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Should Children be Sent to Daycare?

Written by Allison Perry. Media by Kelsey Middleton. Should children be sent to daycare? This is a common debate among the parental world. Some believe children simply should not go to daycare, but instead stay home until preschool, while others believe that a baby can be sent to daycare just weeks after being born and maternity leave has ended. I had the opportunity to interview a mom, Gracie Morrison, who ...

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Cursive Makes a Comeback

Written by Kathleen Malone. Media by Kelsey Middleton. Cursive writing. Whenever we hear those two words, it almost feels like something which has gone far away from us, something that has died with the rise of the age of computers. However, that doesn't seem to be the case. Many studies show that cursive writing is actually a good thing and it's making a comeback. Personally, I felt that cursive wasn't aro ...

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What Makes a Role Model

Written by Amber Wibbenmeyer. Media by Kelsey Middleton.  What makes a role model? A role model can be anyone. The definition of a role model is someone who is looked upon to be imitated. Role models play a huge part in shaping the future generation; anyone can be a role model, even if they aren’t the best person. This can be a huge issue, especially if children don’t know who to look up to. Media has a hug ...

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Animals and Sanctuaries

Written by Kathleen Malone. Media by Kelsey Middleton. At some point in your life, you may have likely heard the term animal or wildlife sanctuary. A wildlife sanctuary is defined by PAWS Wildlife Sanctuaries as: "A place of refuge where abused, injured and abandoned captive wildlife may live in peace and dignity for the remainder of their lives." Do not confuse a sanctuary with a zoo, however, because they ...

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Local Donations vs. Red Cross

Written by Allison Perry. Media by Kelsey Middleton. Recently we have seen numerous natural disasters occur, such as a multitude of hurricanes and earthquakes. These natural disasters have caused incredible damage to the communities they have hit. It is our duty to show our support to the communities facing this incredible damage and to do what we can to contribute to the relief efforts. For many, the best ...

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Politicization in Children’s Media

Written by Johnathon Goodenow. Media by Kelsey Middleton. As adults, we are usually able to understand when a political dialogue is taking place, but this is less true for children. About a year ago, a YouTube video by Gnoggin picked apart potential political symbolism of "The Angry Birds Movie," and it was very interesting. Another politically-charged animated film is "Zootopia," which has had a large glob ...

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The Acquittal of Jason Stockley

Written by Josh Robinson. Media by Jason Wang. https://youtu.be/FmJk3V8Dsck Police brutality has had a continuous presence in America these past few years. There has been a fair amount of victims of this brutality in the last 5 years, with a significant number of victims being African Americans. You may be familiar with some of the reports, such as those about Kelly Thomas, Gil Collar, Andy Lopez, Eric Garn ...

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Four Ways to Relieve Stress

Written by Allison Perry. Media by Kelsey Middleton. The Oxford Dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.” Stress is something everyone goes through one way or another. While stress is not always something that can be avoided, there are many ways to potentially relieve stress. First, however, it must be made clear that i ...

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Teachers Can Change the World

Written by Amber Wibbenmeyer. Media by Kelsey Middleton One teacher can make or break a student’s education. This is an intimidating truth that education majors are told frequently. When someone asks, “What’s your major?” you respond proudly with “Education.” There is always a particular look that they give for your answer. This look can cause a sinking feeling in your chest, making you second-guess your ch ...

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A College Student’s Budget

Written by Allison Perry. Media by Kelsey Middleton. Being an adult is expensive, especially for a college student who most likely makes minimum wage. At a wage below $9 an hour, most college students are still expected to be able to afford transportation, the cost of living, and the crippling price of college loans. One way to reduce the stress that comes when considering all of the expenses of being an ad ...

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