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Walking Out for Gun Control: 17 Lives, 17 Minutes of Silence?

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  On Wednesday, March 14th, students all across the country participated in a National School Walkout intended pay respect to the 17 lives lost during the Parkland Florida School Shooting.  After the horrific shooting last month, survivors and supporters proposed that in order to get through to Congress to achieve stricter gun laws, a National […]

Golden Globes is Black for The Night

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The Time’s Up initiative is dedicated in helping women dealing with sexual harassment in the workforce and raised awareness for the issue by asking everyone attending the Golden Globes to dress in all-black. Actresses were asking their stylists to recreate their original outfits in black and some even wore specially made pins and looked for […]

How-to Save Instead of Splurge

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Economically speaking, money is a big issue many people have a hard time managing. If more people begin to keep track of their spending habits they may be able to spend less and save more. Saving up money from the beginning of the year to the end of the year is hard. Usually people spend […]

How to Make a Goal

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Art by Shreya Joeloemsingh

At the start of every year, you are expected to come up with a “New Year’s Resolution,” but what is it exactly? Why do people come up with these resolutions and break them so quickly? A study included in an article by HowStuffWorks, later to be adapted by Newsela, has shown that seventy-seven percent of […]

How to Fall Asleep Faster

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Teenagers often go through sleep deprivation, many don’t realize that sleep is like food for the brain; with the lack of sleep, your body begins to function irregularly. Many of us start getting bags under your eyes, become moody, and perform poorly in school. As a teenager, it’s imperative that we know the benefits of […]

How to Get Waves

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Caption: Waves
Photo Credit: Damani Chietan

A very popular hair trend from the 2000s is making a return as a stylish model of hair setting. Even though this trend is most popular with African-American youths, people of all racial backgrounds can get waves, but they have to be willing to work with their hair texture and keeping devoted. There are several […]

新年快乐! Happy New Year!

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Caption for dragon: Performers carry a dragon through the crowd on poles to spread good luck in a traditional dragon dance.
Photo Credit: Marilyn Ramos

February 16th was more than just an extra day off from school. In fact, it is the start of the Chinese New Year, which is also known as the Spring Festival in China. This holiday is based on the lunar calendar, starting on a new moon and ending about two weeks. There are numerous festivities […]

The Best Ways To Stick To Your New Year’s Resolutions!

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The typical New Year’s resolutions. Do we ever achieve them? Photo by Abbey Lossing/ NY Times

We all hear the same thing every new year dawns upon us: New Year resolutions. From goals such as getting in shape to stop procrastinating, New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity for all those who have failed to start making the changes that they said they would make the previous year. For many however, […]

First Dates – Do They Actually Work?

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Caption: First dates have the potential to create a long lasting relationship with someone. 
Photo Credit: Lucia Lin

In the 21st Century, society has accepted “First Dates” –  the way many people try to start or extend a relationship, usually friendship with a romantic partner for short or long term. Although it has been used and accepted for many decades, the question arises: Do first dates actually work? First dates is a popular […]

A Diamond in the Rough

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Being a successful student entrepreneur is a very rewarding and satisfying feeling. It easily allows others to see that a student doesn’t have to wait until after graduation to launch their business. However, like most successes, there are always struggles and problems that occur in the midst of everything going on. Not only does a […]