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"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.

"This I Believe": Lost in Conversation

Mar 5, 2019
Author: Amanda Kirchner (Twin Lakes HS)
Rachel Lattimore

I believe in conversation – deep, thoughtful, purposeful conversation. Whether it’s in physics about the thermodynamics at play when I grab a glass of ice water, at home going over college plans with my mom, or in the newspaper room debating my advisor on the latest controversial topic in the news cycle, each conversation I’m part of expands my worldview.

"This I Believe": Lost in Conversation

Mar 5, 2019
Author: Amanda Kirchner (Twin Lakes HS)
Rachel Lattimore

I believe in conversation – deep, thoughtful, purposeful conversation. Whether it’s in physics about the thermodynamics at play when I grab a glass of ice water, at home going over college plans with my mom, or in the newspaper room debating my advisor on the latest controversial topic in the news cycle, each conversation I’m part of expands my worldview.

Shelly Fitzgerald, the guidance counselor placed on paid administrative leave from Roncalli High School after her marriage to a woman became public, has filed a second discrimination charge against the school.

"This I Believe": Science of Today

Mar 4, 2019
Author: Amanda Kirchner (Twin Lakes HS)
Rachel Lattimore

Science of Today 

Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

A Friday discussion about the possibility Purdue University might mandate passage of a civics exam to graduate came to few conclusions, except that the existing national citizenship test seems ill-suited for the job President Mitch Daniels wants done.

Hundreds of school professionals met in Bloomington this week to focus on how they educate children – including their emotional and social needs – and organizers say the efforts could help Indiana make progress on key education issues.

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