Kristina Anderson

Kristina Anderson founded the The Koshka Foundation for Safe Schools, a non-profit dedicated to helping local community and school stakeholders work together to prevent, respond and heal in the aftermath of school violence, after becoming one of the most critically injured survivors from the 2007 Virginia Tech tragedy. Shot 3 times, Ms. Anderson returned to …

Filip Kulisev

Filip Kulisev “strives constantly to find and photograph the most wonderful and unique sites on our planet for the benefit of nature lovers throughout the world.” One could literally spend hours on his site, Amazing Planet, absorbing the beauty of the world through his photos.   Visit Amazing Planet now.

Melissa Arnot Reid

A first class mountaineer who has climbed to the summit of Mount Everest six times. She has several features around the web. This short piece from her home town paper. A good article from Men’s Journal. A small bio on Wikipedia. But the most in depth article you will find is at National Geographic.

Vito Perillo

The 93 year old WWII vet was just elected mayor or Tinton Falls, New Jersey. The second oldest mayor in the country has a few stories about him. Try this one in Student News Daily. Or visit his Facebook page.

Shelby O’Neil

Plastic straws are a large piece of the plastic waste that clogs our oceans. But one 17-year-old has begun a crusade against them. She became the leader for the No Straw November movement, a resolution adopted unanimously by the California Coastal Commission. Recently, she formed her own nonprofit called Jr Ocean Guardians. They recruit other teens as Jr Ocean Guardian …

Current Quotes

Our Features are all about people in the wide world and what they think, when what they think might effect each of us. Each week we look for quotes on Twitter and Facebook to highlight here. Sometimes we choose a subject, sometimes they are just general quotes. They give us a sense of the state …