Gun Violence is A Public Health Issue

Opinions on Debatable Issues #29 According to the UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the US ranks 20th in per capita gun deaths. Approximately 30,000 Americans per year, 80 per day, die from gun violence. Gun violence is a heated topic in the News recently. The mass shooting in Atlanta and Wisconsin regained publicContinue reading “Gun Violence is A Public Health Issue”

Are Humans Inherently Good? I say YES.

Opinions on Debatable Issues #28 Are humans inherently good? This age-old question has been bothering and intriguing us for centuries. Some believe there is a seed of evil in humanity and that only through laws and social order people can live in peace and safety. Others contend that humans are good when we are born,Continue reading “Are Humans Inherently Good? I say YES.”

Why Kids Should Continue Learn About Greek Myths

Opinions on Debatable Issues #27 Since I was small, my imagination was often influenced by Greek myths. The excited and complex plot that differ from other fancy fairytales have always caught my attention and lured me back to them. However, many people are criticizing the nature and the influences of Greek myths on kids. ThoseContinue reading “Why Kids Should Continue Learn About Greek Myths”

The World Needs the International Monetary Fund.

Opinions on Debatable Issues #26 International Monetary Fund (IMF) was established in 1944 to build a framework for international economic cooperation. Today, its membership encompasses 190 countries. Many have criticized it for being too outdated for modern international economy, exploitative of poor countries, and failure for preventing some economic crisis. Yet, it has been acting asContinue reading “The World Needs the International Monetary Fund.”

Why Lies, including White Lies, are NOT Okay.

Opinions on Debatable Issues #25 My grandma always tells me the Chinese proverb: “It takes bitter medicine to cure a disease properly, and it takes blunt advice to put us on the right track.” It is a truth borne out of experiences and I support it completely. Yet, many people in today’s society believe whiteContinue reading “Why Lies, including White Lies, are NOT Okay.”

Iligalize Corporal punishment of minors in all homes and schools in America!

Opinions on Debatable Issues #24 According to VeryWellFamily, corporal punishment encompasses all types of physical punishment, including “spanking, slapping, pinching, pulling, twisting, and hitting with an object.” Many think that corporal punishments are illegal in the US. Nevertheless, the US federal law legalizes corporal punishments in public schools and homes, though state laws vary onContinue reading “Iligalize Corporal punishment of minors in all homes and schools in America!”

A Woman of Indomitable Spirit: Jane Eyre

Gender inequality has been a perennial and controversial issue since the existence of human race. The debate over this particular subject became especially heated in the 20th century, during which social instability and enlightenment thinking provided women both the supression from the society and the oppourtunities to advocate for feminist rights. Besides marching and formingContinue reading “A Woman of Indomitable Spirit: Jane Eyre”

On the whole, peer youth juries in schools are not effective towards helping juvenile delinquents.

Opinions on Debatable Issues #23 According to National Gang Center, “Youth Court” refers to a court that involves young people in the sentencing of their peers who are diverted from juvenile courts. Most teens involved are between 14-16 years old. In recent decades, more people are supporting the use of youth courts and peer juriesContinue reading “On the whole, peer youth juries in schools are not effective towards helping juvenile delinquents.”

Online Shopping Has Taken Over Our Lives, But is it Actually Better Than In-Store Shopping?

Opinions on Debatable Issues #22 Online shopping is more prevalent today than ever. COVID pandemic caused the spike in the demand for buying things virtually and delivery of goods. Companies like Amazon has even monopolized the selling industry, creating an empire of digital shopping. Yet, is online shopping actually better than traditional in-store shopping? ShoppingContinue reading “Online Shopping Has Taken Over Our Lives, But is it Actually Better Than In-Store Shopping?”

Helicopter Parenting v. Free-Range Parenting: Which is better?

Opinions on Debatable Issues #21 According to Healthline, helicopter parenting is “hyper-involvement in a child’s life.” Free-range parenting is oppositive, providing more freedom to the children and restrict the number of interventions from the parents. There has been heated debate over which method of parenting is more desirable in the 21st century. In recent decades,Continue reading “Helicopter Parenting v. Free-Range Parenting: Which is better?”