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Arts in education, uniting generations

Trust that our children are always watching, listening, and taking note of every action or inaction. We must be mindful of the necessity of molding a generation capable of inheriting the country. Education is at the front lines of this effort but portions of it, such as art and music, always seem to be under attack. When Winston Churchill was asked to cut arts funding in favor of the war effort, he simply replied, “…then what are we fighting for?”

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Immigration — not the answer to poverty and conflict

Immigration. It’s a word that gets people riled up in the streets and vocal on the internet. But I believe that many are zooming in on the wrong parts of immigration as a problem. Some Americans turn their contempt of foreigners toward the southern border. Some Europeans turn their hatred of other religions towards the stream of migrants from the Middle East. Yet many of these groups have the wrong object of their dislike. In my opinion, the real problem here is immigration and emigration, altogether.