My freshman year was filled with ups and downs, highs and lows, and surmountable obstacles; however, I conquered them all. I have given myself the task to provide as much advice as I can to get you ready for this new level.
We reached out to Atlanta, DeKalb and Fulton County police departments to invite their professional experience and training in what to do during traffic stops.
The truth is, thrifting is not just for people who are on a budget: It is a clever, economically viable practice of taking used clothes and making something new out of them.
“What do you take medicine for, Kaleb?” Everyone darted their eyes my way. “I have HIV.” I had swallowed all that stigma along with my pill.
Part of me — the part that aspired to be the Perfect Sophomore, the Perfect Junior, the Perfect Senior — wants to spend the summer working toward becoming the Perfect College Freshman or the Perfect Adult. But she does not exist…
With advertisers and social media advocating for that so-called “summer body,” sometimes we teens get insecure with the way we look. I have found conditioning is a way to naturally get fit.
This was not a suicide attempt. This was the precursor. This was the consideration. I should’ve called a helpline. Or texted. Or called my psychiatrist. I should’ve done something to help me recover.
While mental illness is the result of many biological and environmental factors, there are tools we can use to build positivity and stress resilience. Here are some tips from students who have been there.
As a child, I was always bullied for my size, the way I spoke, the hearing aids I wore, my interests and occasionally my skin color. Once I began to combat the bullying — witty comebacks or removing myself from the negative environment — it ceased to occur.
After reading “The Power of Now” I could say, “Relax, don’t take life overly serious.” It immediately increased my confidence. It was an overnight magical process.