8Ben replied to Abram 7th's discussion Christmas Trees, Artifical or Real?
"Personally, I like real Christmas trees because they smell very good and they are also better looking. Some side effects of having a real Christmas tree are having to water it and then you might have to clean up the needles that have fallen from the…"
Dec 13, 2022
8Ben replied to 2Madison Thompson's discussion Should teachers get a pay raise?
"I do think that teachers should get a pay raise because they put in way more hours of work than they have to and they are also making the leaders for the future. They spend countless hours grading things, either essays or some type of homework."
Dec 13, 2022
8Ben replied to 7Austin Spray's discussion Should the U.S Government regulate prescription drug prices
"I think that the prices for prescription drugs should be lower. If someone needs the medication to live and they do not have enough money to purchase those medications then they will either become very sick or in the worse case they will die."
Dec 13, 2022
8Ben replied to 7Drew's discussion Should Harlan have early outs every week?
" I think having early outs are great but then the days will add up.  We will have a longer school year because of the time we miss. It probably will go through the summer and then we should have to have a shorter summer which I would not like."
Dec 13, 2022
8Ben replied to 2Peyton's discussion Brittney Griner
"I do not think the US should have traded Brittany Griner for a Russian arms dealer. The arms dealer's nickname is the "merchant of death". When there is an American marine still in a Russian prison, then I think they should have traded the arms…"
Dec 13, 2022
8Ben replied to 3Kendall's discussion Should the drinking age be lowered?
"I think that the drinking age should be lowered to 18 years old. The goverment should do this because there are a lot of people that are drinking when they are 18 or even younger. I think that it will lower the crime rate. I think that 18 year old…"
Nov 10, 2022
8Ben replied to 5Lexy's discussion Drug addicts: Do they need help or punishment?
"I think that they should get a fair treatment of both. They are the ones that started to do the drugs in the first place and it is entirely their fault for doing them but they need help getting back on their feet becasue they are probaly in a dark…"
Nov 10, 2022
8Ben replied to 7karrisa's discussion Does music with foul language really affect teens?
"I dont really think that the language in pop music or any music in gereral affect kids. I dont mind songs with explicit lyrics becasue they do not affect me. I dont think that it affects the majority of people or kids. "
Nov 10, 2022
8Ben replied to 2Kate's discussion Do people celebrate Christmas too early?
"I do think that people should not celebrate christmas as early as they do. The day after Holloween some people are already setting their Christmas decorations up. They should wait until after Thanksgiving, then they should start to put their…"
Nov 10, 2022
8Ben replied to 5Audrey's discussion Should students be required to take an extra curricular activity?
"I dont think that students should have to take an extra curricular activity. It should be highly encouraged, it can help you make friends and it can also help with your mental health. It can help you clear your head if you are in a sport that you…"
Nov 2, 2022
8Ben replied to 5/8Logan's discussion Should Students be allowed to listen to music during class?
"I think that students should be allowed to listen to music in classes. It can keep others around them quiet and that can help the environment around them. The students that can focus with music can listen to it and they can get their work down. "
Nov 2, 2022
8Ben replied to 7Hayden's discussion Do you think that there should be weekend tournaments for Iowa Highschool sports?
"I do not think that weekend tourneys should be a thing for high schools students. They need that weekend for down time and to do what they want to do with that weekend. They could go hunting, fishing or whatevery they wanted to do with that weekend."
Nov 2, 2022
8Ben replied to 5/7Olivia's discussion Is Online Schooling More Effective than In-person?
"I think that in person schooling is by far better than online learning. You can have the in perosn contact with your teacher and get one on one help. I think that some classes in harlan are online like some of the college ones and they can get help…"
Nov 2, 2022
8Ben replied to 5Izzy Swenson's discussion Should Students Have To Go Through Security Before Entering The School?
"I dont think that students should have to walk through a metal decetor or have security search them when they come into school. We dont live in a very high criminal area so I dont think that it is necessary for us to have security at our school."
Nov 2, 2022
8Ben replied to 8Ben's discussion Should ag classes be required in High School?
"I agree. It would be beneficial to every high school student. Ag is a big part of the jobs around us where we live so I see a lot of people doing something with ag when they graduate weather that is high school or college. "
Nov 2, 2022
8Ben replied to 8Ben's discussion Should ag classes be required in High School?
"I also think that it should be up to the student but it would be good for everyone to know where their food is coming from and the process that animal goes through to produce the food."
