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Who Is Robert Johnson?

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 3:48 PM

Everything in our universe has an origin, a point in time where the person, story or object was thrust into existence. Some origins are infinitely more interesting and dramatic than others, but how do we know if all of them are true?

Back in 1938, talent seeker John Hammond wanted...

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A Tribute to Monty Oum

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2015 | 6:07 PM

Many of you may not know who he is, but an extremely talented animator by the name of Monty Oum died. He went into a coma after suffering an allergic reaction to a medication for a simple medical procedure. He died at the age of 33 surrounded by loved ones,...

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How to Tell if You're in the College Process

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 5:53 PM

Recently my life has consisted of studying for and taking the ACT and SAT, looking at colleges and even making sure I have all of my high school requirements filled as a junior. After signing up for my first real ACT, my life took a bit of a turn. Within...

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Why Do I Blog?

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 3:16 PM

Way back in the year of 2011, I went to an event called "TedxYouthDay." I went with my dad, and had a great time. I remember hearing my dad talk about this thing he writes for called the "Huffington Post." I decided to sit down and try to tell the...

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Should the Arts be Required?

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 10:37 AM

As school budgets shrink, the question of if schools should require students to take a music or art class for at least a semester is brought up. Being a musician, I almost immediately jumped to schools requiring an art or music class. Art and music are aspects of our society...

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17-Year-Old and No Sugar?!

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2015 | 4:02 PM

As the new year came around this year, I was stuck with the question I and everyone face every year, "what should my New Years resolution be?" A lot of people typically chose go to the gym more often, but that isn't a great idea for me considering I don't...

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Chasing the Crowd

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 5:27 PM

On Thursday December 4, I was doing homework like any other normal night. I had a 5.6-mile run for practice so I was pretty tired, but after working for awhile I got my homework done. I heard sirens roar by on Broadway heading downtown. This reminded me of the protests...

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What 'Whiplash' Can Teach Us About Pushing a 'Great' Too Far

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 11:15 AM

Every sport, art and industry has "greats." They are people who have exceeded all expectation and pushed their passion to the next level. Names like Louis Armstrong, James Brown and Duke Ellington are known by nearly everyone. Their amazing skill and passion for music, as well as pushing the limits...

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Are Mini-Drones the Future?

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 9:43 AM

Drones are becoming such an integral part of the future; I really can't believe it myself. For anyone who doesn't know, a drone, as defined by, is "a remote-controlled pilotless aircraft or missile," or "to make a continuous low humming sound" in it's verb version (fun fact). Drones used...

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Zuckerberg's Mandarin From a Chine IV student

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 3:01 PM

Unless you haven't glanced at the Internet, you should all know about Mark Zuckerberg and his press conference in Shanghai. For those of you who don't know, on Wednesday, October 21, Mark Zuckerberg took part in a Q&A in Shanghai, and to everyone's surprise he began speaking Chinese. Multiple news...

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A Teenager's View on Standardized Tests

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 9:38 AM

Whether or not you're a teenager, you've heard about standardized testing for colleges. Tests like the ACT or the SAT are known for their length and difficulty in the U.S. and internationally. The main purpose of these tests is to show colleges your academic capabilities in the form of a...

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Is Online Dating TOO Easy?

(7) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 4:10 PM

We have all heard of online dating at some point. Whether it's from a friend who found a significant other through online dating, or a parental figure warning us about the dangers of meeting strangers online, everyone has had some experience with it. Websites and apps like OkCupid, Tinder, Zoosk,...

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The Climate March Firsthand

(1) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 1:54 PM

On Sunday, September 21 I sat at my computer in my home. I kept hearing the sound of cheering and excitement out my window. After looking and seeing all of the signs and posters, I realized that these were all people heading over to the People's Climate March....

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Deadmau5 vs. Disney

(14) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 9:07 AM

There's a battle going on between one of the largest media companies in the world and an electronic musician and performer. It's the Deadmau5 vs. Walt Disney Company.

For those of you who don't know who Deadmau5 is (pronounced "deadmouse"), he is a musician whose real name...

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My Trip to Ecuador

(1) Comments | Posted August 2, 2014 | 4:57 PM

I was recently part of a program called Sustainable Summer, whose mission is to "cultivate the next generation of environmental leaders though transformative study-abroad experiences and field-based learning."

But what does that mean?

Well, to make that definition easier, knowing what sustainability is helps. Sustainability provides for the needs of...

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Sorry Facebook, but I Think We Need Space

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 3:15 PM

I deleted Facebook. Well, sort of. I deactivated Facebook. Regardless, it's still big for someone my age to do so. I deactivated my Facebook not because I think my friends are annoying, or there's nothing to do on Facebook; I actually find Facebook quite useful to be honest. I deactivated...

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The Game of Numbers?

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 5:10 PM

We have all been there. You'll be in the middle of enjoying a riveting game of (insert your sport of preference), when suddenly the game is halted to discuss a player's performance. Once upon a time, discussing a player's performance in a game involved saying, "he played really aggressive and...

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The Phenomenon of Caring But Not Giving

(1) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 9:38 AM

Issues plague the world. Lack of food, water, shelter, safety and knowledge are commonplace in many different countries and regions. Fortunately, there are many places in the world that are not affected by some of these issues. Take a middle-class teenager from NYC, they don't need to worry about their...

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What Is TwitchPlaysPokemon?

(1) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 10:42 AM

The Internet is a master of creating unexpected phenomena in all shapes and sizes. Whether it is defending the right to have a free world wide web from SOPA or creating silly memes that are just entertaining, the Internet has become the most unpredictable collective being. One of the most...

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Marvel Still Has Creativity!

(1) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 5:53 PM

Marvel is a wonderful company that I've loved since I was a child. They've created all the characters that I remember as being important to me growing up. I remember seeing all of the X-Men, Iron Man, Spiderman, the Hulk and all of the other main heroes that Marvel puts...

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