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Savannah Seymour

Savannah Seymour
Real Life

Homeless Men in Manchester Rushed to Aid Those Injured After Bombing

On Monday, May 22, a bomb went off within Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester Arena immediately after her set ended, causing at least 22 fatalities and over 50 injuries. The attack was said to be carried out by a lone suicide bomber, with ISIS later claiming responsibility for the attack. After the bomb went off, Stephen Jones, a 35-year-old homeless man in the area, didn’t hesitate to rush to aid victims of the attack. 'We

Politics

Trump Set to Sign Religious Freedom Order That Will Allow Discrimination Against LGBT+

It’s been confirmed by senior administration officials that Republican leaders will join President Trump at the White House on Thursday for what is expected to be the signing of the executive order regarding religious freedom. Thursday happens to be the National Day of Prayer, which Trump planned to celebrate with faith leaders. According to the two senior administration officials, the order has yet to be finalized as lawyers are still reworking the document’s language. Mike

Real Life

My Experience Taking a Gap Year

Ah, the well talked about gap year. It’s a topic every student going off into university questions at least once before they fly from the nest. It just makes sense, doesn’t it? You’ve been in school for thirteen straight, agonizing years. You deserve time off, right? On the other hand, you’ve been in school for thirteen painful years because it was routine. If you took a year off, saw what life was like without carrying

Mental Health

Stop Romanticizing the Link Between Creatives and Depression

It’s commonly said that those who are more creative are more prone to depression. While it’s often thought that the link between creatives and depression is found in the loneliness of their work, science has found it to be related to the way creative brains work in total. It’s nothing to do with a creative’s job, but the way their brain works. Neurologist Nancy Andreasen, the author of The Creative Brain, explains that creative’s brains

Politics

Trump Administration Erases LGBT+ People From 2020 Census

The Trump Administration has submitted the list of data categories the Census and American Community Survey (ACS) will collect in 2020. Originally, on Tuesday morning the Census Bureau had released a list of proposed subjects that included “sexual orientation” and “gender identity”. Hours later, they released an updated version where these two categories have been omitted. “The Subjects Planned for the 2020 Census and American Community Survey report released today inadvertently listed sexual orientation and gender identity as

Mental Health

Things That Help Reduce Anxiety and Stress

This article contains very slight descriptions that are linked to panic attacks, anxiety and OCD. Though they aren’t graphic, if you’re sensitive or uncomfortable with descriptions pertaining to these topics maybe this article isn’t for you. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting over 40 million adults over the age over 18 with an average onset of 11 years old. That being said, anxiety affects 25.1% of teenagers aged from 13-18.

Politics

How Trump’s Budget Proposal Will Harm The Arts

On Thursday, March 16, The Trump administration released their 2018 budget proposal which aims to eliminate funding to a number of independent agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts(NEA),  the National Endowment for the Humanities(NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services(IMLS) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting(CBP). The total spending of the NEA adds up to $148 million a year, NEH $148 million, IMLS $230 million and CPB $445 million. These organizations together only spend $971 million

Mental Health

Learning to Love Yourself on Your Worst Days

The journey of self-love isn’t the rainbows and butterflies everyone makes it out to be. Hearing people talk about it is the equivalent feeling to when you’ve got a big holiday coming up. Everything is exciting and you’re positive that your body has gone from 75% water to 75% adrenaline because you can’t stop thinking about the place you’re going. In reality, the journey of self-love is kind of like you’re still going on that

Entertainment

Ed Sheeran Single Handedly Invents Music, Art and the Industry with Album ‘Divide’

Congratulations Ed Sheeran, you’ve officially come for my scalp and ended up taking everything I own in the process. The long awaited, highly anticipated day has finally come. From here on out I plan on attending church every single day for the rest of my life to thank God for this gift that He’s blessed upon me: Ed Sheeran’s album Divide. After dropping off the face of the planet to make everyone realize how much

Mental Health

Stop Mistaking Us Introverts for Being Shy and Anti-Social

My time throughout being in school was spent going in circles through the same cycle: I’d be so quiet and reserved in class that people wouldn’t even notice I was in the class, only then to be loud and energetic in small groups at social events where I’d get told at least eight times throughout the event, “you’re just sooo different outside of school.” I’ve been this way my entire life yet still continuously get dubbed as ‘shy’ or ‘anti-social’ when

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