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Over the past few weeks, the impact of a Letter to the Editor has been realized with the implementation of left-handed desks into the classroom. A student wrote a letter to the editor about the need for left-handed desks for southpaw students and the change was made. This is a perfect example of why students should write Letters to the Editor.

The newspaper is the voice of the students and that is what is so special about it. Writing gives a student a voice and if there is something that you believe needs to be changed then you should write a letter to fix it. If you stand idly by and do not do anything about it, then you are a hypocrite when you complain about the problem.

A letter to the Editor gives you a vehicle to express your opinion and to not take advantage of this completely defeats the purpose of the letter to the Editor. Much like we express our opinions about what should be different, we ask that you do the same. Only through actions like this can our school achieve its full potential. In the words of the great Martin Luther King, Jr. “The day we see the truth and cease to speak is the day we begin to die.”