As I Was Saying

As I Was Saying | The ‘A’ Word

By Scotlyn McConnell In this article I’m going to be discussing the “A word”. Maybe not the one you’re thinking of though. This isn’t the word you get a call from your child’s teacher about, but rather the one being discussed in every political forum in America. Abortion. Now, don’t let me lose you here….Read More

As I Was Saying | Operation Vaccination

By Scotlyn McConnell In my government class, we were given an assignment to come up with a bill to propose. My group decided to make a bill entitled the Mandatory Child Vaccination Act. This bill would make it so that all children in America must be given their immunizations. We decided to make the fake…Read More

As I was Saying | America’s Killer Clown Epidemic

By Scotlyn McConnell In recent weeks, there has been a startling amount of creepy clowns popping up around the country. It started in Northand South Carolina and has since spread across the country and even over to the United Kingdom. The clowns are often seen in dark costumes and pointed makeup that creates a sinister…Read More

As I Was Saying | CoverBoy: Breaking The Easy, Breezy Boundaries

By Scotlyn McConnell As of Oct. 12, the popular makeup brand CoverGirl made history by being the first-ever company to have a boy as the face for their brand. James Charles, a 17-year-old high school student and New York native, is a makeup artist with a huge following on social media, and now, the first…Read More

As I Was Saying | Calling Out Catcalls

By Scotlyn McConnell  Almost two years ago, there was a video released by Hollaback!, a nonprofit group that aims to stop street harassment. The video is called “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman” ( The title is pretty self descriptive: In the video, there is a woman walking in New York City,…Read More

As I was Saying | What’s the big Kneel?

By Scotlyn McConnell This preseason, Colin Kaepernick who quarterbacks for the San Francisco 49ers, decided to kneel during the national anthem. While Kaepernick’s original reason for taking a knee was that he was not going to show support for a country that treats the black community so poorly, the movement has spread. All around the…Read More

As I Was Saying | Trump Vs. Muslim America

By Scotlyn McConnell No matter how much you don’t want to admit it, America has an underground factory of racism towards Muslims that has been pumping out hate speech since 9/11. With the possibility of Donald Trump becoming president becoming more and more real, how Muslims are treated in this country might get a whole…Read More