Sunday, September 13, 2015

Should I Be Sad About Cecil?

There are hundreds of baby parts being sold at this very moment, and there has been for the last 15 years. But the only thing that seems to be on people's minds lately is a lion that passed away. Why? I have no idea.

(Cecil above right)

There was an uproar when the media told civilians that the lion, Cecil, was killed on July 1, 2015, by a hunter and beloved dentist named Walter Palmer. Dr. Palmer paid native africans $50,000 dollars to unknowingly hunt the lion, where he shot the lion with a bow and arrow. 

(Dr. Walter Palmer above)

Yes I completely agree that any death, animal or human, is a tragedy but should the death of cecil really steal the attention of this many people when there is a multitudinous ammount of other tragedies taking place at this very moment! Even the natives of africa are not burdened with this death. They do not cry over lions in their country, in fact they rejoice in the killing of lions. This passing away of life is a positive event, for now they can get a bit more sleep at night knowing that there is one less lion that they have to fear. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Squalid Conditions in Kos.

Imagine living in your home city amongst fighting, war, and death trying to make it in life, only to have your home destroyed, then having to sail to a place where you think, will bring refuge and peace. Now attempt to envision the devastation on your child's face when you and your family finally arrive at the promised land only to find out that there is no food. There is no water. There is no shelter. There is absolutely nothing but desolation.
There are thousands of refugees in Kos with nothing but the clothes on their backs, forced to make shelter on the ground with nothing to eat or drink, and no possible way of sanitation. The exiles came to Kos looking for a safe haven due to the ongoing turmoil in Aleppo, while Kos is doing little to nothing to aid the Syrian people.
It is completely bewildering to me that the one thing the poor refugees want is seemingly unobtainable. One simple thing that thousands of millions of people have in not only Kos but around  the world, and that is a better life. Though so far they can't even receive a respectful welcome.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Little About Me!

Hey! My name is Jay Penn, I am a 17 year old senior, attending Ben C. Rain high school. I am an active student at, and outside of my school, having rigorous involvement in band, national honors society, choir, the ignite drama team, and most importantly church.