"I agree, I think that pros of a weekly early out outweigh the cons. School weeks start to get very long the longer you are in school, especially in the winter months. Early outs give students time to rest, finish homework, and spend more time…"
"I think that hats should be allowed in school as long as they do not distract the learning environment of students. I believe that hats fit under our school's dress code. Of course, dress codes vary from school to school. However, under the HCHS…"
"It is a very tough decison because neither straw option is perfect. As you mentioned, paper straws do get soggy, which can be uncomfortable to drink out of after a while. On the other hand, plastic straws are a much better option when compared to…"
"I think that it is amazing that Griner was healthy and was feeling well enough to talk. Being detained in a foreign country, away from family, not knowing when you will get to be home, can take a lot out of a person. I do not believe that the…"
"Unfortunately, due to panic, the driver made the situation a lot worse for himself than it could've been. After he hit the young girl with his truck, checking on her and returning her to her home safely would've been the right thing to do. Also,…"
"Marijuana is clearly being used regardless if it is legal or not. However, I do think if it were to become legal there would be an increase in the number of people using it recreationally. With Biden's pardon to prisoners who were incarcerated due…"
"I absolutely think that Mickey Joseph should be fired. Mickey Joseph has recently become the face of the Nebraska program for some time, and if Nebraska were to keep him I believe it would reflect poorly on their program. I am hoping the Nebraska…"
"As we have seen many times, social media is a platform where most anyone can say whatever they want. However, celebrities are often criticized most for what they say on popular platforms. Kanye West is not the first celebrity to be the spotlight of…"
"I think that women should be allowed to serve in combat roles. The women who do enlist in the military are willing to work hard to serve their country. Obviously there are physical limitations, but women often work harder because they have something…"
"Currency in the United States has changed drastically over the years. Before debit and credit cards, most everyone used cash or wrote checks. However, debit and credit cards have made it easier to be managed online and make transactions easier. I…"
"My family and I celebrate Thanksgiving every year at my grandparent's house. My grandma makes the best Thanksgiving food for the whole family. My favorites at the table are mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie for…"
"I think that Harlan should add a roller rink. Roller rinks are a great activity for friends and family and can operate all year round. A roller rink would bring in great business for Harlan as it would be one of the only ones around. I personally…"
"As a freshman, I haven't been able to experience the previous semester test schedule. I do see how this new schedule introduces new problems for students by limiting study time, open campus time, and break time during classes. Personally, if the…"
"Overpopulation is something that the world has been aware of for some time. While overpopulation is a good sign of human health and reproduction, it creates several big issues that struggle to adapt to the growing population. It is inevitable that…"
"I think that not allowing alcoholic drinks in the stadium is a good decision for the safety of all in attendance at the games. I understand that some may feel that for the price they pay for the ticket that they should be able to drink. However,…"
"I agree, I think a lot of older generations prefer to socialize in person more, simply because it is easier than typing for them. However, younger generations prefer social media and online communication because it is convient for them. "
"Social media has definetly made communication easier. But how we choose to communicate is what affects our social skills. Like you mentioned, talking over the phone is an efficient way to have conversations while still interacting with the live…"
"The pandemic definelty made people less social and as a result we all turned to social media to communicate. I think this caused our social skills to decline even more. But now that the world has slowly opened back up, we are very stuck in our…"
"I agree. Social media can be very addicting and we could all probably spend hours scrolling. This disengages us from the rest of the world and we loose track of what is going on oustide of the screen. "
"I agree that more teens probably spend more time on social media than actually being social. This is a great example of how social media makes teens less social and how much time we actually spend on social media. "
"Many teenagers, like myself, spend a lot of time interacting with our friends online simply because it is convient for us. Social media has allowed us to do that as well as make more friends. I agree with you in the sense that social media is a good…"
"I agree. Social media is a fantastic way for people to meet/interact with others, but only if used correctly. Like you said, mental health issues and the decline of social skills are major affects of social media. "
"I agree. I think people are becoming more social online rather than improving their social skills in-person. Ideally, conversations skills with people online should translate into the real world, but that is not the case for many. "
