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Culturally, especially for men, crying is a taboo. Why is a natural emotion seen as such a negative?

It’s Okay to be Sad: An Open Letter to the Person Who Needs it

Anna Anglin, Staff Writer February 1, 2017

They say happiness is a choice. So, I used to wonder: Is sadness a choice as well? Happiness is a positive emotion, something I know you strive for. Happiness is laughing with friends, seeing your excited...

The hallways of any high school are important. They’re where all the magic happens. They’re at the heart of everything.

An Open Letter to High School (From a Student’s Perspective)

Morgan Champion, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 17, 2015

Dear High School, I do not know who invented you or your classes, stress, and downright horror, but whoever it was, they must have been ingenious. Anyone who takes the time to organize seven hours a...

Letter to My Freshman Self

Emily Starling and Andrea Martin January 21, 2014

Dear freshman self, Don’t wear that. Don’t wear that raccoon-eye makeup with teased hair and one of your many obscure alternative band t-shirts. It’s not as cute as you think it is, and as...

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