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2+2=5... Close Enough

(32) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 11:03 AM

Exams. The word everyone dreads. The word that makes me think of long days at the library. The word that means I won't be hanging out with my friends for the next week and a half.

With all of my classes being AP, I knew I was in for...

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It's Time to Pop Out of the Bubble

(2) Comments | Posted July 16, 2012 | 10:15 AM

Dublin, where I live, has been nicknamed the "Dublin Bubble." Here, people live in their upper middle class houses with their upper middle class families. The children go to upper middle class schools and the parents work at upper middle class jobs. A lot of kids I go to school...

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What I Did This Summer

(1) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 10:30 AM

In the 1900s, the U.S. proved, through innovation and military dominance, that we were number one. Our families' incomes were generally high. Our celebrities were worldwide legends. Our children had an exceptional educational system. Now where do we stand? We continue to get pushed further down the ladder...

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What's the Rush?

(7) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 8:19 AM

When out and about, sometimes I have a tendency to listen in on people's conversations as they walk past. As I walk in the mall one day with my friends, I see two guys with their saggy pants and headphones approaching me. One is obviously upset and cussing up a...

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I'm Just A Person

(7) Comments | Posted January 18, 2012 | 9:28 AM

If you haven't noticed by now, I'm black, or as politicians say, African American. As you read that last sentence, every single one of you probably got an image in your head or asked, "What the heck is the point of this blog?" Now imagine if I had said, "I...

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The Hunt for Happiness

(3) Comments | Posted December 27, 2011 | 5:00 PM

Why should we live in such hurry and waste of life? We are determined to be starved before we are hungry. - Henry David Thoreau, Walden

The other day, I was texting a good friend about school, college, and what our future plans are. He said he wasn't sure what...

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Merry Thanksgiving!

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2011 | 11:00 AM

"Charissa will you please turn that Christmas music off?!" my dad pesters as I drive with him to the store. I wince as I turn the radio to Mike and Mike on ESPN. "Really, it's not even Thanksgiving yet!" As we walk into the store, we see Christmas stuff already...

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The Evolution of Music: What's The Next Step?

(3) Comments | Posted October 18, 2011 | 10:41 AM

As I pull into my parking space at school, I see a jock roll up blasting a new rap song. The bass pounds the pavement and makes heads turn. He steps out to talk to his friends about football practice that evening. What am I doing tonight? After cross country...

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