An open letter about cutting off hair in assembly

Dear Mr. Luukkonen, I would like to start this letter by saying that I am still moved, two weeks after your devotion about dealing with harmful friendships. As an English student, I honestly believed your speech was quite effective. You exhibited the act of “cutting off” an undesired relationship, a toxic relationship, a relationship that […]

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Silence is almost as harmful as hateful words

I feel invisible as the crowd pushes and guides me to the staircase where my locker lays. But this crowd is slow, and I can hear almost every laugh in harmony. Almost every conversation floats into my ears. I try to smuggle my way through the large hallway that is decorated with hundreds of backpacks […]

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Despite laws, society keeps people from coming out

“Why is straight the default?” — Love, Simon. We live in a world where IPC section 377 — which states that states that “whoever voluntarily has carnal inter­course against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished” — has been abolished. Similarly, the Interim Constitution of Nepal, 2063 [2007 AD], […]

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