What Does Too Much Screen Time Do to Children’s Brains?” because I have been thinking about how social media and technology affect attention span recently. I feel like this has always been a problem since technology has been advancing, and even now in modern times, I feel like this is even more of a problem.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “they also don’t know how to interact with others in person because of their screen time and they don’t like interacting with others because of the awkwardness and uncomfortable that it brings and would rather be on a screen and limit their interactions with others dramatically.” I think this is an honest observation because it’s not just kids that do this! Adults do it too. This awkwardness makes me think of how social anxiety amongst c Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because the topics chosen by you relate to me, which makes it more likely for me to read your post.  Angel
  • Evelin's Oct 14, 19:37 comment on My Journey To America
    Dear Hammam I am very interested in your letter, “My Journey To America, ” because I don’t really get to see or know about many different people leaving from countries to another country. I only just hear about people moving from their country to the United States. So this is really interesting to know because I have also never heard of those countries. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The most important thing in my life is my parents…” I think this is meaningful because many of us don’t really thank our parents. And coming from someone that had immigrant parents I feel like I don’t really thank them as much as I should even though they sacrificed so much for me. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it is nice to know a bit about people from around the country. Also because I feel like a lot of people do have some things in common and we just don’t realize it. Evelin
  • Frankey's Oct 14, 05:43 comment on Tech or the Law: Drunk Drivers
    Dear Sebastian Reading the post I was very impressed with how effective yet simple your solution is to try and stop drunk drivers as well as the method and consequences in which people would get punished people for when they would get caught drunk driving. I believe that what you’re doing and how you would deal with drunk drivers for example in this sentence you said “. Adding all this technology to cars is not the solution; it will raise the price of vehicles and it is a waste of time when it is almost certain people will find a way around such measures. Installation and spreading this tech across the country will also be quite difficult. Yes, drunk drivers are a very serious problem, but this isn’t the way to deal with the issue. A much more effective way to crack down on drunk driving is to increase the severity of punishments for driving under the influence.” And I totally agree with this statement why to raise the car prices with all the new fancy technology for people who want to drive secretly we should harden the punishment. Frankey
  • Vanessa's Oct 14, 03:45 comment on Driving drunk
    Dear Samantha, I knowledge your post, “Driving Drunk,” since it talks about a very important topic that causes many deaths every year. This kind of car that you are talking about can save many lives and advance new technology to make our world safer for future generations. It would lower the risk by a lot if they would implement this new technology into people’s cars due to the fact that many young people drive too. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “It is better that they have it under control and thus not lose millions of lives due to accidents like these. It is better to be safe than sorry.” I think this is very moving to hear because it is 100% better to be safe than sorry. I would rather take the extra time to be safe than risk putting myself and other drivers at risk. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing you write again because you talk about important things. Also because you have a good perspective on these valuable topics. Vanessa
  • Frankey's Oct 14, 01:39 comment on The untold truth about memes
    Dear Juan I found your post “The untold truth about memes” very compelling because memes have always been about how the message can convey threw out all people and how it always tiring to make an effort to put a smile on people’s faces. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is ‘ believe That memes should be able to be shared if you believe they are funny.” this totally relates to me because of what I said in the Paragraph before and how memes are meant to put smiles on peoples faces and how they put smiles on people faces. Thank you for writing this inspirational and knowledgeable post you have put. it really shows me how much you care about memes and how they affected different types of people as well as how they can offend people in different ways. Frankey
  • Magdalena's Oct 13, 04:23 comment on Australian Wildfire: What Now?
    Dear Ellie : I am so shocked with  your post, “Australian Wildfire: What Now?,” because i was never aware of what was going on.I’m also in shock because i also didn’t know that canada is helping them out which it’s a good thing that they are able to receive help from other countries.I think it’s so sad how there are so many people suffering because the fire is creating really bad air quality. The fire also brings different consequences to the people which I find really sad. I also find it sad how people are dying because of the fire.   One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “For those of us who are not highly skilled in firefighting, there are several courses of action we can take to help fight the Australian wildfires and prevent more from happening” I think this is something that i fell that people need to be more aware of  because even though we can’t help them physically there is still a way for us to help Also more people knowing that there is a way to help will hopefully prevent moe fires from occuring in the future Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I really liked what you wrote about. I also liked how you wrote about a real life problem that people should know about. THank you for informing me on something that i was not aware of. Magdalena
  • Orlando's Oct 11, 04:34 comment on Cars That Stop Drunk Driving?
    dear joshua Am I impressed by your post that it is their cars that stop drunk driving? poster. From my point of view, I think it can help a lot, but it doesn’t really matter, you don’t have to drive whether you’re drinking or not, it’s a big responsibility.A sentence that I liked that you put was that of drunk drivers are one of the top three reasons why car accidents occur because drunk people believe they can drive and only cause problems not only for themselves but also for others who had nothing to do with it,I really appreciate your post it’s very good orlando
  • Orlando's Oct 11, 03:05 comment on Should immigrants be welcome?
    dear dayana I agree with your post Should immigrants be welcome? since immigrants come to this country for a better future for themselves and possibly for their family who stayed in their country.a sentence you said that caught my attention was immigrants should be welcomed in the United states because it really is the truth.Finally, when answering your question, in my opinion, if immigrants have to be welcomed in the United States, well, I liked your post a lot, keep it up orlando
  • Nancy's Oct 10, 18:42 comment on Open Your Eyes
    Dear Flynn, I’m inspired by your post, “Open Your Eyes,” because it shows us everything the government is doing today, but it’s all good. We don’t pay so much attention to it because it doesn’t affect us, but actually, it does because we are the ones who chose that government.  A phrase that catches my attention is: “Open your eyes.” I think this is important since it is mentioned throughout the text, which makes us understand that we have to realize things only because the government does. doesn’t mean it’s correct. It tells us that we must do something about it, not just go along with the government. Thanks for writing. I hope to see what you write next because I would like you to give us more points of view. I would like you to provide us with more points of view since we are blind and think everything is fine. And I think if you tell us more about it we can do something and it can reach more people. Nancy
  • Gimbya's Oct 10, 07:20 comment on What Kind of Music Helps Students Study Better?
    Dear Kira, I relate to your post questioning, “What kind of Music Helps Students Study Better”, because I, too, listen to classical or ensemble music while studying. Mostly ensemble. I do agree that preferences in music are a big thing in the studying habits of others because it gives them a more comfortable setting or feeling. While studying or I’m doing homework, I get engrossed in my work because I feel relaxed when all I hear are instruments playing in the background. The sentence that stands out to me is: “The music can definitely be more distracting rather than focused if the listener strongly likes the music or strongly dislikes the music.” I find this to be true because the chance of focus depends on the listener’s choice of music. Genre doesn’t often matter when doing work, as long as it helps in the focus. Thank you for your input on music relating to study habits. It gives me more insight into how different students tend to work in solitary. Look forward to reading more about your future posts. Gimbya
  • Gimbya's Oct 10, 07:04 comment on Should schools be allowed to control students’ social media posts?
    Dear Valarie, I am very impressed by your post, “Should schools be allowed to control students’ social media posts” because I feel like this is a situation of intrusion on one’s seclusion. I’m very complacent that you decided to post this because something needed to be informed about what schools should have and should not have a say in. In a situation like Brandi’s case, it is allowed for personal opinions to be online as long as no one is threatened or hurt in some way. That is when the school is involved. Students’ privacy outside of the school should stay secluded. One sentence that stands out to me is: “..schools shouldn’t also get someone in trouble for expressing their opinion when it doesn’t cause anyone harm”. When someone is threatened, or hurt physically, mentally, or verbally at school, that is when teachers or any adult should come forth and intervene. But, when it is for expressing your emotions because you felt embarrassed or enraged, it is off-limits to want to do something about it; especially when it is off-campus. Thank you for expressing your opinion on this matter because I do see a conflict between the school’s decisions in students’ life about their social media posts. It should be known that if it is not relevant to you in harm’s way then it shouldn’t be of your concern to want to express your opinion. I look forward to your next post because I feel content that someone chooses to post their opinion on important matters in society. Gimbya
  • Gimbya's Oct 10, 06:34 comment on This is Me
    Dear Branden, I relate to your post, “This Is Me” immensely because of the same situations where I have spoken to someone about my troubles or any event I encountered in that I enjoyed and only got a response back. I constantly get a “that’s cool” or a “really?”. It’s surprising that this sort of describes my perspective in a way. I always see that people are only listening to give a simple response not to truly understand what the other person is trying to convey. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “..when we are faced with new things that we have to learn that we should face it with an open mind and look at it as an opportunity to learn and not look at it as being difficult”. I think that this is motivational because it inspires multiple to focus on the harmonious relationship that could ensue because of how approachable one is. I, myself, struggle with this “open mind” idea because of the fear of change that I dislike. Thanks for your insight in the issue of communication that some people lack when giving a response. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I like when people give their perspective of how they experienced their topic of their posts. It gives me more of what could improve in oneself or the kind of person they are. Your writing gives me insight in how openminded you are and how it should be considered within others too. Thank you. Gimbya
  • Yaslin's Oct 10, 03:43 comment on Cars That Stop Drunk Driving?
    Dear Joshua, I am impressed by your post, “Cars That Stop Drunk Driving?” because you mention how manufacturers are going to sell vehicles with breathalyzers. This will be used to stop drunk driving. They will require you to test on the breathalyzer before you can turn it on. Also, it will have some sort of camera that will track your movements. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “They used breathalizers as an example of how the cars may check if the driver is under the influence of anything. They also talk about how certain car companies will install infrared cameras to detect your movement and how you are all together.” I think that they did not fully think this through because how would they enforce this and make sure people are doing it correctly? Someone who is sober can just breathe in it and turn it on. Thanks for your amazing writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your topic was interesting as well as your choice of words! Yazlin
  • Emmanuel's Oct 10, 01:08 comment on After The Fact: Jackie Robinson
    Dear Karen,  I am impressed by your post, “After The Fact: Jackie Robinson”, because it is interesting how Jackie Robinson overcame many obstacles of discrimination in baseball because he was black. During the 1940s, baseball was predominantly filled with white people, and Jackie Robinson was the first to break that color barrier. I can imagine how much he went through overcoming racism from teammates and opponents. One sentence that stands out to me is, “He is an inspiration for many young black people as he was the first black baseball player.” I think this is true because many young black people have gone through discrimination somehow. Therefore, a lot of famous Black civil rights leaders are often the idols of those young boys. Jackie Robinson, in this case, gave black children that they could become baseball players like him, and much more. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you seem to have an interest in black history. Black history is an important subject that everyone should know because African-Americans have been a race that has come a long way. Throughout history, they have been one of the many minority groups that have created a legacy in America. To this day, the legacy is still striving. Sincerely, Emmanuel
  • Fatima's Oct 9, 23:47 comment on Should immigrants be welcome?
