Standing for Something…How Do I Get There?

By Elana B One afternoon, I found myself seated at a table with nine individuals I had never met. It was part of my job as a convention management team member to have lunch with representatives from a variety of states and territories, and lay the groundwork for a major, week-long political convention in New York City. The topic of my religion came up--no one at the table knew that I was a member of my particular church. Maybe everyone assumed that no one attending the luncheon would be so. I...
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Is Standing Up for Yourself Worth it?

By Haleigh N. High school is usually the time for young teenagers to find themselves and figure out what path that they want to take in life: “Where am I going? What do I want to become? What steps do I need to take?” For me in particular, I feel like I was more conscious about my existence as an individual than anyone else. I wanted to stand out. I wanted to be somebody that people knew. But there was one problem: I was just an ordinary individual who just didn’t stand out. It was an aver...
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Be Strong, and Know that I Am God

By Andrea B. Like all of us, I feel profoundly affected by the recent events of the Boston bombing. As I’ve tried to process such human tragedy, I have been moved by the overwhelming signs of love and support for the Boston community. One slogan that I have latched on to--which has become ubiquitous on buses, t shirts, Twitter accounts, and even the Red Sox Green Monster--is the phrase Boston Strong, truncated down to the charge to “B(e) Strong”. It is a clarion call to show resiliency in the f...
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