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Empty the Bucket

F ly in a hot air balloon. Go skydiving. Break a world record. Swim with sharks. Visit every country in the world. These activities all sound pretty amazing, but their appeal is lost when they become nothing more than simple boxes to be checked. Bucket lists are a common way for people to keep track…

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Big Blue Bicycles

Imagine if you could hop onto a bicycle in front of Gelb Science Center and ride to Elson Art Center. Imagine if you could do that without having to worry about locks, keys, or a lost bike. Think about it. Wouldn’t these bicycles be Big, Blue, and Nice? Many Andover students use popular sharing services…

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Hopes & Fears For the New School Year

To be a Black girl at a predominantly white institution is a to be locked in a constant struggle to find balance. I must not be too loud nor too sassy nor too intimidating. And most importantly, I must remain unfazed by the ignorance in the world. I must pretend to be okay in order…

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The Journey of Excellence

To me people believe that excellence is what we aim to achieve — something we can reach when we overcome incredible obstacles during our lifetimes. This supposition is false for many reasons. Excellence should not be viewed as the end goal; rather, excellence defines the journey. It is the motivation to succeed and not just…

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World’s Toughest Job

few years ago, Mullen, an advertising agency, posted a “Director of Operations” job listing. This job required availability over 135 hours a week, knowledge in psychology, medicine, personal finance, culinary arts, and transportation, but no salary, no medical benefits, and no appreciation. About two billion people in the world have this job: a mother. Two…

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