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A Change We Can Believe In


Student essays on a change we can believe in can best be viewed by clicking on the students name in the Table of Contents. Hope you enjoy reading these essays.



Bella

Bella Orloff
Red Group
December 9, 2008

Changes I can believe in

What do you think the world will look like in about ten years? President elect Obama’s quote is “change we can believe “. Some changes I believe in are to stop deforestation, and pollution, and get better health care. Stopping deforestation is important because we need trees, pollution makes our world dirty and a horrible place, and people are dieing because they don’t have health care. I hope they are changed in the next ten years.
Deforestation is when people cut down trees. Forests are very important to people all over the world. These are three things that trees are good for. The trees give us oxygen to breath. Without oxygen there would not be one living creature on land and no people. Also, cutting down trees is like cutting down animal’s homes and protection .So they are dieing from being killed by their predators, and having no shelter. Finally I think more people should recycle and reuse paper products so they don’t have to keep cutting down trees to make more. Stopping deforestation is one way to try to change the world in the next ten years.
The second change I can believe in is better health care. First giving the poor some type of health care could make a great difference, it doesn’t have to be the best but just so they can get treated. In addition, I think doctor and dental offices should accept different types of health care. Better health care should happen in the next ten years.
Finally, I think we should do something about pollution, air, water, and land. They are all very important. Pollution to the air is important because soon we will not be able to breath. People should try to stop putting toxic fumes into the air. The water is important because we will die with out it. I think they should have a larger fine for polluting the water with trash and other things that can hurt it. Land pollution is big because we live on land and we want to live in a nice place and not a toxic waste dump. Pollution should be stopped, so the world will be a better and cleaner place.
In conclusion our country will be a better place if these changes are made. If we decrease deforestation, get better health care, and stop pollution will make a big improvement on our country. Making these changes might be hard but if we all work together we can do something about it. With president elect Obama’s help change is possible.



Brenna

Brenna McGuckin
Red Group

December 9, 2008

Changes I Can Believe In

In the next ten years, we will need to change.
But how do we change? Some improvements we need to make are more cures, how to stop using harmful energy, and to stop deforestation.
Those are changes that I can believe in. It might be hard, but we need to do whatever it takes.
One problem is deforestation. We need to stop cutting down trees. It is a HUGE problem. Because trees provides us oxygen, and cleaner healthier air. It’s also killing animals and there habitat. There are many problems but this says it all, STOP CUTTING DOWN OUR TREES!!!!!!!!!!
Diseases and life changing events are a BIG problem. Aids, Cancer, Autism, and many more need to be stopped. If we find cures, it will change lives and save lives. But how can we? We can donate money to researches. It might not seem like much, but it makes a big difference. It’s very sad to think about how people live with these challenges everyday but it is true, let’s stop it…….Together.
Our Society depends on energy to light our houses, fuel our cars and much more. We need to find cleaner energy. We need more solar, water, and wind powered energy. Hybrids are a good. They are helping solve the problem, but we will need even more to stop this. We will have to recycle, and conserve energy. This is very important so we need to act now or the earth will be a GIANT waste land.
To summarize this up, in the next ten years I will hope to see these changes made. We need to see these changes made, it will lead to a brighter, cleaner, healthier future. As a reminder we need to stop deforestation, find cures, and save energy. President Elect Obama promised these changes and many more. But will he do it?

