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Selfies Are Okay, But Don’t Take Too Many

Arts | April 3, 2014 | 4 Comments

Selfies Are Okay, But Don’t Take Too Many

Love them or hate them, selfies have become one of the most common ways people express themselves on social media. But can there be a deeper significance behind selfies? Within the past couple of weeks, students across the nation discussed whether or not a selfie is a form of creative expression or narcissism in our #DoNowSelfies post. We asked students Do you think selfies are a form of creative expression that communicate a message? Or do you see them as bad-quality photos posted online by narcissists? Or somewhere in between? Would you consider them an updated version of the artistic self portrait, visual communication, or something else?

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Prescription Pills Are Too Accessible

Civics in the Community | March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Prescription Pills Are Too Accessible

Last week, students across the nation discussed prescription drug abuse and ways we should address the issue. In our #DoNowPills post, we asked students Why do you think prescription painkiller abuse is more of a problem in certain areas? What does prescription drug abuse look like where you live? What do you think could be done to address the problem?

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Our Behavior is Shaped Mostly By Our Environment

Community Voices | March 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Our Behavior is Shaped Mostly By Our Environment

It’s natural to wonder why we are the way we are. Is a person more prone to be aggressive because of their genetics or the environment they were raised in as a child? Within the past two weeks, students across the nation discussed what shapes people the most: nature or nurture. In our #DoNowNurture post, […]

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The Best Songs Represent the Good Times We’ve Shared

Arts | March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Best Songs Represent the Good Times We’ve Shared

Do you remember the song that you played with friends on your way to the beach? Or maybe the lyrics that seemed to have been written specifically for you after a bad break up? In the last two weeks, students across the country discussed how certain songs impact their lives in our #DoNowSong post. We asked students What are some of the best lyrics written and why are they meaningful to you? If you were to write a song, what would it be about?

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Hey Russia, Stay Out of Crimea!

Do Now Round-Ups | March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hey Russia, Stay Out of Crimea!

Last week, students across the nation explored the political issues behind the current conflict in Ukraine in our #DoNowUkraine post. We asked students What risks does Ukraine face by overthrowing its democratically elected leader? When does a foreign country receive the right to interfere in another country’s internal affairs? When do people have the right to overthrow their democratically elected government?

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Serve Your Time in Prison, Then You Can Vote

Do Now Round-Ups | March 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Serve Your Time in Prison, Then You Can Vote

Should the right to vote be a privilege to law abiding citizens only? Last week, students discussed whether or not felons should be given the opportunity to vote while in prison or after their sentence in our #DoNowVoter post. We asked students, Most states don’t allow prisoners to vote, and some even permanently disenfranchise felons after their release. Should felons have the right to vote, and at what point?

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Mining the Moon Could Open a Can of Worms Here on Earth

Do Now Round-Ups | March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mining the Moon Could Open a Can of Worms Here on Earth

Space has sparked our curiosity, inspiring us to create new technologies to explore and help us understand a world beyond Earth. Could mining the moon be the next adventure? In our #DoNowMoon post, we asked students What do you think is the most important scientific or ethical concern to consider about mining the moon? Why? How should private companies that venture into space exploration be regulated?

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Women’s Equality is Still Being Challenged by Many Factors

Do Now Round-Ups | March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Women’s Equality is Still Being Challenged by Many Factors

Women have made great strides in fighting for gender equality, but what are the next steps women can take to continue the fight today? In honor of Woman’s History Month, last week we asked students in our #DoNowWomen post, How can women continue to make progress in the fight for gender equality? What issues do you see as obstacles to gender equality? What woman in history do you admire the most? Why? Tweet an image of woman you most admire.

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Art Should be Judged Independent of the Artist

Do Now Round-Ups | March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Art Should be Judged Independent of the Artist

In the past two weeks, students across the nation discussed whether they can enjoy a piece of artwork, from music to paintings, produced by an artist who leads a controversial life in our #DoNowArtist post. We asked students Can you still appreciate a work of art even if you don’t like the artist as a person? Should we continue to celebrate art by people who do bad things? Can you separate the art from the artist? Should you?

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Leave Your Politics at Home During the Olympics

Do Now Round-Ups | February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leave Your Politics at Home During the Olympics

First held in 1896 in Athens, Greece to promote peace, The Olympics has served as a stage for politics in several instances. This past week, students discussed whether or not political issues should be raised at The Olympics in our #DoNowOlympics post. We asked students Is it cool to bring political issues to the Olympics? When there are strong tensions between nations or concerns over human rights violations, should those issues be left at the door in the spirit of international unity and competition, or should the Olympics be used as a worldwide stage to express political dissent and call attention to perceived injustices?

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