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A Letter to MSTC Freshman

A Letter to MSTC Freshman

January 21, 2020

Dear Incoming MSTC Freshman, I’m going to do my best to prepare you for the next four years of your life. You’ll see on MSTC’s website that this program is “designed to develop students who are internationally competitive in STEM disciplines.” This basically means that it’s meant to push your limits and challenge you to realize your true potential. MSTC gives high school stud...

My Life as a Theater Kid

My Life as a Theater Kid

January 21, 2020

I was a young artist, and I loved to paint and draw and create. My favorite subject in elementary school was art. I loved my art class, especially the art teacher Mrs. La Nora Long. She always encouraged me to be the best artist I could be, no matter what art form it was.  In fifth grade, she introduced me to the Set Design club. We were the kids who would paint the backdrops for the plays put...

One Person, One Vote

One Person, One Vote

January 17, 2020

About a month ago I turned 18, and with that came the new responsibility of being able to vote. It’s arguably the greatest right of being an American citizen, but unfortunately, the way our constitution structures elections effectively makes my vote null and void in a presidential election.     I registered to vote the day I turned 18 and without hesitation, I registered as a Democrat. If...

Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang

January 10, 2020

Andrew Yang is the perfect example of the American Dream. Born in New York from Taiwan immigrants, Yang went on to study at Brown and Columbia University. He is a former lawyer, CEO, and entrepreneur. Witnessing the effects of the financial crisis, he founded the non-profit Venture for America organization. The VFA recruits college graduates and places them with start-ups in struggling cities across the coun...

My Bucket List

My Bucket List

January 8, 2020

Whether it’s traveling or learning to speak a new language, everyone has at least one thing they want to do before they die. No one knows how long they have left to do all of the things they want so I've compiled a list of all the things I wish to do. Maybe it will spark some inspiration with what you wish to add to your bucket list. 1) Learn a new language I think that learning a new language w...

I Need Longer Pants

I Need Longer Pants

December 19, 2019

If you don’t know me, you have probably seen me walking down the hallways. Yes, I am the really tall girl you see on your way to class. No, I don’t wear men’s size 13 Nike’s. Yes, I have always been this tall. No, I am not on the basketball team. Being a 6’2” teenager, I answer these types of questions a lot. I have also faced lots of challenges that come with my height. Believe me, I ...

10 Tips For Surviving a College Visit

10 Tips For Surviving a College Visit

December 4, 2019

For juniors and seniors, picking a college can be a very stressful decision, but college visits make the process a lot easier for students who are feeling overwhelmed. As a junior, I have already started attending college tours, most recently the University of Mississippi. Here are some tips that, in my experience, are helpful when attending a college visit. Tip #1: Have a list of schools ...

Tips for Self Care

Tips for Self Care

December 1, 2019

High school can be a pretty overwhelming time trying to balance school work and maintain a social life. Finding the time to take care of yourself can be difficult, and easily forgotten about. Mental health and physical health are equally important. It’s important to take care of yourself. It can relieve an ample amount of stress, making you feel better.  Here are some tips for maintaining good ment...

Winter Date Ideas

Winter Date Ideas

December 1, 2019

Winter is fast approaching, and with temperatures already dropping into the 20's at night, it feels like it's arrived. With winter comes the inevitable "cuffing season." This is the time of year when people get together to combat the cold, loneliness, and holidays. Here are some fun date ideas for this time of year: Ice Skating An excellent winter date idea for you and your partner is to go ice skat...

Four Plastic Items to Stop Using Right Now

Four Plastic Items to Stop Using Right Now

November 30, 2019

A majority of the plastic produced by humans ends up as litter or can be found in a landfill. According to Environmental Health News, plastic humans rely on can have detrimental health effects. Chemicals are often added to these plastics that are harmful to people. Some of these chemicals have been found to cause a change in hormones.  Even though plastics have an immense amount of negative impacts, they are still consta...

Our Experience at Nationals

Our Experience at Nationals

November 30, 2019

Throughout the course of our five-day stay, we dove deep into the purpose of student journalism and discussed the best ways to reach and appeal to our audiences. We met with professionals, met a First Amendment hero, attended break-out sessions with top advisers across the nation, and met other student journalists who are as passionate as we are. OPENING CEREMONY During the opening ceremony, we he...

Why I Hate The Walking Dead

Why I Hate The Walking Dead

November 30, 2019

AMC’s The Walking Dead is about a group of people trying to survive zombies in a post-apocalyptic world. They face other communities and become rivals. They endure shortages of food, ammunition, and shelter. And through all of it, they navigate human relationships. The show started in 2010 with leading actor Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, a sheriff who is on the search for his wife and son. After f...