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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: After plowing through winter, attaboy is due

YOUNG VOICES: After plowing through winter, attaboy is due

After many months of a long and bitter winter, filled with snowstorms and subzero temperatures, we can finally say we're through the worst: Spring is here, thanks be to God. That being said, we need to give recognition to those who helped get us to work, school, and all the other places we n…

March 31, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Follow money trail on environmentalism

YOUNG VOICES: Follow money trail on environmentalism

When I was younger, I was taught to take care of the Earth and treat it as one should treat any gift from the Almighty: with respect.

January 27, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Put our nation back on proper foundation

YOUNG VOICES: Put our nation back on proper foundation

For the last four years, President Barack Obama promised the American people if they liked their current insurance plans, they could keep them. It has now come out that his promise was no good. He lied.

November 25, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Soldiers aren't pawns for politicians' crusades

YOUNG VOICES: Soldiers aren't pawns for politicians' crusades

Just over one week ago, President Barack Obama addressed our nation regarding the ongoing conflict in Syria. He urged us, and arguably the world, to support a strike against the Syrian government. That’s all fine and dandy, but when did this become our fight?

September 09, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Democracy is an illusion officials want us to believe is real

YOUNG VOICES: Democracy is an illusion officials want us to believe is real

When I was in elementary school, I was taught that as an American I was blessed in a variety of ways. The most notable of these blessings bestowed upon my classmates and I was our government’s adherence to the principles of democracy.

July 15, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: We're giving up freedoms without getting any safer

YOUNG VOICES: We're giving up freedoms without getting any safer

In a previous column, I warned you that our public education system is being used against us. I warned you that the coming generation was being taught to not fear the government, but to fear freedom. Call me crazy, but in the time that has passed since then have we not allowed more and more …

May 13, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Charter school HAST exceeded expectations

YOUNG VOICES: Charter school HAST exceeded expectations

If you've read any of my previous columns, you'll know I'm no friend of public education. I used to have the same attitude toward charter schools.

March 11, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: More guns, laws won't keep us from cliff

YOUNG VOICES: More guns, laws won't keep us from cliff

We are on the verge of falling off a moral cliff.

January 07, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES:It’s time we learned from our mistakes

YOUNG VOICES:It’s time we learned from our mistakes

How many times did you have to stick your hand into a fire to figure out that it would burn you? Once, maybe twice if you’re on the slow side? In 2008 America voted for “Change”. In that moment we also sowed the seeds of progressivism, just as we had done countless times before. The harvest …

September 03, 2012 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Public schools are dumbing down America

YOUNG VOICES: Public schools are dumbing down America

There are some who say there is a worrying fusion of information and entertainment in America. I tend to think there is a worrying lack of information and overabundance of entertainment.

June 18, 2012 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: I have answers, but you might not like them

YOUNG VOICES: I have answers, but you might not like them

Northwest Indiana is dying, and we have no one to blame but ourselves.

January 23, 2012 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: The principle of our principals

YOUNG VOICES: The principle of our principals

The importance of the classroom is far greater than we seem to think. It shapes the minds of our youths and determines our destiny as nation.

November 07, 2011 12:00 am
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