The death penalty or capital punishment is something that has been around since the 1800’s when guillotines were used. Those have long since been thought of as inhumane but yet the death penalty isn't.

I did my final project in my english class last year on the death penalty, I…


Schools around the country are going fully in-person today. At my school we are on a block schedule with 5 lunches. The school day starts at 7:45 whereas a week ago the pm students would start at 11:45. This drastic change has upset many peoples sleep schedules and have led…


As we are nearing the one year mark of Covid changing day to day life I have been thinking about the past year. There is nothing surprising in saying that through this past year many teenagers have struggled more and more with their mental health.

Throughout the seven months from…


One of my mom’s favorite pastimes is making food her picky eater of a daughter won’t eat. Due to that I need to make myself a dinner different from everyone elses. …


I don’t typically talk about my enjoyment for reading, especially at school where everyone is under a constant ridicule for their hobbies. In truth I spend most of my time escaping through a new book or story. …


I remember sitting on my bed in eighth grade with my best friend at the time deciding what classes to take freshman year. Only to decide that we would take debate together, neither of us knowing much about it other than mock debates in history classes. Over that summer we…


Everyone knows that the world is dying, we've heard that there is already irreversible damage done from global warming. That the oceans are plagued by plastic. That there is only a decade left to change our way before the world is so far diseased that the damage is permanent and…


This is the first blog of many to come so I feel like it may be fitting to introduce myself before I get into a list of little things that make me happy. My name is Andie Rau, I am a photographer, a debater and the Treasurer of Student Council…

Andrea Rau

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