Your Farmville crops are old

Your Farmville crops are old. How old are they? Old enough to be a member of the U.S. Senate. Listen. With all due respect, it would be dishonest of me to state the Zuckerberg testimony was anything less than painful this week. It was like a songbird trying to communicate with a jellyfish.  I respect all the members of Senate […]

A,B,C used to be as easy as 1, 2, 3

BY JENNA WASAKOSKI THE NEWS-ITEM jenna_w@newsitem.com These are not simple times. It’s admittedly been hard not to write about what happened in Parkland and what that has, in turn, done to our schools locally and nationally. I wasn’t sure of an appropriate approach. Instead of what I know, I think it’s easier to talk about what I knew…with a little […]

New Barbies need new Kens

BY JENNA WASAKOSKI THE NEWS-ITEM jenna_w@newsitem.com As part of their #morerolemodels campaign, Barbie released 17 new figures featuring the likes of Frida Kahlo, Katherine Johnson, Amelia Earhart and even as recent as Olympian Chloe Kim. As a movement, I think it’s really awesome. I’m glad Barbie is getting more diverse and celebrating brains instead of exclusively beauty.  When I played with Barbie […]

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