Brianna

Brianna Wallace
Red group
December 9, 2008

Changes I Can Believe In

Stopping global warming, lower taxes, and helping the homeless are changes I can believe in. I believe we can recycle more and stop Global warming. I can also believe in lowering taxes. The last change I can believe in helping and donating and doing more to help the homeless. In 10 years we could change the future.
Changing Global warming is a very important goal for the next ten years. One way we could stop global warming is to recycle more. This can happen if we pick up trash, and conserve more energy. Another way we could stop global warming is to stop deforestation. If we do this it will help the environment and our breathing. The last way we could stop global warming is to find other types of energy like solar powered cars to help the environment. We can make a change to the world. We can make it happen.
Taxes are unfair. I believe we can change taxes for the next ten years. I believe that poor people should pay less. The last change I believe is rich people should pay more. I believe that we could change taxes in a couple of years.
Helping the homeless is important. I believe we could donate more money so the homeless could have homes. I believe we could build schools for the homeless children who never had education. The last change I can believe in is building homes for the homeless so they can have a regular normal life instead of the high risk road to death. I believe we can change the future with the homeless people. In conclusion our future will be brighter as changes are made. Stopping global warming, fair taxes and doing more to help the homeless will make the future bright. Change, we can make this happen if we try. Our future can be bright. With Obama’s help we will have a great future.

Carly

Carly Thompson
Red Group
December 9, 2008


Changes I Can Believe In

I have three ideas for changes that I want to happen over the next ten years. One of the changes that I would like to see happen would be to replace fuel with other kinds of energy. Another change that I would like to see happen would be to improve schools. The third change that I would like to see happen would be to start to end the war. I will tell more about these changes in this blog if you keep reading.
Replacing fuel with other kinds of energy is a change that I would like to see happen in the next ten years. A way to replace fuel would be to use Hybrids because they are energy efficient cars. Another idea I have is solar power because it takes energy right from the sun. Finally a car that uses a battery would be a good idea because it just needs to be charged. All of these changes will make our environment a better place over the next ten years.
Improving schools is a change that I also would like to see happen. One way is to give schools new textbooks so that the kids would learn about more current events that have happened. Another suggestion would be to make schools bigger so that there would be more rooms for kids to learn about other kinds of interesting subjects. Finally to make schools have more fun activities so that the kids would be more willing to go to school. My ideas will make school a more fun place for everyone.
Ending the wars is a change that I would like to also see happen. A way to end the war would be to going to war. Another suggestion would be to try to make people try to understand others better so that people wouldn’t fight so much. Finally we should decide how to settle the war against other countries. Ending war is important because other countries could become friends with us.
In conclusion the future will be better as changes are made. Replacing fuel with other kinds of energy, improving schools, and ending the war are all changes that are important to me and that I hope will happen in the next ten years.

Chris S.

Dan M.

Daniel McTeague
Red Group
December 8, 2008

Changes I Can Believe In

Change is what President elect Barrack Obama believes in. First, ending the war in Iraq is a very important change I can believe in. Next, bailing out all of the banks that are in trouble is very important to me. Finally, recycling paper instead of deforestation will really affect the animals. Ending the war in Iraq, bailing out the banks, and recycling more paper, are changes I believe will happen in the next decade.
Ending the war in Iraq is one of the many changes we need to make. Many people are dying in Iraq each day because we’re occupying that country. Some people in that country hate us and we’ve proved nothing so just bring back our troops. Maybe President elect Obama and the leader of Iraq could work something out if they met. We need this change, too many soldiers are dying.
Another one of the many changes we need is to bailout all of the banks that are in trouble. After people mortgaged more money than they could ever pay back, and our banks weren’t getting back the money people mortgaged. After that, they started running out of money and we’re heading toward the great depression. Now we need to use the 700 billion bailout plan. Bailing out the banks is one of the many changes we need to make.
Another one of the many changes we need is to reduce the amount trees cut down in the rainforest. Many animals are losing their homes each day because we’re cutting down trees that they live in. this is why we have a lot of endangered species in our world. Americans should start recycling more paper and anything that can be recycled. Reducing deforestation is an important change we need to make.
In conclusion, our future will start to change gradually for the better. Ending the war in Iraq, bailing out the banks and reducing deforestation will make our future brighter. Making these changes will probably take quite a while. Hopefully President elect Obama will make our future brighter.




Emily P.

