Month: January 2019

Is the media biased against rural areas?


By Rachel Muenz Almost every article I’ve read in urban newspapers about the countryside and its people seems to rely on stereotypes. Maybe it’s just because I’m from a small town and more sensitive to these things, but media coverage of rural areas often…

How safe is the H1N1 vaccine?


By Rachel Muenz A friend of my family, who is a nurse, and her colleagues have always refused to get flu shots. When their hospital tried to make the shots mandatory for all staff, they went to the union to put a stop to…

Pen to Computer Screen (Originally Published with Digital Eve)


Writing and the written word have been a major part of Trecia Harley’s life ever since she could remember. As a child she loved to read and be transported to another world.   The magic of words was her main pastime growing up in…

Simple writing is best for everyone


By Rachel Muenz Every English teacher I’ve ever had has always said using plain, clear language is best in any kind of writing. Authors don’t make readers think by language that’s impossible to understand, but by the complex themes and ideas, they write about.

Adoption


By Rachel Muenz One afternoon Cori found a token and stayed on for the whole route pressed to the back with her nose against the glass, watching the city leak out behind the red and white canister of people. Someone had opened a window…

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