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Should Cursive Be Taught In Schools?

January 29, 2021

Even in the age of computer keyboards, the ability to write neatly on paper is important. Kids are taught to print their letters, or write each one separately. That looks like what you’re reading now. But what about cursive writing?…

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Should the Voting Age Be Lowered?

September 18, 2020

To vote for president of the United States, a person must be 18 years old. In the U.S., the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 by the 26th Amendment to the Constitution. That was in 1971. Today, many…

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Should Cars be Banned in Cities?

April 17, 2020

How do you travel around your town or city? Some people walk, ride a bike, or use public transportation. But most people get around by car. This might be convenient, but having too many cars on the road causes problems.…

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Is Social Media Good for Society?

January 31, 2020

Students today have never lived in a world without social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok are a few of the most popular social-media websites and apps. They can be a fun way to connect with friends and family, especially…

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Should Students Wear Uniforms?

December 6, 2019

Some schools have a policy that says students must wear uniforms to class. Uniforms are often associated with private schools. But they are now becoming more common in public schools. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, uniforms are…

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Should Halloween Be Moved to a Saturday?

October 4, 2019

Jack-o’-lanterns, trick-or-treating, and all things eerie: It must be time for Halloween. This spooky celebration takes place each year on October 31. But in 2018, a petition was started to change that. Tens of thousands of people signed it. The…

Culture

Be Internet Smart

September 6, 2019

Picture this: You’re searching the Internet and come across a website. It has interesting articles. Some are news stories. They share information. Others only look like news stories. They are actually advertisements, or ads. The goal of an ad is…

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Should Kids Have to Go to School Online on a Snow Day?

January 25, 2019

For many kids, a snow day is cause for celebration. Instead of going to class, kids can have snowball fights or go sledding. But snow days are now a thing of the past in one South Carolina school district. Anderson…

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Do We Still Need Daylight Saving Time?

November 16, 2018

In the United States, we observe daylight saving time every year between March and November. In the spring, we set clocks forward one hour. This gives us an extra hour of daylight every day. In the fall, we set clocks…

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Should Plastic Straws Be Banned?

September 28, 2018

People are taking a stand against plastic straws. On July 1, they were banned in Seattle, Washington. Then Starbucks announced plans to phase out plastic straws by 2020. More plastic-straw bans have followed. Plastic is harmful to the environment.…