Category Archives: Student Writing

Transgender People Shouldn’t Choose Bathrooms

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

WE NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE

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

It is O.K to Refuse to Serve Same-Sex Couples based on Religious Beliefs

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

Do Violent Video Games Make People Violent in Real Life? The Answer: No.

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

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

Unfair advantages don’t belong in sports.

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.

Hydraulic Fracturing Should Be Banned In Residential Areas

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

The Reliance Upon Fossil Fuels is Harming Humanity

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

Amplify Women’s Voices In Music

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

Gendered Marketing Should Stop

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

Vote Yes to the 2021-22 Education Budget Increase

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