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Columns

  • It's important to love yourself, inside and out

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer intern

     

    Recently, before Father’s Day festivities began, I was attempting to pick out the perfect outfit: something casual, but also comfortable. I finally settled on a good pair of jeans and a nice orange t-shirt and went from there. I automatically assumed that I looked okay until a few hours later, when I went to a mirror to check. 

  • Think before you drink

    Drinking and driving is something I learned about at a very young age. In fact, I remember the very first time I was faced with it. I remember it like it was yesterday.

  • Don’t wait... get hydrated

    By Josey Crew
    Lincoln Trail District Health Department
    The summer is here, and we have already endured some very hot days.
    Hopefully, we are all eating less, exercising more, and staying hydrated by drinking more water.
    Water, the nutrient our body needs the most, also helps prevent dehydration. The effects of dehydration can range from thirst to kidney failure and are usually silent but progressive.
    Therefore, we need to pay attention to the early signs of water loss because before we know it, we can become severely dehydrated.

  • Learning how to properly relax

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer intern

     

  • Leading the way to success

    In high school, I remember studying for tests, going to the library to do research, writing papers and giving the occasional class presentation. I didn't come up with a new design for the expansion of a local library. I didn't invent an adjustable rifle sight, and I didn't try to develop a new way to carry my keys.

    But Marion County High School students have done all of those things during the past year.

  • Team Player

    By Eva Jo Nugent

    Office manager/bookkeeper

     

  • Tips for future college students

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer Intern

     

    It's the typical pattern: students graduate from high school, and parents and relatives will immediately give them advice about how to navigate the world of college. Which is great, except some of those who give advice have been out of college for years, maybe even decades. So, as a current college student, I thought I'd write a column with some up-to-date advice based on my two-year experience.

  • My memories of Mr. McKee

    By Lindsay Kriz
    KPA Summer Intern

  • Keep Kids Safe

    I have been an avid reader of Parents Magazine since before I had my son, and there is one story I read that I have never been able to forget.
    It was a horrific story about a Virginia couple that had a picture perfect life: A comfortable house, well-paying jobs and two little boys they adopted as babies from Guatemala.

  • More of the same from board of education

    By Joseph B. Stevens

    Guest Columnist

    Most people have heard the phrase: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” This phrase has been attributed to Albert Einstein for a great number of years.
    When I think of that phrase, and watch what is happening in our school system, especially MCHS and the Board of Education, I find myself wondering if that is what we are doing now.