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Kara King

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The Microcosm of Homeschooling

(1) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 9:13 AM

I was not popular in high school. My knowledge of Hobbit habits and British literature did not bode well for me as a freshman. I would say that I was a social recluse, that I only had like, maybe, five friends? The popular girls only really had 10 friends, but...

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Student Loans: The Haunting Reality

(5) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 8:12 AM

When I took out my first loan, I felt like a kid in a candy store. There it was right in front of me, free money! Then you take out another, then another, and soon you are over $15,000 in debt without breaking a sweat.

Usually the number is...

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(1) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 12:54 PM

"Who are you wearing?" It is a question that is often asked in the world of fashion. If you spend the money on a designer label, you typically want people to know. I am certainly guilty of this crime. I'm sorry, but if I spent $1,000 or more on a...

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Fashion Wars: North vs. South

(2) Comments | Posted October 9, 2012 | 9:12 AM

I am a California girl, born and raised. My departures from the sunshine state have only been in the form of quick family vacations. Although these adventures outward have provided me with inspiration when it comes to fashion and writing, I have to say that most of what I know,...

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Literature on Love

(11) Comments | Posted September 20, 2012 | 8:34 AM

What is love? No, I am not going to burst into song (although I feel like doing so). Instead, I am simply going to ponder the question. I am in no way qualified to define this unsettling emotion, this life-changing obstacle. I don't know how it comes about, or how...

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Back-To-School Politics

(21) Comments | Posted September 10, 2012 | 9:16 AM

I still don't understand politics. I nod and smile at the mention of a certain "bill," as some of my friends fall into heated debate. It feels good to finally admit that I often have no idea what they are talking about. "Party" is still a word I use to...

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What to Wear on the First Day of School

(2) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 11:52 AM

I would love to say that the outfit does not matter -- that it's the inside that counts. In reality, this is true, but in the world of high school, it is not. No one reads the inside of a book unless they see that the cover fits their style....

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How Travel Changed My Outlook on Life

(2) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 9:09 AM

It is easy to get stuck in the American bubble. We are part of a great nation, with great schools, wealth and opportunity. We are blessed. However, this blessing can also lead to a large bubble forming over our casual dressing, hamburger-eating American selves. This bubble is often difficult to...

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To My 15-Year-Old Self...

(2) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 9:36 AM

Dear 15-year-old Me,

Back then I thought I had everything figured out, but now that I am older I wish I could go back in time and speak to my 15-year-old self. For the most part, I live a life without any regrets. Yet if I could re-live a day...

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The 'Skinny' on Jeans

(3) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 11:25 AM

Walking into a local clothing store, I was assaulted by images. There are some cute styles coming in for the Fall season, but none of them seem to fit me just right. I am broad-shouldered, top-heavy and very short. Although I am fine with my body, I am certainly not...

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