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…

If you can do it, so can I

Imagine waking up and being congratulated for drinking your morning coffee. Sounds weird right? Well this is something that has become all too familiar for people with disabilities. Recently, I watched Stella Young’s TED Talk in which she reflects on how disabled people are objectified…

 The Balloon Lockdown

“Attention all students and faculty, the school is now entering safe mode due to an external threat.” My heart drops. Surely this is has to be a drill. My only choice is to swallow fear, follow orders, and proceed to the nearest classroom. Rumors fly….

Introducing Owen

Hello everyone! My name is Owen and I’m from Boston, Massachusetts. I’m 16 years old and I’m a sophomore in high school where I’m on the rowing team. In school I enjoy Latin, Chemistry and Psychology. After high school I’m hoping to become a doctor…

Making the Most of your Summer

As the school year winds down, one thing is on everybody’s mind: SUMMER. While summer is a time for relaxation , it’s also a great opportunity to do something valuable for yourself. There’s a perfect balance to strike here–let’s explore some options. This first idea…