I’m sure if you’ve been on Drake University’s campus for even a short amount of time, you’ve seen chalked messages on the sidewalks. Some students think it’s informative, some annoying, but no matter what, you have to admit that it’s effective. How could you see bright green chalk on the sidewalk and not at least glance and see what it has to say?
Everyone is affected by cancer in some way or another. Throughout my life, I’ve known of people fighting the great battle but never someone close to me. In the small town that I lived in, if someone was diagnosed, everyone would know. The fight was never personal to me. I had compassion for the people fighting and their families, but I didn’t really know what it was like until the summer of 2010.
Since it was founded in 1776, the United States has had public debt. During the Revolutionary War the U.S. incurred $75 million in debt. After the War of 1812 there was a sharp increase in debt that included 18 surpluses, but in the following 20 years 99.97 percent of the debt was paid off. That is the difference between then and today.