Media Impact on Teens' Ideas for Their Futures 20 Replies

As a current High School student I know first hand how much kids are expected to plan their lives from a very early age. By 8th grade my home economics teacher had us do a presentation on what we wanted to be “when we grow up” and what college we…Continue

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More Than This by Patrick Ness - February's Blurbing Book Club 2 Replies

So for February, I'd like to choose More Than This by Patrick Ness.  1. Read the book. 2. Come back to this forum and leave your thoughts about the book. You can write a sentence, you can write an essay, it doesn't matter, whatever you want. 3.…Continue

Started by Michelle in Books & The Blurbing Book Club. Last reply by Kate Jun 2.


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Superman's Burden

In the light of this week's past events in Paris, Beirut, and other places around the world , we here at The NYRD have been doing a lot of soul searching. Any loss of innocent lives is worth a pause and a prayer, but being New Yorkers we feel a kinship with those who have lived through the events of cowardly and horrific acts of terror. Our hearts and our thoughts are with our brothers and sisters across the Atlantic, in the Middle East, and everywhere else there is suffering. In situations such as these it is always the "what ifs" that cause the most pain. What if someone had gone left instead of right? What if that person had decided not to go out that night? What if an attack could have been predicted and stopped? What if we had the power to never let something this happen…


Posted by Adam J Brunner on November 18, 2015 at 5:30am

Remember Remember the fifth of November...

Happy holidays to the Brits out there, remember! Keep it safe with the fires and fireworks!

Posted by Lothian Tam ~ Admin ~ on November 4, 2015 at 7:40pm

An Open Letter to Change

Change is not always a good thing, but there is little we can do about it other than embrace it and move on. I tried to convey that with something personal in this spoken letter. Felt like a good idea at the time. It is not all that often I make videos, be on The Nerdfightersinfo Colab channel (NFi) or on my own channel, let alone a serious one. But once in a while I fancy a change. 

Posted by Dave Johnson on August 10, 2015 at 10:30am

This months song July (Take it Down)

I usually try to write pretty happy go lucky music, However do to recent tragic events I wanted to say some things about the uncomfortable topic of racism in America. It is my hope that by having this conversation we can make some desperately needed progress. Thanks for listening.
#BlackLivesMatter #TakeItDown

Posted by Ben Davila on July 1, 2015 at 12:36pm — 5 Comments


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Hey Guys! So I'm very slowly writing a book, and I'm going to stay with this one. I've written about 1/2 the first chapter, and part of a different chapter. So as to spoil nothing, here's just what I have of the first chapter. Please tell me any of your thoughts! Concerns? Inquiries? Oddities? Confusion? Praise? ALL IS WELCOME!The people, huddled together for warmth, all stared at the ground, silently waiting. A few faint whispers and grunts could be heard from the crowd. Someone sneezed, and…See More
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