The Raider Wire

A Lesson in Comparing Yourself

When we learn not to compare ourselves with others, we free up the time and the space to focus on ourselves and think about how we can improve as individuals.

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer

March 16, 2015

“I’m not good enough.”  That one, crippling thought often plagues my mind, popping up unannounced, like weeds shooting through a patch of vivid dandelions.  This happens every time I try to write fiction.  For example, I once spent four months writing a short story of only a few thousand words,...

No Body Stands Without Beauty

Swayed by multiple factors in our lives, we high school students focus on our flaws instead of our complete selves. This negative body image and consequential low self-esteem damages our mindsets and bodies, but many solutions exist to aid us in our transformation to self-confident teenagers who can recognize our internal and external beauty.

Caitlin Shelby, Staff Writer

November 18, 2013

Sitting before the television, coloring book spread before my crossed twig legs and juice box propped by my side, I admired, from a disappointing distance, the lives of teenagers as Disney Channel conveyed to me. Their lives seemed surreally beautiful: boyfriends, cars, adventures, and cute clothes....

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