A Beginner’s Guide to Getting an Internship

Many people seem to believe an internship is something you shouldn’t worry about until you’re in college, however there are plenty of opportunities for high school students as well. Last year, as an incoming high school junior, I managed to get an internship at my state’s university. To read a little bit about my experience, you can check out the post I wrote on our patreon. … More A Beginner’s Guide to Getting an Internship

A Beginner’s Guide to Staying Focused while Remote Learning

For those of us learning online this school year it can be quite a struggle to stay focused. If it’s everyday or just a few days a week there’s a reason we’re seeing students getting lower grades and struggling more and more. Besides the lack of access to resources we would normally get through the school, the loneliness of not seeing our friends, and the struggles we can have asking questions in class a major struggle for most of us is paying attention. Keep reading to find out more tips to maximize your class time by staying focused. … More A Beginner’s Guide to Staying Focused while Remote Learning

A Democracy in Peril

Yesterday, we watched as the far right stormed into the US Capitol, forcing our lawmakers to evacuate and halt the proceedings of counting electoral votes. We watched as they waltzed in, armed. We watched as law enforcement did virtually nothing, whereas just over half a year ago we watched law enforcement treat Black Lives Matter protestors with much more force over much smaller acts of protest. Seeing as not to speak up would mean to be complicit in these horrendous acts, we decided to take today’s article to talk about what happened. … More A Democracy in Peril

A Beginner’s Guide to Overachievement Overview and Goals

With 2021 (wow that’s still so crazy to say!) finally here, that means we posted our first blog post 7 months ago, on June 1st. We wanted to take a moment and reflect on how our blog did in 2020, and some of the things we hope to do in 2021. So, thank you to everyone who’s read our blog and has supported us. Also, after we get through all of that, we will also be giving our January updates at the end of this post. … More A Beginner’s Guide to Overachievement Overview and Goals

A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Ethical Dilemmas

We often hear of them and often engage in trying to understand them, but oftentimes, philosophical dilemmas can just be extremely hard to comprehend. Whether it’s something like the trolley problems or something a bit more complicated, there’s a couple of ways you can make sure you can grasp the main meaning behind the dilemma. … More A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Ethical Dilemmas

Masculinity and Femininity: The True Meaning Behind It

What is a man? What is a woman? What are the traits of these genders? How have these terms evolved over time? We define and group these genders based on the toxic stereotypes society has set up until now. “Women are supposed to stay home and take care of their families. They need to wear makeup and have long hair to look beautiful. They should wear beautiful dresses to show their femininity.” “Men should be physically strong. Men need to take upon the role of being the head of the family. Men should be athletic to show their strength and masculinity. Anything less than that will make society think they aren’t masculine enough.” … More Masculinity and Femininity: The True Meaning Behind It

A Beginner’s Guide to Being Productive Over Break

On this blog you see a lot of posts about being productive, getting work done, studying; but that’s not the only thing an overachiever needs to do. You’ll also notice if you read a lot of our posts a big part of being productive and working hard is also knowing when to take a break. So here’s 4 ways to be the most productive over break: by using it the way it’s intended. Chances are if you’re reading this you need to hear it, relax, take a nice drink of water, and start using your break right. … More A Beginner’s Guide to Being Productive Over Break

A Beginner’s Guide to Studying for Standardized Tests Over Break

Knowing that you have a lot of standardized tests to take in the spring semester often means you want to use your winter break to study for them. This isn’t always easy, especially after getting burnt out from the previous semester, however it’s something very important for you to do if you want to be as successful on your tests as you want to be. Preparing for a standardized test is not easy, but with the proper tips and tricks, you can be sure to get to a point you’re happy with. … More A Beginner’s Guide to Studying for Standardized Tests Over Break

Elena’s Year of 2020

The past year has been full of ups and downs. It was by far one of the most and least eventful years there have been, due to a number of factors and in a lot of different ways. Personally, I’ve seen a lot of growth in myself over the past year, as well as some ways that I could definitely have more improvement in, which is why I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year. … More Elena’s Year of 2020