Child beauty pageants have become more popular, especially since the beginning of the TV show Toddlers and Tiaras. Over the years pageants have changed. An average beauty pageant is a loud event which involves stress to children, behavioral problems, and health issues for children who are involved in pageants.
Stress, we all get it, but it’s not good for a little girl to have so much stress at such a young age. Beauty pageant can very stressful, especially to a young child. Having your child perform in front of a big audience can affect their nerves and wellbeing.
Pageants can also lead to behavioral problems. There are examples of young girls screaming in terror as their moms approach them with spray cans. These young girls think its okay to act in that kind of way because their parents let them. On the show “Toddlers and Tiaras” you see many of the little girls screaming at their parents because they want one thing their way or they don’t want to do it. Parents are the ones to blame. Often, kids in pageants don’t even want to be in pageants, but their parents will enter them in any way. Entering them in is one thing, but some of the things parents force their children to do are far from acceptable. These young girls are too young to say no! Overall parents just want to win the big money.
Finally, pageants can lead to eating disorders. All these girls care about is the way they look rather than how they feel. They can look like a total barbie but yet feel like a zombie. Any parent placing their child in these types of pageants, based on looks, is giving their child the attitude that appearance can get you anywhere in life. It is wrong to teach children that looks are the most important. Due to this, when a girl takes part in the competition of this kind, she believes that her appearance is more important than her character, mind, and feelings.
I am not stating that children shouldn’t be encouraged to develop a talent or skill and compete with that talent or skill. I am stating that competing over looks is sending the wrong message to children. Let’s just put away the self-tanner and bring out the volleyball.
There is no reason why Christianity classes shouldn’t be offered in public schools for students. There have been a lot of discussion about this debate. Many students want to learn about Christ but they aren’t sure where to start. Christianity classes should be offered in public schools considering 75% of Americans define themselves as Christian. It is a great thing for schools and society.
The United States’ population is mostly Christian and a part of the 15 percent of that 75% that aren’t Christian are either unaffiliated or they want to become affiliated Christians, but they aren’t sure where to begin their journey. Christian classes are a perfect option for kids who want to possibly become a follower of Christ. It is the most popular form of religion in the U.S. There are different branches and types but they are all generalized towards the Christian faith.
Are aliens real?
Aliens are real because let’s be honest, we are not the only living things that are smart and have technology that makes us superior around the universe.
Around the universe, there are many gases that surround us and fundamental ingredients that could create life. Fundamental ingredients such as atomic carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen build the basis of the atmosphere. With these ingredients, gases continue to condense and form with each other creating new gases, making new stars, and new planets. Without gases, there are no planets and stars. Without planets and stars, there’s no life, and when there’s no life anywhere, you have nothing. With this being said, there is always a way for things to come together piece by piece forming new things because that’s just how the world works.
At different times there have been different life forms. For example, the earth has changed a lot since way-way way-way-way back. Back then, about 230 million years ago, dinosaurs used to rule the earth but soon went extinct because of a meteor hitting the earthś surface, killing everything in its path & changing the environment. Sooner or later, living creatures that had survived the meteor crash had to adapt to this new environment to survive. Now, look at earth. The world has changed in a very big way that we now walk on until this day. There could be life anywhere in any environment and that’s something we don’t really think about on the daily.
Similar changes have occurred on Mars. There has been a study that about 4.5 million years ago, about ⅕ of mars was covered in an ocean and was as deep as 450 feet deep. This means that any living things that were alive at that time, swam in that water and are now covered underneath Mars’ soil buried deep within the surface. So, there could have been many different life forms on Mars that we still don’t know about. A lot of people don’t believe in aliens but only because of lack of facts and evidence. Most people would say that aliens aren’t real but have not done their studies on why they think that and come up with a lame excuse denying facts about aliens.
Well, overall, aliens are real, and there are many facts that prove they are real.
If you are considered an adult at the age 18, then why can’t you buy alcohol at that age? On April 23, 2013 Jennifer Lai, an associate editor at Slate, came up with this idea because that’s when people are able to vote. Lai also stated that “the age at which a person has the legal rights and responsibilities of an adult is 18.”
Facts say that you are in your prime when your turn 18. Your body is grown to its fullest and you are fresh outta high school going into the workforce. So, in this case, you have the best memories, building friendships with others, and have full responsibility for yourself. After a long week of hard work, there would be nothing better than to be able to go crack a cold one with the boys or have a Saturday fish and a beer night with the boys.
My final reason that I have is when you are 18 you can buy tobacco but 18-year-olds can’t buy alcohol, and you can sign up for the military but not go buy a beer. Why not make it all at the same age? It would make life be better and an easier problem to control. There would be less MIP’s (Minor In Possession) handed out. In conclusion, these are my reasonings why the drinking age should be lowered to 18.
Final Copy Editorial
12/14/2017How serious is Global Warming?
Are we aware of how dangerous this situation is? Global warming is a global increase of temperature in the Earth’s atmosphere. Many of us are not aware of it at all. You don’t hear much of it in the news, no reporters alarming us of this situation. In my position of belief, I think Global Warming is a situation we should be aware of and take action against. My point is that us humans can’t ignore disasters that will eventually affect every single one of us.
