Political Correctness vs. The Donald

It seems like saying “political correctness” at the Republican National Convention is akin to cursing. Donald Trump and his followers treat political correctness as if it is the foundation of everything that liberals stand for. Democrats are in the party of thin skin, made-up rules, and crybabies, while the GOP is the party of freedom, honesty, and “tellin’ it like it is”. The issue seems fairly trivial, but it has received a lot of attention from politicians and the general public alike, so it’s time we took a close look…

Pokemon Go Ahead, Get Outside

Pokemon Go is a lot like the Kardashian family – whether or not you’re a fan of it, you can’t seem to avoid hearing about it. Pokemon Go has been all over the news in the past week, and for good reason; Pokemon Go took only five days to become the most downloaded mobile game in United States history. That achievement is shocking enough, but when you stop to consider that Pokemon Go also requires players to physically go outside and walk, the game’s success seems downright impossible. Why We…

Don T Rump Returns

Watch Don T Rump’s campaign announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb4m05D_IaY Watch Don T Rump Tackles the Issue of Women’s Rights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGN7GFpb8lw Don T Rump is Back! As some of you may have noticed, I’ve started to make videos recently. After watching a few of Donald Trump’s speeches, I was inspired to create my own completely unrelated character named Donovan Terminator Rump. Don T Rump is a simple man with simple ideals; he doesn’t waste time with political correctness or ethics, he doesn’t tolerate any sort of criticism, and he knows with absolute certainty that he…

Dealing with Depression: I’m an Author?

I’ve written more this year than I have in my entire life, but a majority of my work hasn’t yet appeared on this website. Most of my writing is locked away inside a book that I’ve been writing for a while about my junior year. Obviously most of it is about depression, but there are plenty of other topics too. As I mentioned before, I took up writing as a form of therapy, but I quickly found that I couldn’t get enough of it. Pouring out my thoughts onto paper…

Which Lives Matter?

In the wake of several police shootings, the #BlackLivesMatter trend on social media has erupted once more, and for good reason. Several young black men were needlessly shot by police officers who had no motive to do so. Let’s not forget that Dylan Noble, a young white man, was also fatally shot by police. Not Up For Discussion I’m not going to talk about whether or not those officers had a right to shoot those men. They didn’t. Even if Alton Sterling had possessed a gun, there is no way…

Moving Forward Past Depression

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m nowhere near being “cured” of my anxiety and depression. They still pack quite a punch, and there are some days that I can’t find the strength to fight back. Despite that, I know that I am getting better with each passing day. My bouts of depression and anxiety are becoming more and more rare, and I’ve been able to go for weeks at a time without having a pseudo seizure. I am proud of what I’ve accomplished, but I haven’t forgotten what…

Stuck With Me Now on YouTube!

Instead of writing a social issues article today, I spent a little while making this video for our brand new YouTube Channel. It’s pretty basic, but I feel like it gives the people who follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) but haven’t seen the website a look at what we have to offer. I did my best to make it look professional, but that was a difficult task for a computer I’ve had since fifth grade. No disrespect to Mr. Toshi (that’s what I named my computer when…

Playground Politics

When two groups of children refuse to play together on the playground, we teach them to “play nice” and let go of their petty animosities; it’s a lesson we all learned as we grew up. When two groups of adults refuse to play together in Congress, we call it politics and leave them be. Not Good Listeners George Washington warned us about partisan politics. He warned us that two fiercely divided parties could tear the nation apart, but we didn’t listen. We like to divide ourselves into groups, it seems.…

A Reluctant Writer

If you’ve read any of my previous writing, you might find it hard to believe that English was always my most hated subject. Well, it was. Growing up, I was always more of a math and science kind of guy. Numbers were beautiful; they were clean, precise, and if you knew what you were doing, you could always get the right answer. English was the opposite of that. It was too free form, too abstract; it was supposedly open to an infinite amount of interpretation, but according to my English…

Under 18 Does Not Mean Unimportant

It’s no secret that there are plenty of negative stereotypes surrounding today’s teenagers. We’re always on our phones, we’re bad drivers, we’re immature, we only care about ourselves; the list goes on and on. Like most stereotypes, these are not completely false; there are plenty of teens who can’t put down their phones or be bothered to think about anyone other than themselves, especially when driving. These teens are not the majority, but those selfish, inattentive few have unfortunately come to represent my age group in the eyes of many…