Debate

Research shows that the sugar in drinks can contribute to serious health problems. Would detailing these risks on the packaging save lives—or is it a misguided attempt to solve America's obesity problem? 

Some lawmakers believe that lowering the minimum wage for young people will encourage more businesses to hire them. Would you say this is a smart move to help teens get jobs—or is it fundamentally unfair? 

Some students (and even administrators) are calling for a time limit on outside assignments. Will this move reduce students’ stress levels—or just make it harder to learn? 

We’re constantly bombarded with advertisements that portray the perfect body as thin and fit. Would getting rid of them boost our self-esteem, or send us down a slippery slope of censorship?

Big-thrill activities like snowboarding and rock climbing are skyrocketing in popularity. Do these sports teach healthy risk-taking—or put precious futures in jeopardy?

Through video games, fandoms, and social media, you’re interacting with cool people around the world. But can these virtual connections ever truly compete with an in-person bond?

Some schools have outlawed the practice, deeming it disruptive. Have these extravagant invitations gone too far?

 

Thanks to social media, it’s easy to follow your favorite star’s every move. But can this sort of fixation warp your reality?

Changes to the National School Lunch Program have put more fruits, veggies, and whole grains on your plate. But are these meals really making students healthier?