• Point/Counterpoint: Are e-readers bad? Yes

    By Autumn Sandlin

  • Point/Counterpoint: Are e-readers bad? No

    By Savanna Bolin


    The way we communicate, the way we dress, how we listen to music, even the ways in which we travel - it's all evolving. Though many changes are inevitable, some aren’t embraced with open arms.

  • College application is your chance to shine

    By Kerry Skiff

    Colleges and universities want to know who you are and who you will be in college. Applications are the tools they use to hand-pick the students they want. So as a student, you need to use the application to convince colleges they want you.

    When you start the application process, know the colleges you'd like to attend. Review the schools' websites to see if you meet the qualifications for incoming freshman. If you do, look at the application.

  • Many concert tickets are out of teens' reach

    By Autumn Sadlin

  • Playtime teaches social skills

    There is no recess at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School, at least no block of time labeled recess. Instead, teachers and students make playtime more purposeful by focusing on social skills.

    At the elementary school, recess isn’t looked at as a hiatus from the learning of the day, but as another lesson. And while not all schools call a break from the books a social skills lesson, it’s still considered by many to be just that.

  • Playtime helps students get moving

    School administrators and teachers see multiple advantages of recess, but one of the most important is the physical benefits students see when they get a little play in their day.

  • Point/counterpoint

    By Savanna Bolin

    How do I even begin to describe Justin Bieber?

    He’s the charming boy who smiles down at me from the posters covering every inch of my wall; the boy who makes my heart beat unnaturally fast with every flip of his hair; the boy whose catchy, uplifting tunes create the soundtrack to my life.

  • Point/Counterpoint: Boo Bieber

    Justin Bieber is Mediocre

    by Autumn Sandlin

    Justin Bieber can make millions of girls in the world squeal with a deafening sound just by the mere mention of his name.

    The 17-year-old made headline news a few weeks ago for a haircut. No, you didn’t read that wrong, he made national headlines for something that’s normal for the rest of us, a haircut.

    What makes this kid so great? I’ve asked myself this question many times and still cannot come up with a satisfactory answer.

  • What's in your locker?

    By Autumn Sandlin

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

    If you recognize the quotation then you’re probably familiar with Charles’ Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" or you’ve had the pleasure of hearing it quoted before.

  • Student editor bio

    Kerry Skiff is this month's student editor for Rising Voices.

    A junior, who is homeschooled and a part of the Christian Educational Consortium, Kerry is involved in volleyball and soccer at Elizabethtown Christian Academy. Her hobbies include playing the flute.

    Her future career interests include teaching and journalism.

    As editor for the March issue of Rising Voices, Kerry led discussion and assigned stories and photos.

    She joined Rising Voices to gain journalism experience.