The Benefits of Hosting Foreign Exchange Students
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The Benefits of Hosting Foreign Exchange Students

Five years ago, my family and I welcomed our very first foreign exchange student, a high school senior from China who wanted to pursue a…

When It Comes to High School Relationships, Less Is More
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When It Comes to High School Relationships, Less Is More

I’m approaching the end of my senior year and I have less than 5 friends in my school. For some people, this sounds like an…

The Power of Smiles
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The Power of Smiles

For those in the retail industry, “service with a smile” is an age-old adage. Pleasing the customer is one of the basic tenants to running…

True Life: I’m In Love With My Computer
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True Life: I’m In Love With My Computer

Every morning when I wake up, my hand unconsciously reaches for my phone. Waking up is not the physical process of forcing myself out of…

3 Tips for Having Deeper Conversations with Anyone
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3 Tips for Having Deeper Conversations with Anyone

Today I’m here to give you guys some tips on how to better communicate with your friends and family so those awkward, personal conversations can…

Taking Care of a Pet in High School
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Taking Care of a Pet in High School

Imagine the awkward silence that always ensues in family gatherings after I joke about how I would rather raise a herd of Welsh Corgis than…

3 Ways to Erase the Age Barriers in High School Friendships
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3 Ways to Erase the Age Barriers in High School Friendships

There are many things to be gained by having relationships with people in multiple age groups. Some of these benefits include gaining different exposure, perspectives,…

3 Quotes That Will Help You Figure Out Friendship Problems
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3 Quotes That Will Help You Figure Out Friendship Problems

In the upcoming year, us class of 2016 students in particular will have our heads crammed with well-meaning yet slightly trite advice such as “create…

How to Make Friends During the New School Year
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How to Make Friends During the New School Year

School is starting soon. It’s not so much a reminder as it is an inevitable fact. Like all good things, summer must draw to a…

Why All High Schoolers Should Embrace Professional Conduct
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Why All High Schoolers Should Embrace Professional Conduct

Professionalism is a necessity in almost every job. Even TV personalities are not immune to lapses in professionalism, as displayed by Jeremy Clarkson’s departure from…

How I’ve Dealt with Racism in High School
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How I’ve Dealt with Racism in High School

For whatever reason, I’ve noticed that we as a society see racists as adults. Teenagers, let alone children, couldn’t possibly be grouped in the same…

The Problematic Side of “Gilmore Girls”
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The Problematic Side of “Gilmore Girls”

Before I discovered Gilmore Girls, I had absolutely nothing to warn me against the bad habit of basing my perceptions of my own life on…

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