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Editorials

Most adults will make New Year’s resolutions

Utica, NY (SPECIAL) - Only 32% of American adults answered that they will not be making any New Year's Resolutions this year, according to a recent Zogby International interactive poll of 1,950 adults. The poll, conducted from Dec. 8-10, 2010 also shows people agree they will exercise more ...

Making time for 2011 resolutions

I’ve been mulling over something a very smart co-worker said to me this week: time is relative. It moves faster or slower depending on your age, your work load and enjoyment of whatever you’re doing at the moment. If you are my approximate age and grew up on a farm, you probably remember ...

America rings in the new year with new health reform benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Americans across the country prepare to welcome the New Year, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) today highlighted new health care benefits that will take effect on New Year’s Day. These new provisions, established by the ...

WARNING: Homework not recommended for children 10 and under

Imagine being one of the millions of children who will come home and do homework tonight. If you don’t know how to complete the assignment, you probably won’t ever learn the information because the teacher will most likely move on to something different tomorrow. In a panic, you hurriedly ...

Animals Have Rights, Too

I feel that animal testing is cruel because it can cause disease or even kill an animal. Many animals that are tested on have critical diseases after being tested. One thing that could result is paralysis. This makes it impossible for the animal to move any longer. Lots of animals are killed ...

A student’s mortal enemy

Assigning homework does not good for students. Homework is just repetitive, useless, and a waste of time as many students would say. It really doesn’t do any good for a student’s learning if it isn’t done correctly, it may lead to cheating, and other negative things involving school work. ...

Summer should stay

What’s the point of having year-round school? It’s not going to be any more beneficial to students than a nine-month calendar. Research at Ohio State University concludes that this is true. They found that year-round school does not boost learning whatsoever. Math and reading scores still ...

Just Before Christmas, Child Nutrition Bill becomes law

With Christmas and holiday celebrations just around the corner, it can be easy to forget that our country is currently fighting two food-related epidemics. We have rising rates of diet-related chronic disease, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, while at the same time many families ...

Give the gift of reading to a child in your life

With the holidays fast approaching, many Americans are in search of the latest and greatest children's gifts to place under the tree. But amidst all the dolls, gadgets and superheroes, there's one gift that, more than any other, can make a profound difference in the life of a child - the gift ...

Unknown! What really happens on the internet?

Imagine a mother at a funeral of her daughter who had just recently died by hanging herself in her closet. This is only the beginning of something greater than teasing itself. This is partly how Pheobe Prince died. She was teased in school and also teased online. No one knows how she must have ...