On Point

May/June 2016

Roots Run Deep In Teen Violence
People Can Commit Violence Because They Are Angry Or Lonely Or Desperate Or Feel Inferior
Rooby Denaud
Children: The Silent Sufferers Of Domestic Violence
Let’s Not Overlook The Children The Forgotten Victims And Silent Sufferers
Melanie Mora
Tusk, Tusk: Hands Off My Elephants!
Heartless hunters want to do them in
Sarskiyya Wallace
Anti Muslim Backlash: Nothing New
I Remember When I Had To Deal With Racism
Mohammad Umair
Food Fiction
Food Insecurity Can Be Especially Damaging To The Physical And Psychological Development Of Young Students
Joseph Piard
Out Of Bounds: When Trash Talking Turns Into Taunting
Even In The Heat Of The Moment, Sportsmanship Is A Big Part Of The Game
Sofia Meadows-Muriel
The Link Between Low Income And Low Achievement
Many Teens Have Overcome These Difficulties By Learning To Be Resilient
Ronald Francois
Good Parenting Is Hard Work
Good Parents Set Limits And Raise Their Kids In Ways That Will Make Them Be Successful
Katherine Urbaez
Long Division
No One Is Born Hating Each Other
Daina Smith
Change Is Good
If You Could Change One Thing In Your Life....?
Yvonne A. Dunkley
Effects Of Child Abuse Can Linger Into Adulthood
Children Are Our Future. Aren’t We Supposed To Love And Protect Them?
Olecia Reis
Moving On Up?
Moving Up From A Socioeconomic Class Is A Lofty Goal
Anilda Rodrigues
For Teens, The Warning Signs Of Mental Health Issues
Today, One In Five Teens And Young Adults Live With A Mental Health Condition
Estefany Ramos
Throwing Darts At The Donald
“How Can America’s First African American President Be Succeeded By A Racist, Sexist Ignoramus?”
Elebetel Assefa
Baby Talk: Education Starts At Home
I Know A Woman Who Never Talks To Or Reads To Her Son
Crismeiry Mejia

November/December 2015

"He can never kill again"
We want them to be punished for their bad choices the way they killed others
Stephen Jagba
"You do not care about human life"
I know that a person never changes
Juan Manuel Urena
"The color of your skin can put on you the label of killer"
In this cold world, a man can die for someone else’s sin
Adonay Brhane
"It is an illogical punishment that plays with our right to live"
A punishment that consists of executing a criminal in a legal way ignores the natural time people are supposed to die
Katherine Urbaez
"We need to make sure that we are living in a peaceful place with no criminals"
Terrorist, murderer, and rapist need to be taken away to bring peace to society
Proma Kazi
“The death penalty is appropriate for the worst of the worst”
Life in prison will not do anything
Mary-Key Denaud
"Instead of looking for better ways to kill people, we should look for ways to improve our society"
The criminal justice system is made up of such imperfect human beings, so it doesn’t always fulfill its role of convicting the true criminal
Crismeiry Metjia
"Revenge is wrong"
Instead of revenge, we should come together to stop the violence
Ana Paula De Pina
The Ultimate Punishment
The death penalty is legal in 31 states and the federal system for aggravated crimes. Locally,this
"We can't give people life, so why should we destroy it?"
It’s unethical because innocent people die
Rooby Denaud
"Once a criminal, always a criminal"
Life is not like water
Lauriano Barros
"We cannot allow criminals to take control of the world"
Second chances should not be allowed for them
Carla Dos Santos
“It will provide victims with the justice that they deserve"
Even a criminal who committed as grave an offense as murder should be given a chance to live
Tarannum Rahman
"How do we make capital punishment better?"
Our world is not a utopian place as much as we want it to be
Jerry Correia
"People who kill need to be in jail"
If people kill someone else, they need to go to jail to pay for committing murder. Having them in ja
Frank Rosario

Archives

Give up or fight back?
On the following pages, students debate the pros and cons of this life-altering practice
Olecia Reis
Trashing the idea of physician-assisted suicide
On the following pages, students debate the pros and cons of this life-altering practice
Randy Gonzalez
Cowardice
On the following pages, students debate the pros and cons of this life-altering practice
Jumayar Ahmed
Choosing to die
On the following pages, students debate the pros and cons of this life-altering practice
Tarannum Rahman
Bravery
On the following pages, students debate the pros and cons of this life-altering practice
Proma Kazi
An empty space
On the following pages, students debate the pros and cons of this life-altering practice
Lauriano Barros
Rest in peace
On the following pages, students debate the pros and cons of this life-altering practice
Frank Rosario
No pain, no gain
On the following pages, students debate the pros and cons of this life-altering practice
P. Vanessa Sylvestre
"Nothing can destroy humanity except humanity itself"
On the following pages, students debate the pros and cons of this life-altering practice
Melanie Mora
Don't use God as an excuse
On the following pages, students debate the pros and cons of this life-altering practice
Joseph Piard
Death with dignity
On the following pages, students debate the pros and cons of this life-altering practice
Edmilson Brito
A larger legacy
On the following pages, students debate the pros and cons of this life-altering practice
Marcos Espinosa
A school-safety lesson plan
There have been many crazy events all over the world involving school shootings -- too many to name
Cristina Foster
Toying with black lives
I understand that, as head of the Cleveland police union at the time, you asked the Browns to apologize for this action
Nivjana Minga
Cracks in the education foundation
The most basic foundation that anyone can receive is an education
Tyschelle Daniels
Teens tortured by technology
This has caused miscommunication and misunderstanding as youth disconnect themselves from the real world
Bisrat Lijam
Hating on gays in Uganda
Yet today in Uganda, there are many living in fear because they are gay
Shameka Reece
Think Critically
Looking back at it <s
Malcolm Oliver