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Jasper Palleson, Opinions Editor

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Hello my name is Jasper and this is my second year writing for 42Fifty. I love getting to share my thoughts and opinions with the world through writing for the website. When I am not in school I like to sew and cosplay, attend concerts and anime conventions, and spend time with my friends!

Thanksgiving point/counterpoint: Thanks, or no thanks?

Every year as autumn presses onward, people from all over gather with friends and family to enjoy a feast. Thanksgiving this year will fall on Nov. 25. This holiday originally was to honor the pilgrims and Native Americans that once came together to share a meal and be grateful for the successful food they gathered together. 2021 marks 400 years since the first Thanksgiving was celebrated. 42Fifty Editors Brady and Jasper debate on the importance of this holiday and if it should continue to be celebrated. 

Point/Counterpoint: Do the clocks really need to be changed?

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Daylight Saving Time began this previous spring on March 14, and ended this past Sunday, Nov. 7. Despite popular belief, the original purpose of implementing daylight saving time was initiated back in 1916 to save on fuel used to power lights. Setting the clocks ahead one hour allowed the United States to give the saved fuel to the war effort. In 1966, the United States officially adopted Daylight Saving Time. 

Top 5 animated works from 2021

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Animation can tell stories without the boundaries of our reality, without human restrictions, and can use various elements of art to further develop characters and plotlines. Animation has been growing rapidly over the last 10 years; show writers and filmmakers have been using this format to tell deep and heavy stories, important morals, and life lessons to those of all ages. Animation is quickly written off as something just for children simply because of the cartoony style; however, animation is for everyone to enjoy. If you are wondering where to start your exploration into animation, here are my picks of the greatest works of animation to come out this year.

Mental health matters, and so do you

Getting back into a routine, staying atop work, and balancing school along with everything else in life can truly stress one out! The start of the school year brings with it all types of feelings, thoughts, and emotions for everyone. However, this time of year can be especially difficult for those who already struggle with their mental...

What survivors wish you knew about sexual assault

Sexual assault and sexual violence are the most under-reported crime in America. The month of April has been dedicated to sexual assault awareness and prevention.

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