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A New Perspective, A New World

We all have the capability to create new things, but we give into our fear of failure and look at our devices all day, and our ideas shrivel up and fall apart.

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Bis später…

05:45 my phone rings. I pick it up groggy, physically awake, but mentally sound asleep. On the other line, 3,723 miles away, is my mother telling me that my flight got moved to that morning and I have to leave for the airport in one hour. I promptly hang up the phone, wake up my […]

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Book Review

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky was an insightful and impactful book, but I cannot say I enjoyed reading it. The story is told all in letters that Charlie, the protagonist, writes to an anonymous friend. The letters are more like journal entries for Charlie and have a therapeutic effect.  He starts […]

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The Silver Lining

The recent coronavirus pandemic shines a light on just how many things we all take for granted. Because we have had to limit contact with people outside our homes, we have lost many of the things we once considered normal. Instead of trips to the grocery store, we are opting instead to use companies like […]

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The Enchanted Christmas Tree

A week ago on a cool night, I was standing outside of my house, looking across the street at my neighbor’s window. I found myself looking at something that was, shockingly, the most normal thing I’ve seen in a long time. Before me stood a brightly lit Christmas tree. A myriad of colors sprinkled against […]

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World

The Future of Our Languages

As the world becomes more open to gender identity, many countries are adopting this social movement through changes in their languages. In English, non-gender conforming people use pronouns like “they” and “them.” Since English does not assign gender to these words, they are a perfect fit for people who don’t want to present themselves as […]

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Team Markey Thanks the Frontline

“Hope doesn’t exist in a vacuum,” said Senator Ed Markey during a recent Facebook livestream. “It’s created by visible movement toward action.” We see this action across the Commonwealth right now, whether from our grocery store employees, healthcare workers, or the countless community members whose actions we may not praise, but who promote hope in […]

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World

It’s Time We Raised the Minimum Wage

In  America, one is expected to take advantage of the upward social mobility our wealthy democracy theoretically affords. In stories, we may be presented with characters who work minimum wage or service jobs, but invariably, these jobs are a starting point. The character in question will go to college, strike it rich, or marry well. […]

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How to Spice Up Your Quarantine

While this might seem like the time to grab a bag of chips for lunch and call it a day, being stuck at home is actually a great opportunity to expand your culinary skills. Right now, most of us don’t have to stick to a tight schedule and have more time to cook a meal, […]

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Will the College Board’s COVID-19 Plans Help or Hurt Over-prepared AP Students?

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, students and teachers alike worried whether classes would be able to continue outside of a classroom setting. Amongst those speculators were students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes, who feared that the hard work they’d poured into their studies this year would not culminate in an end-of-the-year exam for college credit. Students […]

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