My Tank is Empty Blog

It has been two weeks since I last posted. Several of you have asked for new opportunities to blog, but I’m drawing blanks. I have no idea what y’all are willing to argue about right now. Leave me some ideas–ideas with substance, please. Dogs vs. Cats and Lana vs. Taylor are great for the cafeteria, but not here.

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9 Responses to My Tank is Empty Blog

  1. Carter Scaggs says:

    I have a few ideas:
    1. We could discuss the war on drugs, whether it has done more harm by increasing the incarceration rate or good by discouraging the use of drugs.
    2. We could discuss the high rate of underage parents in Mississippi and what to do about it.
    3.We could discuss the pros and cons of the cell phones, or brain-killers as you know them.
    4.We could argue whether or not traveling is really worth it, after all the internet allows us to learn about other cultures without having to be there in person.
    5. We could talk about whether or not being rich is something to work towards. We could relate it to recent news about Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter (X).

    • Carter Scaggs says:

      6. We could discuss the high rates of childhood obesity in Mississippi, and what kind of solutions could be made to help address the problem. Should legislation be passed that restricts people’s diets?

  2. Andy Chen says:

    I suppose it is worth reiterating my interests if the choices for topics have run dry.

    Sleep is the most powerful performance-enhancing drug available to us, and yet so few people take advantage of it. The youth of our nation have been affected the most; the rise of caffeine overuse, excessive screen time, and stress to perform in both academics and extracurriculars has created a massive sleep debt that cannot be easily repaid. To tie into Carter’s suggestion, one impact of this sleep epidemic happens to be a rise in obesity. Discussion on ways to improve sleep health such as the delaying of school start times or the effects of highly caffeinated drinks would be an interesting topic that is highly relevant to many MSMS students.

  3. Ava Grace Noe says:

    My idea may be a little bland but I think the answers could be very broad. Who knows where it may lead us???

    With research papers for seniors and for tales and for even yourself coming in due soon every student is pushing their forehead into the palms of their hands shouting into the void, ‘Why do we write research papers anyway?’ And I believe there may be merit in this question. Why is it that we research literature or history or math and write stuffy papers? Why is it that we can’t just write our answer in ‘normal English’? Why do we care if Benvolio was gay? What is the point of our research other than to keep academics with jobs and to keep the Library of Congress happy? I think that there may be a very straightforward answer to this but I’m thinking a little more philosophical.

  4. Lila Jacks says:

    I think it would be interesting to discuss political slander campaigning, and whether or not it proves beneficial to our voting process.

    For example, politicians will often broadcast something about their opponent’s past, sometimes relating to the future of politics and sometimes not. Recent examples regarding both parties include the resurfacing of a photo of Tate Reeves surrounded by Confederate flags, as well as the leaking of Susanna Gibson’s sex tapes.

    Though it is important to remain informed, this is a slippery slope. Calling out a history of discriminatory comments or money embezzlement may be useful for people to know while making their political decisions, but should an embarrassing or scandalous instance of the past that doesn’t relate to politics or the well being of the people be held to the same regard?

    This almost seems like a form of propaganda, placing focus of campaigns in ad hominem attacks on the opponent, instead of the politicians goals themself. Even when talking about candidates, I find it more common to hear why people SHOULDN’T trust one opponent, as opposed to what good the other opponent will be doing. It also leads to more secrecy in politics, with campaign managers working to hide anything potentially damaging to the candidate’s reputation, and therefore making the whole process less transparent to the public.

    I’m curious to hear what people think about this.

  5. Aliyiah Richey says:

    I think a really good post would be discussing the gender bias within the STEM fields, it seems as if more women are becoming software engineers and product managers. As someone who wants to pursue STEM specifically computer science. There is a huge space between the spaces within these fields, which I know won’t be closed by the time I graduate, which is two years, it is still something to discuss.

  6. Myia Williams says:

    1. Thoughts on women abortion
    2. Sex changing
    These are really good topics that we could argue about.

  7. Darshi says:

    1. Different Lifestyles
    2. How much should students know about finance?
    3. Benefits and disbenefits of meditation.
    4. Why are most teens drawn to horror or thriller movies rather than romance or comedy?

  8. Gracyn Young says:

    If you were looking for topics for students at MSMS to debate about, I feel questions about MSMS itself would be a great start. One in particular would be the campus location, is MSMS really that important to The W, are we restricting our school’s growth by not moving to other locations, what does the vacant “top” positions at the school mean for us?

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