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Autumn Poems: Beauty & Melancholy

Autumn represents a unique mix of beauty and melancholy. Dawn and dusk draw closer together. Neighborhoods are filled with the sound of golden leaves rustling through the street. Sweaters and scarves keep us warm as we sip hot cocoa and pumpkin spiced lattes. Fall storms are harbingers for the cold and dark winter yet to come. The following list of poems evoke fall in all its glory and dread. Continue reading Autumn Poems: Beauty & Melancholy

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An Uncomfortable Conversation About White Privilege

Racial equality is not and will never be a static state of being. Instead, this kind of equality is fluid, where millions of interactions between millions of people have the net result of equality. It starts with identification, and denying the fact that White Privilege exists undercuts the very idea of America as a meritocracy. Continue reading An Uncomfortable Conversation About White Privilege

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Waking up before your alarm goes off: To get up or Not to get up

Is there anything worse than hearing an alarm clock go off? Unfortunately for many of us, that’s exactly how we start each day. However, every once in a while, we’re blessed (or cursed) with waking up an hour or two before the alarm. When this happens, we’re faced with a critical decision: rise up out of those comfy sheets and blankets and get a head start on the day, or try and go back to sleep. Continue reading Waking up before your alarm goes off: To get up or Not to get up

What Actually Happens to Your Skin When You Get Sunburned

Not getting burnt is kind of like not drinking too much. Yea, we know you’re not supposed to, but sometimes it happens, like when the temperature first hits 80 after a long winter, or when margaritas are half off. But what actually happens to your body and your skin when you get burnt? Are there more serious implications other than just some tender shoulders and flakey skin? The short answer is yes. Continue reading What Actually Happens to Your Skin When You Get Sunburned