The Gaza-Israeli Conflict

On July 8th, 2014, Israel began their mission (Operation Protective Edge) to eliminate the presence of Hamas in Gaza City and to turn the Gazan citizens against them so that they can no longer have any support from the Palestinian people. The operation lasted a total of 7 weeks, and consisted of relentless bombardment of…

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Self-Adjustable Eyeglasses

Many people around the world have poor vision and suffer from it. People in rich countries can solve the problem easily by glasses or contact lenses, but many people in developing countries cannot afford it. According to The World Health Organization, approximately 517 million people in developing countries are visually impaired. Poor vision affects public…

The Harm in Doing Good

As the Thanksgiving season approaches, I, along with many Scouting troops, churches, and other volunteer organizations, prepare to work in local soup kitchens to provide homeless people with hot meals during the colder months. American citizens from all across the country are signing up to cook and serve meals to their fellow underprivileged citizens, but…

The Value of Education

As students, we never really think about how school is important to us. The majority of us say to ourselves: “great, it’s the end of the weekend and I have to go to school tomorrow”. Imagine though, if you weren’t able to go to school anymore: what if you were not able to receive your…

Climate Change

Climate change is an issue that is continuing to gain the nation’s attention, and quite frankly, mine as well. Research by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has shown that climate change is indeed occurring and humans play a substantial role in its process. The climate…

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Poverty In South Carolina

Every year as thousands of organizations, charities, and groups prepare to gather goods like clothing, toiletries, and canned food items, millions of indigent American citizens wait until major holidays, such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, to receive the help they desperately need. Although the desire and drive from these organizations to raise funds and donate to…