Mt. Pleasant News, Opinion

Ending plastic pollution starts with me

This week, Malaysia enlisted a strategy to cut down plastic waste in grocery stores. A British supermarket group Tesco unveiled the “unforgettable bag,” a bag with a bar code that provides customers discounts for reusing their shopping bag for every trip. The bag has been rolled out in 11 Tesco stores in Malaysia’s capital Kuala… Continue reading Ending plastic pollution starts with me

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‘Feminist’ is not a dirty word

I remember the moment I decided to call myself a feminist. I was a junior in high school doing a book report on “The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women’s Rights,” when I made the decision, a label some in my church are still uncomfortable with to this day. I say some… Continue reading ‘Feminist’ is not a dirty word

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Life is too short for ‘stranger danger’

I received a holiday card this week sent all the way from New York City. It was from my friend Billy. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t meet Billy until my last few days in Manhattan, but we’ve kept in touch since I moved to Mt. Pleasant. It was a warm July afternoon when we met.… Continue reading Life is too short for ‘stranger danger’

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With airs and graces: The journey is never what you imagine, it’s often better

The first article I ever wrote was about running a flower shop the week before Valentine’s Day. I was 14-years-old and didn’t even have my learner’s permit yet. My mother drove me to the interview during my school lunch hour on a weekday afternoon. Afterward, we ate quesadillas at Taco John’s. That was my first… Continue reading With airs and graces: The journey is never what you imagine, it’s often better