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Persuasion Essay Possibility

Right now I’m having a really hard time coming up with an issue I want to write my persuasive essay on. I’m thinking maybe I’ll do abortion. But I really don’t know. I’m pretty much pro-choice, so I guess I … Continue reading

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Lettuce.

As a precaution, this “idiom” is a little more controversial when it comes to Spanish speakers. However, I found it too interesting to not share it. At least as I’ve found in my research, some Spanish speakers have heard it … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Marriage… what’s going on today?

Last blog I gave a basic history on the fight for same-sex marriage, including court cases and important laws passed either in favor of or against same-sex marriage. This week, I want to look at what is going on today … Continue reading

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Moderating Strategy

I think this moderator experience is going to be very interesting. I’ve never done something like this before. Heck, I’ve barely ever participated in a debate. So what’s my moderating strategy? Good question. But I can make some educated guesses. … Continue reading

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¡Feliz San Valentín!

So I’m going to take a break this week from the idioms, and instead talk about Valentine’s Day in Spanish-speaking countries. In the US, couples celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s about love, being together, holding hands, kissing, and all that jazz. … Continue reading

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Are you the second table’s plate? Or the main course?

Now that Valentine’s Day is coming up, I figured this idiom would be fitting. I’m hoping all of you are main courses! In Español, they say that somebody is “un plato de segunda mesa” (the second table’s plate) or, “el … Continue reading

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War of the Words Response

First of all, I just want to point out how cool I think the name “amidst the noise” is. It’s like all these labels and politics and strategies are the noise, and we have to strip it all down to … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Marriage: An Introduction

The issue of same-sex marriage is an argument that all of us have heard, and most of us have strong opinions on. I know very few people that don’t have a preference of legalization or not. Personally, I believe that … Continue reading

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You Threw Stones Against Your Own Roof

This week’s idiom is a little bit less common than usual. In Spanish, they say “tirar piedras contra el propio tejado.” Directly translated, the phrase means “to throw stones against your own roof.” It’s usually used in the context of … Continue reading

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This I Believe Podcast and Online Deliberation

Here’s the final podcast! I believe that when faced with difficult circumstances, it is the small gestures of kindness by others that go a long way. ThisIBelieveFinal Online Deliberation: It took me a while to decide on something that I … Continue reading

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