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    The Model Minority Myth

    By Allie Skalnik When people use the phrase ‘model minority’, they are usually referring to a racial minority that is perceived to hold a higher socioeconomic status than other minority groups. But this phrase holds many important connotations as well. In addition to socioeconomic status, it is not uncommon for the perceived privilege of model […]

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    Why Is Discussing Mental Health Important?

    By Avani Papadopoulos We’re always asking our family and friends how they feel on a certain day, but do we really recognize the importance of asking “How are you today?” Those words are pretty impactful and can mean a lot to people who are having a stressful day or are going through a difficult period […]

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    Is the Myers-Briggs Personality Test Accurate?

    By Avani Papadopoluos The Myers-Briggs Personality Test measures psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. However, is it really accurate and justifiable to say that this test can determine your personality?   To answer this, first we have to take a step back and understand what personality is. The Google dictionary […]

The Model Minority Myth

By Allie Skalnik When people use the phrase ‘model minority’, they are usually referring to a racial minority that is perceived to hold a higher socioeconomic status than other minority groups. But this phrase holds many important connotations as well. In addition to socioeconomic status, it is not uncommon for the perceived privilege of model […]

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  • Why Is Discussing Mental Health Important?

    By Avani Papadopoulos We’re always asking our family and friends how they feel on a certain day, but do we really recognize the importance of asking “How are you today?” Those words are pretty impactful and can mean a lot to people who are having a stressful day or are going through a difficult period […]

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  • What Sawkill Girls Says About YA Literature

    By Allie Skalnik I’m someone who can work my way through nearly any book, in grueling half an hour segments no matter how uninteresting. But when I really love a book, you better believe I’m spending the next fourteen hours on it: sleep is for the weak. Sawkill Girls ranked somewhere in between those two […]

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  • A Goodbye From Your Editors-In-Chief

    Ryan Ricks: Oh man, where do I begin? I’ll miss the U-Post so, so much. The U-Post was the first club that I got heavily involved in after transferring to UHS at the beginning of sophomore year. At that point, the only writing experience I had was a handful of stories I wrote as a […]

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  • Every COVID-19 Commercial Ever

    By Karen Wang [DRAFT FOR “NOW, MORE THAN EVER” AD] We are in quarantine. We are isolated. We cannot see each other in close contact anymore. We cannot do the things we used to. Our lives have been disrupted. We are living a “new normal,” and that can be scary. We are living in a […]

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  • Gardening 101

    By Allie Skalnik There has never been a better time to get into gardening. With us all stuck at home, food is becoming an increasingly valuable commodity, and with the weather getting warmer by the day, it’s not too late to break out the ol’ trowel and put some seeds in the ground. You never […]

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  • Is the Myers-Briggs Personality Test Accurate?

    By Avani Papadopoluos The Myers-Briggs Personality Test measures psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. However, is it really accurate and justifiable to say that this test can determine your personality?   To answer this, first we have to take a step back and understand what personality is. The Google dictionary […]

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  • What is a Strong Female Character?

    By Allie Skalnik “Strong female character”. The phrase seems to have devolved into a buzzword more than anything empowering or meaningful. But after watching one too many teenage rom coms grasping at female empowerment with, as a friend put it, “usually white, straight, smart, sassy, etc.” leads (she’s not like other girls), I found myself […]

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  • Dear Hank Vol. 5

    “Dear Hank, I am retiring soon and know I will miss all of these students. How do I get over this?” Dear Retirement, Congratulations on your retirement! While you’ll miss your students, I have no doubt your students will miss you too. Some solutions could be organizing “visits” or “meet-ups” (physical or virtual) with old […]

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