6MaryRuth W replied to 2 Jacob's discussion History of the Stanley Cup Playoffs
"I occasionally will watch hockey, and my dad makes sure to keep up with hockey and the Stanley playoffs. My family really like the Minnesota Wild or the Arizona Coyotes. I heard that the Hurricanes have a high chance of winning this year. "
May 2
6MaryRuth W replied to 5Sammy's discussion Bay of Pigs
"I think that the Bay of Pigs failed because they didn't fully comprehend how much power Castro had at that point. I don't know how I would feel about the war because there could have been nuclear warfare involved and that could have effected America…"
May 2
6MaryRuth W replied to 8ulyssa's discussion Iowa and Nebraska Tornadoes
"Me and my family watched the tornado from out house, and it was huge. It was heading around the area near our house, but it didn't hit us or do much damage. We did help neighbors and other people over the weekend and donated to Neola for people in…"
May 2
6MaryRuth W replied to 8Phoenix's discussion Cartels and gangs today
"I think that there is definately more things that can be done about gangs and cartels. I think that while the government is trying their best, they should be looking for  new and innovating ways to stop them. If someone close to me was effected, I…"
May 2
6MaryRuth W replied to 5jada's discussion Foreign Language education
"I am currently in Spanish 3, and I enjoy it. I am starting to self-teach myself Italian and Russian. I think that it is important to learn at least a little bit of a second language because you might need to use it at work or other aspects of your…"
May 1
6MaryRuth W replied to 2/6/8Caleb Sampson's discussion Global Climate Change
"I think that scientists are still trying to find solutions, however we don't really know much information about how to battle climate change. I think that we need to start doing things to remove our carbon foot prints. It is nice that we are…"
Apr 23
6MaryRuth W replied to 8Kaitlynn's discussion Does Trash Talk Have a Place in Sports?
"I think that "trash talking" is opinion based, as some people are more sensetive than others. It also depends on the situation and who is on the giving and recieving end of it. I think that in some situations trash talking can help distract the…"
Apr 22
6MaryRuth W replied to 8 Donovan Smith's discussion Should schools make it so you can’t have your phones at all?
"I don't think that schools should ban cell phones because they can be vital means of communication in some households. I think that having phones on you in class is different and should be decided by the school/teachers. Most are fine with it as…"
Apr 22
6MaryRuth W replied to 5Mikayla's discussion Show Choir
"I think that show choir is a good way to get into the musical aspect of our school. I have been in show choir since middle school, and I have enjoyed it. I think that many people would enjoy it because it is very flexible and people are able to be…"
Apr 22
6MaryRuth W replied to 5Ellerie's discussion The History of Math
"I have mixed feelings for math, I enjoy Algebra 1 and 2 more than Geometry. I like that there are always steps to solve it, that there are never guesses. If I were to choose, history or english is my favotie subject. I will have to use some math and…"
Apr 22
6MaryRuth W replied to 4riley's discussion Does Earth Day help?
"I think I do enough to erase my carbon footprint. My family recycles and takes out trash. Many groups of people help out and clean up to "save the earth" so there are people that try to help. I don't know if Earth Day actually does anything because…"
Apr 18
6MaryRuth W replied to 6Anastacia's discussion A Historical Lobotomy, Gone Wrong
" I don't think that Rosemary should have gotton the procedure, however back then there wasn't much help for people with metal/physical disablities. I would not ever want a surgery that poses a high risk, and I would be furious at my family if I were…"
Apr 18
6MaryRuth W replied to 4Tiffany's discussion Popularity Contest
"I think we automatically want to and create groups of people that have similarites. Our brains want organization and categories to place people to know what they like and how they act. Many groups are still diverse and many people have other friend…"
Apr 18
6MaryRuth W replied to 5Clara's discussion     JFK Assassination  
"I think that Lee Oswald either worked alone or with a very small group. I think that his reasoning was that Kennedy did things that he didn't like. If someone was shot right next to me I would be very alarmed and try to protect myself so that I…"
Apr 18
6MaryRuth W replied to 8Lincoln's discussion O.J Simpson
"I think that O.J. could have commited the murders. I think there were too many coincidences and it seemed too perfect of a trial. When he tried on the glove, it was leather and it could have shrunk from various liquid substances. The fact that he…"
Apr 18
6MaryRuth W replied to 5Annabelle's discussion The History of Disney World
"I have gone to Disney World a couple of times, however I have not gone to Disney Land. I enjoy it everytime I go, and it is fun to check out the new park areas and rides that they add on. One of my favorite parts is the food - my favorite is the…"
Apr 11
6MaryRuth W replied to 8Kamdyn's discussion Should TikTok be banned?
