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Samantha Merzel

Samantha Merzel
Feminism

Former Corey’s Angel Poeina Suddarth Comes out Against his “Truth Campaign”

The domino effect of women speaking up about the abuse they endured continues as three brave women speak out about the psychological, physical, and emotional abuse they faced working with former child actor, Corey Feldman. Corey Feldman claims that he established Corey’s Angels to help women in poor circumstances. He stated to The Hollywood Reporter that Corey’s Angels is a “360 management, development and production entity”. Although Feldman gave evasive answers when being interviewed about this “development and production

Real Life

Cyberstalking — I’m NOT Required To Be Your Friend

This a personal account in which the names have been altered. Lisa is a young teenage girl. Not a grown man seeking a relationship. Not a catfish. Lisa is a cyberstalker.  “Hi, my name is Lisa and I really love your page. I would really love to be your friend,” the Instagram direct message read. Joy thought this message was harmless, after all she has been on social media since 2009 and she has made some

Real Life

Lessons I’ve Learned From Working in a Supermarket

It was the end of my senior year of high school and I decided it was time to get a job. My local supermarket was looking for a cashier and I saw it as the perfect opportunity. Little did I know what I was getting myself into. I’ve shopped at this supermarket several times before and I was familiar with some of their customers and workers, what I wasn’t familiar with was the cruelty that

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4 Tips of Advice For Your Last Year of High School

Just like it does every year, summer flew by and school is close to being in session. I remember my first day of my last year in high school, I was so excited yet scared all at once. Excited because it’s senior year! Not only do you rule the school, but you have your prom, trips, and loads of senior activities coming up! However, it’s quite scary to be a senior because it’s your LAST year

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10 Simple Ways To Color Our World With Kindness

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” – Og Mandino Whether we realize it or not, everyone we come across may be fighting a battle, they may be happier than they have ever been, or they may

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Reflecting Back On The Past Four Years of High School

The graduation music plays, the bright spotlight shines, and all of the memories I have made over the past four years plays back in mind. I could’ve sworn just yesterday I was a scared freshman who felt out of place. I could’ve sworn just yesterday I thought high school would be the four worst years of my life. Although high school came with several mental breakdowns, some heartbreak, lots of stress and disappointment, it truly

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A Reminder to Be Anybody You Want to Be

Being a kid is pretty tough in today’s society. So much pressure is put on teenagers every day between juggling school, relationships, working and attempting to fit in, teens are constantly stressed out. It seems as if we live in a society where we care more about what others think of us more than our happiness and that should NOT be the case. When you’re growing up, you’re in the process of finding yourself. Although

Real Life

18 Things I Learned In 18 Years

Turning 18 is a milestone for everyone, although I have a lot more to learn, here are a few of things that have learned about the world. 1. Life is a roller coaster Life is definitely one of the craziest roller coasters one can go on. I promise you that when life is not going your way and you’re having multiple rainy days, it will get better. Always know that when you’re at rock bottom,

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On Earth Day, Be Kind To Our Home

This Earth Day it is crucial to remember to be kind to this earth. We get so caught up in technology that at times we forget to appreciate the beautiful nature the earth supplies us with. The smallest things on this planet are truly beautiful and a lot of it goes unnoticed. We must be kind to this earth in order to preserve the beauty it graces us with. There are many simple ways to

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News Flash: Do Not State The Obvious

As I’m called for the class presentation I can already feel my hands trembling with fear. The fear that my tongue will get tied and the class will roar into laughter, the fear that a student may point out the greatly reddened pigment of my skin, and the fear of the class ridiculing me for the shaking of my hands. These fears are all originated from my past experiences. My hands shake very easily, whether

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