Be Cool – Get Involved in School!

Each fall brings a bounty of opportunities that beckon you to become  involved in your school community. Here are a few ways to get involved. Join a club! Clubs are probably the easiest and most direct route to getting involved. Typically, high schools have clubs…

Introducing Alexis

Hello everyone! My name is Alexis and I’m from Boston, MA. I am 17 years old and a rising senior in high school, where I enjoy my favorite classes, Biology and Math. I also enjoy my club, Letters to Soldiers, where I help make cards…

Introducing Izzy

Hey everyone! My name is Izzy and I’m from Boston, MA. I’m 17 years old and am going into my senior year of high school. My favorite classes are English and biology. I’m on my school’s cheerleading team and am also in our female a…

From Patient to Doctor

After the countless number of appointments and hours I have spent in hospital waiting rooms, I have decided that I want to be on the other end of that experience as a doctor. Ever since I was a little girl, I always dreamed of being…

From Putrid to Proud

The Charles River has been a popular tourist spot in Boston for years, decades, even centuries. But for most of its existence after Boston’s founding, the Charles River has been dangerous and polluted. Even after a large movement to clean the river helped clear out…

Ditching Homesickness

As recent grads are feverishly packing to move into their new college dorms, a common fear that unites them all is impending homesickness. Homesickness, or culture shock, is something nothing can prepare you for. The reason is that it’s almost impossible to pinpoint one thing…

Madeline’s Five Steps to Being Your Own Health Advocate

Meeting with your health care provider can be scary! In their sterile offices while dawning their crisp white coats and shiny stethoscopes, they can seem intimidating. As a teen, it’s easy to feel like your voice doesn’t matter when you’re conversing with someone older and…

The Price of Life

For many people, allergies only represent a mild seasonal annoyance. But 1 in 50 Americans experiences life-threatening allergic reactions. I’m one of them.  I had thought that I was allergic to certain foods for years before I had taken any sort of allergy test. Once…

Learning through Tutoring

In school, there are certain things I like to think I’m good at: Chemistry, English, Math, etc. But believe me, Latin is not one of them. If I had a penny for every time I got my ablatives mixed with my datives or my passives…