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Karinne Defanti, 17

A Dose of Reality Growing up, I was always told to appreciate life; I was always told to never take anything for granted; I was always told to remember that things could be worse.  These cliché phrases swirled around me my entire childhood, yet it wasn’t until I was fifteen years old that these words held powerful meaning to me. Nearly every adult I had ever met gave me those words of wisdom, but it had little effect on me;… Read More »