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Self-Power over Self-Pressure Blog

Numbers drive our world… 89.5 – the minimum percentage to earn an A in a class, 36 – the maximum ACT score, 1600 – the maximum SAT score, 4.0 – the maximum unweighted GPA, and on it goes. Why? It’s simple: numbers make things easier to grapple with, understand, and then share. Fitness is often defined by numbers like your mile time

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Redefining College Pressure

By Alive Teens Jatin Mathur and Sanjana Ramrajvel The Alive Center has written this blog post as part of its messaging plan throughout the school year. This month’s topic concerns after high school plans, which typically involve strong pressure to attend college. This...

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Alive Teens Take On The Culture of Pressure

By Jatin Mathur (NNHS Senior) and the teen Alive Media Group (AMG) Our community has suffered a great deal in the past year. The events of this year have brought contemporary underlying issues of teen stress pressure to the forefront of community discussions. We at...

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Finding Humanity in Failure

The smooth, silvery keys under my fingers, the cane reed between my lips, and the stand, providing a barrier between me and my audience. That was what I needed to focus on. Myself, my instrument, and my music. If only it were that simple. Instead of rooting me in...

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Failing My Way to Success

Society often views failure as a bad thing. As children, we hear about failure in the media and we witness its repercussions through our parents, role models, and overall surroundings. It is no lie that the idea of failure holds an extremely negative connotation, and...

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Dealing with Good and Bad Stress?

Many may think the best way to deal with Stress is to avoid unnecessary ways of building up pressure. It’s best to avoid ways to increase Stress levels apposed to trying to deal with it later. Stress can be defined as: A state of mental or emotional strain or tension...

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