Gun control in the US

Josh Norris's picture

https://thetylt.com/politics/gun-control-laws I know this is a touchy subject, but I feel it's one that doesn't get talked about enough for the significant impact that it has. Gun control in the US isn't as strict as it is in other places with lower gun-related deaths, and personally I believe the law should make it much harder for Americans or people living in the US to get guns.

Is tutoring the solution to producing more equitable educational outcomes?

Garrett Wilson's picture

My proposal focuses on the intersection of education and poverty. Multiple studies have shown that lower income students tend to do worse in school for a variety of reasons including lack of school funding, crime, and lack of role models. It's often disheartening as talent and intelligence are equally distributed while opportunity is often not. When low income students don't succeed in school, it can perpetuate an unfornate cycle that can become intergenerational. 

In this article Mark Cuban...

Andrew Verdi's picture

In this article Mark Cuban states "one of the great lies if follow your passions... instead pay attention to those things that you devote time to, double your investment there." Essentially he is recommending for individuals to follow their strengths and not their dreams or passions. I am curious to hear others thoughts on this? What type of message is this sending to kids? While it is practical I don't necessarily agree.

How Safe are our Schools: Fifth Grader Dies in Elementary School Fight

Elizabeth James's picture

I wanted to bring attention to a news story that I saw recently about a fifth-grade girl who died after a fight at her elementary school. Raniya Wright was knocked unconscious and died in the hospital two days after. This story is both extremely saddening and scary for students, parents, and teachers. This goes to show that there needs to be better safety control in schools going beyond just gun control. 

How Safe are our Schools: Fifth Grader Dies in Elementary School Fight

Elizabeth James's picture

I wanted to bring attention to a news story that I saw recently about a fifth-grade girl who died after a fight at her elementary school. Raniya Wright was knocked unconscious and died in the hospital two days after. This story is both extremely saddening and scary for students, parents, and teachers. This goes to show that there needs to be better safety control in schools going beyond just gun control. 

Flint Youth Fire Fighting Camp

Hope Kessler's picture

According to this article from MLive, The Flint Fire Department is starting a free summer camp for children that might be interested in pursuing a fire fighting career. The camp is targeted to boys and girls living in the greater Flint area from ages 12-17. The Flint Fire Chief, Raymond Barton, stated that the point of the camp is to, "provide young girls and boys a safe environment to gain strength and knowledge while building confidence and leadership skills".

Mental health in Pro Athletes

Josh Norris's picture

 https://headsupguys.org/22-male-athletes-speaking-depression/I wanted to bring up a topic that I think has been more prevalent in the sports world today. Professional athletes go through a lot during their playing time, and especially when they're retired from their sport, a lot of them don't know what to do next in their life, so it's hard for them mentally.

Gun control in the US

Josh Norris's picture

https://thetylt.com/politics/gun-control-laws I know this is a touchy subject, but I feel it's one that doesn't get talked about enough for the significant impact that it has. Gun control in the US isn't as strict as it is in other places with lower gun-related deaths, and personally I believe the law should make it much harder for Americans or people living in the US to get guns.

Is tutoring the solution to producing more equitable educational outcomes?

Garrett Wilson's picture

My proposal focuses on the intersection of education and poverty. Multiple studies have shown that lower income students tend to do worse in school for a variety of reasons including lack of school funding, crime, and lack of role models. It's often disheartening as talent and intelligence are equally distributed while opportunity is often not. When low income students don't succeed in school, it can perpetuate an unfornate cycle that can become intergenerational. 

In this article Mark Cuban...

Andrew Verdi's picture

In this article Mark Cuban states "one of the great lies if follow your passions... instead pay attention to those things that you devote time to, double your investment there." Essentially he is recommending for individuals to follow their strengths and not their dreams or passions. I am curious to hear others thoughts on this? What type of message is this sending to kids? While it is practical I don't necessarily agree.

How Safe are our Schools: Fifth Grader Dies in Elementary School Fight

Elizabeth James's picture

I wanted to bring attention to a news story that I saw recently about a fifth-grade girl who died after a fight at her elementary school. Raniya Wright was knocked unconscious and died in the hospital two days after. This story is both extremely saddening and scary for students, parents, and teachers. This goes to show that there needs to be better safety control in schools going beyond just gun control. 

How Safe are our Schools: Fifth Grader Dies in Elementary School Fight

Elizabeth James's picture

I wanted to bring attention to a news story that I saw recently about a fifth-grade girl who died after a fight at her elementary school. Raniya Wright was knocked unconscious and died in the hospital two days after. This story is both extremely saddening and scary for students, parents, and teachers. This goes to show that there needs to be better safety control in schools going beyond just gun control. 

Flint Youth Fire Fighting Camp

Hope Kessler's picture

According to this article from MLive, The Flint Fire Department is starting a free summer camp for children that might be interested in pursuing a fire fighting career. The camp is targeted to boys and girls living in the greater Flint area from ages 12-17. The Flint Fire Chief, Raymond Barton, stated that the point of the camp is to, "provide young girls and boys a safe environment to gain strength and knowledge while building confidence and leadership skills".

Mental health in Pro Athletes

Josh Norris's picture

 https://headsupguys.org/22-male-athletes-speaking-depression/I wanted to bring up a topic that I think has been more prevalent in the sports world today. Professional athletes go through a lot during their playing time, and especially when they're retired from their sport, a lot of them don't know what to do next in their life, so it's hard for them mentally.

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Lack of Educational Resources for Non-Native English Students

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PRE-PROPOSAL 1. Media Artifact

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