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Love shouldn’t hurt: dating abuse in school

Me too. It was a simple statement that created a movement on social media, then radiated outward to thousands of empowered individuals who are continuing to voice their outrage over sexual assault, speak out in favor of gender equality and refuse excuses for violence against

What not to wear: how to avoid unethical brands

Adidas, Forever 21, Walmart, Zara, Urban Outfitters, H&M. What do all these stores have in common—other than being heavily frequented this holiday season? The unfortunate reality is that they all use sweatshop labor, underpay workers or in some other way mistreat their employees. Human exploitation

Parental pressure in the eyes of NHS students

For Northwood students, stress isn’t a temporary event—it’s a state of being. I can hardly name even a fraction of the stressors in our lives: tests, quizzes, essays, homework, college applications, performances, conferences, games, tournaments…and, unfortunately, parents. Too often, students remain silent about the pressure

Legit NHS book spoilers

Quick, you forgot to do last night’s reading, and you have a pop quiz next period—what do you do? Duh! Sparknotes. (Or maybe LitCharts for you upperclassmen who need line-by-line analysis.) Now, not to discredit those wonderful sites—they’ve gotten me through a number of quizzes

Plot Twist: Juice cleanses aren’t healthy

Juice cleanses have been all the rage in the last few years. Trendy juice bars are popping up all over the place, and you’ve probably encountered an advertisement, celebrity or even a friend that told you a juice cleanse would rid your body of toxins,