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Monday, September 28, 2020

“Land of the free.” “Pursuit of happiness.” “Equal opportunity.” For so long, the United States has boasted these ideals above all else. Basically becoming America’s selling strategy, newcomers are told they will have every opportunity offered to them here, and fairly.

Back in 2013, a movement was born after an African American teen by the name of Trayvon Martin was shot and killed, as #BlackLivesMatter was being used around on social media to promote it. During the pandemic, BLM and its importance was stressed and brought back into the realm of social med…

It’s insane that in the year 2020 we’re still fighting for basic human rights. It started when George Floyd an innocent man was murdered and from there everyone has said enough is enough.

The fundamental tenet of the Black Lives Matter movement, which stands for racial justice and equality, is honorable, just and desperately necessary. And yet, the political controversy associated with the Black Lives Matter movement and counter-protest movements prevents unified racial progress.

Monday, September 14, 2020

A common question going around is, “Do you wear a mask on a regular basis?” My standpoint on this question varies. Personally for myself, I choose when the “right” situations come to wear a mask. I also believe that people should choose whether they want to wear masks or not. Therefore, I do…

Masks are a huge topic of debate right now, especially when it comes to whether we should have a mandate or not. I, for one, feel like at this point in time we do need a mask mandate. A mask mandate forces people to have to wear them places. Along with having this mandate, I feel that masks …

The bell rings and school is out. Everyone gets their hands spritzed with hand sanitizer, and then they’re gone. The once socially- distanced students begin to file out of the classrooms in herds, meeting up with their friend groups for practice. The murmurings in the hall sound excited, fea…

I remember when we first learned about the COVID-19 pandemic. I didn’t think it was real or could do any damage. I scoffed at the idea of wearing masks and thought it would all blow over within a week. I was wrong.

Who would have thought that last fall we would be debating the wearing of masks? But here we are, in the middle of a pandemic, polarized as a country, a state and even at a community level, on the wearing and effectiveness of masks. Science shows it’d be a safe and smart idea for masks to be…

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

COVID 19 has shocked the world, disrupting the routine of nations across the vast globe as cases continue spreading like wild fire, leaving devastation in its wake. There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t see the deep impact it has made, the pandemic has effected everyone in some way, s…

If I woke up tomorrow morning and someone told me there was a vaccine for COVID-19, I am not sure how I would feel. After seven months of dealing with this pandemic, I have gotten used to living the way we do. Sitting miles away from my friends in school, wearing masks and washing my hands t…

Monday, May 11, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been social distancing/in quarantine for thirty-one days now and it’s been the most frustrating thirty-one days I’ve had in my life. Frustrating because I’ve had almost nothing to do. Did you catch how I said I almost had nothing to do? Well I still do a lot …

The abrupt ending to the school year has shocked many students. For some this meant no sports or activities this spring which is especially upsetting for seniors. It can be difficult to find things to keep you busy while you are at home. I am fortunate because I live in the country. I rodeo,…

This way of living over the past couple of weeks has definitely been a new experience. I never thought that this was how I’d be spending the last couple of months of my senior year, but we are trying to make the best out of it.

Never in a million years would I have though I would be quarantined to my house, finishing my senior year of high school online. Sometimes the unimaginable is possible, and here we are today.

Get up and get active. The benefits of exercise have been touted forever. It is undeniable that people simply feel better when they perform physical activity throughout their days. The importance of keeping up with fitness is especially critical during this time of COVID-19. Now more than ev…

During this time of global pandemic, keeping yourself busy everyday as a high school senior can be a great challenge. If the coronavirus hadn’t attacked our country two months ago, we would be living our normal lives and attending school. We could have enjoyed prom and looked forward to walk…

Monday, May 04, 2020

While it is sad that senior year and spring activities are being taken away from us, the only thing we can do is make the most of what we have. Even though I wish I was able to run the 400 meter dash just a few more times, I have been enjoying my time with my family. I am grateful to have th…

Welcome back to another episode of “Are You Getting Bored During Quarantine?” I am your host Kailey Marks and I will be walking you through some of the new things I’ve learned or just some skills I have practiced during quarantine.

