Jessica Yrani

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Jessica reviewed this story - May 21, 2012

This story does have a medium level of science it because of the quotes from the different scientists. Also, it is relate able to American society because of its easy to understand language.

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Jessica posted and reviewed this story - May 21, 2012

This article has very straight forward science. It has a lot of scientific language.

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Jessica posted and reviewed this story - May 21, 2012
Jessica reviewed this story - May 21, 2012
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4.0

When writing about current events that are in the process, like the solar powered boat, it is nice to give background of the story and the up to date information of when the next big event will be happening. This story does a good job of informing you enough to care about the information and get you excited about an accomplishment that is about to happen.

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Jessica posted and reviewed this story - May 21, 2012
Jessica's Rating
4.0

This story sparked my interest by connecting it to different aspects that are appealing to humans in general. I really like the beginning where the author uses the connection to speaking about humans being the fastest species and how that connects to running barefoot. It carried me on through the story and made me feel connected to the piece. This technique of making it relevant to all people is great because that is how you get people to continue reading on when your story is long.

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Jessica reviewed this story - May 7, 2012
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3.0

This story tries to research an interesting topic of social status developing a physical expression in genes. An opinion piece can be written on the different stresses that people have when they do not have high social status and what health effects they may face. Also, if possible, see if there have been studies for people who change social status to a higher ranking and see if their health issues lessened.

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Jessica reviewed this story - May 7, 2012
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4.0

This offers an interesting approach to depression. An opinion can be written on the stigma that exists with the disease of depression and show the reasons why it is a stigma. Then give the solution of any kind of physical evidence like a blood test can help.

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Jessica reviewed this story - Apr 11, 2012
Jessica's Rating
3.3

The story discusses the affect the BP oil spill is having on the lives and overall health of dolphins. Opinion piece relevant to this story could cover how the government needs to get involved with helping improve the health of the dolphins. Another opinion piece could focus on how long this oil spill is going to effect the wildlife and how the process be sped up.

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Jessica reviewed this story - Apr 11, 2012
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4.0

This story brings up revenant issues concerning climate changes and how it can affect health. One opinion piece could focus on the relationship doctors are having with patients need to become more focused so they can recognize the new health problems occurring. Another opinion piece could focus on how the government needs to address climate issues and try to protect the venerable communities it will be affecting.

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Jessica reviewed this story - Mar 13, 2012

The article does not focus on health care access as being the solution to Latino chronic diseases like diabetes. America Bracho the founder of a health nonprofit believes that educating, preventing, and participating are more important than access to healthcare. The article speaks of the community support the members give each other in order to fight the chronic diseases. The community support does help people overcome diabetes and should be part of the solution to diabetes; however, ... More »

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Jessica reviewed this story - Feb 9, 2012
Jessica's Rating
3.7

The story does a great job of introducing the issue and getting the readers attention about gay, teen suicide rates. They do make it seem that gay teens are not like the regular teenagers at a high school and should be treated differently. It does seem like its on purpose, but the author does create a separate group in the language used. Also, the stereotypes of lebians being tomboys is used very bluntly when describing the teenage girls being bullied. It plays to the typical gay ... More »

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Jessica reviewed this story - Jan 17, 2012
Jessica's Rating
3.7

The article gives possible cultural reasons for the high rate of bipolar disorder in the US. It suggests that people there is a lower stigma in the US, resulting in diagnosis of a lot more cases. The lack of the social structure and family background in the US can be a cause of high bipolar disorder; moreover, the immigrants to the US are the entrepreneur type who are willing to take risks.

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Jessica posted and reviewed this story - Nov 2, 2011
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