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Entitlement to Education

Throughout our lives we get accustomed to free education. Think elementary school, middle school and high school. If you want to continue your education, there is a slight culture shock for continuing onto community college. You might hear grumblings in the hallway about the price they are paying for their quarter’s units. There is an even bigger culture shock for continuing onto a … Read More

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Community is Needed in Classrooms

If I’ve stressed anything in all my writings on Never What You Think, it’s that community is important to life.  It helps us get our heads out of ourselves and recognize that there are others in this world.  It helps us recognize that our individual actions affect a greater body. … Read More


9 Life Lessons From Being Raised by a Fitness Mom

Pushing yourself physically has many parallels to pushing yourself in life. My mom is a fitness trainer and always kicks me in the butt to get in shape, get out there, and get what I want. Naturally, her training spilled over to her parenting and it has shaped the way I approach … Read More

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Are Tattoos No Longer Taboo?

When my happy-go-lucky liberal parents were kids, those who chose body art like tattoos had a shadow cast upon them. Tattoos were for thugs, criminals, and "loose" individuals regardless of the symbolism, amount, or size of the design(s). A tattoo was a "taboo" thing that only … Read More

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Math & Me: The Complicated Formula for Finding Love

I’ve never been great at math. Sure, the average arithmetic and algebra make (enough) sense to me, but anxiety sets in when the subject turns to statistics. Ask me to convert a z score to an x value given a certain probability or what the degrees of freedom are from an … Read More


Why Does the 21st Century Suck At [Post-]Labels?

Is it just me, or does the 21st century confuse everyone greatly?  Take the ideas of labels, for example.  Titles, boundaries, statuses—if anything, this era takes great pride in doing away with these pieces of frivolous nonsense.  That said, not only does our generation have its … Read More

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I’m Not Undateable, Everyone Else Is

Every time I visit my grandparents, they never fail to ask me if I have a boyfriend. My answer 95% of the time is, “no.” My answer also never fails to perplex them because they don’t see why I can’t just find someone. That’s just it, though. I can’t just find someone. The more I … Read More

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What Happened to Common Courtesy?

Maybe I'm too old-fashioned,well-rounded, and open-minded. Maybe I care about what other people think more than most.  Maybe I'm in the minority, but what ever happened to common courtesy? It used to be everywhere around me, in some places more than others.  I've lived in … Read More

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Exhausted and Anxious

Exhausted and anxious. Tired and scared. Confused and lost. These are the words that describe most people. Which explains their need to be told what to do. They’re tired, scared, and lost. They just want to sit back and not think. They want to be told what to do. They accept … Read More

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When Charting Out the Big Picture, Don’t Forget to Include the Legend

If you’ve never taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), it basically boils down your personality to four categories. These categories are represented through an abbreviation, like INTJ or ESFP. Each letter represents a preference between opposing categories: Extroversion … Read More

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Forget Banning Bossy. Be A Boss Instead.

First, Sheryl Sandberg asked women to lean in, and I’m all for that. Now, she’s asking people to ban the word bossy from their vocabulary, and I just can’t get behind it. First of all, there’s not enough research to confirm that the word bossy is indeed correlated to … Read More

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Why Friendships Are Hard to Maintain After College

Friendships change as a post-graduate.  This seems to be a running theme for everyone who has been through the education system for over 15 years.  Friendships that were formed through the forging of classrooms tend to fall apart on the wayside.  This is not caused by arguments … Read More

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