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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 […]

Dear Hank Vol. 4

“I feel like as I’m stuck in quarantine, I’m slowly losing my mind. I’m beginning to struggle to keep up with classes and I feel like I’m slowly going insane. What can I do to keep myself entertained and keep up with classes?” Dear Not Well,  During these trying times, it’s important that as we […]

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  • In Defense of Mrs. Dalloway

    By Allie Skalnik “Mrs. Dalloway” is a book that I absolutely adored. Both in the initial reading and subsequent pondering, I was struck by how modern and thoughtful it is, even while keeping in mind it was written in the 1920s. That being said, I am well aware of its faults and shortcomings.  Virginia Woolf […]

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  • What is Brooke’s Place?

    By Avani Papadopoulos If you’re looking to be a helpful hand to people in need, Brooke’s Place is a non-profit organization that supports young people and their families who are distressed about a passing. It offers different services for those affected like the Grief Support Group Program, Therapy Services, etc. It started in 1998 when […]

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  • 2020 Presidential Candidates Update

    By Allie Skalnik Sarah Naidu wrote a wonderful article on every presidential candidate as of November 2019. Read that here.  Since then, seventeen candidates have dropped out. Here’s a quick update! Joseph R. Biden Jr: Democrat He has run for president twice already Former VP under Obama presidency, former senator from Delaware Focuses on offering […]

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  • What is the Polar Plunge?

    By Avani Papadopoulos If you’re looking to do something a little fun, crazy, and helpful to others, then maybe you should consider trying the Polar Plunge! The Polar Plunge is a fundraiser held by Special Olympics, a non-profit organization that supports athletes with mental and physical disabilities. The plunge will be held on Friday, March […]

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  • Lessons Learned From Cleaning Out My Watch Later

    by Ryan Ricks Over winter break, I engaged myself in activities most normal teenagers partake in when given an extended away from school. Sleeping, working, spending time with family and friends. Oh, and I cleaned out all 257 videos on my YouTube watch later.  It was a grueling process, spanning me over a week. However, […]

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  • What is IYO?

    By Avani Papadopoulos If you’re a die-hard musician, then the Indianapolis Youth Orchestra is the perfect place for you. The IYO, previously known as the New World Youth Orchestra (NWYO), is a place where musicians of all levels can practice music outside of school or private lessons. The IYO is categorized into three orchestras—Concert, Philharmonic, […]

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  • The Harmful Rhetoric of Black History Month

    By Ryan Ricks You’re probably aware that February was Black History Month. How could you not be? Every news outlet had put out at least one article about the subject weekly. Tweet after tweet about it trended during the month. Even Spotify got in on the action, creating playlists centering on black artists. However, the […]

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  • Side Effects of the Coronavirus

    By Karen Wang Since the start of the spread of 2019-nCoV, more commonly known as  “the coronavirus,” concern and fear have also begun to spread around the world. But other less pleasant and less talked about things have been going viral too.  Racism and xenophobia have been on full display throughout the West, often accompanied […]

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