Sunday morning, I wake up to the usual barrage of notifications from social media and news outlets that I normally receive. It may not be the best way to wake up, but it keeps me informed and I get to know what’s going on in the world. This morning, however, it’s different. This morning, something …

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High school is rough. For freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors, each new school year presents new struggles and threats to our mental and physical health. The American school system, to very loosely quote my favorite Prince Ea video, is incredibly archaic. Cars and phones from 150 years ago have been completely revolutionized in the 21st …

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“Together, our voices are mighty, powerful and earth-shaking. We’re strong. We’re not afraid to call each other out – and we’re not afraid to call you out anymore either.” – Olivia Munn I really wanted to believe that my generation was better. Better than our parents. Better than our grandparents. Better than our teachers. Better …

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Ever since I left my small and incredibly sheltered private school for the giant public school nearby, I was exposed to the wonderful and amazing phenomenon that is school libraries. Ours was a large and musty library, with high ceilings and tables crammed in every open corner. Within a few weeks, I was closer to …

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“He told me he was used to getting what he wanted.” – Celia Conrad As females, we’ve been put down a lot. We weren’t allowed to vote (and in some countries women still aren’t allowed to vote), we weren’t allowed to drive (again, in some countries women still can’t drive), we weren’t allowed to control …

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“Strong people don’t put others down… They lift them up.” – Michael P. Watson As a senior, I have the wonderful privilege of stressing 24/7 about my college applications. I get to constantly worry about what the decisions will be when they come out in March. I get to doubt my life as I try …

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“I recommend to all my friends that they be alone for a while. When you spend a few years being who you are, completely unbiased, you can figure out what you actually want.” – Taylor Swift Being happy is a relative feeling. The word “happy” in itself is a relative term. I always thought that …

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain In life we often fear what we do not know and what we do not understand. It’s a simple defense mechanism humans have had for centuries. If we don’t know …

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