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Where Do You Belong?

Do Now | October 17, 2014 | 281 Comments

Where Do You Belong?

Identifying where we belong has always been a part of growing up. This issue is becoming more challenging, particularly in urban areas where the cost of living has increased exponentially and families are being forced to relocate to other neighborhoods. Where do you belong?

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Why Should You Vote in an Election?

Do Now | October 10, 2014 | 435 Comments

Why Should You Vote in an Election?

The upcoming midterm elections on Nov. 4 have drawn renewed attention to the importance of the youth vote as well as the challenges that youth voters face. Why is it important for young people to vote?

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Re-thinking Fast Fashion

Do Now | October 3, 2014 | 360 Comments

Re-thinking Fast Fashion

Fall is here, which means colder weather and, for some teens, a reason to buy new clothes. But purchasing a new wardrobe can be problematic if you’re looking to balance style, affordability, and ethics. How should teens balance affordability, style and ethics when it comes to buying clothing?

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Should the Members of a Police Force Reflect the Larger Population?

Do Now | September 26, 2014 | 585 Comments

Should the Members of a Police Force Reflect the Larger Population?

he issue of race and law enforcement was thrust into the national spotlight last month when a white police officer in Ferguson, MO shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old named Michael Brown. Is it important for police departments to be as racially diverse as the communities they work in?

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How Should We Address Illegal Immigration?

Do Now | September 19, 2014 | 638 Comments

How Should We Address Illegal Immigration?

The border between the United States and Mexico is about 2000 miles long. About a third of has fencing to prevent illegal immigration. Is this an effective strategy to address illegal immigration?

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How Can We Help Fight the Ebola Outbreak?

Do Now | September 12, 2014 | 741 Comments

How Can We Help Fight the Ebola Outbreak?

The recent spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa has left the international community scrambling to handle what has become its largest outbreak ever. What are the challenges of fighting Ebola, and how can the international community overcome them?

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How can we change things so that there is no “next Michael Brown?”

Do Now | September 5, 2014 | 403 Comments

How can we change things so that there is no “next Michael Brown?”

On August 9, 2014, black teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was unarmed at the time of his death. How can we, as students and young people, change things so that there is no “next Michael Brown?”

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Is Income Inequality a Problem in Our Society?

Do Now: Government and Civics | June 27, 2014 | 364 Comments

Is Income Inequality a Problem in Our Society?

Several years have passed since Occupy Wall Street protests flared up throughout the country, and although the issue has largely faded from national debate, the degree of income inequality that sparked the movement remains rampant. Do you think income inequality is a problem in our society?

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How Should We Address Poverty?

Do Now | June 20, 2014 | 241 Comments

How Should We Address Poverty?

Mahatma Gandhi is reported to have said, “The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members.” For weakest members, read poorest citizens. 46 million Americans — 15 percent of the population — are now counted as living in poverty. According to the US Census Bureau this poverty rate has remained roughly at this same level since 2011.

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