Is Depression A Mental Disorder?

In my opinion, depression is a mental illness caused by a traumatic experience or event that affects the mental emotional well being of a person. The mind is ultimately dictates a person’s outward expressions and interactions with others due to the fear of said tragic event occurring again or simply because of the devastation of…

It’s Lookin’ A Lot Like Christmas

With sleepovers, road trips and reunions to come, this Christmas is bound to be a great one! “What is the true meaning of Christmas?”you ask. Well, Christmas is only the most spectacular celebration of the birth of Jesus, and it comes with an endless amount of traditions and customs that only add to the holly…

Tis’ the Season

In New York, at Green Acres Mall in Best Buy, the workers noticed a kid that came in everyday for months to play the in-store Wii U. With their Christmas spirit, all of the workers put their money together to bless this kid with a Wii U this holiday season! The kid was completely astounded…

Afire Love: An Original Sonnet 

His love is bright, as deadly as the sun. I try to contain it, but it weighs tons. So deep, so high, so wide his love must be. Afire for love, burning so tragically. Don’t get to close, for the flames are ablaze. Try not to fall for its smoldering gaze. This love’s for his…

The Origin of Christmas

December 25th of 1. C. E. has come to be known as the estimated date of Jesus’ birth. The year was determined by a Scythian monk, Dionysius Exiguus, through years of tracking the time period of the Bible being that the exact date was not given, and the month and day being December 25th were…

Is President-Elect Donald Trump Going to Live in the White House?

There has been some speculation that President-Elect Donald Trump will most likely stay in New York City in his 100 million dollar penthouse in Trump Tower. His security agents highly recommended that he move to D.C. for his safety, and recently, he has announced that he will be moving into the White House in January….

Newborn Seized Because Mom Opposed Vaccination

In 2010, at the Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, a social worker and several police officers seized Jodi and Scott Ferris’ newborn baby and kicked them out of the hospital just hours after birth because the mother refused the baby’s vaccination for Hepatitis B and preferred a natural birth over a hospital delivery. Although the Ferris’ wanted a…

States with the Highest Percentages of Alcohol-Related Fatalities

At 52%, Hawaii has the highest percent of alcohol-related fatalities in the United States. Rhode Island has the second highest with 51%. South Carolina and Wisconsin have 50%. Texas, Louisiana, and D.C. have 48%. Why are these numbers so high? Well, today, alcohol is easily accessible to people, of all ages and backgrounds. Those charged…

Vegan vs. Vegetarian

Many people think that vegans and vegetarians are the same. However, these lifestyles have a few differences that are often forgotten. Vegetarians exclude meat, poultry and seafood from their diet mainly for their health and for the environment but sometimes for their dislike of meat or compassion for animals. On the other hand, vegans exclude…

Why Are So Many Movies Filmed in Louisiana?

More movies are being filmed in some of Louisiana’s most popular cities including New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport because of the tax credits, great filming locations and increase in the local talent down South. Producers are attracted to the culture in Louisiana, but they mainly film here for the 30% tax break. This percentage…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a mental health condition caused by a traumatic experience such as war, natural disaster or death that causes extreme amounts of fear and helplessness.   There are three different types of this condition including acute PTSD, which lasts for less than three months, chronic PTSD, which lasts for at…

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is highly beneficial to the mother and baby. A mother’s milk contains all of the necessary nutrients needed for the baby including the essential vitamins, A, C and D, and although, formula companies work to produce the sufficient amount of these nutrients, they can not match the exact amounts present in breast milk because…