Picking Your Candidate: The Guide to Political Romance

Elections are a form of declaration; a chance for the country to proudly proclaim, “This is what we want, this is what we need.” However, we can only proudly proclaim that as a nation when everyone within our borders has put forth their own opinions. To do so requires some new legislation and education. If…

The Role of the Boston Public Library in the 21st Century

The question “Where is your favorite spot in the city?” is a complete no-brainer for me. The answer will always be, “the Boston Public Library.” It has been there for me more than any sort of entity has been in the past three years (well, at least until nine o’clock). It’s where I spend my…

A Comparison of Chinese and American Stationary

When I first started high school in the United States after moving from China, I was very confused about the whole stationery system. I didn’t understand why American students used such simple and plain notebooks and pens. It seemed like most of the notebooks were in fundamental colors like black, red or blue. If you…

School Me On Dyslexia

A couple of days ago I had a class on story telling. The teacher was talking about how literacy, and the need for literacy, has grown over the past hundred years. A thousand years ago you were not required to know how to read to have credibility or to just simply be a human being….

So You Want to Take a Gap Year

“You need to go to college.” This phrase has become a mantra of sorts to teens and young adults everywhere. Without college, you won’t succeed or find a job. Without college, you won’t be prepared to make it on your own. Jumping right into college after high school, however, isn’t the only choice. Many students…