By Leah Kendal (‘24) On September 1, 2021, the Texas Heart Beat Act was put into action by 82 Republican representatives and one Democrat. This law bans all abortions after a fetal heartbeat has been detected, as early as six weeks into the pregnancy. There is no exception to this ban for pregnancies resulting from incest or rape. Medical professionals deem the name of the … Continue reading Op-Ed Contest: 1st Place– Heart Beats
By Leah Kendal (’24) I asked this question to Kelly Petrocella of Raymond James financial. Ms. Petrocella has been with the company for fifteen years, as both a researcher and financial advisor. For five years, Kelly withstood the “monotony” of analyzing the stock market because of her love of the field. Her passion for finance began in high school when her favorite class was math. … Continue reading “What Do You Wish You Knew in High School?”￼
By Abigail Kendal (’22) Over the past year, we have become hypervigilant about our physical health, and for a good reason. As we have separated from loved ones, abandoned activities, and distanced ourselves from friends, one phrase has become eerily common. We are all in this together. From subway stops to school emails and store cancellations, this mantra has defined the past year. It’s a … Continue reading It’s Not Enough
By Abigail Kendal (’22) Oftentimes, we live in a dichotomous world: a world defined by black and white and yes and no decisions. Disciplines are either technical and scientific or creative and imaginative. Cures are medical or alternative. We study biology, chemistry, and physics or history, art, and literature. However, these intersections blur more often than we may expect. The study of psychiatry lies directly … Continue reading A New Wave
By Abigail Kendal (’22) As the most important election of our lives approaches quickly, many emotions are slowly starting to bubble to the surface. Our parents are worried about their crippling debt, our neighbors are pleading for racial justice, our grandparents are anxious about the future of our healthcare system, and our friends are fighting ceaselessly to restore our planet. We are all aware of … Continue reading The Brain and the Ballot Box
Abigail Kendal (‘22) We have all heard it before. Imagery. Symbolism. Visualization. Typically we associate these words with our literature classes and timed writing assignments, however, scientists are beginning to associate these common phrases with more recent findings. In essence, a study conducted at the University of New South Wales proved why some people can easily visualize mental images while others cannot. Dr. Rebecca Keogh … Continue reading What Do You See?
By Abigail Kendal (’22) No one needs a lecture. In this day and age, we are all experiencing the same fears, worries, and anxieties associated with COVID-19, and in this world of social distancing and self-quarantine, it is imperative that we remember to take care of ourselves in addition to caring for those around us. In an effort to spread positivity and promote healthy mental … Continue reading Psychology and the IA Brain: The Lost Year: A Guide to Coping with COVID
By Abigail Kendal (’22) As young people in 2020, we have been conditioned to shut up. In many ways, we have pushed aside as our views are dismissed because we are simply “children”. This is particularly true for our political climate as of late. After all, in a few decades, most of the politicians that we see on stage at debates will no longer be … Continue reading Psychology and the IA Brain: Hear This Voice
By Abigail Kendal (’22) In many ways, the word “inequality” has become synonymous with our world in 2020. Not only are minorities treated differently across all areas of life, but the adversity that millions of people face is often ignored or undermined. A recent study conducted by Professor Claudia Cooper and Dr. Mary Elizabeth Jones of the UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care highlights … Continue reading Psychology and the IA Brain: Healing or Harming?
By Abigail Kendal (’22) Anyone who has a furry friend can attest to the fact that they are probably the best thing that ever happened to them. While dogs are known for bringing emotional stability, comfort, and everlasting friendship into a person’s life, in Los Angeles these canines have been part of a much greater journey: one of trust, healing, and recovery. A revolutionary program … Continue reading Psychology and the IA Brain: A (Wo)man’s Best Friend