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I will be looking at addiction-- in the teenage and adult brain, as a hereditary trait, and in connection with other psychological disorders. Why is addiction found in specific lines of work or social classes? How do you define "addiction"? Is there really such a thing as an "addictive personality"? I'll look at the topic through a variety of lenses-- social, biological, etc.

Currently I'm reading For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway (who coincidentally was an alcoholic.)

I'm a senior in high school. I like music, Joan Didion, and caffeine. 

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2012: Malala Yousafzai | In 2012, Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl speaking out for girls' education, was shot in the head by the Taliban. Miraculously, she survived, and she has continued to work for peace and women's... Added on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 15:15, with 1 comment(s)
Let's Talk About "The Talk" | My paper discusses sex education in schools in the state of Utah. I looked at the way it is restrictive for many individuals and the problems this creates, as well as the solutions made possible by... Added on Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:00, with
Thin Mints, Tagalongs, and a "Leftist, Feminist, Values-Neutral, Pro-Abortion Platform" | Kathy Schiffer is a Catholic blogger who authors "Seasons of Grace", and she has decided it's time to say goodbye to Girl Scout cookies. The Girl Scout organization has in recent years made public... Added on Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 13:23, with
Birth Control as Basic Healthcare | Many people hold that birth control options should be a part of basic health care services. Laura Murphy's article argues for basic birth control coverage as part of universal healthcare. (Not... Added on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 13:25, with 2 comment(s)
Terrorism or Activism? | In 2013, Missouri native Jedediah Stout was charged with attempted arson of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Joplin. Planned Parenthood facilities frequently receive threats and sometimes direct attack... Added on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 14:32, with
Teens Teaching Teens | "Fact: as long as schools rely on abstinence-only sex education as the primary tool to reduce teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, the uninformed masses will outnumber their... Added on Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 13:24, with 2 comment(s)
In the Beginning, in Brooklyn | Planned Parenthood has had a long and turbulent history in the United States. For many people, its goals and its practices are polarizing, often a source of fierce debate. I'll be looking at Planned... Added on Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 13:23, with
Newspeak in 2013 | In 1984, Newspeak is one way the Party controls the people. The manipulation and destruction of language effectively changes how individuals can--and cannot--think. In 2013, our language is evolving... Added on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 16:03, with
Why Do We Like Scary Movies? | Halloween is over, but that doesn't mean I'm done with scary movies, nor are the millions of others who enjoy them like I do. I pose the question: why do we like watching movies that scare us? Why do... Added on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 14:50, with 2 comment(s)
Looking at Addiction | This article discusses the differences between "addiction and enthusiasm", something I myself want to research as well. The... Added on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 23:36, with
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Hey dog! Super sick topic! I | Hey dog! Super sick topic! I want to read your... 4 years 7 weeks ago in response to Chocolate: A Bitter History of Exploitation
This is a great topic. The | This is a great topic. The more people you talk... 4 years 14 weeks ago in response to How can I prove that parents matter to students' success?
Hi there! Recently a | Hi there! Recently a documentary premiered at... 4 years 14 weeks ago in response to How does the video game industry really affect people's lives mentally, physically, and economically ?
You told this story really | You told this story really well! It was a... 4 years 14 weeks ago in response to Fake Friends
WOO | I think this is a very big deal! As women now... 4 years 16 weeks ago in response to Women outnumber Men in a Computer Class
I think your topic is really | I think your topic is really interesting. Are you... 4 years 18 weeks ago in response to Music and its correlation to higher academic performance
Fruitvale Station | Hi Valerie! First of all, your story is very... 4 years 26 weeks ago in response to Dear Mr. Coogler
Different "Smarts" | I think it's interesting that you talked about... 4 years 26 weeks ago in response to "A Letter to Mr. Mandela, Mr. Wright, and Mr. Coogler"
Fruitvale Station | Hi! I saw the movie "Fruitvale Station" a few... 4 years 26 weeks ago in response to Before I Watch Fruitvale Station
Relationships in Media and Film | I think it's cool that you get to break down... 4 years 28 weeks ago in response to Characterization in Writing a Short Story