Distraction or Self-Expression?

     Transitioning from high school into college entails many things. Buying textbooks, rather than using the ones provided by the school. Living in a dorm, rather than with your parents. Coming up with a schedule, rather than being given one by the school. These are all things that many people face when making this transition. But one thing that doesn’t cross many minds when starting college, however, is dress codes. In high schools, there is often a strict dress code, especially for females. They can’t wear anything that shows their shoulders, back, chest or stomach area in any way. Revealed bra straps are forbidden. Shorts, skirts and dresses must be longer than where the fingertips hit when the arms are down to the sides. In some places, leggings, yoga pants and similar articles of clothing are banned completely. Failure to comply with these rules can lead to detention or being pulled out of class and either having your parents called to bring you new clothes or being sent home to change. In college, there often is no dress code at all, and women can wear whatever they please, without consequence. Continue reading “Distraction or Self-Expression?”

Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness…Or Does It?

Can money buy happiness, or does the phrase ring true?

     People often say that money doesn’t buy happiness, and this age-old phrase is hardly ever argued against. The phrase itself is fairly self-explanatory. It means that no matter how much money you have, you won’t be happy simply because you have that money, because you can’t purchase happiness. No matter how rich you are, your wealth won’t cure any unhappiness in your life. But what if money did buy happiness? Hannah Turcotte and James Stanley are two individuals with opinions on this matter. Continue reading “Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness…Or Does It?”

Killer on the Loose

     “I don’t know who is doing this, but whoever it is, they’re going to pay,” Angela Cote said. What she is referring to are the dead animals that keep showing up all over her yard. Mice, crows, pigeons and even squirrels have been found.

     “I have my suspicions about the neighbor across the street. I haven’t caught him in the act yet though, so I can’t be sure,” Angela’s husband Jacob said. “It’s scaring my youngest daughter and I’m honestly just sick of having to be the one to pick them up and take care of them,” he said Continue reading “Killer on the Loose”

Guns: To Restrict or Not Restrict?

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. was sight of a mass shooting on Feb. 14, 2018,

     Since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 people on Feb. 14, the gun control debate has been the center of conversation once again. Should gun laws remain the same? Or should they be more restrictive? These points of view have some very strong defenders behind them. Two people, Jamie York and Elaine Walsh, offered some insight as to why they feel the way they do. Continue reading “Guns: To Restrict or Not Restrict?”