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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Emily Little

Reality show stars under the spotlight

With the age of children playing outside and drinking from the hose quickly being taken over by kids taking selfies and using social media, and technology’s growing prevalence, especially towards the younger generation, how people are portraye...
Published: 05/27/15

Organization skills don’t carry over to bedroom

It is the running joke between my friends and I that I am pretty much the most organized person on the planet. From keeping my homework in separate file folders to color-coding my agenda, I would have to say that they are just about right – we...
Published: 05/20/15

An unique junior prom -- on a boat

One of the cultural rights of passage of being a teenager is attending prom. Homecoming dances and formals take place every year, but prom is typically only a twice-in-a-lifetime experience. With a few exceptions, the guest list is limited to juniors...
Published: 05/13/15

Make your vote count

Growing up, one of my favorite occasions was when the presidential election rolled around. I was always fascinated by the political ads and presidential debates on my TV screen. Needless to say I was bit of a nerdy child. However, this fascination co...
Updated one month ago

Favorite class is hands-on and fun

In the past, I have written about the different classes available in school.
Updated one month ago

Social media is a given in our lives today

As a teenager in today’s society, I am fully willing to admit that I am a frequent social media user. Social media is very clearly at the center of our world today, and it is hard to imagine that it has only really come into existence within t...
Updated one month ago

Being competitive is a mixed bag

Everyone has a multitude of personality traits. Whether they are creative or intelligent, each person’s slate of personality traits is unique to the individual. One of my most dominant personality traits is competitiveness. ...
Updated one month ago

Small town limitations

Anytime you ask someone who has lived in Sebring for an extended period of time what the town used to look like, you will get a relatively universal answer. They will likely state that present-day Sebring is like New York City compared to what it was...
Updated: 2 months ago

Cutting soda for Lent is not easy

As I have written about before, the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter are known as Lent in some denominations of the Christian faith. It is quite comical when I try to explain it to my friends who do not observe the practice, as their first qu...
Updated: 2 months ago

Race week is good for Sebring

This past week brought about Sebring’s annual claim to fame: the 12 Hours of Sebring. As someone who has lived in Sebring my entire life, I often find people are surprised to find out that I have never attended the races myself. ...
Updated: 2 months ago