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OPINION: It’s your civic duty to vote

Voters for no-excuse, in-person absentee voting at Norfolk City Hall in Norfolk, Virginia on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot/TNS)
October 14, 2020
I'd encourage anyone who feels disheartened with the political process to look farther down the ballot. Find out who your local candidates are, and find out what they stand for. Understand what issues are affecting the people in your community, and understand what steps candidates are taking to fix them. While change happens at every level, local change is what you're most likely to feel the effects of. 

Punishing tardiness does not teach kids punctuality—it teaches them to resent their education

Writer Jacob Sawyer standing in front of his former primary school, Holly Tree Elementary School on April 26, 2017
September 27, 2019

Elementary and middle schools help transform children from toddlers to high schoolers. Alongside core academic subjects like mathematics and reading, K-8 education also instills within students respect,...

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