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How to Fight Senioritis Early on

There are many methods and ways to progressively battle a bad case of an epidemic known as “Senioritis”. Senioritis defined is the movement towards becoming ultimately… lazy. Most seniors experience this when the realization hits that this is their last year of high school, so the noticeable results become a lack in motivation and a decline in performance. The milestone marking when this epidemic is at its peak is when seniors try to manage extracurricular

Real Life, Uncategorized

Stop “Roasting” Your Friends In Front Of Everyone

Recently, I began my sophomore year of high school. It’d been a whole summer since I’d last seen my friends in person and I was stoked to spend more time with the people I’d grown close to over the past year. However, when I got back, it became clear that we’d all changed. After the first week of school, our group chat evolved into a passive aggressive conglomeration of condescending “roasts” and flat out name-calling.

Real Life

A New Perspective: How My High School Volunteer Job Changed Me

My memories are littered with half-hearted tries to maintain a sense of balance, to find a rhythm to pedal to. I soon took up the habit of holing up in my room, creating worlds in my head instead of exploring the one outside my window. No longer did I envy those picture-perfect families on their shiny bicycles—I had found a new way to travel, all while remaining wildly sedentary. As the years passed, I began

Real Life

Chances Are, You Have An STD And Don’t Know It

For most students, their school has a sex education class. That can be great, but what’s not so great is that those sex education classes literally teach you nothing because it chooses to censor a lot of vital information involving sex. So what happens when teens do not know much about sex? Well… babies and STDs. Sometimes we think the worst thing that can happen to us is getting pregnant, but that’s false. Imagine getting

Real Life

Senior Year Fears: Leaving My Country for College

Senior year hits you with an array of emotions and responsibilities such as nostalgia, happiness, pride, joy, and most of all: stress. It creeps along from the back of your consciousness just as soon as you start uttering the words “I’m a senior in high school”. It’ll come as you study for your standardized tests, as you stress over which AP and IB courses you’ll take, and then, when you think he tide has dragged

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Having A Squad Can Be Emotionally Draining

I remember when I was in fifth grade I went to a public school for the first time. Like most kids, I was worried about if I would make friends and if people would like me. Much to my relief, I made great friends who I always hung out with and some other good friends. In this class everyone was nice to everyone. We were a very small class and there were only three classes

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Stop Prioritizing Football and Money Over Students

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and by that, I mean football season. School has started, so high school, college, and professional football are all in full swing. For many Americans, the weekend is scheduled around football. High schoolers play Friday nights so families don’t miss the college football coverage Saturday. Then they relive it all over again and watch professional football on Sunday and Monday nights. It is a respected schedule in many

Race, Real Life

Stop the Hype: White Girls aren’t “Evolving”

If you’ve been on Twitter at all recently, you’ve been seeing the plethora of videos of teenage girls dancing to popular rap songs, seemingly always in a volleyball uniform. Now, under normal circumstances, there would be nothing particularly annoying about these tweets. I’m not one to object to people doing what they feel like doing. Dancing is fun, if you want to dance, do it! Not gonna hear any complaints from me. However, many people

Express Yourself, Mental Health, Real Life

No, You Aren’t About To Go ‘Pyscho’

Please stop fetishizing mental illnesses. The word ‘pyscho’ is not an adjective.  It is a shortened version of the word ‘psychopath’. Psychopathy is  “a mental disorder in which an individual manifests amoral and antisocial behaviour, lack of ability to love or establish meaningful personal relationships, extreme egocentricity, failure to learn from experience, etc.” So no, you’re not about to go ‘psycho’ or ‘psych the F*** out’. Recently, I’ve been seeing an annoying amount of women

Real Life

The Bitter Truth About Your Favorite Fast Fashion Brands

I’m going to be completely honest with you: I like fast fashion. Actually, I love fast fashion. I’ve spent copious amounts of my spare time going through websites of some of the most common fast fashion brands, gushing over some of the clothes and accessories they have to offer. For a while I tried turning a blind eye to what I knew were ethical issues that existed well within many of the brands. Ignorance is

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