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Author: Saniy Sharif

My name is Saniy Sharif, I am 17 years old, and I am currently a senior.
"You never fail until you stop trying"
-Albert Einstien

My Future Career

When I asked myself what I wanted to be when I got older, I had no answer. It made me realize that I had to make a decision. Something that I have always been interested in is business. Working for a business would be interesting, but imagine owning one. I would be able to expand my imagination by coming up with new ideas and controlling the company as a whole. Before my research, I thought…

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Do Photoshopped Images Affect Self-Image and Self-Esteem?

Photoshop is widely recognized for its versatile photo editing software. Since the first introduction of the Apple Mac computer in 1984, Photoshop has been used for various purposes. Photoshop includes many features for photo editing, website design, project layout, and graphic design. Photoshop is often seen as a negative source of creativity, as it is notorious for affecting the self-esteem of young boys and girls, leading to misinterpretation of true beauty for people around the…

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The Inspiration of Music

“Why is it that music makes us feel all sorts of emotions?” Music has the ability to evoke powerful, and emotional responses. Abby Verplank, a sophomore at Eastern, would consider herself more passionate about her love for music than ever. Feeling the different emotions, and feeling the flow of it all. Throughout her few years of high school here at Eastern, she has felt like she can express herself best through music. She’s at a…

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Oprah’s Impact

Oprah Winfrey has accomplished so much. Not only has she risen above challenges in her own life, but her impact has reached and affected countless lives. She is successful, but, most importantly, she uses her success to lift others up and support causes she believes in.  Born January 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi, Oprah Winfrey spent her early life with her grandma but later switched custody between her mom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and her dad…

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The Beauty of Makeup

The concept of makeup can be wrongly portrayed to society in a negative way. Sadly, stereotypes play a big role in this. Generalized comments such as “people only wear make-up because they are insecure,” and insensitive questions such as “why can’t you take advantage of your natural beauty?” overlook the unique reasons and stories behind each person’s choice to use cosmetics.  The standards of beauty have been set very high in society, which can lead…

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Switching in the Midst of a Struggle

Ariba Ali, a junior at Eastern, transferred here last year during a global pandemic. There were many difficulties while transitioning. A hybrid schedule meant that only half of the students were in a school at a time. She had to be socially distanced from her peers. The most difficult part for Ariba was going between online and in-person classes. She was not alone, all of us were struggling as well. This year is so different…

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