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Shafer Rupard went to her senior prom in Cherryville, NC. She went with a few of her friends and was excited about their last big event of the school year. She did not buy a dress for the prom. She wore a black hat, black shirt, black leather jacket, red skinny jeans and black shoes. Once she hit the dance floor a teacher tapped her on the shoulder. She had a problem with what Shafer was wearing. Shafer figured it was the hat and jacket that were the problem so she told the teacher she would take those off. The teacher quickly told her it was not those items… It was the pants! Shafer left her high school prom in tears. She came home to her mother who wanted some answers. Nowhere on the prom invitation was there any type of dress code for the prom. This is all that […]

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  Sara Haley is a personal trainer. She works out six days a week and is devoted to fitness. So much so that she has been named one of America’s 50 Hottest Female Trainers by Shape magazine. She is 35 weeks pregnant and is still working out hard. She recently has been in the news because of the criticism she has received from some members of her gym. Some members have made comments to her about working out while pregnant. “There is a lot of rude comments made and sometimes it’s like going back to high school, where people gang up and make nasty comments. “Those stretch marks are the worst I have ever seen! To Wow, your butt is so big!” Sara said. When I read the story I started to read the comments. There was a ton of support for Sara, which made me feel good. No one should […]

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One of the many joys I have in life is taking my son to school. It is a nice half hour of bonding time where we talk and listen to music. We mostly listen to music. I have a Sirius satellite in my car so we are able to listen to a variety of music. He truly likes all kinds of music but mainly pop. In fact I do not really know a song he does not like. I know is favorite at the moment is “Counting Stars” by One Republic. He also likes “Animals”. He thinks crocodiles sing the song. He also remembers every song he has heard and can tell me the name and artist. It is pretty amazing actually for a four year old. I can barely remember to pack his lunch yet he knows that Paramore sings “Ain’t It Fun“. The other day we were listening […]

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Like many teens, Patrick Farves of Central York High School is thinking about going to prom. He was deciding whom to ask when the perfect date popped into mind. So on Thursday he decided who to ask. During an assembly he asked guest speaker Miss America Nina Davuluri. He politely asked and gave her a plastic flower. Because of the cheers she have no answer. He then asked for a selfie with her which she said “maybe later.” Farves was warned if he asked her he would face disciplinary actions. He has been suspended for three days. Now he is still thinking about going to prom, but by himself. I know all about prom. I can help Patrick go with the most popular girl in school. See, when I was in high school I was a nerd. I did yard work for extra money and saved for a telescope. I […]

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I love the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. I love the face my eight-month-old daughter smiles and tries to dance when she hears it. I love when my son yells “Happy!” when he hears the first few notes of the song in the car. I play the song during every workout now. I also love to see people around the world dancing to the hit song. I know there is a little controversy to the video claiming that it was a copy of a Girl Talk video from 2011.The video makes me smile though. Happy is a song that just makes me…happy. I think about my wife and kids and their face every time it is played. So now I will defend “Happy”. Recently the Internet found a copy of the “Happy” video that does not have music. It has Pharrell and others before they dubbed the hit song into […]

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There is a controversy in El Paso, Texas. Some fourth graders were sent home homework that many parents would find controversial. The kids were sent home with some reading questions that were a little too real to life. One question seemed to touch on a mother losing a son in the military and one was about a child breaking a window and an angry mother. These were sent to pre teens. One other question has actually been in circulation before. It is about a woman who finds a hair clip under her bed that is not hers. The problem with the questions is that there really is no evidence for the perceived answer. So I thought I would answer the question about the hair clip unlike a fourth grader would. I will answer it like a grown up. Here is the question… Ruby sat on the bed she shared with her […]