Kristy Barnes is a staff Opinions columnist for the Heights. She is a member of the Class of 2015 in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in environmental geoscience and philosophy. She is aware of how little these subjects have in common. In her free time, she enjoy hiking, baking, listening to folk music, and reading the classics. She began writing for the Heights in September 2012.

Opinions, Column

Oft-Forgotten Learning Disabilities

By: Kristy Barnes

“Are you stupid? Do you not understand the difference between ‘bog’ and ‘dog?’ You’ve failed yet another spelling test!” I was in fourth grade and in front of my entire class when I discovered I had a learning disability (LD).

Opinions, Column

Filtering Your Friends

By: Kristy Barnes

Take a moment to consider the number of friends that you have on Facebook. Out of that number, how many would you wish “Happy Birthday” in person? Can you honestly say you would be comfortable wishing every single one of those people a happy birthday, in person? Do you know the actual birthday of even 20 percent?

Opinions, Column

The Loss Of The Letter

By: Kristy Barnes

Everyday for the last two weeks, I’ve checked my mailbox. I’m not even sure if what I’m waiting for will ever come. Not because he doesn’t care or is too lazy to write-letters are simply not a common means of communication anymore.

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