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Hundreds of teachers and supporters of public education rallied at the statehouse Saturday to call for better pay and school funding, because many say the state isn’t doing enough.

"This I Believe": The Golden Rule

Mar 7, 2019
Author Sierra Schwartz (Benton Central HS)
Rachel Lattimore

Treat others as you would like to be treated. This, I believe. In a world full of negative

"This I Believe": Doing Your Best

Mar 7, 2019
Author: Samantha St. Myer (Rossville HS)
Rachel Lattimore

I believe in doing your best. Even when everything is going wrong in your life, you can

make a difference. You can keep pushing and get through the bad times, and you can

"This I Believe":Laughter: The Best Medicine

Mar 7, 2019
Author: Emma Fisher (Benton Central HS)
Rachel Lattimore

I believe in one concept that can be understood―no matter what religion, race, gender, or relationship status―and that would be humor. The idea of opening your mouth and exploding in a loud noise because your joy cannot be contained inside any longer amazes me. The kind of noise that occurs deep from within your stomach and becomes silent because of how enthralling such an emotion stirs. A loss of words as each stranger in that room can share such a connection over something that seems so simple—a joke.

"This I Believe": Divided We Stand

Mar 7, 2019
Author: Aaron Sandel (Benton Central HS)
Rachel Lattimore

We, as the human race, have proclaimed this present era the most peaceful time of

human history. We rejoice in our technology we do not understand, and relish our ability to communicate with those far away. But in this time of worldwide connection and instant communication exists a chasm of hatefulness and animosity. The unfortunate truth, sulking behind the screaming and fighting, suggests that while humans may be our greatest enemy, they are also our greatest asset. Divided we stand; not united.

"This I Believe":Gratitude-Filled Hearts

Mar 7, 2019
Author: Makayla Adams (Benton Central HS)
Rachel Lattimore

The land cruiser lurched to an abrupt stop, sending our arms and legs into a tangle. A

"This I Believe": Living the Country Life

Mar 7, 2019
Author: Koby Wallpe (Benton Central HS)
Rachel Lattimore

I am a country boy, and people do not know if I have a schedule or not— but I definitely

"This I Believe": The Power of Giving

Mar 7, 2019
Author: Maya Garringer (Twin Lakes HS)
Rachel Lattimore

Growing up, I had to be reminded to complete my chores, sometimes multiple times, as many children do. As I got older, I realized I should be doing my housework and helping out my parents without being forced to or rewarded. I believe that should be expanded to being a giving person and to helping anyone in your life. I believe that people should be kind and helpful to others even when we are not being praised for it; the best feeling is making someone happy anonymously.

Both the Senate and House have approved their own versions of a virtual education bill, but some worry the proposed new rules for virtual education moving forward don’t do enough.

"This I Believe":I Believe in Listening

Mar 6, 2019
Author: Tessa Weisbecker-Lotz (Twin Lakes HS)
Rachel Lattimore

Over the years I’ve learned the ability to listen is more of an art than a natural trait. Although humans are born with ears, not all of us are keen to hearing. We see it every day. At stores, lining its aisles and flashing the customers are electronics, designed to distract and to entertain the masses—nose-deep in screens instead of interacting in reality. We tune out the world because we are afraid.

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