School Shootings, Super Bowl, the Tide Pod Challenge: Our Favorite Student Comments of the Week
In their comments this week, students weighed in on a variety of topics ranging from diversity in Hollywood and the “Tide pod challenge” to the Super Bowl and dealing with grief. But the issue that received the most number of comments was school shootings, and in particular, the question of whether we are becoming “numb” to them.
As always, we were informed, impressed and entertained by student comments on our writing prompts from around the country and the world. This week we want to especially note the students of Vancouver, Wash.; Wilmington, N.C.; Danvers, Mass.; and King of Prussia, Pa.We also want to recognize the many students from Philadelphia who commented on our Article of the Day about this year’s especially dangerous flu season.Teachers, if your students regularly post to our writing prompts and are sometimes called out here, we’d love to hear what the experience has been like — for them and for you. This is a new feature this year, and we’re always seeking feedback. In fact, the email address to which you can write and tell us is LNFeedback@nytimes.com. Thank you in advance!