Staying Productive During Winter Break

People walking in snowfall

Just because it’s winter break doesn’t mean you can’t be productive during this period. // Photo Source: ABQ Journal

Before you know it, winter break is just around the corner and it’ll give you a chance to take a breather from school, particularly if you’re in college. And while this period away from school may sound like heaven, it simply just wouldn’t do if you just spent the entire time lazing about. Just think of all the good things you can do with your spare time this winter. So if you’d rather do something fun and productive during winter break as opposed to lounging about in your home, here are some great suggestions you might want to consider.

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Reasons Why Racial Diversity in Schools is Important

Racially diverse children

The future of our nation depends on schools being more racially diverse. // Photo Source: Huffington Post

The United States of America is a melting pot of various cultures that it’s interesting to see how the social landscape has evolved because of such diversity. In today’s schools, it’s not that remarkable to see Caucasian kids hanging out with students of Asian, Hispanic, or African-American backgrounds. It’s a situation that, in American schools of yore, would have been highly controversial, if not almost unthinkable. Even though the nation has come a long way from confronting the issues of slavery and civil rights, racism is still a rampant black cloud that lingers over American society despite the US having a biracial President with some African heritage.

In order to combat racial discrimination, kids need to be taught the importance of valuing and understanding people from various ethnic backgrounds. This is why racial diversity in schools should be viewed as a good thing for the young generation of today, and here are several other reasons why schools in the US should be more open to accepting students of color.

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Bright Young Things: Four Celebrity Role Models for Teen Girls

Emma Watson and Ban Ki-Moon

Emma Watson seated next to UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon. // Photo Source: Vanderbilt Political Review

Recently, Harry Potter alumna Emma Watson made headlines when she delivered a speech about feminism and gender equality at a United Nations summit. The 24-year-old British actress received a standing ovation from the dignitaries present in the UN assembly, and news of her speech gained strong support from her peers in the field of arts and entertainment. The world certainly needs more uplifting and positive figures like Emma, because people like her are trying to make our world a better place to live in. Luckily, she is not alone when it comes to being inspirational role models for teen girls everywhere, as these five notable young celebrity ladies have shown with class and elegance.

WARNING: mentions of subjects like bulimia, self-harm, and body images issues under the cut, so please be aware before clicking the cut.

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