Author: Maya Butler

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A Dog’s Perspective

We found him at a local park. My dad’s dog sitter, Halle, was walking our dogs. A dog then approached her, friendly and affectionate despite the fact that he was homeless. Not knowing what to do, Halle called my dad for help. He told her to bring him over. Charmed […]

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Why Basketball Rules the Court

What do all sports have in common? Is it the loyal and adoring fans on the sidelines that wouldn’t dare miss a game? Or is it the players on the field or court that pour their sweat, pain and heart into the sport? Whether it is soccer, baseball or football, […]

A Letter to the Literary World
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A Letter to the Literary World

Dear world of books and authors, Thank you for always being there for me. Whenever I felt stressed from school, or simply needed to be entertained, you were the one friend I always turned to. No matter who the author was, all I had to do was open a book […]

7 Lessons Learned from Harry Potter
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7 Lessons Learned from Harry Potter

You’ve probably heard about the boy who lived, Harry Potter. Maybe you love the series and have reread every book. Maybe you’re hesitant about diving in, finding it silly to focus on wizards and witches. If you are wondering what makes this series so special and beloved by many, here […]

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“Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget”

Alcoholism stains a person’s life. No one understands this better than Sarah Hepola, a New York Times bestselling author. Speaking from her own experience, Hepola has crafted a candid memoir about her life and eventual breakup with alcoholism. With drinking still prevalent today, personal accounts such as Hepola’s will always be […]

6 Reasons Thanksgiving Tops All Other Holidays
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6 Reasons Thanksgiving Tops All Other Holidays

I have a lot of respect for President Abraham Lincoln. Not because he helped win the Civil War and abolished slavery (all though that is a huge accomplishment), but because he also made Thanksgiving a national holiday. Out of all the holidays, I like how Thanksgiving is so simple, yet […]