Community Disservice

Community Disservice

A few weeks ago, I was thrust into a Facebook group without my consent. “Harvard-Westlake Community Council” was the title. “Hmm, How uplifting,” I thought. Then I saw the first post: “Hi! I’m the leader of a club with a good name that will look good on my college application, and I’m here to tell […]

A little kindness goes a long way

A little kindness goes a long way

My good friend and I were talking late one afternoon on the way home from school. “Yeah I’m fine.” “You sure?” “Yeah.” “Well okay, but if something is bothering you, I’d be happy to talk about it.” Like usual, we told each other funny things that happened to us during the day, and casually kept […]

Small fish in a big pond

Small fish in a big pond

The phone rang. I answered, not expecting much, but when I hung up, I became a future Harvard-Westlake student. I was in the sixth grade at the time, and I didn’t really consider the ramifications of my acceptance into one of the most prestigious prep schools. My middle school ended in eighth grade and leaving […]