This article is about a 5yr old boy that died from an unmarked police vehicle that smashed into the family car. The officer was travelling at 90km\h in a 50km\h zone. The officer is not getting charged and I really don’t like how officers now are getting away with so much right now. I don’t think that it’s right that a officer can get away with taking a child’s life at the age of 5, and being able to take paid time for it.
I have completely mixed emotions about this article. It makes me happy to know that these people’s names are out in the world so that they can be caught, it makes me so sad though when I think of animal poaching. With all the materials in the world today it seems so stupid to me that poachers would kill an elephant just for its ivory tusks. As an animal lover I would love for all the poachers to be caught. I think it’s so important that we take care of the amazing animals we have on our planet, it is completely selfish for us to kill another creature to use one part of its body.
This discovery is a massive step towards finding a cure for HIV. The news that HIV has been “deleted” from a cell can give hope to millions of people all over the world. The researchers responsible for this amazing invention will hopefully be credited for helping save millions of lives in the future with this groundbreaking discovery. HIV has plagued the world for hundreds of years and was notorious for being incurable, but hopefully the work done by the researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia is a step in the direction of a cure.
I thought it was awful that just because the women asked for help with her son,the police officer thought it was okay to kill the women’s son for doing nothing
Here is Allison’s post for this week.
The actions taken by this teacher disgust me. The brutal force taken upon the student was uncalled for no matter the situation. The only time a teacher should be allowed to use force towards a student in any way is if the teacher themselves is in danger from a student at that immediate time or if they are simply just pulling apart a student from someone else for their safety. Also, the young girl was ridded of her shirt and left in front of an entire classroom in just a bra. That itself should be set up for a whole other charge against the teacher and further actions should be taken against the teacher for what happened. The entire situation was very uncalled for and why nothing further had happened on this case angers me.
Students will be researching and comparing the conditions of women in the following countries.
Quinn – Cuba/Morocco
Darien – Lesotho/Saudi Arabia
Sam – Iceland/Egypt
Hayleigh – Switzerland/India
Allison – Finland/Mali
Breanna – Norway/Iran
Moo Eh Paw – Sweden/Syria
Tabitha – Philippines/Peru
Rebecca – Ireland/Pakistan
Olivia – New Zealand/Afghanistan
Giles – Germany/Yemen
Alex – Latvia/Oman
Micaela – Netherlands/Iraq
From the reading I’ve done, I believe that Columbia University and the people there responsible for dealing with her case are clearly in the wrong. That being said, I have yet to read an article defending the position of the school. By reading about this event, I learned that on campus sexual assault is huge deal and an important issue today. It is important to myself specifically, being a young woman with the intention of attending university.
Please read over the article that Hayleigh has chosen and respond with your own commentary.
Please read over the article that Quinn has chosen for discussion this week. Please provide your analysis of the event as well. Can you see any connections to the discussions we’ve had?
This article is about a teen who is 16 years old, male, Ethan Couch. Who got into an truck accident when he is underaged and had his blood alcohol level 3 times over the legal limit of an adult to be driving. During this accident he killed 4 people, which consisted of a young Pastor, a mans wife and daughter, and the daughters friend.
The main problem I am having with this article is that Ethan Couch isn’t serving any jail or juvi time for his actions because of a psychological malaise called affluenza. (affecting wealthy young people, symptoms of which include a lack of motivation, feelings of guilt, and a sense of isolation.) because of his parents being so wealthy they were able to only charge him with ten years probation and his dad has to send him to a very luxurious rehabilitation camp in which my opinion was not a fair punishment.
3rd – Quinn
10th – Hayleigh
17th – Darien
31st – Allison
7th – Sam
14th – Rebecca
21th – Olivia
28th – Tabitha
9th – Giles
16th – Eh Paw
23rd – Micaela