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Nivea Helps With Dry Skin

By Luke Lombardi May 6, 2020

Sebastian Casado   Everyone who knows me is aware that I never leave the house without moisturizer. It is something that I’ve felt is always necessary to use to take care of your skin well. My favorite hand lotion is the 48  hour Nivea body lotion with deep nourishing serum and shea butter. I use this product every day. It keeps my hands smooth and smells amazing. The moisturizer keeps your skin fresh and hydrated for 48...

Don’t Let the Pandemic Control Your Life

By Luke Lombardi May 6, 2020

Madison Bara As about a month of quarantine has passed, I am starting to get tired of hearing about the coronavirus (COVID-19). I understand that we are in a pandemic and need to take it seriously, but we don't have to talk about it every minute of the day.  During this quarantine, I rarely listen to the news, as I know that the situation is still going to be the same. Thus, instead of focusing on the...

Why I Dress in Pajamas for School

By Luke Lombardi May 6, 2020

Luke Lombardi On the internet, there has been a lot of discussion lately over whether people should still be getting dressed up for both school and work. I am on the side of online schooling or working from the home office in pajamas. I personally find it comfortable, and it makes my day a little bit better. I completely understand why people decide to dress as if they were in a classroom or their typical work environment....

Why I Watch TV and Read Books Like I Do

By Luke Lombardi April 29, 2020

Luke Lombardi I have always had obsessive behavior. Whether it be anxiety or deciding what to watch on TV, I am always obsessing over things.  Most of the time, this is a bad thing. The only time it is a good thing is when it comes to movies, television and reading books or comics. I tell my family and friends all the time that I am lucky to live in the streaming age.  Due to my obsessive...

The Trip That Changed My Life

By Luke Lombardi April 29, 2020

Gabrielle Ignotis The February after I turned 16, I got my first piece of mail. Up until then, everything that needed to get to me through the post office would be addressed to the “Ignotis Family”, often in the thin script of aunts, grandmothers and other assorted family members. This letter was typed and addressed solely to me. The envelope bore the seal of the National Youth Leadership Forum.     My mother claimed it was a scam,...

The Compelling Woman Whose Name I Do Not Know (QUO VADIS COLUMN CONTEST WINNER)

By Luke Lombardi April 22, 2020

Sehrish Taqweem        Large and watery gray eyes gazed upon me as I walked past a crowded bazaar in Pakistan. I remember her features so well that I don't think they've ever left my mind. Her lips resembling a bruised grape and her face so easy to read. You could see the pain in her rough-looking hands, with a dark scar on the right side of her cheeks. The wind had blown and her shirt rushed to cling...

Living With Someone Who Is Under Quarantine

By Luke Lombardi April 22, 2020

Luke Lombardi The coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit every college student hard, however I am experiencing the effects of living with someone who possibly contracted it, firsthand.  This past week, I found out my brother had been directly exposed to someone who has COVID-19, and the ensuing days have been filled with mayhem and uncertainty. My family found out my brother was exposed to the virus on April 7. We immediately cleared out a room for him to...

Why I Want to Be a Doctor

By Luke Lombardi April 22, 2020

Sanjana Butala The first time I talked about my ambition in life was when I was a preschooler. My mother tells me that it was a small interview conducted in my preschool at a YMCA in Edison, New Jersey for the school yearbook. My mother had no idea about any of this until the yearbook itself came into her hands and she read out what her little tot had written — “I want to be a doctor.”...

The Issues With Social Media

By Luke Lombardi April 22, 2020

Enrique Medel Austin Reinhart Carolina Fus  Every teenager enjoys being on their phone checking their social media accounts 24/7 at school and at their homes, such as Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter or TikTok. It is their preferred tool to communicate with their friends and family, make new friends and to share what’s been going on with their daily life. However, social media should not be allowed on any mobile device due to all the negative ways it...

Coronavirus: Staying Positive Matters During Current Crisis

By Luke Lombardi April 15, 2020

Sanjana Butala The coronavirus (COVID-19) has gotten the best of everyone, including me. It is terrifying, frightening and upsetting. The rate at which it is spreading is alarming. Moreover, the media doesn't do a very good job of shielding our fears either. Everything that I have been hearing about Italy, Iran, Spain and other countries is terrifying, and I hope that all the precautionary measures that our nation is taking will prevent the United States (U.S.). from...