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Caldwell Democrats Host NJ Congressional Candidate Mikie Sherrill

Caldwell Democrats Host NJ Congressional Candidate Mikie Sherrill

Julie Schmidt and Ashvin Nagarajan May 15, 2018

Following the election of Donald Trump in November 2016, a grassroots group called the Caldwell Democrats was founded in Caldwell, NJ by Jonathan Lace and other community members who wished to be politically...

A Review of Trump’s Presidency So Far

Julie Schmidt April 22, 2018

A little over a year ago, Donald Trump came into office as the United State’s 45th President after an exceedingly controversial election. I was among the many people who feared that Trump would ruin...

Gymnastics Has Finally Shown Its Dark Side

Julie Schmidt January 30, 2018

Horrified does not begin to describe the way I feel about Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of female athletes, mainly gymnasts, and USA Gymnastics lack of action despite being aware of Nassar’s molestation...

The College Stress

Julie Schmidt January 29, 2018

Ever since freshman year, people have asked me where I want to go to college, or what I would like to major in. When I replied with a shrug and said that I honestly had no clue yet, people would laugh...

Test Your Way to Success

Julie Schmidt November 21, 2017

The end goal in life is obviously to be successful with a fancy, six-figure job. Starting in preschool, schools teach us the skills and knowledge we need in order to think critically, become a valued...

An Open Letter to “Feminists”

An Open Letter to “Feminists”

Julie Schmidt October 24, 2017

Dear so-called Feminists, I must begin by defining some terms here. Feminism is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. Based on this definition, I am afraid that...

Society’s Disconcerting Views On Unwanted Sexual Actions

Julie Schmidt April 7, 2017

She takes a jog through the streets of her hometown and breathes heavily as the sun’s heat, combined with the length of her run, causes her to sweat profusely. Knowing that the high temperature of...

Mental Illness: It’s Time to Walk the Walk

Julie Schmidt January 23, 2017

For the longest time, mental illnesses were not even acknowledged as medical conditions that needed to be treated. Mental illness simply did not exist, and those who may have been diagnosed as mentally...

What’s In Donald Trump’s Pockets?

What’s In Donald Trump’s Pockets?

Julie Schmidt January 23, 2017

The following piece is a satirical story, regarding the recent presidential election; it is strictly meant for entertainment purposes and is not based on factual evidence. In 2016, Donald Trump underwent...

The Identity Crisis

Julie Schmidt December 14, 2016

All year, six days a week, three hours a day, I was in the gym covered in sweat, tears, and chalk. Not a gym, where people work out on exercise machines, but a gymnastics gym with beams, bars, floors,...

The Obsession With Long Duration Cardio

Julie Schmidt October 23, 2016

Whenever you walk into a gym, you will undoubtedly spot multiple people utilizing the treadmills, ellipticals, or bikes. These people will most likely run, walk, or cycle for 30-45 minutes before ending...

The Negative Influence of Words

Julie Schmidt October 18, 2014

There’s a saying that goes, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Everyone is repeatedly told this to the point that it is a maxim that is ingrained in our culture....

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