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Happiness first

Happiness first

Adah Koivula

March 10, 2016


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About a month ago, my uncle said I should stop talking about football like I know what I am doing. He continued to say girls shouldn’t talk about football like they know anything about sports and “guy stuff.” He said I was too young, uneducated and a female to talk about politics. It stung. These are ...

Be the change

Be the change

Jamie Halper

February 18, 2016


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Chopping off 10 inches of hair isn’t much in the grand scheme of things. For me, it’s simply the first real haircut I’ve had since sixth grade. But for someone else, hopefully it means a lot. When I donated my hair after winter break, I didn’t save the world — not even close. Nevertheless, m...

Perseverance after failure

Perseverance after failure

Shoshi Leviton

January 15, 2016


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I stood in the airport waiting to meet my roommate for the summer I would spend in Barcelona. I didn’t know anything about her beyond her Facebook profile picture, but I envisioned us becoming lifelong friends. When I saw a 6-foot-1-inch girl walking toward me, I knew it was her. She extended a...

A stranger saved my life

A stranger saved my life

Anna duSaire

December 15, 2015


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By simply looking at me, it is impossible to know I almost did not make it past 2 years old. I underwent multiple surgeries and took medication every day. I would not be here without the generosity of a stranger. I was born with Biliary Atresia. I didn’t have a complete biliary system, wh...

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