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Opinions: Hindsight: Dedication

This is what I see very day after school. A 2.5 hour practice is what I look forward to at the end of my school day.

Natalie Hinds, opinions writer

March 6, 2014

Tuesday I went to my first day of track/pole vaulting practice. I ran more than I have for the past six  months combined. And that night, I was so tired that I passed out at 10:30 p.m. and slept until 6:30 a.m. That's late for me. My muscles are aching, but I don't mind at all because it dawned on m...

Opinions: Hindsight: Outside our comfort zones

As you can see, my piano has been through quite a bit of music. It's covered in sharpie and tape to both ends.

Natalie Hinds, opinions writer

January 29, 2014

I've been thinking a lot about taking risks lately. My editor keeps pushing me outside my teenage Eureka experience. Apparently, I have deeper insight beyond how I need to stop procrastinating or if leggings are pants. My editor claims the world is bigger than that. Every writing conference we have is...

Opinions: Hindsight: The ugly in our world

Someone breaking into my home is one of my worst fears. Photo illustration by: Natalie Hinds

Natalie Hinds, opinions writer

January 24, 2014

A man was shot and killed in a Florida movie theatre, Jan. 13. Why? For texting his daughter during the movie previews. The man was killed by a retired police officer, according to CNN.com. Situations like these make me terrified of our world. And I am not the only one who is scared. I can't walk more than two miles away from my home with...

Opinions: Hindsight: Where is civility

This picture with my family Michael Hinds (9), me, and my cousin Rachel Carlino was taken on Black Friday, Nov. 29, a day where civility is thrown right out the window. Our Target experience that day included a mob plowing over each other to grab a deal on a TV and a mile-long line for milk and chocolate.

Natalie Hinds, opinions writer

December 12, 2013

When I was little, civility was something I knew of and practiced. I was always told to "be polite, and use your manners." "Please" and "thank you" started and ended every request I made.  Sadly, I'm realizing that not everyone was raised that way. Either that or they've forgotten what civility is...

Opinions: Hindsight: Making it through

Riding horses with my best friend Tori Beemer (10) makes a

Natalie Hinds, opinions writer

December 4, 2013

There are only two moods that I possess: Life is wonderful. Life is a waste of time. Those may be dramatic, but hey, I'm being honest. I'm either having a really good day or a really bad day. There's no in between. We all have those days that just don't go our way. I won't do well on a q...

Opinions: Hindsight: Rockwood Confessions

With 1,246 tweets, Rockwood Confessions has plenty to talk about. I'd like to point out that the account has 1,334 followers. They are 88 tweets away from having one tweet for every follower.

Natalie Hinds, opinions writer

November 20, 2013

Destroy Rockwood Confessions, please. I know you all are familiar with or have heard of Rockwood Confessions on Twitter. If you haven't, here's an explanation: people from a Rockwood school send in offensive tweets about people from another Rockwood school to an anonymous person who runs the accoun...

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