Category Archives: Opinion

EDITORIAL: P.E. strikes out; students at disadvantage

EDITORAL CARTOON BY TROY CARTWRIGHT
The next group of Amarillo College freshmen will be at a slight disadvantage to those of us already here. Beginning this fall, students entering AC will follow a new core curriculum - one that doesn’t include any required physical activity or wellness education. Read more [...]

OPINION: ‘Help others to help yourself’

I have found that the most gratifying thing I can do in life is to be a benefit to others. Few of us are immune to the frustrations and challenges of daily life—family problems, conflicts at work, illness, stress over money. When we get depressed or anxious, experts may recommend medication and therapy. But a newly emerging school of thought suggests that a simple, age-old principle may be part of both the prevention and the cure: Help others to help yourself. Read more [...]

OPINION: Common courtesy applies to e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes are becoming quite popular lately, some use it as a gateway to quitting, others as a substitution for the harmful effects of real cigarettes. But where do you draw the line for appropriate use? In the commercials on TV or online advertisements, you see videos and photos of people smoking them in restaurants and other public places where families and children are present. Read more [...]

OPINION: ‘We must rise from the ashes’

At some point in our lives, we all have felt insignificant. We all have failed or felt like a failure. We all have disappointed people as well as ourselves, and we all will do it again before our lives are over. All of us have our faults; some of ours are just more obvious than others. 43.8 million, or 19 percent of all adults, in the United States smoke cigarettes according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Read more [...]