Religious Freedom Restoration Act discriminatory

What would Jesus do?” The oft-repeated Christian mantra has been on my mind as I think about the implications it brings with it. Used often to prompt people into doing good deeds for others, “What would...

Dress code does more than ’keep it classy’

My least favorite phrase in the world is, “Boys will be boys.” In the last few weeks, I have heard it entirely too much and, to make  matters worse,  I’ve heard it used in a context where it doesn’t...

Editor-in-chief reflects on Free Spirit conference

I have met the future president of the United States. In fact, I have ridden on a bus with, eaten meals with and spent a week sleeping in the same hotel as the future president of the United States. I have met...

The need to end the prejudice against mental illness

More than four years ago I met a new friend at my church. Let’s call her Jen. Jen had been home schooled all of her life up until her senior year when she attended Hendersonville High School. She struggled...

Failure to submit work should result in a zero grade

Johnny’s eyes burned as he rolled into bed. It had been a long day, and he was ready to turn in. After watching the midnight premiere of an action movie with his friends, he decided to forgo completing...