Senior year. The year I have been waiting for all my life. Okay, that was a bit of an exaggeration -- probably not all my life, but a good chunk of it.
Right now, I'm running on four hours of sleep each day and I'm feeling physically exhausted, but mentally pumped! Ladies and gentlemen, will I make it to the end of the week with my grades, sleep and social life undisturbed?
The real question is, if you're doing your homework, checking Facebook and watching TV at the same time, are you really absorbing anything that's going on? The real answer is no, and that took me longer than I would like to admit to realize.
If 3D printing continues to advance the way it has, then it will change everybody's lives. No longer does it exist solely in dreams and imaginations. It is here and exponentially growing.
While we laud the Internet for its speed and its convenience, the darker side is often neglected or rarely discussed. The topic of cyberbullying is the elephant in the room.
Pacts like the "People's Pledge" are becoming more common because outside spending doesn't always help the candidate's win elections and voters get fed up with the bombardment of attack ads by the end of the election cycle.
Given my previous experience, I walked into the 8 p.m. showing of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire last night with low expectations. To my delighted surprise, 30 minutes into the film, I was sure that this movie would live up to everything I wanted it to be.
It's not that I'm completely hopeless and expect the worst, it's just that the college process involves so many external factors and, as the control freak that I am, that's not something I handle very well.
By thinking globally and acting locally, you can make a difference this holiday season in the lives of families across the world, or across the street. Here are some ideas to get you started.
It's refreshing to live within a society that champions the values of misogyny, a form of perpetual equality, 77 cents of a man's dollar. After all, women can't do math anyway.
We have visited many colleges that vary from small to large, "reach" to "safe" schools, and everywhere in between. The only thing I have taken away from these visits is the fact that I now know where I don't want to attend school.
My dad, one of my best friends and my tiny house construction partner, died in a car accident. Making the best out of any situation has always been a part of me, but this situation was different.
As teenagers trying to figure out who we are, we naturally experiment with different ways to express ourselves. To be forced to manipulate our hair in a way that doesn't represent us just isn't fair.
The main gripe society has is that they encourage low aspirations; teach teenagers not to work hard, everything will be handed to them on a plate. Well, newsflash: Teenagers aren't that stupid.
We all know that the holidays are not supposed to be about the presents you give and get, but about the more important things in life like peace, love, joy, family and friends. But let's be a little realistic here: It's called the holiday shopping season for a reason.
I'm this idealistic kind of person. According to me, happiness comes from everyday life. It's a choice, it's a state of mind. It's learning how to enjoy little things in life.