"I don't think that it needs to be banned because it is a good source of entertainment, and it also is very popular. I don't personally have tiktok, however I don't see much harm in using it. If the government is worried about the saftey of…"
Apr 11
6MaryRuth W replied to 4Rebekah's discussion AMBER Alerts
"I occasionally read the AMBER alerts depending oon how close I am to where the child was last seen. I believe that they are extremely helpful, because you never know if a child is in danger or not. I would call the police just in case - it is better…"
Apr 11
6MaryRuth W replied to Isaac 8th's discussion Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse
"It is a sad story, and unfortunate for any lives lost . I am not sure how long the investigation will go on for, I think it depends on how quickly they can find people and how much damaged was caused. Depending on certain factors it could take a few…"
Apr 10
6MaryRuth W replied to 6catherine's discussion How Insane Asylums have changed over the years
"I would be really upset if they sent me to a mental hospital, especially because many of them were not that safe. I think that many treatments caused more truama and harm they they actually helped. There is so many stories of the horrors that…"
Apr 10
6MaryRuth W replied to 6MaryRuth W's discussion George Stinney and the Electric Chair
"I agree, there are better ways to use the death penalty, electric chairs just seem cruel and not necessary anymore. "
Apr 5
6MaryRuth W replied to 6MaryRuth W's discussion George Stinney and the Electric Chair
"I agree, it was a terrible circumstance and it is always sad for the family members.  There is always a debate on if we should keep it or abolish it, that is why it is each state's decision to make. "
Apr 4
6MaryRuth W replied to 6MaryRuth W's discussion George Stinney and the Electric Chair
"I agree with you, this story is really sad. I agree, not much good happens with the death penalty, it is just another form of punishment. "
Apr 4
6MaryRuth W replied to 6MaryRuth W's discussion George Stinney and the Electric Chair
"I was really suprised when I first saw the story too. I think that was a terrible time for America, however I think it is good that he eventually got justice. "
Apr 4
6MaryRuth W replied to 6MaryRuth W's discussion George Stinney and the Electric Chair
"In 1944 almost anyone could be put on the Death Penalty depending on what the jury or judge decides. As of 2005, minors cannot be put on death row, but it is scary to think of a time where it was legal!"
Apr 4
6MaryRuth W replied to 6MaryRuth W's discussion George Stinney and the Electric Chair
"I agree, the electric chair just seems like a cruel and unnecessary form of death. "
Apr 4
6MaryRuth W replied to 6MaryRuth W's discussion George Stinney and the Electric Chair
"I agree, his story is so sad. Some states that still use the Death Penalty have alternate options, such as euthinization, or lethal gas. "
Apr 4
6MaryRuth W replied to 8Enrique's discussion History of Fast Foods
"I have never been to a White Castle, I knew it was a place though. I think that my favorite fast food retaurant is either Chick-Fil-A because I really like their Chicken tenders and their lemonade, or Subway because it has fast service. "
Apr 4
6MaryRuth W replied to 5Lydia's discussion History of April Fools Day
"I think that April Fools day is okay. It isn't my favorite holiday, however it can be fun. When I was younger I used to try and prank people, but no one really does that anymore. I didn't know the history of April Fools day before this post. "
Apr 4
6MaryRuth W replied to 4Mason's discussion History of Rap/Hip-Hop
"I don't personally listen to rap or hip/hop music that much. Some of my friends listen to them, so I will occasionally hear a song or two from them, or on the radio. Whenever I need upbeat music that I can just play in the background, I will play…"
Apr 4
6MaryRuth W replied to 6MaryRuth W's discussion George Stinney and the Electric Chair
"I agree, the worst part for me is the amount of time it took before the case was reopened and he was properly tried, 70 years seems like too long of a time to wait before fixing it. "
Apr 3
6MaryRuth W replied to 6MaryRuth W's discussion George Stinney and the Electric Chair
"I agree, I think that it is really sad that he was framed for it, and it took so long before he got exonerated. Just thinking about dying by electric chair is scary for me. "
Apr 3
6MaryRuth W replied to 6MaryRuth W's discussion George Stinney and the Electric Chair
"I agree. America was very segregated and prejudiced against African Americans. This helped push for more equality in court cases and punishments, however it is sad that it had to come to this point before it started to be fixed."
