Perspective

The Treasure of Knowledge

The Treasure of Knowledge

This week the National Center for Education Statistics released the results of a study, which found that over ninety-four percent of teachers spent their own money on providing supplies and learning resources for their students, with each spending an average of $479. This information is coming to light at a time when many teachers around…

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The Illusion of Privacy

The Illusion of Privacy

Last week Mark Zuckerberg spent two days testifying before the Senate in response to a massive data breach, which exposed the private information of some 87 million users. During the hearing, Senator Durbin (IL) asked if he would share on national television. the name of the hotel he was staying at and the names of…

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Wandering Strays

Wandering Strays

Recently there has been much said in our community about stray dogs wandering around town. These animals can be a nuisance, chasing after animals and cars, destroying property, and causing neighbors to worry about their safety. Yet, most of these animals have a home where people love them and enjoy having them around. For one…

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The Certainty of Uncertainty

The Certainty of Uncertainty

Over the last few weeks, the city of Austin has been rocked by a series of deadly bombings. A host of law enforcement agencies have collaborated to find and stop the perpetrator. Meanwhile, residents have been called upon to be vigilant about their surroundings and any suspicious packages. The bombings have brought with them an…

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Unclaimed Fortunes

Unclaimed Fortunes

On August 26, 2017, at a Sam Food Mart in Lewisville, TX some nameless individual purchased a lottery ticket worth one million dollars. However, winning lottery tickets are only redeemable for a limited time. After the expiration of 180 days, on Thursday, February 22nd the ticket became totally worthless. Whoever the lucky, or perhaps unlucky,…

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Busy Busy

Did you hear that? It was the tick tick tick of the clock reminding us of time slipping through our fingers. Wait a minute, who am I kidding? We all have digital clocks now so really, we just look up and are flabbergasted (that’s a great word) when we see that five hours have flown…

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