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    What Does Your Favorite Beatle Member Say About You?

    By: Andrea Perez Johnson My dog is a three-year-old Jack Russell who had never really been trained. The only word he understands is “treat”, and everything else he leaves to his imagination. Although sometimes it is annoying that he doesn’t listen, or doesn’t want to, I appreciate his ignorance because it makes me think that […]

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    How the Youth Ambassadors Fight Climate Change

    By Allie Skalnik Bhavya Thakkar is a fifth grader, and she created Earth Charter Indiana’s Youth Ambassadors program all on her own. The program began in December 2020, and has been working tirelessly since to raise the alarm about the climate emergency in Indiana. The Youth Ambassadors focus on community efforts, believing that the only […]

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    A Time-Obsessed Pop Culture

    By Andrea Perez Johnson Yesterday afternoon, I woke up from one of those after school naps that instinctively made me question the time of day and my whole perception of what time was. It was such a deep, meaningless, yet needed sleep that when I woke up, time disappeared, and all that laid there in […]

Lessons Learned from Code.org Founder & CEO Hadi Partovi

By: Caine Ardayfio This article was originally posted on Medium: Read it Here The Beginnings Nearing the end of 2020, I was lucky enough to interview the co-founder and CEO of Code.org: Hadi Partovi. Code.org is a global non-profit working to expand participation in computer science. Having served over 720 million students with over 1 billion hours of computer […]

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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 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 […]

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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