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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 March 17, 2021, 12:51 p.m. by Julia Lloyd | View Comments
pre-med program

Are you interested in the field of medicine but unsure how to get started? Do you have a free summer and are you looking to fill it with an informative and intellectually-stimulating course? If you are looking for a way to expand your knowledge in any STEM subdiscipline, then you might want to check out a Pre-Med Summer Program! Are You Looking for a Mini-Med School Experience This Summer? Check out Tufts University: Pre-College Mini-Med School, which is a summer intensive taught by Tuft University’s medical faculty. In this program, students will learn about medical school and will learn from ...

Posted March 3, 2021, 6:38 p.m. by Julia Lloyd | View Comments
how to take your writing to the next level

Are you a high school student looking to practice and improve your writing abilities through specialized summer programs? Whether you prefer to read and write fiction, poetry, journalism, or something else entirely, there are many programs to help you hone in your writing ability and to give you different avenues to explore your writing voice. Do You Want To Be A Journalist? For capable writers interested in exploring journalism (specifically investigative journalism), consider The School of the New York Times: Introduction to Investigative Journalism. In a field so engrossed in the exposure of fresh and hidden news, it is important ...

Posted Feb. 10, 2021, 12:44 p.m. by Julia Lloyd | View Comments
high school senior

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 ...