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Katie Atkinson
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Katie Atkinson is a high school junior from Atlanta, Georgia. She is an aspiring journalist, quote enthusiast, and avid writer. Katie enjoys jamming out to Icona Pop and has a thing for coffee. Tweet her @katie_atk.

Entries by Katie Atkinson

'Just Say No' to Bad Sex Ed

(1) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 5:56 PM

Summer break has come and gone and within the coming weeks, millions of teenagers will find themselves heading back to schools that are thriving with upbeat chatter, rigorous courses and familiar faces. But what they may also be unknowingly stepping into is a real problem -- I'm talking about bad...

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I Will Stop Letting Numbers Define Me

(3) Comments | Posted January 20, 2014 | 2:39 PM

Just before winter break, my life was consumed by the horror that is finals week. In the anticipation of taking seven exams, I was sent spiraling into a state of stress and confusion as I scrambled to gather notes and regurgitate everything I had learned about anything within the last...

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It's Thanksgiving -- Not Christmas

(3) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 10:22 AM

It may only be November but in my hometown, the Christmas season is already in full swing. Houses have been adorned with layers of dazzling Christmas lights. The local craft store is fully stocked with ornaments and scented candles with cheesy holiday-themed names. Yesterday, I even passed a car that...

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Social Media Should Be Used Responsibly

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 9:46 AM

Today, we have the world at our fingertips. Literally, with the touch of a fingertip or the click of a mouse, we can be connected to someone from another country, stream live footage to family members, or update friends with pictures and statuses. To say the society we live in...

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Finding "Yourself"

(1) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 11:11 AM

High school is when you're supposed to find yourself. I've heard it. You've heard it. In fact, I bet we're all familiar with this cheesy cliché that pops up over dinner conversations and fireside chats with our older siblings or parents. You've probably rolled your eyes upon hearing it, offered...

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In Defense of Journalism

(7) Comments | Posted July 28, 2013 | 12:49 AM

"Journalism is a dying industry." You would not believe how much I hear these exact words or some form of them. I hear them from family members who hold daunting college tuition prices and statistics over my head. I hear the echo of them with my school administration's refusal to...

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Breaking Down the Media's Distorted Views on Beauty

(3) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 11:07 AM

Beauty. At the mention of this word, most girls are inclined to take a quick look into a compact mirror or run a few fingers through their hair, sizing themselves up with the nearest advertisement featuring a flawless bottle blonde. Some may go a bit further, running an endless list...

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