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    Why You Should Volunteer at Brooke’s Place

    By Avani Papadopoulos In Central Indiana, there is only one place children can receive support when they are grieving the death of a loved one, and that is at Brooke’s Place. Brooke’s Place is a safe place for children and their families to grieve and share the stories of their loved ones. Children sometimes need […]

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    The Climate Change Conversation Revisited

    By Allie Skalnik To talk about climate change, we have to first acknowledge the facts. Gases like carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor are the largest contributors to the greenhouse effect. Now, the greenhouse effect is essential for human life on Earth, as its property of trapping heat on the Earth’s surface means we aren’t […]

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    The Smart Way to Prepare for Finals

    High school is already hard, but by the time finals roll around, you’re probably ready to sit down and take a break. Unfortunately, you still have to find a way to make it through your exams, which is not an easy process. So, to provide some support, Bring Change To Mind (BC2M) has compiled a […]

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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  • 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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  • Earth Day Under Quarantine

    By Allie Skalnik Earth Day 2020 is going to look worlds different from past years. No gathering together as communities. No parks crawling with people and classrooms brimming with craft supplies. There will be no tree planting and no climate strikes. There’s a reason why we celebrate Earth Day, and as climate concerns grow, it’s […]

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  • 10 Things to Do While Quarantined

    By Avani Papadopoulos Go on a walk/run every day. It’s important to keep exercising during this time, especially because we don’t know for how long we’ll be quarantined. If you can’t play sports because you don’t have the equipment or are missing playing the sport as a team, then running is a good way to […]

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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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  • Flint: Six Years Later

    By Ryan Ricks Six years ago, on April 25th, 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan’s water source was switched from Lake Huron and the Detroit River to the Flint River. It was a switch that had been planned and worked on since 2012. The completion of the project was celebrated with a toast by the mayor […]

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  • I Capture the Castle: The Question of Feminism

    By Allie Skalnik  I was given this book for my eighth-grade graduation along with a raving review of the book’s brilliant female protagonist, Cassandra Mortmain. I only got around to reading the book recently, which is unfortunate because I now believe that my eighth-grade self would have been able to learn a lot from Cassandra. […]

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