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A beginners guide to dealing with S.A.D.-ness this winter

A beginners guide to dealing with S.A.D.-ness this winter

Virginia Suardi December 15, 2020

Every year as mid-fall starts to roll around, the giddiness I feel with the initial changing of seasons starts to wane, and I start to feel my SAD set in. SAD stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise...

Coming to terms with my acne

Coming to terms with my acne

Keyla Sejas December 15, 2020

My acne has always been one of my biggest insecurities. At one point, it even had taken over my life. To this day, it’s painful to reminisce on all of my disappointment in my complexion that began around...

COVID-19 muddies the future of snow days

COVID-19 muddies the future of snow days

Maisie Derlega December 13, 2020

One of my earliest memories is waking up on a winter morning, looking outside, and seeing everything covered in white. I had seen snow before, but this was different. When I came downstairs, I looked through...

From DC to Europe: students share their “coronacation” experiences

From DC to Europe: students share their “coronacation” experiences

Nate Belman December 12, 2020

From the beginning, 2020 has been a weird year for travel. As the year started back in January, few knew about the pandemic awaiting us in the near future. Travel plans started to form — plans for skiing...

Cultural barriers to veganism make the transition to a healthy lifestyle harder

Cultural barriers to veganism make the transition to a healthy lifestyle harder

Virginia Suardi October 30, 2020

It was a late spring night, amid quarantine, when I finally told my dad that I was going vegan. I had been dreading doing it for a while, and as I expected, the reaction was far from enthusiastic. “Nooooo,”...

Reflections and strategies for maintaining positive mental health during the virtual semester

Reflections and strategies for maintaining positive mental health during the virtual semester

Keyla Sejas October 30, 2020

While entering the school year, it’s essential to note the importance of our mental health. Considering school is online, our motivation to complete assignments may be lacking due to the lack of human...

A history of Black representation in Hollywood: progress of appropriate portrayal

A history of Black representation in Hollywood: progress of appropriate portrayal

Ke’Asia Morton October 27, 2020

Today, African Americans are appearing more frequently in film. However it hasn’t always been this way. When the film industry was first conceived, it was rare to see a Black person on screen. In instances...

Summer

Summer

Harper Dunn October 27, 2020

In the beginning, Parched grass transitioned into a vibrant spread, Sunbeams glistening on our warm shoulders, Whimsically gliding through the carnival of life,   But inside the rain...

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