Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Truth is assaulted in Tennessee

A newspaper at a High School in Tennessee was censored by its administration for having the audacity to warn students about birth control, as well as report the truth about tattooing among high school students.

Here's the address: http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051129/NEWS04/51129004/1001/NEWS

"The seizure of the newspapers had sparked debate inside and outside the school. Monday night's school board meeting drew a large crowded that included students who wore tape with the word "censored" across their mouths and shirts with protest messages that read "Ignorance isn't bliss.""

Here's what I have to say: the schools administration is mad because the paper is telling students something the administration doesn't want them to know. In effect, they would be embarrassing the school and its teaching.

Thus, I quote Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black:

"The Government's power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government."

This came from the ruling from a case where the government tried to keep the press from saying something the government didn't want the people to know: New York Times Co. v. United States. In that case, the press found the government had been lying about how it had been doing in the Vietnam War, and the government tried to keep them from publishing the proof.

I see a connection, how about you?

I can't say for certain whether what they did was legal or not, it depends on state laws. For example, such prior restraint is illegal in Kansas.

What I'm trying to say is that they're doing something cheap, pathetic and wrong. They are trying to stifle out the truth, and I disagree with that.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Declare that Ditty

"There’s so many different worlds
So many differents suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones"

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Relationship confusion

Well, I guess it's about time I let it be known my relationship status is no longer 100% single.

It's now somewhere in that giant gray area between completely single and "has a girlfriend." Where exactly, I'm not sure.

There's this girl named Kendra that I've taken out on a few dates. She goes to ESU. We met a few years ago in Dodge City (long story) and then started meeting up in my hometown and having fun together.

In a conversation this weekend, we admitted to each other that there are mutual crushes in existence. We asked a bunch of questions and decided to keep our status as "dating," since we're already a long distance apart and a real relationship wouldn't work like that. Which is ok with me. She can date anyone else she wants, as can I, (I think). So that's what's going on.

But here's the realy kick in the head: I have no ability to recognize when a woman is interested in me.

Kendra said she'd been flirting with me like mad on our dates only to wind up frustrated because I never responded to it. And all along, I thought she just wasn't interested in me.

But she is.

So here's the scary part: how many girls have I missed out on getting... um, closer to because I flat-out didn't pick up on their hints?

This is depressing.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Declare that Ditty

" But she's cool like a soda can sittin' on ice
Always orders sushi, only eats the rice
Talks about J Lo like they're best of friends
I think she loves me, but it all depends"

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Damned LG

My cellular telephone broke on me and is out for repairs. It had all my phone numbers in it.

This is bad, because now I can't contact any of my friends.

Therefore, if you want me to be able to call you, email me your phone number at logan.adams@gmail.com


Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Hard work

I spent a good twenty hours working on this lovely Investigative Piece.

Pre-Law students: you may start thanking me now.


Sunday, November 13, 2005


The air outside is cold with the coming of winter, and the changing leaves tell me with each of their fallings that this will be a Merry Christmas season indeed.

There is something wonderful growing in the air, an almost-tangible mass of hope that I can't quite explain or describe yet still I know it is there.

For some reason, I can't help but think that something pure and glorious is coming this winter, something greater than any other holiday season. Something that will make the world better, something that will make us happier, something that will alter existence as we know it.

Or, just something that makes me talk a lot about nothing in particular.