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Times have changed


Thu, Dec 29th, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

Times have changed over the years as we know, the most obvious being the rise in gas prices from just 36 cents in 1970 to about four dollars. In 1970 the most viewed TV shows were Marcus Welby M.D., and The Flip Wilson Show. Now-a-days it's all about reality shows.

I tell you what, if television shows in the '70s knew they could make seven million dollars running around acting like idiots fighting with their family like the Kardashians, I think they might have taken that option into consideration. If they knew they could get married for six months and make 17 million dollars, I think they just might have. Back in the '70s, sports stars were paid $7,000 a year instead of millions. Some changes are for the better, while some are for the worse. Most for the worse. Does anybody remember turning on the radio and not hearing at least five words bleeped out?

I never lived in the '70s, so I don't know what any of this stuff would have been like living it live instead of looking it up on Google. But if I could pick anything from the Seventies to bring to today, it would have to be the cars. I would love to go outside right now, sit on my porch and see a 1970 Dodge Charger fly by. Cars in that time beat every single car of today for all sorts of reasons except driving in the snow. I mean really, can we go back to a time where cars only cost about $3,900 new?

Also, and I don't know if I'm the only one seeing this, but does it seem like the music talent was better in the past? Take these lyrics for example. "Oh, let the sun beat down upon my face, stars fill my dreams. I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been, to sit with elders of the gentle race. This world has seldom seen. They talk of days for which they sit and wait, all will be revealed" (Led Zeppelin- Kashmir 1975). Compared to this "Poppin bottles in the ice, like a blizzard. When we drink, we do it right gettin slizzard. Sippin sizzurp in my ride, like Three 6. Now I'm feelin so fly like a G6" (Far East Movement- Like a G6 2010). People can debate that I could have done the same with the present song being better and the past one being bad. Yes, I could very well, but you're not the one writing this, and your opinion doesn't really matter in this case.

Collin Richert is a student at Mabel-Canton High School. He is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its thirteenth year.

The meaning of the holidays

Thu, Dec 22nd, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

When choosing what to write about this week, I knew I needed to somehow incorporate a holiday theme into the column. That being said, it's that time of year again-the holiday season. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years all almost fall within the ..... 
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Journal Writing Project Winter tips

Fri, Dec 9th, 2011
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Winter is here once again. We all know what this means: icy, sloppy roads everywhere; starting up the car 15 minutes before work; shoveling sidewalks; snowblowing driveways; and scraping off the heavy snow from the roofs. Ah, gotta love it the most ..... 
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Journal Writing Project Falcon Cheerleading

Fri, Nov 25th, 2011
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It's the beginning of the school year, and with the New Year comes brand new things! Fillmore Central has just brought back their very own cheerleading squad! This year is the first year since 2009 that cheerleaders will suit up and take on the cold ..... 
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Journal Writing Project Iki Evim Var

Fri, Nov 18th, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

While many readers may be thinking that the high school author of this article may have made a serious spelling error, I disagree. The three simple words above are correctly spelled...in Turkish. While meaningly for many, for me these words represen ..... 
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Journal Writing Project Confidence is key

Fri, Nov 11th, 2011
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Have you ever looked back at a point in time and realized that it made you who you are today? I know I have, and I know that it's a pretty great feeling to know that you're a better person now because of that time.

I'm only 17, so I haven't ..... 
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Journal Writing Project A week in Costa Rica

Fri, Nov 4th, 2011
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Last summer I had the best experience in my life so far. In June, myself and nine of my classmates traveled to the beautiful country of Costa Rica. We stayed for seven days, experiencing and learning about a whole new culture. Our stay was short, bu ..... 
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Journal Writing Project A week in Costa Rica

Fri, Nov 4th, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

Last summer I had the best experience in my life so far. In June, myself and nine of my classmates traveled to the beautiful country of Costa Rica. We stayed for seven days, experiencing and learning about a whole new culture. Our stay was short, bu ..... 
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Student Writing Project

Fri, Nov 4th, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

This year marks the 13th year that the Fillmore County Journal has been publishing articles written by local high school students for the Journal Student Writing Project. Each fall we contact the local high schools and ask for juniors and seniors wh ..... 
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