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Wendy Banta Long

YOUNG VOICES: Know how to respond to challenges

YOUNG VOICES: Know how to respond to challenges

These past few weeks at Denison University marked major transitions, some bigger than wanted. Courses, majors, minors, clubs, music, fitness, friendships, faith and most importantly, personal values and beliefs were exploited and brought into the light.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Identification isn't merely skin-deep

YOUNG VOICES: Identification isn't merely skin-deep

Identification — such a simple word for such a complex idea. This nominalization is so important for many people, especially Americans. It defines a true character held and marks uniqueness and differences. It defines who people are, molding an upright person both on the inside and on the outside.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Organize yourself to keep life in perspective

YOUNG VOICES: Organize yourself to keep life in perspective

One day feels brisk and orderly, another drags down my spirit with a whirl of chaos as I finish high school and approach my college years.

May 12, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: A healthy menu feeds physical, mental health

YOUNG VOICES: A healthy menu feeds physical, mental health

Pizza? I think Italy. Pastries? France. How about rice? Now that’s China. Now what about hamburgers? America! Hot dogs, fries, chips? They all scream America.

March 10, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: How much are you giving to favorite charities?

YOUNG VOICES: How much are you giving to favorite charities?

Ahhh. The flurries of Christmas are over and one can breathe relief, relax, and begin preparing for 2014. It's 2014 already. Where did time fly? More importantly, how did time fly?

January 06, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: What’s next for college-bound seniors?

YOUNG VOICES: What’s next for college-bound seniors?

It’s November and time for some “big fish” seniors to seek a bigger pond. As many of us anticipate college, an uncertain and stressful atmosphere lingers in school hallways and classrooms. Students drill one another with “Where are you applying?” and “Really? I’ve never pinned you down for t…

November 04, 2013 12:00 am
Wendy Banta-Long

Wendy Banta-Long

Wendy Banta-Long, of Chesterton, is a senior at Chesterton High School.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am
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