Although the coronavirus has altered our normal lifestyles, it has opened up a lot of time to learn new things. Initially, filling up the days was pretty challenging, but now I’ve discovered some new ways to help the time pass. One activity that I’ve found to really enjoy is going for long w…

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20 BELOW
Monday, September 28, 2020

“Land of the free.” “Pursuit of happiness.” “Equal opportunity.” For so long, the United States has boasted these ideals above all else. Basically becoming America’s selling strategy, newcomers are told they will have every opportunity offered to them here, and fairly.

Back in 2013, a movement was born after an African American teen by the name of Trayvon Martin was shot and killed, as #BlackLivesMatter was being used around on social media to promote it. During the pandemic, BLM and its importance was stressed and brought back into the realm of social med…

It’s insane that in the year 2020 we’re still fighting for basic human rights. It started when George Floyd an innocent man was murdered and from there everyone has said enough is enough.

The fundamental tenet of the Black Lives Matter movement, which stands for racial justice and equality, is honorable, just and desperately necessary. And yet, the political controversy associated with the Black Lives Matter movement and counter-protest movements prevents unified racial progress.

Monday, September 14, 2020

A common question going around is, “Do you wear a mask on a regular basis?” My standpoint on this question varies. Personally for myself, I choose when the “right” situations come to wear a mask. I also believe that people should choose whether they want to wear masks or not. Therefore, I do…

Masks are a huge topic of debate right now, especially when it comes to whether we should have a mandate or not. I, for one, feel like at this point in time we do need a mask mandate. A mask mandate forces people to have to wear them places. Along with having this mandate, I feel that masks …

The bell rings and school is out. Everyone gets their hands spritzed with hand sanitizer, and then they’re gone. The once socially- distanced students begin to file out of the classrooms in herds, meeting up with their friend groups for practice. The murmurings in the hall sound excited, fea…

I remember when we first learned about the COVID-19 pandemic. I didn’t think it was real or could do any damage. I scoffed at the idea of wearing masks and thought it would all blow over within a week. I was wrong.

Who would have thought that last fall we would be debating the wearing of masks? But here we are, in the middle of a pandemic, polarized as a country, a state and even at a community level, on the wearing and effectiveness of masks. Science shows it’d be a safe and smart idea for masks to be…

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

COVID 19 has shocked the world, disrupting the routine of nations across the vast globe as cases continue spreading like wild fire, leaving devastation in its wake. There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t see the deep impact it has made, the pandemic has effected everyone in some way, s…

If I woke up tomorrow morning and someone told me there was a vaccine for COVID-19, I am not sure how I would feel. After seven months of dealing with this pandemic, I have gotten used to living the way we do. Sitting miles away from my friends in school, wearing masks and washing my hands t…

Monday, May 11, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been social distancing/in quarantine for thirty-one days now and it’s been the most frustrating thirty-one days I’ve had in my life. Frustrating because I’ve had almost nothing to do. Did you catch how I said I almost had nothing to do? Well I still do a lot …

The abrupt ending to the school year has shocked many students. For some this meant no sports or activities this spring which is especially upsetting for seniors. It can be difficult to find things to keep you busy while you are at home. I am fortunate because I live in the country. I rodeo,…

This way of living over the past couple of weeks has definitely been a new experience. I never thought that this was how I’d be spending the last couple of months of my senior year, but we are trying to make the best out of it.

Never in a million years would I have though I would be quarantined to my house, finishing my senior year of high school online. Sometimes the unimaginable is possible, and here we are today.

Get up and get active. The benefits of exercise have been touted forever. It is undeniable that people simply feel better when they perform physical activity throughout their days. The importance of keeping up with fitness is especially critical during this time of COVID-19. Now more than ev…

During this time of global pandemic, keeping yourself busy everyday as a high school senior can be a great challenge. If the coronavirus hadn’t attacked our country two months ago, we would be living our normal lives and attending school. We could have enjoyed prom and looked forward to walk…

Monday, May 04, 2020

While it is sad that senior year and spring activities are being taken away from us, the only thing we can do is make the most of what we have. Even though I wish I was able to run the 400 meter dash just a few more times, I have been enjoying my time with my family. I am grateful to have th…

Welcome back to another episode of “Are You Getting Bored During Quarantine?” I am your host Kailey Marks and I will be walking you through some of the new things I’ve learned or just some skills I have practiced during quarantine.

Although the coronavirus has altered our normal lifestyles, it has opened up a lot of time to learn new things. Initially, filling up the days was pretty challenging, but now I’ve discovered some new ways to help the time pass. One activity that I’ve found to really enjoy is going for long w…

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