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SchoolOrange High School

CityPepper Pike, Ohio

TeacherKathy Fraizer, Barbara Greenberg

InternKyle Kvasnicka


After studying a group of topics, Kyle's research on obesity and physical education was the one I felt interested me the most. Using his research, I was able to compose three poems, each one written from a different perspective. Obesity is a huge problem affecting today's generation. Obese children, fat itself, and physical education are three main factors I feel are contributing the most to this problem. However, not one of these factors takes sole responsibility. In each poem, each factor blames one another on the issue, contributing to the idea of a "blame cycle."