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    Last summer I packed my things into boxes and drove away. I left behind a loving group of people in the name of making happiness my priority. Living in the desert felt like dying. My whole being had been so incredibly weighed down by the toxic energy that I was surrounded by, the anger people unco...
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    Step one: Acknowledge that you’re losing him. When he comes to school with burns up and down his arms, know that it isn’t “no big deal,” as he claims. When he casually jokes about destructive behavior, notice the haunting look in his eyes that suggests there is nothing cas...
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    Isabelle Caro was born on September 12th, 1982 to Marie Caro in Aubergenville, France. Her mother fell into mental illness when Caro was 4 and she became obsessed with restraining Caro’s growth. Mrs. Caro heard that fresh air aided children’s development so Isabelle spent much of her childhood c...
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    Two centuries ago Mark Twain said, “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” In 2009 in a proposal on education reform, Bill Gates said “When the tests are aligned to the common standards, the curriculum will line up as well – and that will unleash powerful market forces i...
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    George Orwell’s dystopia novel, 1984, was penned in response to the turbulent threat of totalitarian regimes sprouting up in Europe and Asia in the 1940’s. It took the ideas and philosophies in their infancies and accelerated them into a global epidemic, but such ideas were not new in the realm ...
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    Often we look back on things as if they were flawless. We don’t see the problems because we don’t live them. We don’t see them if no one wanted to talk about them even when they were happening. In the 1950’s we had just gotten back from war and there was pressure to show what we fought for i...
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    One can be born poor and with great determination, make a fortune for themselves and one can be born wealthy but through rampant carelessness squander their fortune. Poverty is defined by two factors: circumstance and motivation. Some people fall on harsh time, of no fault of their own but are st...
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    The common perception of comic book characters is that the heroes are good and the villains are evil. It’s that easy and few think much further of them than that. Perhaps this phenomenon was born from the school of thinking that comics are for children. Children who are naïve and incapable of und...
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    Excuse me, love tell me again why you spin with abandon and antiquity? Slipping in cobwebs beneath expectations of eld and heredity. Showing strength of smoke and falling up like confetti You're torn apart and sewn back together all wrong. Swinging from cloud to ocean, always wet, alw...
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    It was hot those summers, hotter than it had ever been. And the smell was sweet with despair. An oily film coated everything, leaving you with the constant sensation of being dirty. We shuffled onto the bus. There were bars on the windows and obscenities scratched into the thick white paint that...
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