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YOUNG VOICES: Boston University creates good impression

YOUNG VOICES: Boston University creates good impression

First impressions reign essential in every aspect of life. Whether it exists in the context of a job interview, a first date or the first day of school, the immediate effect of that first perception creates a set of beliefs that can change opinions and last long periods of time.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Do not be afraid of change

YOUNG VOICES: Do not be afraid of change

Typically, there are people who hate change and people who embrace it. This not only applies to changes in life circumstances but also to changes in our perspectives and ways of being.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: It’s time to say no more to abuse

YOUNG VOICES: It’s time to say no more to abuse

In our country today, one in three women and one in seven men are victims of domestic abuse. Also, one in five women and one in 16 men are victims of sexual assault.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Internet no longer just connects people

YOUNG VOICES: Internet no longer just connects people

Stereotypically, the era of the Internet is mainly thought about as social media. If you’re on the Internet, you’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Blogger, etc.

September 08, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Put the iPhone down and let's talk

YOUNG VOICES: Put the iPhone down and let's talk

Being part of the millennial generation has made me realize a drastic change in the way we are communicating as a society. As social media fads have shown, most communication today is not face to face or even over the phone. According to International Business Times, texting has surpassed ph…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Killing of Michael Brown is racial issue

YOUNG VOICES: Killing of Michael Brown is racial issue

There are infinitely many ways to look at the recent protests and rioting that have followed the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown of Ferguson, Mo.

August 22, 2014 6:12 pm
YOUNG VOICES: How many times must we witness this?

YOUNG VOICES: How many times must we witness this?

Is Michael Brown the next Oscar Grant III? Kendrec McDade? Ervin Jefferson? Sean Bell? Is his case just like any other African American male gone too soon due to the bullet from a white police officer's gun? The one thing that all of these young men that have died has in common is they were …

August 18, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Farming teaches valuable lessons

YOUNG VOICES: Farming teaches valuable lessons

In movies, you will sometimes hear characters described as “office worker by day, superhero by night.” These ordinary people break out of their shells and bring peace to the community.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Raymond Anderson Jr.

Raymond Anderson Jr.

Raymond Anderson Jr., of Hammond, is a graduate of the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology.

August 11, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: My grandfather helped shape me, this region

YOUNG VOICES: My grandfather helped shape me, this region

On July 9, my grandfather, Louis F. Anderson, passed away quietly in his sleep. On that day I lost the greatest mentor I have ever had — a man who, though never holding political office or working for a major corporation, helped make this region what it is today.

August 11, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Chicago crime wave is right next door

YOUNG VOICES: Chicago crime wave is right next door

It is a fairly regular occurrence every Monday morning to open the daily paper and read how many people were shot, wounded and killed in Chicago during the weekend, particularly on the south side.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am

Young writers wanted

The Times of Northwest Indiana is looking for area high school and college students interested in writing op-ed columns to join our Young Voices panel. Members will write columns on a rotating basis for a year.

July 20, 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: A week to shape a lifetime

YOUNG VOICES: A week to shape a lifetime

Recently, I had the honor of attending Hoosier Boys State at Trine University in Angola. It was a supreme distinction for me to represent Lake Central among 550 other rising seniors across Indiana.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: No news is good news, at least for me

YOUNG VOICES: No news is good news, at least for me

Everyone knows the phrase, “no news is good news,” which, when regarding current media coverage, is true.

July 03, 2014 12:46 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Laude system works in honoring graduates

YOUNG VOICES: Laude system works in honoring graduates

In my stubbornness, I rarely completely change the way I think about things.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am

Young writers wanted

The Times of Northwest Indiana is looking for area high school and college students interested in writing op-ed columns to join our Young Voices panel. Members will write columns on a rotating basis for a year.

June 17, 2014 4:45 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Blacks need to improve their own situation

YOUNG VOICES: Blacks need to improve their own situation

No matter what happens, it always seems like the black community is stuck at the bottom being examined, judged and ridiculed. The black culture always seems to be in the same position it was in yesterday, the day before that and the day before that.

June 16, 2014 12:00 am

Young writers wanted

The Times of Northwest Indiana is looking for area high school and college students interested in writing op-ed columns to join our Young Voices panel. Members will write columns on a rotating basis for a year.

June 10, 2014 4:45 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Rely more heavily on empirical evidence

YOUNG VOICES: Rely more heavily on empirical evidence

Imagine this. You wake up in the morning, get out of bed and grab this newspaper off your front porch. Looking up briefly, you notice it’s dark and rain is coming down steadily. Yet when you walk back in and turn to the page past this column, you see today is being reported as sunny with a h…

June 02, 2014 12:00 am
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