Relevant Education

Ronnie, staff

January 17, 2018


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Are teens REALLY learning in school? Of course, they're learning the different parts of a cell and how to draw a self-portrait, but where's the relevancy in it all? Too much useless information is being taught in schools these days. Teens graduate virtually unprepared for "the real world." There...

Santa: Should We Make Our Kids Believe in a Fictional Man?

Ava Grace, staff

December 14, 2017


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I, like most children grew up with Santa. I was raised believing a large man dressed in red snuck into my house and left me toys. The more you say it, the creepier it sounds. I used to love Santa; he was an essential piece of every Christmas holiday. My parents would put a few gifts under the tree for...

How Do You Tell Your Kids There’s Evil in the World?

Ronnie, staff

December 6, 2017


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How do you tell your kids that there’s evil in the world? How do you tell your kids that there’s life beyond that box of Crayola crayons? How do you tell your kids that there are children who barely eat once a week? Do you even tell them at all? Do you let them find out for themselves? Is there a...

Be Kind to Everyone, Not Just Your Friends

Bekah, staff

December 6, 2017


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It sounds obvious. "Treat everyone with kindness" seems like such a simple saying. Generally, being nice to others is basic human decency, but so many people seem to forget that compassion doesn't always come naturally. Sometimes you have to remind yourself to be kind despite not wanting to. If your...

Dogs are Better than People

Natalie, Staff

November 8, 2017


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I cannot be the only person who believes dogs are better than people. In fact, I know I am not. Many people agree with the statement that dogs are better than people for many different reasons. Among all the dogs I have been able to meet throughout my life (and trust me there has been a lot) none...

Feminism.

Ava Grace, staff

November 8, 2017


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People here in conservative Alabama tend to frown upon women pushing for more rights. I'm here to try to show the people around me that feminism isn't only just aggressive riots or violence. In conservative media these women are known as feminazis. We are not nazis. Women trying to get their gender more...

Raising Sons and Daughters with Different Standards

Ronnie, staff

October 25, 2017


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Why should daughters be raised to different standards than sons? Is it justifiable to raise your kids to different standards? In our current society, many types of shaming are forced upon different genders, which in turn causes parents to raise their daughters and sons differently for fear of ridicule...

Guns

Cotton, Staff

October 25, 2017


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I know that writing about g*n control is going to trigger someone, but this is an editorial, so here we go. In recent years, the US has had more than its fair share of gun related incidents. Virginia Tech. 2007. 32 killed. College students. Sandy Hook Elementary. 2012. 27 killed. 20 children,...

Don’t be a Bully

Alyssa, staff

October 25, 2017


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Here in the southern United States, we have a statistical tendency to center our values around traditional means. We tend to keep our pasts and the ways of our forefathers at the front of our minds, and such a way of living is, in a way, very admirable. It preserves culture and personality. However,...

Choose Sandwiches

Beth Ann, Staff

October 4, 2017


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"If you could only eat one kind food for the rest of your life, what would it be?" We have all been asked this question at least a thousand times. The expected answer would be your favorite food, but is that really the best answer? After comparing possible answers, one food item does exceedingly better ...

School Sports: More Scholarships or ER Trips?

Katlyn, Staff

October 4, 2017


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Picture this: It's one of your first few high school soccer games. You were warned that this team plays hard, but you were put on the field. You have practiced for years for this, and when the game starts, all those hours of dedicated practice, the grueling drills and exercises, all of it was worth it....

Why Cats are Awesome

Sydney, staff

September 20, 2017


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You think you know cats?  If you’ve ever asked someone the question, “Are you a dog or cat person?” nearly every human is quick to answer and is stubborn in this opinion. And while I shamelessly admit that I am a die-hard cat lover, I am not going to try and persuade you to share my opinion. I mean, they ar...

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