Bullying is a serious concern in the nation’s schools. It is not uncommon to hear that bullying is a part of growing up, but with national experts reporting that bullies identified at age eight are six times more likely to be convicted of a crime by age 24 and five times more likely to end up with serious criminal records by the age of 30, it is clear that the idea that this is a normal part of childhood is only a myth. […]
We learn much from how we present our heroes. A few years ago, on Martin Luther King. Day, I was interviewed on CNN. So was Rosa Parks, by phone from Los Angeles. “We’re very honored to have her,” said the host. “Rosa Parks was the woman who wouldn’t go to the back of the bus. […]
In the Jan. 18, 2007 issue of your newspaper, the St. Charles Parish school board said if voters fail to renew two separate millages on March 31, 2007, schools could go bankrupt or close and teachers might have to be fired. […]
Pres. George W. Bush did goof when he did not mention the continued resurrection from Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast as one of the nation’s major concerns. But it wasn’t really a big deal. Words will not heal us.
Player of the Week
This week’s Off to College and Beyond Player of the Week is Xavier guard and DHS grad Mark Stewart who scored a team-high 25 points to go along with 3 assists and 2 rebounds in the Gold Rush’s victory over SUNO last Thursday. He also led the team with 21 points to go along with 3 assists, a rebound and a steal in the team’s victory over Dillard on Saturday. He also had 15 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals in the Gold Rush’s victory over William Carey last Monday […]
R. K. Smith Middle hosted a basketball tournament on January 11, 12, and 13. Teams from J. B. Martin Middle, Harry Hurst Middle, Cammon and R.K. Smith competed. The J. B. Martin girls team won the girls’ tournament and the R.K. Smith boys team won the boys’ tournament. […]