By Sophia Sajan (’22) Them: “Your speech was by far the best, you’re so good!” Me: “No, it was so bad, I messed up so many times and I hate it.” How does one respond to such praise? I can tell you for sure that is exactly how I would respond. Do I take it and risk looking stuck up, or do I deny them … Continue reading Are you ok? – Thanks!
By Sophia Sajan (’22) The Mortal Instruments “When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else … Continue reading 10 Books To Read During Quarantine!
By Sophia Sajan (’22) “I find no enjoyment in life anymore. I’m just sad and down and drained all the time. I lost all enjoyment for the things I used to love doing and my hobbies and all I want to do is sit in bed on my phone and I don’t know what to do anymore. And I just wanna go home to my … Continue reading Are you ok? – Moving On
By Sophia Sajan (’22) “I feel like all the problems that I have just aren’t listened to and understood by my friends and all my achievements aren’t either. I always care for everyone and celebrate everyone and give up my time but no one does it for me and it’s tiring.” Anonymous As someone who is dubbed the “mom”, or the “therapist” of my friend … Continue reading Are you Ok? – Can I vent for a sec?
by Sophia Sajan (’22) “Lately I’ve been feeling really sad and anxious and it’s just been really hard on me.” – Anonymous If you’re anything like me, AKA a human being who makes numerous mistakes, you have been so acutely terrified to the outcome of your math final that you are concerned you’re going to pass out. … Continue reading Are you Ok? – Why You Worry
By Sophia Sajan (’22) If you’re a girl, you’re familiar with the average greeting: “OMG, hey girl! You are so cute, ilysm.” And you are surely no stranger to seeing another girl’s gorgeous body and pondering what the world could be if you looked like that. The age-old struggle of confidence and self-love; it’s a hard one. Made infinitely worse by the rise of social … Continue reading Are you ok? – Confidence: the lifetime struggle of body image
By Sophia Sajan (’22) “Hi I’m a sophomore and I don’t get along well with my family very well have any advice?” Anonymous Everyone has someone in their family that they don’t always see eye to eye with. Personally, it’s me vs my dad because we are so alike that we can’t get along. For you, it may be a sibling or a Crazy Aunt … Continue reading Are you ok? – Dear Mom and Dad – Were You Ever Teenagers?
By Sophia Sajan (’22) “I have this friend I think is really cool but recently it seems they’ve started hating me? I don’t know why or what happened or if I’m just imagining it. What should I do?” – Anonymous I am glad you asked. Throughout our entire lives, people will come and go. In my personal experience, I grew up with a different best … Continue reading Are you Okay? – The Right Fit
By Sophia Sajan (’22) That mean student from your math class is at it again. They are relentless. Somehow, he or she knows exactly what to say to get under your skin, knows every insecurity you’ve buried deep down, and exploits them. Maybe that bully has nudged you into the lockers in the 200 hallway or maybe pointed out your inherent shortness in front of … Continue reading Are you ok? – How To Win at Bullying