    Dear Dayana, I was really inspired by your post “Should Immigrants be Welcome” because all the things you have stated are true. Immigrants are the backbone of America, they are willing to work at any cost to support not only their family here but the one they left back in their home country. The statement that really stood out to me was ” You will hardly see an immigrant standing outside a stop light asking for money. What you will see is them selling flowers, fruit, bracelets, asking for a job, or even simply performing some talent to gain some money. ” Now that I think about it I’ve never seen a Hispanic asking for money but working for the money. To answer your question I think Immigrants should be welcomed into the United States. Because the “United States” were built by immigrants leaving the United Kingdom for freedom and better lives. Which is what most immigrants come here for. Therefore, why should they deny immigrants now and not back then?
  • Isabel F's Oct 9, 22:27 comment on Body Image
    Dear Yamilet, I believe that now more than ever society is having body issues and it’s severely affecting their mental health, self-esteem, and confidence. This usually leads to other areas in their lives and doesn’t allow them to reach happiness, peace, or their own potential. I know it’s not good to put people down because of their body size or expect everyone to have the ideal body type. However, I do want to say that at the end of the day your body image is something you can control and if it’s something you are uncomfortable with then it’s something you can change. It depends on you so don’t make excuses or feel bad for not liking the person in the mirror when you have full control of it. With that said I do believe that shaming anyone is not good nor demeans their worth. I also believe that today’s beauty standards are crazy. I don’t like how photoshop is so common and girls grow up wanting to look like these photoshopped people online. Thanks for sharing Yamilet; I wonder if you have gone thru this and in what ways did it affect you.
  • Isabel F's Oct 9, 21:52 comment on Why Obesity is the worst problem in America today
    Isabel, Anthony, you bring up an excellent point actually. Many people don’t actually know what a “healthy lifestyle” or proper nutrition looks like. This was never taught to us nor promoted by the government like how you say with stamps or coupons or even our fast food sizing that just encourages people to overindulge. I believe requiring schools and colleges to have mandatory nutrition and training classes for everyone as part of their curriculum would help a lot, especially so people know the basics at least and are able to find a healthy balanced lifestyle that works for each individual, and one that they are able to sustain and maintain on their own. Spreading awareness about this issue is necessary and this is a great solution to the problem 🙂
  • Isabel F's Oct 9, 21:43 comment on Why Obesity is the worst problem in America today
    Dear, Bobby I agree with your post and love that you are sharing your story for others to make a change in their own life. I do believe obesity has become a big problem here in America and that’s also because it has become so normal. A quote that you said that really stands out to me is “you are knowingly hurting yourself and setting yourself up for hurt later in life.” I agree with this because although they know that their lifestyle isn’t healthy, they keep doing it because they find pleasure and comfort at that moment without thinking of the consequences or hardships these actions will bring them later on. I also love that you brought statistics and basically called out obese people for their actions and making excuses; however, you didn’t do it from an outsider’s point of view because you yourself, were obese and changed that. That takes a lot of discipline, consistency, and drive! Proud of you Bobby and I hope more people get inspired and motivated from your story.
  • Clarissa's Oct 9, 19:58 comment on The Effects of Student Debt
    Dear Geidi, I am interested in your post, “The Effects of Student Debt” because many students are left with a debt they can’t pay, leaving them with nothing left to spend on other necessities. Then this also means that they can’t take care of their health. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “I feel like they stress too much about having to pay not only that but other bills as well.” I agree with this because they have other things they have to pay for as well and not just on school. This can lead the students to have a hard time concentrating on their work in school and end up with bad grades. If debts were not an issue for college students then they wouldn’t have to stress so much.  Thanks for writing this. I look forward to what else you write next because I agree with the fact that students should have their student debts canceled.  Clarissa
  • Omar's Oct 9, 00:52 comment on Elephant Express
    Xavier, I appreciate the comment and feedback! It pleases me to see that I am not the only one who not only has an interest in animals but in protecting them as well. Life is a beautiful thing and animal life on Earth is a big reason why I believe in that statement. Many amazing species, such as elephants, have been impacted by our actions and I do not think this is fair for them, or for our Earth either. I really hope more people share our view on the lives of endangered species. All the best, Omar
  • Omar's Oct 9, 00:48 comment on Should immigrants be welcome?
    Dear Kyla, Your reply to this post is very agreeable. I think we share the opinion that immigrants share the same rights as any U.S. citizen should. At the end of the day, we are all human and we all share the same rights no matter what. I think the claim that immigrants are the backbone of America is very reasonable as well. Immigrants take jobs most citizens won’t and they help our country function the way it should.
  • Omar's Oct 9, 00:44 comment on Should immigrants be welcome?
    Dear Dayana, I am intrigued by your post “Should Immigrants be Welcome?” because it is such a well-known topic that has a lot of opinions. I think the sentence that stood out to me the most was when you said that “they come here with nothing and still manage to get back onto their feet.” This is a statement that I am sure many people in the community of Orange Cove as well as other primarily Hispanic communites can relate to as most of our parents immigrated here with little to nothing to seek better lives for themselves and loved ones. I think since we are considered the beacon of the world, it is only right to let immigrants into our country to allow them to pursue and live the American dream. Thank you for writing. I was very intrigued by your writing and I hope that you continue writing about other real-world topics that relate to our community. Omar
  • Sebastian's Oct 8, 20:24 comment on $2.13 minimum wage
    Dear Oscar, Your post, “$2.13 minimum wage” came as a shock to me as I had no idea something like this even existed. The idea that someone might believe that workers should be able to live off of tips is astonishing to me. Very often, I see videos online about staff who don’t get enough tips and already don’t have a good wage.  One sentence that you wrote that really stood out to me was, “Counting your dollars, not knowing how much you have or how much you can spend the next month is uncertainty I’m thankful I don’t live with.” This really resonated with me because money struggles will never not be an issue that people wish they could overcome with ease. As you’ve stated, I am also very glad that California has a set minimum wage. I imagine being told that you are to make the majority of your money from tips as opposed to your wage is a sucker punch in so many situations. If this were to be employed in a place where traffic isn/t too high, how would someone make enough money to make it to the next week?  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because issues like these are very interesting to read about. They are even more interesting to read about when opinion is added too, not to mention your understanding of the topic.   Sebastian Estrada
  • Blanca's Oct 8, 01:21 comment on Let Me Open Your Eyes
    Dear Ethan  I am very impressed with  your post “let me open your eyes “ because it proves to us  How sad their life was from the hate you give. I think it was very unfair at points to society for black people to get treated so unfairly by others. for example when khalifa got shot by a policeman and sadly lost his life. he didn’t do much to get the policeman to do that the policeman just assume he was a dangerous man because the way he was and his skin color had a definition of him being a bad person .it proving to us how racism was a huge part of this and how the people got involved without being a part of anything they just got discriminated by their way of living.  One sentence you wrote that stood out to me is  I believe Khalil stands for every person of color that has been let down by the justice system. It stood out to me because it turns back to the very beginning that someone’s identity has an obstacle in this world. they just discriminate against you without knowing the real you. it isn’t just the police mans doing it but also people in our community that are a part of discrimination they read a book by its cover but don’t really know the real meanings behind the book or someone’s life. Thank you so much for writing about this topic this is something to always to be talked about. I really enjoyed learning new things from the hate you give it’s just sad that in today’s society things from years ago didn’t seem to change and I feel like there’s got to be a change somehow soon.  Blanca 
  • Milagros's Oct 8, 01:16 comment on Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone.
    Dear Patricia I agree with your post “Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone” because it is very important to keep others and yourself safe while on the roads. There are many accidents just because teenagers are on their phones while driving. Many teens text and drive which can cause many deaths just by being on your phone. One sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is “Many teens drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting while driving, but some admitted to do it anyway.” If teenagers know its dangerous , then why do it? Thanks for your writing, I look forward to seeing what you write next , because I believe this is an important topic to talk about, Every teenager and even adults need to talk about this before all this gets more intense. Milagros
  • maria's Oct 7, 22:09 comment on Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone.
    hello patricia, you’re writing about “Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone,” because it is so well-rounded about how teens now don’t have any self-regard for their actions. Especially when it comes to something as important as driving because being able to drive is a huge responsibility and the teens who text while driving know the consequences but still do it.. Although if they continue to do so then it can only be seen as natural selection, such people are going to die sooner or later so if it be by their own stupidity then oh well. I don’t think that those who think their are better to not have to deal with consequences have to face reality, since some truly deserve to feel how utterly meaningless and useless they are.
  • Francisco Duran's Oct 7, 22:08 comment on The education system
    Dear Aaliyah, I am intrigued by your post “The education system” because the title itself has a lot of meaning behind it and many like me can get attracted to your post just from your title. The teacher and students brought her down and there was no justice or at least some consequences were surprising. One sentence that stands out for me “
  • Jennifer's Oct 7, 22:08 comment on Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone.
    I agree with you Karen that driving and being on our phones can be very harmful because can cause many accidents. Also how it’s very harmful how many teens still refuse to put down their phones, I hope people can be better. Jennifer Zavala
  • maria's Oct 7, 22:07 comment on Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone.
    hello jennifer, i really liked your response to all of this i think that “Teenagers nowadays drive while you’re using their phone” is very upsetting, because teens to use and distract themself while driving. I agree that it is very unsafe when teens drive while using their phones causing so many accidents. Can affect them and other people get them into so much harm.
  • Geraldine's Oct 7, 22:07 comment on The Connection Between Then And Now
    Dear Wesam: I am curious about your post ” The Connection Between Then And Now,” because being born was a crime before if you were a different color and the race that you were born into. Also, a lot of people are okay with there being other people being born a different color. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “The first section of Born A Crime by Trevor Noah leaves a reader feeling worried because a random stranger offered to give them a ride but after a while, a minibus stopped them and took them telling the car driver that he is stealing his customers, on the way the minibus driver was aggressively lecturing Noah’s mom about how she should not go with strangers An example of this is on page 60” I think this is important because not a lot of people talk about what happened before. Some people never bring up the thought of how others left before and how they wanted to feel. Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it makes everything interesting. A lot of people think that change is a good idea because of what things are happening. Some also don’t know that people get treated badly just because of the color they are and look like.
  • maria's Oct 7, 22:05 comment on Sunset to Make my Day
    hello daisy, i think your paragraph was very interesting, because it talks about you. Why i am interested is because you are putting yourself out their, and i think that’s great because not many people are outgoing like you and decide to put their life nor information about them out there. I love how you stand out and you are very courageous. I loved hearing your story because you matter and you deserve to be heard.
