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“Have You Tried The Frog?”: A Modern Look Into Alternative Medical Treatments

While Americans might be more familiar with the practices of modern medicine involving drugs, radiation and surgery to treat diseases, injuries and their symptoms, these are not the only methods that can be used to heal the body. Approximately 38 percent of adults in the U.S. have tried types of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), which is an umbrella term that includes practices like acupuncture, aromatherapy, yoga, naprapathy, herbal medicine and hypnosis.    Often times

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America is Covertly Profiting From School Shootings

You would think that with every incident of gun violence, there would be a push for policy. Instead, there’s only been a growth in profiting. In the wake of so many school shootings, security companies and defense associations have thoroughly increased their revenue after a boom in the industry. Instead of the demand in gun reform increasing, there’s only been a demand in security mechanisms for schools. While implemented with good intentions, the problem with

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Thrifting: The Right Way

The thrifting phenomena is no mystery to the average Millennial or Gen Z kid. Vintage, thrifted, retro, and even borrowed clothes are everything when it comes to developing personal style. It’s truly a great habit. Vintage clothes can become conversation pieces and allow for a more creative approach to self expression, as it is far less confining than purchasing from mainstream retailers– not to mention that thrifting is great for the environment. Reducing fast-fashion consumption

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Buying Innocence And A’s: Elitism At My Prep School

College preparatory schools—usually private—are often viewed as pretentious with their ridiculous tuition and fancy terms, such as “higher education.” As lavish as these environments might seem, the rules are very lenient. (Not when it comes to skirt length. No, administrators are adamant about girls’ dress code.) Rather, with the high education and tuition comes the obscenely high behavioral tolerance. Word gets around fast in a class of forty-five. I had just finished a biology test

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The Politics of High School Halloweens

If your high school is anything like mine, Halloween is a really big deal. Preparation starts the first day of the month and doesn’t stop until the morning of when we shrug on our costumes and go off to school. For most people, the hardest part (besides picking the costume, of course) is figuring out who you’re going with. For me, this part was probably one of the easiest parts. I’ve had the same three best

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Complex Versus Minimalist Writing: Which One is Better?

Remember those ostentatious sonnets your English teachers forced you to annotate down to the barest detail? Or those convoluted narratives that made your head ache? Emily Dickinson, Shakespeare, and Charles Dickens were all champions of the written word, and no one can dispute that. Their writing is what can be defined as complex. You usually have to re-read it over and over to grasp the allegory’s meaning, and even then there is still so much room for

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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.

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What It’s Like Not Knowing Your Parents’ Mother Tongue

If you’re the child of immigrants, then you know all too well about growing up in a household that spoke a different language other than the English you were exposed to. This means you were lucky enough to speak and understand two languages, at least. However, if you’re like me, and your parents didn’t speak their native tongue to you growing up, then it might have left you feeling out-of-place at home and with your peers who

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Five Types of Guys to Avoid in Life

A teacher of mine once said that, “Having a diverse group of friends only gets you in unwanted troubles.”  I wouldn’t say she was wrong but I wouldn’t say she was completely right either– having a lot of friends, who were completely different from my type, was the reason behind how I learned about so many different things in life, like different perspectives/views, acceptance of different other people for who they really are and not necessarily for how

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How to Deal With Homesickness Freshman Year of College

Going to college, especially out of state, can be a scary thing to experience. No matter how ready people may think they are to finally leave home, a lot of freshman go through a phase of homesickness. It’s hard to leave behind your family and enter into a completely new environment with a huge workload. People anticipate living on their own and meeting new friends and going to a bunch of parties, but often forget

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