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Sunday, Aug 02, 2015

Emily Little

Going for a spin — in a gym — and liking it

If you know me at all, you know that I absolutely detest exercising. I have never been an athletic person, and anything involving the word “running” sounds like pure torture to me. Once in a blue moon I will accompany someone to the gym...
Published: 07/29/15

Step out of your comfort zone

I have always been one of those people who are extremely affected by caffeine. One glass of a caffeinated soda after 2 p.m. and I am sure to be wide awake all night.
Published: 07/22/15

Pinterest brings out inner artist

When I was younger, I was completely convinced that my future career path lay somewhere in the artistic field.
Updated one month ago

FFA state convention was exciting week

This past week I had the opportunity to attend my fourth Florida FFA State Convention in Orlando with nearly 4,000 other FFA members. The week was full of excitement, from workshops to competitions to keynote speakers and officer elections. ...
Updated one month ago

Hard to be useful during lazy days of summer

During the summer, school age students welcome the endless days of freedom with open arms.
Updated one month ago

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...
Updated one month ago

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: 2 months 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: 2 months 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: 2 months 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: 2 months ago