  • Jennifer's Oct 7, 22:04 comment on Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone.
    Dear Patrica, I am impressed by your post, “Teenagers nowadays drive while you’re using their phone” because it’s very upsetting while teens to use and distract themself while driving. It can be very unsafe when teens drive while using their phones causing so many accidents. Can affect them and other people get them into so much harm. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “Many teen drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting while driving, but some admitted to doing it anyway.”  I think this is very sad because they know what the consequences are. With that getting very hurt can cause other people’s lives. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I think it’s a very important topic to talk about. Also can help teens think twice before texting and driving. I look forward to learning more topics like this to help prevent dangerous situations like this. Jennifer Zavala
  • Oscar's Oct 7, 22:03 comment on Should Teens Get paid Less?
    Dear, Dayana I am fascinated by your post, “Should teens get paid less?” because I have never thought of such an idea. I don’t see any reason why teens or people with fewer years of life will be the deciding factor in pay. I strongly believe that the only way someone gets paid more is through years on the job, credentials, or work ethic. Those should be the only exceptions. One sentence that stands out to me is, “Workers should get paid based on their work ethic.” This is an interesting point. I wonder if this can apply to all jobs or just the small ones. Businesses like Walmart don’t pay for the job that you do but rather the hours you clock in. Meanwhile smaller jobs are more likely to watch you closely and make sure you are working hard. Thanks for your writing, I’m looking forward to reviewing what you write next, because you have some interesting takes and good questions that incite rational thinking.
  • maria's Oct 7, 22:01 comment on Chica mixta negra y puertorriqueña
    hello shanelle, i am very intrigued with your quote because your race does not not define your worth it my be your identity but it is something that you are identified by. I am very surprised you choose the word “skinny” why?, because you used that word as something that represents you and that is true but sometimes words like those hurt and damage a lot of people. You used where you stay at as a part of your identity and i think that is good because of course that represents you and is your identity it is who you are and where you were raised.
  • Eduardo's Oct 7, 21:55 comment on Darkness
    Dear Dawning, I am interested in your post ¨Darkness¨ because that word itself can meet a lot of things. Lots of people just think it means pitch black but it’s just that. It can be used to express depression or deep sadness. I’m sure when people saw this post they saw the cover which is in the woods with little light on a foggy night. They probably thought it was gonna be something to do with the dark. One line you said was ¨My reflection is no longer there,leaving only the pitch black sea. So lonely and dark¨. This showed me exactly what i said in the beginning of my comment that the word darkness can mean so many things not just pitch black. Keep writing I’ll be willing to read more -Eduardo
  • maria's Oct 7, 21:53 comment on I Hear you!
    Hello karyn, i am very intrigued on your post i love too see things published about voices being heard because in my opinion everyone’s voices matters. The One sentence that you wrote that stood out for me is, “Sometimes you have to ask if they’re looking for a solution or just want to be heard.” This is because some will appreciate you trying to put yourself in their shoes and trying to resolve whatever it is your’re going through while others will be frustrated at the fact you will never truly feel or understand because it is not happening to you. this post brought all my thoughts true because now I know I am not the only one who noticed this when it came to listening and being listened to, and not only that but the situation they are facing.
  • Kyla's Oct 7, 21:49 comment on Human Trafficking
    Dear Geraldine, I am very interested in your article, “Human Trafficking.” I agree with you that the government should not have access to everybody’s privacy. I don’t think that they should have access to everybody’s phone unless the person goes missing, and they can only use what they find to help them not against them. One sentence that stands out to me is about the passwords, “you entered it wrong more than 10 times they wouldn’t let you do anything anymore.” I don’t think this is a good idea because you can easily forget a password and then all your memories saved can be gone. I think we just need our own privacy and everybody does not need to get in trouble for everything they do. ~Kyla
  • Oscar's Oct 7, 21:48 comment on The importance of a Job
    Dear, Sebastian: I am intrigued by your post, “The importance of a Job” because the post has to do with my generation, my age, and me. I think that I’ll need a job so your warning to start researching them is very informative and I appreciate it. One sentence that stands out to me is, “This is important to me because this means that retail is highly likely the first job I’ll work…”. I am your age so this realization most likely also applies to me. I think this realization is vital for all students, and people under 18. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to reading what you write next because your realizations apply to me to. Your ideas should be heard especially ones that regard the future of all youth. For that, I appreciate this post. Oscar
  • Milagros's Oct 7, 21:44 comment on Human Trafficking
    Dear , Geraldine I am intrigued by your post, “Human Trafficking” because because I believe that the government should not have access to peoples phones. I think that it is a good idea to add a password. It would make people feel more comfortable if they felt safe. One sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is , “Just not knowing if their gonna feel comfortable having their phone next to them just because the FBI can hear everything.” I think this is important because people need to be safe on what they do. Thanks for your writing.I look forward to seeing what you write next because This is an important topic I think everyone should talk about. Everyone should make sure to check their surroundings and what they do. -Milagros
  • Kyla's Oct 7, 21:41 comment on Should immigrants be welcome?
    Hi Dayana, I am very pleased by your article, “Should immigrants be welcome?” I think we share valid opinions about why immigrants should be allowed in America.They should share the same rights as any citizen should. They deserve equal oprotunity to make better for themselves.I also agree about immigrants being the backbone of America, alot of things would not be here without them and they help to shape the U.S..
  • Orlando's Oct 7, 21:12 comment on Inspiring Women: Frida Kahlo and Malala Yousafzai
    dear marta I am surprised about your poster because the truth is that in my opinion it is a good theme about the two women who are a great inspiration since Frida Kahlo was a great Mexican painting and Malala is a very famous young woman for winning education studies in 2014, but on the other hand they were independent women who did not take care of others to achieve what they had in this life, I really liked your post. Orlando
  • Dayana's Oct 7, 21:11 comment on Human Trafficking
    Dear, Geraldine I am intrigued by your post, “Human Trafficking” because the idea of the government wanting to have access to this type of right over people is crazy. I think it would be unfair for people to have to be careful about what they say or what they are doing. Although i do think they can continue this idea but in another form. One sentence that stood out to me was when you stated that they would add a password to ensure that once you get it incorrect more than 10 times you wouldn’t be able to do anything else. This stood out to me because this probably wouldn’t be the best method just because i feel like a hackers or human traffickers wouldn’t be doing this type of easy stuff unless they don’t know what they are doing. I feel like as technology gets better these types of people would get more creative than this method that the government claims to want to do. Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing you write more because i was very interested in this post and it’s good to stay updated with what the government plans on doing to our privacy.
  • Edith's Oct 7, 21:06 comment on Gender Equality
    Dear Yanna,  I am impressed by your post,” Gender Equality,” because I feel like this is a really big issue that people should know more about. You expressed that women should be given more power, I agree with that because now women are not given the same opportunities as men and are paid less than them too.  One sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is,” promoting gender equality is empowering women, with a focus on identifying and correcting power imbalances and giving women more autonomy to manage their lives.” I feel like this is very important and something that needs to be done. Gender equality is really important to ensure that we are all equal.  Thank you for writing, I look forward to hearing more from you, because your writing is very straightforward and very powerful. From, Edith
  • Orlando's Oct 7, 20:59 comment on The untold truth about memes
    Dear Juan thanks for writing this article since the truth seemed a bit interesting to me, as well as the name of this post which is The untold truth about memes, although for some people they are not pleasant because they may be strong for certain people but I think not it is necessarily offending someone it depends on how the certain person takes it. well your document is good and I hope it continues to have support. Orlando
  • Edith's Oct 7, 20:58 comment on Injustice of the Rape Culture
    Dear Cristi Ruiz,  I find your post,”Injustice of the Rape Culture,” very powerful. It is never the women’s fault, and the question asked the most is “what were you wearing?” Women shouldn’t walk down the street afraid, they should feel safe and secure.  One sentence you wrote  that stands out to me is,” Regardless of their actions no one deserves to be physically, verbally, or sexually abused.” I feel like this quote you mentioned people need to acknowledge it. Nobody deserves this, rape is something really serious that needs to be taken seriously.   Thank you for writing, I look forward to hearing more from you, because your writing is very inspiring and very important. From, Edith 
  • Christian's Oct 7, 20:54 comment on Problems with Ecotourism
    Dear Kate, I am intrigued by your post, “Problems with Ecotourism” because it addresses a problem that many people don’t seem to think about. I feel people who enjoy ecotourism should be well-informed about how it affects the environment, which your post successfully does. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “But there are many problems that come from this type of tourism too that go against the very thing it tries to do.” I think that this is an interesting point because I feel like it summarizes your central idea. You state that there are many problems that come with ecotourism, and then state that it can go against the purpose of ecotourism. I feel like people should still be able to enjoy themselves while viewing the scenery, but should also be aware of what they do and how they can help preserve the area that they are in. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you seem to fundamentally understand the problems that come along with ecotourism. I am interested in what you have to say about other environmental problems as well. Christian
  • Julio's Oct 7, 20:51 comment on The untold truth about memes
    Dear Juan, Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you brought up an important point that has been common throughout this generation of teenagers. As memes are growing, the way people this world is also altering. I assume that you are interested in social media, and is something that is being used to shape the way teenagers see political situations. We all know that memes are funny but it depends on the group/people it’s to and from. Because many memes can be hate messages, racism, or worse. Julio
  • Edith's Oct 7, 20:50 comment on Don’t Text And Drive
    Dear Fatima,  I acknowledge your post, “Don’t text and Drive,” I feel like this is one of the reasons people don’t feel safe on the road. I feel like people should think about the consequences before picking up their phones. Not a lot of people see the risk factor but they should really consider it.  One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is,” Don’t put yourself nor anyone in that situation. No matter what the case might be a phone call, a message, an email any of that can wait till you are done driving.” I think this is one of the points people should really consider when they are driving. This will help prevent lots of death while on the road.  Thank you for writing, I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I like how straight-foward and informative your writing is. From, Edith
  • Orlando's Oct 7, 20:49 comment on Persisting
    Dear marlen, I am satisfied with your document “persisting”, it is interesting to me since you tell us how it is that no matter how hard you work or how you do with your degrees, you never stop. One of the sentences that caught my attention was never give up. I feel that it really is an incredible motivation. Well I’m happy with your post. orlando
  • Stefanie's Oct 7, 20:48 comment on Teens should have the same amount of pay as adults
    Dear Javier, I agree with your statement about your post, ” Teens should have the same amount of pay as adults” and how it is completely unfair that teens get paid less just because of their age. Their age should be something we should compare when we are doing the exact same thing as others but getting less payment because we don’t have the title of being an adult. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was “let’s just say for example that you’re at the age of seventeen working and doing the same task as the 20-year old next to you but yet he “earns” way more money than you by the hour just because the 20-year old was legally considered as an adult and you weren’t.”I think this is crucial because that Is so very true to what you just stated. I don’t think that because we don’t have the title of being an adult” we should be paid less, it’s totally unfair. Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what your write next because I like the way you add questions to your posts. I also like the way how you argue which makes you seem like you know what you are doing. -Stefanie Figueroa
  • Javier's Oct 7, 20:48 comment on The Effects of Student Debt
    Dear Gedi, I am informed by your post “The Effects of Student Debt” because I also believe that college debt can be such a problem when it comes to the student who needs to also take care of paying off rent on time and being able to put food on the table. one sentence that stands out to me is”Inflation also plays a big role in the amount of money they have to pay back because, since 1996, the debt has gone up $13,000. According to many students, their main concern is having to pay back the debt which can cause a strain on their mental health.” I think this is worrying because some students can possibly stay in debt for so many years and can be still struggling with paying it off. thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what you may write next because you point out problems that can negatively affect the average American’s life.
