Articles for Generation Y by Mati Spencer http://www.cassville-democrat.com/blogs/spencer/ en-us Fun Projects for Earth Day http://www.cassville-democrat.com/blogs/spencer/entry/47271 By Mati Spencer "The fate of the living planet is the most important issue facing mankind," said Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970. Though many scientists disagree with the gravity of this statement, Nelson believed the people of modern times were not aware of the declining state of the earth's environment. This lack of knowledge led Nelson to organize the first Earth day on April 22, 1970, to raise national environmental awareness. Area residents are encouraged to celebrate earth... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 09:50:50 -0500 Preparing for year-end exams http://www.cassville-democrat.com/blogs/spencer/entry/47118 By Mati Spencer With the end of a school year approaching, many students long for the independence of summer, free from the responsibilities of school. Yet, as summer delays, year-end exams loom in the near future. For many students, the weeks prior to these crucial tests include late-night study sessions and intense note-taking, while test days often prove stressful and overwhelming. The pressure of this time often causes tension, but with a few easily-applicable study tips, the dream of... Wed, 04 Apr 2012 11:20:31 -0500 Spring: a time of beauty and peril http://www.cassville-democrat.com/blogs/spencer/entry/46989 By Mati Spencer Spring is the revitalizing time of year filled with new life and gorgeous temperatures. With the budding of new plants and the splashing of rain drops echoing in every listener's ear, spring resonates in the hearts of many as a time of new beginnings. Yet with the many splendors of this time of year, many dangers also present themselves. The rainy weather provides considerable barriers for all drivers, but especially to those who are new to the road. When it rains,... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:24:07 -0500