Author: Rebecca Huffine

When Media Biases are on Social Media

This morning, I awoke to a news app notification shooting and deaths of law enforcement in Dallas, Texas.  There are no words to describe the horror experienced by those brave officials, as well as by the protesters they were tasked to guard during the event. Though that tragedy is fresh and at the forefront of our minds, it isn’t the only tragedy that has unfolded in the world the past few weeks. The flooding natural disaster in West Virginia has warranted federal aid to assist victims, and 27 people were reported dead at the end of last month. Following the death...

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Family, Faith, Freedom, and Finding your Place

Standing your ground in a world full of people trying to force us to compromise our conservative values is no easy feat.  This is true no matter what place of worship or political spectrum that we were exposed to by our families, if any: weren’t we raised to stick up for what we believe in? In August of 2013, I moved into my stuffy dormitory and began my first day of new student orientation. My father, as a surprise, had left a plush Mike Wazowski toy wearing a Monster’s University hat. (The movie had just hit theaters earlier that summer.) While I immediately...

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Hearing from Congressman Robert Hurt

Last Tuesday morning on my ride to work, I heard Virginia’s 5th district U.S. Representative, Robert Hurt (R) speak in an interview on Kickin’ Country 92.9 WVHL. During the live and local morning segment with local radio personality Larry Ames, Rep. Hurt covered a number of state and national topics affecting local communities, and offered advice for conservative voters throughout the nation. One major topic Hurt discussed was the Supreme Court’s recent unanimous ruling in favor of landowners in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes.  The ruling challenges a number of federal regulations on the personal property rights of...

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Conservatives on the ‘Buy Local’ Mantra

  Ahh, Capitalism. Business owners large and small either fail or succeed each year as a part of the free market economy and the enterprise culture that the United States has been built upon.  Mega corporations and small, local, family-owned business alike both have a shot when they compete in the system of capitalism. One interesting part of attending college in a small town like Farmville, Virginia — other than the obvious close-knit feel of community — is that shoppers, whether locals or students, are presented with a number of local retail opportunities. Historic Main Street in Farmville boasts local restaurants,...

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What We Learned from Ronald Reagan

Although every president to serve our great nation has faced criticism, conservatives remember our fortieth fondly. To this day, we idolize his achievements and the way in which he viewed government as we seek to model the way in which he lived. He taught us that while presidents and history come and go, principles endure. Aside from political principles, President Ronald Reagan taught us about life. “Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.” – Ronald Reagan To Dream Big: President Reagan grew up in a small town in Illinois in a small apartment...

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