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Photo of Judging others hurts everyone involved
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Judging a person is very mean and cruel and can hurt somebody very much. I have witnessed judging all over the place including in schools, our school, and even in people’s homes. Although there is judging that can be positive like telling someone they are pretty or handsome, there is also judging that can be very negative and hurtful to most people.

Don’t tear down a place that feels much like home
Thursday, May 12, 2011

As a Scotia citizen I have enjoyed going to the Scotia Diner.

Photo of Proposal to license and inspect bicycles is a bad idea
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Will you have to pay money to ride your bicycle in New York state? If a Democrat from Queens, N.Y., has his way you will. Michael Dendekker suggested a bill for the New York State Assembly to consider having all bicycles licensed, inspected and insured. You would have to pay $25 for an initial licensing fee and then $5 every year after just to ride your bike! In addition to this, you would have to have it inspected and insured every year. No one has talked about how much extra that would cost. I think this is a bad idea.

Photo of Technology alters personal connections
Thursday, May 12, 2011

I’m sitting alone. Taking a cursory glance, I see people constantly hustling around me.

Homeschoolers deserve a shot at sports teams
Friday, May 14, 2010

Imagine knowing a high school athlete would become a Heisman Trophy winner; wouldn’t you want him to play for your school district? It’s a good thing Tim Tebow, Heisman Trophy winner, grew up in Florida.

Justice system gives unequal treatment to African-Americans
Friday, May 14, 2010

People always say that history has a way of repeating itself, and as I listen to the local news these days, I think that those people are right. Almost 150 years after President Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery in his famous Emancipation Proclamation, too many Americans still rely on an economic system that relies on the pain and suffering of the people of color.

School starts too early, grades suffer
Friday, May 14, 2010

Teenagers are perhaps doing worse in school due to school starting too early in the morning. A student survey revealed that teenagers who start school between 7 and 7:40 a.m. do worse in school than kids who start school at 8:20 a.m. Why is this? Students are too tired in the morning to pay attention, they can’t concentrate, they aren’t participating in class, and they are getting very bad grades.
Kids are very tired in the morning, which can cause them to sleep during class thus giving the end result of doing poorly in school. If school started later in the day, then there would be fewer kids sleeping in class.

Students need bigger lockers for all their stuff
Friday, May 14, 2010

Do you have a small locker? I do. Do you know how much we need to fit in our lockers? For every class, we need our agenda and a writing tool. For English, we need a writer’s notebook, a binder or folder and a free reading book. We also need a notebook and a folder for science and math. For social studies, we need a binder and colored pencils. We need a folder for home and careers and music. For computers, we need a folder and a pair of headphones.

Chip plant could have negative impacts
Friday, May 14, 2010

What will it be like in the town of Malta with more traffic, noise and people? With the new GlobalFoundries chip plant, you will soon understand what it will be like.

Woods needs to show he can be a good role model
Friday, May 14, 2010

As a professional athlete it’s really important you be a good role model because everyone looks up to you to do the right thing. You will also feel really good about yourself.
Sometimes it’s really hard to do the right thing, but it’s best not only for you, but for the people around you. Being a good role model also helps build good character in those who look up to you.

School uniforms save money, avoid problems
Friday, May 14, 2010

here are many reasons to have school uniforms in public schools. School uniforms will help save parents money. It can help them save money because they have to buy the same outfit for every day, which means five outfits that are the same, and costing the same price. If you don’t have school uniforms, you could be buying 10-20 outfits that are all completely different, and that all cost different prices.

Bullying a common problem that must be addressed
Friday, May 14, 2010

Bullying is a problem everywhere; every town, every neighborhood, every school. Even though there are rules and consequences that pertain to bullying it is still a major issue.

Real vampires don't sparkle
Friday, May 14, 2010

Sparkling love. A true fairy tale filled with romance and dramatic couples like something out of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Not something you would expect to read in a book supposedly about vampires. But nowadays monsters have been transformed. No longer are monsters blood-craving creatures that live under your bed and make you have nightmares, but rather romantic beings that make people fantasize and swoon. That’s not how monsters are supposed to be depicted, especially vampires.

U.S. should help its own before aiding others
Friday, May 14, 2010

You may have donated money to help Haiti after the earthquake. You may have even donated to help Hurricane Katrina victims in 2005. But how many times have you just walked by and ignored a single person on the street with his hand extended in need of money?

America should provide health insurance for all
Friday, May 14, 2010

How would you like it if you didn’t have health insurance? How would you feel if you couldn’t get the health care you needed because you couldn’t afford it? Although most of us have health insurance and can get the care we need, it is estimated that almost 50 million Americans have no health insurance at all. Put yourself in their shoes!


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