The participation situation

I’m assuming we’ve all received a participation trophy at some point in our lives, whether it was for sports, a spelling bee, or a science fair. Nowadays, trophies line shelves in kids’ rooms or are just thrown out. This is because the trophies don’t mean anything two years down the road when you realize everyone […]

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Should we fly the Confederate flag?

Over the past few years, symbols of “Southern pride” from the Civil War have become a controversial topic in the media. A particularly sore subject is whether we should fly, or even have the right to fly, the Confederate flag.  Our right to fly the Confederate flag is protected under the First Amendment. Every American […]

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Living With GSD

There are many things in life that are just hard, but imagine having to live with a rare, life-threatening genetic disease that is still unknown by many. Having Glycogen Storage Disease has shaped me into who I am, taught me a lot, and forced me to put things into perspective. There are many challenges, but […]

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Kaitlin Bennett promotes homophobic, racist, sexist, and inaccurate content in 2020

Many people know Kaitlin Bennett as the Kent State “gun girl,” but recently she had made a name for herself in the world of so-called “activism.” Kaitlin Bennett is one of the most ignorant, inconsiderate and immature political influencers in 2020. Allowing someone like her to continue to spread homophobic, racist, sexist, and inaccurate information […]

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Standard should be the new standard

I’m sure by now, you have seen someone driving distractedly, or been guilty of this yourself. Cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. However, it’s not just texting that is the issue, other actions including eating, conversing, drinking (and spilling), using an in-vehicle navigation system, or applying makeup, which led […]

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Learning from this Pandemic

Over the past few weeks, all of our lives have been turned upside down. Instead of our spirits being crushed in light of recent events, I think we’ve shown remarkable resilience even through these trying times. We’ve found creative ways to come together while being apart all over the world, such as birthday drive-bys, Netflix […]

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