"I agree. I think the majority of people spend more time inside on social media instead of interacting in-person. This creates a very large social deficit when it comes to interacting in the real world. "
Since the early 2000s, when social media first became popular, more and more people have become addicted to their cell phones. That addiction has limited in-person interaction due to the convenience of contacting people online. So, is social media…
"I think that under the Oxford definition, there are a lot of activites that could be defined as sports. In cheer or marching band, activities which are commonly recognized as not being sports, you are still competing against other teams in…"
"I think that the salary that each athlete recieves, regardless of gender, should be earned based on skill level. Obviously, there is also the media aspect that you mentioned. Male athletes typically are promoted and are more popular, therefore…"
"I think that online schooling should be an option in all schools. A lot of students, including myself, would prefer a more self paced option and being able to understand the material on my own time. I think online schooling is important in teaching…"
"I think that mail in ballots were created as a way to help older citizens and other adults, but unfortunately it has created a large room for error in elections. I do think that mail in ballots should simply be improved instead of discarded, as it…"
"I think the driving age should be lowered. I think that if a young adult who has passed drivers education and their permit tests, then they have enough knowlege and practice to be trusted on the road. A lot of young adults are at the age where they…"
"I think that music, along with TV shows and other influences, affect the childhood of many young children. However, for kids our age who have already been exposed to so much, it doesn't affect them near as much. Because there is so much out there…"
"My family usually starts putting up Christmas decorations a few days after Thanksgiving. Like you mentioned, my family like to take in the last of the fall season and our fall decorations before switching seasons. I personally feel that when you…"
"I think that the decision on whether or not a school should have security cameras depends on the school and their needs. For some districts, schools may feel it is necesary to have cameras to protect students, teachers, and other staff. But…"
"Personally, I believe that helicoter parenting creates a separation between the parents and kids instead of becoming more involved. Just like adults, children need their space to breath and take responsibility for themselves. Helicopter parenting…"
"I think that drug addicts should recieve treatment in order to help them get better, but they should also face the consequences for their crimes. Along with that, part of recovering should be learning how to manage their addiction and helping them…"
"I personally feel that I would prefer a year-round calandar. I would benefit from having several breaks throughout the year as I can struggle with burnout. The breaks would help me get some much needed rest and enjoy the holidays with my family. I…"
"I believe that as long as the animal is being treated correctly, cared for properly, and feels safe in their environment, then zoos are completely ethical. However, I have seen some instances on the news of animals being mistreated, which obviously…"
"I think that in order to enjoy what you are doing, you have to really want to be doing it. I don't feel that students should be forced to engage in an extra curricular activity if it isn't something they feel comfortable doing or participating in. I…"
"If our school offered online classes, I personally feel that I would benefit from the self-paced design of the class. I feel as though I understand more when I am able to complete the work at my own pace instead of feeling rushed. I feel that…"
"I think a lot of kids make fun of sex education and the meaning behind it, but I believe that it is something that we should all understand and be educated about. By having a sex education class students will learn how to be safe, and be able to…"
"I think it was a little strange that this is the way they choose to display their message to the world, but they definetly got the publicity that they wanted and the platform to be able to share their beliefs. I do believe that there are other ways…"
"I absolutely believe that teachers, or anyone who is upset should be allowed to go on strike. There are many reasons that a teacher would feel underappreciated or frankly fed-up with their job. For instance, school system issues, pay, and just…"
"I think that a self-defense class at school would be very beneficial to all students. As a young adult, there are many instances where self-defense will come necessary in certain situations. School is preparing us for the real world and to become…"
"I think that college athletes should be paid and this NIL policy is just another step towards that goal. Being a student-athlete is very time consuming and it limits their time to work outside of school. If a student is willing to put in the effort…"
"I think that if kids do have a curfew it should be a set time between themself and their parents. This way the child feels that it is more personalized to their activites and helps parents feel more comfortable. I also think that the decision of…"
"How we dress is how we choose to express ourselves, and by limiting what we can wear school's are puting a damper on our creativity and individuality. Obviously, there are certain items of clothing that students shouldn't be allowed to wear to…"