What We Do Now Defines The Future

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By Jillian Stacia

I was in sixth grade when September 11th happened. I don’t remember a lot from that day, but I do remember the feeling of being scared. I knew the adults were scared. I knew something bad was happening. I didn’t know what the Twin Towers were or what terrorism meant, but I knew everything was suddenly going to be different.

When I went home that night, my Dad told me to write down my feelings and what had happened that day. You’re going to want to remember this, he said. I didn’t follow his advice, but I regret it now. I wish I could remember exactly what I was thinking and feeling that day. Continue reading

10 Things To Do On Inauguration Day

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By Catherine Miele

I’m just going to lay my feelings out: I’m still shocked, I’m still in denial, and I’m still unsure how I will wrap my mind around the next 4 years of the Trump Administration.

The American People (well, slightly less than half of American voters, if we’re being honest) spoke, so I get it. The votes were counted and the rallies were staged, yet while I promise to remain respectful, gentle, kind, and protective of my fellow Americans, especially those who live in the margins of society, I’m not going down silently.

I haven’t decided what I will be doing on Inauguration Day this Friday, which is why I’ve put together a list of 10 alternatives. Pick one, pick ‘em all. Just keep that mind of yours looking forward! Continue reading