Don’t freak out…yet. The bill has been passed in the House, but not in the Senate. Thus it is not official nor is it a rule. Continue reading “Everything you need to know about the new GOP Healthcare Bill”
We all have seen or heard it- a beauty pageant contestant is asked what her one true wish is. A perfectly rehearsed smile spreads across her face as she answers: World Peace.
World peace, though a serene and wonderful concept, is virtually impossible. World peace requires the action of perfection, which is not something the human race possesses.
There will constantly be political disagreements, violence, corruption, and war. Though these events are tragic, they help and push us forward. They inspire change, education, and anomalous victory. The Civil War helped to abolish slavery and also created crucial military equipment that we use to this day. Granted, no war or act of violence has a joyous effect, but each tragic event has a silver lining. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. Without the tragic death of 18yr old Samantha Koenig, police would have not been able to catch notorious serial killer, Israel Keyes. Now Key’s will not be able to harm anyone again and there will be justice for his previous victims.
Though world peace may not be attainable, we can strive for a more peaceful world. We can make this world a little less chaotic if we are willing to discard our stubborn ways and listen to the ways of others. Communication is key and right now we are lacking open and peaceful communication. This world is truly beautiful and so are its people. We may not have the ability to generate a completely peaceful world, but we have the ability to communicate love and change.
I know so many people who devote their whole life to finding the “one.” They search far and wide for an individual who fits their list of needs and wants in a potential mate. They spend their days swiping through digital dating profiles and their nights mingling at bars filled with strangers. This quest is all a desperate attempt for the one they can call their future spouse. Continue reading “Crazy Stupid Love”
Many embrace 2017’s arrival while abruptly slamming the door in 2016’s face. I realize I’m about 17 days late writing a piece on the year 2017, but better late than never I suppose. Continue reading “Why 2016 was a Valuable Year”
Recently people have questioned the credibility and integrity of the alleged Donald Trump assault victims. So far sixteen women have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault. Their cases span over a period of a decade and range from Trump deliberately walking into a women’s dressing room to him raping a young girl. Many people claim that because the alleged victims waited for a lengthy period of time and neglected to tell the authorities immediately, their stories are not credible. A.J. Delgado, one of Trump’s surrogates, told MSNBC reporter Chris Hayes that the allegations are completely untrue. “These allegations are decades old. If somebody actually did that, Chris, any reasonable woman would have come forward and said something at the time,” Delgado stated.
Any victim’s accusation is worth listening to, regardless of the situation, suspect, or time. There will be times when the stories or accusations are proven false. Despite this, every case is to be fairly approached with two victims in mind: the accused and the accuser. Continue reading “The Waiting Period”
“But maybe I’m just overreacting.” I cannot tell you how many times I have repeated this sentence to myself. I could have had my whole life savings stolen, filed a police report, and then claimed that I was ‘just overreacting.’ Continue reading ““O” is for Overreaction”
Recently, a paraprofessional or teaching assistant came under fire for her series of outfit choices. 28 yr. old Patrice Brown launched her education career as a fourth grade paraprofessional at an Atlanta elementary school earlier this year. Brown, proudly expressed her excitement for her position on her Instagram page with an occasional selfie. The selfie featured a smiling Brown standing in her classroom, free of any teachers or students. The selfies as well as Brown’s job were greatly scrutinized, after vast social media attention accumulated on her page and within headlines. Atlanta Public Schools (APS) have since asked Brown to remove the photos from social media and general public view. In a recent statement released by The Atlanta Public Schools, they stated that Brown has received counseling on the situation. Listed below is the statement:
Atlanta Public Schools can confirm that Patrice Brown is a paraprofessional employed with the district. She was given guidance regarding the APS employee dress code, the use of social media, and Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators, and she has been cooperative in addressing her presence on social media. Continue reading “Be True to Your School: The importance of maintaining the same standards for all”
It seems as though we can’t go one Halloween without a celebrity parading around in an offensive costume. Whether its culture appropriation, misguided knowledge, or black face- countless of famed individuals have made their mark with an offensive Halloween costume. Continue reading “Culture vs. Costume”