  • Isaiah's Oct 7, 20:46 comment on Do Sports help your Mental health relief or add to it?
    Dear Yaslin I am impressed by your post, “Do Sports help your Mental health relief or add to it?” because sports may help a person forgoet about problems that may occur. But because of sports, i do notice stress building up due to school and sports adding up you will have less time to do work which can stress you out. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “As my weeks get overwhelming and the only rest days I have are on weekends” I think this is important because your time is always full and you will have to get things done on your own time. The weekend has seemed to be the only time of relief even if it is busy.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because the health of athletes is important.  I want to see the continued benefits of sports and what effects it has on people.
  • Humberto's Oct 7, 20:46 comment on Early History of the Death Penalty
    Dear Charles: I am very impressed by your post, “Early History of the Death Penalty” because it crazy that for a punishment they would kill them. I find interesting all the ways they would kill them back then compared to now. It’s also fascinating how many people one ruler would kill. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me is, “As for the next ruler Henry VIII, he executed about 72,000 people for crimes of treason, marrying a Jew, and not confessing to a crime.” I found this interesting because as of right now most of those so-called crimes won’t get you executed in the U.S. or any other place. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you wrote about an interesting topic. From what you wrote it seems like you were invested in the topic. Humberto
  • Diana's Oct 7, 20:45 comment on Body Image
    Dear Yamilet: I am surprised by your post, “body image,” because it adds a lot of messages in a diverse group on what would they think of their body. I believed it’s a standard just like you said how social media wants us to look a certain way. I can say this can be real news here because many people I have known have done surgery to actually look like someone from the Internet. Doesn’t let someone be by their features. I’m sure if this were to be I would show the real perspective of someone that it’s okay to have scars, pimples, and birthmarks. It was never meant for us to be like someone that looks like a barbie on the internet.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Changes to improve one’s body so they have more confidence is not wrong as long as it is being done in a healthy way and for the correct reasons. .>” I think this is amazing and it surprises me that you think this way because not many out there do it the proper way when they try to lose weight. Like, imagine you are trying to lose weight and don’t eat. I feel the importance of all this is nutrition. If we don’t have nutrition how is our body even supposed to show results at the end if were letting ourselves be eaten by our own body? Anorexia does exist and I’m sure if we wanted to lose weight we would want to be healthy instead of going to the hospital and lasting there for months because we wouldn’t eat. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I’m glad you’re giving this message to people out there. It’s very needed by those who think negatively about themselves. I know not everybody is perfect in the growth they have made. It’s normal to gain, and yes our bodies will have scars. We weren’t born in the most modeled way. It’s our flaws. I agree!     Diana,
  • Edith's Oct 7, 20:43 comment on Driving drunk
    Dear Samantha, I acknowledge  your post “Drinking Drunk,” I feel like this is a real problem more people should be aware of. This idea would help reduce accidents that are mostly caused by drinking and driving. I feel like if this were a thing people would feel much safer driving.  One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is,” ten thousand Americans per year are killed in alcohol-related crashes. ” I think this is very important to acknowledge because it’s putting people’s lives at risk. So I feel like people should try to consider not drinking and driving, especially after knowing this information.  Thank you for writing, I look forward  to seeing what you write next, because I like how your writing is informational.  From, Edith
  • Edith's Oct 7, 20:42 comment on Driving drunk
    Dear Samantha, I acknowledge  your post “Drinking Drunk,” I feel like this is a problem more people should be aware of. This idea would help reduce accidents that are mostly caused by drinking and driving. I feel like if this were a thing people would feel much safer driving.  One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is,” ten thousand Americans per year are killed in alcohol-related crashes. ” I think this is very important to acknowledge because it’s putting people’s lives at risk. So I feel like people should try to consider not drinking and driving, especially after knowing this information.  Thank you for writing, I look forward  to seeing what you write next, because I like how your writing is informational.  From, Edith
  • Nancy's Oct 7, 20:42 comment on A little bit about me
    Dear Jorge: I am moved by your publication, “A little about me” because you share with us things that you are good at, which are significant things for you to be able to achieve new goals every day. There is something that you mention that they brought you to the United States as a child, which also happened to me, but when I was about 11 years old and I only came with my father. My mother had to stay because she couldn’t come. So far my mom is already in the United States and I hope that you can also bring her since you will have a happier time with your family.  One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “I am bilingual, which means that I can communicate in two different languages, such as speaking English at school and speaking Spanish at home with my family or friends.“I think this is important and admirable because you can now handle two languages ​​at the same time. I liked this sentence as I am also somewhat bilingual but I don’t feel confident that I can speak it naturally at school. Thank you for your writing. I hope to see what you write next because I would like to know what other achievements you have or if you have already fulfilled them. I hope that your goal of bringing your mom can be fulfilled. It is very nice to have close to the people you appreciate. your. 
  • Karen's Oct 7, 20:41 comment on Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone.
    Dear Patricia: I am impressed by your post,” Teenagers nowadays drive while using their phone,” because it is kind of sad how many teenagers get into accidents because of this. I think it’s harmful how many teenagers still refuse to put down their phones while driving. One sentence that stood out to me was,” Many teens drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting while driving, but some admitted to do it anyway.” I think this is harmful because it makes more people get into accidents and die from it.  Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I think it’s an important topic and lesson for younger people to understand and not do. I would like to hear more similar posts to this.  Karen
  • Xavier's Oct 7, 15:50 comment on Elephant Express
    Dear Omar I am impressed by your post, “Elephant Express,” because I am interested in this topicand I also believe it is extremely unfortunate that a whole species is in danger of going extinct. Elephants are beautiful majestic animals and we need to protect them. We sadly have had to say goodbye to other animals due to our selfish actions. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The greed mankind possesses has resulted in the endangerment of not just elephants but other animals as well.” I think this is accurate because, for the most part, most animals that have gone extinct are due to humans’ faults and selfish motives. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it seems that we have similar interests in animals. This was an interesting post to read and it was relieving to see that other people also care about wildlife and their protection. Xavier Cruz
  • Yaritzi's Oct 7, 15:46 comment on Good or Bad?: Life Without DACA
    Dear Isaac, I am amazed by your post, “Good or bad?: Life without DACA” because you mention the effect of having to use DACA. I say this because his future may seem uncertain if DACA is removed.One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was, “Personally, I find that the DACA program should have had a stricter set of conditions for membership because it is really necessary to ensure that in the event the program is shut down, they are still capable of picking themselves back up again.” I think this is important because people need to be sure of what will happen if it is lost and what could be their backup. This is an essential question that should be answered. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this is very informative and I wanna see what else you can talk about when it comes to DACA. Sincerely, Yaritzi Torres
  • Melina's Oct 7, 15:36 comment on Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone.
    Dear Patricia, I agree with your post “Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone” because of how genuine and honest your text is about teen driving and what it would look like. How teens and other young groups still choose to use or even hold their phones while driving knowing well it is illegal too. One sentence you shared that stood out to me was, “When driving you cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention.” This stood out to me because people will always find a way to be distracted especially with their devices. Whether if it is to put on music, change the radio, or send or look at a message. all these things could and can lead to danger for the driver and others on the road. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to your future writings because of the choice of topics you choose to write about. Not only do they inform people but it is also good that it is brought up to make them aware of others. Especially since I am always against using any type of media device when driving. I’ll even let others like my siblings not use their phones while driving.
  • Marcos's Oct 7, 15:29 comment on Human Trafficking
    Dear Geraldine, I am befuddled by your post, “Human Trafficking” because the idea is understandable and can be seen as something people wouldn’t like. though I understand why they would want to do such a thing, don’t they already have something in place where if someone searches for something possibly dangerous they would be put on a watchlist? Either way, I don’t think we have much privacy, to begin with, with all the technology we currently have. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “Would it be a good idea for the government to have people’s information and have control of people’s phones?” I think this is epic because it is a good question. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it is super cool, and a very thoughtful topic since it affects tons of people, basically everyone. hopefully, you continue to write about these interesting topics. marcos
  • Yaritzi's Oct 7, 15:27 comment on After The Fact: Jackie Robinson
    Dear Karen, I am surprised by your post, “After The Fact: Jackie Robinson” because it mentions the other things Jackie did in his career. They were things I never even knew about such as his establishment of an African-American-owned bank. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was, “Robinson sadly passed away in 1972, at only 53 years old.” I think this is shocking because I had thought that he died way older. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you seem to have everything well together when it comes to providing information. Also when you elaborate on your thinking. Sincerely, Yaritzi Torres
  • Belen's Oct 7, 15:23 comment on STOP BULLYING
    Dear Fatima, I am impressed by your post, “STOP BULLYING” because I believe and know that bullying is wrong. No human being should be bullied because of the person they are, how they look or act. It is inhumane and wrong on all sorts of levels. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me was, “Bullying can lead to severe consequences when in reality no one should have to deal with it”. I think it stood out to me because bullying can take a hit and toll on someone’s mental and physical health. Once someone experiences bullying, that experience will truly stay with them for their entire life. Everyone should always treat each other with respect and how they would like to be treated. Thanks for writing, I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your post and topic you wrote interested me. I strongly believe issues like this need to be discussed and brought more awareness to.
  • Anonymous's Oct 6, 04:14 comment on How Rap Music Affects Teens
    Hi, I would definitely agree because rap music today is poisoning the minds of children today, making them think that drugs and sexual activity is a good thing at a young age. Most children today are very violent and they tend to be very disrespectful to adults and their peers. I don’t think we should abolish rap music or anything like that, I just think that we should cut back on it every now and then. Sincerely, Anonymous💕
  • Dalia's Oct 5, 16:24 comment on Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone.
