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Reply to Dylan Joyce Sugary Drinks Questions

Do you think that sugary drinks are affecting the overall weight of some people of the world?

Yes, but it’s not the main thing affecting someone’s weight

 

Are sugary drinks bad in your opinion?

They are only bad if you have a large portion/amounts of it daily

 

Why does one buy sugary drinks?

To give their taste buds something else to have/feel. The sugary drinks have their own unique taste that can give us what we need that other drinks can’t satisfy; especially if they are strongly carbonated they give us a nice chill that water and such can’t fulfill

 

Do you believe what sugary drinks say on the can to be true or do you think that there is some hidden things also?

I think most drinks are true because they are suppose to keep all the ingredients open to the public, FDA regulations. But however they tend to use very uncommon words which don’t know, if they are trying to hide something harmful to the public who won’t pay it any mind

 

How much money do you think the sugary drink companies make in a day?

Thousands

Response to “Questions About Prison” by Carolyn Dixon

  1. Other than committing a crime, what do you think leads to someone ending up in prison?

Sadly in our day and age, the location and upbringing of an individual mostly decides whether or not someone will commit a given crime. That’s not to say a poor area of the world is more likely to have a higher percentage of crime than a rich section—though it might. I am saying that where one lives and how one is brought up can determine what specific crimes one might commit.

  1. Why do you think someone would choose to commit a crime that could land them in prison?

I think the simple answer to that question is that most people don’t think they will get caught. Unless one is specifically doing an illegal crime to get thrown in jail on purpose. In my opinion, people don’t think they’ll get punished that easily.

  1. Do you think that a lack of education is a contributing factor?

Education I don’t think as much (as stated before) as upbringing, family life, location, even mental stability. Though often, the people who lack education are poorer people.

  1. Do you think those in the foster care system or without family are more likely to offend?

It’s hard to say, but in my opinion people who are at least in a foster care system might have a bit better chance of steering clear of felonies–but does not mean they are exempt from it in any way, shape, or form. I think those without any family at all might be more likely to, because they might feel like they have no connections with other people, so they may feel that it just won’t matter to anyone but themselves if they go to prison.

  1. Do you think people living in poverty are more likely to commit crimes?

Unfortunately I do. Life is harsh and people who live in poverty have to fight harder than most of us to just live their day to day lives and usually that means committing crimes.

Response to Cheating Questions

1. Can you define the word “cheating”?

Getting the reward for something by dishonest means

2. Have you yourself ever cheated on any assignment whether it be homework, a quiz or exam?

Yupp

3. Are teachers generally aware of the cheating that goes on in their classrooms?

I think so.

4. Are the punishments for students caught cheating fair or unfair?

I think unfair because you get kicked out of school

5. Do you consider the use of SparkNotes or other similar websites as cheating?

Not at all

Cheating Questions Response

1. Can you define the word “cheating”?

Copying or stealing work that is not yours

2. Have you yourself ever cheated on any assignment whether it be homework, a quiz or exam?

Yes.

3. Are teachers generally aware of the cheating that goes on in their classrooms?

Yes.

4. Are the punishments for students caught cheating fair or unfair?

I think its unfair, because you can get kicked out of school for cheating.

5. Do you consider the use of SparkNotes or other similar websites as cheating?

No.

Answers to Kyle’s Cheating Questions

1. Can you define the word “cheating”?

Using someone else’s or a sources answers on a graded assignment in which you are supposed to know from memory.

2. Have you yourself ever cheated on any assignment whether it be homework, a quiz or exam?

To be honest, in high school yes.

3. Are teachers generally aware of the cheating that goes on in their classrooms?

Yes.

4. Are the punishments for students caught cheating fair or unfair?

I think punishments are not hard enough, most don’t even get caught.

5. Do you consider the use of SparkNotes or other similar websites as cheating?

No.

Answers to Nygeria’s Beauty Questions

1.) Should we care about what other people think of us?

No one should care what others think of them. We are all our own person, which makes us unique so why try and be the same.

2.) We are all made equal; should we judge based on anything other than personality?

Personality is what defines who a person is, so solely make judgments on that.

3.) Would you rather accept yourself or impress others?

I rather accept myself because at the end of the day if I’m trying to impress people then they don’t really know who I am and neither would I if I’m trying to be something I’m not.

4.) Is material items an important factor?

Obviously material items don’t tell who a person is. In some aspect it might when it comes to expressing oneself through the clothes they wear but overall materialistic items are just ways of trying to impress others.

5.) Why do people care more about their outer appearance?

People care more about their appearance because it’s how society raised us. Since we live in a really materialistic world, we are constantly comparing ourselves to others and trying to be the “best”.

ALS question answers

Do you believe the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is raising awareness?

Yes, I believe they’ve raised about $15 million from the ice bucket challenge.

Have you or any of your friends done the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

There were countless of them. It was very popular about one month ago, I saw many videos of them taking the challenge.

Have you ever personally donated?

No

Do you know what ALS is?

It’s a non-profit organization that supports some sickness.

Do you know where you can donate at?

The ALS foundation.

My Answers to Meji Amudipe’s Sugary Drink Questions

1. How does drinking sugary drinks affect your health?

Normally, after drinking soda for example, the very next day I end up with blemishes on my skin and therefore I try not to drink it at all.

2. What can you loss from drinking sugary drinks?

Sugary drinks are not good for your heath plus they are not as hydrating as water.

3. How come drinking water is lower than drinking a sugary drink?

It could be because you can just get water from your faucet at home and sugary drinks have other ingredients in them that you can’t just make yourself.

4. What makes you pick something as a monster over apple juice?

I personally never drink energy drinks and love apple juice! However, I think people are just looking for that extra quick energy boost while not really understanding the long term affects.

5. What taste motivates people to drink “soft drinks” with high amounts of sugar?

Because so many people like sweet tastes, soft drinks with high amounts of sugar may be the first thing they’re motivated to grab.

 

Response to Dylan Joyce Sugary Drinks Questions

Do you think that sugary drinks are affecting the overall weight of some people of the world?

Yes, I believe that the sugar and calories in the drinks is partially affecting the overweight problems in our world.

 

Are sugary drinks bad in your opinion?

I believe they are only bad if you have too many. If you limit yourself and drink sugary drinks in moderation and not frequently, I feel they can be ok for you once in a while.

 

Why does one buy sugary drinks?

Sugary drinks are bought because people like the taste and/or feel that they will get energy from them.

 

Do you believe what sugary drinks say on the can to be true or do you think that there is some hidden things also?

I believe that many companies can and do hide things such how much sugar or unhealthy ingredients or percentages of unhealthy things are in their sodas.

How much money do you think the sugary drink companies make in a day?

I believe that they make thousands of dollars a day, maybe even millions.

Answers to Questions by Kyle Whalen

1. Cheating is using notes or any other prohibited items during a test or assignment.

2. No.

3. Yes, even though students try to be stealthy, the teacher generally knows when someone is cheating.

4. I think the punishments for cheating are fair.

5. I would not consider CliffsNotes and similar websites as cheating, provided they don’t get used during a test.