Dress Code and Body Image

By Leonela Serrano At HB, we are privileged to have a relatively lax dress code. We can wear what we want (for the most part). We don’t have the same worries as some girls at co-ed public schools. We’ve all read one of the infinite number of stories of a girl being told to cover…

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1.18

By Leonela Serrano It’s the same feeling that you got when you were little and sunk to the bottom of the deep end of the pool during the last hour of summer open swim at the community pool. Your head feels on the cusp of explosion but it’s good. It’s nice. It’s soothing. No sounds…

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Body-Shaming at Hathaway Brown

By Leonela Serrano In my four years at HB, I have been privileged to find myself in a space where girls offer support to other girls in all aspects of life but, I noticed our obsession with weight – something that I obsess about too. From my first day at HB, there have been constant…

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10.11

By. Leonela Serrano I’ve just been writing really little short stories, more like vignettes. They’re fictional but they’re inspired by what I’ve been going through and I try to capture really relatable moments. She stood alone in the bedroom wrapped in a yellow towel as the sunlight, that crept in from the window, cast an…

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Bucket List

by Leonela Serrano Every single person I know has a bucket list and it seems that a lot of them have the same goals which seem to have become incredibly generic but hold a different meaning for each of us. At 15, I haven’t had much experience with really anything other than school meaning that…

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Great American Dynasties

by Isha Lele and Leonela Serrano Although the United States does not have a royal family like our friends across the pond, certain American families continue to dominate political power after decades of existence, questioning our land’s true meaning of democracy. Whether it is because they come from the biggest of mansions or the most…

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