Lesson learned: The teens who spoke at Thursday night’s meeting at the Mariner Theatre reminded adults of something important: The majority of students at Homer High School are living lives that can make their community proud. Most of them don’t get into trouble. They don’t condone the behavior that’s made headlines. In fact, many of them are involved in programs that are designed to make the world a healthier, safer place to live. Students who spoke were noticeably — and understandably — proud of their school and its accomplishments.
Homer revels in its image as the Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea and its reputation, as the bumper sticker goes, of being a "quaint drinking village with a fishing problem."
Recent incidents, however, paint a somewhat darker picture of this place we call home. Contrary to what many are fond of saying today, it is not all good.