Nov 2, 2022
8Ben replied to 8Ben's discussion Should ag classes be required in High School?
"I agree people should defienetly know where their food is coming from and how it is processed."
Nov 2, 2022
8Ben replied to 8Ben's discussion Should ag classes be required in High School?
"I agree that agriculture is a huge industry and its involved with everything. People should know where their food comes from. "
Nov 2, 2022
8Ben replied to 8Ben's discussion Should ag classes be required in High School?
"I agree people can take calsses that will help with their future jobs when they are out of college."
Nov 2, 2022
8Ben replied to 8Ben's discussion Should ag classes be required in High School?
"I also think that it is beneficial for people that want to farm when they get out of school or go into an agriculture job."
Oct 31, 2022
8Ben replied to 8Ben's discussion Should ag classes be required in High School?
"I think that people should take the ag classes becasue you can learn science and other life skills."
Oct 31, 2022
8Ben posted a discussion
Should Ag classes be required in high school I don't think ag classes should be required in high school but should be encouraged because everyone around here is eating the products of what we grow as farmers every day. Some people dont even know…
Oct 31, 2022
8Ben replied to 5abby's discussion Should Halloween be a Federal Holiday?
"I think that schools should not have school on Halloween. Kids should get a day to rest and prepare for the night ahead. Even though the actually activites dont start until night you need to have time to prepare for a party or something. "
Oct 27, 2022
8Ben replied to 2Kamden's discussion Are Athletes getting paid too much?
"I think they are getting paid too much. People such as nurses that are saving peoples lives everyday are not getting paid in the millions like the athaletes. However, I do see how they get paid a lot. They are creating enertainment for people and…"
Oct 27, 2022
8Ben replied to 2Kyrsten's discussion Why aren't kids being taught cursive anymore?
"I dont think that it is very important for kids now a days to learn cursive. The only time I have ever used cursive is when I sign my name. When I sign my name I usually just write the first letter in cursive and then the rest just looks like a…"
Oct 24, 2022
8Ben replied to 5John's discussion Should Farm Equipment be Allowed on Highways
" I do think that farm equipment should be allowed on the highways. This is one of the fastest ways of travel from farm to farm. I have driven on the highways with farm equipment and some people just dont have any brains when they are trying to pass…"
Oct 24, 2022
8Ben replied to 3Jaylee's discussion Do curfews keep teenagers out of trouble?
"I think that the legal curfews should be a little later. A lot of kids parents give their kids a curfew that is different from the legal curfew. If you are driving past a cop the cop does not how old you are so they cant really enforce it because…"
Oct 24, 2022
8Ben replied to 3 Weston Reisz's discussion Is it Offensive for Sports Teams to use Native American Names, Imagery, and Gestures?
"I dont see a problem with it. I dont think that the sport teams are trying to put those ethnicity down but trying to represent them in a good way. If also think that people are trying to twist the image and make it look bad when it is really not. "
Oct 19, 2022
8Ben replied to 3Erika Sherlund's discussion Should Schools have dress codes?
"I dont think that schools should have dress codes. It limits the kids ability for them to express themselves and it might hinder them mentaly. I dont think there is a real problem with the different genders getting to wear whatever they want. Girls…"
Oct 19, 2022
8Ben replied to 5Avery's discussion Is America the best at sports?
"I think that the usa is the best in the world. We have twice the amount of olympic medals. If you sent the best football team to any other country I would bet that the usa becomes the winner of that game. "
Oct 19, 2022
8Ben replied to 2 Brayton's discussion Legal drinking age
"I think the drinking age shuld be lowered to 18. I think this because, you can have so many other responsibilites when you are 18 so you should be able to drink. Also, I dont think that your brain really grows any more from the time that you are…"
Oct 19, 2022
8Ben replied to 5Bailey's discussion Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques?
"I do think it is safe as long as whoever is using it does not abuse the power and do not so good things with it. It could help our country get that step ahead of other countrys. It would be hard to do and not have other countrys get mad. "
Oct 13, 2022
8Ben replied to 3keegan's discussion Should pole vault be legal in Iowa
"I do think that pole vaulting should be legal. It is a fun activity that could be added to our plethera of track and field activites. Pole vaulting could also be an oppertunity for athaletes to get a college scolership. They should make all of the…"
Oct 13, 2022
8Ben replied to 8Alexus's discussion Should high school students have jobs
"Having a job while you are in highschool is something important and is something that every highschool student should try and do/have. You can learn valuable life skills while you are working and it will also help you in the future when you are…"
Oct 11, 2022
8Ben replied to 6Casey's discussion Should College be free?
