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To My Girls

To my girls, Last night as we sat in the¬†basement of Brooke’s familiar house in our prom dresses, I started to reminisce about all of the times we’ve had there. Times when we had never put on eyeliner,¬†passed our driver’s tests, or seen an R-rated movie. Times when we stayed up late into the night […]

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A Soundtrack for the End

Hello all. I graduate high school three weeks from tomorrow, and hopefully by this point you all know that I’m a bundled mess of nostalgia, tears, and sappy music. So, I’ve combined all of those lovely feelings into a Soundtrack for the End. Here’s ten songs that I’ll have on repeat for the next 22 […]

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Short & Sweet

A year ago yesterday (April 9th), I took a school trip to listen to a speech given by Mary Beth Tinker and Cathy Kuhlmeier. I know that to most those aren’t household names, but both of these women helped shape student journalism culture¬†with their cases that made it to the Supreme Court. Sticking with the […]

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experience, remember, repeat

“No, no, no, no, hold on. Just–I need another second, please. I need to remember every little thing about how perfect my life is right now at this exact moment.” My life is moving in hyper speed. I graduate high school in 32 days. My prom dress is hanging in my closet, itching to be […]

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Be the Leslie Knope of Whatever You Do

Over the past three weeks I have learned two things. The first thing is that, based on my intense sobbing upon finishing the final episode of Parks and Recreation, I am becoming a much more emotional person. The second is that I am in love with Amy Poehler. Do these two things correlate? Probably. Here’s a quote: “Emotions are […]

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The One Thing That Connects Us All

As you ring in 2016 this evening, I want you to think of your favorite song. Play it out loud right now if you can. As you listen, try to become aware of all of the sounds it is compiled of. Try and focus on a background vocal or a quiet beat that you may have never […]

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The Day I Took a 45 Minute Long Shower (a look back on the first week of senior year)

On Friday night, right before the first football game of the season, I was sitting at Panera with the girls that make up the varsity cheer squad, and I started to think about the past week of my life. After a moment of consideration I said, “The first week of senior year has already been […]

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The Day I Started a Blog

Hi. My name is Lauren, but if you followed a link here from some sort of social media you already know that. I’m seventeen years and eleven months old, I’m five feet eight inches tall, and tomorrow at 7:50 AM I start my senior year of high school. I’m that person that is already nostalgic […]