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Homesick

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A couple of weeks ago, I was craving fried chicken. My Spanish class was learning the words for different kinds of food, and while “pastel” and “papas fritas” sounded good, I felt a sudden, inexplicable temptation for “pollo.” Now, if I were back in Ohio, I knew the first thing I would do after school would be to head over to Vint’s, and order a chicken dinner with a slice of strawberry pie, please. As it was, I took the PATH train out of 9th Street in New York City, went home and had, I think, a burger.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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A Reason to Celebrate July 4th

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The church across the street from my apartment is perpetually busy. One Sunday, as I was coming home from grocery shopping, there was a boat blocking the road, as the driver towing it tried to weave his way into the church’s parking lot. Then about a month ago, they sponsored a fair that was so [...]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Teen to Teen Talk: More important than fear

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World Trade Center

Standing on a street in New York is a scary thing.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Hitting the bull’s eye of success

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I’m no Annie Oakley. The one time my dad took me for practice shooting, I did OK, but it wasn’t something I was really into, which is why I think it surprised both him and me when I started following the History Channel’s “Top Shot.”

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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When life becomes one big stress

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High school can be specially trying. For me, I went from being a little girl with big dreams of college—an Ivy League education, to be exact—to a teenager who was expected to make those dreams become real. My anxiety was sky high over failing at the task.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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