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A moment of reflection: How mindfulness practices have prepared me for life after high school

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A visitor stepping into the dark small gym, lit only by faint yellow Christmas lights strung on the ceiling, would be pleasantly surprised at the sight of one hundred or so students practicing yoga. However, eleven years ago–when Ann Richards was just in our beginning–the visitor would have been startled and speechless. Over the past…

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In a year: Reflecting on growth since Trump’s inauguration

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A little over a year ago, I was preparing for Trump’s inauguration after he was elected President of the United States. After being filled with raw emotion, I poured my heart into an editorial speaking about what I hoped was to come. In the year since Trump’s inauguration, I’ve noticed a downfall in our society…

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Money Hungry Changes: How Youtube prioritizes revenue over consumers

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In the generation of internet fame, it’s important to trace back the roots of our social media platforms and how they started. A popular video website, Youtube, has been getting a lot of attention over the year for its stars, policies, and how quickly it’s changed from being user first to income first. Youtube has…

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Implicitly there: How implicit biases affect students

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Jamie Langley teaches third period AP English. The class is focusing on the lyric Citizen, by Claudia Rankine, which focuses on the issue of racism in America. Photo by Alyssa Cerda. Learning in the classroom is different for everyone. Depending on your background and who you are, the way you are taught could differ from…

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Sex Education: A look into the sex education curriculum in the U.S.A

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Since the 1920’s, sex education has been taught in public schools all across the United States. Most curriculums consist of an abstinence-only education, teaching kids how not having sex is key, instead of how to have safe sex if you choose to have sex. The idea to have a sex education class came in 1913,…

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Needing to allocate: Why an imbalance of coverage shows prejudice

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Art by Kai Bovik   Recently our world has seen a lot of tragedies. Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, leaving Houston in floods and devastating the city. While this event hurt and affected many beyond the population of Houston, killing 82 at least, and is tragic, it’s important to note that around the same time as…

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Charitable charities: Where are your donations actually going?

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During times of disaster and tragedy, one of the first things people worry about is money. Gas/food prices rise, basic necessities like clean clothes and clean water are out of reach, and thousands of dollars in damages have occurred. The people effected turn towards donation centers to fulfill their needs while they try to rebuild…

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The grand finale: Reflecting on my senior year experience

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If you compared what I thought my senior year was going to look like back in third grade, sixth grade, ninth grade, and what it is today, you would have three dreams and a harsh reality. In the third grade, I had a few senior year goals: go to prom, get a car,  and get…

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One less lonely girl: Are Pence’s comments about women sexist?

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Vice President Mike Pence speaking in Mesa,  Arizona. Photo by Gage Skidmore. Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, is notorious for his views and comments on social issues like LGBTQ+ rights, abortion, education, and more. Having said this, it’s not surprising that yet another remark has been widely publicized within the past week. Recently,…

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In a pinch: My experience with change

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My mom and dad sat me and my sister down at a table. Everyone knows what’s going to happen next; rarely, except in movies, do parents act this formally in front of their own children. I was 13 years old at the time, and my sister was 11. We feared the worst, and braced ourselves…

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Captivating Canines: How therapy dogs improve my mental health

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The pressure that comes with being a high school student is more than one can explain. The four years of constant homework, tests, projects, and midterms start to pile up and at times feels like it will never end. As I begin the last semester of my junior year and start to plan my future,…

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The scouting report: Harvard men’s soccer team writes offensively about women’s team

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The rest of the Harvard men’s soccer season is cancelled, while the women’s soccer team claimed the Ivy League Championship. Picture courtesy of Creative Commons. In 2012, a member of the Harvard men’s soccer team created a Google Doc, known among their team as a traditional way of “evaluating” incoming freshman joining the 2012 women’s soccer…

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