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Kat Cohen


The Truth About Senior Year of High School: What to Expect and How to Deal

Kat Cohen | August 27, 2014 | College
The previous three years of high school went by in the blink of an eye, and senior year will be no different. Navigating the final year of high school can be eerily similar to the first, with a lot of nerves and high expectations for the "best year ever."
Rob Rosenthal

Then and Now: Comparing Today's Student Activism With the 1960s

Rob Rosenthal | August 27, 2014 | College
For some time it has been fashionable to trash Millennials for a lack of engagement with the world. Compared to the spirit and intention of activists of the 1960s, are today's students and youth truly disengaged?
Taylor Trudon


12 Things I Want My Brother to Know on His First Day of High School

Taylor Trudon | August 27, 2014 | Teen
"Cool" isn't doing what your friends are doing. "Cool" is being confident in where you stand. Never apologize for liking what you like. In the immortal words of Taylor Swift, "Haters gonna hate, hate, hate." So you do you, dude.
Amanda Dai


Tough Times Make You Stronger

Amanda Dai | August 26, 2014 | Teen
I realized I didn't just improve my skills as a gymnast. After today, I grew as a person. Because on days like these, if you can push yourself one step further, that's when you get immeasurably stronger.
Erin Spencer

Definitive Proof that Rory Gilmore and Hermione Granger Would Be Best Friends

Erin Spencer | August 26, 2014 | Entertainment
In between name-dropping Proust novels and reading Nieztche, Miss Gilmore also makes time for Harry Potter, as one should. Obviously, she must be a Hermione fan because, well, who wouldn't be?
Luis Ruuska


Five Mobile Apps that Every First-time College Student Should Have

Luis Ruuska | August 25, 2014 | College
Navigating college and living semi-independently for the first time can be a challenge, but with these five apps make the transition back to campus easier and more convenient than ever.
Laura Marano


Unpopular Opinion: I Love Vegetables

Laura Marano | August 25, 2014 | Teen
To the teens reading this who typically categorize vegetables as "gross," "uneatable" and "Ew, a healthy food?" I get it. Let's be honest here: veggies have a pretty terrible rep.
Marsha Pinto


7 Things a Quiet Student Wishes Their Teacher Understood

Marsha Pinto | August 26, 2014 | Teen
For quiet students, another school year calls for the oh-so-familiar report card comments on participation and the series of unfortunate classroom events they've come to know all too well.
Lindsay Holmes

8 Happiness Lessons I Learned From Writing About Happiness

Lindsay Holmes | August 26, 2014 | Healthy Living
When all else fails, dance it out. Or sing it out, craft it out or run it out. Just do something healthy and constructive to boost your mood when you're down. Letting out bad energy opens up space for good vibes to come in. And who doesn't want to dance around to the boy bands of yesteryear every so often, anyway?
Sabrina Dominguez


Mommy, Thank You

Sabrina Dominguez | August 22, 2014 | Teen
My mother has handled me screaming and crying in diapers, screaming and crying as a crazy kid, screaming and crying as a moody teenager, screaming and crying through cancer. She has stuck with me through it all.
Isabel Song


Respect ALL People for True Empowerment

Isabel Song | August 22, 2014 | Teen
Let's just respect all people for just being who they are and for living or having lived. Let's just respect people and lead happier, more fulfilled lives that aren't marred by the exhausting practice of judging everyone we see.
Off The Shelf

These Magical Worlds Are Even Better Than 'Harry Potter'

Off The Shelf | August 22, 2014 | Books
These magical worlds might be better than Hogwarts.
Jennie Shulkin

Facebook Guidelines For Parents 45 And Older

Jennie Shulkin | August 22, 2014 | Fifty
Just as Facebook strengthens connections between peers, it can also enhance bonds between family members by allowing them to stay updated on each other's lives and maintain contact easily. However, there are many Facebook functions, that if used inappropriately, can drag you across a boundary from which your child or grandchild would have preferred to remain uncrossed.
Miranda Richard

An Open Letter to the Class of 2018

Miranda Richard | August 21, 2014 | College
What no one tells you about the "promised land" of higher education is that it is wonderful, but it is not always an easy place to navigate. Moving away from home for the first time is scary, and it is okay to be scared.
Jared Kleinert


Are You Paying Attention to Things That Really Matter? (HINT: It's Not Twerking, Or Beliebers, Or Even Twerking Beliebers)

Jared Kleinert | August 21, 2014 | Teen
If I can leave you with a challenge, it would be to stop. And think. Think "Am I paying attention to things that really matter?" Doesn't have to be always. But, every once in a while, are you stopping to smell the proverbial roses and do, support, or create things that really matter?
Ally Del Monte

Depression Doesn't Discriminate

Ally Del Monte | August 20, 2014 | Teen
People don't think rich, famous, funny people can suffer from depression. But they can. I know from experience that sometimes the ones who seem like they have the most going for them can be holding on by the slimmest threads.
Kara Chyung

A Letter to the Class of 2015 (and to Myself)

Kara Chyung | August 20, 2014 | Teen
So are there any words of wisdom or comfort that I can offer to my fellow members of the class of 2015? I can only share with you the advice that I give to myself and do my best to follow.
Zainub Amir

I'm Just Gonna Shake It Off

Zainub Amir | August 19, 2014 | Teen
I hope this new song inspires you to start or continue whatever it is and make a change in this world, one dance step at a time. Don't bother with the haters. They're missing out on the fun.
Eden Friedman

Hyper-idealism and Cultural Accuracy: Why I'll Probably Sneak Into 'Boyhood' Again

Eden Friedman | August 18, 2014 | Teen
For every flaw I struggled to find while I watched it with wide, wonder-filled eyes, each flaw was clearly justified. The only thing that bothers me is that if there is a sequel it will take at least 12 years before I get to see it.

The Giver - an Intense Film About the Effects of Accepting the Good and Bad Memories of Life

KIDS FIRST! | August 25, 2014 | Teen
This movie is very captivating. I had my eyes glued to the screen the whole time, not wanting to miss a second of the story. I was so excited to see this movie because The Giver is one of my favorite books and I think the movie is just as good, although a bit different.
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