Junk food essay Many students in America are facing a crisis caused by their bad eating habits. Close to 30,000,000 people die each year because of them being obese or overweight. Anywhere, you can find and eat junk food risking the lives of their students. Therefore school cafeterias should be restricted of selling junk food due to food addiction, health issues, and income. Food addiction is real academic problem in today’s society. School cafeterias have been debating on weather or not keeping junk food for selling. Schools should restrict junk food because according to Source B it claimed “as far as sugary snacks,new research shows sugar may be just as addicting as crack.” which is very dangerous to how the kids mentally think and grow. Also because junk food is not nutritious for kids to eat as lunch it is not even actually food. Again in source B it states,”He told mental floss that some foods are purposely more food or just add enough sugar or salt until your mouth explodes with flavor.” which makes kids at school not focus properly. Then later in life these kids are going to become adults and have a food addiction with junk food. So this is one of the three simple reasons why schools should restrict junk food. In addition to food addiction, health issues is a major reason as to why school cafeterias should be restricted to selling junk food. As source C quotes “The great depression, projected to have a shorter lifespan than their parents .” This quote refers to when your in depression that's difficult to get out, which can cause you to have a shorter life span. As source C quotes again, “ 70% of obese children have at least one risk factor for heart disease and 30% have at least two or more risk factors.”In conclusion, obese and in depression children have a higher chance to a shorter life span. Advertisement for junk food are everywhere, there is no way to avoid them, but some people see them more than others. Kids in low income neighborhoods are more likely to see a junk food advertisement and want to buy the product. In source E it states, “Fifth grades were most likely to be overweight or obese if they attended a school in a low-income neighborhood.” What this quote means is referring to is that people who are more overweight are most likely living in a the low income neighborhood. Students living in a high-income neighborhood are not as likely to be overweight. In source E it quotes, “...students who lived in weather neighborhoods have show more rogess than those from low-income areas, according to a study of california.” The meaning to the quote is that school in high income neighborhoods do not have junk food in the cafeteria. Students more likely being overweight are living in the low-income neighborhoods. So schools should not have junk food in cafeteria. In conclusion, school cafeterias should be banned from selling junk food because of three main reasons; food addiction, income, and health issues. Over time, students have been having bad eating habits and eating more junk food than eating actual healthy food. This is highly important because schools are harming the lives of their students.
Jocelyn Ramos Ms.Park Language Arts 12/20/17
After Donald Trump won the 2017 presidential elections states from the US took a stand and protested on Inauguration Day. Police should allow these protest to take place based on the first amendment. People are guaranteed by the first amendment these basic rights abiding the freedom of speech, peaceably to assemble, and petition the government if mistreating or being unfair To start with in 1791 the Bill of rights was ratified and written by James Madison. There are the first 10 amendments that make up the Bill of Rights the first amendment is the most important one it gives freedom of religion, speech, press, and expression. On inauguration day people in washington D.C went in the streets and chanted anti Donald Trump slogans. According to a CNN political article it states “They chanted anti Donald Trump slogan. They flooded the city streets, they gathered near the white house, disheartened and dismayed.” These citizens felt dismayed because they felt fear against this new man called a president. They felt threatened against everything Trump has said and dishreated because the future of the state was in this man. It was in hands of a man who seen as racist and very disrespectful man in the public eye. Which would explain why they chanted “Not my president, not today many across the nation yelled.” quotes by a CNN new report. They yelled this chant because they were not going to show pride on a man that to them is very disrespectful. They believe that if he had the freedom to speak his mind and say the awful things he has said. They should be able to speak their minds as well and believe and chant they Donald Trump was not there president. Another, right that the first amendment guarantees is the peaceably to assemble. Peaceably to assemble becailly means giving people the freedom to protest peacefully. In East Los Angeles students took matter in their own hands “students from East Los Angeles left the class monday, morning and staged a walkout to protest the election of Donald trump.” stated the article of The New Yorker. School wise the stage walkout was very out of line. But consistently wish it was very much allowed. It is such a beautiful thing to see people from all ages speak their minds. It makes them stronger and more confident. It also sets up the future and makes the next generation be more open minded and accepted. The next story that was cited by The New Yorker was “we did three hundred and fifty peaceful gatherings less than twenty four hours after the election results were allowed.” If the citizens were doing peaceful protest then police should not be stopping them. They are following the constitution and so should they. Just because they have a badge does not give them a right to shut people’s minds. They have every right and deverse to use the right against and whenever they want.
Jocelyn Ramos District Writing Assessment On August 26, 2016 NFL player Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” This protest was seen as a disrespect to the flag. In the article “Refusing to stand for the National Anthem.” the author argues on how it was the players right to take a knee and should not be seen as a disrespect but as a peaceful protest. Which is why it’s not a disrespect for NFL players to take a knee during the national anthem because they were standing for what they believed in, it was a misunderstood message and it was their right to protest. To begin with the first amendment guarantees us the right to freedom of speech. Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players were just standing up for what they believed. In document A colin Kaepernick states “I'm not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” Disrespect is not what this protest is about, the NFL players wanted to give a voice to people of color. Just because they took a knee it does not mean disrespect to this country. Colin Kaepernick in a document A later on said this “To me, this is bigger than a football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.” The NFL players want to show that they are aware of what is happening in today’s society. They want people to know that they are not going to avoid it. Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players were simply taking awareness to today’s problems. It is not a sign of disrespect to show what they truly feel about this country. Another reason to why it is not disrespectful to take a knee during the national anthem is because the message the players were trying to give was misunderstood. In the article “Protesting against the anthem and flag is wrong” The author states “the national anthem pays respect to the people who have risked their lives, been injured, or died defending the United States” The players did not mean the protest in such a negative way. They wanted to defend their people. For example if you saw your family be treated less than some other family just because your family is of color is not fair. This is America and everyone should be treated equally according to the constitution. The same article “protesting against the anthem and flag is wrong” said this about kaepernick “just blows my mind that someone (Kaepernick) would do what he does to dishonor the flag” He did not mean to dishonor the flag. He believed that he wasn't going to show pride to a country that has oppressed people of color. If you were to be in the same situation as kaepernick you would understand how he feels. You would understand that he did not mean in any way to disrespect the flag of this country. He wanted to put value in what he believed. His message was simply misunderstood. Last but not least it was kaepernick and the other NFL players right to do this non disrespectful protest. Even if this protest was “disrespectful” the president or other people can not shot it down. According to the first amendment it states “It guarantees freedom for expressions by prohibiting congress from restricting” Even if the protest was disrespectful the NFL players can disrespect the flag and this country as much as they wanted too. The first amendment also sure freedoms of “petition their government’ since some countries have put people of color and other races less. The stand kaepernick and the other NFL players tokk should not been seen as a disrespect to the country and the flag. They are allowed to do this proetus because the constitution allows it also does the Bill of Rights. Adding it all up the “take a knee” protest was not depressed because Colin Kaepernick and the NFL players were standing up for what they believed in, also because their message was misunderstood and finally because it was their right to protest. This protest was truly a beautiful thing. To see such big people, famous people take a stand is so good for young kids to understand to value their believes. Also for them to know that it is okay to express their beliefs in such a public manner. Just makes the next generation stronger.