If you know any US history, then you understand that the United States has an incredibly rich past. The founding fathers were men beyond their time. What they wrote over 200 years ago still has a direct impact on our lives now. Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, Washington. These were men of inspiration. Of character. Of wisdom. Even though many during their time period labeled them traitors, they were willing to risk their lives for something that they believed to be greater than themselves. They declared themselves independent from the tyranny and oppression of the almighty British Empire. All for freedom.
Written to the Gordon College Community; by Christian Shahzade & Derek Schoffstall
We can all agree that the Gordon community has confronted a provocative, potentially transformative discussion surrounding individuals’ ideas about racial and ethnic diversity. However, as a developing conversation, it is imperative to incorporate varying perspectives into our understanding of this topic and its resulting implications. For this reason, it is our intent to demonstrate an alternative approach to the concerns that have been laid out by our friends within the Gordon community. Ultimately, we aim to advocate for a unification of our community that avoids polarization, while embodying Christ-like love and understanding.
I recently created a petition on change.org hoping to bring a collective voice to the consumers who are upset with the recent changes Adobe has proposed (and now implemented) to the pricing structure of their products.
Development of Adobe Creative Suite 7, and all plans of future creative suites have been discontinued. The only option going forward will be the Creative Cloud (CC) subscription model.
Adobe is making their already expensive products even more expensive in the long run. Adobe is robbing small businesses, freelancers, and the average consumer.
The following is an excerpt from a conversation that I overheard while getting a haircut the other day:
Little Girl: I love my Barbie! I bring her everywhere I go.
Hair Dresser: Do you like her blond hair?
Little Girl: I guess so.
Hair Dresser: You are never too old to want to be like Barbie. Every little girl should want to grow up to be and look like her.
The hairdresser’s name is Kate. She is 34 and has two kids of her own. My thinking automatically went straight to: How can a parent who has kids of her own possibly still hold such an immature belief? It was obvious that Kate believed what she told the girl, not exclusively from her words, but it was also clear from her towering heels, the superfluous amount of makeup on her face, and her noticeably fake bleach-blond hair.