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The Power of the Nerd: Being Smart is the New Cool

By Ashleigh Braun Gone are the days of traditional school stereotypes of “nerds” and “cool” kids. In today’s society, being smart is not only accepted, but also celebrated. People with intelligence and unique ideas are no longer the ones being bullied for studying or hanging out at the library. They are the ones getting into […]

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Swamp Talk: My Grades Don’t Define What I’ve Learned

By Sarah Loftus Every semester, I grow in ways I didn’t think possible, and this semester, I learned one of my most valuable lessons a few weeks ago. In elementary, middle and high school, I was constantly told how important grades were. I have a high-achieving older sister, educated grandparents and parents. My dad’s family […]