The Crimson Crier staff informs the student body, community about the interesting days, weeks to be celebrated in May.
The Crimson Crier staff informs the student body, community about the interesting days, weeks to be celebrated in May.
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All Goods Things Happen In May

May Recognizes Foster Care, Law On May 1
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Foster Caregivers Deserve the Recognition All Year Round

In a world where millions of children find themselves in need of care outside their biological families, foster care stands as a support system. But what exactly is foster care and why should we all pay attention to it?

Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for children who are unable to live with their biological parents due to various reasons, such as neglect, abuse, or family crises. In foster care, these children are placed under the care of trained individuals or families, known as foster parents, who provide them with a safe and nurturing environment until they can be reunited with their biological families or placed in a permanent home through adoption.

The importance of foster care cannot be overstated, as it serves as a lifeline for children who have experienced trauma and instability in their young lives.

— Meh'Quira Malone

By offering stability, love, and support, foster families play a role in helping these children heal and thrive.

However, foster care systems worldwide face numerous challenges, including a shortage of foster families, resources, and hurdles. This is where awareness comes into play.

Raising awareness about foster care is essential for several reasons. Firstly, it helps dispel myths and misconceptions surrounding foster care, such as the belief that all foster children are “troubled” or “difficult.” In reality, these children are often victims of circumstances beyond their control and deserve compassion and understanding. Awareness encourages more people to consider becoming foster parents. By highlighting the impact foster families can have on a child’s life, we can inspire individuals and families to open their hearts and homes to children in need.

Increased awareness can lead to support for foster care initiatives from policymakers and communities. By shining a spotlight on the challenges facing the foster care system, we can advocate for policy changes and allocate resources to better support foster children and families.

Raising awareness fosters a culture of empathy and solidarity within communities. When people understand the realities faced by foster children and families, they are more likely to offer support, whether through volunteering, donations or advocacy efforts.

Foster care plays a role in providing children with the love, stability and support they need to thrive. By raising awareness about foster care and its importance, we can create a more supportive environment for foster children and families, ultimately building stronger, more compassionate communities. 

So, let’s join hands in spreading awareness and making a difference in the lives of foster children around the world.


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Eisenhower Designated May 1 as Law Day

On May 1, you would normally think that it’s close to the end of the school year, or close to summer break and trying new things. But on May 1 it’s a political day which I call Law Day. At first I didn’t believe that it was an actual thing until I looked it up. It is indeed real. So, I will be explaining how the first of May became Law Day.

The meaning of this day is the celebration of the law, and brings the life of roles of students, the court and the Constitution in times of change.  The movement for this started in the early 1950s, when an attorney named Hick Epton from Wewoka, Oklahoma launched the Know Your Liberties- Know Your Courts Week through the Oklahoma Bar Association. It was then in 1957 when Law Day was suggested by the American Bar Association.

This idea might have been suggested by Charles S. Rhyme who was president Dwight D. Eisenhower’s legal counsel during the time and was the president of the American Bar Association from 1957 to 1958. The following year of 1958 president Eisenhower made Law Day official. Though it’s not a governmental holiday in the U.S, even so, people still recognize the day, with events such as “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society” in 2019, “Advancing the Rule of Law Now” in 2020, “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change” in 2022, and Cornerstones of Democracy: Civics, Civility and Collaboration” in 2023. 

Though Law Day is not as recognized all around the U.S, it’s good that some take time out of their day to discuss  the changes of laws and how to make them better and to help people understand their rights as a U.S. citizen. Even SRO Kepley, an officer of the law, didn’t know that Law Day was a thing. So again not everybody knows what Law Day is. At the end Law Day is just like some other celebrations of the month that don’t get recognized a lot. 

Advice for everyone, try not to break the law year around, not just for the day, Happy Law Day! 

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