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OUR OPINION: Transparency needed in contaminated power plant water issue

Published Aug. 24 2014

We don't anticipate three-eyed fish in Stinson Creek or glasses of water in our homes that can double as nightlights....

OUR OPINION: Look before you leap and think before you ink

Published Jul. 6 2014

We all know the adage: "Look before you leap." Fulton and Callaway County residents should take heed.

OUR OPINION: Don't let "cry wolf' syndrome bite you later

Published Apr. 6 2014

We live in tornado alley, but sometimes it can feel like we're on the side street next to the alley. The...

Westminster SGA, administration can "Save The Columns,' newspaper culture

Published Mar. 16 2014

Call us biased, but we think some things on the chopping block at Westminster College should be reconsidered. Two of...

My last article

Published Aug. 8 2012

The title "My last article" does not mean I am finished writing.

Is it Right for a non-deaf professional to criticize the way a native deaf ASL user signs?

Published Jul. 25 2012

You might not realize it, but for more than a century, many non-deaf professionals have had a goal to banish...

Which to hire, a non-deaf or deaf professional?

Published Jul. 11 2012

From 1880 until about 1980, it was rare for a qualified deaf professional to get a professional job serving deaf...

Is American Sign Language (ASL) a legitimate language?

Published Jun. 27 2012

Yes, it is as legitimate as any written and spoken language.

Achieving grade-level academic skills

Published Jun. 13 2012

Typically, educators and parents expect hearing students to achieve grade level academic knowledge and skills.

No man is an island

Published May. 30 2012

Most non-deaf professionals do not believe that there is a deaf world that is distinct from the hearing world.

Deaf and non-deaf professionals: whose culture is it?

Published May. 16 2012

What happens when there are a much larger number of professionals from the majority cultural/language group than from the minority...

Rely on litigation and not the kindness of strangers

Published May. 2 2012

Did you read about the university "Women's Studies" Department that does not use any textbooks written by women and that...

Since 1880, They Took the Authority, Opportunity, & Advantage Away From Us, the Deaf People.

Published Apr. 18 2012

In each of my three previous articles, I explained the importance of one of the three terms, "authority, opportunity, and...

By whose opportunity

Published Mar. 20 2012

Dictionaries define the term "opportunity" as "a chance, especially one that offers some kind of advantage and/or a combination of...

By whose authority

Published Mar. 6 2012

Dictionaries define the term, authority, as: power, right, influence, clout and importantly, who should "say-so" and have the...

Countless career opportunities are available for deaf students, adults

Published Jan. 25 2012

I believe that only a very small percent of deaf people currently possess doctorate degrees.

Doctors to parents: "I'm sorry; your baby is deaf'

Published Jan. 11 2012

A doctor usually makes the first comments to parents about the condition of their newborn baby's condition.

Part 2: Blind, deaf and normal babies are all different

Published Dec. 28 2011

Baby A represents a normal baby, while Baby B depicts a blind baby. Baby C is a deaf baby.

Comparing babies: normal, blind and deaf are all different

Published Dec. 14 2011

I think the next two articles, part one and two, will help you understand better the way deaf people that...

For non-deaf professionals only: If you think you are like her, please raise your hand?

Published Nov. 30 2011

Part 2 continues our discussion about interpreting.

Our Opinion: Generosity abounds in Share the Harvest

Published Nov. 3 2011

Generosity comes in many forms.

Our Opinion: Proposed tax hike returns, but diversion continues

Published Sep. 26 2011

A tax increase has been proposed, in part to fill a void created because the state continually diverts money intended...

Our Opinion: Common sense preferable to complications

Published Sep. 23 2011

An analysis of the response to Joplin's tornado warning reads like a variation of Aesop's Fable "The Boy Who Cried...