Throughout the course of my academic career, my educational path has been tremendously nontraditional. From homeschooling to independent learning in a Montessori school, and from parochial school to public education, my unconventional educational transitions are the foundation for who I am as a human, a woman, and a member of society.
The holiday season is upon us once again- the time of year when we can listen to Frank Sinatra classics while shopping for gifts at the mall and spend much needed time with family members. The part of this season that we can easily ignore, however, is the elevated amount of corporate advertising- the majority of which is targeted toward young men and women. This advertising pushes and reaffirms the idea of unattainable perfection and the need to be pretty: a standard of worth that is absolutely inaccurate and unimportant.
The other night I was watching a movie on Lifetime called The Pregnancy Pact. This movie was about a group of girls at a high school who made a pact to get pregnant. In one school, there were eighteen girls pregnant at the same time, all under the age of 18.
Bob Robinson, one person who doesn’t like the look of our State. Just like numerous people that live here right? Wrong. When my dad was sick and tired of seeing the state our State was in, he stepped forward to do something. He is working hard to become a State Representative to help get this state out of the hole it’s in.
All over the world teens are choosing to act irresponsibly. They tend to abuse and put others down. Why is that? Some do it for their own personal enjoyment. Others do it so they would fit in and because that’s what all their friends are doing. Peer pressure can be hard to ignore, but is this what it has really come down to?
Journalists and citizens who file Freedom of Information Act requests often expect delay or denial, unfortunately, that can impact your daily life. Oftentimes, the lack of information provided by governmental agencies limit the ability to investigate issues, protect individuals or open the doors of justice. istockphoto