"Out of sight, out of mind" applies to War in IraqWednesday, September 29, 2010 By Megan Orser
Often times, high school students do not know about events that are occurring around the world because they do not directly effect them. One of these issues is the war overseas. The war against terror has been going on for years now and, with the time that is passing by, people are losing interest in the issue. After 9/11 the newest updates were all over the news and the war in Iraq and Afghanistan was of high interest to nearly everyone. Things have changed and now, even though the war is still being reported on, people, especially students do not know the details of the war. The old saying "out of sight, out of mind" definitely comes into effect. Highlands Ranch is called "The Bubble," and the residents that live here seem to only care about local issues, let alone the rest of the world. The same thing applies to the high schools in the area and for high school students. The war is a huge issue that students should be educated on and interested in. If we do not try to understand the war efforts, how can we be a generation to lead or a generation to deal with these same situations later down the road?