NASA has put out satellites and other technological advances to orbit the Earth. The data collected has shown that the temperature has rapidly increased in the Earth’s atmosphere. The mission of the technological advances was to look for a difference in the Earth’s atmosphere and to study the climate using a global scale. Fully recorded information from Nasa now says how quickly temperature has risen rose from 1974 till 2016, and say that 2016 has been the warmest year ever recorded globally. Reasoning and more information recorded shows that the temperature has been rising more than twice the rate than when it did 50 years ago. Looking at it closely on a graph of the increase in temperature gives a great visual and may also be alarming to many. Major contributors include the greenhouse gases emitted by humans. We should take action and slow it down.
Many of us are not aware of global warming, so we have not been given fact by fact. There are so many people who have not put importance to this global situation. A great example is the news reporters are not showing us the alarming facts of Global Warming, they will briefly talk about the situation, but do it in such a calm way the viewer sees no importance. On television, they do not show numbers or graphs to inform their viewers. I see no ‘why’ in why they don’t talk about it based on how alarming it should be. News reporters should be talking about how we should all join together and find a solution.
Final Editorial – The Sauce
Sauce has many parts to it and has more to it than the common eye can see. Meat in the sauce is the people around you who give you false confidence. You can sprinkle sauce to others. You aren’t born with confidence, you learn it; this is also known as seasoning. You can become overconfident and lose your humility and get lost in the sauce. You don’t need money to be confident. A rapper who has been successful for a very long time over fifteen years in his choice of business said “When I was poor I was rich in ambition” – Gucci Mane. However the sauce gets you money, but getting lost in the sauce will get you caught up in not being where you want to be and lead to unhappiness.
Under the federal law, anybody intentionally killing or attempting to kill an unborn child should be punished for trying to kill a human being.Tha act also states that an unborn child is a member of the species homo sapiens. At least 38 states have passed similar fetal homicide laws.Lack of readily available contraception and sex education is one of the top reasons for abortions.Birth control pills should be accessible to teenage girls only with a prescription and parents consent, and for all women in the United States because numbers are increasing of women in their 20s and early 30s who are choosing to postpone marriage and motherhood in favor of pursuing academic, career and other related goals.
Humanity: Becoming more violent?
From threats of nuclear war to bullying in school, violence has taken a role in our everyday life. Jokes about suicide and influence of media have pushed hate and violence to become a part of our culture. Don’t believe me? Well stop hitting the snooze button, you’re in for a wake-up call.
EditorialWhy religion should be taught in school
Kids nowadays are very for themselves and don’t really care for one another unless they have something they want from each other. We are commonly referred to as having a “hookup culture” with no morals or care for feelings. We also disregard themselves and don’t care about how they are seen or referred to as a “d—” they will still see themselves as perfect. If we begin to teach them about how much further we can go as a society together by learning how we should treat people and the morals we should uphold it would bring us all closer. This is why religion should be taught in school.
If we even just read the bible together we will start to understand how each other think. We will be able to ask each other questions. We can build off of each other and feel more connected. No one will be less understood because we’ll be able to have some common ground.
Secondly well all learn good morals. If all read about the standards were supposed to uphold, then everyone will feel like that’s the baseline for how people are expected to act. We will have less me thoughts and more us. We can all see a bigger picture of love, not greed.
This brings me to my final point. We can finally be a tight night society that doesn’t follow sin but follows the righteous path. We will see the bad in the world and push it away instead of seeing it as a norm. We will search for true love instead of lust. We will see everyone as equals and not as just people in our way.
Final Copy Editorial
Does money buy you happiness?
I can recall a time when I found myself wishing I had more money, although not because I needed it and not because I just wanted it either. People don’t realize it, but money gives you opportunity. At times, you might not need it, but it’s helpful to have it just in case. People don’t realize “it” t but it impacts their lives every day and depending on where you stand, “it”could be because of money or the lack of it. Money affords you fewer things to worry about.
When you’re worrying about a hundred other things, there’s no time for you to go on vacation. You don’t have to travel the world, but “maybe” just take a break and go out and eat out every once in awhile with your family. It would be nice, but you might not have the money. And with money, there will be time for you to pay for things that you don’t have to do yourself, like when you have the money to pay somebody to redo your kitchen or fix your house. “It” does cost more, but you don’t have to do it which takes more time.
Think about all the people that are homeless around the world or countries that don’t have money. The countries that are living in poverty are not as safe as the ones that do have money. Those people do not get to live because they’re trying to survive and not understand what it’s like to live. When you live, you do not have to fight or worry about what is coming. You get to experience things and enjoy different parts of life, and you will need money to do this in our world today.
To be happy and have money, you have to set goals. When you achieve these goals, it makes you feel successful, and the stress goes away. Money can’t buy love or anything, but it can build confidence. Your confidence comes from the success you have. You can spend your money on others and feel-good about yourself. When you don’t have the money to do that, you’re worried more.