Dangling Modifiers

Part 1:


The girl was told that her dog had died by the veterinarian.

The veterinarian told the girl that her dog had died.


Going through the shelves, the books became unorganized.

The books became unorganized by going through the shelves.

Part 2:

The dog devoured its food.

I am going to dinner over there.

The dog sheds its fur.

We will go to the store and then go home.

Today is their parents anniversary.

It’s been a nice day.

I will meet you there in an hour.

There is no school on Christmas.

They walked farther down the road.

They elicit reviews from customers about their services.



This I Believe.

I believe that the most important value is respect. Without it the world around us would crumble. The base component in almost all relationships is also respect. It is important to start teaching this value at a young age. It will make person a lot more respectful to others. When you think back to all of your past relationships, one of the mutual values of both people was respect. When my mom was telling me to clean the dishes and help clean up the house, I listened to her because I respected her authority over me. When my teacher is standing at the front of the classroom instructing us, I listen to him because of his authority and I have respect for him. Another way that respect is showed is by not stealing from people, being honest and in a way loyalty as well. When I was growing up I was taught a lot about respect. I always was saying my “please” and “thank you”’ as well as “excuse me” and “you’re welcome”. I was taught to not steal from my friends and not put my elbows on the table or put my shoes on the furniture. I did not take my cell phone out while engaging with another person in a face-to-face conversation. Respect is having a best friend that is diagnosed with autism, and staying by their side through everything and never leaving. In todays society it is crucial that people have respect for one another. People are growing up in front of screens and do not know how to act when they are actually thrown into conversations and activities involving other people. The youth of today need to be taught the basic values of life. Without them the world will become a fearful place. I fear for the world that lacks respect. David Westwood shares the same idea in his essay “Respect Yourself”. He takes us through many events in his life that have helped shape his thought of respect. He touches on the upcoming generations being taught respect through a story about his own daughter. Lastly he talks about the world and its need for respect and without it we would fail.

Paradise Or A Recipe for Disaster?

Raves are becoming popular events for younger generations to attend, but the activities and deaths that have occurred at these festivals are leaving people wondering why others go in the first place.

Over the past 5 years the “rave scene” has become a common and deadly one. College students, high school seniors, anyone who is over the age of 18 has access to this world that not many adults quite understand.

One of the most common raves attended by people in the Northwest is Paradiso. Entertainers come from all over the world to perform at The Gorge Amphitheater. Decorative sets and an electric environment create an energized, bass filled setting for attendees to enjoy.

Kyle Bender, 19, has attended Paradiso as well as many other festivals across the Northwest such as Snow Globe, Resolution and Lucky.

For some, this experience ended in tragedy with the death of a loved one. The use of drugs at these festivals is excessive. Molly, magic mushrooms, and LSD are a few of the drugs used at festivals. If you do not hydrate and prepare physically and mentally correct for the consumption of certain drugs, it could be fatal.

According to an article in Emerald City EDM, “A 22 year old Portland man and a 22 year old Canadian man passed away after attending Paradiso 2015. The cause of death has not yet been released in either case, but multiple news outlets are reporting that a combination of heat and drug use may have played a factor”.

“I don’t understand why raves get such bad raps, its certain individuals who do not understand what they are doing that usually put the bad name on these festivals” said Bender. “I have been to a lot of these things and have never once had a problem myself”.

Rave environments are supposed to take you away from reality and take you into a dream-like world where everything is good. The consumption of these drugs is the factor that gets you into that dream world.

Performers put on laser-light shows to create appealing visuals, while other rave-goers are using light up gloves for up close performances to show off their tricks. The bass in the music creates energy inside of you that you can only get out by dancing.

Bender also gave his opinion on the environment at these festivals saying, “The people and the energy is what I go for”. “You will never experience anything like it, people live out the PLUR lifestyle and it truly feels like nothing bad will ever happen there”.

The “PLUR” lifestyle means peace, love, unity, respect and is the way of life that most rave attendees live by. It is to help insure that the environment feels safe while people may be under the influence of these drugs.

“People need to be aware of what they are putting into their bodies and what it is going to do to them, that is the problem that people are having, they aren’t aware”, said Bender.

The rave scene may still be controversial to most still, however we should not be looking down on people who attend these events just because of the small amount of tragedies we have heard of.

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*Photo taken by Winter Spencer right outside Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Death of Sgt. Greg Moore

A northern Idaho police officer was shot and killed Tuesday evening by a man who stole his patrol car.

Sgt. Greg Moore, 43, was rushed to Kootenai Medical Center shortly after the event occurred where he was pronounced dead at 5:50 in the evening, police spokeswoman Sgt. Christie Wood said in a statement (Huffington Post).

Sgt. Moore was out on patrol doing nightly checks of neighborhoods that had high car burglary activity. At 1:30 in the morning he was shot after checking on a suspicious person in one of the neighborhoods, Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Lee White said (NBC News).

A neighbor nearby heard the gun shots and called police after seeing the man stand over the body lying on the ground.

Police arrested Jonathan Renfro, 26, after a high-speed car chase that reached 125 mph. A police dog found Renfro underneath a tractor close to a nearby Walmart. He admitted in court that he pulled the trigger to investigators. “Renfro allegedly said he shot Moore because he had a gun in his pocket and knew Moore would find it. He admitted to shooting Moore with a 9mm Glock pistol he had in his coat pocket according to court records” (Krem).

Renfro was charged for attempted murder in the first degree, theft of a police vehicle, theft of an officer’s gun as well as being a felon with a gun. His bail was set at $2 million. He is now being held in the Kootenai County jail in Idaho.

There was a candle light vigil held for 16-year veteran of the city police department which a large crowd turned out for.

“”Our community has been wounded,” said Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer. “We have lost a great man.” (NBC News).