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Is It Ethical to Colonize Mars? Students Weigh In

Community Created Content | January 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

Is It Ethical to Colonize Mars? Students Weigh In

Last month students were asked whether or not it is ethical to colonize Mars via the Mars One mission. In the year 2024, four individuals will leave Earth on a one-way trip to Mars. Every two years after that, four more individuals will join them, beginning the colonization of Mars. Research shows that Mars has […]

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Do High School Students Need Recess? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | January 12, 2015 | 6 Comments

Do High School Students Need Recess? Students Weigh In

It may seem like an odd concept to offer recess to high school students, but growing research shows that people will learn better and stay focused when given breaks during the day. Hear what young folks had to say when asked if recess could help students reduce stress while still preparing them for higher education.

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Which is More Truthful: Words or Images? Students Weigh In

Arts | January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Which is More Truthful: Words or Images? Students Weigh In

A combination of words and images can affect our understanding and interpretation of many things going on around us. Here are some thoughtful ideas presented by students about how captions affect the way we “read” photographs.

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What Event in 2014 Affected You the Most? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

What Event in 2014 Affected You the Most? Students Weigh In

2014 has brought on many events that will change the world forever. Students shared what they felt were the most important/impactful events of 2014.

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Was Justice Served in the Ferguson Decision? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | December 11, 2014 | 24 Comments

Was Justice Served in the Ferguson Decision? Students Weigh In

Recently the grand jury made a decision to not indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, for the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen. Students discuss whether justice was served in the grand jury hearing.

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Are Women Misrepresented in Video Games? Students Weigh In

Arts | December 10, 2014 | 5 Comments

Are Women Misrepresented in Video Games? Students Weigh In

Anita Sarkeesian, creator of Feminist Frequency, a website that analyzes patriarchy and misogyny in pop culture, has suffered all sorts of harassment for her successful video series. Harassers and angry gamers have made rape, bomb, and even death threats to Sarkeesian. You can read more about it in last week’s Do Now entitled Are Women […]

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Should Obama Have Granted Deportation Relief? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | December 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Should Obama Have Granted Deportation Relief? Students Weigh In

Last week, students were asked whether or not Obama should have granted deportation relief to over 5 million immigrants who meet certain criteria. They were asked, “Should the President have given deportation deferrals and work permits to undocumented immigrants whose children are American citizens?”

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Should There Be a Soda Tax? Students Weigh In

Community Voices | December 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

Should There Be a Soda Tax? Students Weigh In

Recently, San Francisco voters were given the chance to vote for or against Proposition E, a proposition involving a tax on soda and sugary drinks in the amount of $0.02 per ounce. Would sugary drink tax discourage people from buying unhealthy drinks and increase people’s general health? Should such a tax be implemented around the country?

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How Can Schools Lunches Be More Appealing? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | November 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

How Can Schools Lunches Be More Appealing? Students Weigh In

Childhood obesity has skyrocketed in the last 30 years, making the need for healthier eating habits an important matter. This past week, students were asked, “How can schools make lunches more appealing to teens?” Check out their responses.

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Should Voters Be Required to Show ID at the Polls? Students Weigh In

Community Voices | November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Should Voters Be Required to Show ID at the Polls? Students Weigh In

Today, there is a lot of controversy on whether one should be required to show ID at voting booths. But why? Many feel the ID requirement is put in place to prevent minorities and financially indebted U.S. citizens from voting at the polls.

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