International Cultures and Issues
Grade 10

Global Issue #1

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the share of Americans living below the poverty line increased by 1 percentage point, to 11.4%. In America today poverty is a major problem the worlds face, and I care deeply about this topic because it is one of the major global problems most countries in the world face. […]

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Domestic and Sexual Violence
Grade 9

Domestic Violence

My name is Tayania Taylor. I am from IDEA PCS and my issue is domestic violence. Imagine, your relationship with your mother stopped because of a man. A man that physically abused your mother right in front of you and still deals with her abuser because he got better. No one ever thinks about the […]

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Government
Grade 10

US Military’s Effect on Afghanistan’s Economy

Afghanistan has one of the most depressed economies in the world today as half of its population is facing hunger due to the shortage of supplies of food and money; “Afghanistan still has one of the smallest formal economies on the planet.” (Sabga, 2021). After 9/11, the US started bombing Afghanistan under George Bush’s presidency. […]

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Education
Grade 10

Taking the Leap

Consider taking some time off before starting college to explore the world, make massive money, and most importantly, figure out what profession you want to pursue in the future. This is known as a gap year, and it is during this time that students realize they may need time to collect their thoughts before moving […]

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Bullying
Grade 7

Cyberbullying

Good Evening. My name is Chioma Ogbonnaya. I attend Paul Public Charter School and I am in 7th grade. The topic of my discourse is Cyberbullying among our young people in elementary, middle, and high school, who are between 9 and 18 years old, and its impact on their psychosocial well being. To start with, […]

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Justice System
Grade 6

Police Brutality and Racism

Imagine walking into a white-owned grocery store in 1955 on a Sunday, buying candy and walking out, looking back at the owner, smiling, leaving. Have a great rest of your day with your cousin not knowing later that night you’ll be killed for “offending” a white woman. Just imagine, being killed for smiling at a […]

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Bullying
Grade 6

Bullying

Have you ever seen or experienced bullying and the dramatic effects it has on its victims? My name is Emoni, and I attend Howard University Middle School. Every day that I come to school I see kids getting bullied. Bullying is a big problem for children, it knocks their self-esteem and makes them lose their […]

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International Cultures and Issues
Grade 8

Child Soldiers

What’s war to you? Well for most people, War is an intense armed conflict between states, governments, societies, or paramilitary groups such as mercenaries, insurgents, and militias. It means more than just conflict between group A and B, for the soldiers in the front line it means more, for the children without parents it means […]

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Bullying
Grade 5

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying not only causes people’s feelings to be hurt but it also affects their mental health! This is important to me because cyberbullying is causing people to be suicidal, sometimes at a young age, and suffer from depression and the worst part is that most people don’t receive consequences for it. Cyberbullying makes both minors […]

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Racial Equality
Grade 5

Misinformation and Racism in Schools

Good Evening, my name is Chiamaka Ogbonnaya. I am a scholar at E.L. Haynes and I am in 5th grade. My discussion here is about Racism in Schools and the Misinformation that fuels its rise. One may well ask, what is racism and how does it affect students in our schools? Well, the definition of […]

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Bullying
Grade 5

Cyberbullying

According to Online Bullying by Newsela “A survey showed about 20% of students reported being cyberbullied, from then on it’s increasing significantly.” Kids in most grades to middle school and up have been cyberbullied. I know someone who has been cyberbullied. Cyberbullying caused that person to feel worse about themselves and not feel valued. Before […]

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