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I would like to preface this description of my personal experience of the pandemic with a disclaimer: though I may have many complaints about how things have changed during the pandemic, I realize I am very privileged and fortunate to still be living a relatively ordinary life. For anyone who has suffered from economic hardship, illness, the loss of loved ones, or anything of the sort, please know my heart goes out to you and I’m very sorry for the obstacles you’ve had to face in this past year or so.

Though I still have a roof over my head…


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I’m not a person with many talents, however, I do have many passions. The way I see it, a passion is something you truly enjoy. While it’s possible to benefit from a passion, like making money off of selling artwork or staying healthy through dancing, I do not believe all passions need to have a direct impact on one’s life. I am personally passionate about a plethora of things from anime to makeup to fashion. However, simultaneously discussing all of my passions may be just a tad overwhelming. …


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Many say that blood is thicker than water, but I say that honey is even thicker than blood. What do I mean by that? Well, I’m not exactly sure. But, I do know that I don’t necessarily believe that family should automatically be valued over friends or significant others. I’ve always sort of hated the idea that one should stay loyal to their family no matter what, because this idea insinuates that one should not hold their own family members accountable for their actions. Some people in my own immediate family also believe that regardless of political or social views…


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When you’re scrolling through your Timeline on Twitter or checking your Instagram feed, how are you typically feeling? Are you ecstatic about Kyle’s new puppy he got last Tuesday? Are you tired of Jenny posting “don’t hmu, real ones know” on her snap chat story? Are you [im]patiently awaiting the moment Yoongi will finally post a selfie on Twitter? No, just me? Seriously though, have you ever taken time to think about the fact that for many of us, social media likely has some type of influence over how we feel throughout our day? Is it a positive or negative…


Social change has become a rather hot topic in many of my classes over these last few years. Marches, protests, campaigns, and charismatic leaders are often the components of social change immediately brought up within discussion. While it is crucial to establish the relevance of social change in today’s society through conversation, the most major aspect of social change is action. Changes to widely accepted societal “norms”, governments, or generally implemented systems do not magically happen overnight. It is precisely those aforementioned protests, marches, and the like that bring about the change the public wishes to see.

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We’re half-way through October and Election Day will be here sooner than many of us may think. As a nineteen year-old American citizen, this is officially the first election in which I will have the ability to essentially choose a leader for the country I reside in. Recently, it seems to me like the presidential candidates have been treating the election like a popularity contest — however, it is so much more than that. Thanks to the implementation of the three branches of the U.S. government intended to uphold a system of checks and balances, the president is not all-powerful…

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