Fourth of July: Two Sides of Being an American

Being an American in this day and age holds criticism, scorn, and justice in its name. Our country is going through racial, economic, social, and political upheaval, all in the midst of the coronavirus and ensuing chaos. This, then, begs the question of whether celebrating the Fourth of July is worth it. What is thereContinue reading “Fourth of July: Two Sides of Being an American”

Juneteenth: The Unofficial Holiday Rallying Cries Across the Country

Juneteenth is an unofficial holiday that commemorates the ending of slavery across America. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Texas to announce the ending of the Civil War and the subsequent freedom of all black people. This was two years after Abraham Lincoln gave the Emancipation Proclamation. Ever since June 19,Continue reading “Juneteenth: The Unofficial Holiday Rallying Cries Across the Country”

Day 15: Mother’s Day DIY Present

Mother’s Day is coming. It’s this Sunday, May 10. With the stay-at-home order in place, we have three options: Amazon, risk going to a store to buy something, or DIY. Being teenagers and having no access to an Amazon account, DIY was the only option. As a result, we put our computer to use andContinue reading “Day 15: Mother’s Day DIY Present”

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