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Madyson Fitzgerald

Real Life

The Story of Hilde Lysiak: The Pre-Teen Taking Journalism by Storm

Most 12-year-old girls can be found spending their free time getting their nails done at the mall or taking a BuzzFeed quiz on which popular male singer they’d be the cutest with. You wouldn’t expect a spunky pre-teen to show up on the scene of a crime, following a tip on a developing story. Hilde Kate Lysiak is a 12-year-old journalist out of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania who develops stories on the events of her small-town community.

Race

The Origins of Black History Month: A Look To How Far We’ve Come

It is February, one of the most awe-inspiring months of the year. It is this month that the nation comes together to celebrate Black History Month! It is in this month that we take the time to appreciate the pioneers that have made an impact on our history and our culture. African Americans around the country look to our ancestors to remember how they themselves influenced a culture. We recognize the brave individuals that have

Real Life

Heads Up Juniors: Tips to Help You Start Your College Search

Now that the second semester of high school is underway, it’s time to start dreading about the future. Although, the future doesn’t have to be so stressful! Determining what you want to do after high school is one of the biggest decisions of your lifetime. Whether you want to enter college, a trade, or the workforce, there are some big questions that are going to define your future. This may sound like a enormous task,

Race

America’s Newsrooms Still Lack Representation

If the role of media is to communicate to its people, why then are only certain people allowed to speak up? The media is meant to provide the public with unbiased accounts of the stories that matter most. Whether if be the latest update on White House matters, or food writing during the holidays, these pieces should represent the general beliefs of the public inform them in an unbiased manner. According to the Census Bureau,

Real Life

Here’s How to Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

We’ve all tried to make a shiny New Years resolution. And we’ve all pretty much failed at it. Losing weight and saving money are great resolutions for the New Year, but why do they never stick? What happens to, “New Year, new you?” Well for one, having a bad foundation for your resolution can be dreadful. Also, having unfocused goals is a recipe for disaster.  Yes, making a New Year’s resolution can be hard, but

Race

There’s No Such Thing as “Not Black Enough”

In such a racially polarized environment, you’d think that people of the same color are more likely to stick together as a people. It’s obvious to recognize that this just isn’t true. In America, and other parts of the world, Black people take part in a society that doesn’t want much to do with them. We’ve faced centuries of discrimination and decades of segregation. We’ve been subject to all types of tortures and hardships. We’ve

Real Life

How to Celebrate the Holidays With a Dysfunctional Family

What should be one of the most ‘wonderful times of the year’ can be times of heartache and resentment when your family has a hard time coming together. Whether it be sibling rivalries, jealous aunts, or bitter divorces, the joy of holidays can be stripped away by the hate in the hearts of family members. The holidays should be a time of love, but instead, life happens. It may seem like this is an uncommon

Real Life

America is Covertly Profiting From School Shootings

You would think that with every incident of gun violence, there would be a push for policy. Instead, there’s only been a growth in profiting. In the wake of so many school shootings, security companies and defense associations have thoroughly increased their revenue after a boom in the industry. Instead of the demand in gun reform increasing, there’s only been a demand in security mechanisms for schools. While implemented with good intentions, the problem with

International

Tensions Grow As the Central American Migrant Caravan Nears The US Border

Weeks ago, a migrant caravan began its journey to the United States border, containing Central Americans on the path to a better chance at life. Now, with the caravan slowly approaching, around 4,000 migrants remain, who are still desperately marching towards their chance at the “American Dream.” The group contains natives from El Salvador, Guatemala, and numerous other Central American countries that are staring in the face of poverty and violence. Thousands have come to

Race

How Racial Targeting Prevents Black People From Living Their Lives

It’s been an interesting year for African Americans who are simply trying mind to their business. Instead of coming out into the world to live their lives, they’re being subtly pushed away by their white counterparts. Not only is this an infuriating act of discrimination; this is a major waste of time for emergency response teams to deal with. At this point, it’s unsafe for black people to merely take part in their own society.

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