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Senseless deaths due to prejudice disgusting, support national equality

Vernon Scott

April 11, 2012

I realize that the investigation of Trayvon Martin’s death is highly important, but there are also more issues that should be publicized. I truly feel that what had happened was a tragedy, and I don’t wish for anyone to think that I don’t. My sympathy goes out to his family and friends, but there...

Every life deserves respect and honor

Vernon Scott

February 8, 2012

Once I was asked, “Do you find that your life is more important than that of a dog?” This question arose out of a conversation between my friends and I. The topic of discussion came about when we saw a dog lying on the side of a road. Sadly it was hit by a car. I noticed how not that many of my ...

Children's television content too vulgar, bring back the old standards

Vernon Scott

December 7, 2011

Have you seen any of your old favorite cartoon channels lately? For example, have you by chance taken a look at Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon? In my opinion, these channels have seriously gone off the deep end. Compared to the shows back in my younger days, the shows now are somewhat vulgar. I remember...

Facing the loss of a parent

Vernon Scott

November 12, 2011

What should you do when you lose a parent? Do you cry your eyes out? Do you act as if you are not affected and constantly lie to yourself? Should you live your life asking why they had to go and was it too soon? I honestly believe that you should cry but don’t let it be all that you do. I believe...

First date question answered, no one should pay

Vernon Scott

November 2, 2011

Can starting a new relationship be stressful? An easier question would be what can make a new relationship stressful? The stress can easily be caused by many factors, such as: who should initiate the first conversation, or when will it be too soon, or is it too late. Another factor could be the first...

Society has allowed human nature to take a turn for the worse; what would God say?

Vernon Scott

October 4, 2011

Due to a reading assignment, I had a chance to revisit a song that I enjoy. Though it is kind of weird for a person to be reminded of a song while reading, it is more common than you may think. When I was reading “Servant, Birthright,” a poem by Pattiann Rogers, the song “One of Us” by Joan Osborne...

Mercer's pool hours leave students unsatisfied and wanting more time

Vernon Scott

September 7, 2011

There is nothing like going for a swim when your body is craving a little relaxation. Why have I not taken the opportunity to go for a swim? It is not the homework. It is more than likely the hours in which the pools are open. To my knowledge, the indoor pool in the University Center opens some time...

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