Empathy in the news

Posted by Rita Sarathy on December 15, 2018

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Category: Empathy
I skim the Washington Post daily to keep up with the world. In the light of former president George HW Bush passing, a headline that caught my eye was “The touching gesture by George H W Bush that his Secret Service ‘ family’ will never forget”. Former president George H.W. Bush with Patrick, the child of a Secret Service agent, in Kennebunkport, Maine, on July 24, 2013. (Barbara Bush/Office of George Bush/AP) The article had

On Creativity

Posted by Anusha Goyal on July 10, 2018

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Category: Uncategorized
Every student knows the struggle of wanting to set him or herself apart. Most places we go, people ask us to think outside the box, to set ourselves apart, and to be creative. If creativity is finding unique ways to flourish in the world, then, to me, one of the most creative things in the world is a deliberate, hard-earned rejection of other’s definition of success. While creative outlets come naturally to some people, I

Macho Mentality

Posted by Rita Sarathy on July 10, 2018

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Category: Stress
Just a couple weeks after school ended, I was attacked. One of my closest friends lunged at me after a game of bowling, first trying to choke me, and later driving his nails into my neck. After talking to him about the incident, we came to the conclusion that something else triggered his actions, and not the issue of the bowling game. To me, the root cause was quite apparent: he had bottled up anger

A Discussion About Stress

Posted by Sarah Ungerer on July 3, 2018

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Category: Stress
With the high expectations that are set for students to excel in every area of their life comes stress— arguably one of the strongest emotions that teenagers experience on a day-to-day basis. Whether this feeling is rooted from demanding and watchful parents or the pressure of future college acceptances, students hold a large amount of unnecessary and heavy weight on their backs. Managing this invisible, yet very impactful weight ultimately causes mental and sometimes physical

Talk and Solve

Posted by Sarah Ungerer on June 19, 2018

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Category: SEL
In the distraction-filled environment of the 21st century, society has fallen to a state where emotions and opinions are not fully expressed by a person in fear of rejection and conflict. With the dominant and false stereotype of vulnerability being stereotypically correlated to weakness, people are continuously discouraged in speaking out their minds and practicing what they value. Despite the argument of this action being a dependable way of protecting oneself and one’s relationships, it