Emily Phillips
Red Group
December 9, 2008

Changes I Can Believe In

Imagine if you knew president Obama and you could tell him changes that you believe in. The first change that I would like to see is help to stop the melting of the polar ice caps. Another change I believe in is to eliminate deforestation. The last change that I really believe in is bringing our troops home and make peace without war. Stop the melting of the polar ice caps, stop deforestation, and bring our troops home are changes I want to see happen in the next couple of years.
One of the changes I believe in is try to make the polar ice caps stop melting. One reason why is because once they melt into the oceans and they will over flow. Another reason why is the polar bears are on endangered species list. The final reason is we need more ice so the ice will reflect the hot sun. What we would have to do to help this is not add to the pollution.
Another change I would like to see is deforestation. My first reason because without trees we won’t have air. My second reason is because there when we cut down trees we’re cutting down animas homes. My last reason is because there a beautiful part of nature it’s much better than a car dealer.
I would like to see this change as soon as possible.
My final change is bringing our troops home and make peace without war. One reason why is because a lot of people are dieing and their families are sad. Another reason why is because we could just meet president to president then just try to make it better that way instead of war.
My final reason is so that all their families can be together. I want to see this changes over the next one or two years.
In the future our world will be brighter when good changes are made like these.
To help make the polar ice caps stop melting, stop deforestation, and bring our troops home is going to take a lot of hard work but it will make our future better.
I hope president Obama will everything he can do to make these changes happen

Emily Zito

Red Group
December 9, 2008

Change I Can Believe In Change is needed all around the world. But how do we help? Deforestation, Lower taxes, and improving the health of kids and adults are all changes I can believe in. Some of these issues are killing our world. We need to do whatever we can to change the world. Deforestation is another change I hope to see. These are the suggestions I have to prevent Deforestation. Do with wood we have. That way when we run low we will have more. Another way is cut in a certain place, that way the animals can find another place to go. The final way is it takes away our oxygen, and we need oxygen to breath. This is why I
w
ould like to prevent deforestation. Lower taxes are another change I can believe in. Here
are the suggestions I have for lower taxes. Lower taxes for our parents, so they can have more money for more important things. Another suggestion I have is eliminate taxes for retired people. Because it is hard for them to get money when they don’t work anymore. The final suggestion I have is raise taxes for people who can afford it, that way people who can’t won’t have to worry about paying their taxes. This is another change I hope to see.
Improving health for kids and adults is the last change I hope to see, here my suggestions. Lower the price of exercise equipment that way people can get healthier. Another way is lower the price of going to the doctors, so people can get checked for dieses more often. The final way is let people less fortunate go to the doctor’s and dentists more often this will make our country healthier .I hope to see this also change in the next ten years.
In conclusion our future will be brighter if we improve these problems. Deforestation, Lower taxes and improving health for kids and adults are all changes I hope to see in the next ten years.BarackObama promised change hopefully he will improve these issues. Hopefully these issues will be improved in the 10 years Barack Obama is president.





Harrison

Harrison Rovner
Red Group
December 9, 2008

Changes I Can Believe In


“Change we can believe in.” President-Elect Barack Obama promises change. Is it possible? One change I can believe in is alternative energy for fuel. Another change I can believe in is fair taxes. Lastly a change I can believe in is health care for everyone. Alternative energy, fair taxes, and health care for everyone are all important changes that I think can happen in the next ten years.
Switching to alternative energy for fuel should happen in the next ten years. Alternative energy will let people save a lot of money. We could use solar power for heat. We could also use wind power for electricity, and hybrids to reduce the gasoline use. The citizens of the United States should switch to alternative energy in the next ten years.
The government should have citizens pay fair taxes within the next ten years. If the government has the citizens of the United States pay fair taxes, more people will have money for food, water, and other things. To make that happen, the middle class should pay less. Also the wealthy people should pay more because they can afford it. In the next ten years the government should make taxes fair.
The government should let everyone have a health care plan. If everyone has health care it will save the economy in the long run. Also healthier children will learn better in school and then they could get a good college education and then a good job. To do this the government and health care companies should reduce the rates. Having health care for everyone is a change that should happen in the next ten years.
In conclusion we can change the world. Using alternative energy, fair taxes, and health care for everyone are a big part of that change. Making these changes can be hard but we can make it happen. With President-Elect Barack Obama’s help we can change the world and future of it. “Change we can believe in.” I know it’s possible.

