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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor - Sept. 24, 2014

    Unite to end domestic violence
    With domestic violence awareness month approaching in October, it seems the ugliness of this abuse has reached an alarming rate on women and children of professional sports. As fans spend their income on entrance to these games and premium sports channels on television, it makes one pause. How much of their income is donated to the shelters that protect the victims of these rages, athlete or otherwise?

  • Letters to the editor - Sept. 24, 2014

    Unite to end domestic violence
    With domestic violence awareness month approaching in October, it seems the ugliness of this abuse has reached an alarming rate on women and children of professional sports. As fans spend their income on entrance to these games and premium sports channels on television, it makes one pause. How much of their income is donated to the shelters that protect the victims of these rages, athlete or otherwise?

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  • Who’s responsible for education? Students

    Marion County schools have been through several changes in the past five years. Through it all, education professionals, community members and business officials have all stressed that education needs to be a priority.
    That is all well and good, even if people sometimes disagree over what that means.
    But everyone should also remember something else: students are responsible for their own education.
    Parents and teachers do have influence, certainly, but it’s up to each individual student to decide how much effort he or she will put into it.

  • Who’s responsible for education? Students

    Marion County schools have been through several changes in the past five years. Through it all, education professionals, community members and business officials have all stressed that education needs to be a priority.
    That is all well and good, even if people sometimes disagree over what that means.
    But everyone should also remember something else: students are responsible for their own education.
    Parents and teachers do have influence, certainly, but it’s up to each individual student to decide how much effort he or she will put into it.