American megachurches attract thousands in weekly attendance of services. Megachurch ministers and teleevanglists Kenneth Copeland, Joel Osteen, and Billy Graham possess personal net worths that surpass 25 million dollars through their work in the ministry. Christians and non believers contemplate the ethics of church leaders developing such a fortune. Leaders in the church who accumulate great material wealth through their work should not be rebuked, but held to higher standard in how they use their blessing of money.
Catching the game-winning touchdown. Thwarting a terrorist plot. Rescuing a child trapped in an inflamed building. All examples exemplify a heroic action. Seldom does one find themselves staring into Friday night lights during a championship game, near a burning building or a terrorist attack. Heroes emerge from crowds, stepping up as nameless citizens, ready to sacrifice for their neighbor. An opportunity for a heroic act may never come in a person’s life, but people must prepare their character and resolve for a situation regardless. While “Everyone is a hero” is a popular phrase teachers and speakers tell their students, this is not the case. However, each individual has the capacity of for heroic behavior through purposeful action.
Parents and administrators argue that cell phones and non-approved devices distract students. Students use smartphones to play games and browse social media causing grades to slip and parent teacher conferences to become a necessity.
Safety tips for internet users As more people gain access to the internet, it is important to learn basic safety tips. Since childhood, most people are taught basic safety lessons, such as being careful around strangers or staying away from roads or highways. But what are people taught about internet safety? [...]
Since the early 1970s, video games have captivated the attention of children, teens and adults alike. However, the world of gaming has changed drastically through the decades. Games that are rated M for Mature are not sold to customers under the age of 17, however many parents still allow their children to play them. Parents should use caution when allowing their children to play violent video games.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Lincoln, arguably two of the most respected American figures today, were hated by many when they were alive. It was not until after their assassinations the public began to realize and appreciate their efforts to improve American life and ideals. Taking a stand for what you believe in is important, even if it does not align with the popular public opinion.
As colleges continue to raise their standards for admittance, students are encouraged to be ‘well rounded’ rather than only excelling at one subject. Well rounded students not only focus on academic excellence, but also place an emphasis on athletics, the arts and community service. However, it can also result in students overextending themselves. For students looking to get into colleges, it is better to excel at one subject than to be average at multiple subjects.
Dating is a commitment between a male and a female, where the two connect emotionally learning more about each other and themselves. Students should date in high school to invest in others, learn more about themselves, develop personal skills and maturity and form a trusting support system with another person. Long term dating can possibly be detrimental to young couples if they only focus on each other and isolate themselves from the rest of the campus. However, teens can successfully maintain a long term relationship when they allow each to mingle with friends.
As winter settles in, sickness affects over half the population. Cold weather and close quarters make for a disastrous mix, putting schools as the number one target for illness. As a result, families flock to places like Walgreens and CVS to get their annual flu shot. However, debate arises as to whether the flu shot is actually beneficial or not. Before getting the flu shot, discuss the matter with your doctor and do research to see what strand it is protecting against. This year, the flu has officially become an epidemic in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the nation is currently at peak flu season.
Dress code tells students what is deemed appropriate and inappropriate to wear to school. Students who ignore posted dress code policies face consequences for violating school policies. At the beginning of each school year, high school students sign an agreement with their school to abide by the rules and regulations that dictate campus behavior. One rule in particular some students struggle with is tattoos. What may seem like colorful expressive art to one person can be seen as a waste of money and cancerous to another. Tattoos have branded the world for thousands of years. These permanent symbols and signs serve as declarations of love, status symbols and even religious beliefs.