Associated Press (AP): Illegal vs. Undocumented Immigrant

A topic of disgust (and discussion) in conservative circles lately is the new Associated Press (AP) guidelines on how news sources should refer to those who have immigrated illegally. As a student of journalism, this is an issue I found troubling. How can I report the...

Some thoughts on traditional marriage

If you haven’t been living under a rock, chances are you’ve noticed the debate in Washington between the ideas of traditional marriage and homosexual marriage. I’ve been weighing in on the topic on Facebook almost daily. Some people like my opinion; others not so much. Admittedly,...

U.S. Mental Health System Broken

  With all of the talk about Adam Lanza, I thought I’d share some experiences with the mental health system in America. I’m not a professional, but as having grown up with a family member with a mental illness I have first hand experience about the...