At first, it was a little bit uncomfortable, but I knew if I wanted to get to know the other students I would have to put myself out there. Middle College is very diverse and that made getting to know everyone interesting. In Middle College, you're not just with high school students, though. You're not only mixed with all the college kids on campus, but in
However, with short breaks, that might not be possible as some businesses might not be willing to take on someone who will most definitely leave after just a few days. There are many reasons why school should not be all year around but there's also some reasons why school should be all year around. One reason is kids can get a lot more learning in then if school was regular. If some kids were having a hard time at home and they couldn't afford food they would atleast get breakfast and lunch. These are the main reasons why school should not be all year
Living in Libertyville, it is easy to forget that not everyone eats three filling meals a day, holds a well-paying job, and has access to clean water. However, for many people in other parts of the world, this is not their reality. Places like the United States, where a majority of society lives well above the poverty level, are not doing enough to help those in need, specifically people suffering from malnutrition. To put this into perspective, 59 billion dollars a year is spent globally on ice cream, compared to the 28 billion dollars it would take to provide global health care and other necessities for all (Singer, “Ten Reasons” ). Billions of dollars are spent on a sugary treat, when they could be spent on a greater cause, such as feeding
According to ‘Food Allergies: Are Schools Doing Enough?” by Lisa Kadane, children can die within 2-3 minutes when they are exposed to food they’re allergic to. This makes it very unsafe for them in the cafeteria because many lunches have hidden ingredients, and because of cross contact between foods (Kadane). Schools should take action by removing common allergens from lunch, stating the ingredients in the lunches they serve, and by practicing good cleaning procedures. Many schools are failing to keep our children safe because they do not have epi pens for allergic reactions. We must change this, schools don’t have lunches for kids with allergies or medication to give to them during reactions to help save their lives.
When parents choose to unwind a child, the entire family is affected. The siblings of an unwound child would likely go through extreme emotions (Shusterman 29-30). They could feel powerless because they cannot prevent the unwinding, and they could go into despair as one would expect from a child losing a sibling. These two combined, if felt strongly, could cause depression. Additionally, after witnessing a sibling being torn away from the home and then knowing that their parents might try to unwind a child again, the child might also experience fear, for his or her own life could be at stake in the future, which would only further tension in the family.
Studies show that overweight students tend to have more problems with learning and paying attention (Miura). Many parents also fear that children would have the chance to skip school of get into drugs and alcohol while they are loose for their lunch break. People of the communities have also expressed their fears of increased traffic and increased risk of traffic collisions (?9 Primary Pros and Cons of Open Campus Lunch?). Not only can open lunches cause health problems, but they can lead to other dangers such as a car crash or
Finally, schools shouldn’t bring back staring atime because of students after school activities. According to “Should Schools Start Later?” by Junior Scholastic, “A later start, say opponents, also interferes with some teens part time jobs and disrupts after school activities” (Scholastic 21). If schools start later, it would result in messing up everybody 's schedules. It could also result in students being more tired toward the end of the school day because they have no energy, because of the school
In the article Should Schools Start Later? Written by Junior Scholastic, L. Michelle states “We would be having elementary kids at the bus stop walking home in the dark.” This quote means that during seasons like winter, when it gets dark earlier, a late start would mean you would be getting off the bus in the dark, and this even includes elementary students. To elaborate on the issue, later start times would also interfere with after school jobs, sports, after-school clubs, and would give you less time to do the homework thats due when you walk into class the next day.
“Whether physical or mental, health problems can be so distracting that they make it impossible for students to do their best. If a health problem, either suffered by yourself or a family member, is causing you to fall behind and your grades to suffer, you may need some time off” (Wilson). This quote shows that not taking a break could drop your grades and might even cause you to fail. Therefore, taking a break from school would refresh your brain and allow you to do well in school. Family is the most important thing in life, not seeing family too often might be one of the biggest mistakes and regrets.
I have chosen Janet Bodnar’s article The College Debt Trap for this unit’s discussion assignment. This is the third quarter that I am taking college classes. After I completed the process of applying and enrolling for on-line classes it was now time to figure out how I was going to finance my education. I never knew what a FAFSA was or what it meant. It took weeks to understand the process of applying for financial aid and luckily I now understand how it works.
If take-out food was an option, even if it was limited to certain items, I could order take-out food after lunch so I could have dinner that day. After asking these students what they assumed the reason take-out is not currently an option all of them responded with the common concerns of take-out which is students taking more food than they would actually consume. While wasting food is a concern with this option, the benefit to the students outweighs the possibility of irresponsible
To understand this issue better we need to look at some statistics. We spend nearly 78 days away from school not including weekends this includes: Summer vacation, Winter break, Thanksgiving, and Spring break(“Sizes”). If we spent all of our time in school that would increase students’, involvement and help feed many children in need. Year-Round
During my last year of high school there is an additional project I must complete, but unlike most of the projects I’ve done at New Tech, this one must be completed on my own. Doing a senior project helps develop independence and creativity, and helps students like me explore any variety of topics that they wish they knew more about. For my senior project, I am going to go on a backpacking trip. I want to gain a connection to nature and sustain myself in a way that I can’t do here in the frontcountry. Until a few years ago, I had never gone on a backpacking trip or overnight.
Going Hungry Hunger in America In Johnson County we are very privileged to have three meals a day, maybe even snacks in between. Mostly we don’t even think or even worry about paying for food, let alone what we will eat for dinner, unless you’re a picky eater. What would it be like if if your parents were always stressed about money and food? For some people that’s what life is like for them and their family, but it wasn’t always like that.