I love how you jumped right into the work here, Ashley! You've zeroed in on a few important issues right away: underage drinking, gun violence, and hitting girls. Your study of gun violence should be interesting.
I would like for you to pay more attention to more formal grammar and spelling when you post and comment on Youth Voices. Work on capitalization, avoiding chat-words, and such. Also as you are doing your research, I hope you continue to comment on other students' posts and take positions. When you do that I hope to see you support your arguments by quoting from the articles and books you are a reading.
It's a delight to work with you!