    Dear Patricia: I agree with your post “Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone” because a text can be what you end up paying on the road. Being distracted and not paying close attention can be threatening to those sharing the road. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “Many teens drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting while driving, but some admitted to do it anyway.” I think this stuck with me reading your article because something happened like that in our community. We lost two young women because of it. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because this topic really makes me realize it’s no joke to being distracted and losing your life in seconds. The road has no mercy for who’s driving it rather a late text then to not arrive to your destination. Dalia
  • Dalia's Oct 4, 21:40 comment on body dysmorphia
    Dear Asher:   I am magnified by your letter “body dysnomia” because as someone who it affects as well it’s harsh we are expected to have our standards high as in social media. Even though I’m not a male and can’t speak for y’all I know the pressure we are put into to stay fit and bottle up your emotions since men aren’t “supposed to care”.   One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “Body dysmorphia has created a very negative environment around the social media industry and has made many people from this generation question their worth.” I think this is a fact because we see on social media the lives of those who are influencers who make it seem like life is perfect but behind that there are secrets we may not know.   Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because this topic really interested me. As someone who is a bodybuilder I look into working out on what I’d want to lose or gain. Dalia
  • Viridiana's Oct 4, 17:24 comment on Teens, COVID & Anxiety
    Dear Andrea, I can agree and connect to this post, because I was in the same position during the COVID-19 pandemic. It affected me in many ways, I am the kind of person that needs to have days where I can go out and forget about my family problems at home, and the feeling of depression just staying in my room all day, got worse after we had to do school on Zoom call from home. I feel like I didn’t really do anything all day. And i struggled to learn through a screen.
  • Dalia's Oct 3, 16:45 comment on Equality
    Dear Jenifer: I am amazed by your post “Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr” because without his words he left marked in the presences of other to try to evolve their rights for society. It stands out to me because not many will speak for others and go through what he had too for his people. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “Luther King organized marches, boycotts, and demonstrations that opened many people’s eyes to the need for change.” I think this is outstanding since it shows how much effort he put into organizing all his events. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I liked your reasoning for a person who impacted America. Those who have done great for our country to remove the bad and evil should be remembered for their work. Dalia
  • Evelin's Oct 3, 04:45 comment on Religious Freedom in America
    Dear Sloane, I am very curious and interested in your post, “Religious Freedom in America” because I agree that religion should not be brought into government. Many people come from different religious groups and if it’s involved in government that will create a problem because not many agree with each other. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me is, “In fact, people with religious beliefs that were around long before the Christian faith, such as Hinduism, Judaism, and Buddhism are being forced to participate in religious holiday breaks from schools and/or places of employment even though the day holds no meaning or significance to them.” I think this is because America involved religion in our lives and people that don’t go against a certain religion have to follow it. And I think this is not fair because people should have their own choices. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your post-show tends to show your side and other people’s sides that many people don’t know about. Which I really like because I wanna be more educated. Evelin
  • Isaac's Oct 3, 02:23 comment on Littering in Thailand
    Dear Yaritzi, I am very much impressed by your post, “Littering in Thailand”, because of your unique and blunt response. I appreciate the fact that you recognize how important it is to take care of the environment. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “I think that they are helping a good cause and that these steps need to be added to parts of the world besides Thailand.” I think this is very important to recognize because unless preventative measures are put in place, the world can become such a disgusting and nasty place. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I hope that you would also have interesting opinions on other important issues as well. I would also be interested in knowing what you yourself would do to reduce pollution. -Isaac J. Mendoza
  • Omar's Oct 2, 23:00 comment on The untold truth about memes
    Dear Emmanuel, I agree with your point that memes can have both humorous and offensive meanings. In summary, this echoes what you and I both said which was that memes have a conveyed message. A sentence in your comment that stood out to me was when you said as memes grow, it alters the way people in this world behave. I think this is true and I think this can be for the better or worse. Your overall analysis of Juan’s post is very well done. Omar
  • Christian's Oct 1, 23:04 comment on Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone.
    Dear Patricia: I am interested about your post, “Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone,” because it is something that needs to be brought up now that more and more teenagers are driving. I think that the more awareness that is brought to this problem, the more we can do to try and prevent it. One sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is: “Obviously, if you need to urgently text pull over park and do it off the road.” I think this is interesting because you use the word “obviously,” which is implying that it is common sense. I feel like not texting and driving is something that is common sense, yet many people still do it. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because this is an interesting topic to discuss. I also feel like this topic should be brought up and the dangers it can cause. Christian
  • Joshua's Oct 1, 05:38 comment on Cars That Stop Drunk Driving
    Dear Ernesto, I found this post interesting as you talked about in the article “Cars that stop drunk driving” about the future of drunk driving and how Biden passed a congress to prevent drunk drivers from starting their cars as the car will have breathalyzer devices that will automatically be in your vehicle if your blood alcohol level is too high which is cool as the vehicle will know. the sentence I found interesting about this article was “Car companies like GM, BMW, and Nissan are already installing devices like these to prevent drunk drivers from driving.” I found this sentence very interesting as companies are already being prepared for this and are taking a huge step to prevent drunk drivers from going on to the streets and starting chaos Thank you, for writing this post I found it very interesting and surprising as I didn’t know drunk driving was being taken more seriously now, so thank you for writing this post and I wish to see you post more!
  • Joshua's Oct 1, 04:43 comment on Wild Fires
    Dear Damian. I am Impressed by your writing about “The dangers of California wildlife” by Mcgraw hill. As you talk about how dangerous wildfires are and how firefighters are risking their lives for us to prevent these fires from getting worse. One sentence that stood out to me that you’ve said was “fires take lives giving firefighters cancer or asthma as well as severe burns and loss of lives among each other.” this sentence stood out because it is sad how firefighters thousands of firefighters are risking there lives for us and are getting serious burns, asthma, and cancer. this sentence bothers me as lots of them are dying out there to help us while we the community don’t thank them enough for stopping them. Thanks for writing, I am looking forward to seeing you write more in the future and I hope to see you post more articles soon.
  • Dayana Lopez's Sep 30, 19:23 comment on Remembering September 11
    Dear Lesly, I am interested in your post,”Remembering September 11″ because it recently just passed and I was curious to know what other people thought about this. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is when you stated about how you stated that there were four planes that crashed this day and also when you stated “This led to the War of Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan”. This was very surprising to me. I never knew this. I have always just heard about all the lives lost due to this which is totally understandable because this was very heartbreaking to many families. It is also crazy how even besides all of these innocent deaths, more people died because of this war. Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing more because I think it would be great to see more and read more about incidents around the world. Dayana
  • Eli's Sep 30, 18:57 comment on Why is art restoration important?
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  • Juan's Sep 29, 17:29 comment on Tech or the Law: Drunk Drivers
    Dear Sebastian Reading this post, I was very impressed as to how simple but effective your solution to try and slow drunk drivers is. increasing the punishments when people are caught drunk driving seems like the perfect idea.   I believe that although companies are trying to add all this technology into a car, it can only do so much to prevent a person from driving under the influence, having a breathalyzer is something that is very helpful in trying to prevent people from even starting the car if they have any sort of alcohol in their system, but is as easy as asking a relative that isn’t under the influence to blow in it and bypass it like nothing. therefore giving those who drive under the influence a bigger punishment, and although it may sound harsh, it’s so that could it traumatize them and think twice before doing it again. thanks for writing I look forward to hearing about what you have to write about next. i really liked the way you introduced the topic and give your opinion on things Juan
  • Dima Santarskiy's Sep 29, 13:43 comment on Should everyone go to a four-year college?
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  • JohnWish's Sep 29, 08:46 comment on Unashamed Conversations About Unmet Mental Health Needs
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  • Nancy's Sep 29, 04:09 comment on Passing my pride on to my daughters and my students
    Dear Stephanie: I am encouraged by your publication, “Passing my pride on to my daughters and my students,” because you are instilling in them that it is very important to know two languages. It is very important although we know that you will always hear an accent but it is not something to worry about. And we should be proud of it not ashamed as it will be a second language and it is to be admired. I admire that you want your daughters to be bilingual as well since it is very important to know more than one language so that you can communicate with different types of people. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “I used to reproach my parents for taking me there. but today I thank them because I don’t change the woman I am today for anything.” that stands out a lot because my parents always try to do the best for their children, although at the time they do it we always see it as something wrong when you grow up you will realize that it is for your good and you are the best person you can be Thanks for your writing. I hope to see what you write next because I identify a lot with your publication since I also wrote down I wondered why my parents made decisions for me that I don’t like. Until now I understand that they always want the best for me, and that’s why they do what they do. I would like to continue seeing your posts so I can learn how you can speak your English without being afraid of being criticized for your accent. Nancy
  • Brian's Sep 28, 05:49 comment on Have we become too reliant on technology?
    Dear, Angle G I found your post very interesting on the topic “Have we become too reliant on technology” Because I do agree with your points about this topic of how it’s been affecting young people tremendously.  There are many negative effects when it comes to today’s technology, for example, it can have a huge impact on our mental and physical health because young adolescents tend to stay up late, which can cause obesity, sleeplessness, and vision problems.  Compared to years ago when technology wasn’t as advanced as how it is now,  a huge percentage of eleven-year-olds and up already have an electronic device that already comes into effect in addiction.   “I think that we should take a break from technology and see the outdoors and have fun out there instead of being with our technology all day long.” I agree with this because while technology can be great for society by allowing us to connect to our loved ones, too much of anything is a bad thing.  Technology can also negatively affect young adolescents developing social skills, relationships, and the overall ability to focus in school. This as always is an important factor to talk about because it is an issue.  Thanks for talking about this topic.:)
  • Milo's Sep 27, 22:45 comment on How Rap Music Affects Teens
    I’m a teen and I feel that it is more of an art form and a very good way to express yourself and get into your emotions. And most teens don’t listen to the words but listen to the flow and the way the music just makes you feel. For me Juice wrld and Polo g are prime examples of what I like and shouldn’t be determined by people who just don’t like it.
  • Hector Sanchez's Sep 27, 18:45 comment on Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone.
    Dear Patricia: I am impressed by your post, “Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone,” because it is so well-rounded about how teens now don’t have any self-regard for their actions. Especially when it comes to something as important as driving because being able to drive is a huge responsibility and the teens who text while driving know the consequences but still do it. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: ”Many teens drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting while driving, but some admitted to doing it anyway,” This statement is exactly what the problem with teen drivers, they know about the consequences that might happen a Thanks for your writing. I look forward to whatever’s next since it might help me complete an assignment Hector
  • Joshua Gonzalez's Sep 27, 04:55 comment on Cultural Influences on Child Development
    Dear Lilyana: I am astounded by your post, “Cultural Influences on Child Development,” because one sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The article shows how social biases are developed.” I think this is great because a lot of people are raised with their own biases without truly authentically having their standpoint. So with influencers, they may change their viewpoints from what they originally would have thought. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because what you have chosen to write about is rather intriguing. Not a lot of people talk about biases and influences on children culturally. But should be brought to light so they may have their views without being influenced by someone or something else. Joshua Gonzalez
  • Yarali's Sep 27, 04:35 comment on Have we become too reliant on technology?
