“Transferring Schools During a Pandemic”

As seen in "Talkative Teen" via "The Beacon" Newspaper COVID-19 or not, transferring high schools is always a nerve-wracking experience. In my case, the move was very much voluntary, to the point of making the arrangements myself. After three years in one place, grade 11 felt like the year of change. However, there was one … Continue reading “Transferring Schools During a Pandemic”

“The New Mutants” Spoiler Review: Marvel and LGBTQ+ Representation

Preface: Full disclosure, I am a casual Marvel fan at best. I have minimal knowledge of the characters and this *origin story?* was my first exposure to the X-Men. When I saw the first trailer for "The New Mutants" I was (pleasantly) surprised to see that not only is the story based around characters my … Continue reading “The New Mutants” Spoiler Review: Marvel and LGBTQ+ Representation

Top 12 Modern Musical Theatre Songs Guaranteed to Make You Cry a River

Because we all just need to let it out sometimes. Disappear - Dear Evan Hansen In all honesty, there aren't many songs from this show that WILL NOT bring tears to your eyes. Dear Evan Hansen tells the story of a community coming together in the aftermath of a teen's unfortunate suicide. "Disappear" is a … Continue reading Top 12 Modern Musical Theatre Songs Guaranteed to Make You Cry a River

How To Support Someone Going Through a Difficult or Major Transitional Time

From a house fire survivor From personal experience I can say watching someone you deeply care about go through something challenging is one of the most heartbreaking experiences a person can live. In these times, supporting them is key... but how? As someone who has been on both sides of this situation, as I'm sure … Continue reading How To Support Someone Going Through a Difficult or Major Transitional Time

One Year Since My Parents’ Separation: What I’ve Learned

As the title so boldly says, today marks one year since my parents decided to separate. This topic is by no means something easy to write about, but I know many of my readers are kids around my age going through similar things. I don't like to think about that morning. The morning I woke … Continue reading One Year Since My Parents’ Separation: What I’ve Learned