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Why I Hate Soccer

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 10:30 AM


I hate soccer.  Let me tell you why...

First, soccer has become a racist sport that produces prejudices of all kinds.  Very often, at stadiums all around the globe, but usually in Latin American countries, crowds will chant racial slurs at opposing teams simply because of the color of their skin.  I watched in horror a few years ago as a soccer game in England turned...

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Selfish Selfies

Posted on June 22, 2014 at 4:50 PM

So is the "selfie" craze over yet?  Oh wait, I just watched a clip on TV of Obama taking one, so I guess this selfie thing is here to stay.  Let me tell you why I have NEVER taken a selfie - I think they are selfish.

Recently, 'selfie' was named the Word of the Year by ...

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Lengthen the School Year!

Posted on August 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM

According to an analysis of education around the world, the United States' modern education system is in need of much help. I believe I have a possible solution, so please allow me to try to convince you that our short,180-day school year needs to be lengthened.

The school year: 180 glorious days of learning and then… three months of NOTHING.  Summer vacation has been in place for decades and centuries – but that was when it had a purpose. Today, a l...

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Why I Support School Uniforms

Posted on July 1, 2011 at 12:59 AM

I am well aware that the most hated combined two words in a student’s vocabulary are school and uniforms (but perhaps summer and school are considered more terrifying).  However, I believe that a good case can be made in favor of school uniforms, so please consider the following six arguments.

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