The weekend of May 18-20 was a study in the contrast between love and hate, good vs. evil.
On Friday, hate prevailed as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe, Texas, walked into the school’s art complex with a shotgun and a handgun and began shooting at his fellow students.
In the end, 10 people were slaughtered. Another 13 were wounded. Pagourtzis was taken into custody following a shootout with police.
To the Editor:
Imagine living where you’re allowed to vote, but your vote doesn’t count because election outcomes are predetermined by a few powerful party leaders. Russia or Iran may come quickly to mind.
Unfortunately, you don’t have to go that far, as this is the situation in Pennsylvania.
It has been a little over a month since the news broke of the Facebook data breach involving Cambridge Analytica.
At least 87 million Facebook users were impacted.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized, appeared before Congress and went on a social media frenzy noting upcoming changes to the social media giant to ensure the privacy of users going forward.
During Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress, Sen. Orin Hatch asked Zuckerberg if Facebook would always be free.
Zuckerberg responded, “Yes, there will always be a version of Facebook that is free.”
Cambridge Analytica is closing.
In May 2 headlines in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, the firm announced plans to file for bankruptcy and, effectively, shut down.
Cambridge Analytica recently was at the center of a political storm after revelations of its role in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and how big data harvested from social media can be used or misused.
Last week, I found myself performing the very tedious task of reattaching an ear on a ceramic bunny. My cat has an issue with the little figure standing upright, so she takes great pleasure in knocking it on its side. I have no idea why, and usually, I just place the lopsided bunny back on its feet and walk away. But this time, the figurine had fallen to the floor, and the tip of one ear broke off.
I am so excited to announce the expansion of our free Whitehall-Coplay summer breakfast camp to three locations this year. A big thank you goes out to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 835 Third St, Fullerton; Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 4331 Main St, Egypt; and Redeemed Christian Church of God, 5 N. Third St., Coplay.
To the Editor:
Our country needs change. Desperately. Change in Washington, D.C.
The forces of gerrymandering and huge money in politics are stealing away our democracy.
In D.C., we need a U.S. House member who will work daily on issues important to the vast majority. One who will work to preserve Social Security and Medicare. One who will fight for our families, working people and the middle class.
To the Editor:
On behalf of the Saquon Barkley Day organizers, volunteers, Coplay council, mayor and local business establishments, we need to thank Whitehall-Coplay Press Editor Kelly Lutterschmidt, photographers TinaMarie Martin and Scott Nagy and writer James Bunting for the excellent coverage provided on the March 24 Barkley Day event and April 26 Barkley Draft parties in the Coplay community.
On March 24, more than 5,000 people came to Coplay and supported our local eating establishments because of one person — Saquon Barkley.
“My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.”
— “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio
As I sit down to start this Another View piece on a Thursday when I’m not in the office, my 13-month-old son and I have already read five books, enjoyed breakfast and a snack, did a Target run, played with blocks, toys and a push cart and listened to the “Moana” soundtrack twice. I’ll throw in there a poopy diaper, too.
And it’s only 10:38 a.m. But this is a good morning — no mild temper tantrums … yet. (And I thought they didn’t start until 2 years old. My bad.)
“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”
— Maya Angelou
Every 10 minutes, a new name is added to the waiting list for an organ transplant. Nearly 115,000 names are on that list. Those names might be faces that are familiar to you or be complete strangers.
But as an organ donor, you have the ability to save eight of them. Just you. Eight lives.