The Lambert Post

Child marriage is not just a third-world problem

Child marriage is not just a third-world problem

Emma North, Photography Editor

February 5, 2018

The United States typically isn’t the first thing to come to mind when one thinks about child marriage, especially since in most states the legal minimum age to marry is 18, yet between 2000 and 2010 about 248,000 children as young as ten were legally married in the US. Child marriage occurs legal...

Fighting Social Isolation This Week: The Stranger Complex

Fighting Social Isolation This Week: The Stranger Complex

Ananya Mehta, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018

This week I had my heart set on introducing myself to a complete stranger. As I stood with my friend by the microwaves and glanced out into the seas of people in the cafeteria, I felt all the nerves building in my stomach. I looked over to my friend. “I can’t decide. I don’t want to ambush anyone...

The Terror of Online Textbooks

The Terror of Online Textbooks

Ananya Mehta, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018

I’ve always been the type of girl who loves having the physical copy of a book over the online edition. I love everything about real books, ranging from the simplicity for use to the access to the wondrous smell of freshly printed pages. As someone who has taken many AP courses in the past four yea...

Fighting Social Isolation This Week: New Year, Continuing Need for Change

Fighting Social Isolation This Week: New Year, Continuing Need for Change

Ananya Mehta, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018

Welcome to 2018! Unfortunately we live in a world where as the years change, our problems do not magically disappear. There are still many issues prevalent in society today such as world hunger, poverty, global warming, a lack of education, lingering damage from natural disasters, and (last but not le...

Twenty Seconds of Courage: Fighting Social Isolation This Week

Twenty Seconds of Courage: Fighting Social Isolation This Week

Ananya Mehta, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”- Benjamin Mee, We Bought a Zoo Midterms are coming up quickly, and sometimes life itself can be a lot to handle....

Having the Right Kind of Regrets: Fighting Social Isolation this Week

Having the Right Kind of Regrets: Fighting Social Isolation this Week

Ananya Mehta, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017

A year ago, I slipped and fell into a small section of the Chattahooche River, attempting to catch a paper boat floating with the current. Although I wound up completely soaked, I challenged myself to try break out of my comfort zone and reach out for something I was curious about. I ended up making memori...

It’s not okay.

It’s not okay.

Cayla Vanderzanden, Senior Editor

December 7, 2017

“It’ll get better”  It does get better, but a profound variation of that same pain still lingers, a mental scar that never completely fades away. “It’s not a big deal” Wrong. It’s an objectifying and illegal act of absolute disregard for the well being of another individual.“That’s ...

The fight for net neutrality

The fight for net neutrality

Eric Kim Jr., Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

Exactly a week and one day ago, the United States celebrated the annual, national holiday of Thanksgiving, a day of gratitude for the things we generally take for granted. Millions of Americans sat around their dinner tables to recognize these luxuries in silent prayer or in boisterous thanks: luxuries...

A Smile Can Go A Mile: Fighting Social Isolation This Week

A Smile Can Go A Mile: Fighting Social Isolation This Week

Ananya Mehta, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017

We are not always fortunate enough to have classes with our friends, and making new friends can often be an arduous task. There are small and simple methods by which we can brighten the lives of those around us. By smiling at our peers in the halls, it becomes possible to emotionally connect with som...

Don’t Hold Back: Fighting Social Isolation This Week

Don’t Hold Back: Fighting Social Isolation This Week

Ananya Mehta, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

As Thanksgiving approaches, we must remember to be thankful for all the amazing people in our lives; we shouldn’t restrict our thanks to one day, we should appreciate what we have whenever we can. When you feel gratitude towards someone, let them know. Even the smallest indication of appreciation can ...

My Trip to Arbor Terrace: Fighting Social Isolation This Week

My Trip to Arbor Terrace: Fighting Social Isolation This Week

Ananya Mehta, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to receive the opportunity to perform at Arbor Terrace with Music Heals, a brilliant volunteer organization that enlists musicians to brighten the days of the elderly residing in local senior centers. People often forget that the elderly are actually some of th...

Know Your Neighbors: Fighting Social Isolation This Week

Know Your Neighbors: Fighting Social Isolation This Week

Ananya Mehta, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017

It happens to everyone. We sit in our classes for months on end, headphones in, phones out in hand, and our eyes unyieldingly focused on the work before us. In our focused (potentially distracted) state of mind, we often forget to value the presence of those around us. Humans are still basic organism...