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Should People Be Rewarded for Recycling?

April 6, 2021

Boots is a company in the United Kingdom. Its stores sell health and beauty products. In September 2020, Boots began a program that rewards customers for recycling empty product packaging. Participants get points to use toward store purchases. In the…

Opinion

Should Cursive Be Taught In Schools?

January 21, 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?…

Business

Do We Still Need Movie Theaters?

November 11, 2020

On October 5, Regal announced plans to temporarily close all of its theaters in the United States. Because of the coronavirus pandemic and a surge in home-streaming, many people are no longer going out to see movies. Instead, they’re watching…

Opinion

Should the Voting Age Be Lowered?

September 11, 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…

Opinion

Should Cars be Banned in Cities?

April 6, 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.…

Media Literacy

Is Social Media Good for Society?

January 23, 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…

Opinion

Should Students Wear Uniforms?

November 26, 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…

Opinion

Should Halloween Be Moved to a Saturday?

September 26, 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…

Technology

Is Technology Making Us Rude?

March 14, 2019

Have you ever been so focused on texting with a friend that you ignored the one sitting right next to you? Technology can be a useful tool, but some people think it’s changing the way we behave, both online and…

Opinion

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

January 17, 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…