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I was bullied because of my anxiety

I was bullied because of my anxiety

Amelia Vanyo, Coppell High School

March 12, 2018


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The honest truth I used to self harm. It started in the seventh grade, shortly after I began taking medication for anxiety. There was a girl in my seventh grade class who would check my wrists every day, making a show of how she was trying to help me. She did not help me. So I started wearing ...

I went to the women’s march, and this is what I saw

I went to the women’s march, and this is what I saw

Caitling Geurts, Homestead High School

March 6, 2018


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I went to my first public demonstration: The Women's March MKE. The reason For years of my young life,  I refused consider myself a feminist. This is because I was taught that a feminist is a bra-burning radical with no true end goal. She was just another woman making noise. As I have grown up...

School is fueling the technology obsession

School is fueling the technology obsession

Anna Koretsky, Walt Whitman High School

February 27, 2018


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My parents constantly complain that I’m “technology-obsessed.” They say I spend too many hours on the computer after school and even more time on my phone. They think I waste half the time “fooling around” or playing games, since I usually take awhile to get my homework done. But my parents...

Hands-free devices

Hands-free devices

Saijleen Chawla, Starr's Mill High School

February 21, 2018


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Teenagers often spend more time on their technology than they realize. The documentary “Screenagers” used an example where the digital addict had spent all-nighters gaming and had not even realized it. This over-dependence to cell phones and other technology is something that is happening to teenagers...

The Student Assistance Program: Getting Help is Human

The Student Assistance Program: Getting Help is Human

Rayne Burger, Tyrone Area High School

February 14, 2018


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In all truthfulness, senior year has been rough. Like, really rough. This year alone, I’ve had to deal with more problems than I have in my whole entire 18 years on this planet. I felt like I hit rock bottom. And I’m still kind of recovering from it. I’ve always been an “I can help myself”...

The Celebrity Candidate Controversy

The Celebrity Candidate Controversy

Kira Downs, Satellite High School

February 13, 2018


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The 2018 Golden Globes ceremony was many things at once: an awards show, a protest that signaled that “Time’s Up” on Hollywood’s blasé attitude towards sexual misconduct, a celebration of the strong and talented women in the industry, and, as some perceived it, the rise of a new presidential...

Looking Back on Logging Off

Looking Back on Logging Off

Taylor Rohleen, Satellite High School

February 7, 2018


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Five years. Since originally creating my Instagram account, it has been five years consisting of 301 posts (not including archived and deleted posts), countless filters, comments, captions… and I am over it. Can you imagine the last time you spent five years of your life consistently delegating...

The College Rat Race

The College Rat Race

Eden Knoop and Mira Bohannan-Kumar, Iowa City High School

January 30, 2018


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There is one phrase in the English language that nearly every high school student in America hears much too often for their own taste: “It’ll look good on college applications!” But despite the distaste many students feel towards the constant repetition of this dreaded sentence, high school...