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National Night Out

By: Syd Schertzer National Night Out Day is all about preventing crime and making the neighborhood containing your household a safer environment to live in. The community gathers together in order to look out for one another. Local police will host barbecues and have...

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National Friendship Day

By Syd Schertzer Friendships are some of the most valued possessions in our lives. It makes sense that a day was invented to celebrate them! Friendships share trust, loyalty, memories, fun times, and fights. Friends are like a support person you can go to when you are...

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Back to School!

Amelia Lin's take on returning to school!!! Slowly but surely our days are getting shorter, the weather is cooling down, and every Target is stocking up on pencils, pens, and notebooks. Back to school season is upon us. Whether you’re a student, parent, or teacher,...

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Being a Beginner

By:  Amelia Lin There’s nothing like the feeling of starting something new. The excitement, the not-knowing-what-to-expect, and the nervousness all make these experiences stand out in our memories. Whether it’s picking up a new hobby, finding a first job, or even just...

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Minority Mental Health Month

By: Amelia Lin Every day in this country, we are surrounded by differences that can too easily divide ourselves. Whether it’s race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation, diversity is one of the greatest effects of American freedom. This variety of language,...

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Trusting Yourself

By: Amelia Lin Our world continues to grow more and more connected each day. Every day is a whole new wave of people, ideas, and opinions. In the midst of all this outside commotion, it’s easier than ever to question the role we play in it---what we bring to the...

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It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

By: Amelia Lin Sometimes when we find ourselves in moments of conflict or hardship, a very common defense mechanism kicks in and we ignore our emotions. This could be because we’re afraid to confront the uncomfortable, afraid to add salt to the wound, or just afraid....

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Independence Day

Independence Day by Amelia Lin, Intern On the 4th of July we look forward to barbecues, fireworks, or just a day off from work. Like many other national holidays, it’s easy to forget why this day exists in the first place. However, Independence Day is special because...

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National PTSD Awareness Day

In 2010, the US Senate started a national day of observance for those impacted by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Four years later, it was decided that one day was not enough and the US would honor PTSD Awareness all month long!   Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as "a...

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Summer 2019

Summer Blog 2019 By Syd Schertzer, Intern Summer is finally here! For some that may mean an end to a long stressful school year, for others that may mean getting home from work and still having a sliver of sunlight left to enjoy. Whatever it may be, summer is the time...

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