Sarah Jackson

Sarah Jackson

Biography

Sarah is a senior at Liberty University studying English and Journalism. She hopes to use her degree to combine her love of writing with a desire to speak truth. Sarah intends to pursue a career in editing and publishing once she graduates, but she would love to see her own name in print one day. Sarah loves reading, music in any form, thunderstorms, spending time with the people she loves, and discovering new things. Nothing says comfort to her like curling up on a rainy day with a hot drink, good music and a new book.

Thoughts

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” Winston Churchill

“An idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.” Oscar Wilde

“If everybody’s thinking alike, somebody isn’t thinking.” General George S. Patton

Courageous, purposeful and authentic are three of the most powerful things a person can be. I believe that seeking truth should always be a priority, especially when it comes to helping those who cannot help themselves, and I hope to portray that through my writing.

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When Christmas Turns to Craziness

Mere hours after families consume roasted turkeys and cite blessings they are thankful for, hordes of determined shoppers burst through the doors of nearly every store in the United States for the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season. What happens to the thankful people gathered with their loved ones? Are those blessings forgotten in the […]

Sarah Jackson | November 27, 2018

Christianity

Season’s Meaning: The Church and Holiday Depression

The holiday season is nearly upon us, and that means turkey, thankfulness and time with family. Though this time of year is supposed to be a season for joy and happiness, it can also be a time when many people struggle with holiday depression. According to WebMD, “Balancing the demands of shopping, parties, family obligations, […]

Sarah Jackson | November 20, 2018

Human Rights

Moral Leadership and the Age of Trump

The way a person leads affects the morality and actions of his or her followers, both intentionally and unintentionally. On a flight to Albuquerque Sunday, October 21, a man named Bruce Alexander was arrested because he allegedly touched a woman’s breasts on the flight. According to ABC News, Alexander defended himself with the phrase, “the […]

Sarah Jackson | October 25, 2018

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Teenagers and Trick-or-treating: When Is It Time to Grow Up?

Wearing silly costumes. Racing to the doorbell. Picking out the tastiest candy. Trick-or-treat is a necessary part of Halloween for children. Roaming the streets at night with friends, arguing about who has the best costume, and comparing treats with one another is an innocent way for kids to spend an evening out. But a few […]

Sarah Jackson | October 18, 2018

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Knowing When to Be Silent

Scrolling through Facebook, I stumbled across a message I have seen many times before. It was one of those copy/paste statuses that constantly spread through social media. Most people have probably seen something similar: It offered physical, mental and emotional support to those who feel isolated, especially for mental health reasons. It was a plea […]

Sarah Jackson | September 27, 2018

Human Rights

For the Women Who Do Both

For many girls, being voted homecoming queen would be the highlight of their senior year, but when Mississippi high school senior Kaylee Foster got the crown, her night was just getting started. Foster was crowned homecoming queen Friday, September 7, and after taking a few pictures, she switched out her tiara for a football helmet. […]

Sarah Jackson | September 17, 2018

IYC

The Cost of Skipping Class

“Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.” Walter Elias Disney The most valuable thing parents can give to their children is the opportunity for higher learning. Education is a privilege, and it is considered a priority in the United States, but a high school in Oklahoma may be taking things too far. […]

Sarah Jackson | August 31, 2018

Human Rights

Can Homelessness End In a Decade?

The problem of homelessness has always existed, but in recent years it has only seemed to grow. Indeed, according to a BBC article, homelessness has steadily risen for the past seven years. However, England has decided to care for the less fortunate and do something about homelessness. The article, published August 12, said England’s government […]

Sarah Jackson | August 15, 2018