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…

Thank you High School

Hello all! I have reached a milestone in my life because I am now a high school senior about to graduate and preparing for college! During these milestone moments, I’d like to take some time to reflect and appreciate the people who helped me get…

Chasing Your Interests

Along with the closing school year and climbing spring temperatures came a day that would change my life forever (dramatic, but true.) Cheer tryouts were just around the corner. Being a gymnast my entire life, I had already achieved the athleticism required to be a…

Every Body is a Beach Body

As we head into the warmer months, I overhear people talking about getting that “beach body” and notice both young and adult women in the gym locker room obsessively weighing themselves. While it’s important to make healthy lifestyle choices, the number on the scale shouldn’t…