When you feel passionately about someone or something, it's only natural to feel that passion reignited by their presence. When I saw James Franco, I was reminded that, for being a celebrity, he is human.
My mind is on other things: Who will Frank Underwood target next? Will there be a Frozen 2 (the first one was AMAZING)? But most importantly, my mind has been revolved around one thing: college decisions.
Will the real activists please stand up? In a social-media crazed society, insignificant measures are seen as influential. A mere "RT" on a Twitter post, "like" on a Facebook status or "tag" on an Instagram photo has become the mechanism to create change.
We all feel stressed getting ready for any big occasion, so take care of a few things early and prep a week ahead of time.
In case you're thinking, "I'm in high school, I could never do that," what if I told you that you were wrong, and that you can build an app?
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. But, having finished this process, I find that I have more questions than answers.
Social networking was changing my views on Coachella and those views were rubbing me the wrong way. It was starting to feel that if you're a super cool person and if you're a somebody, you're at Coachella. I didn't like that one bit.
In our hyper-connected world, people have grown accustomed to getting answers immediately. My generation has grown up with the mindset that if you have a question, just ask Google. We tend to take the wealth of information online for granted. At least, I used to.
I believe it is the second worst thing about the application process, because a rejection can make you doubt yourself, your future and brings about the "what ifs." What if I did better on the SATs? What if I took on more APs? What if I did more extracurricular activities?
When a magazine calls a woman with pale eyes and hair beautiful, I don't have any problem agreeing. They are beautiful. We all are. But what many magazines fail to realize is that there's more than one brand of beauty.
So instead of simply denouncing unionization, the NCAA should address the underlying concerns and present a plan for compensating athletes with more than just sweat-suits and athletic shoes.
Point ten ensures that women in New York State will have control over not just their health but also their own economic situations. Gender equality is dependent on a woman's ability to have control of her body.
This show taught me that it was okay to be myself and that trying is always worth it, even if you fail. Learning that lesson before I entered high school was a game-changer. There is not a doubt in my mind that I wouldn't have come out of my shell without Glee.
A year ago, if you told me that I'd be satisfied with where I was, I wouldn't believe you. I had gotten rejected from two schools on the same day and the only relatively redeeming quality to that day was that I was waitlisted to another.
Remember the dreaded thin letter is simply a thin letter. This piece of paper says nothing about your worth, creativity or potential.