ROE V. WADE: IS THE CONSTITUTION ALWAYS RIGHT?

*DISCLAIMER: This article is simply an opinion piece on the information I have gathered thus far surrounding the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Abortion rights have been a hotly debated topic and I am simply giving my perception of it based on my own circumstances. Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions below* RoeContinue reading “ROE V. WADE: IS THE CONSTITUTION ALWAYS RIGHT?”

EUROCENTRIC IDEALS

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about the way I grew up, and, along with that, the ideals I grew up with. Being the child of two immigrants, my life was quite different from many of my friends and peers. The way I looked was obviously different, but so was the food I ate,Continue reading “EUROCENTRIC IDEALS”

THE MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP YOU HAVE

My relationships are one of the most important aspects of my life. Each relationship I have is different, bringing a new perspective and sense of joy into my life. At the same time though, relationships can take a lot of work. There are always disagreements and sources of tension which leave a pit of despairContinue reading “THE MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP YOU HAVE”

BURNOUT

Burnout is a term I was never aware of before entering high school and something I never realized I experienced until this year. Burnout, put simply, is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by¬†excessive and prolonged stress. It is something that can be very difficult to recognize, especially by those who displayContinue reading “BURNOUT”

FLORIDA’S ‘DON’T SAY GAY BILL’ IS NOT OKAY

Following his election in 2020, Joe Biden began acting to protect LGBTQ+ rights. On the first day of his administration, he passed the executive order “directing all federal agencies to recognize that existing federal bans on sex discrimination protect against LGBTQ discrimination as well.” (ACLU). In January of the same year, Biden repealed the transgenderContinue reading “FLORIDA’S ‘DON’T SAY GAY BILL’ IS NOT OKAY”

WHY I DELETED TIKTOK

In 2019, I made the choice to download the up-and-coming app TikTok. Like its antecedent Musical.ly, I assumed TikTok would be another entertaining pastime that would provide a creative outlet and area to explore a new online community. And for a time, that is exactly what it was. 2019 was a year I consider toContinue reading “WHY I DELETED TIKTOK”

EFFECTIVE STUDYING: MY TOP TIPS

Over the last week, I have felt overwhelmed with the amount of studying I have been doing for various tests, quizzes, and essays. Although it can be incredibly stressful, the center of our education system for a long time has been testing because it is a straightforward way to evaluate how much a student knows.Continue reading “EFFECTIVE STUDYING: MY TOP TIPS”

ENTITLED TO NOTHING

The feature of entitlement is one so surreptitious, but also commonplace nowadays. It is not exactly narcissistic nor patronizing, but something more intricate, difficult to recognize. Entitlement, like other deep-seated qualities, often goes unnoticed as it has become so habitual and almost necessary in society. The awareness I have cultivated for this particular feature, whetherContinue reading “ENTITLED TO NOTHING”

IT IS OKAY TO QUIT

The only failure is a quitter. You didn’t come this far to only come this far. Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit; The typical phrases that are repeated again and again to children everywhere, the same phrases that can lead to fear, or rather, even paranoia about quitting and its determination ofContinue reading “IT IS OKAY TO QUIT”

I WANT TO HEAR THE STORIES OF OTHERS: MEMOIRS

During this holiday season, for the first time in my life, I was asked an interesting question by a classmate: ‘What is your favorite genre of books?’ Instinctively, I answered back with a sheepish grin that I liked memoirs. In a way, I had surprised even myself– never before had the first genre of booksContinue reading “I WANT TO HEAR THE STORIES OF OTHERS: MEMOIRS”