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Candace Hamilton

Redefine Heros

A typical description of a hero is someone who shows great bravery, valor, and prowess. Though this is the dictionary definition that everyone knows, it may not be the meaning that fully describes what a hero is to a specific person around the world. YHM wants to know how others describe what a hero is to them, so we sit down with student Candace Hamilton to find out. A hero to me is someone who you have been inspired by and look upon for guidance. I think a hero must possess positive characteristics that others strive to acquire. The qualities that I see in my heroes are ambition, passion, and someone who has the confidence to stay true to themselves no matter the circumstance. The most important trait, out of the three, is passion. I believe it is rare to find people who continue to pursue activities that they are truly passionate about. As I look forward to the future, I am excited and hopeful to find something that I am truly passionate about so …

Back On The Grind

At one point or another we have all set goals for ourselves. It can be something as simple as telling yourself you are going to wake up early in the morning, to saying you want to lose twenty pounds before a big event. It is no surprise to anyone that students around the world are beginning to set new goals for themselves as a new school year begins. YHM asks student, Shannon Kelly, to share her goals for the upcoming school session. I know every student probably sets the same goals when school starts. They tell themselves they want to get all A’s so they strive to do all of their readings, go to every class, and submit every assignment. Just like other students I want the same things, but now that I am older, newer goals are getting added to that list. My goal is to do my best to receive an internship that will set me up for life once I graduate. I feel that these opportunities are the best ways to allow …

Taking Time To Appreciate Life

In some people’s minds, they see schooling as something that has to be done consecutively. Year after year they attend school until it is time to graduate. For these people this is the plan of action that makes the most sense for them. Some, on the other hand, feel that it is best to take some time off and explore the world or embark on other endeavors that appeal to them. YHM interviews recent returned student Kristee Rosa and asks her the benefits of taking time off before returning to school. For me, it was a very easy decision to take some time off. I attended school for two years and found myself growing bored and unmotivated in my studies. I took time off from schooling to work, travel, and give my brain time to relax. When it was time to go back to school, I realized that I appreciated the idea of getting an education so much more. Giving myself that break ensured that I wasn’t burnt out and stressed about the workload that …

School Time Fun

Anxiety, stress, and tension may be some words that people may associate with school. The remembrance of long hours spent studying for exams, and constant headaches from looking at the computer screen for hours on end. But, there are those who look forward to school and see it to be a place where you can mingle, meet new people, and get a great education while doing it. Shayla Diaz, a recent graduate from Purchase College, reminisces about her college days with YHM. I knew people who never wanted summer to end, and hated the idea of school but I was never one of those people. Every year I looked forward to going back to school and seeing the people I may not have gotten a chance to see while we were away. I also loved getting the chance to be in an environment where I would get to learn new things and show what I was capable of. I appreciated the opportunity that was given to me because I knew that there were people out …

In Charge Of Your Own Time

For some people, summer is a time filled with hot days on the beach, ice cold drinks, and late night swims. For others, summer is occupied with filing papers, fetching coffee, and pitching ideas. As we grow older there is a balance that needs to be found between work and play. In coming Senior, Claudia Surdi, knows all about the all-important concept of time management, so YHM asks her to tell her thoughts on the subject. When summer comes, all you really want to do is throw on a bathing suit and lay out in the sun like many summers before. However, becoming an adult changes that. I have learned that this is the time where we need to get our priorities straight. During the day we get used to being inside an office setting and doing “grown up” things because we know that in the long run it will improve our futures. When the nights come, this is when we get to let loose and do all the things that we love to do …

Stephanie Smith, Connecticut

Love the Skin You’re In

The media today places such a high emphasis on a person’s appearance that it can cause high amounts of stress on people, especially women. Everyone works hard to be what society deems as “perfect,” and may lose sight of what is truly important. What matters most is that they feel comfortable with themselves, no matter what others may think of them. Student, Stephanie Smith, tells YHM why she thinks it is important that people believe in themselves and pay no attention to the thoughts of others. First and foremost, I believe that people must live their lives for themselves.  We should not have to go through life constantly worrying about what the person next to us thinks about our hair or the outfit we are wearing. When people are comfortable within their own skin, and accepting of themselves, confidence will exude and make you more approachable to others. When you act with grace and confidence, those around you will see that and treat you with the highest levels of respect. Once you accept yourself and …