Personal space—it’s something that most everyone values.
This week, I wanted to take time to talk about one of the most influential people in my life. It is the eleventh anniversary of his death today, and I think it is appropriate to pay tribute to the one and only Fred Rogers.
In a study done by Monitoring the Future in 2011, over 70 percent of 18 years olds had tried alcohol at least once. From the ages of 18-20 years old, nearly 50 percent admitted to consuming alcohol in the last thirty days.
We all invest our efforts into things that are important to us. There are those who paint, those who perform music, those who participate in sports, those who do other things, and some who do everything above. We invest our efforts into these things because we wish to better ourselves at them.
Last December, the topic of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act came up while traveling with a friend. As the truck’s tires roared over the blacktop, drowning Springsteen’s, “Born in the USA,” I voiced concerns regarding the ACA’s potential to overload a family’s finances and received in return, a recommendation to personally research the Affordable Care Act.
I’m going to start by suggesting that if you haven’t read “Sorcerer’s Stone,” the first of seven books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, you run to the nearest public library, grab a copy off the shelf, and begin reading.
If you are an avid reader of my columns, you might remember when I wrote an article about a little game called Day One: Garry’s Incident and the massive backlash that occurred when the developer, Wild Games Studio, tried to get a negative review of their game off the internet.
Do you think professional sport teams should have to change their names to be politically correct? Why or Why not?
20, sophomore of Buffalo, S.D.
“I don’t think they should have to. They should stick with tradition.”
19, freshman of Arnold
“Spending it with my fiance and my family.”
My freshman and sophomore years here in Chadron, I did little more than attend my classes and bunker down in my room because that was easier than being sociable and far less frightening than meeting new people.