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    There’s more to these places, than just rage. These types of places allow people to release energy, emotions, etc in a controlled and non-judgmental environment. A person doesn’t have to be feeling rage or stress to benefit from an experience at a Smash Room. It could be used as a bonding experience between friends, spouses, or even for team building for employees. It could be used to signify a triumph of/over something, ie: Cancer survivor.

    There’s many ways these Smash Rooms can be beneficial, beyond just stress or rage.

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    In any class where there is a “requirement” for in-class presentations, the teacher(s) should provide alternatives to students who feel they may have difficulties with them.

    A few alternatives could be: “Presenting in front of only the Teacher, the student could provide an audio tape”-source for these alternatives is: https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/Classroom-Ideas-to-Reduce-Anxiety

    Another alternative could be to do smaller groups, specifically a few students with anxiety paired with a few of

    In any class where there is a “requirement” for in-class presentations, the teacher(s) should provide alternatives to students who feel they may have difficulties with them.

    A few alternatives could be: “Presenting in front of only the Teacher, the student could provide an audio tape”-source for these alternatives is: https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/Classroom-Ideas-to-Reduce-Anxiety

    Another alternative could be to do smaller groups, specifically a few students with anxiety paired with a few of their trusted friends-the idea behind these alternatives is to provide an open and safe space for students to feel acknowledged and understood; while at the same time, assisting students with stepping outside of their comfort zone one little step at a time.

    Now, I’m sure there are people who believe providing these alternatives; or any for that matter, is a form of coddling. However, consider for a moment that, when my parents were in school or when I was in school, talking about mental and emotional health was uncommon-almost taboo, even. That doesn’t mean that there weren’t people who had depression or anxiety-you just didn’t really know about it.

    Today, though, there is so much more awareness of mental and emotional health. More and more people are talking about it. More and more people feel safe to open up about it without fear of ridicule or judgement.

    So, I commend students who seek to hold their teachers and their peers to a higher and more empathetic standard. Seeking alternatives in the classroom-in-class presentations-due to a student’s mental or emotional health should be taken seriously, not judged or ridiculed; and should never been accused of or misrepresented as coddling.

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    This administration caused this “bailout” to be necessary. Therefore, the only reasonable thing to do would be to repeal the tariffs.

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    Almond water? not sure how/if one would be able to market/advertise this.

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