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We Are Precious


Even if you didn’t grow up in a religious household, surely you’ve heard the song with the lyrics “red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight.” Even if you are not religious, surely you can understand the importance of these lyrics to Americans at the time. Today, two NYPD officers were gunned … Continue reading

Ferguson

Ferguson


For the most part, I’ve been keeping my opinions of the events in Ferguson to myself. I wasn’t on the jury, I was not present when Michael Brown was killed, and I’m not here to cast judgement on something I have no proof of. However, in the days following the shooting, something has been weighing … Continue reading

Do fraternities cause rape culture?

Do fraternities cause rape culture?


Odds are, if you’re a female who has ever been on a university campus, you’ve heard the warnings about the frat boys. Testosterone fueled, alpha males is the stereotype. Now, I’m not saying that I necessarily believe this. Do I know frat guys who seem harmless enough? Sure. Have I heard of frat boys drugging … Continue reading

Always Remember


This morning, on Facebook, I see a fourteen year old child post a status saying “here we go again w the stupid sept 11 statuses. it was 12 yrs ago, get over it.” This is so incredibly sad to me that I feel the need to blog about it. Of course, this boy was a … Continue reading

Seven years


On this date in 2006, one of my best friends was killed in a car accident. I had just turned 13, she was about to turn 12. After seven years, I still think about her almost everyday and I still miss her. I’m not gonna write a long post today, I’m going to post a … Continue reading

Teenager on bike rescues kidnapped girl


Five-year-old Jocelyn Rojas of Pennsylvania was found safe two hour after she was abducted — by two teenage boys on bicycles. The boys are now considered heroes. Police and firefighters were scouring the area surrounding Lancaster Township on Thursday. Temar Boggs asked a friend, Chris Garcia, to join him in the search for the missing girl. … Continue reading

Baby born in parking lot after a bomb threat


On July 5, Tessa Kilgore gave birth to a healthy baby girl… in the parking lot of  Walker Baptist Medical Center. Kilgore was in active labor in the hospital’s delivery room at 8:30am last Friday when the Alabama hospital received a bomb threat—one of many in the area that morning, according to WBRC. That forced staffers to evacuate … Continue reading

Man’s best friend

Man’s best friend


In Kentucky, a community mourns over the loss of Jason Ellis, a 33 year old police officer who was gunned down in an ambush last month. More than 1,000 people showed up at the funeral to pay their respects. One mourner who stood out was Fido, Ellis’ police dog, who is pictured placing  his paw … Continue reading