While reading “Top Five Reasons” by Kaylee C., I was almost certain that Kaylee was against opinion sections. She really had me going. At the beginning, she tapped into the source of my annoyance: know-it-alls who have their opinions published. Sometimes I can’t stand to read what people like that write. But, by the end of the article she had accomplished her goal: forcing others to acknowledge that without opinion sections and know-it-all debaters there would be no news or breakthroughs. Kaylee proved that whether we like it or not, without these pieces, no one would have the courage to speak their mind.
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