Pressure: The Key to Insecurity

By Caroline   The pressure from our peers and family is the key to our insecurity.  Insecurity is what makes our fragile, frail, feeble thoughts creep upon us. Insecurity is what makes us stay up till 3 am worrying about who we are, whether it be at school, or at work, no matter age we […]

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Don’t Let Vape Cloud Your Judgement

By Roberto   Stop Vaping. It’s really that simple. In case you didn’t know E-VAPE is made of: 5% propylene glycol, glycerin, water, nicotine, and flavourings and it also contains 95% propylene glycol and glycerin. It’s been increasing from 2015 to 2018 (it went from 20% to 35.5% of the U.S population). Basically, more people […]

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STARING AND TAPPING VS. PLAYING AND CLAPPING?

By Pranit I used to stand by the foyer and wait with my brand new maroon colored Polygon bicycle for my friends at exactly 5:00, sitting there staring blankly into space while tapping my feet monotonously in a complete state of boredom and thinking about all the things I needed to tell my friends until […]

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A Purpose in Culture

By: Jean-Yves As culturally responsible citizens, what is our job? Is it up to us to say what is acceptable, and what isn’t? Media; the things that influence us the most. They influence what we think, how we speak and who we are. How do we affect that? In March of 2019, a video surfaced […]

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Hazing: How Far Will We Go to Belong?

By: Olivia   Would you wake up in the middle of the night to have a half a gallon of beer poured down your throat? Would you sit in numbingly ice-cold water while deafening howls of rage and insults pummel you? Would you swim in a pool filled with stomach-churning sludge made of vomit, rotten […]

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Say ‘Yes’ to Tiger Mums

By: Rozanne 虎妈的教育, hǔ mā de jiàoyù Tiger mum parenting, and why it may not be as detrimental to children as it seems “You know Auntie Karen’s daughter? She gets straight A*s, plays the violin professionally and got into Harvard. Why can’t you be more like her?” “Pass me your grades. Why are you getting […]

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Why Schools Should Start Later

By Michael Some people skip breakfast. Others wake up at absurdly early times. For some unlucky souls, “sleep” is defined as the thirty-minute bus ride from their house to school. And it shouldn’t be that way. So why is it that universally, schools almost, if not always, start at or around 8 am, and never […]

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Parent’s Uninformed Battleground

By: Ariz Picture this: a child staying up and playing video games, such as Call of Duty, then the same kid robbing a store saying that he learned this from said game. With huge titles like Overwatch and Call of Duty taking the world by storm, and pro gaming being considered an official sport, one […]

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Take No Offense, “Snowflakes”

By Diya Warning: the contents of this article may be offensive to some people… but then again, isn’t everything? In the 21st century, social media has taken the world by storm. As we become more aware of issues and beliefs around us, we try to understand and sympathize with everyone. However, in an increasingly interconnected […]

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