    Dear Angle: I am impressed by your post “Have we become too reliant on technology?” because this is an important topic that is widely neglected by our generation. There was an article given to my faith period CSU class about how fake news also affects us. This all these effects of technology, it is evident we need to do something for our own health. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I think that we should take a break from technology and see the outdoors and have fun out there instead of being with our technology all day long. ”I agree with this because it is more beneficial to be involved in our community than on social media. It does not mean we can not have time for social media but there must be a balance. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this is an important topic that should be spoken on and technology users must be aware of the effects it has. -Yarali
  • Emmanuel's Sep 27, 03:39 comment on The untold truth about memes
    Dear Juan, I agree with your post, “The untold truth about memes” because memes can be one of the funniest things to see or one of the most offensive. The thing about memes is that their purpose is to convey a message. And the way it speaks this message is almost always in a sarcastic manner. One sentence that stands out to me is, “always making sure who you’re sending it to is something you should always consider.” I think this is definitely true because there are some people in this world that get extremely triggered when seeing a meme. Those are the type of people that most avoid sending memes to. However, most people have normalized seeing offensive memes. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you brought up an important point that has been common throughout this generation of teenagers. As memes are growing, the way people this world is also altering. I assume that you are interested in social media, and is something that is being used to shape the way teenagers see political situations. Emmanuel
  • Dominick M's Sep 26, 16:56 comment on My Life About Me
    Dear Isiah  I’m interested about your post, especially in your introduction because I like how yous say that “ I like to play basketball” and that your favorite subject is gym I would like if you could elaborate on what do you do in gym like the type of activities you do, of course that’s if you want to. Another thing that seemed interesting to me was you saying “a turning point was when my baby brother was born on April 10, 2020, the day of the pandemic”, I would like to know more about what you felt the moment you saw your baby brother and did you carry him. One thing I learned about from your writing is that you said “ I am good at listening”. I believe that having a skill like this is important because that means that people can come to you whenever they are feeling down or having trouble with something in their life. I am a good listener myself so I understand what others feel when they come to talk to me.   Your writing connects to my own experience, when my baby sister was born, I was happy and excited because my family got a bit bigger and that meant that I was going to have to do a better job at being a big brother and taking on a lot of responsibility to take care of her.  Thanks for your work on Youth Voices. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I liked your post and I would like to see more of your writing in the near future. 
  • Jonathan's Sep 26, 07:55 comment on The Life of a Veterinarian
    Dear Natalie I am impressed about your post “Life of a vatanarian” because I know that vetanarians work almost like regular doctors from a hospital. I heard that vetanarians treat animals like humans aswell when they treat them. it amazes me that there is place to take our pets when they need vaccinations or medications. one sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was “I think being a veterinarian may have a huge impact on yourself if you love working for animals.” because I know someone that loves animals and became a vetanarian. I would want to be a vetanarian because I like animals. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to what you write next because I really enjoyed this topic about animals. I really like animals and wouldn’t mind helping them when they need it. Jonathan Sandoval
  • Joshua's Sep 26, 07:17 comment on Bathroom rights
    Dear, Hanady, I am surprised by your post about, “Bathroom rights” because Trump actually did something good, and it was for the LGBTQ+ community and made changes for them as I assumed trump didn’t seem to like them. One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was ” every state or school to allow individuals to use the bathroom on what they may identify themselves with. ” I think it’s good for the LGBTQ+ people to use restrooms that are their genders, but in my opinion, I think places shouldn’t pick the rules for the LGBTQ community as some may feel uncomfortable when going to stores. Thank you for writing this post about the “Bathroom right” because you really explained what the LGBTQ+ community is going through right now.
  • Kimberly's Sep 26, 07:11 comment on Zoos do more harm than good
    Dear Ava,  I was very intrigued by your post “Zoos do more harm than good” because i completely agree with the fact that it is very fun and entertaining for us as humans to go and see these animals, but we never think about the animals themselves. I believe that animals belong in their natural habitat and that they shouldn’t be kept in cages in captivity.  One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was “Zoos are not meant for the safety and care of animals but they are rather prisons denying freedom and fair treatment to these animals.” This sentence specifically stood out to me because I do believe that zoos arent to help these animals but instead to have them for a show, which again is for human entertainment. Don’t get me wrong I love going to the zoo but when I see how small their cages are it breaks my heart. I believe that instead of having zoos for the show we should have care treatment centers for the wild animals that actually need help and if the animals do not need any treatment done they should be set free because by capturing these wild animals we are hurting the future of these animals as well.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you seem to have good and interesting topics to write about. I think many times humans don’t realize how harmful it can be for animals. Do you think there is a way to show them that? Sincerely, Kimberly
  • Natalie's Sep 26, 04:55 comment on Texas and Oklahoma Tornadoes
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  • Magdalena's Sep 26, 04:52 comment on Our bodies are not a political discussion
    Dear Kayla : I agree with your post “Our Bodies are not a political discussion”, because i believe that men should not be the ones to decide weather or not abortion should be legal or not. They are not ones to decide since they don’t have to go through what women go through and they don’t understand the struggles that women go through. Women should decide what they want to do with their body and with their lives, not men. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The debate is that babies are not given a life to live, but there are many situations these people fail to understand. Many women face these issues alone and can not financially support the baby.” I think this is something Men don’t understand. They don’t get that some women don’t have support or money to raise a child and some women just don’t want a kid which is okay. Women should decide what they think is best for them. Thanks for your writing. I like that you talked about a topic that needs more awareness. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because i really liked that you wrote this topic. Magdalena
  • Anahi's Sep 26, 04:48 comment on School Stressed
    Dear Juray, I am very impressed with your post “School Stressed” because it is very important to acknowledge all the things students go through during school and how much stress they go through. Many students already go through enough stress and with all the work teachers assign just add on to all of it. Stress can be so hard to deal with and it’s such a bad feeling to constantly feel like that then on top of all that has to go to school every day for so long. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “ it has also made me feel less concentrated on what I need to do and making me worry that I won’t be able to finish certain things..”. I can relate to this because I constantly feel like this over schoolwork. When I have lots of stress I constantly worry about my grades if I don’t get it done, my school performance (School work), and my attitude outside of school. I know I’m not the only one that deals with this and it’s really sad that most people can relate to this feeling.  Thank you for your writing!! I look forward to seeing what you write next because you are very relatable. Anahi
  • Geraldine's Sep 26, 04:39 comment on Sex trafficking in Oakland
    Dear Jocelyn: I am surprised by your post “Sex trafficking in Oakland” because not many people talk about how many girls are getting trafficked and used for their bodies. Some people think it’s okay to let their daughters out in the streets without supervision without knowing if it will be safe for them.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “Experts estimate that 50 to 100 girls, many of them underage, line the city’s International Boulevard each night” I think this is important because girls are the biggest targets out there than what they can be even though not a lot of people think that they are the biggest target.  Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I would like to hear more about how girls get trafficked people their boyfriends make themself their bodies just for them to buy drugs and make a profit out of them. Parents think their daughters are safe with their boyfriends but some don’t know how badly their boyfriends can be treating the girls or making them feel just because they might have a “nice body” and it will help them get good money.  Geraldine 
  • Geidi's Sep 26, 04:33 comment on A History of Women’s Basketball
    Dear Thalia, I am intrigued by your post, “A History of Women’s Basketball”, because of how much it has changed from when women began playing to now. I find it interesting how there were people who were against women wanting to play basketball. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, “Between the years 1899 and 1914, many people spoke out against women’s basketball, they weren’t allowed to take part in the Olympics.” I think this is important to know because women now are able to take part in the olympics and people are intrigued by it. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write about next about sports since it is something that always catches my eye. -Geidi
  • Magdalena's Sep 26, 04:33 comment on Be Comfortable In Your Own Body
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  • Yaslin's Sep 26, 03:50 comment on Are We Ready for Electric Cars?
    Dear Jose, I am impressed by your post, “Are We Ready for Electric Cars?” because you mention how manufacturers are going electric because of climate change. I also agree with you on the fact that electric cars remain expensive. For example, Teslas are electric and they cost around 60 thousand dollars and that is for the basic model.  One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I myself would rather stick to a gas powered vehicle because I like how they sound and perform.” I completely agree that sticking to gas powered cars would be a better option for me because of how expensive electric cars are and because I like gas powered cars as well. Thanks for your amazing writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your topic was interesting as well as your choice of words! Yazlin
  • Javier's Sep 26, 03:21 comment on Cars That Stop Drunk Driving?
    Dear Joshua: I am interested in what you posted about, “Cars That Stop Drunk Driving?” as if the world can’t get any better and so advanced in technology. but it is such an interesting thought on how expensive it will be to manufacture these cars and what kind of fancy price tag they will slap on these cars. will it be only accessible to the rich? I only hope not. one sentence from your post that stood out to me was “They used breathalizers as an example of how the cars may check if the driver is under the influence of anything. They also talk about how certain car companies will install infrared cameras to detect your movement and how you are all together.” I think this statement is far-fetched because what if the car will detect your movements wrong? how will the vehicle exactly test you like a breathalyzer? though it may be a good idea with good intentions, but i think in my own opinion they did not fully think this idea out since we’re not getting on how all of it exactly works. thank you for writing. I look forward to what you write next because I like how creative your post can get. Javier
  • Antonia's Sep 26, 03:04 comment on The Trauma of Separation
    Dear Andrew,  I am heartbroken by your post, “The Trauma of Separation,” because of how sad it is that kids are being separated from their families. This topic is really heartbreaking because no kid should ever experience getting separated from their parents. It’s sad that this is even a thing and is continuing to happen all around the world. Kids are supposed to be with their parents.  One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “ When they finally reunited, the mother was heartbroken that her son didn’t even know him.” This quote really broke my heart because since kids are being separated from their parents this is what is happening to them. I think this is truly heartbreaking because parents shouldn’t experience their kids not knowing them. Their kids should be with them every second of the day. They should get to experience their kids growing up . Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it is important for people to know about what separation causes. This topic is very important and should be learned about more so we can help prevent these separations. -Antonia 
  • Luis's Sep 26, 02:51 comment on Dying behind bars
    Dear Jonathan : I am surprised by your post, “Dying behind bars,” because I never thought about how people really die in prisons because they get no more chances to live. Also, I never realized how draining and sad it might be to die in a prison or live your life inside of one. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “He is aware of what he did was wrong, but he believes that long-life sentences do more harm than good.” I think this is true because life inside of prison really is bad for families and inmates due to how prison is. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you write about really interesting topics. Also, your writing seems very interesting and catches my eye. Luis
  • Jonathan's Sep 26, 02:31 comment on How Do Gang Members Feel While In A Gang?
