Making History: The Global Climate Strike

On a warm Friday, September 20th, 2019, I became a part of history. Citizens took to the streets in countries around the world, and what was most likely the largest global climate strike so far was in full swing. I was among the many students…

Mental Health Matters

If I had the flu, I wouldn’t think twice about telling my friends or my doctor. For some reason, however, mental health is not treated in the same way. October 10th marks World Mental Health Day. Mental health struggles are just as valid as any…

Resolving and Reconnecting with Friends

The beginning of a new school year often comes with a lot of stress. And sometimes this stress can affect your relationships making normally untroubling disagreements really upsetting. If you and a friend seem to be getting into arguments because of the added stress of…

Fighting Sickness Season

As we head into the fall, we also head into cold and flu season. Germs are all around us, and getting sick at some point is inevitable. Luckily, with these simple steps you can decrease your risk of illness and stay healthy this fall season…

Getting 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…