Blog 14

Szabo, Liz.  “Young melanoma patient regrets indoor tanning”.  USA Today.  JOE419308164411 (

The article talks about a young girl in highschool that tanned alot and ended up with a small cancerous mole that was melanoma.  She talks about knowing how dangerous it is to tan, but could not stop herself.  In my article I would use her example to show the serious dangers that tanning beds hold and how even young women can develop cancer, it doesn’t always take a lifetime of tanning to develop skin cancer.

Hawaleshka, Danylo &Righton, Barbara. “I will be dammed kids want to tan”.  Source:Maclean’s Vol 118 Issue 26 (

This article also explains the dangers of tanning and explains how although the dangers are out there and people know, they still will not stop tanning.  I would use this article for the statistics mainly.  They have many in the article



Blog 13

The issue I chose to write about is should people have to get a licence before becoming a parent? I care about this issue because it bothers me that anyone can become a parent but if you decide to go that route in life why then would you choose to treat your own child badly? It sickens me to read stories of men or women who abuse or harm their children. Some could say they treat their pets better than some parents treat their children. It is such a rising epidemic that I want to write about because it is important that children are treated and cared for the way they should be.

What I do know about this issue is I have read countless articles and have googled many images so it’s an obvious problem and easily found. I need to gather statics, examples, and reasons why people should have to get a licence to have children.

I believe that after reading examples of child abuse and neglect alot of people would agree with considering the idea to have parenting a licenced deal rather than a choice. Harming anyone let alone your own child pulls at the heartstrings of most people, or at least people who have a heart. I think any compassionate person could relate to this topic.