As an 8th grader in 2022, it is abundantly clear to me that my generation is not postracial. I witness racism at my small middle school. My brother notices it at his elementary school. We often see it online. In the moment, the hurtful words feel unforgivable. But I’ve realized that racism isn’t always a … Continue reading School Administrations Need to Work With Parents to Educate Kids About Racism at a Young Age
A team in the MLB called the Cleveland Indians was changed to the Cleveland Guardians in 2022. The MLB forced a team name change, because the word “Indians” was in their name. The NFL team called the Washington Redskins, was forced to change the team name … Continue reading Native American Team Names Shouldn’t Be Forced A Name Change
The problem with prisons is that they are focused on punishing prisoners and not getting them ready to be a member of society again. Solitary confinement is wrong. For 23 hours a day, prisoners are locked in a bathroom sized cell. They are supposed to go outside for one hour everyday. Some guards lie to … Continue reading What is the Purpose of Prison?
Tillman Kovac ILA 4/6/2 Mr Jockers We need to make a change Everyday, the planet I live on gets polluted and that is a terrible thing. When my friends and I walk to our local village store after school to get a sandwich or something to eat before we come back to the school to … Continue reading WE NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE
Trans men should not be allowed to play womans sports. “In 2019, about 2,500 men, almost one-third of the total number of men competing worldwide in the IAAF 100-meter event, beat the fastest women’s time. Without segregation, it’s not just that men would win — women would never even qualify for the competitions in the … Continue reading Trans men should not be allowed in woman sports
Baker Jack Philips working at his bakery In the biggest case religious liberty case, the supreme court ruled 7-2 in favor of a Christian baker who unfairly got prosecuted because he refused to serve a same-sex couple because it violated his religious beliefs. This is outrageous, that people are prosecuted for practicing their religious beliefs. … Continue reading It is O.K to Refuse to Serve Same-Sex Couples based on Religious Beliefs
In 3rd grade I had reading specialists help me. Once while working with her, she had to help me out for a little longer than usual, so I had to stay in for lunch. My lunch was always in a plastic bag, so when I went to throw it out she stopped me. She said … Continue reading How Carbon footprint and Recycling lies to you
Ryan Scala Mr. Jockers ILA April 6, 2022 Violence in Video Games vs. Personality Some people think that violent video games cause people to be violent. What could be done about this? People should be educated that this isn’t true, and there should be published data and resources/research about it. I’ve been playing a lot … Continue reading Do Violent Video Games Make People Violent in Real Life? The Answer: No.
I was watching this year’s Olympic women’s figure skating when I saw a 15 year old named Kamila Valieva skating. She was incredible, but a couple days later she had a positive drug test come back for a drug called trimetazidine, which is a heart medication which helps your body use oxygen. I was shocked … Continue reading If You Dope You Have To Go
Did you know that things like the low pay, abuse, and the pandemic have triggered many referees to leave youth sports? Insufficient numbers of referees has become a worldwide issue due to the fact that less and less referees are willing to work with youth sports. And because of this, youth sports are taking a … Continue reading More Referees Needed In Youth Sports
Petition the US government to abolish the Electoral College I was 8 years old during the 2016 American presidential election. Despite being young at the time, I recall how most news sources predicted the presidential candidate for the democratic party, Hillary Clinton, would win the election against her republican counterpart Donald Trump. However, this isn’t … Continue reading Petition the US government to abolish the electoral college
It was a beautiful day for football and I was just getting ready for my 6th grade playoff game. I was walking down the field and I saw a girl on the opposing team. I wasn’t 100% sure that the girl would be OK if she got hit, turns out I was right. During the … Continue reading Girls Shouldn’t Play football with boys
Marijuana isn’t a new discovery. From its early beginnings in America of Mexican immigrants carrying it over to escape revolution in their country, it has been a symbol of peace, and a symbol of war. From the Vietnam War protests to Nixon’s War on Drugs, this drug has seen mixed opinions in this country. It … Continue reading Illegalize Recreational Marijuana in Connecticut
In third-world, low income countries, women are dying due to complications from, pregnancy, childbirth and, postpartum at a concerning rate. The WHO (World Health Organization) estimated that third-world countries account for 86 to 94% of all global annual maternal deaths, the highest being South Sudan with a staggering 1,150 maternal deaths per year. This large … Continue reading The WHO Must Address This Third-World Maternal Health Crisis
Picture a school, sitting on a hill. It’s Tuesday and the beloved weekend is far away. The classrooms are full of students, but one is missing its teacher. Just then a lady with a clipboard walks in and she says, “Alright everyone, Mr. Carter is out today. I am your substitute.” The kids, who were … Continue reading The Problem With Substitute Teachers
42.6% of elementary schools, 61.6% of middle schools, and 55.9% of high schools have reported a strict school dress code, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Strict school dress codes can go from not being allowed to wear tight jeans, to certain schools not allowing black boys to have long dreadlocks, saying it’s … Continue reading No more strict dress codes
When you think of the names Redskins or Braves what do you think? Most people would think “They’re just names of sports teams.” But they’re not; Instead these names have a far deeper meaning behind them. The names were given to these teams to represent Native Americans; to honor them after the unacceptable treatment … Continue reading It Isn’t Racist-Bring The “Redskins” Back
Legend Olympic swimmer Kate Ziegler’s 500 meter freestyle swim record has been broken this past month. The person who broke this record is somebody you would not expect. Ranked #432 in college men’s swimming, William Thomas swam at the University of Pennsylvania for three years. During the Covid era, at age 19, he began the … Continue reading Unfair advantages don’t belong in sports.
The world is dying and it’s our fault. Climate change has been an issue since 1950 and it has been changing the world but not for the better. And at least ¾ of this pollution comes from human activity, says carbon brief. Climate shapes the world we live in everyday. But what is being … Continue reading Climate change policies need to change
November, 14, 2019. 16 seconds remaining in a dull NFL game. Browns vs. Steelers. 3rd-and-29 Steelers losing 21-7 with no hope of a comeback. The Steelers’ quarterback, Mason Rudolph, attempted to throw a screen pass but Myles Garret played through his block. In an instant, Rudolph was on the ground. Chaos ensued. Garrett yanked … Continue reading Athletes should be held to a higher standard regardless of their status