By Kyra Arndt Talking to people – mankind has long been infected by this plague. A more recent plague has disrupted this pattern, and in our days of recovery, many find it hard to fall back into comfortable exchanges. However, instead of being discouraged and anxious in regards to this situation, I suggest we use these circumstances to reinvent what conversation can be. Gone … [Read more...]
Journal Writing Project Benefits of birding
By Haley Ellingson When you’re looking to improve your emotional well-being, you might see a lot of sources telling you that being outside, staying active, and being mindful can all be beneficial. But what activities could help you do all of these simultaneously? One easy and inexpensive way is bird watching. Bird watching, also known as birding, is the act of observing birds … [Read more...]
Journal Writing Project It doesn’t make any “cents”
By Ben Udstuen Whenever you walk down the street and you find a penny on the ground, you wonder if picking it up or not is worth it. In 2021 when a penny was manufactured, it cost $2.10 to create. That means every penny that is created and sent into circulation loses the U.S. Mint money. When a paper bill is produced the price ranges from 7.5 – 17 cents per print. It is … [Read more...]
Journal Writing Project Is everyone lost or is it just me?
By Anna Wheat Lately, I feel like I have too many questions and not enough answers. Being 17 is just really weird. You’re so close to technically being an adult, but in so many ways you’re still just a kid trying to get along as best you can with the means available. Planning for your future can be very unnerving, and it’s hard doing this at such a young age, especially if … [Read more...]
Journal Writing Project The importance of libraries
By Logan Constancio The world is going more and more online lately. It seems that with every passing day, the world is growing more and more advanced. One thing gets more advanced and another grows outdated. Recently, there’s been discussion regarding whether or not libraries should remain in existence, considering practically every book can be bought online now — be that a … [Read more...]
Journal Writing Project Why is reading important?
By Maggie Dempewolf Why is reading important? Most people nowadays hardly ever give books a second glance. Let me tell you this, how did the first Americans ever get their knowledge? Books, that where they got it from. Now, I do agree with everyone else in this world that technology is a major part of our lives, but what ever happened to getting everything you needed from … [Read more...]
Journal Writing Project Rehabilitation: possible or impossible?
By Matthew McClimon Are people born or created to be evil in nature? Can a man who has commited crime and served time be rehabilitated or should he be singled out as a criminal without a chance. Criminals are a part of our society and deserve a choice to rehabilitate, seek psychological help, and pave their way to become a law abiding citizen. In the U.S. prison system we … [Read more...]
Journal Writing Project NASA sending the first woman to the moon
By Sylas Flatin NASA will be sending the first woman and first person of color to the moon. This mission is called the Artemis Program. If Artemis 1 goes as planned, then it may happen on Artemis 2 or Artemis 3. Artemis 1 will be launched in 2022 and is an unpiloted mission. Artemis 2 and 3 will happen in the next few years. A possible person for this mission we might be … [Read more...]
Journal Writing Project Socialism: domestic threat or national savior?
By Tel Farendholz One cannot watch the news, read an opinion column, or sit down for a family dinner without hearing the big, scary buzzword of our political sphere: Socialism. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about socialism? Maybe you see it as a threat, something that will lead to the downfall of America. Maybe you see it as a sort of savior, … [Read more...]
Journal Writing Project Donate blood, save lives
By Maddy Bergey Have you ever wanted to be a heroic member of society who saves lives? Well, perhaps you could fulfill your childhood fantasies of emulating a superhero by doing a simple action: donating blood! Although sometimes overlooked as a crucial need for so many people, blood donation is simply vital. Not only does blood donation help countless others to have … [Read more...]