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Author: Julia Lloyd

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I am Julia Lloyd and I am a recent graduate of the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. I am currently attending Tulane University with an intended major of Political Economy. I have always loved writing and spent my senior year working at the Writing Center at my school, in which I helped students of all ages fine-tune their writing. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!

Posted Feb. 10, 2021, 12:44 p.m. by Julia Lloyd | View Comments
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The COVID-19 pandemic has stripped millions of high school students of important adolescent milestones. Too many, milestones such as prom and graduation serve as a rite of passage into adulthood; they are culminations of almost twelve years of intense, academic work. Being in the graduating Class of 2020, I went through feelings of disappointment, despondency, separation, and loss when I was stripped of my senior spring last May. There was truly nothing I could do to ameliorate the distressing state of the world; for the first time in my entire life, I felt like nothing was in my control. In ...

Posted June 18, 2020, 1:39 p.m. by Julia Lloyd | View Comments

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we currently live in unprecedented times. While it seems as though daily life has been temporarily placed on hold, there are still countless people who need help and a variety of online volunteer opportunities for high school students to get involved in giving back. Face masks and social distancing have replaced handshakes, hugs, and life as we once knew it. Now is as important a time as ever to implement ways to help those in need, regardless of how little it seems we can do from home. For those looking to aid their community and beyond ...