"I do not think that college should be free. If college was free then people would just go to party and not learn anything. They would not be as comitted to their classes as they would if they were paying that tuition. I dont see a problem with the…"
Oct 11, 2022
8Ben replied to 3Natalie's discussion Should you be required to take a drivers ed class?
"I think it is important to take drivers ed. When you take drivers ed you get to experience driving with a trained and experienced driver that has to take classes to teach drivers ed. All states should some form of drivers ed."
Oct 11, 2022
8Ben replied to 5Mason Schaben's discussion NBA's One-and-Done Rule
"I think they should keep the rule. This makes the game have higher stakes and I think this would make the game more attracted and it would pull in more views. These are the reasons that NBA should be a one and done situation. "
Oct 6, 2022
8Ben replied to 7Hayden's discussion How Cooper Rush is making a name for himself in the NFL
"Cooper Rush is improving his skills every day. He keeps proving himslef and stepping up when the game is on the line and playing to the best of his abbilites. I think Cooper Rush and Dak should have a quarterback competition when Dak is fit to play."
Oct 6, 2022
8Ben replied to 5Reese's discussion Should We have Weighted GPA's?
"I think that we should have graded GPA's. It would allow smarter people to stand out to collages. It would be an easier way for them to stand out so they could get a scolership. It would also promote students to work harder for their grade. "
Oct 6, 2022
8Ben replied to 5Rilee's discussion Gender Identity
"I think that there are two genders. God created a man and a woman. People who think there are more than two genders are just not thinking right. I dont think that this should be added to anit-discrimination laws. "
Oct 6, 2022
8Ben replied to 5catherine's discussion Should High School Athletes be Drug Tested?
"I dont think that highschool athaletes should be drug tested. This would be a violation of their privacy and I feel as though they sould have to sign a waiver or some type of papers for them to be able to do so. If we tested highschoolers then club…"
Oct 6, 2022
8Ben replied to 6Landen Kaufman's discussion Should Police Have Body Cameras?
"I do think that police should have to wear body camras. If they dont wear them then I think that criminals will make things up in court that the cop did or something. They also might not get acused of something that they did not do if the cops did…"
Oct 6, 2022
8Ben replied to 7ColtonS's discussion Should homework be banned
"I do think homework should be banned. Some teachers give you homework that takes your 45 minutes to complete and you get a whole two points for it. It also adds stress to a bunch of kids lives. "
Sep 14, 2022
8Ben replied to 3Spencer Fink's discussion Queen Elizabeth's II Death
"Its always sad when someone dies. Even if you don't know them you still feel for their family, friends and all of the people that are in the country. It will be a task and a half for King Charles to take over him mothers job. He is still mourning…"
Sep 14, 2022
8Ben replied to 2MaryRuth's discussion If Teachers Can Grade Students, Can Students Grade Teachers?
"I do think we should be able to grade teachers. If we wanted to make it intresting then their pay should be based off of how they are graded. I don't think that it should be that way but it might make the teachers work harder for that money and they…"
Sep 14, 2022
8Ben replied to 3Jaylee's discussion Should kids in high school have to be required to take PE?
"I believe that kids that are not in any sports should have to. They should have to be in a sport at that time. So you could not be in basketball but not take a pe class in the spring. If pe does not fit into your schedule then you could always take…"
Sep 14, 2022
8Ben replied to 8Cheyenne's discussion Should school start later?
"If anything I think school should start earlier. If it starts earlier than we could get out earlier and could get home at an earlier time. I think it should start around 7 or so for highschoolers, but for the little kids that cant drive it think 8am…"
Sep 14, 2022
8Ben replied to 8Ben's discussion NIL
"I agree, if you are good at something you should get paid for something. It is also a good way to get your name out their to the college coaches."
Sep 7, 2022
8Ben replied to 8Ben's discussion NIL
"I agree, it is a great way for college athletes to make money while they are in sports and school. It might fill the void of them not being able to get a real job for some extra cash. IHOP has some of the best pancakes and so do you. "
Sep 7, 2022
8Ben replied to 8Ben's discussion NIL
"I agree, everyone wants to be known and get their name out their. This is a great way to get their name out their and get awareness and money. "
Sep 7, 2022
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