A New Mindset for a New School Year

Featured Image: Hub/John Hopkins University Millions of students will be heading back to school in the coming days in ways they may have never done before. Some university students will no longer be commuting from the bus stop to the train station, and others will be atoning masks and social distancing while writing notes during…

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I Asked My Friends Their Regrets – Here Is What I Learned

Featured Image: Ryan Jacobson We all take quarantine a little bit differently. Some work out with Chloe Ting, others cook extravagant meals like Ramsey, but most binge Netflix shows to their heart’s content. Me, you see, I’m a little bit different. I’m not into the whole exercise, cooking, and sitcom regime. Watching daily vlogs, Q&A…

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On The Road To Burnout

Featured Illustration: Creative Bloq There is a statement I have become all too familiar with: “There are two types of people in quarantine: one person who has accomplished so much, and another person who regrets not being the former.”  When the chaos commenced in March, my early days were spent scrolling on social media comparing…

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Curly Hair: Tangles and Torment

Featured Illustration: Ylli Haruni Frizzy strands peeking out of every hairstyle, knots within minutes of brushing, endless oils applied to subdue the volume — as a young girl, I despised my curls.  Everyone in my family has straight hair; perfect for styling and easy upkeep, a formula I would eagerly trade for my precious headbands…

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Social Media and Solidarity: A Different Form of Activism 

Featured Illustration: Anirban Ghosh A reflection written a week after George Floyd’s murder… . . . The brutal murder of George Floyd, a 46-year old Black father, at the hands of Minneapolis police officers has notably sparked a massive revolution in the Black Lives Matter movement now transpiring into global solidarity, activism, and advocacy for…

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9 Quarantine Reads to Add To Your Shelf

I would classify myself to be a bookworm, but only until quarantine did I relive my 8th-grade dedication to reading. My preferred genres expand from classics to romantics to historical-fiction read from PDFs, Apple Books, and the classic cover and page. Below are some of my quarantine reads listed from earliest to latest. Le Petit…

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My Journey with Quarantine Workouts

Featured Artwork: Quentin Monge When quarantine began, many of us decided to develop goals for ourselves — fix our mental health, focus on our hobbies, develop new skills, and for me, begin taking care of my body again.  After months and years of having a go-go-go lifestyle, I was forced to reevaluate how I dedicate…

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Urgent Call to Action: Feeding Yemen

Featured Artwork: Niki Singleton A Nation. A nation compounded with poverty and thrown off the edge with a civil war.  A nation once skyrocketing with rich architecture now littered with bombs and destruction in all its form. A nation screaming for help yet silenced by the very lack of awareness to their suffering.  A nation…

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