Charlotte had grown up snowmobiling. One day as she flew over the white landscape, the glare blinded her. Within seconds, she was on the ground with a sharp pain in her back. She was rushed to the hospital and given two weeks worth of painkillers. Once the medication ran out, she wasn’t just in pain, … Continue reading Keep Prescription Painkillers Away from Teens
Have you ever really thought about what happens to animals during testing experiments? My heart breaks imagining innocent and defenseless creatures being hurt in order to find cures that may or may not work on humans. Testing on animals has been in existence since 500 BC. Many researchers believe that there is no other … Continue reading End testing on animals
Tears coming down my brothers face as he comes storming into the house from his baseball practice screaming “I don’t like it!”. After everything calmed down, I decided to ask what happened, after a long while of taking the long story short was, he cracked under the pressure. His coach was “too aggressive and the … Continue reading Is There Too Much Pressure in Youth Sports?
Have you ever looked up at the vast sky on a cloudless night and noticed how the stars seem hazy, more distant? Or gone to the beach and found trash littering the once beautiful shore? Have you ever looked at all the majestic and powerful animals that are endangered and wondered; why? Who would do … Continue reading Overriding Climate Change; Conserving our Home
When we have debates at our school, everyone buzzes about it. It’s an amusing way to argue, but not when people hurtfully calumniate each other about opinions. I admit I do bash it too, but we need to stop. In social studies, we had a debate, and all I could hear was “beat those democrats … Continue reading Are Political Parties working as well as they used too?
Allie Rambo is someone you most likely don’t know, but someone whose story is unfortunately common in the United States. She is a random addict who is sadly caught in the horrible opioid crisis. She will probably die soon and join the 130 miserable people who die every day because of opioids, according to the … Continue reading End the Opioid Crisis by Monitoring Its Leading Contributors- Teenagers
I can remember the first time I started to feel self conscious about my body, I was 10 or 11 and before that, I had never had an issue with myself. Growing older meant I started to really see what the expectation of what a woman’s body looked like. Whether I saw it on … Continue reading Dear clothing companies, stop giving us the wrong idea of “Perfect”
Technology has provided us all the information ever known to mankind. But we are being told by adults that this is harming us and should therefore be taken away. But they can’t limit its use forever, especially when we live in a world that completely relies on it. Our generation uses technology daily to learn … Continue reading Should technology be restricted for children?
Let’s get things straight, teachers expect students to make time for friends, family, homework, extracurricular activities, and get long, efficient hours of sleep. They even want us to eat healthy, and from my experience, eating healthy takes time. We as students, just don’t have enough time in the day to fit all of that in! … Continue reading The Reform Homework Policy
As I sit in class everyday I watch my fellow classmates disrespect teachers,I hear my peers talking about it in the hall about what just happened in that class. Teachers come back to their classroom after being out for the day and they see a mess. I see students looking through teachers desks,stealing there … Continue reading Too Much Disrespect Not Enough Discipline
Most people in the world knows it. Our earth is starting to die, we have been polluting the air with way too much Co2 (carbon dioxide) and now we are starting to see the giant effects. The arctic ice caps are melting, the sea levels are rising, and more natural disasters are happening. Our effects … Continue reading Slowing Down Climate Change
It’s a Saturday night, around 8:30 p.m. I turn on the TV, and flip throughout the channels until I reach channel 23. ION Television. They usually play Law and Order; SVU. The show that brings crime, drama, and the criminal justice system to every single episode. However, at the end of each episode at least … Continue reading What is The Purpose of Prison?
Comedy is something that people like to watch or listen to to have fun. There should not be comedy routines where people get offended by the so-called offensive “jokes”. Trying to be funny is good but making jokes about certain cultures or races can really anger the audience. According to New York Times, Margaret Cho, … Continue reading Some Comedic Topics to be Banned
Technology is advancing every single day. People are thinking up of brand new ideas, and those ideas are being put into creating brand new tech. Many people think that robots work for them in the future. One day, these people may be working for them, or not working at all. People today ask an important … Continue reading Technology and How it Will Change the Future
Imagine this: You, a middle class individual, discover an economic breakthrough. Soon, you create a business that starts off small, but soon dominates. You are incredibly rich! You hear a doorbell ring. It’s the government. You need to pay your taxes. The bill is ginormous! By the time you pay everything, you will have a … Continue reading Protect Your Freedom and Say NO to Socialism!
Teenage girls are being denied access to birth control over the counter. On New Year’s Day, Oregon became the first state where women can buy birth control without a doctor’s prescription. “It’s a positive step that improves access for women”, Dr. Mark DeFrancesco, president of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, told CBS News … Continue reading Make Birth Control Over The Counter and Give Teens The Choice
Think about what you do every morning as soon as you turn your alarm off. Do you reach for your phone? Do you even silence your phone at night when you go to bed? We are all guilty of doing at least one of these things. Statistics say that about 66% percent of millennial reach … Continue reading Are we spending too much time on our devices?
We’ve all had to wake up to a time on our clock that we don’t want to be awake to see. Kids have to do this everyday- despite attempts to sleep longer. That time on your clock, whether it’s 5:30 a.m., 6 a.m., or 6:30 a.m., is actually some of the most valuable sleep time … Continue reading School Start Times Are Too Early For Kids To Learn and Grow
Water is vital for creatures to survive on Earth. In many religions, water is a symbol of purity, and life. The Ganges has been considered sacred for thousands of years, and is centered at the “cultural ethos” of India, where art and culture truly began to flourish. This belief of the holy river, however, has … Continue reading The Ganges River is in Need of Saving. Here’s What Needs to be Fixed.
In what was one of the most controversial Presidential elections in cognisant memory, their was also a massive epidemic of violence and animosity. These abominations were not people hating other people, based on their actions, or character, it was merely on what the other person’s views and ideologies are… The two parties, Republicans and … Continue reading End Political Violence now!