In Connecticut, there are currently laws that allow transgender people (including students) to use the bathroom of their choice. This means that biological females can go into the boys bathroom and biological boys can go into the girl bathrooms. This goes against rules I had known my whole life. Girls were supposed to use the … Continue reading Transgender People Shouldn’t Choose Bathrooms
The problem with prisons is that they are focused on punishing prisoners and not getting them ready to be a member of society again. Solitary confinement is wrong. For 23 hours a day, prisoners are locked in a bathroom sized cell. They are supposed to go outside for one hour everyday. Some guards lie to … Continue reading What is the Purpose of Prison?
Tillman Kovac ILA 4/6/2 Mr Jockers We need to make a change Everyday, the planet I live on gets polluted and that is a terrible thing. When my friends and I walk to our local village store after school to get a sandwich or something to eat before we come back to the school to … Continue reading WE NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE
Baker Jack Philips working at his bakery In the biggest case religious liberty case, the supreme court ruled 7-2 in favor of a Christian baker who unfairly got prosecuted because he refused to serve a same-sex couple because it violated his religious beliefs. This is outrageous, that people are prosecuted for practicing their religious beliefs. … Continue reading It is O.K to Refuse to Serve Same-Sex Couples based on Religious Beliefs
In 3rd grade I had reading specialists help me. Once while working with her, she had to help me out for a little longer than usual, so I had to stay in for lunch. My lunch was always in a plastic bag, so when I went to throw it out she stopped me. She said … Continue reading How Carbon footprint and Recycling lies to you
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.
Petition the US government to abolish the Electoral College I was 8 years old during the 2016 American presidential election. Despite being young at the time, I recall how most news sources predicted the presidential candidate for the democratic party, Hillary Clinton, would win the election against her republican counterpart Donald Trump. However, this isn’t … Continue reading Petition the US government to abolish the electoral college
It was a beautiful day for football and I was just getting ready for my 6th grade playoff game. I was walking down the field and I saw a girl on the opposing team. I wasn’t 100% sure that the girl would be OK if she got hit, turns out I was right. During the … Continue reading Girls Shouldn’t Play football with boys
Legend Olympic swimmer Kate Ziegler’s 500 meter freestyle swim record has been broken this past month. The person who broke this record is somebody you would not expect. Ranked #432 in college men’s swimming, William Thomas swam at the University of Pennsylvania for three years. During the Covid era, at age 19, he began the … Continue reading Unfair advantages don’t belong in sports.
The world is dying and it’s our fault. Climate change has been an issue since 1950 and it has been changing the world but not for the better. And at least ¾ of this pollution comes from human activity, says carbon brief. Climate shapes the world we live in everyday. But what is being … Continue reading Climate change policies need to change
On a random Thursday in March, I’m sitting in class and I have to go to the bathroom. When I get into the bathroom, I go onto my phone. I scan through my notifications and I see that Calvin Ridley, a star Wide Receiver on the Atlanta Falcons, has gotten suspended for the 2022 season. … Continue reading Is Betting a Problem In Sports?
Everyone knows the feeling of waking with your alarm going off for 30 plus minutes, and you, still paralized in bed, suddenly coming back to reality. You’re on the clock and you have 5 minutes to get dressed, eat breakfast, go out the door, sprint to school and try to salvage your grade. You already … Continue reading School starts too early : children are sleep deprived
Wherever you have gone to school, you have probably heard of/been affected by dress codes. Dress codes are a rule at certain schools that puts in specific orders on what a student can and can’t wear. If the clothing of a student is deemed inappropriate , they are usually punished. Now there are cases where … Continue reading Dress codes: Problematic or not?
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
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
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
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
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