Teen Speak Out

INCREASED

Posted on Apr. 15, 2014
The United States is third in murders throughout the world, but if you take out Chicago, Detroit, Washington D.C. and New Orleans, the United States is fourth from the bottom for murders. Believe it or not, these four cities also have the toughest gun control laws in the United States. Most guns are banned in the United Kingdom which means their gun-related crime is low, but per 100,000 people they have five times more total violent crimes (stabbings, rape, etc.) than the United States. Both of these are examples of how gun control actually increases violent crimes because criminals become emboldened knowing their victims are easy prey. (reply)

LIED TO

Posted on Apr. 15, 2014
Reply to “BETTER TWEET THAT:” Anyone who has the audacity to complain about Obama’s many lies, and to admit they don’t like being lied to, should not only be Tweeted as #stupidspeakouts, but it should also be Tweeted as #racistspeakouts. It is perfectly alright to complain and be bitter if Bush lies to you, because he’s white. But when the black man lies to you, you will like it, or else you are racist! So what if he lied and said Obamacare would cost less than your cell phone? You will give up your cell phone, give up your cable, give up your doctor, and give up that affordable plan you had – and you will like it! You stupid racists got a lot of nerve to complain about being lied to by Obama. (reply)

OPEN MIND

Posted on Apr. 15, 2014
In response to “DISRESPECTFUL:” Exactly. It’s understandable that kids have a lot of stress balancing school and extracurricular activities, but they need to find a better way to cope with that rather than complaining about it. A lot of other people are in the same situation, but I always see it’s those handfuls of people who constantly complain about the amount of work they’re given. Our teachers are here to better our education so we can take something away from our time in school. Students tend to shoot down the teachers’ teaching methods for a subject that the instructor is passionate about. Just be optimistic and give it a shot before you complain about it, because you never know what you can learn from it if you keep an open mind. (reply)

YOU’VE GOT THIS!

Posted on Apr. 15, 2014
In response to “MY FUTURE:” You don’t need to know what you want to do with your life. I freaked out for a while over what I wanted to do, but as long as you find a college you could see yourself happy at, the rest will follow. In truth, you have probably another four years to discover what you want to major in, because the first few semesters in college are usually regular courses everyone needs to take in order to graduate – get those out of the way and then work on your major’s courses. That way, you get more time to experiment and see what you want to do with your life. You’ve got this! (reply)

20 STUDENTS STABBED

Posted on Apr. 15, 2014
In Pennsylvania recently, 20 students were stabbed in school. Will knives be banned? (reply)

LET HIM GO

Posted on Apr. 15, 2014
In response to “SHOCKED:” I know you were close, but maybe he saw something special in the new girl. It will hurt, but just forgive him. Don’t hold on; let him go. (reply)

TUNE IT OUT

Posted on Apr. 15, 2014
In response to “NASTY:” I totally agree! Some of my family members do that. I have learned to tune it out. You should try it, too. (reply)

SCHOOL GERMS

Posted on Apr. 01, 2014
I am so sick of sitting in every different desk from switching classes. It makes me sick when I see how dirty the desks are. I wish no one had to switch classes. I think it would make more sense just having the teacher switch, like when my parents were younger. I mean, what is the reason for wasting time switching classes? This is why there are so many sicknesses in our school. It’s time that they make sure every desk is washed down before other kids come in. I mean, I have many medical conditions and would need to be hospitalized if I got something! Kids also need to stop coming to school sick. It is not right! (reply)

OBEY!

Posted on Apr. 01, 2014
Remember that old crosswalk law, “Pedestrians have the right of way”? I was at a crosswalk, and I counted 22 cars, two of which happened to be police officers. Come on, people! Everyone is supposed to obey the laws! (reply)

NASTY

Posted on Apr. 01, 2014
You know what bugs me? When people chew with their mouth open! It’s absolutely disgusting, not to mention rude! I see people do it everywhere! Enjoy your food, swallow, then talk! (reply)

TAKE CARE OF THEM

Posted on Apr. 01, 2014
I see other towns advertising fundraisers for their new BMX and skateboard parks. My town does nothing. Our parks are in terrible shape. How come some towns are proud of their parks and what they provide for entertainment to their youth, and others aren’t? Why have skate parks if the town isn’t going to care for them, or offer instruction to the little kids? (reply)

SHOCKED

Posted on Apr. 01, 2014
I just had the biggest shock of my life. My boyfriend of two years and I were as close as can be until this new girl came to town. I don’t know how he could dump me for her! What is it with guys these days? (reply)

UH, POLITICS

Posted on Apr. 01, 2014
All I hear lately is discussions regarding politics. I am already so sick of it and it has only just begun. I know I should care about who is running our country, but I don’t. I am a kid. I shouldn’t have to. (reply)

STEM AND LEAF

Posted on Apr. 01, 2014
I feel disappointed. I spend 6 hours and 35 minutes in school every day and when I leave I feel like I haven’t accomplished much of anything. We are taught to take tests like CMT, CAPT, and SAT. We read the material, work on it a little, get some homework and then are tested on it. It is basically busy work that most people forget about after the test. Is this what learning is all about? We never even apply the knowledge to life. It is just absorbing useless information. When in life will I ever need to use a stem and leaf plot? (reply)

STAY THE WAY YOU ARE!

Posted on Apr. 01, 2014
In response to “DIFFERENT:” Don’t worry about people calling you different. All people are different in some way. Stay the way you are! Just remember that there is someone that loves you for you. (reply)

STRONG

Posted on Mar. 24, 2014
In response to “DUMB COMMON CORE:” I don’t know why you are so hard on Common Core. That is the way of the future. We need that program to compete in the real world. We need to be smarter and think about things from a different angle. I think it’s a perfect way to be strong in academics, which we haven’t been in a long time. (reply)

STRONG

Posted on Mar. 24, 2014
In response to “DUMB COMMON CORE:” I don’t know why you are so hard on Common Core. That is the way of the future. We need that program to compete in the real world. We need to be smarter and think about things from a different angle. I think it’s a perfect way to be strong in academics, which we haven’t been in a long time. (reply)

OFFER A MINT

Posted on Mar. 24, 2014
In response to “BAD BREATH:” If your friends have bad breath, you owe it to them to bring it to their attention. I have done that and it seems to work well. Offer a mint and move on. (reply)

TRENDY

Posted on Mar. 24, 2014
In response to “COOL:” I love the president. He is so cool. He is actually someone that we as young people can look up to. He is our future. He is a trendy president and I think it’s awesome how he is into social media, etc. I hope all future presidents are like him. (reply)

SINCE THE BEGINNING

Posted on Mar. 24, 2014
In response to “LOTS OF LAKE ICE:” The climate has been changing since the beginning of our Earth. It’s just that present-day Earth is changing very rapidly due to increased population and the way we now live. (reply)
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