Making choices for a positive impact

Something I’ve noticed recently is how shallow we, humanity, have become. What I mean by that is we seem to have become more obsessed with what we lose or gain (often money) by doing something, rather than the actual importance and impact of what it is we’re doing.

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When Hollywood should reboot movies

I’m sure you’ve heard it from your film-centric friends or even said it yourself at some point. You go online, look at the latest movie news and find out that your favorite movie from the '80s is getting remade. You think, “No! That movie is perfect! Leave it alone!” We’ve all been guilty of it, and although Hollywood could stand to promote more original material in favor of reboots and remakes, it doesn’t mean that remakes are entirely unnecessary.

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Making choices for yourself

From the moment we’re born, it seems like we’re in a huge rush to grow up. When we’re toddlers, we want to learn how to walk; when we’re five, we’re ready to go to school; and when we’re teenagers, we want nothing more than the keys to a car. It’s a repeating game of "ready, set, go" for our whole lives, but doesn’t it sound better to just take our time? 

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The evolution of words

In school we read the classics: books that have stood the test of time and hold words of both eloquence and grace. We read and study these books because they represent the pinnacle of language.  

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Column: Breaking down the Kyrie Irving trade

Whether you’ve been paying attention to it or not, the National Basketball League (NBA), as it is right now, has never been more popular (or exciting).   A major contributing factor has been this summer’s offseason of blockbuster trades and franchise-altering free-agency signings that have an equivalent amount of drama as an episode of Game of Thrones.

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Nostalgia and moving forward

Can you think of a time in your life that you were fond of? Think of a time in your past when you felt happy or joyful, whether it’s recent or many years ago when you were younger. It doesn’t have to be anything major but simply a time when you felt happy to be alive. How often do you think back to those times? Do you ever find yourself longing for those memories to become a reality again? I’m sure we all have something from our past that we miss, and that’s normal. Nostalgia is completely natural when life becomes a bit dull. However, I find that spending too much time thinking about the past prevents us from moving into the future.

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