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Monday, May 03, 2021

Everyone has a different perspective, and everyone views the world differently. This diversity makes our world a better place, but it can also lead to disagreements. We shouldn’t fear these disagreements but accept and celebrate them, as they often lead to discussions, lessons learned and so…

Not everyone is going to have the same opinions as one another, that’s just a fact. But just because we don’t have the same opinions, doesn’t mean we can’t get along with each other. In today’s day and age, it seems that we are more divided than ever. “Touchy subjects” seem to be brought up …

I personally don’t think that it is difficult to approach hard topics with people who had different views. Even though I am a part of gen Z and we are very head strong with our beliefs, I am the type of person that is willing to listen to other peoples views and try to understand their view …

Imagine you’re in an important interview and you’re getting to the final questions on the interviewees paper. It goes smoothly, until they hit you with a simple, yet controversial, question: “Do you think the Earth is flat?” That’s when you freeze in your tracks and look around the room. To …

Monday, April 19, 2021

I am an extremely involved student in my school. I juggle sports and various other extracurricular activities on top of my school work, which I’m currently taking three college classes instead of normal high school classes. I’ve been very involved ever since I started high school, so I’m acc…

Today’s youths are continually bombarded with new items to add to an ever-expanding list of responsibilities and commitments. Sometimes we as young adults welcome these items because we feel a genuine affinity for them. Such is the case when a student who aspires to be a college basketball p…

I am a student at Norfolk Catholic High School. That means I take 40 credit hours a week. While it may seem like a lot, and fills up a huge amount of time in my schedule, I find relief knowing I am not the only student doing it. High school students choose to take on the impossible when they…

Monday, April 12, 2021

Did you know that in the fifties everyone thought smoking was healthy and good for you? Doctors and advertisers used to promote cigarettes as an immune system and longevity boosting activity. Today, we certainly know better. This example proves that, as we all know, things change with time. …

Lately, a very well known thing called cancel culture has taken the world by storm. What does this actually consist of? Cancel culture consists of a group of people choosing to “cancel” a show, book, toy, etc. for different reasons which could include it being racist, homophobic, etc. Yes, t…

It seems like a lot of people or things are being canceled these days. Whether it’s for the right reason or not, there are people who think it’s right, wrong, and maybe some don’t really have an opinion on it at all. Personally, I am one of those people who don’t really have an opinion becau…

Dr. Seuss was read to me when I was a little kid. I used to love the rhyming and the fun pictures. I also used to watch reruns of Pepe Le Pew on Cartoon Network as a child. Now six Dr. Seuss books are set to no longer to be published because of racist imagery and Pepe Le Pew isn’t going to b…

Life isn’t perfect, and we shouldn’t expect it to be; instead, we should make the conscious effort to share a little light and kindness in a world that’s often left in the dark. One of my favorite quotes is written by Dr. Seuss, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is go…

Monday, April 05, 2021

After the notorious interview of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry by Oprah, it seemed that while the United States became more sympathetic the United Kingdom had lost respect for the couple. For me, there are two issues that should not be swept under the rug.

Recently, there has been a lot going on in the royal family. One of them being Meghan accusing a tabloid of running her letters and conversations. Everyone deserves to have their privacy respected, no matter their status, and the writers behind the tabloids should be held accountable for the…

The tabloids should be held accountable for the letters and conversations that they published that took place between Meghan Markle and her confidant. This was an invasion of her privacy and a disrespectful action. They should have asked her for permission before they published the comments.…

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Walking in the hallways at school and on their way to college in all black with chains on their pants for no reason watch out it’s Gen Z. I’m just kidding. The youngest kids of Generation Z are six and I highly doubt they are walking in their elementary school with chains on their pants, but…

Millennials were raised in an era of unprecedented parental involvement. Many parents of millennials were coerced by coaches, teachers and other authority figures to sign their children up for each and every possible activity, sport,and academic opportunity, lest their child fall behind the …

Gen Z vs. Millennials has been a hot topic recently. There are many things that set the two generations apart, such as style differences, and how they choose to spend their time, and new words or sayings that the generations choose to communicate together. I find myself siding with Gen Z whe…

A hot topic circulating around social media lately has been the debate between Millennials and Gen Zs. I haven’t really paid much attention to it, but it is a little interesting to note the differences between the two generations, where I fall and how it impacts our world.

