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Mental Health

4 Ways to Mentally Adjust to Moving and Life Changes

Greek philosopher Heraclitus once stated that “the only constant in life is change.” And, although it might sound like a paradox, in actuality, we are constantly evolving, disrupting our lives in search for something better. However, as humans our mental health can become extremely fragile during these times, making falling into a negative mindset much easier. Here are my top tips, that I have personally used, to embrace the change that comes with moving. Lock

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Money Going Towards The Royal Wedding Would Be Better Spent Helping The Homeless

The engagement between The Prince of Wales and Meghan Markle was announced in late November last year. However, with the wedding coming up on May 19 in Windsor, is all that money really going to good use or could it be going elsewhere, perhaps to the 300,000 homeless people in Britain? Bridebook has revealed that the royal wedding is estimated to cost £31,969,873, with £30,000,000 alone for security. Compared to William and Kate’s security costs

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Why The School System Failed Me

If you’re anything like me, your past school experiences are something you’d rather forget. Be it sleazy behavior, the people there or the concept of being forced to memorize textbooks to prove your intelligence, the majority of us have disliked school at one point or another. In the following I will talk about the negative effects school has had on me in the past 18 years. The last time I truly enjoyed attending classes was

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People and Events From 2017 To Be Thankful For

Now I know what you’re thinking: “2017? Nothing good happened in 2017,” and I have to admit that when I first got the idea for this article, I was excited. But when my family and I couldn’t think of anything good for fifteen minutes, I wasn’t sure whether it was going to be possible or not. So I Googled “good things that happened in 2017” and noticed that nothing that was listed had occurred in


Should We Question The College Status-Quo?

College or university may not be as universal of an experience nowadays as it used to be a decade ago due to the development and the immense unimaginable leap of the internet and the opportunities it has brought our way, but it remains to be a milestone held with high regard and, let’s not forget, a massive business enterprise. Going to college was my so-called “dream” for as long as I could remember. Growing up

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How Classroom Discussions Teach the Importance of Voicing Your Opinion

Yesterday in my English class we were about to start Scene 5 of Antigone when one classmate raised his hand and asked, “Why do we have to read this?” It wasn’t a rude question, in fact, our teacher seemed ready to answer with complete honesty. She told us that before she began teaching Antigone to us, she asked herself the same question. She didn’t fully understand why it was being taught until she dove deeper. Democracy was


The Bechdel Test: What Is It And Why Is It Necessary?

The Bechdel test is a way of evaluating whether or not a film or other work of fiction portrays women in a way that is sexist or characterized by gender stereotyping. To pass the Bechdel test a work must feature at least two women, these women must talk to each other, and their conversation must concern something other than a man. Sometimes, in order to pass the Bechdel test, a work of fiction must name

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The Way To Reaching Your Dreams

I remember a few years ago when I used to watch people on TV hosting shows or giving lectures, or in general speaking in public, and how much I liked them not for what they were saying but for the way they talked, they moved, the way the people liked them and cheered for them when they finish, I was too young to understand what they were saying but I knew it was something that


A Message to Teachers: Comfort is Key

Schools across America are beginning to implement technology into their curriculum. Despite the idea that technology is ruining the classroom setting, the benefits outweigh the problems caused. Students will be more comfortable with assignments and will be more motivated to complete them; also, the options for learning expand when technology is utilized in the classroom. Teenagers have a reputation of being attached to their cell phones; this is partially due to the fact that 82%

Mental Health

These New Policies In Cleveland Are Teaching Cops How To Handle People With Mental Illnesses

On Monday, March 6, 2017, a new policy was set in place by Chief U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. in Cleveland, Ohio. These policies are designed to guide officers on how to deal with people suffering from mental illness and mental health crisis situations. These new policies will contain several changes that have already taken place but were never memorialized in writing, official’s said. While giving officers some flexibility, these policies will lay out

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