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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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The Hidden Disorder: Here’s 6 Tips For Dealing With Insomnia

Not being able to sleep can be a pretty common problem until it starts to seep into your daily life. Insomnia is a real life sleep disorder, and I’ve had firsthand accounts on what it can do to you and your health. Symptoms include difficulty sleeping, waking up in the night and feeling tired upon waking. To some, it may seem like an elementary problem– “just close your eyes and sleep.” But to the sleepless,

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It’s Okay to Say “I Don’t Know”

It was 8 a.m. on a Friday when the question popped up on the smartboard: can Sharia law and democracy coexist? Like every high school student fighting through class, I instantly started to panic. Did I miss Sharia law somewhere in the 14 page reading? I pulled up last night’s article on my laptop and did a quick Command + F for “Sharia law.” There was nothing. Before I could say anything, I was put

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The Google and Rookie Coding Project Every Teen Girl Needs to Know About

Google’s Made with Code, in partnership with Rookie, a publication founded by actress and fashionista Tavi Gevinson, and synonymous with female empowerment, will advance girls’ creativity and confidence through a new coding project launching in New York City on Sept. 24. If you’re not in New York don’t worry, they’ve partnered with YWCA, a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of women, peace and social justice for all, as well to expand the program to teen

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“We Do Not Consent”: A Look Inside the Ontario High School Protests

In response to this viral photo, hundreds of schools across Ontario took part in a walk-out protest on Friday, September 21. In August, Ontario Premier Doug Ford decided to scrap the 2015 sex education curriculum in favor of a version identical to the one in 1998. As opposed to the 2015 curriculum, there will be no mention of sexting, staying safe online, or scientific names for genitalia. As well, there will be limited teachings about consent,

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These Teens Shared 5 SAT Secrets You Might Not Know

As fall approaches, the reality of getting ready for college catches you by surprise! Whether you’re on your way to college or preparing to go next year, there’s no doubt that one of the hurdles is the SAT. The SAT is the final boss you have to meet before you can start applying for colleges. So, what exactly is the secret to acing the SAT? We talked to two teens, and they revealed their biggest

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#WeWilmReBuild: When Young People Take The Community In Their Hands

Wilmington. A roaring tourist city during the summer months and a quiet little beach town during its off months. Though unknown to a lot of people, it holds a special place for many Carolinians. Especially those who live there and the ones who studied there. The quiet town also houses the University of North Carolina Wilmington. A smaller but well-populated university by the coast. Many of its attendees are locals, either of the area of

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The NFL Is Signing Criminals, But Kaepernick Is Still a Free Agent

We’re coming up on the third week in the NFL regular season and there are more examples of corruption facing the league than ever. During Monday Night Football on Sep. 17, the Chicago Bears faced the Seattle Seahawk. Although the Bears came out on top with a 24-17 victory, that wasn’t what caught the attention of most fans. The spotlight was on linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who was starting on the Seahawks defense. The same man

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Healthy Phone Habits for the New School Year

As much as we hate to admit it, our phone addictions are getting in the way of our productivity. Phone use is becoming more and more ubiquitous, with teens spending almost 9 hours every day consuming media. I will often find myself unconsciously reaching for my phone and opening up Instagram – falling into the rabbit hole of mindlessly scrolling – a problem I’m sure many others experience too. The mindless scrolling and constant notifications

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