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Volunteer Hour Requirement Does Not Encompass Intristic Reason for Service
Being well rounded is the one of many goals high school students push to achieve in order to pursue their dreams of getting into college. Feeling the need to take part in extracurriculars, sports, AP classes and various other commitments including co (More)
The Need for Everyday Diplomacy
It is where Model UN delegates rise and fall: the unmoderated caucus. Some delegates cut off others to get a point in in front of the judge, while others choose to run quieter operations as they pick off others to form a smaller group. Some delegates (More)
A Higher GPA at the Cost of Creativity
From culinary arts to ceramics, the opportunities are endless at Freedom. But the restricting and pressuring society of Northern Virginia keeps students like me from enrolling in them. Transitioning from the structured middle school schedules to the (More)
Are We Too Busy for Dinner Anymore?
The typical picture of a perfect American family normally includes the traditional white picket fence life, including hard working parents, siblings who never fight, and a sit-down family dinner in the evening where everyone discusses their day. This (More)
College Board Exploits Students
College Board: the bane of every high schoolers existence. We think we need it, but we know we hate it. College Board tests are pretty much mandatory for anyone who wants to go to college, which results in people ignoring the issues. If someone has a (More)
Is Public Schooling Truly Free?
As the school year begins, there are many opportunities that students are encouraged to be involved in. Although, sports, clubs and organizations all come with an additional cost. Attempting to be involved, I signed up for various activities but w (More)
What makes a good class?
There is sort of a checklist in my mind that creates an enjoyable class for me. The first is the actual course material. While I genuinely enjoy learning, STEM subjects do not appeal to me as much as the social sciences and other writing heavy classe (More)
Pushing your boundaries
Over the past summer, I had the distinct opportunity of attending the Virginia Governor's Spanish Academy. Even after knowing that I had been admitted to this program after a rigorous application process, I still felt very insecure about attending th (More)
Are teens becoming detached from the importance of family?
Teens are beginning to become detached from the importance of family. In the past, family time was very common and seen as a normal outlet for spending your Saturday night. Now, it seems as though spending time with family is considered a waste of ti (More)
So what is with the war on drugs?
From its experience with the Medellin Cartel’s sale of cocaine in cities like Miami and New York City to the introduction of crack in urban environments, the United States is no stranger to drug trafficking. The United States became world renown for (More)
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