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Chessy Prout, Prep School Assault Survivor, Speaks Out

Back in May of 2014, then prep school senior, Owen Labrie, sexually assaulted a then freshman who attended the same school. The story grasped readers across the country as talk of rape culture became a hot topic. It started because of a tradition called “Senior Salute,” in which seniors try to have sex with freshman. Labrie and his group of friends were popular at the prep school with many girls willing to participate. He started by

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Chris Brown is Not the Victim

On August 30th, 2016, at approximately 11:52AM PST, Christopher “Chris” Maurice Brown was contended with a standoff with law enforcement when Los Angeles Police Department’s SWAT team was convoked to Brown’s California homestead following a purported altercation with another woman involving a weapon. Allegedly, she had arrived at Brown’s household unsolicited alongside an otherwise welcome guest, thus prompting an argument between herself and Brown. He became infuriated and physical, threatening her with a gun. Initially,

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Why You Should Consider Community College

My college preparatory high school went to great measures to make sure my classmates and I were equipped to move on after graduation. We had mandatory (and free!) ACT prep, guidance counselors who visited us in homeroom frequently to remind us of steps to be taken to further us in our search for the perfect school, multiple college fairs, and a challenging curriculum that has since proven to have set me up for success in

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Top 4 Stereotypes About Women’s Colleges

As college application season is rolling around, I would like to bring up a new option for all you girls out there who may not have considered this before: women’s colleges. Women’s colleges were first created to give women the same educational opportunities as men back when there were no co-ed institutions of higher learning. Now that we have educational equality, many argue that women’s colleges are no longer relevant. This opinion seems to be

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Open Letter for Anyone Struggling with A Bad Friend

You start to doubt it as you sit down by yourself again even when you specifically asked them not to leave you. You begin to let that same fear trickle in slowly like honey on wood, and then you wonder where it is that you lost track of where you stand. However, in a matter of days the doubt is pushed back into a corner where you won’t have to acknowledge it. A vague feeling

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The Struggle of Learning a Second Language

  I’m so deep into my upper division language course that I’ve reached the point where I’m not allowed to speak any English in the classroom. It’s terrifying. It’s my only class of the day, but sometimes I dread the idea of what I’m going to conjugate wrong. I’m battling nerves over a 50 minute class, so I can’t help but imagine what it would be like to live in America and not have English

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Dear High School Students, It’s OK To Be Yourself

I’d like to dedicate this to one of the greatest people I know. Thank you Jake. Throughout our lives, we are taught many things. We are taught addition and subtraction, we are taught to how to use the infinitive and irregular forms of foreign words. We are taught how Shakespeare came to be, and we are taught how the human body works. But what we are not taught, or warned about, is how high school

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Applying To School? 10 Tips To Help You Choose Where To Go

For a lot of teens, wrapping up high school is both an exciting and scary time. Amidst all the ceremonies and tearful goodbyes, there a number of unknowns and big questions tethering us to reality. If you’re entering your upper years of high school, you might be wondering where you’re going to go, what you’re going to study, and of course, what a degree or diploma means for your career and your future. The process

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College Applications Are Due, Now What? 10 Tips That Could Save Your Application!

The first few months of your senior year can be quite busy, trying to juggle final assignments and the dreaded college applications. As an IB Diploma student, I felt like my head would explode at any moment, but with loads of patience, mini breakdowns, and planning, I did it and I now want to help you conquer this dragon. So that I could write my perfect applications, I did a lot of research and asking

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ICYMI – Apple’s Security Breach

Apple, an American multinational technology company, holds a lot of records. Not only is it the world’s largest information technology company by revenue and the world’s largest technology company by total assets but Apple is also the world’s second-largest mobile phone manufacturer – after Samsung. However, the company is not without fault. Recently an Israeli company called the NSO Group began selling a software that virtually allows access to anyone’s iPhone, giving them the ability

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