How did we get here?

Imagine an estranged child running away from his abusive parents. Imagine the hardships that have shaped his perspective. Imagine the determination it took to separate from the pain of the known to the unfamiliar. He grows up asserting he will never perpetuate the same offenses. In fact, not only will he never practice these injustices, … Continue reading

It all starts locally

Last week, my column focused on the common myths and propaganda tools perpetuated by the two-party system to keep third parties out of contention for the presidency. While these are important to be aware of, it still may not be enough to sway your opinion on the 2020 election, and that’s okay. Where all of … Continue reading

Mental health: An essential topic

With the concern of physical health drastically overwhelming the world for the past eight months due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, many seem to lack the ability to identify the mental needs of society members during this time. While experts and bystanders could go on about the seriousness of this virus, which they should, I want … Continue reading

The world has changed and so have we

 I never imagined a world where mud masks wouldn’t be the first thing to pop up if you typed ‘face mask’ into the search bar on Amazon. Now, the page is full of the cloth masks with different fabric options and ones that claim to be more breathable. I’ve always been a go-with-the-flow kind of … Continue reading

Greene County Food Bank continues to provide during pandemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses and organizations across the country were heavily affected and forced to close down for the public’s safety. Several months passed without knowing exactly when the country could resume work and what the landscape would look like once everything began to reopen again. Many businesses had to close their doors … Continue reading

You always have another option

With the presidential election quickly approaching, many people are not thrilled with our options. While I could talk about either candidate’s positives and negatives, I want to focus on the biggest issue in American politics for now and years to come. There is a third option this year, and her name is Dr. Jo Jorgensen. … Continue reading

This Week’s Notable Headlines

  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, Sept. 18, in her home in Washington, D.C. As quoted by NPR, Chief Justice John Roberts, said “our nation has lost a justice of historic stature.” Ginsburg played a leading role in the Women’s Right movement in the 1970s … Continue reading

Suicide Awareness in September

She walks around forcing a smile on her face. “Fake it till you make it,” she whispers under her breath, repeating the words she’s heard again and again. On the outside she is a blossoming bright flower, but deep down she is wilting under pressure, societal standards, her own standards.    To say goodbye to … Continue reading

American Education has a Big Government Problem

American education is in an interesting spot. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the country are at the will of state governments as to how they can administer their education. Whether they want to teach in person, online, or in a hybrid system, the schools cannot proceed without their states’ permission. While these decisions are … Continue reading

In the News: Three Notable Headlines

West Coast wildfires continue to grow According to CNN, CalFire said that nearly 16,500 firefighters have been battling 28 major wildfires throughout the state, leaving 24 people dead and over 4,200 structures destroyed. The dry, arid weather of California helped the fire spread with up to 40 mph winds, and the fire burned an area … Continue reading