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Nora Li

Op-ed

Can People With Opposing Political Views Be Friends?

The recent midterm elections had a record-breaking voter turnout and sparked many heated discussions among communities around the country. At times when people are so passionate about politics, it is common for people to make generalizing assumptions about those with political ideologies that are different from them. We start to view them through a lens, and we are closed off to them. But let’s say you meet someone who is kind, shares similar interests with

Real Life

Why Your Class Rank Doesn’t Define You

We live in a society where we are constantly comparing ourselves to those around us. This is especially true in high school, where teens are especially vulnerable to insecurities. I feel like I am constantly asking myself: Am I smart enough? Am I talented enough? It’s no wonder that students at my school were so anxious to find out their class ranks, to have a definitive number that told them where they stand among their peers.

Op-ed

Why We Deserve An FBI Investigation of Kavanaugh

Christine Blasey Ford came forward and accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party in the 1980’s when they were in high school. She wants the FBI to independently investigate her claim before she testifies in front of the Senate – however, Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley has shut this idea down. “It’s not the FBI’s role to investigate a matter such as this,” Grassley wrote in a letter to

Real Life

Healthy Phone Habits for the New School Year

As much as we hate to admit it, our phone addictions are getting in the way of our productivity. Phone use is becoming more and more ubiquitous, with teens spending almost 9 hours every day consuming media. I will often find myself unconsciously reaching for my phone and opening up Instagram – falling into the rabbit hole of mindlessly scrolling – a problem I’m sure many others experience too. The mindless scrolling and constant notifications

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