Remembering Columbine

Apparently they’re considering making a miniseries about Columbine on Lifetime. This has been quite controversial, as many of the survivors of the horrific school shooting that occurred there don’t want the miniseries to be made. This particular article on the issue seems to point the finger at “the media” for not letting the story die.…
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What I Learned From High School Sports

I learned a lot from participating in extracurricular activities in high school, which is a good thing, because I spent an awful lot of time on them. I was in golf and tennis, sure, but I was also in concert band and choir, as well as the jazz band and the marching band. And I…
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Why Sports Are Important To Schools

When I was a young geekette, I did not understand why sports can be so important to a school. I bitterly resented how much time and attention athletics got at my school. They took up several pages of the tiny weekly newspaper every single week, and they got an awful lot of glory and attention…
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Damaged: Bullying’s Effects And Fighting It

Bullying may alter your brain chemistry, and not because you hit your head when the school creep shoved you into your locker. I don’t sit around and worry about my brain chemistry. I do wonder sometimes whether my lack of trust for other people stems from a decade of social ostracism. That, I worry about.…
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Another Child Dead

Bullies seem to have claimed another victim yesterday. I doubt they meant for Cassidy Joy Andel to take her own life. I hope they didn’t mean it. I wouldn’t be surprised if one or two of them did; adults routinely underestimate the vast, inhuman cruelty of which adolescents can be capable. But it’s far more…
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