Bacon Cheeseburgers Aren’t Healthy

Topic: Should unhealthy fast food products be sold with a warning label?   Sure! Why not? I'm sure there's someone out there who doesn't realize that fast food is unhealthy. I'm probably overestimating the intelligence of a lot of people, but I don't think anyone needs to be told that fast food is bad for [...]

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A Philosophical Discussion About Junk Food

Topic: Why hamburgers are better than hot dogs   How fun! Today I get to try and convince people that hamburgers are superior to hot dogs! This is a fantastic use of my time! Why does one have to be better? Why can’t people just decide for themselves whether they prefer hamburgers or hot dogs? [...]

Prompt: Many people believe that loyalty--whether to an individual, an organization, or a nation--means unconditional and unquestioning support no matter what. To these people, the withdrawal of support is by definition a betrayal of loyalty. But doesn't true loyalty sometimes require us to be critical of those we are loyal to? If we see that [...]

Is it a Problem to Have too Many Choices?

Prompt: In today's complex society there are many activities and interests competing for our time and attention. We tend to think that the more choices we have in life, the happier we will be. But having too many options--choices about how to spend our time or what interests to pursue--can be overwhelming and can make [...]

What is Reality?

The official definition of reality is: "1. the quality or state of being real. 2. a real event, entity, or state of affairs."   But what does this mean? How does anyone know what actually exists? There are many theories about reality, some stranger than others. A few particularly interesting ones are outlined here, including a [...]

My Opinion on PETA

You've probably heard of PETA(People for Ethical Treatment of Animals). They are well known as an animal rights organization, but what really goes on behind the scenes? In this essay, I'll express my own opinions about PETA and go over some of the darker stories about them. First, let me point out that I do [...]

Weapons of World War I

Several new weapons were used during World War I. In this essay I’m going to summarize some of the most important ones.   Machine Guns Machine guns were invented before World War I, but were used extensively in the war. The guns were unique in that they didn’t have to be reloaded after every shot. [...]

Ravenclaw

Following up my paper on Slytherin, I’m writing a paper on my own Hogwarts house, Ravenclaw. First I’ll talk about the house founder, then some famous Ravenclaws, the house crest and colors, and finally the Ravenclaw diadem.   House Founder   The founder of the Ravenclaw house was Rowena Ravenclaw, a very intelligent witch. She [...]