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Saturday, Jul 04, 2015

Emily Little

Hard to be useful during lazy days of summer

During the summer, school age students welcome the endless days of freedom with open arms.
Published: 07/01/15

Support local small businesses all year

Once a year, America celebrates a relatively recently invented holiday known as “Small Business Saturday.” Growing up in a community that thrives off of the commerce created by local businesses, I can certainly see eye to eye with the c...
Published: 06/24/15

Summer classes aren’t so bad

Growing up, I always remember hearing the societal stigma surrounding summer school. I had never really had any firsthand experience with summer school, nor had I ever known anyone who had attended it. Over time I became convinced that it was simply ...
Updated one month ago

Driving to school not all it’s cracked up to be

As the Highlands County School year came to a close this past week, so did my second to last year as a student in the Highlands County School System. I could write about a number of reflective topics, but instead I feel I am now well versed enough in...
Updated one month ago

Rules over cell phone use in school are evolving

As I am wrapping up my third year of high school, I have noticed several things about the strictness of my school’s policies; one of these observations is the severity of the rules on cell phones.
Updated one month ago

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...
Updated one month ago

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...
Updated: 2 months ago

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...
Updated: 2 months ago

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: 2 months ago

Favorite class is hands-on and fun

In the past, I have written about the different classes available in school.
Updated: 2 months ago