Matthew St. Jean Jockers ILA March 19, 2021 The Reliance Upon Fossil Fuels is Harming Humanity Oil’s importance in the American Economy cannot be understated. According to the American Petroleum Institute oil and natural gas consists of 8% of total GDP in America. However, this industry is not sustainable whatsoever. It appears as though … Continue reading The Reliance Upon Fossil Fuels is Harming Humanity
When I think about the future, what I want to be when I grow up, my mind goes blank, everything I was thinking about previously disappears, although one thing always stays, and has been with me all 14 years of my life. I want to sing. I want to be like Taylor Swift or Pink, … Continue reading Amplify Women’s Voices In Music
When I am at the zoo, observing all of the exotic animals through their cages, I always feel a sense of pity for them. Knowing they’ll be stuck in cages for the rest of their lives seems depressing, despite knowing their safety. This knowledge eases my pity, however I have learned that this is not … Continue reading The Death Zoo
The bell rings as the sixth graders head outside for recess. The teachers are watching closely to make sure no one’s hurt. The second the teacher turns around to let a kid into the building the kids playing four square lose their ball. While the teacher isn’t looking one of the students jumps the fence … Continue reading We Need a Change Now.
“About 46% of taxpayers don’t know what tax bracket they are in and don’t even know what a tax bracket is”, according to NerdWallet. With this “lack of knowledge, it can lead people to poor financial decisions and even mistakes” that can be very costly to them in the future. What is causing this to … Continue reading Schools Should Teach Kids Real Life Issues
Having toys divided by gender can create stereotypes, in fact, according to BBC, “The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) says harmful stereotypes in adverts “contribute to how people see themselves and their role in society”, and can hold some people back.” What this is saying is that having toys divided by gender can make kids … Continue reading Gendered Marketing Should Stop
Each day as I hear the familiar ring of the last bell, I shoot out of my chair, ready to finally leave school. After a long and tiring 8 hours of cramming facts into my brain, I am excited to hang out with my friends and relax for the rest of the day. But as … Continue reading The Effects of Homework On Students’ Health
Genocide: the deliberate killing of a large number of people from a particular nation or ethnic group with the aim of destroying that nation or group. Imagine being held mercilessly captive, desperately fighting for survival, have labor forced upon you, become “re-educated,” be interrogated, undergo psychological indoctrination, suffer from waterboarding, have your organs harvested, sexual … Continue reading Political Powers Need to Work to Save Muslims From the Nightmare of Concentration Camps
Germany is ranked 16th out of 163 countries in peace and safety, and 11th out of 36 countries in Europe. Individuals, that live in Germany could say that Germany is strict and protective, but is it really? During the Coronavirus pandemic, Germany has upped its game to what is permitted. At first, people were able … Continue reading Following the Covid-19 laws in Germany
Should the free speech protections include self expression that discriminates? Absolutely not. Many people face unnessicary discrimination every single day of their lives. More than we can attempt to imagine. But, the constant excuse for discrimination always seems to be, “Well, it’s freedom of speech.” It is hate speech. Take this story … Continue reading Hate speech should not be protected by the first amendment
My grandpa, William E. Whipple, a larger than life man, the father of seven girls, would now be an astonishing 90 years old. Even in his old age he had an unmistakably bold personality and always persevered. But in December of 2019, he reached one of life’s biggest challenges. Nearing his 89th birthday, already dealing … Continue reading Let Dying in Peace be a Natural Right
Too many young people are needlessly dying in the military each year. The minimum age to join the military is 17 years old but you need parental consent. At 18 years old you can join the military without parental consent. It is outrageous that someone that young can be putting themselves at such a big … Continue reading The US Military Must Raise The Age To Join The Military.
People say doing nothing is a waste of time. But is it really? Numerous studies have shown that “doing nothing” is actually an excellent stress reducer and a good way to calm down. Nothing, doesn’t mean chilling with your friends, scrolling through Instagram or searching for the end of the Internet. It means physically … Continue reading Take a break people! Resting is GOOD for you!
There must have been 6 or 7 carts under that street light. I was in the parking lot of Stop and Shop, waiting for my dad to come back. My sister and my mom were in the car with me. I counted the carts that were bunched up under a pole. There were 8. Now … Continue reading Shopping Carts: The public should be more responsible with them.
People Need to Use Clean Energy Fossil fuels are harming the earth now more than ever pollution is at a high. Fossil fuels destroy our world, like fracking, fracking can cause water contamination in many areas and make tap water completely undrinkable. In 2019 77% of Americans believe that the US needs to use cleaner … Continue reading People Need to Use Clean Energy
Women have to stand up for themselves when it comes to being cat called. Some women just walk with their heads down and try to walk faster and get away from the problem. Men need to understand that it’s already hard enough being a woman but being cat called isn’t helping. Ellen Hoenigmen … Continue reading Make Catcalling Illegal
Imagine the heart wrenching feelings of a wide-eyed, second grader when they walk into the first day of school and find their favorite teacher, the media specialist, no longer working there. Imagine the disappointment of a high school student hoping to pursue a career in engineering, returning to school to find the computer lab resources … Continue reading Vote Yes to the 2021-22 Education Budget Increase
Day after day, students are given massive amounts of homework to do at their house, some students have the time to complete these new assignments… others do not. In high school more than two hours a day of homework are given to students all around the world, and this is a big problem. If … Continue reading Why the amount of homework given should be reduced
It was three o’clock in the morning. Face shoved in a phone. Making her feel more terrible about herself. Every Instagram post, every tik tok. Makes her feel like she isn’t good enough and isn’t skinny enough. Scientists have found that body image and social media are part of women’s struggles. According to King … Continue reading Teens Everywhere Need to be Smart About Social Media
Ever since their creation, video games have been said to cause violence. This idea is a widespread one, even though there is barely any evidence to attest to this. The media and people in general are so quick to relate video games with real-world aggression, such as shootings and killings. Despite this, studies have found … Continue reading Video games should stop being blamed for violence.