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

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

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 dog after a long day or hearing “your song” come on during a party. Happiness is a natural emotion...

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

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

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 day into a series of fifty minute increments must have been a mathematician or extremely bored. Also,...

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 you look back on the millions of duck faced selfies you will take this year, you will regret it. Stick...

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