What is a summer song? This question used to haunt me in my younger years. As I have reached the wise, mature age of 17, I have gained a deeper understanding of what a "summer song" really is. It's more than just being about beaches or the sun.
A Simple Fact of Life is that all of us will probably be involved in an auto accident at some point in our lives, likely as teens. That is why I am sharing with you what I have learned. Maybe if you learn from my experience, a worse possibility won't happen to you.
My sister tells a story that, when Soman Chainani first came to our house the first thing he asked her was: "How are you planning on getting a boyfriend?" Right at that moment, we all knew that Soman understood what teenagers think about.
Yes, it is that time of the year again. The end of the year when high-schoolers (except seniors) everywhere rejoice at the single word echoing around the halls of their schools. Finals. This was all sarcastic, of course.
There are a million different aspects that went into me being homeschooled. I would be doing all my classes online and honestly, I was skeptical. I thought that there was only so much you could learn online. And I was right.
I'm a nomad. And I live every waking moment of my life with full of butterflies in my stomach. Not literally, of course. But you see my point: it's annoying, frustrating, uncomfortable, but all at the same time, exciting.
The latter half of my high school junior year had been an Advil-aided blur. After three months dangling from a 2,400-point rope, I swam through pools of answer bubbles, DBQs, and rhetorical analysis essays, holding my breath.
Every dog has his day, and this Friday, June 21, just happens to be a really big one. It's Take Your Dog to Work Day, your four-legged friend's turn to prove who is truly the boss.
I would like to tell you all that while making a decision about your aim careful consideration is needed. You have to think what you want from your future and doing what will make you achieve them all. Forget all the pressure.
I don't deny that we need a day to recognize our parents -- maybe even more than one. But in our modern society shouldn't we be able to celebrate a holiday that includes everyone? Families come in all shapes and sizes.
With some bravery, a little conscious effort, and even just a smidge of creativity, we can begin to reverse the damage and actually start to reconnect with others on a basic, human level. Let's put our brains into it people.
Falling out of love is never easy, even when it's with someone that you know is wrong for you. But, I think falling out of love can be just as good as falling in love.
Since my mom took on the parental roles of both mother and father, she has double the responsibilities and duties. We believe she deserves the recognition and appreciation on Father's Day.
The past three days, over 100 passionate, energetic, and excited teen girls from around the country gathered in the Sun Trust building in Washington, D.C. for the 2nd Annual Girl Up Leadership Summit.
I have to admit the entire thing is surreal. It's one thing to be fire hours away from it, but it's a completely different experience wondering if your friends' homes have been one of the unfortunate.
Every girl dreams about fashion. Some of us dream of being a fashion designer. I never thought I would get to live out this dream. I, for one, never thought all of those sketches I did when I was growing up would ever turn into a reality.