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You Never Know – The Art of Staying Open

You Never Know – The Art of Staying Open

By Kandice Henning, Alive Center Founder & CEO February 24, 2018 “Seriously, you never know, so stop thinking that you do.” This was a conversation that I was having with myself on the last...

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Everyday Courage

Everyday Courage

By Caitlin Holzer, Naperville North High School Class of 2016 & Alive Teen Alumni I am going to start with part of my conclusion, we do not have to do everything on our own. There is no finish...

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Self-Power over Self-Pressure Blog

Self-Power over Self-Pressure Blog

Numbers drive our world… 89.5 – the minimum percentage to earn an A in a class, 36 – the maximum ACT score, 1600 – the maximum SAT score, 4.0 – the maximum unweighted GPA, and on it goes. Why? It’s simple: numbers make things easier to grapple with, understand, and then share. Fitness is often defined by numbers like your mile time

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A Job During High School – Is it Worth it?

A Job During High School – Is it Worth it?

A Job During High School - Is It Worth It? By Max Ayoub It’s mid-November, almost finals season, which means the stress and workload teenagers have to deal with is at  its peak for the semester....

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Redefining College Pressure

Redefining College Pressure

By Alive Teens Jatin Mathur and Sanjana Ramrajvel The Alive Center has written this blog post as part of its messaging plan throughout the school year. This month’s topic concerns after high school...

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Alive Teens Take On The Culture of Pressure

Alive Teens Take On The Culture of Pressure

By Jatin Mathur (NNHS Senior) and the teen Alive Media Group (AMG) Our community has suffered a great deal in the past year. The events of this year have brought contemporary underlying issues of...

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Finding Humanity in Failure

Finding Humanity in Failure

The smooth, silvery keys under my fingers, the cane reed between my lips, and the stand, providing a barrier between me and my audience. That was what I needed to focus on. Myself, my instrument,...

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Failing My Way to Success

Failing My Way to Success

  Society often views failure as a bad thing. As children, we hear about failure in the media and we witness its repercussions through our parents, role models, and overall surroundings. It is...

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Dealing with Good and Bad Stress?

Many may think the best way to deal with Stress is to avoid unnecessary ways of building up pressure. It’s best to avoid ways to increase Stress levels apposed to trying to deal with it later....

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