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Summer Burnout

Depending on what school you go to, summer break has been going on for a bit of a while now. For me, summer break began late May. So, one month down, two to go. It’s been an eventful summer so far. I started with high spirits and a long list of things I wanted to […]

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When it is Hard to Celebrate Father’s Day

Father’s Day is almost here. It’s time to bust out the grills and celebrate dear old dad. Well, for most of us anyways. Unfortunately, for some us, this is a day that we’d prefer not to remember. The truth is that not everyone has a good father. Some fathers, far too many, are neglectful, absent […]

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Open Letter to a Graduating Friend

Dear friend, The last time I saw you was the morning of the last day of the semester and the morning sun was blinding. All week the weather had been a pendulum, swaying back forth between the pure gold of 80 degree sunlight and the damp gray of 60 degree rains which was a fitting […]

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Celebrating All Kinds of Love

Valentine’s Day is coming; a day supposedly reserved for couples. Couples that exchange cards, heart-shaped boxes, special dinner reservations, and special moments together. Up until my early twenties, I believed it was a holiday reserved for couples and a holiday made specifically for marketing purposes. Historically, we are celebrating the day when St. Valentine was […]

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New Year’s Resolutions? Try Stepping Stones.

It’s that time of year where we all make our declarations of bettering ourselves in one way or another. One of the most popular resolutions around is getting in shape and getting healthy. This is a resolution I have made in the past. More than once. I don’t make this a New Year’s resolution anymore. […]

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Anxiety and School: The 3 habits that helped me.

We all know that high school isn’t like the way it is portrayed in movies. In the movies, the anxious and socially awkward main character goes through a year-long journey and learns to embrace their inner confidence, usually by befriending a group of lovable misfits. If my high school experience had been a movie I […]

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Finding Acceptance in My Body

Everyday I fight a battle within myself. It’s not just cheat days of burgers, chips, and something with lots of sugar. It’s in my own mind. For every time a voice in my head tells me the outfit I have on looks good on me, there are five trying to drown out the positivity. Now, […]

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Expanding Your Social Circle as an Introvert

My friend group during my freshman year of high school consisted primarily of people who I knew from my middle school. Prior to that first day of school, none of us had really been friends but we all clung to each other because everyone else was a stranger. All of them proved themselves to be […]

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Dispelling Myths About High School

When I was growing up, my only introduction to what high school would be like was on TV. This meant “Mean Girls”, “High School Musical”, and teen TV shows like “Zoey 101” and others from Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. Each of what I saw had a formula one will find on any web search: cliques […]

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Keep Calm and Study On

5 Tips to de-stress during exams… It is about that time again, school is ending and exams are here. Lately, it seems as if all we think about is balancing school, work and a social life, but in the midst of it all we forget about one thing that should always top that list: our […]

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