Three topics, three opinions

Journals, Home-School Sports, Anti-Smoking Ads

Sylvia Elmquist, Reporter

When reading a list of questions, three stuck out to me, so here is my opinion on the questions: “Should you Keep a Journal?”,“Should Home-Schoolers Be Allowed to Play Public School Sports?” and “Are Anti-smoking Ads Effective?”

Some may feel journaling is a waste of time or too much work, but I think the payout is worth it. Putting down your thoughts is a good way to relieve stress, and make sense of things when a lot is happening. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, and writing your thoughts helps you clear your mind. Another thing I like is that in the future you can look back at old entries and see how your life has changed.

I was surprised to see that home-schoolers doing public sports was even a question. I thought everyone would be okay with that, because it is not far to keep a child off of a team or away from a sport just because they get their education at home. Some may prefer homeschooling and they should not get sports taken away because of that. It’s also a good chance for kids without a ton of social interaction to gain social skills. 

Finally, I do not think anti-smoking ads are effective. I feel that it just reminds people that nicotine and tobacco are out there, and even though it’s in a negative way, it’s still giving smoking attention.We all already know the dangers of smoking and hearing about them every ten minutes isn’t going to get someone to quit, it’s just going to be annoying.