Are you sabotaging your well-being for an acceptance letter?

With the pressure of college deadlines, retaking the SAT, and having the perfect GPA, students’ shoulders slouch with each tormenting day. As soon as gaiety takes over after finishing the October SAT, many go back to the agonizing routine of preparing for the December one. But it isn’t solely the SAT. There’s the TOEFL, subject […]

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Fear of a tech planet

What do you fear the most? When I asked this to people at Woodstock, the most common replies were spiders, heights, closed spaces, monkeys, and loneliness. Although these sound like things that would give me nightmares as well, the one thing that really sends shivers down my spine would be AI (artificial intelligence). Yes, AI. […]

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Review: Supersize Me

Supersize Me is a 2004 American documentary directed and acted by Morgan Spurlock. In it, he explores the effect that fast food, in particular, food from McDonald’s, one of the largest fast-food chains in the world, has on an individual and on the U.S. community as a whole. Spurlock goes on a 30-day diet that […]

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Team effort makes my ego bow

Right, left, one, two, swish! And an uproar of glee. It was entirely my world, with my glory, with my trophies. When I first joined my old school, I was a mediocre basketball player. Though I made it on the team (barely), I was clearly the worst in the squad. I couldn’t cross-over, my shots […]

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In ignorance, all breaks

Four years ago, in my hometown, I was good friends with a guy, let’s call him Jim. We would do everything together, from playing basketball to biking in the hills. But, we would never agree with each other. A simple misunderstanding would often almost turn into an all-out brawl. However, in the end, we would […]

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