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Photo of More time in the classroom is a good idea
Friday, May 10, 2013

Gov. Andrew Coumo wants to increase the length of time students in New York state go to school. The United States is falling behind in education compared to other countries, such as China, South Korea, and Canada.

Photo of Uniformity unwarranted in classroom
Friday, May 10, 2013

Does your school insist you wear school uniforms? Mine does.

Photo of Many ways to abuse an animal - and stop it
Friday, May 10, 2013

Many people do not realize that animal abuse is a major crime. To some people, animals are not as important as humans. If someone abused a human, should the punishment be any different than if someone abused an animal?

Student athletes should be able to drop gym class
Friday, May 10, 2013

My sister wanted to be an engineer. She also wants, loves and is great at art.

Photo of Puppy mills bad for dogs and must be stopped
Friday, May 10, 2013

How would you like it if you woke up in a cage only a couple inches bigger than you with wire floors killing your feet and hands?

Photo of Numbers don't add up anymore for college education
Friday, May 10, 2013

In December 2007, the United States entered what economists have regarded as the worst recession since the Great Depression. The median household income plummeted, and took with it the national and global economic state as a whole.

Photo of Great leaders have wise words about violence
Friday, May 10, 2013

On Dec. 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., 20 children and six teachers were killed in a mass shooting by a violent gunman.

Photo of Creative solutions needed to curb gun violence
Friday, May 10, 2013

Recently, the city of Saratoga Springs gained national attention on the controversial tropic of gun control.

Photo of Making the case for a longer school day or year
Friday, May 10, 2013

Can you spend more time in school than you already do? To increase learning time, President Obama has proposed a plan to extend the school year. People support this plan because it will close the achievement gap between the United States and other countries and it would help out working families.

Bullying should be an atrocity, not an excuse
Friday, May 10, 2013

That which we call a bully by any other name would be just as banal.

Photo of Ban video games, not guns, to curb violence
Friday, May 10, 2013

Although I am against violence and was as horrified as anyone at the recent shooting tragedies, I do not support all the restrictions on guns being proposed by Gov. Cuomo and President Obama.

Photo of Active video games can challenge mind and body
Friday, May 10, 2013

Video games are fun, however video games are frowned upon by parents as time-wasters, and worse, and some education experts think that these games corrupt the brain.

Photo of Kids shouldn't have games on weeknights
Friday, May 11, 2012

Have you ever come home late from a sport on a weeknight and felt tired and unfocused the next morning? I've heard many people say they love playing sports but it's making it hard to learn in school. You may think it has to stay that way; however, that is not true. Just stop having games on weeknights.

Photo of Solar energy needs work
Thursday, May 10, 2012

You may think that the sun is an excellent source of energy; clean, free, and powerful. However there are challenges with solar energy. The panels that transfer the sun's rays into electricity are expensive. These panels are also not very efficient they waste a lot of the sun's power. Energy is used in the production of the solar panels, and the processes that make them are not that clean. Though solar panels seem like a great source of power, there are many complications with them.

Benefits of arts seen in school, society
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Teenagers across the country are constantly listening to music: at dances, on the bus, after school, and sometimes they even wake up to it.


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