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Was Justice Served by the Darren Wilson Grand Jury?

Do Now | November 28, 2014 | 729 Comments

Was Justice Served by the Darren Wilson Grand Jury?

On Monday, A Missouri grand jury decided to not charge Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in the August shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. Do you think the jury’s decision was fair?

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Should We Fund Space Exploration?

Do Now | November 25, 2014 | 17 Comments

Should We Fund Space Exploration?

Human space travel has long been a subject of fascination and scientific inquiry. Should we fund space exploration, or would the money be better spent elsewhere?

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Should Obama Have Granted Deportation Relief?

Do Now | November 21, 2014 | 119 Comments

Should Obama Have Granted Deportation Relief?

Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.” Should Obama have taken such action?

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Are Women Misrepresented in Games and Other Forms of Pop Culture?

Do Now | November 18, 2014 | 158 Comments

Are Women Misrepresented in Games and Other Forms of Pop Culture?

There’s been a lot of talk in mainstream media about how women gamers and critics are being treated through cyberbullying and harassment. Are women misrepresented in games and other forms of popular culture?

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How Can President Obama and the GOP Congress Work Together?

Do Now | November 14, 2014 | 334 Comments

How Can President Obama and the GOP Congress Work Together?

This month’s election brought sweeping victories for the Republican party, who secured control of the Senate, retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and made numerous gains in local and state governments. What are the challenges of a divided government?

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Should Soda Be Taxed?

Do Now | November 11, 2014 | 112 Comments

Should Soda Be Taxed?

Soda, while sweet and inexpensive, may not be worth drinking. Sugary drinks can have many negative health effects, including a 26% greater risk of type 2 diabetes for regular soda drinkers (one to two cans per day). Should soda and other sugary drinks be taxed for health reasons? Why or why not?

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How Can Schools Make Lunches More Appealing to Teens?

Do Now | November 7, 2014 | 188 Comments

How Can Schools Make Lunches More Appealing to Teens?

School lunchrooms are sometimes called the biggest restaurant chain in America, and in districts across the country, there’s a push for healthier, locally sourced ingredients. How can schools make lunches more appealing to teens?

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Geometric and Organic Shapes in Everyday Life

Do Now | November 5, 2014 | 30 Comments

Geometric and Organic Shapes in Everyday Life

All forms start out as shapes, which are two-dimensional and can be found all around us, from street signs to designs to food. What kinds of shapes are you most attracted to in art or in everyday life?

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Does Your Family’s Income Impact Your Education?

Do Now | October 31, 2014 | 211 Comments

Does Your Family’s Income Impact Your Education?

A growing number of states and school districts are increasing their focus on students who are “chronically absent” from school— often defined as missing at least 10 percent of the school year for any reason. Why do you think chronic absenteeism is most prevalent among low income students?

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Should Fracking Be Banned?

Do Now | October 28, 2014 | 97 Comments

Should Fracking Be Banned?

The November 2014 ballot contains an initiative to ban hydraulic fracturing for three counties in California. Hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as “fracking,” is steeped in controversy, from the amount of water it uses to how and where that water is eventually disposed.

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