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It’s Time to Change the Way We Teach Math

It’s Time to Change the Way We Teach Math

Paula Montoro

May 31, 2019

If you are afraid of math and hate the subject, if you panic on tests or blank out and forget what you have studied, you’re definitely not alone. According to the University of Nebraska, math anxiety affects more than 50 percent of the U.S. population. Students associate math with frustration ...

Social Media Should Enforce Limits on Hate Speech

Social Media Should Enforce Limits on Hate Speech

Paula Montoro

April 29, 2019

It took almost half an hour and thousands of views before the video of the New Zealand massacre was reported to Facebook and was finally removed. More than 200 users watched the live stream of the mosque attacks in Christchurch, and in a short time, images, and even the complete video, were shared ...

Women in Sports Ask for Equality

Women in Sports Ask for Equality

Paula Montoro

April 24, 2019

Because of the rain, the soccer field feels different. It smells like wet soil, and water drops are still falling from the sky. After almost three days, the first rays of sunshine reflect on the grass. The temperatures are still low, but not even the weather could stop the women’s soccer team from t...

The Meaning of Love in an Age of Change: How Teenagers Struggle on Valentine’s Day

The Meaning of Love in an Age of Change: How Teenagers Struggle on Valentine’s Day

Paula Montoro

February 7, 2019

You’ve probably noticed that almost every store in town is decorated with huge red hearts and flowers, meaning Valentine’s Day is coming up. February 14th is the best day of the year for lovers to express their affection with gifts and greetings. However, we all know that it is also the best day ...

Freshman Faces Pitfalls and Benefits of Ambition

Freshman Faces Pitfalls and Benefits of Ambition

Paula Montoro

December 13, 2018

“I know I have big goals. I want to be someone important,” said Koryania Robinson, a freshman who is already sure about her life goals. Robinson lived in New York City for seven years where she had access to more cultural events and was exposed to very different experiences and people. Althoug...

Education Should be a Mirror of Society

Education Should be a Mirror of Society

Paula Montoro

December 9, 2018

I am from Madrid, Spain, where I attend Joaquin Araujo High School. This year I am studying in the United States at Loy Norrix High School. Being a foreign exchange student has given me the chance to analyze and understand things through a different perspective; education is one of those things. T...

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