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    Painting to Ease My Anxiety Episodes

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    Throughout middle school, My mom and I had begun to notice myself picking up anxious tendencies. Mom had struggled with anxiety her whole life, beginning primarily in her teenage years, so naturally she kept a close eye on me. However, throughout my freshman year of high school we both began to notice my anxiety became..

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    My Truth

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    Sometimes it feels nearly impossible to be true to who I am. I wrote this as a testament to all the pain I’ve ever felt. A testament to who I am deep down. My roots can never be outrun, no matter how hard I try to outrun them. And sometimes, that is exactly what you..

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    The O Project

    Marcos Alberti, a Brazilian photographer, is known for his daring movements in pieces reflecting the problems of our modern society through his artwork. He has been recognized for last year’s “3 Glasses” project, exhibiting the before and after style of documenting drinking alcohol in moderation. His newest project is one set out to break down..

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    Latina

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    This poem was inspired by the fierce and courageous Latina women I see every day, both inside and outside my family. Latina women undergo so much, especially those in the past who have dealt with colonization and violence in their home countries. I hope this poem expresses my admiration and gratitude for all Latina women, both..

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    An Interview with Daphne Willis: the Artist Shedding Light on Mental Illness

    Daphne Willis is a singer/songwriter that is taking the music industry by storm. Her heart-wrenching and emotional songs captivate her audience and truly reflect what she’s passionate about. Her most well-known song is called “Somebody’s Someone” and was written from her personal experience with mental health. “Somebody’s Someone” was originally posted on Facebook and soon..

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    The Thing About Apologies

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    In these last few months of 2017, we have endured a number of apology inducing news stories. Herds of influencers, politicians and celebrities have bombarded us with their iPhone notes apologies, and we have struggled to accept them. However, the news seems to be getting worse, while the apologies maintain a consistent level of trained..

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    With Confidence Kicks Out Guitarist Luke Rockets After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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    After sexual misconduct allegations against guitarist Luke Rockets, pop-punk band With Confidence has decided to continue as a three piece. The decision to part ways with Rockets follows a Facebook post from Piper Vidler, which details the inappropriate messages Rockets, 23, sent to her friend, who was at the time 14 years old. In an..

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    Honestly

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    What is something you’re good at? My hand stops abruptly. I hesitate. What are you good at? Simple enough, but I can’t think of an answer. I blow stray hairs away from my eyes and pretend to write something when I see my potential employer looking at me. Two minutes later I hand her the..

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    How Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Went From Disrespectful to an Incredibly Beautiful Representation of Mexican Culture

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    Back in 2013, Disney surprisingly decided to trademark the phrase “Día de Los Muertos,” as the company was making a new movie centered around the Mexican holiday. They did this in order to have control over its name in games, clothing, toys, etc. When the public found out, the backlash quickly began; Latinos all over..