A Father’s Day Hero

A Father’s Day Hero  One fall day, while I was in my late teens I stopped at a gas station to grab a snack before I headed back out to work in the Idaho Potato fields that I had grown up in. A small family followed right behind me, through the doors. The only two from...

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Marriage Redefined

Marriage Redefined: What does the case mean for marriage and families? I didn’t understand why same sex marriage becoming legalized was such a big deal. After reading about the Obergefell vs. Hodges court case, my heart and mind finally became invested in the cause to...

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Lab Rats

by Chalea Marker One of the most exciting classes I took in high school was chemistry. I always enjoyed working in the lab. My teacher was a chemistry wizard who would make things change color, give off smoke, and even explode. I remember the warnings he would give us...

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Not Allowed

by Chalea Marker Envision yourself going to eat at your favorite restaurant. You feel your mouth water as you visualize sinking your teeth into your favorite dish. Now imagine that as you order, the person behind you in line says, “I’m sorry, but the item you have...

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Every Contribution Counts

by Chalea Marker When he was younger, nobody expected William Wilberforce to make much of a difference in the world. He was not very studious and enjoyed entertainment more than he did studying. However, as he grew older, Wilberforce began to see social injustices,...

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Which Is Dispensable?

by Chalea Marker Did you know that the front and back wheels on a bike are different? Although they perform similar and equally important functions, the construction of each wheel makes it uniquely a front or back wheel. For one thing, the rear wheel has a slightly...

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Truth or Consequences

by Chalea Marker According to the Center for Disease Control, 664,435 legal abortions were performed in 2013. This number does not include illegal abortions, or those performed in states that do not publish abortion statistics. With abortions being so commonplace, it...

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Media Messages

by Chalea Marker Media is an increasingly powerful influence in the world today. An article in the New York Daily News found young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 watch an average 22 hours and 27 minutes of television per week. With all the time spent watching...

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Religious Freedom Under Fire

by Chalea Marker Religious freedom is meaningful in my life. The right to decide what I believe and act according to those beliefs has helped me to become the person that I am today. It has helped me learn how to be a productive and contributing member of society. It...

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