    Dear Jesus, I am impressed by your post, “How Do Gang Members Feel While In A Gang,” because it is a big topic that nobody thinks or talks about. This topic could help others who aren’t in the same type of life to understand gang members better, and might even show why some actions by gang members are done. They always talk about how gang members act but never why they act. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “gang members should be treated with respect because they might have wanted to join gangs for protection, but ended up setting themselves up for a scary dangerous life without even knowing.” I think this is just wild because there shouldn’t be a, should or could, if someone is human they should automatically be treated respectfully whether they are in a gang or not. This is true though, many people believe just because they are in gangs that they are going to be “hard” and rude, but at the end of the day they are still human. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you have a different point of view that many should read into. I also like that you brought other articles, just shows that you actually did your research and you aren’t just talking on whatever. Jonathan
  • Karen's Sep 26, 01:41 comment on How Did Chinese Food Become So Americanized?
    Dear Brody: I am impressed by your post,” How Did Chinese Food Become So Americanized?” because it’s sad to see Chinese food lose its culture once in the U.S. I also find it sad how those people who once hated Chinese food are now eating it because it is Americanized. One sentence that stands out to me is,” Despite this, though, the delicious Americanized fare of the early 1900s never really went away, becoming restaurants like Panda Express.” I think this is important because most food in Panda Express isn’t authentic. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I would like to hear more stories like the one you wrote. I am curious to see what has happened to Chinese food nowadays. Karen
  • Patricia's Sep 26, 01:15 comment on Should Teens Get paid Less?
    Dear, Dayana  I am surprised by your post “ Should teens get paid less?” because a lot of teens that work get paid less no matter what they’re doing. I also think that teens should get paid more like adults because maybe they could be doing the same thing.  One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was that “I should go to work and put in hard work to earn my money.” This stood out to me because every day some teenagers have a lot of responsibilities in their homes but yet they still go to work when they have a job. And many teens have to work hard everyday doing the same job as an adult. So yeah I think having a job and doing the same things as an adult would be good to get paid the same amount.  Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your post was something really true and interesting. 
  • Jennifer's Sep 26, 00:57 comment on Aren’t We All The Same
    Dear Jaden: I am intrigued by your post “Aren’t We All The Same” because of how you talk about how many may view each other. I was very interested because many people will always judge before knowing someone. One sentence that stands out to me was “I believe by sometime in life that we will have a great world where people aren’t made fun of for how they look, or for the color of their skin.” this is very hopeful because it would be nice to think that maybe one day everyone will see everyone as equal. It would be nice to think that at one point everyone can get to know someone first instead of looking at their color of skin or how they look. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I enjoy how you are very hopeful for future generations. Also, I found it interesting how you brought up an important topic that many may not admit happening very often. Jennifer
  • Omar's Sep 25, 21:38 comment on The untold truth about memes
    Dear Juan, I am intrigued by your article, “The untold truth about memes” because it talks about a topic that is all too familiar. I always understood that memes were just supposed to not just be a joke, but as you said, they convey messages. I think memes are a big part of today’s culture, especially regarding the sense of humor in our generation. One sentence that stands out for me is your example that you used in paragraph one from the Upfront article when it says “let’s say someone finds or creates a meme of a particular football team, making fun of the team or even just showing off a particular game they won, when in reality that football team has been losing the whole season, people will catch on to this and find it offensive from either side, leading to the unnecessary drama that is just so outside of what a meme is supposed to be.” I think this is relatable because I am exposed to these kinds of memes regarding sports all the time. The comment sections of sports memes on platforms such as Instagram or TikTok are full of people who actually thought it was funny and fans of the team that was targeted by the meme being offended and getting into arguments with one another. Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this was a topic that a lot of people should be able to relate to. As someone who is always exposed to memes in some shape or form, this post caught my attention and I will certainly monitor when you write your next one.
  • David M. Patterson's Sep 25, 17:30 comment on How to speak Portuguese
    When studying Portuguese you will find a lot of similarities between Portuguese and Spanish undeadjazz.com Freelance writing is all the rage today with many people discovering the limitless potential in this area it is possible to make good money as a freelance writer working from home also without any cost here you get varieties of topic to write freelance fiction writing.
  • Angel's Sep 24, 00:24 comment on Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone.
    Dear Patricia: I am impressed by your post, “Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone,” because it is so well-rounded about how teens now don’t have any self-regard for their actions. Especially when it comes to something as important as driving because being able to drive is a huge responsibility and the teens who text while driving know the consequences but still do it. With this responsibility people, everyday carry their own lives in their own hands, and they also carry others as well. Educating teens about texting and driving isn’t enough, we need to discipline them because if we don’t then who knows what might happen. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: ”Many teens drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting while driving, but some admitted to doing it anyway,” This statement is exactly what the problem with teen drivers, they know about the consequences that might happen a Thanks for your writing. I look forward to whatever’s next since it might help me complete an assignment. Angel
  • Diana's Sep 23, 20:12 comment on Brave women
    Dear Kashmala: I am surprised by your post, “Brave women,” because Many are tending to represent women more. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “She used her voice to change the way society views African Americans and women.” I think this is awesome because we are interventional women who we extravagance thoroughly to a system. It means great positivity for women as we create a more modern world. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because well it’s great that you mention women how we are. We are leaders as women but we contribute from a very domestic world. But I believe anyone from the real world can create better power for their world. It makes a leader follow up with their dreams as we consist of women.  Diana
  • Sebastian's Sep 23, 18:09 comment on A Dish from My Culture
    Dear Fatoumata, I really enjoyed reading your post, “A Dish from My Culture,” because I understand the notion of feeling at home when eating a cultural dish. Cultural dishes are extremely important because food is arguably a culture’s best way of conveying what its life is all about. They represent the warmness of culture and the characteristics of its traditions. One sentence you wrote that really stood out to me was, “The honor of being served this particular dish shows how important you are to the person.” This resonates with me deeply because, like another thing you said, many cultural foods take great effort and long hours to make. There is a lot that can go wrong with a dish that takes a long time to make, so being served a dish like that makes people feel special. Essentially, the idea is you give up time to those you value. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I love to see people value their culture. I also like to learn about various cultures’ different foods, the Latchiri Kossan looks delicious.   Sebastian                                         
  • Jorge's Sep 23, 16:50 comment on Things About Carlos That You Will Know 
    good job carlos
  • Jennifer C's Sep 23, 16:01 comment on Things About Me And My Family
    Dear lesly,   I am delighted that you have the same passion in justice for animals even if its just dogs. I think it is amazing how you explained and gave details of your life. I liked the way you explained how you have a great relationship with your mom and have trust in your rights. Tho not everyone has a trust in any parent, as for me that’s true i dont have trust in my dad tho my mom i do and i have a good relationship with her. Thank you for  working on youth voices. I look forward to seeing what you write next 🙂
  • Jennifer C's Sep 23, 15:52 comment on A Piece Uncovered Outside the Blindfolds
    THANK U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love the comment
  • Isiah G's Sep 23, 13:25 comment on Things About Me And My Family
    Dear Lesly,  I am interested in your introduction because I like how you give details about your family and you respect people. One thing I learned from your writing that stood out for me is you said I love dogs and I think this is interesting becuase i have a dog too. Hes cute his name is toby too and people on the street don’t care about dogs. Thanks for your work on Youth Voices. i look forward to seeing what you write next because i like to reading people writing 
  • Michael's Sep 23, 13:22 comment on A Piece Uncovered Outside the Blindfolds
    Dear Jennifer, I am interested in your introduction because of how you talked about yourself and your mental health lot of people are not open there own health.  One thing I learned from your writing that stood out for me is when you talked about your relationship with your father. I think this is sad because you had someone you used to care about and trust. Your writing connects to my own experience. For me is when I give a friend advice that helps them with their relationship. I like helping people when they’re stuck on something and need help.   Thanks for your work on Youth Voices. I look forward to seeing what you write next because of how you told your story.
  • Natalia's Sep 23, 01:03 comment on Perseverance and Ingenuity
    Hi Marcos, I loved reading the enthusiasm in your post! It really made me wonder what you want to study after high school. I think you would find such joy in studying astronomy. Here is a site with information about colleges with astronomy majors. Just a thought! Ms. Navarro
  • Natalia's Sep 23, 00:55 comment on Do Sports help your Mental health relief or add to it?
    Dear Yaslin, As a teacher and mom it worries me to think about our youth being so busy they don’t have enough time to sleep! I’m so sorry you have experienced such stressful moments in your life. I will say I remember being pretty stressed when I was in high school. I was so busy and stressed in high school that when I started college it felt like a relief! One of the strategies that did make high school more manageable was doing my homework on the bus and while I waited for my event in track or cross country. Is that something you are able to do? It must get complicated when we teachers assign work that is online. What strategies have you found to be helpful? Ms. Navarro
  • Jimmy's Sep 22, 21:51 comment on Why Joker is the best character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
    Hi Alex! While I have my own personal favorites in Smash, I admire your ability to go so in-depth about something you are so passionate about. It always makes me happy when I see other people infodump. I don’t think I could ever be so bold as to say “This is why Windwaker is the best Zelda game” … personally I would be much more likely to say “Here is why Windwaker is my favorite Zelda game” since it is an opinion- I recommend wording oppions like such. Still, I respect you for your bold statement.
