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Why Books Sould Not Be Banned
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Harry Potter, a beloved book bursting with enchantment, mystery, and imaginative writing, was seen as a book that promoted witchcraft and anti-Christian themes. The series is banned by some religious groups and schools. In Marcia Amidon... (more »)
Luckier Than You Think
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Stressed. Moody. Tired. Hungry. These are the words that sometimes come in mind when I come home from school. Every day seems just like the ones before: full of homework, stressful decisions and not enough sleep. Most of the students would most... (more »)
Without Thought, There Is Violence
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Without Thought, There is Violence A quote by New York Times states, “Frightening in its implications, Mr. Bradbury’s account of this insane world, which bears many alarming resemblances to our own, is fascinating.” I agree with this... (more »)
Bullying Today
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I grew up having four sisters three of them were older, so as I grew up I got to see them go through high school and my mom helping them as they came home crying because they were being bullied at school. Sadly today bullying is still an issue.... (more »)
Violent Video Games
In 2000 5.5 billion U.S. dollars were spent on video games then in 2010 it jumped up to 17.1 billion then dropped to 15.4 billion in 2013 according to Statica. With sales that high video games have jumped up in popularity a lot over the years.... (more »)
Forked-Tongued "Friendlies"
By , Hampton, MN
As a kid, I learned not to watch the news. My four year old brain already knew to hit the power button when I heard words like murder, homicide, or rape. I also knew that the weather, cartoons, and wildlife shows were ok to watch. Without media... (more »)
Animal Testing
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Imagine being locked up in a dark, unsanitary cage, without knowing when someone was going to torture you again. Being in so much agony that you just want to rip your hair out and gnaw on your skin. And in the end killed because you're of... (more »)
The Drug Revolution
A prescription drug is defined as a pharmaceutical drug that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed. Here in America, prescription medication use is popular among patients. From having a common cold to a mental illness, most... (more »)
When is it going to stop.
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It has been said that “Words scar.  Rumors destroy.  Bullies kill.”  Those words are far too accurate in our daily lives. Personally, I don’t hear those words a lot, but it does not mean they are not said... (more »)
Paper vs. Tablets
One hundred years ago, no one thought we would be where we are today electronically. Everything was on paper, and everything was much more convenient. More and more schools are starting to give their students tablets and laptops, and there are... (more »)
Got Milk?
By , Cannon Falls, MN
Sitting in class, quite often the noise of kids cracking knuckles echos through the room. When someone wants to get them to stop, they say “Stop, you’re going to give yourself arthritis.” Everyone seems to thinks this... (more »)
Life or Death on Mars
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Since the beginning of the human race, humans have been explorers. It is the reason Columbus went west, why Lewis and Clark went to the pacific, and Armstrong went to the moon. Why we explore is because we are curious and we can do it.... (more »)
Artificial Intelligence
By , Rice, MN
One of my favorite movies of all time is the movie Chappie, which was directed by Neil Blomkamp, who also directed District 9 and Elysium. The movie is set in the 22nd century in South Africa, which has made a robotic police force to help... (more »)
Open Lunch
When my mom and dad went to school here, back in the 1900’s, their lunch consisted of thirty five minutes of complete freedom. The bell would ring, and out the door they would bolt, to buy lunch at any of the local places in town, sit and... (more »)
A Gypsy Soul
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The 21st century consists of human beings, being controlled by technology and living only for money. Me however, I’m a gypsy soul that is not drawn to anybody else’s destruction except for my own. I live my life around the ocean and... (more »)
Dress Code
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Now that temperatures are rising, clothes are becoming less "modest." Dress code "violations" are increasing and distractions are "on the rise." The dress code promotes the "she-asked-for-it" rape culture and sexualizes and objectifies young... (more »)
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