Monday, March 22, 2021

I’m sure most people, like myself, at one point dreamed of being famous. The adoring fans, the attention, the money, the attention ... they’re all motives for wanting the spotlight as a celebrity. Whether on a stage, or on a court or field, there is one major drawback to being a celebrity, h…

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20 BELOW
Monday, May 03, 2021

Everyone has a different perspective, and everyone views the world differently. This diversity makes our world a better place, but it can also lead to disagreements. We shouldn’t fear these disagreements but accept and celebrate them, as they often lead to discussions, lessons learned and so…

Not everyone is going to have the same opinions as one another, that’s just a fact. But just because we don’t have the same opinions, doesn’t mean we can’t get along with each other. In today’s day and age, it seems that we are more divided than ever. “Touchy subjects” seem to be brought up …

I personally don’t think that it is difficult to approach hard topics with people who had different views. Even though I am a part of gen Z and we are very head strong with our beliefs, I am the type of person that is willing to listen to other peoples views and try to understand their view …

Imagine you’re in an important interview and you’re getting to the final questions on the interviewees paper. It goes smoothly, until they hit you with a simple, yet controversial, question: “Do you think the Earth is flat?” That’s when you freeze in your tracks and look around the room. To …

Monday, April 19, 2021

I am an extremely involved student in my school. I juggle sports and various other extracurricular activities on top of my school work, which I’m currently taking three college classes instead of normal high school classes. I’ve been very involved ever since I started high school, so I’m acc…

Today’s youths are continually bombarded with new items to add to an ever-expanding list of responsibilities and commitments. Sometimes we as young adults welcome these items because we feel a genuine affinity for them. Such is the case when a student who aspires to be a college basketball p…

I am a student at Norfolk Catholic High School. That means I take 40 credit hours a week. While it may seem like a lot, and fills up a huge amount of time in my schedule, I find relief knowing I am not the only student doing it. High school students choose to take on the impossible when they…

Monday, April 12, 2021

Did you know that in the fifties everyone thought smoking was healthy and good for you? Doctors and advertisers used to promote cigarettes as an immune system and longevity boosting activity. Today, we certainly know better. This example proves that, as we all know, things change with time. …

Lately, a very well known thing called cancel culture has taken the world by storm. What does this actually consist of? Cancel culture consists of a group of people choosing to “cancel” a show, book, toy, etc. for different reasons which could include it being racist, homophobic, etc. Yes, t…

It seems like a lot of people or things are being canceled these days. Whether it’s for the right reason or not, there are people who think it’s right, wrong, and maybe some don’t really have an opinion on it at all. Personally, I am one of those people who don’t really have an opinion becau…

Dr. Seuss was read to me when I was a little kid. I used to love the rhyming and the fun pictures. I also used to watch reruns of Pepe Le Pew on Cartoon Network as a child. Now six Dr. Seuss books are set to no longer to be published because of racist imagery and Pepe Le Pew isn’t going to b…

Life isn’t perfect, and we shouldn’t expect it to be; instead, we should make the conscious effort to share a little light and kindness in a world that’s often left in the dark. One of my favorite quotes is written by Dr. Seuss, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is go…

Monday, April 05, 2021

After the notorious interview of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry by Oprah, it seemed that while the United States became more sympathetic the United Kingdom had lost respect for the couple. For me, there are two issues that should not be swept under the rug.

Recently, there has been a lot going on in the royal family. One of them being Meghan accusing a tabloid of running her letters and conversations. Everyone deserves to have their privacy respected, no matter their status, and the writers behind the tabloids should be held accountable for the…

The tabloids should be held accountable for the letters and conversations that they published that took place between Meghan Markle and her confidant. This was an invasion of her privacy and a disrespectful action. They should have asked her for permission before they published the comments.…

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Walking in the hallways at school and on their way to college in all black with chains on their pants for no reason watch out it’s Gen Z. I’m just kidding. The youngest kids of Generation Z are six and I highly doubt they are walking in their elementary school with chains on their pants, but…

Millennials were raised in an era of unprecedented parental involvement. Many parents of millennials were coerced by coaches, teachers and other authority figures to sign their children up for each and every possible activity, sport,and academic opportunity, lest their child fall behind the …

Gen Z vs. Millennials has been a hot topic recently. There are many things that set the two generations apart, such as style differences, and how they choose to spend their time, and new words or sayings that the generations choose to communicate together. I find myself siding with Gen Z whe…

A hot topic circulating around social media lately has been the debate between Millennials and Gen Zs. I haven’t really paid much attention to it, but it is a little interesting to note the differences between the two generations, where I fall and how it impacts our world.

Monday, March 22, 2021

I’m sure most people, like myself, at one point dreamed of being famous. The adoring fans, the attention, the money, the attention ... they’re all motives for wanting the spotlight as a celebrity. Whether on a stage, or on a court or field, there is one major drawback to being a celebrity, h…