Student Writing : Idea Burger

Should your School Eliminate Sports?

Should your School Eliminate Sports?

In schools around the United States there are many questions about whether they should prevent students from participating in sports activities. Some schools want to allow students to play sports but some schools are against it. I think that in all schools there should be a sports program for the students to join. My school(…)

Should Competitive Eating Be Banned?

Should Competitive Eating Be Banned?

Competitive eating should be banned. It does huge amounts of damage to the contestant’s body. They also consume a lot of food which could be more than enough for the children in some poor countries. Plus, it also wastes money, because most of the country’s money will be spent on the hospital fees when someone(…)

Slumdog Tragedy

Slumdog Tragedy

Slumdog Tragedy   Charmaine L, Age 15, Chinese International School   Motion: Were the children in Slumdog Millionaire treated unfairly or was it naïve for the children in Slumdog Millionaire to think their lives would totally change after the movie? Despite the success of Slumdong Millionaire and its $15 million budget, childhood stars, Rubina and(…)

What’s in a Grade

What’s in a Grade

Ho Fai T. Age 14, St. Mark’s School, MA U.S.A.    What’s in a Grade?   The chances of a student to be admitted to university should be determined not by race or ethnicity, but by their talent, potential and dedication. These are aspects of a human being that do not vary based on location(…)

An Open Letter to Susan Patton

An Open Letter to Susan Patton

Charmaine L. Age 15, Chinese International School   An Open letter to Susan Patton   Dear Ms. Patton,   I don’t agree with the advice you’ve given to the young women of Princeton. Although they are college students and are practically grown up, they shouldn’t go to college just to ‘land’ the perfect spouse.   No(…)

Let the Women Work

Let the Women Work

Megan W. Age 14, Canadian International School Let the Women Work           Since ancient times, women have been the ones to take charge of childcare duties, while the men have gone out to earn a living and support their families. However, since then, times have changed. Mothers are starting to become the breadwinners of the(…)

In Today’s World, it is Unnecessary to Look Good

In Today’s World, it is Unnecessary to Look Good

  V. Lau, Age 15, Roedean School, UK   “Beauty is the path to happiness—by way of money,” said the economists at the University of Texas-Austin, led by Daniel Hammermesh. They have found out, through research and studies, that attractive people earn more money and that the economic benefits of being good looking make them(…)

The Dangling Question

The Dangling Question

Rowel L, 14   The Dangling Question   “How has the transition been?” She looks straight into his eyes and smiles mildly. “Easier than I expected, to be honest.”   The therapist nods encouragingly, dropping his pen onto his desk. “Did your colleagues throw a get-together of some sort?” “Oh, I had quite the farewell!”(…)

Frightful Dreams

Frightful Dreams

Katch C, 14   Frightful Dreams   I wake, shivering. The dreams are getting worse, and though I am exhausted and want to rest, I resist going back to sleep, knowing that another dream awaits me. It’s been happening for weeks. Not once have I slept in peace yet a small part of me feels(…)

The Value of Shock

The Value of Shock

Megan W. Age 14, Canadian International School July 15, 2013           Shock is often used as a strategy for acquiring attention or raising awareness all over the world nowadays, and whether it be in the form of Lady Gaga’s kooky fashion sense or other artists’ controversial works, it always pays to shock.          (…)