May 16, 2016

So what does LGBTQIA+ really mean? What’s with all the letters? And why do they keep adding more??


Before getting into the complexities, it’s important to define the difference between sexuality, gender, and birth sex. Although society likes to lump all three together...

May 16, 2016

It’s hard to be different. It’s hard to go through your day, look at all of your friends, and feel like the outsider, the one with the secret, the one who suffers from complicated measures they won’t ever have to.


How do I know this? Because I am this. When I was twel...

May 16, 2016

 The key to a good relationship is trust. The definition of trust is “the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.” I’m not a huge fan of wordy definitions though, so I want to explain that my definition of trust is being con...

May 16, 2016

Hey! My name is Julia and I am a Junior. From my blog title, I’m pretty sure you know where this is going. It’s nearing the end of my, supposedly, most stressful year of high school. This year, my schedule includes 5 AP classes, weekly band practice, church, my goodnes...

May 13, 2016

Many people told me this phrase before I started high school, but I didn’t believe them. I thought, “This is four years we’re talking about, there’s no way that it could pass by quickly!” Oh, how wrong I was. Now that I’m at the end of my senior year, three weeks away...

May 12, 2016

 4 years. 4 years have passed. The 4 longest and yet most memorable and significant years of our lives so far. High school has been filled with so many firsts, but also many lasts during our senior year. Maybe it was a first kiss, a first dance, a first time driving by...

May 12, 2016


Every time I tell someone that I'm an only child, I always get the response “Oh, you're so lucky”. However, I don't really feel the same way, not saying that being an only child is terrible and the worst thing possible, but it does have its negative aspects that many...

May 12, 2016


1) Listen to music. Music not only acts as an entertaining distraction, but it also plays an important role in improving physiological functions. Just simply listening to music enables one's heart rate and pulse to slow, allows for blood pressure to be lowered, and de...

May 12, 2016


ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOLERS: There seems to have been an outbreak of a disease plaguing a class of students. Symptoms include: lack of motivation, feeling physically fatigued by the thought or mention of school, taking all elective classes, refusal to show up to first pe...

May 12, 2016


Overwhelmed - me, in a word. Being a teenager is stressful and exciting and so many more ranges of emotions both good and bad, but primarily, for me, being a teenager is overwhelming.  Juggling homework, grades, friends, family, my future and my well-being can get tou...

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