Food and Nutrition
Grade 7

It’s Just A Diet

Are you aware that today the media community puts a large amount of pressure on young women and girls to meet a certain standard of beauty, which can inevitably lead to poor body image and eating disorders? Eating disorders, most commonly found in women, are not talked about enough in the world today as a […]

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Environment
Grade 5

Why We Should Save Bees

Have you ever wondered If bees are really that important? Could you imagine a world without bees? If you can’t, let me describe what that would be like. Without bees, 100% of almonds, 90% of apples, 90% of onions, 90% of blueberries, 90% of cucumbers, and 90% of carrots would all be gone (Natural Resources […]

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Bullying
Grade 7

LGBTQ+ Bullying

There has been an increase recently in the number of people identifying as queer, and some people are not taking it too well. A lot of these people are bullies from school. This needs to be stopped because it is leading people into depression and even sometimes suicide. Here are some examples, On February 7th […]

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Animal Cruelty
Grade 7

Factory Farming

The widespread process of factory farming is terrible for animals and our planet. Factory farming is a process that billions of animals go through before they are eventually killed and appear in the meat aisle of a grocery store. According to the Humane Society, “There are no federal animal welfare laws regulating the treatment of […]

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Bullying
Grade 5

Social Media

Only two hours and 11 minutes. That’s how long it takes for someone to die from suicide. And the people who attempt it and survive have to deal with the feelings they have towards themselves. This is a huge problem, and one of the biggest reasons is cyberbullying on social media. I think the app […]

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LGBTQ Rights
Grade 8

Erasing Progress with Unspoken Laws

How many of you have relatives that live in Florida? Are your relatives in school right now? Are they part of the 40% affected by Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law, which prohibits teachers from talking about gender and sexuality in schools? With this law, trans people and other minorities are experiencing erasure from the school […]

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Environment
Grade 6

Plastic Pollution Affects Marine Life

The ocean is a giant ecosystem for billions of animals like jellyfish, sea turtles, fish, dolphins, and sharks. It’s important to keep our world livable. Every year, over 300 million tons of plastic are produced for a variety of purposes. Out of the 300 million tons of plastic, over 14 million tons end up in […]

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LGBTQ Rights
Grade 5

LGBTQ+ Harassment

Harassment. According to Wikipedia, the verb is derived from the Old French harasser which means to “exhaust, tire  out, wear out; to harry, torment, vex.” It may also link from the Old French hirer (“to set a dog on”), and from Frankish hara, meaning, “here, hither,” a command for a dog to attack. Now, you […]

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Education
Grade 5

Afterschool Programs: A Vital Resource to Youth

The lack of affordable afterschool care is a problem, but why is it a problem? Because afterschool care provides benefits that children who cannot attend these programs miss out on. Many after-school programs were closed due to COVID-19, and in the present, there’s still a severe lack of affordable after-school programs. The lack of afterschool […]

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Education
Grade 6

The Surprisingly Important Issue of Schools Starting Early

Did you know that in a 2021 CDC survey, 42 states reported that 75-100% of public middle and high schools started before 8:30 a.m.? Schools start way too early, which creates challenges for students. Students can’t get enough sleep due to their extra homework or, sometimes, for older students, part-time jobs. When students can’t get […]

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