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Should We Modify DNA in Human Embryos? Students Weigh In

Community Created Content | March 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

Should We Modify DNA in Human Embryos? Students Weigh In

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the UK’s February 3rd decision to authorize mitochondrial DNA modification in embryos. This new law has taken on the names “three-person embryo” and “three-person babies” law. There is no doubting the social complications and controversy that this law may bring about. People who support the UK’s decision argue […]

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Students Respond to the Reported Rise in Narcissism Amongst Millennials

Civics in the Community | March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Respond to the Reported Rise in Narcissism Amongst Millennials

In a time when selfies fill your news feed on practically every social media outlet you’re connected to, there is room to wonder if the narcissism line has been crossed. A lot has been said about millennials and our alleged obsession with technology and the need to always worry about our image and appearance. Is […]

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Students Discuss the Ethics of Animal Testing

Do Now Round-Ups | March 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

Students Discuss the Ethics of Animal Testing

Using animals to test for scientific and commercial purposed is a complicated and controversial issue. View what students had to say when asked, When should animals be used for research or industry testing, if ever? Explain your reasoning. Do you think that we should use animal testing in scientific and industry research? When? What kinds of regulations do you think industries should have for using animals in research?

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Do Police Serve and Protect Your Community? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | February 25, 2015 | 2 Comments

Do Police Serve and Protect Your Community? Students Weigh In

Not many would argue that being a police officer is a difficult and often dangerous task. However, there have been a series of recent incidents across the country where police officers have been implicated in abusing their power and committing violent acts of police brutality. These events highlight the tension between police officers and the […]

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Why Does Diversity in Film Matter to Teens?

Arts | February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Why Does Diversity in Film Matter to Teens?

As a result of the 2015 Oscars nominations, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite has spread like wildfire all through the Twittersphere. View what teens had to say when asked, “Why does diversity in film matter? Is diversity in films and other forms of entertainment important to you?”

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How Do We Stop Terrorism? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

How Do We Stop Terrorism? Students Weigh In

Terrorist groups of many origins are proliferating all around the world. We are periodically reminded of this threat when tragic events occur like the recent attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in France. View what students had to say when asked, “As terrorist groups grow, fragment and proliferate, how do we stop terrorism? “

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Should Cold Sufferers Wear Masks? Students Weigh In

Community Created Content | February 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

Should Cold Sufferers Wear Masks? Students Weigh In

Keep your tissues handy, it’s cough/cold season! On average, millions of Americans suffer from the common cold 2-3 times per year. View what students had to say when asked, Should cold sufferers wear medical masks to help prevent spreading germs? Would you wear one the next time you have a cold?

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When Should Free Speech Be Protected? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

When Should Free Speech Be Protected? Students Weigh In

In early January, the attacks on French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, sparked demonstrations and protests around the world and brought into the question the importance of the protection of free speech. View how young folks responded to the question, KQED asked students to answer the question, When should free speech be protected and why?

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What Could a Superhero Do in Your Community? Students Weigh In

Arts | February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

What Could a Superhero Do in Your Community? Students Weigh In

Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Thor, Spider Man, what do these names have in common? They are the superheroes we have grown to know and aspire to be. View what students think are the real issues in their communities that could use a superhero’s help.

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How Does Your Community View Depression? Teenagers Weigh In

Civics in the Community | January 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

How Does Your Community View Depression? Teenagers Weigh In

Depression is now the leading cause of disability among American teens and adults ages 15 to 44. Depression in teens may be difficult for others to recognize. Family values and cultural views of mental illness can dramatically affect how depression in teens is recognized and understood. Hear how teenagers talk about how depression is looked at in their communities.

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