Posts tagged: Coal Cracker Kids Speak Out

Five Years in Print

Marking a Milestone By Serena Bennett, Editor         I have been a reporter for Coal Cracker since its beginning in 2014, and I have watched it grow exponentially ever since — 2018 will be our fifth year in print. While our editorial team used to meet at...   Read More

Drug Awareness Essay

By Oceana O’Boyle         COAL REGION–Coal Cracker reporter Oceana O’Boyle wrote this essay on drug awareness for a contest sponsored by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. This year’s theme was “Just Say No,” and was open to students in grades 6, 7 and 8. Oceana...   Read More

Making a Difference

By Meredith Rhoades         “Empowered women empower women.” This quote embodies the exact reason why I attended the Women’s March on Washington. Not only did I feel the absolute need to stand up against discrimination, I also wanted to prove to people that even at 16 years...   Read More

Women’s March: a Once-in-a-Lifetime Moment

By Serena Bennett         The Women’s March on Washington on January 21 attracted an estimated 1 million people, and I was one of them. Standing together to support one another was one of the most surreal and exciting experiences of my life. I chose to attend the...   Read More

Too Young to Vote? You Have a Voice.

Article by Serena Bennett Illustrations by Sarah Matz       With the presidential election coming up on Tuesday, November 8th, many adults will be casting their votes and waiting for the final outcome. However, for those of us under 18 who are too young to vote, seemingly all we...   Read More

Kids are Smarter than You Think

Coal Cracker Kids Speak Out By Joei Shaller       Parents, guardians and teachers – have you ever sat back and thought that kids might be smarter than you are in some ways? Or that the kid struggling the most in math, science or history class could grow up...   Read More

Are You a Multi-Sport Athlete?

Coal Cracker Kids Speak Out By Meredith Rhoades       A big topic in sports circles today is multi-sport athletes. From the professional level to college, all the way down to middle school, it’s a hot button item. Should middle and high school student athletes specialize in one sport...   Read More

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