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Reflective — Tenere84

Core Value 1: My work demonstrates that I used a variety of social and interactive practices that involve recursive stages of exploration, discovery, conceptualization, and development. The topic I selected for my Op-Ed, the question of arming teachers, was more … Continue reading

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Op-Ed For Portfolio – Tenere84

Arming Teachers: Is It Worth It? In early 2018, a gunman opened fire in Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people and injuring 17 others. In the wake of the horrific shooting, Florida legislature established the Guardian … Continue reading

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Editorial for Portfolio – Tenere84

The NBA is Censoring Criticism of the Chinese Government — And it’s Entirely Un-American While, in Hong Kong, anti-government protests have stepped up the violence, the Chinese government is cracking down on all expressions of sympathy for the protesters from … Continue reading

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Op-Ed Draft—Tenere84

How Do We Reduce Gun Violence in America’s Schools? Not With More Guns In the wake of recent mass shootings, Florida became one of the many states that are allowing their teachers to carry firearms in school. In 2018, the … Continue reading

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Writing Plan – Tenere84

Thesis Statement Allowing schools to arm their teachers, despite the intention to protect children, would not only be ineffective in solving a non-problem but put students in greater danger as well. Background and Evidence In May 2019, members of the … Continue reading

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Practice Op-Ed – Tenere84

The Uighur Muslims of China are Living in a Police State–and We May Be Next Facial Recognition Software (FRS), a biometric software application capable of uniquely identifying a person by analyzing the patterns of that person’s facial contours, is becoming … Continue reading

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Robust Verbs – Tenere84

The crimes committed by heroin addicts to support their habits has led to a high crime rate in Vancouver, and the “free heroin for addicts” program is doing everything they can to stop them. Addicts struggle to get through their … Continue reading

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Better Left Unsaid – Tenere84

1) When the parents of a man or woman haven’t voted in their lifetimes, then their child is not as likely to vote than they would be if he or she had been brought up in a household where the parents always vote. … Continue reading

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Editorial Draft – Tenere84

The NBA is Censoring Criticism of the Chinese Government—And it’s Entirely Un-American The “NBA Cares” about human rights—unless money is involved, of course. While civil unrest between the Chinese government and Hong Kong protesters have worsened, China’s anti-protest influence in … Continue reading

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LTE for Portfolio – Tenere84

An Opinion on Searching For God I recently read George Yancy’s article, “Dear God, Are You There?” and it made me feel inclined to revisit my childhood as a “hopeful Christian theist.” His article was primarily a message of hope; … Continue reading

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