Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:59pm
The last time I saw The Nutcracker I was seven years old. I never dreamed I’d be in it. I was intrigued to see other kids performing. This year was different. I saw it from the stage!
I've been taking dance class for five years. I wasn't sure if I wanted to audition for The Nutcracker but my friend told me that it was a great opportunity. She asked me if I knew what makes a person interesting. “What?” I asked. She said, “A person who is willing to try new things and make discoveries”. I agreed and decided that I would give it a try! I was accepted!
Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:41pm
Indiana Second-Highest in U.S. for Teen Suicides
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is first in the nation for the number of young people who've considered suicide, and is number two for those who've actually killed themselves.
Janet Schnell, loss division chairwoman at the American Association of Suicidology, says Midwesterners are very reluctant to talk about suicide or to get mental health treatment.
Submitted by admin on Sat, 01/30/2016 - 3:01pm
by Mick Whitlock
His name was Reggie, and I'd known him for a number of years during my stint at Wabash Valley. Prison inmates rarely discuss their crime with each other, and this is especially true for sex offenders. I had heard that Reggie was a sex offender, but I try not to pass judgment on anyone regardless of their alleged crime. You just never really know.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:04pm
Last week Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) declared a state of emergency over the level of lead being found in Flint’s tap water, and this week he activated the state National Guard to help provide residents with bottled water, filters, and lead testing kits.
But even in the midst of this crisis, city residents aren’t just being charged for their poisoned tap water — they’re being threatened with shutoffs if they don’t quickly pay their bills.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:54pm
“You've got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything” -- Aaron Tippin, American country music singer/songwriter/record producer
Submitted by admin on Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:47pm
The end of a year is a time for contemplation–for considering how the world has, or has not changed, and evaluating the apparent trajectory of our social institutions…for considering who and what has been lost….
In that vein, I share this quotation from Theodore White’s Making of the President: 1960. I came across it again recently, and was struck by its current relevance.
Read it and weep….
Submitted by admin on Thu, 01/28/2016 - 3:05pm
A large part of the two-hour ordeal was consumed by “Islamic terrorism” and the threat posed by the Islamic State, nominally in response to the Paris and San Bernardino attacks. The candidates fell over each other to see who could be tougher on “radical Islamic violence,” pushing for more bombing (in the case of Ted Cruz, more “carpet bombing”), more surveillance, more racial profiling and more curbing of free speech.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 01/28/2016 - 2:36pm
Submitted by admin on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 4:41pm
WASHINGTON -- Filmmaker and political activist Michael Moore is peeved that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is vowing to block Syrian refugees from settling in his home state. So on Friday, Moore announced that he's opening up his apartment to refugees anyway -- and set up a website for people around the country to do the same.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 4:12pm
Today, up to three unidentified gunmen entered the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, which serves individuals with developmentally disabilities, and opened fire, killing 14 and injuring 17 more according to the most recent reports.