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How Can Baltimore Recover from the Freddie Gray Case?

Do Now | May 15, 2015 | 5 Comments

How Can Baltimore Recover from the Freddie Gray Case?

The death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody in Baltimore has sparked a series of protests and nationwide conversation on the relationship between community and police. How should Baltimore move forward?

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Should Teachers Get Paid More Money?

Do Now | May 8, 2015 | 36 Comments

Should Teachers Get Paid More Money?

Teaching is by no measure an easy job. The hours are long, the demands are high, the working conditions are often challenging … and the pay? Let’s just say, you don’t go into teaching for the money. Should teachers earn more money?

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How Can You Find Beauty and Positivity With Your Camera?

Do Now | May 5, 2015 | 4 Comments

How Can You Find Beauty and Positivity With Your Camera?

Documentary photographer Paccarik Orue worked on a project called There’s Nothing Beautiful Around Here in Richmond, California, a city with a reputation for being unsafe. Take a photo of something that you feel is beautiful and a sign of positivity in your everyday life.

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How Does the American Dream Relate to You?

Do Now | May 1, 2015 | 95 Comments

How Does the American Dream Relate to You?

Not too many years ago, the “American dream” seemed to be a pretty uniform vision: landing a well-paying job, owning your own home and filling it with cool stuff, maybe even having a family and sending your kids to good schools and colleges. How do you personally define the “American dream?”

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Does California’s Agriculture Industry Need More Water Restrictions Due to the Drought?

Do Now | April 29, 2015 | 97 Comments

Does California’s Agriculture Industry Need More Water Restrictions Due to the Drought?

For the past four years, California has been experiencing an historic drought. Governor Jerry Brown recently mandated a 25 percent reduction in urban water use across the state. While this legislation seems to some to be a long overdue move in addressing the growing water crisis, others criticize it for a lack of attention towards California’s large agricultural industry. What do you think?

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What is the Value of a High School Diploma?

Do Now | April 24, 2015 | 255 Comments

What is the Value of a High School Diploma?

For thousands of students across the country, high school graduation day is approaching—but for others, certain roadblocks can make it difficult to obtain a degree. What does high school graduation mean to you?

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Are Women of Color Represented Equally on Television?

Do Now | April 21, 2015 | 57 Comments

Are Women of Color Represented Equally on Television?

Representation of women of color on TV has increased, but how they’re represented and to what extent still leaves questions. What representations of women of color do you see in film and media?

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Does a Nuclear Deal with Iran Make Sense?

Do Now | April 17, 2015 | 306 Comments

Does a Nuclear Deal with Iran Make Sense?

The United States and 5 other world powers are trying to rein in Iran’s ability to make a nuclear weapon. And they’ve agreed the best way to do that is to strike a deal that reduces Iran’s nuclear program over the next 15 years. Does a nuclear deal with Iran make sense?

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Should We Allow Apps to Collect Private Health Data for Research?

Do Now | April 14, 2015 | 16 Comments

Should We Allow Apps to Collect Private Health Data for Research?

On March 9, 2015, Apple announced the release of a new tool that enables researchers to build iPhone apps for collecting health data directly from iPhone users. Should we allow apps to collect private health data for research?

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Do You Feel Safe at School?

Do Now | April 10, 2015 | 162 Comments

Do You Feel Safe at School?

Schools are constantly grappling with how to keep students safe. Do you feel safe at school? How does your school prepare for disasters?

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