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Dani Blum

Entries by Dani Blum

In Defense of My Generation

(6) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 10:12 AM

I remember the first time someone called me a hipster. I think my hair had been side-parted into a braid, my feet propped up on the cafeteria seat next to me. I had been drinking tea and writing notes in my copy of On the Road. And yeah, because I...

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The Woes of An 800

(7) Comments | Posted June 29, 2013 | 1:31 PM

I never thought I'd be unhappy with a perfect score.

I had been trying for months to raise my SAT Writing score when it happened: this past March, I got an 800. And yeah, I was pretty ecstatic. It may have been dumb luck (most 800s are, theoretically, since a...

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Enough is Enough: The Message the Super Bowl Sends to Teenage Girls

(2) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 2:22 PM

Like most teenagers, I sat down this year with my family to watch the Super Bowl. And like most teenage girls, I was only focused on two things: the halftime show, and the commercials. But as the game wore on, and woman after woman strutted across the screen in her...

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