Calafia

Gender Roles in the Modern Age

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yli is My Story

We often suppress individuality in our community, whether it be through stating who may and may not wear makeup, or our restrictive gender roles, so people find themselves trapped within a certain set of rules just to appease societal norms.

The “back doors” of college admissions are still wide open

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yli is My Story

Although the parents in the Varsity Blues scandal were charged for their crimes, the wide open “back door” for wealthy students was never shut. Today, while it may not be a major scandal or illegal crime, money is one of the biggest factors in college admissions.

A Fashion Statement: fighting restrictive gender norms

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yli is My Story

I take great pride in my appearance. I dress in excessive amounts of chains, rings, earrings, and bracelets. These accessories often hold meaning, such as a ring passed down to me belonging to my great-grandmother, as she is the primary inspiration for my fashion.

AP Exams

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yli is My Story

When I was waiting for my first AP scores, the thought of failing and essentially wasting the money that went into the exam haunted me. While this pushed me to study hard for my exams, it became unhealthy.

{Change}

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Campaign Victories

Growing up I’ve always been that girl who was in a bubble. Not your original bubble that has a thin sphere of colorful liquid surrounding it. My bubble was gloomy, dark, and dejected. I’ve always wondered why.