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Opinion: What would I do if I won the Powerball?

The thought of being a Powerball winner feels amazing. So imagine actually winning it? How about a low-income person winning the Powerball ticket?! Wow, what would I do? I would obviously not spend the money on myself, but I would definitely share some money with what matters to me. I would share the money with…
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Alexis Nunez

January 25, 2016

The thought of being a Powerball winner feels amazing. So imagine actually winning it? How about a low-income person winning the Powerball ticket?! Wow, what would I do? I would obviously not spend the money on myself, but I would definitely share some money with what matters to me. I would share the money with my family and the community.

What really matters to me would be my family. I always see my parents get home very exhausted from work and sadly most of the money they earn is for the rent. What I would do for them is definitely buy them a house but not only that, a brand new car as well. The reason is so they won’t worry about paying the rent, and they can earn money for them to spend on themselves and be happy. I know my parents would be so happy, but I would also buy them tickets for them to go visit their brothers and sisters that they have not seen in years. I know that would make them even more happy. I would also get my brother a brand, new car. My family’s happiness matters to me.

Another thing that matters to me would be my community. The first thing I would do is buy turf soccer fields for Anahuak Youth Soccer Association. One reason why I would do that is because they’ve helped the community out in so many ways and I know that because I’ve been involved in events with the organization. But the main reason would be because they are a low-income soccer organization that have helped me and other teens around the community through soccer.

The main thing that I would spend the money on would be myself. The first thing I would do with the money would be pay for my college tuition; I would want to help myself with getting a career. The second thing I would do is buy myself my own house and a brand new truck as well. Those things are what matter to me and make me happy. If there’s money left, I would just put it in my savings account and use the money for gas, clothes, food, or whatever I need it for.

Opinion: Inclusive sex ed saves lives

Opinion: Inclusive sex ed saves lives

Sex ed. To most teenagers in the U.S., these words conjure memories of awkward lectures and classmates giggling to hide embarrassment. Maybe sex ed took form in a school-wide assembly, maybe in an online course, or maybe in the span of three classes in 7th-grade...