Peer Pressure

Recognizing when you should say "no"

Peer pressure is one of the hardest things to resist in life, especially when it comes from friends. People want to be liked, so they want to fit in and make everyone happy. So, when a group pushes someone in particular to do something, it seems like a perfect opportunity to fit in.  However, those … Continue reading

Two-party system needs abolishing

Everyone who knows me knows I hate the two-party system. Recently, it has become clear that both parties exist to serve and protect each other, not the American people. Issues such as abortion, our nation’s border and economic and foreign policy will never be resolved. If both parties work together to solve them, they have … Continue reading

Social media and the 2020 election

No matter what your social media intake is, it’s hard to deny that platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat play a large role in today’s American society. That doesn’t just stop at the polls, social media has shown it played a large role in the 2016 election and it is looking to do so … Continue reading

Becoming the family chef

I like food. So, when it came down to deciding whether my wife or I would have the cooking duties, I volunteered myself.  It’s been about seven months since I became the family chef. I have learned new recipes, ruined some meals (I can never seem to get cornstarch to thicken my sauces) and have … Continue reading

The unique system of state caucusing

One of the big topics of a heavy week in politics were the Iowa Caucuses. The first state primary of the 2020 presidential election, Iowa’s caucuses are viewed as an early indicator for the remainder of the primary. After nearly a week of controversy, the state’s Democratic Party announced late Sunday that Pete Buttigieg has … Continue reading

What’s wrong with Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball has problems. Like, a lot of problems. Right now, it seems like it has more problems than it’s had in a while, thanks to the Houston Astros and their historically clever/evil brand of cheating. Other issues— pace of play, too many homeruns, a lack of salary cap— are small potatoes compared to … Continue reading

In the news: Three notable headlines

1. Over 100 Soldiers diagnosed with brain injuries from Iranian strike Due to the missile strike Jan. 8 on the al Asad military base in Iraq, it was reported Feb. 10 that over 100 American soldiers suffered mild traumatic brain injuries, according to a U.S. official. Originally, the Pentagon reported at the end of January … Continue reading

Trump stands up for faith

I am a Christian. My family is Christian. My friends are Chrisitian. Faith is all around me and has been since I was a little girl.  I attended catholic grade school and high school and now attend a Chrisitian university.  To say the least, faith is important to me.  President Donald Trump’s State of the … Continue reading

‘Wet markets’ may be a root cause for the coronavirus

With roughly 360 dead and 17,400 infected throughout a total of 28 countries, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus has made a name for itself since its recent outbreak in December 2019.  The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, known as 2019-nCOV, originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The exact cause of the virus is unknown, however, past strains of … Continue reading

Dear Kobe

Reflecting on a legacy like none other

Dear Kobe, Where do I start? I could talk about what you meant to so many people, the game of basketball, etc, but that’s already been well documented. Let’s talk about what you meant to a kid growing up in southwestern Pennsylvania. I was a huge sports fan, football and baseball being my favorites. With … Continue reading