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Vox Pop -April 11

It takes courage

It was a pleasure to read the article about Nisswa School’s anti-bullying program in the ISD 181 supplement to the Brainerd Dispatch. Middle school girls could learn a lesson from the elementary students. The article pointed out social exclusion as a form of bullying. This behavior is so often overlooked but is very hurtful. End this behavior’s epidemic among adolescent girls. Parents, talk to your middle school girls. Ask them to be leaders instead of followers and reach out to the excluded ones. Sometimes it takes courage to do the right thing.

Mistake needs correcting

Yes, I agree. Let’s get the toxic fluoride out of our water. Maybe we should put it to people voting on. It’s a long overdue mistake needing to be corrected.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.