Journalist talks changing dynamics in media after President Trump’s first 100 days

Jeff Ballou spoke about press freedom and the changing dynamics in the media after 100 days in Trump’s presidency.

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Spring Maryland Home and Garden Show attracts visitors and exhibitors

By Bailey Hendricks

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The Maryland Home and Garden Show kicked off its spring show on March 4 by attracting a crowd of visitors and exhibitors.

In addition to the home and garden part of the show – where visitors could purchase anything from a power wash service for their house, to a new Jacuzzi, to a number of plants –  the event at the Maryland State Fairgrounds also held a craft show located in the Exhibition Hall of the fairgrounds.

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Thanks, Papa: A Reflective Essay Regarding Race Relations

By: Bailey Hendricks, February 2017

I was born and raised in a county in Maryland known for its abundance of farm land and flannel wearing- tractor-riding folk. In school, I wasn’t exposed to very much diversity other than the one black person in my grade and the one history lesson we learned each year about Martin Luther King Junior to answer kids’ questions about why we didn’t have school the next day. The diversity and differing culture I was exposed to, however, came from my own home. My mom married an Indian man named Savio in the summer of 2007.

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26 things I learned in 2016

1.      This year I went to my senior prom and learned sometimes you have to be the heart-breaker. I learned being friends with someone isn’t possible when they have feelings for you, and sometimes it’s nice to go to a dance alone.

2.      After going to my senior cruise, I learned some friendships aren’t meant to last forever, but some are.

3.      After painting two large murals painted by myself in my high school I learned that channeling your energy into creating a piece for others to enjoy for years to come is humbling. I also learned to stick with my gut, and never back down from what I think is right.

4.      Finishing up being Editor-in-Chief of my high school paper taught me how to be a leader and how to write with a fiery, burning passion.

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My Favorite Shows to watch on Netflix

Gilmore Girls (and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life) – Gilmore Girls is one of my favorite shows of all time. From the music, to the tender mother-daughter relationship between Lorelei and Rory, to watching Rory grow up, to seeing the characters’ relationships with Emily and Richard evolve, I recommend Gilmore Girls wholeheartedly. This is a great type of show to watch with your mom. I enjoyed the Netflix revival as well, and am hoping for more episodes in the future! Continue reading