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Book Recommendation of the Week: The Stone Girl by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

This week’s book recommendation is The Stone Girl by Alyssa B. Sheinmel. A beautifully written but haunting story about a girl struggling with her own body image. 237 more words


15 Days Without a Head

The title of this book drew me in. I was curious about what the author was talking about. Was it a cockroach? A chicken? I had to read the synopsis on the back to figure it out. 336 more words

Young Adult

Stupid Things I Do When: I Talk To A Boy I Like

8 Stupid Things I Do When:

I Talk To A Boy I Like

by The Girl In a Headband

In all honesty, I can’t find any time to write on this blog.  870 more words

Inner Thoughts

College Cousins Share 'Right to Party'

About a week, ago I asked for a guest blogger to address some of my questions about the partying behavior of today’s college students.  This request stemmed from my inability to make sense of the idea of university students’ ‘right to party,’ following the riot in Isla Vista, adjacent to The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) on April 5th. 799 more words


Be Yourselfie: The Newest Trend in Self Portraits

In 2013 a new word was added to the dictionary: Selfie. For those living under a rock, Oxford took it upon themselves to define it as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.” This recent trend has exploded among teens and 20-somethings. 530 more words


The Respect Dare – Dare 13 – Who has Time? – For Parents of Tweens & Teens

Reading through The Respect Dare assignment for her small group on Tuesday morning, Alison was surprised at the emotion she was feeling. It had been years since her kids were that young. 863 more words