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Gabriella Fleischman, 17

Turning It Off Time is relative. One hour plagued by boredom is not the same as one hour engaged in excitement; one hour of anxiety is not the same as one hour of tranquility; one hour constantly distracted by communication devices is not the same as one hour focused on [...]

By | February 28th, 2013|0 Comments

Gabriella Fleischman, 17

Defining Diabetes I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in April of 2009. I stayed up that night for hours crying, clutching the bed sheets into my tearstained face, knowing that somehow my life was different; I would depend on something more than the standard necessities of life to keep [...]

By | November 6th, 2012|0 Comments

Beauty in our Backyard

I remember the first time I stepped into a rowing shell. The boat rocked precariously and the oar felt odd and heavy. Moving through the motions of each stroke

By | April 9th, 2012|0 Comments

Stress Over Sleep

My eyelids drooped slowly. “Just keep them open,” I told myself over and over in my head. I stared at my teacher intently with tired eyes

By | October 24th, 2011|0 Comments

Test of Luck

April 2, 2011: Southwest flight 812, carrying 118 passengers from Phoenix to Sacramento, was at 36,000 feet in altitude when a five-foot long tear opened in the roof of the cabin.

By | May 2nd, 2011|0 Comments