Helena Gudell’s Wonderland: A Miscarriage of Justice

Kendrick JohnsonAs a parent we do all we can to protect our kids from the evils in the world. We shield their young eyes from the crimes on TV, cover their ears when the new is on, and we censor what cartoons and movies they watch all in an attempt to keep their innocence within them just a little bit longer. But when we send them to school we get to breathe a little because they’re in the hands of professionals. That wasn’t the case January 10, 2013 when Kendrick Johnson went to yet another day at Lowndes High School. His body was found a day later rolled up in a gym mat. Continue reading

WGMG XXI: Dark Matter

dark mat·ter [noun]

Astronomy

1. (in some cosmological theories) Non-luminous or material that is void of light postulated to exist in space and that could take any of several forms including weakly interacting particles (cold dark matter) or high-energy randomly moving particles created soon after the Big Bang (hot dark matter).

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Helena Gudell’s Wonderland: Je Suis Charlie

Je Suis CharlieOn January 7, two muslim extremists went into the office of a French weekly magazine called Charlie Hebdo, and called out their more notable artists by name and murdered them in cold blood. The reason behind the massacre was because they did not like the way that these artists comically depicted their prophet Mohammed. Continue reading

HELENA GUDELL’S WONDERLAND: Ferguson Editorial

So I have finally decided to open my mouth to the situation going on in Ferguson, Missouri. Mow lets get down to the nitty gritty… first and foremost I am going to say this, this article is my opinion based on evidence presented so far and does not reflect the opinion of anyone else at BCE. If you cannot respect my opinion as I respect yours on this highly controversial topic then DO NOT COMMENT! Continue reading

Excessive Force

All around Facebook everyone has been posting for the past two weeks or so about the death of Eric Garner. If you don’t know what I am talking about I am referring to the death of the man in NY on Staten Island who died while being arrested by police.  Continue reading

Affluenza or Misogynist?

At the start of the holiday weekend you may have heard of Elliot Rodger. He turned out to be the shooter near the UCSB campus who killed 6 people and wounded another 13 before taking his own life as police closed in. The only thing I am trying to figure out about him was did he suffer from affluenza or was he a misogynist? Maybe it was a combination of both. Continue reading

Helena Gudell’s WONDERLAND: Where Is The Love?

unnamed (3)Where Is The Love?

The past three articles posted have been about hate crimes. As I said in the first one I was raised not to hate. My grandmother told me not to hate anyone no matter what the reason or what they do to you. I have had some experiences in my life that may be better suited for our other series Spice of Life, but they are bad enough that I should hate those people. But fact is hate eats away at your heart and soul. But yet hate seems to run quite rampant in society as much today as it did in the days of segregation. Continue reading