Jake B.

Imagine if we could change the world and make it better. If I could make three changes one of them would be to find cures for diseases like cancer. Another change would be to change to alternative fuel instead of using gas. A change that would be important to me would be to make a skate park in Springfield. Find cures for diseases like cancer, switching to alternative fuel, and making a skate park in spring field would all be important changes I can believe in.
A change I can believe in is finding cures for diseases like cancer. If we find cures diseases would not spread and kill people. There would also not be as much orphans. This can happen if we make new kinds of medicines. We should be able to make this happen the next 5 years.
Another change I can believe in is to change to alternative fuel instead of gasoline. We can make this happen by using wind power for electricity. We can also use hybrid power for cars instead of gas. And we can use solar power for heating homes. Stop using gas and switch to Alternative fuel.
A change that would be important to me would be to make a skate park in Springfield.
We make a skate park in spring field there would not be as much people skateboarding on private property. We can do it if we find a site big enough. It is a recreational activity
for everybody. We should be able to do it in the next couple of years.
We can have a brighter future if changes are made. Finding cures for diseases like
cancer, reducing the use of gas by switching to alternative fuel, and making a skate park in Springfield are ways we can improve the future. We can make this happen with the help of President-elect Obama.

Joe

Joey Davis
Red Group
December 9, 2008



Changes I Can Believe In

Our president elect Obama promised a change. But is that true? One change I can believe is to make cars that run on alternative fuel. Second to improve schools to make learning fun. And finally to stop air pollution for the world. Alternative fuel, improving schools, and stopping air pollution are all changes I can believe in.

We should try to use alternative fuel to help our country. It will help us in ten years so gas prices aren’t really high. And also so it won’t pollute our air, and cause global warming. So we should try to use cars that run on other fuel like solar power and wind. Over the next ten years we should try to use alternative fuel.

Improving schools is another change I can believe in. We should try to get more technology in schools to make learning easier. We also should try to make learning fun, so kids can look forward to going to school. And we should get more of a variety for food in schools for buying lunch. Over the next ten years we should try to improve schools.

We should try to stop air pollution over the next ten years. We should stop air pollution because it kills the ozone layer. Also their isn’t an unlimited amount of air in the world for us. And it also causes global warming. Over the next ten years I would like to see air pollution stop.

In conclusion our future will be brighter as changes are made over the next ten years. Using alternative energy, improving schools, and stopping air pollution will make our future extremely brighter. With president Obama’s help we will change the future for the better.

Joel

Joel Chacko
Red Group
December 9, 2008

Changes I Can Believe In



Could the world change? Is it possible? Here are three changes I can believe in. First change I believe in is to lower gas prices and creating jobs. Last change I believe in is to boost the economy. Lowering gas prices, creating more jobs and boosting the economy are changes I believe in.


The gas price hike is a very difficult situation. This is the first change I could believe in. One way is to find a cheap, easily available alternative fuel. Another way is to find more resources for gas. The last way is to reduce gas prices. Here are three ways to lower gas prices.
Creating more jobs is another change I can believe in. I think rich people should use money to make companies. Then rich people could hire other people and do business in our country. The poor people could start small scale industries with the help of government. If we work together we could make slow steady growth.
The third change I can believe in is to boost the economy. The best way to boost the economy is to spend money. Unless and until you spend money the economy won’t boost. Another way to boost the economy is that rich people continue doing business even if they get less profit. The last way to boost the economy is that the government help people to do small business. These three ways on how to boost the economy.
In conclusion the future will be bright when changes are made. Lowering gas prices, creating more jobs and the economy to boost will make the future bright. Making these changes in the world with Obama’s help we can change the future in the next ten years.


