Category Archives: School

Making the Most Out of Your Senior Year

Going back to school after two months of relaxing can be a difficult task for most people. However this year I am anticipating the start of school due to the fact that I will be entering my fourth and last … Keep reading

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Reflections from a High School Senior, Class of 2014

I recently graduated from Boston Latin Academy and I must say, it feels great to be a BLA Alumni. Every graduation ceremony consists of the valedictorian speech, headmaster’s speech, and my favorite (especially this year): our 2014 Class President’s speech. … Keep reading

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Reflecting on High School

The last six years of my academic life were hard. They really were. I attended Boston Latin School in Boston, MA. BLS is one of the three prestigious exam schools in the Boston area and sixth graders from different elementary … Keep reading

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A Letter to My 18 Year-Old Self

Dear Ali, I’m writing you this letter from your future 22-year-old self. You’re in your last month of high school, so excited to graduate and start the next chapter of your life. Savor every moment of it because those memories … Keep reading

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Applying Early Decision to College

Applying to college is extremely stressful. Now imagine applying to only ONE school, under the agreement that you’ll have to attend that school if you’re accepted. That’s a huge gamble and risk, and that’s exactly the risk I took when … Keep reading

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Mental Health Stigma

I’m currently taking a very interesting mental health class. The other day we had a panel of four people with mental health disorders. It was a real eye-opener, because they didn’t appear to have one. As humans, we’re quick to … Keep reading

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How to Have More Enjoyable Mornings

It’s 6:00 o’clock in the morning – time to get ready for school, but you’re groggy and your alarm won’t stop buzzing. You tell yourself, “5 more minutes!” and proceed to shut off your alarm, roll over in bed, and … Keep reading

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Back to School 2013

As the summer wraps up, it’s time to start thinking about going back to school. I’m sure you want to put off the thought for as long as humanly possible, but it’s always good to get back into the school … Keep reading

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Graduation – In or Out?

I was on a social media site the other day when an ad popped up on my computer screen. It wasn’t really advertising a product, it was asking an interesting question: would you rather have your graduation indoors or outdoors? … Keep reading

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Senioritis

So I’m graduating. Finally. I’m counting down the days until I walk across that stage, move the funny string on my hat to the other side of my head, and get my diploma. I’m so close, but so far away! … Keep reading

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