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Sanah Imran

Entries by Sanah Imran

Recovering From College

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 4:26 PM

Well, not really. I'm still a senior in high school, but I have finally gotten off the roller coaster of applying to college that I boarded as an apprehensive, but ambitious, junior. And like getting off an amusement park ride, I feel a mixture of relief, catharsis and dizziness. In...

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Oldies But Goodies: My Love for Old Films

(16) Comments | Posted August 4, 2013 | 3:32 PM

Many people are attracted to shiny new cars, the feel of new books with unlined spines or new clothes with no signs of wear and tear. People love newness. The idea of something new inspires a feeling of cleanliness and originality. I certainly share these feelings, but there is one...

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All-Girls Schools: Uncensored

(2) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 4:14 PM

Admit it. Whether you're a guy or a girl, you've wondered what really goes on in an all-girls school. It's difficult to fully encapsulate the experience, since no two girls' schools are alike (for example, mine is nonsectarian). Nevertheless, I'm here to show you the raw, uncut footage of a...

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Oh, Beautiful American Girl!

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 9:39 AM

During the first week of January, I went on a nine-day trip to Shanghai with my classmates. The goal of the trip was to learn about environmental issues and sustainability in China while being immersed in a new culture. While I was there, I did a home visit with a...

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How to Deal With a Crappy Week

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 8:19 AM

This week, so far, has sucked.

Yesterday, I cracked the screen of my phone for the third time this year. I broke my favorite sunglasses today, and a malevolent bird decided to relieve itself on the windshield of my car. Later, I decided to cheer myself up with my...

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The Injustice of Voter Suppression

(1) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 9:35 AM

So far, a lot of the discussion surrounding the upcoming presidential election has been centered on jobs, Mr. Romney's tax record, and healthcare. Consequently, recent pieces of legislation that suppress many people's right to vote have taken a backseat to these more heatedly debated issues. However, I think that voter...

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Should Military Service Be Mandatory?

(200) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 9:10 AM

John F. Kennedy once said, "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country." Today, the responsibilities of an American citizen are to pay taxes and vote. The relatively high standard of living in America allows citizens the privilege of living day-to-day...

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Counteracting Bullying through Compliments

(5) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 9:20 AM

This past week, a girl at my school started a "compliments" Facebook page, in which compliments that anyone submits about anyone else can be posted anonymously. A lot of schools have been participating in this movement in order to counteract bullying and spread compassion among teens. What's truly astonishing is...

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The Tumblr Subculture

(4) Comments | Posted May 14, 2012 | 12:50 PM

If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you have undoubtedly heard about or participated in the microblogging revolution known as Tumblr. Launched in mid-2007, this website makes it super-simple to create your own page with your own URL, theme, and blog title within minutes. There's even an...

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