Although this song “Let it go” by Tenth Avenue North is not a new song and the album has been out for awhile now, its a great encouragement. How often do you find yourself drowning in problems that come up? How often do you feel like you are losing control of the current situation you are in? What if God has brought you to this point in your life for a reason and He just wants you to surrender to him? The chorus of the song says “But you say let it go You say let it go You say life is waiting for the one’s who lose control You say You will be everything I need You say if I lose my life it’s then I’ll find my soul”. This week really allow God to bring you to that place of surrender where you soften your heart and as the song says “let go”. When you let go and lose control, Jesus promises He will be all that you need, He will fulfill you and take care of you. Have faith that He holds your future and has amazing plans for you. Trust him this week and always and begin to loosen your grasp, let go and watch him transform you in ways you would have never imagined.
By: Melissa Futrell, Susquehannock High School
York Catholic’s musical this year is Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Based on the beloved children’s movie, the musical follows the timeless story of Belle and the Beast. Belle saves her father by agreeing to stay in an eerie castle with a terrifying beast. The castle is under a curse and everyone has been turned into household objects that reflect their personalities. To break the curse, the Beast must fall in love with someone. Belle is his last hope. Continue reading
Who: 14-year-old Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson and 11-year-old Denise McNair
What: Birmingham Church Bombing
When: September 15, 1963
Where: 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama
Why: One of the most racist cities in the country, Birmingham had one of the largest Klu Klux Klan (KKK) groups in the country. Because of this, racialized acts of violence were a regular occurrence. Civil Rights activist and many black people commonly convened in churches to strengthen their faith and discuss ways to protest. On this Sunday morning, a bomb set off by members of the KKK killed four innocent girls and injured several others. Martin Luther King spoke at the girls’ funeral. This tragic event garnered sympathy across the country, motivated people to keep working towards change and prompted the legislature to act.
Who: Ruby Bridges
What: The first black child to go to an all-white school in the South after the Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision.
When: November 14, 1960
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
The SNCC logo. (Photo from: http://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/press/02.htm4.jpg)
Who: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
What: A group of college students, organized by the director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Ella Baker, aiming to provoke change in society through nonviolent movements.
When: Founded in April 1960-1966
Where: Started on the campus of Shaw University in Raleigh, NC
Why: This group of students, led by John Lewis, advocated for equal rights. They organized movements to address different avenues of segregation:
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Life has once again burst open with color as the harsh winter memories slowly fade into the past. But, this promising, exuberant spring will be offering more than just flouncy flowers and freak rainstorms. Fashion, itself, has been revived during the recent change of seasons, and is matching spring’s loveable theme of loud, proud and playful. It’s time to break up with that old plaid shirt of yours because the wardrobe you’ve been searching for is finally here.
Me on the campus of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in front of a memorial statue of the Greensboro Four. Every year, on February 1, the three living members come back to remember the sit-ins and the impact the had on society.
Who: Greensboro Four (Joe McNeil, Ezell Blair Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), Franklin McCain and David Richmond—students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State College (now University))
What: They were one of the first to organize a sit-in, unwaveringly sitting at an all-whites lunch counter —without fighting back—to protest the unfair segregation.
When: February 1, 1960
Why: Frustrated with the blatant segregation in the South, the boys staged the sit-in to protest. They sat at the all-white lunch counter and endured taunting, beatings, and blatant hatred. Their actions led to the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization of college students and youth who worked towards equality.
September 4, 1957, Elizabeth Eckford – one of nine black students attempting to attend Central High School, in Little Rock, Arkansas – is met with jeers and turned back by National Guard troops.
Who: Little Rock Nine (Ernest Green, Elizabeth Eckford, Jefferson Thomas,Terrence Roberts, Carlotta LaNier, Minnijean Brown, Gloria Ray Kalmark, Thelma Mothershed, and Melba Pattillo Beals)
What: These nine black students challenged the effectiveness of the Brown v. Board of Education decision.
When: September 25, 1957
Where: Little Rock Arkansas
Who: Claudette Colvin (Member of the NAACP Youth Council)
What: Colvin refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man.
Where: Montgomery, Alabama
It’s no secret that the truth hurts. Most people find it is simpler to tell a white lie rather than be painfully honest with another. We often feel that we’re doing the right thing by sparing someone’s feelings. But, in further examination, are we doing more damage or good? In the long run, the answer is damage. Even one lie can set off a chain of more, making it easy to tell “slanted truths.” And, eventually, when people start discovering you’re not being sincere with them, they aren’t going to be as willing to trust you in the future. While this may seem like a severe consequence for saying a few untruthful things, it is altogether possible. But, just because you should start using the honesty policy, doesn’t mean that you have to be brutal, or hurtful, with your words. There are many ways to tell people the truth while still sparing their feelings. Continue reading