Thinking Outside of “School in a Box”

Thinking Outside of “School in a Box”

By: Tracy Madlener What do you think of when you hear the words alternative education?  Do you visualize zombie type children being taught in a cold, dark cave by alien lizard creatures?  Or is it the perception of those who can’t fit in with the rest of the norm?  Does the word alternative leave you […]

Hotel Hell: What to do if you end up in one

Hotel Hell: What to do if you end up in one

By: Heather Jabusch Most people realize that hotel pictures on the web are photo shopped, even if it is replacing the window view with a more aspiring scene. The point is what you see is not always what you get. Hotels will not update that they now have stains on the carpet, old and worn […]

Redefining rape: A timeline

Redefining rape: A timeline

By: Carrie Eckles Rape has made headlines recently due to the inane remarks made by Rep. Todd Akin regarding rape and pregnancy. According to Akin, “It seems to be, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, it’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut […]

My mother deserved the option to abort me

My mother deserved the option to abort me

By: Amanda K. Fox Rape is a topic that is at the forefront of our news. It isn’t a pleasant topic nor is it one we can ignore. Like it or not, the current debate on reproductive rights has gone off on this tangent and once Pandora’s box is open, you cannot ignore what comes […]

Human Trafficking In The 21st Century

By: Amanda K. Fox Human trafficking is not a problem that is relegated to third world nations. It is a practice that is alive and well in industrialized nations as well, particularly in the US and Europe. Estimates from the US State Department TIPR place the number of persons being trafficked worldwide as potentially being […]

The #1 Secret To Successfully Homeschooling Your Kid

By: Tracy Madlener If you’re reading this, it’s because you’re either a homeschool parent that is resourceful and confident, wondering what does this person writing this article know about homeschooling and/or, the title caught your eye. Maybe you’re a curious parent and are sick and tired of the traditional school-in-a-box ways and wonder if you […]

Who Speaks For Women In The News?

By: Amanda K. Fox According to a recent survey of 35 major national publications conducted by the 4th Estate over the last six months, when it comes to women’s issues, women are the last people being asked about them. This is not a trend limited to one specific outlet; it is in print, over the […]