Ryan Scala Mr. Jockers ILA April 6, 2022 Violence in Video Games vs. Personality Some people think that violent video games cause people to be violent. What could be done about this? People should be educated that this isn’t true, and there should be published data and resources/research about it. I’ve been playing a lot … Continue reading Do Violent Video Games Make People Violent in Real Life? The Answer: No.
In third-world, low income countries, women are dying due to complications from, pregnancy, childbirth and, postpartum at a concerning rate. The WHO (World Health Organization) estimated that third-world countries account for 86 to 94% of all global annual maternal deaths, the highest being South Sudan with a staggering 1,150 maternal deaths per year. This large … Continue reading The WHO Must Address This Third-World Maternal Health Crisis
Picture a school, sitting on a hill. It’s Tuesday and the beloved weekend is far away. The classrooms are full of students, but one is missing its teacher. Just then a lady with a clipboard walks in and she says, “Alright everyone, Mr. Carter is out today. I am your substitute.” The kids, who were … Continue reading The Problem With Substitute Teachers
Imagine: you finish eating one day, go to wash your hands, and turn on the faucet. You scream. A fireball is bursting out. This became reality for Jason and Debby Kline of Cleveland, who awoke one day to fizzing water and the next to fire shooting up to the ceiling. The smallest ember could have … Continue reading Hydraulic Fracturing Should Be Banned In Residential Areas
People spend too much time worrying about petty tasks and doing difficult things, projects, studying, sports, etc. But by taking a little time every week you can be relaxed, instead of overworked. Doing nothing actually helps your brain. When you’re doing nothing your brain comes up with useful ideas on problems you had before. … Continue reading Doing Nothing Is Actually Good for You
Oil. It’s everywhere, it fuels our cars, our homes, our public transportation, our buildings. Although oil is efficient, our oil dependency is a ticking time bomb. The United States uses nearly 400 million gallons of oil every day to maintain the nation’s quality of life – this according to brandongaille.com, a site about economics and … Continue reading America’s Ticking Time Bomb
Biological boys should not be allowed to play on women’s sports teams, for many reasons. Males are physiologically different and that’s science! Men and boys have more testosterone which generates more power, strength, and speed. This creates an unfair advantage for boys. For example, a male can run faster, they are stronger, they can run … Continue reading Shattered Dreams
Every year, college sports generate an enormous amount of revenue. The National College Athletics Association (NCAA), a nonprofit governing organization that presides over 357 Division 1 colleges and universities in the United States, reported in 2019 that their athletic departments generated a total of $18.9 billion. But where does all this money go? The majority … Continue reading The NCAA Should Allow College Athletes To Be Paid
Gen Z. The generation that consists of 6-24 year-olds and according to the Pew Research Center, “are more racially and ethnically diverse than any previous generation,” and “are on track to be the most well-educated generation yet.” There seem to be many improvements with Gen Z, however, there are problems that plague this inventive generation. … Continue reading How Parents Can Control Gen Z’s Addiction
“Unexpected!” by Fariha K. A new day arrived – as always. It was an extraordinary, wonderful day at the prime of the world, Disneyland! The weather in California was simply delightful, and a new adventure awaited my family and I. Unfortunately, it was our last day in California, and after a lengthy time at every … Continue reading FW: Week 1, Day 1
Mental health is very important, especially in kids. At times, it’s not that noticeable if a child is feeling depressed or stressed out. “Ever having been diagnosed with either anxiety or depression” among children aged 6–17 years increased from 5.4% in 2003 to 8% in 2007 and to 8.4% in 2011–2012.4” stated by the Centers … Continue reading Should Parents Be More Supportive of Their Child’s Mental Health?
When you get home from a long day of school or work, all you think about is your time to finally rest. Instead, students in America have to stress over the fact that they’re teachers assigned them with pounds of homework. I know I struggle with this problem. I have stayed up till 12 pushing … Continue reading When does the Amount of Homework Cross the Line?
When I was a little kid I thought it would be so cool to go to a circus, getting to see big animals up close like that. My parents always said no, telling me we couldn’t go because they were “mean” to animals there. Instead, they brought me to Noah’s Lost Ark Animal Sanctuary… so … Continue reading Circuses Must Stop Using Animals in Shows
I remember when I came out. Paralizied with fear as I watched my two best friends read my biggest secret. When they accepted who I was, I was filled with relief and happiness. I am lucky enough to live in a community with incredible, open-minded people. Meanwhile, many other people are experiencing extreme discrimination. Minors … Continue reading Today for You, Tomorrow for Me
As most of us know, the pandemic has trapped us in our houses for quite a while. The only places we can go to are at the grocery store and other emergent places like the pharmacy. There is not a lot to do, especially for teens. During the pandemic, teens have been sitting inside all … Continue reading Are Adults Preventing Kids Freedom?
Acid rain is a problem that has existed for far too long a time. It should have been dealt with years ago along with other environmental problems.The National Science Foundation says that “It began in the 1950s when Midwest coal plants spewed sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides into the air, turning clouds–and rainfall–acidic.” For 70 … Continue reading How And Why We Should Protect Our Environment And Lives From Acid Rain
Note: I know this is a controversial topic, with most people (as far as I know) supporting the other side of this topic. Please only post constructive feedback or logical arguments against my reasoning. And yes, I do, for the most part, support the side I’m presenting. Ok, yesterday feels like a complete failure. So instead, … Continue reading Distance Learning Journal Post 1 (Day 3)
After coming back from Orlando, Florida Lizzy Martinez, 17, a junior at Braden River High School, had a terrible sunburn. When Monday morning came and she had to get dressed for school, Lizzy’s bra felt painful against her burnt skin. So she ditched the bra and purposely wore something dark and oversized as to not … Continue reading Stop Sexualizing Girls
As a insecure person myself, I too have wondered why models had to be so skinny. I would see them on television, and think, why can’t I ever look like that? Why can’t I be as perfect as them? Little did I know that other girls everywhere around the globe were questioning their bodies as … Continue reading Models Are Too Skinny
Teach Your Kids The Ills Of Socialism The United States, the only true bastion of freedom. The only country righteous enough to allow freedom of speech fully, and one of 3 to have a constitutional right to bear arms. People like me, patriots, hold this knowledge and these ideas with pride. However, there is a … Continue reading Socialism Kills