Most countries around the world teach two languages from the time children start to learn. This has resulted in most people worldwide being bilingual or trilingual. So why doesn’t this occur in the United States?

We all probably know by now (at least, I hope that we do) that we are going through climate change — that the world is warming, and that this will have serious negative effects for our planet. Will. But actually, it already is.

Fruits, vegetables, meat and all kinds of other foods are all within access year-round to most countries around the world. Food is at our fingertips, but now that we can access it easily, what is more humane to eat?

For centuries, there has been an ongoing cycle of being taught. Teachers who teach the next generation of teachers. Without those who chose to teach, the world might not be where it is today.

For a lot of teens, board games do not exactly spell fun — not even with Scrabble tiles. And let’s face it, once you’re over the age of ten, most familiar games seem to either be for little kids or for complete geeks. It’s understandable that many teenagers are convinced there are better thi…

Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns that lasts for an extended period of time. It could refer to a change in average weather conditions, but today, it is a threat to our planet. And it is our fault.

Immigration is one of the biggest issues in today’s society. Not only does it involve our country and our people, but also anyone trying to come to the United States in an attempt to find better lives for themselves and their families.

Almost every teen has a cellphone or regular access to one. Apps like Snapchat, Instagram, and VSCO are becoming increasingly popular and with privacy scares, like the one occurring at Facebook, it leaves teens to wonder if their information is actually safe.

When people hear the word “epidemic,” they usually think of a rapidly spreading medical disease. Unfortunately, this is a word that can perfectly describe how JUULs are having an impact on West Virginia schools.

Video games are a large part of today’s society. Commercials, TV, billboards, almost everywhere you look, a video game shows up. But many of these games have violence-related topics and can be seen as tasteless. Games such as “Hitman,” “Call of Duty” and the Metal Gear franchise all have vio…

I never would have thought my summer would include climbing a mountain. Yet, I anxiously woke up at 5:30 in the morning and sluggishly pulled myself out of bed. The cozy cottage that we stayed in smelled of rain and a crackling fire. My head felt as though it had the weight of the world. My …

“Charlotte’s Web” has been a childhood reading staple since it was first published in 1952. Most people’s recollections of reading it probably include laughing at Templeton the Rat’s antics, or crying at the ending (no spoilers, but I would honestly congratulate you if you had managed to not…

Genetic editing seems like a fantasy. “The Walking Dead,” “Jurassic Park,” and many superheroes, all of this seems ridiculously fake, but we might see some of it in the near future thanks to a gene editing tool called CRISPR.

To begin, we must define what an addict is. Is an addict a criminal? Is an addict a person in need? Is an addict even considered human? In today’s culture, we have a major issue with the dehumanization of addicts to all substances. We need to continually reinforce the idea that addicts are p…

Where do you get your news from? Is it from the radio, the TV? Or is it from the newspaper that you are reading at this very moment? Chances are, if you’ve been alive for more than 50 years, then you most likely get your news from one of these media. However, today, younger people are facing…

When people think about traveling the world, images of the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, the pyramids and the Taj Mahal come to mind. But what about the small villages in the heart of Africa, the quaint little town in the middle of nowhere, the desert oases, or the breathtaking sunsets re…

I am anxiously walking into Buskirk Dorm at Marshall University. There is a huge line going out of the door on this hot, humid day. I look around nervously, wondering which of these unknown teenagers in front of me will be my roommate for the next three weeks. It was like my first taste of c…

Are schools really helping us? Throughout most of our lives, we have been sitting in classrooms memorizing “important information,” but will we ever use any of the skills given to us?

As a teenager, I can attest to the fact that I have no idea who I am. I look to the people around me, the things that I am exposed to, to see who I should be. I have my role models. Do you have yours? Are you aware of who you allow to influence you and your behaviors?

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