  • Nicole's Sep 22, 17:58 comment on The Buffalo Massacre of May 14, 2022
    Dear Belen,  I am stunned by your post, “The Buffalo Massacre of May 14, 2022,” because I did hear about this back in May when it happened, but I didn’t know the extent and severity of the situation. I think it is absolutely disgusting that this cruel act was driven by the idea of white supremacy. I also find it very ridiculous that the man responsible for the murders had the audacity to plead not guilty to his hate crimes.  One sentence you wrote that stood out to me is, “It is very unfortunate that lives were stripped away from ten innocent people who had a long life ahead of them.” I think it is very disheartening that these people lost their chance at having a future and no longer have the opportunity to achieve their dreams because of an evil act performed by someone else. Not only that, but their families will have to suffer and live through this pain, which is very disheartening. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this is an important topic more people should talk about in order to prevent events like this from happening again. I also found it significant that you emphasized how essential it is that people learn how to prevent these incidents because it is the people who can help solve these problems. Nicole
  • Jocelyn's Sep 22, 17:57 comment on Body Image
    Dear Yamilet, I am astonished by your post, “Body Image” because this topic is very relevant nowadays and has peer pressured many females and males in a negative way. I think it is really important for us teenagers to force a positive impact within’ ourselves and be more supportive about oneself. I strongly agree that social has set standards very high for females which leads them to speak so negatively about themselves, which then provokes mental and physical illness. One sentence that really stood out to me is, “People take the information they see on social media and use it as comparison which affects their own personal body image.” I think this is definitely true because this leads to females or even males comparing themselves which then makes them feel less. Thank you so much for your writing, I look forward to what you will write about next. You really made a positive impact in just speaking about this sensitive topic that will the make others think otherwise about themselves now. Jocelyn
  • Jimmy's Sep 22, 15:54 comment on Xenogenders (and how they tie into the autistic and trans community)
    Hi, thank you so much for your comment! For clarification what I meant by, “Many of us, including myself, have a very fluid understanding of sexuality norms, as well as gender norms” is referring to how as an autistic individual, my understanding of social norms that surround attraction and gender are very different than non-autistic folk. Thus leading to me identifying with labels like “aromantic” and “nonbinary.”
  • Hammam's Sep 22, 15:45 comment on When I pray, I feel safer and more peaceful
    Dear Albara,I’m interested in your introduction because I like how you gave the exact place you lived and where you were born. one thing I learned in your writing that stood out for me is “I like to see my friends and play, and I want to finish school with good grades. In Yemen, I was good at history and science.”I think this is interesting because i think that not a lot of people are good at history and science since they are kinda hard.your writing connect to my own experience because i came from Yemen too and i’m and you said that you have family in Yemen in my moms side and I really miss them and you said that you used to go to school in Yemen well me too. Thanks for your work on youth voices, I look forward to seeing what you write next because you and I are friends and we work together and I wonder what you will write next. 
  • ricardo's Sep 22, 04:50 comment on Digital Poison
    Dear Hannah I’m impressed by your writing “Digital Poison” because I do think social media platforms are doing more bad than good to our generation. I agree people have a herd mentality  cause they want to feel validated. One sentence you wrote that I found interesting was The pressure of social media causes “teenagers to believe that they need to fit this “perfect image,” that they can achieve online, even if that is not their true persona.” I think this is true because within my school I know people use filters or good lighting to come off a certain way. Every teenager seems to post they are living the best life but yet depression seems to be a big problem among us, teenagers. Thanks for your writing, I look forward to what you write next because I like the connections you make with social media and our mental health. I liked how you mention herd mentality and depression. Ricardo 
  • ricardo's Sep 22, 04:16 comment on Body Image
    Dear yamillet I am very touched by your post “Body image” because I too struggled with my appearance. I think social media really does put false expectations on our generation. I believe that it will only get worse with teaching becoming more advanced, like a virtual reality where people can look any way they want. One sentence that stood out to me was “One’s family could be a potential positive or negative influence on one’s body image.” I found this interesting because when I started to work out my parents would always tell me things like “ why do you have to go” “just eat it won’t hurt you”  what size are you large?” etc all these comments made me want to stop working out. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I liked the connections you make to social media and students’ mental health. I’ll like to hear what you think about depression and students. Ricardo
  • Dominick M's Sep 21, 16:30 comment on Learning to Find My Own Way
    I know it’s a bit late but thank you for the feedback, our families actually began talking again and we were just catching up on how we’ve been doing and it felt kinda good meeting up with them again it’s been so long.
  • Dominick M's Sep 21, 16:23 comment on Learning to Find My Own Way
    I know it’s a bit too late but thank you for the feedback, just to you what he did that made me not to become like him was he began doing drugs, he disrespected his family and my family and that just created a big problem between our families.
  • Vanessa's Sep 20, 21:15 comment on Is Christmas Too Commercialized?
    Dear Kaileigh, I am pleased with your post, “Is Christmas too Commercialized?” because I feel like the true meaning of Christmas is not existing anymore. Many people only think of Christmas as a day to get presents instead of the religious meaning. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “We need to reconnect with the true meaning of Christmas and celebrate the holidays as they were always meant to be.” I think this is significant because everyone has their own modernized view of Christmas, even though it originated in religion. In addition to this, Christmas should be given back its original meaning and feeling. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing you write again because you discuss important things. Also, you know how to make your reader feel more engaged. Vanessa Hamilton
  • Xavier's Sep 20, 04:30 comment on Driving drunk
    Dear Samantha: I am intrigued by your post “Driving Drunk,” because I know that drunk driving is a huge issue and has taken plenty of lives. It’s unfortunate and overall a selfish act to know that you have been drinking, and still decide to get behind the wheel. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “It is better to be safe than sorry” I think this is powerful because there have been plenty of instances where families have lost someone forever due to drunk driving. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I am interested in this topic and would be interested in seeing what other things catch your eye. You have good takes and bold opinions which is what is needed. Xavier Cruz
  • Belen's Sep 20, 04:12 comment on Debate on Zoo Ethicality
    Dear Nicole, I am impressed by your post, “Debate on Zoo Ethicality” because there is not much awareness being raised on issues like this. I believe it is extremely important to ensure that the zoo’s number one priority is that the animals are being kept in a healthy and interactive environment. It is not only unethical, but unfair to the animals to be kept solely for human entertainment. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “On the other side of the argument, zoos are not ethical because the animals are not living in their natural habitats.” It stands out to me because I think zoos should be creating similar like habitats for the animal. I think if zoos did this, it would reduce the amount of stress the animals goes through, and it would definitely feel more safe for them. Thanks for your writing, I look forward to seeing your next post because I enjoyed reading your post. I also believe you will be able to bring more awareness and coverage to these type of issues. Belen.
  • Jennifer's Sep 19, 16:36 comment on Littering in Thailand
    Dear Yaritzi, I am amazed by your post on how strict they are now from littering. I love how when people litter they know and send them back their trash. So people will stop littering they have lots of strict rules about littering and how they are being reported and can have jail time when littering to help better our world and keep our world clean. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is ” Even though these punishments may be seen as too strict and harsh I believe that these are good enough to make people think twice about littering.” because I believe it’s true that these punishments are good enough to make people stop littering. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because of how you describe the post and how you state your options on how it’s effective and just your thoughts.
  • Jose's Sep 19, 06:29 comment on Do Sports help your Mental health relief or add to it?
    Dear Yaslin, I am impressed by your post, “Do Sports help your Mental Health Relief or Add To it?” because you mention how athletes use sports to get distracted and have some fun. I also agree with you on the fact that the sports can sometimes get overwhelming. Sometimes it is more stressful to actually play. No days off is something that all atheltes I am sure have heard before which is why I relate to it. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I strongly believe that sports indeed do help me as much as they kill me mentally. As an athlete myself I struggle greatly with time management.” I completely agree that they can kill me mentally. I also struggle with time management but I try my best to do it as best as possible. Not sleeping enough is also a big aspect of all this because without good rest than you might not be able to last. Thanks for your amazing writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your topic was interesting as well as your choice of words! Jose
  • Marcos's Sep 19, 05:34 comment on Game time at college
    Dear Luis, I am baffled by your post,”Game time at college,” because i agree with this, the fact is that gaming is becoming a big part of media, as can be seen through sites such as twitch and youtube. They can give jobs to those that put in work, and are very lucky, while then giving out more work to editors and whatnot. It is something that, whether old people think is a job or not, is and will continue to grow. Also, I think it’s really cool because people that are really good at gaming can finally be appreciated and follow other dreams you want to pursue” since it is something that can happen compared to the old days back when people used to play with sticks and stones. Although as with many things, only those at the top can make something meaningful of this. Tanks for writing. I look forward to more since there are a lot of interesting things going on, and hopefully there are interesting opinions had, rather than some boring cookie cutter stuff. Marcos
  • Marcos's Sep 19, 05:22 comment on Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone.
    Dear Patricia, I am befuddled by your post,”Teenagers nowadays drive while using the phone,” because I agree with this. Although if they continue to do so then it can only be seen as natural selection, such people are going to die sooner or later so if it be by their own stupidity then oh well. I don’t think that those who think their are better to not have to deal with consequences have to face reality, since some truly deserve to feel how utterly meaningless and useless they are. One sentence that stood out was,”Many teens drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting while driving, but some admitted to do it anyway,” since it truly shows how some do not care, meaning that they do not have any relevance in terms to the usefulness in this world. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to whatever’s next since it might help me complete an assignment. Marcos
  • Kelvin's Sep 19, 03:22 comment on High School Stress
    Dear Fernando I can relate to your “High School Stress” post because I’ve experienced stress and anxiety when finals come around. It can be overwhelming at times and it can actually get in the way of the finals. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, ” Stress may also cause the body (brain) to perform poorly during the finals” because you stress yourself by really wanting to pass the exams it can overwhelm your thought process. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this is something everyone undergoes at least once. It’s good to let everyone know what students undergo in school to succeed.
  • Paul Allison's Sep 17, 15:46 comment on Social media is bad for the brain!
    Julio, Have you ever seen someone bullied in social media?
  • Nancy's Sep 16, 18:51 comment on Persisting
    Dear Marlene: I am touched by your post, “persistent,” because if you always stick to something and never give up you will consistently achieve your goals. So if you can master them you can go far no matter the obstacles because you have the determination to accomplish it. A phrase that stands out to me is “determination and persistence will get you where you need to go.” I think this is very important because if you want to be able to achieve something you have to be aware of what you need to have or learn. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I would like to know how your book is going and I would like to learn more about it. I want to know more because I give up very quickly when I can’t do something. I hope that with your publications I can learn more. Nancy
  • Jonathan's Sep 16, 08:47 comment on Should Teens Get paid Less?
    Dear Dayana I am surprised about your post “should Teens get paid less” because hearing that teens get paid less sounds wrong. I believe that teens should be getting paid the same amount as adults as well. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “it would be very beneficial for teens to work at such a young age to save up for their financial needs in the future.” I think this is amazing because I work as a teen and getting some extra money really does help me. I think there should be more open jobs for teens as well so they can get paid. Thanks for writing, I look forward to seeing what you write next because this post was very interesting to me. It is also kind of relatable to me because I work as a teen myself and agree that working at an early age is beneficial.
  • Isaac J Mendoza's Sep 15, 22:00 comment on The stress of High School !
    Dear Perla, I am very much intrigued by your post, “The Stress of High School” because of the accuracy and relatability that one can have as a high school student. Personally, I can relate to this post since I suffer from a heavy burden of being depended on by many people on t