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Tamar Turner
3/27 Online Discussion
Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:59pm
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While I donít have an exact answer to what my essay is going to be about I do have some ideas as to what I want to write about. When we were first assigned this paper I was excited because I love papers where you express your opinion and then just support it. However, I soon learned while I was excited, getting something to write about isnít always the easiest thing to do. Also, another thing that made it even more difficult were the topics that were restricted. Now I know I am going to use something from the issues and controversies page on the ECU database website. Some topics I am considering include things have to deal with teen and adolescents, sports, or human rights. More specifically as I was doing some research I saw a couple questions that interest me. For one: are protest movements effective ways of bringing about social and political change? If I was to choose this I would argue that yes, protests are effective ways of bringing about change whether it is politically or socially. I feel that the root of all change starts from some sort of action, and in this case that would be protest. However, with protesting there must be strategic planning and dedication. When it comes to sports: Should the NCAA pay college athletes? If I were to choose this topic then I would strongly argue against this. There are a lot of college athletes who go to school for free or for a reduced fee. What are they doing that requires payment? Playing a sport that they love and have dedicated themselves too? These athletes arenít being forced to do anything but rather playing sports at a collegiate level is a choice they made. And if they are getting paid, what about the other students, just leave them out to dry? Sports should not take precedent over education because that is the whole basis of post-secondary education; sports should just been seen as a luxury. I think the teens and adolescents topic would also be useful because it would be ideas that can relate to me being that I fall in that category.

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