A short film produced by the Austin High School media arts program that depicts a day in the life of several different students. The producers capture beautiful visuals of the school using a dolly, drone shots, rack focus, time-lapse, etc.
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?
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?
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?
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.
You have to show an ID at the airport. You have to show it to buy alcohol. So what’s the big deal about showing it to vote? Should voters be required to show some form of identification when they show up to the polls?
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?