COVID-19: what’s happening to teenagers?

For some, COVID-19 has brought new opportunities to work from home, spend time with family, and to invest in themselves. However, for others, the onset of the pandemic was more than just a wake-up call. Covid-19 has had a lasting effect on all families, and with so much happening simultaneously, it is important to step […]

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Talk less, listen more

Most of us cannot count the number of times we’ve heard the phrase “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.” I remember the first time this was said to me— I was very young, arguing with my older sister about something trivial like what kind of chocolate is superior. The argument devolved into a screaming […]

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Sleep: unlocking your mental potential

While it’s common knowledge that sleep is important, this pandemic has made it highly difficult for those who already can’t sleep and even those who didn’t face a problem before. Inquiry cases with therapists due to sleeping problems have increased by 20- 30% which is not surprising due to the unusual circumstances. One of the […]

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Mental health: another crisis that needs our attention

When Sushant Singh Rajput, a widely celebrated Bollywood actor, recently committed suicide, it stirred up conversations about mental health on media platforms across India. Everyone, from politicians and activists to celebrities and businesses, seemed to acknowledge the importance of mental health through social media outbursts and in their condolences for Rajput’s family. However, just a […]

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Truly embracing black culture

When George Floyd, a 46-year old black man was brutally murdered by Minneapolis police on May 25, 2020, many Americans and people all over the world opened their eyes to a very harsh reality. Black lives are constantly disregarded, anti-black sentiment continues to exist in many communities and systemic violence against black people is disturbingly […]

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Racism at Woodstock: fact or fiction?

Are you a racist? No? Think again.  Racism has suddenly become a flashpoint between citizens and governments across the world, especially the United States.  You have probably heard about the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, which were triggered when George Floyd, an unarmed African American man, was brutally killed by a white police officer in […]

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A Racist Sandwich

There I stood impatiently in the front of the line, in the cool scent of chocolate chip cookies and steamed ham. Behind me are a middle-aged woman with bruise-like dark circles and a professional businessman in a typical white suit yapping to his dangling wireless earphone, all of us trying to get a sandwich at […]

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Social media: Is something wrong?

Social Media has undoubtedly become a huge part of our lives over the past few years. Apps like Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Tik Tok, and many more have taken over so many aspects of our lives. Frankly, it’s hard to imagine our lives without them. But, does that mean we’re using it right? The answer isn’t as […]

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Can this pandemic help us fight a greater crisis?

When I first read about the World War, the Bubonic Plague, or the Great Depression, I took solace in the fact that these were the issues of a bygone era. I thought my only knowledge of such catastrophes would come from my history books or the occasional documentaries my teachers screened in class. I never […]

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A message to Adcresco

Dear Adcresco, I have known you since the day I stepped foot on campus in 2011. Now they are taking me away from you in a hazy chain of forwarded emails. Times have never been more unfair but that is our luck. We have always gotten the short end of the stick. Now it is […]

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