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New Year New Me

After a night of partying, or staying up until midnight, the ball drops and the New Year is here. Everyone says the “Happy New Year” and then it’s bedtime. But there is something about waking up the next morning and realizing that it is in fact a new complete year. Most individuals at this point […]

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Gift of Giving

With Christmas coming near, people are either scrambling to get gifts or scrambling to get the best gifts. Normally the biggest gift giving times in the year are Valentine’s Day (to our coupled readers), birthdays, and Christmas. And a normal trend with the holidays is the gifts beating the previous year’s gifts. It is about […]

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We All Belong – Understanding LGBQT+

Navigating and Understanding LGBQT+ 2020 saw more than just a pandemic. It saw individuals embrace their true identity. From celebrities to the average day person, individuals came to start adapting to their new life more free than before. Whether COVID helped persuade these individuals, or literally everyone just started embracing who they were, “coming out” […]

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Bullying Within

Often, bullying is tied to kids at school picking on each other. You hear a child tell their parents or teachers about them being bullied by another child, and more times than not it is taken care of. “Taken care of” does not mean resolved, it just indicates that the situation was dismissed. But most […]

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Can Cultural Norms Lead to Suicide?

Though this does apply to any race or culture, this topic is close to my South Asian heart. I was blessed to grow up in a household where tradition wasn’t strictly instilled. My grandmother was the one who was very strict in following South Indian culture, but my parents allowed more freedom to follow passions […]

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Abuse in Children

Most times mental abuse is counted for in adults, or has to be properly diagnosed by a professional for it to be considered abuse. Though the word “abuse” is thrown around to categorize any harm to ones’ physical, emotional, or mental state, it doesn’t just affect teens or adults. Most people also immediately think child […]

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A New Era, Covid Teens

“RINGGG! RINGGG!” There it is. There is that awful sound booming out of my phone at the ungodly hour of 7 a.m. I hit snooze a couple of times, but after a certain point the bliss of sleep melts away, so I roll out of bed and drowsily head towards my bathroom to brush my […]

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