by Anna DesLauriers, Deborah Firestone is a hardworking business owner — and my mom. We met at her office. This space has changed quite a lot over my relatively short lifetime. When […]
by Anna DesLauriers. At the beginning of this year, I was out salting the sidewalks, thinking that we were lucky to have so little snow here in Maine. However, when I went […]
“The other kids are good to him,” the physical education teacher told me one afternoon, as I was waiting in the lobby to pick my son up from school.
“Well, that’s good to know, I guess.”
I’ve experienced age discrimination since I was 16 years old. I know that seems somewhat ridiculous, but it’s true. My first college class at SMCC was in 2017 when I was 16 years old.
I’ve been sick for the last fifteen years. When I was three years old, I was bit in the head by a tick. When I was three and a half years old I was in my first wheelchair.
Prejudice is used in our everyday life when we are saying specific things based on general observations. Several of the newspaper staffers took a perhaps more traditional look at types of prejudice. I decided to talk about bias towards certain dog breeds based on generalizations, including Pit Bulls, Jack Russells, and Chihuahua Dachshund.
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of prejudice is: the preconceived judgment or opinion and/or an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge. The notion of prejudice is an ever-changing ideology.
by Connie Clarkson In January of this year, I got the opportunity to go to the Palm Springs Film Festival with my aunt in Palm Springs, CA. I immediately grabbed the chance […]
By Sam Jacobs I was laying down on the table in the operating room at Mercy Hospital on April 25, 2018, having my first surgery ever. I was so scared—luckily I got […]
By Sam Jacobs It was seven o’clock at night in March of 2007. I’d just returned home from my friend’s ice skating performance, I walked through the front door and all of […]