Apr 3
6MaryRuth W replied to 6MaryRuth W's discussion George Stinney and the Electric Chair
"I agree with your points. Because this happened in 1944, it helped drive regulations and restictions for the death penalty, and it isnow a more judicial and longer process. "
Apr 3
6MaryRuth W replied to 6MaryRuth W's discussion George Stinney and the Electric Chair
"I completely agree with you. I am glad that they changed laws so that children cannot be put on Death Row. It is really sad to see people falsely accused and punished for crimes they did not commit."
Apr 3
6MaryRuth W replied to 6MaryRuth W's discussion George Stinney and the Electric Chair
"I agree, many people would be scared if they were in his position. I also think hat regulating the charges put on people should be a priority."
Apr 3
6MaryRuth W replied to 6MaryRuth W's discussion George Stinney and the Electric Chair
"I would also be scared, and I cannot imagine what the family went through. I also don't think that the death penalty should stay because cases like these can prove that the  convicted might actually be innocent. "
Apr 3
6MaryRuth W replied to 6MaryRuth W's discussion George Stinney and the Electric Chair
"I think that it is an important story that needs to be told. If I were George's family I would be outraged and want justice as well. "
Apr 2
6MaryRuth W replied to 6MaryRuth W's discussion George Stinney and the Electric Chair
"It truely is a horrible thing to happen to a child. As of 2005 juveniles cannot recieve the death penalty,but I couldn't imagine being in his position. "
Apr 2
6MaryRuth W replied to 6MaryRuth W's discussion George Stinney and the Electric Chair
"I completely agree. It would be really scary if you were framed for a crime, and then had to die because of it. The sad part for me is that he didn't get justice until 70 years after his death."
Apr 2
6MaryRuth W replied to 8Jeffrey's discussion Do aliens really exist?
"I think that if there are aliens, they are just really small, and less evolutionized than we are. If aliens came to Earth, I think that many people would be nervous, however I wouldn't because they most likely will be harmless."
Apr 2
6MaryRuth W replied to 6Emeri's discussion Tootsie Rolls, A Saving Grace
"I would be really upset, I would probably have a mental breakdown. Once the crisis was averted, it would seem funny, and I would be able to laugh it off. I think that I could survive off of Tootsie Rolls but I wouldn't have them for a while after…"
Apr 2
6MaryRuth W replied to 6MaryRuth W's discussion George Stinney and the Electric Chair
"I agree, the complicated part with the death penalty is that jail time can only do so much for a person, but death can seem extreme. It is a very controversial topic."
Apr 2
6MaryRuth W posted a discussion
Imagine this: A boy, around the age of 14 sitting in an electric chair, awaiting the inevitable. This is the story of George Stinney, the youngest person to be killed by the electric chair. On March 23 1944, the bodies of Betty Binnicker and Mary…
Mar 31
6MaryRuth W replied to 8Jada's discussion Should we continue to use the Selective Service System?
"I don't think that the Selective Service System is really needed currently. I think that many people enlist in the military currently, and if we fight in a war, we should go off of them and volunteers before using everyday civilians. I believe that…"
Mar 27
6MaryRuth W replied to 5Sienna's discussion history of Florida
"I have gone to Florida and Disney World on a couple of occasions. I really like taking trips to the beach and seeing all of the wildlife there. I didn't realize that Florida was the flattest state in the US, I thought it would be one of the more…"
Mar 27
6MaryRuth W replied to 6Carly's discussion Volleyball: An American Classic
"I haven't attended a college volleyball game, but it sounds interesting. I think that the PVF will continue because there is still interest in volleyball starting at young ages, and it will continue to grow as the years pass. I think that the more…"
Mar 27
6MaryRuth W replied to 8leigha's discussion History of Selena Quintanilla
"I haven't listened to any of her songs to my awareness, however we did learn a bit about her and watched her movie in Spanish class . Her death was a terrible crime, and I think that Yolanda should have a longer sentence. It is intruging to see how…"
Mar 27
6MaryRuth W replied to 4Vylet's discussion The history of makeup
"I think that makeup will change over the years, similar to how the beauty standards have changed. I don't think that it is too much, because every person has a different style, so it is what they think. The different trends have changed over the…"
Mar 27
6MaryRuth W replied to 5Arianna's discussion History of The Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
"I like Reeses, but sometimes they can get a bit sweet for me.  I haven't really tried any of their new products, and my favorite of their brand is Reeses Pieces. I think that H.B. doesn't get as much recognition as he deserves, and that Hershey…"
Mar 20
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