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Journey's End Week 4: Baby Don't Hurt Me

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” -Abraham Lincoln

So, my 69th post on WordPress… What better topic than love? 893 more words


Should We Teach Children Traditional Gender Roles?


In August of 2015 Target announced that they were going to get rid of the boy and girl aisles in their toy section. After the news spread there were two main responses to this: outrage and praise. 4,229 more words

English Writing

Your College Checklist!

Taia Travick, April 28th, 2017

Finishing high school and transitioning into college can be overwhelming. One thing that a college freshman has a problem with is figuring out what to bring to college. 155 more words


8 Things I Learned As A College Freshman

Well, it has finally come to an end; my first year of college at Kent State University. I have learned so much in my first year here at KSU. 2,649 more words


Why Do People Conform to Society?

According to Chris McCandless, society is the place to leave behind because living within it leads to unhappiness:  

“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. 1,234 more words

English Writing

Do Paper Books Still Have a Place in 2017?

In 2007 with the introduction of smartphones, Facebook, and Twitter the idea of people not reading as much as they used due to the increase in technology was created. 1,843 more words

English Writing

Ch 1. Innocence

At the age of fourteen, I stood five feet and four inches tall.  I hit a growth spurt early and had only grown two inches since fifth grade.   386 more words