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Back off the kids

Is so much emphasis being put on children’s sports activities these days that is necessary for coaches to degrade children as young as 8 or 9 years old? That is the atmosphere that has become prevalent in towns across this country. Children simply want to enjoy playing with their friends in a sport they enjoy, […]

One More Disappointment

No Child Left Behind, Common Core and costly campus meals – these are just a few of the failures the US Department of Education (ED) has brought us since President Jimmy Carter pushed to recreate a cabinet-level education department in the 70’s. We should not expect improvements any time soon, thanks to Vice President Mike […]

5 things to know about painkiller addiction

Fifty-two people die every day from opioid overdoses nationwide, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than 12 million U.S. residents used prescription painkillers non-medically in the past year. Unfortunately, even a small dosage can depress respiratory function, and these drugs can be especially dangerous when combined with other common substances like […]

It’s their choice

Another National Signing Day has come and gone and every year, it gets a little crazier. Adults across the country basically take a day off of work to cringe at every decision made by 18-year-old high school football players then bash them on the internet like. The criticism has been taken to a new level. […]

There is more than one way to be informed

A common opinion among the public – and the media, actually – is that large news outlets have become bias in their reporting methods. How can this be allowed, one might ask. The truth is, the public makes this possible. If a person fails to keep themselves informed, it makes it easier for “fake news” […]

Discover this year’s in-demand jobs

Whether you just entered the career world or have been in the workforce for years, if you’re hunting for a new gig, it’s time to discover this year’s hottest jobs. The 2017 Hot Jobs report, recently released by Randstad US, reveals the most in-demand and emerging jobs across engineering, finance and accounting, human resources, information […]

Save the April date

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is known for its research and lobbying efforts. But the money we donate to the organization also benefits those affected by cancer in our own communities. With a cancer diagnosis comes a wave of expenses – and we are not talking about the exorbitant medical bills. For example, Hope Lodges […]

Etienne does it all with class

This afternoon, one of the most electrifying football players ever to wear the maroon and white will announce his decision on where he will play college football. Travis Etienne Jr. has not only wowed football and basketball fans around this community with his athletic ability; he’s done it with humility and grace very rarely seen […]

Protect yourself with early detection

Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews surprised fans Tuesday in a Sports Illustrated profile by revealing she was diagnosed with cervical cancer last year and underwent two surgeries as a result. Andrews might be one of the more famous faces to receive the diagnosis but she is certainly not alone in facing such news. Worldwide, cervical cancer […]

Listen and Learn

“Together we’ll stand Divided we’ll fall Come on now, people Let’s get on the ball And work together” – Canned Heat If we thought the presidential campaigns and election created a rift between Americans, then Friday’s inauguration was the culmination of such frustration. Some of the actions were outlandish and confusing, including violent riots and […]

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