Julia

Julia Bingaman
Red Group
December 9, 2008

Changes I Can Believe In

President Obama promised change. I would like to see three changes, but are they achievable? One change I would like to see is to save the endangered species. A second change I want to see is to stop the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Finally I want to see better Health Care. I hope to see these changes in the world. They are all changes I can believe in.
Saving endangered species is important. We can do this by paying more attention to the life of endangered animals. We should also stop deforestation. Trees give animals and humans oxygen to breathe. Everything is connected. Something that relies on an endangered animal is sure to go extinct. I hope to see this change and save the endangered species.
Over the next ten years I want the war in Iraq and Afghanistan to end. One way to do this is to develop other ideas besides war. More people are getting harmed and losing homes. We have to teach the fighters to police themselves better. I hope the war in Iraq and Afghanistan will end in the next ten years.

I want to see the government change Health Care and improve it. This is significant because some less fortunate families don’t have enough money to pay for their Health Care. We can do this by making wealthy people pay more and less fortunate people will pay fewer. Doctors can give some of their time to the poor once a week to give them medicine and talk to them about their Health Care. I hope Health Care will become better over the next ten years.

In conclusion, our future will be brighter in the next ten years if we make these changes happen. We will have a brighter future if we all work collectively. Saving endangered species, stopping the war and better Health Care are all changes that can make our future bright. This will take a lot of hard work, but if we all work as one our future will be bright. With Obama’s help, change will transform and improve over the next ten years.




Karma

CHANGE I CAN BELIVE IN


Is change possible? President elect Obama promised change. Can and will he make change happen? One change I would like to see happen is lower gas prices. Another change I can believe in is establishing a fair tax system. Finally I would like to see deforestation reduced all around the world. Gas prices, taxes, and deforestation are all changes I can believe can happen in the next ten years.
One of the changes I would like to see happen is lower gas prices. One reason I would like to see lower gas prices is so we could use the extra money for saving the world. Another reason I would like to see lower gas prices is so we could use other fuel like solar powered energy. Finally lower gas prices so we don’t need to rely on other countries for gas. Those are some suggestions I have to reduce gas prices.
I have three ideas for a fair tax system. I think the higher class people with more money should pay more taxes because they can afford it. In addition I think middle and lower class should pay less because they can’t afford it. My last suggestion is that we need to picket to get this to happen. Those are my three ideas for a fair tax system.
Here are some suggestions I have to reduce deforestation all over the world. One reason I would like to reduce deforestation is because we need the trees for oxygen. Another reason I would like to reduce is for peoples own rights to save the world. One last way I think we could help is to farm rather then cutting down trees. Those are some suggestions I have to reduce deforestation. In conclusion our future will blossom if we all work together. Using lower gas prices, having a fair tax system, and reducing deforestation will make our future bright. Hard work will be included in making the future change.

Kyle C.


Marissa Klick
Red Group
December 9th, 2008


Changes I can Believe In

We need change. Finding a cure for AIDS, stop polluting water, and stopping deforestation are changes I can believe in. First we need to find a cure for AIDS. Second we need to stop polluting water. Lastly we should stop deforestation. These are three changes I can believe in.
First of all we must find a cure for AIDS. One way we can make this happen is to do more tests on AIDS so we can find out a cure. More and more people die from AIDS everyday. We must find a treatment. There is no cure for AIDS now but if we find one then we will stop AIDS from scattering around the world.
Second we should stop polluting water. If we stop we can stop global warming. We can make fish go extinct if we don’t stop know. We need water to live so we have to stop. Would you like clean water or no water? We can stop polluting water today.
Lastly, we need to save the rainforest. We can save the rainforest by going green. Trees give us oxygen so we need them to live. If we cut more and more trees down, we are killing animals’ homes. If we save the rainforest then we save ourselves too.
In conclusion, we can change our future and make it a better place to live. Finding a cure for AIDS, stop polluting water, and stopping deforestation are changes I can believe in. We need change, so let’s make it happen.



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A change we need to make is finding alternative fuels. Finding different fuels will help the gas prices go down in a few years. Finding alternative fuels will help make us less dependent on other countries. Finally, new types of fuels will help us end global warming. Alternative fuels is an important change to make.

If we work together with President Obama we can make change happen. Saving endangered species, stopping global warming and finding new types of fuels are changes I can believe in. Do you want the world to be a better place? Then we need to count on each other to save the environment, end global warming and find alternative fuels



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