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Summer Checklist for the College Freshman

For those taking the next step on their academic career this year and moving to college, I have devised a list of simple tips to ready yourself for this big step. I am moving this autumn, and I have been using all my time in between classes browsing Pinterest to get the best design tips […]

An Entire Weekend of “Doing Nothing”

I am bombarded with schoolwork all day, every day. But not today. This weekend, I had absolutely no deadlines to meet; no essays, tests, readings, projects that I know will painstakingly be added up to create my final second semester grades. While my ideal reaction to this type of situation would be to rejoice and […]

Revisiting the Journals of Sylvia Plath

The following piece contains excerpts from a presentation I gave for my IB HL Literature class. Sylvia Plath is one of the few writers whose works have mirrored all the thoughts, anxieties, and fears that I write about each day. As a young girl, most of the books I read were by men of the […]

4 Things to Consider Before Getting a Pet This 2015

If there’s anything I’ve learned from the four dogs I’ve had over the years, it’s that raising a pet as a child or teenager is a lot easier said than done. If you’re thinking of getting a pet this 2015, make sure to consider these 4 things for the sake of your new dog, cat, […]

Common Misconceptions of Generation Y

As an active reader, I always get a kick when I see multiple posts about how this generation’s lackadaisical approach to life is the best thing since sliced bread, how it is going to change the world for the better, and so on and so forth. Sometimes as I’m scrolling down the illuminated screen after […]

Why There’s No Such Thing as a Useless Degree

“Study neuroscience. Psychology and English won’t get you anywhere.” If I had to eat a pint of ice cream for every time I’ve heard this from an adult at least 20 years older than me, I’d be at least 30 pounds heavier than I am now. Coming from a social environment where wanting to become […]

5 Ways to Hang Out with Your Friends on a Budget

The summer is almost over, and it’s time to plan last minute hang outs with your friends However, you may not have the cash to go out with your friends as much as you would like, especially if you are a high school or college student. Here are some ways that you can hang out […]

14-year-old carries brother for Cerebral Palsy Awareness

What makes someone a good brother? Hunter Gandee walked 40 miles with his brother, Braden, on his back in order to raise awareness for his brother’s disability, cerebral palsy, the first weekend in June. “Raising awareness is the best way to help people with disabilities,” Gandee told Candor News, “because the more  people know about […]

The Case against Dress Codes

The fashion police have been cracking the whip in schools across America. Even though school’s out for the summer, debate still rages on regarding controversial changes to many dress codes.  Middle school girls in Evanston, Illinois protested a ban on leggings by wearing them anyways. They also gathered more than 500 signatures on a petition […]

The Lingering Past, Internal Army, and Implausible Future

To me, the past feels like the lingering kiss of someone who’s far gone from your life. To me, the past isn’t something you can change, you should want to change, or anything you should look back to all. There’s no reason at all to go back because what’s forward is more important—and more importantly, […]

Northeast Ohio campaign tries to #saveclekids

A Cleveland woman saw a child in need in downtown on her way to work. She quickly discovered that the child wasn’t real. “I felt kind of silly for thinking it was real,” Lashawn Chillous, mother of a 9-year-old boy, said in a Facebook message, “but kind of sad that no one else seemed to […]

The Magazine Girls

Looking through fashion and beauty magazines I begin to get a little upset because it makes me notice just how many flaws I truly have. There’s a 4-page spread in Allure on how to maintain “perfect skin” and apply makeup “just right” and lose “tons” of weight in “so little” time. Exaggerations like these are what […]

Greek Life the Myth but here’s the Facts:

“I’d never imagined I would go Greek,” Tiffany Melecio a founding sister of Delta Xi Nu, a multicultural sorority at the University of Missouri informed me. She had many preconceived notions about Greek Life in general. Tiffany along with her line sister (They along with 6 of their sisters founded the Delta XI Nu chapter […]

Technology and Fashion Had a Baby and it was all Good.

2013 introduced us to the beautiful marriage of fashion and media. Resulting in their fabulous children, blog, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. And 2014 shows that this family will continue to expand. Take Lauren Coppin Campbell for example, a beautiful, insightful, and well spoken 16 year old whose Fashion Killer blog has over 8,000 page views […]

New SAT delayed until 2016

Early in 2013, the College Board announced its plans to introduce a redesigned SAT that “best serves higher education and propels students toward success in college and work.” Originally slated for delivery in 2015, the new SAT is now postponed for release in spring of 2016. In an email addressed to 6,000 member schools on […]

Keep Latchkey Kids Safe in Their School Routine

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the number of families with children where both parents worked is 59.0 percent. That means these families likely have latchkey kids, or those who come home from school to a house without parents. With the addition of a DIY Home Alarm and some strategic planning, your family will feel […]

Young Artist Joins Forces with PACER, Releases Second Single

Hayley Reardon joins forces with anti-bullying organization in celebration of second single, reflection of Unity Day. Singer-songwriter (and one of Candor’s featured artists) Hayley Reardon is set to release her second single, “Tribe”, in promotion for her forthcoming album, Where the Artists Go. In addition to the single’s release, the music video for the song will release […]

Prolonging the Life of your Student Loan

The student loan, such a wonderful thing when it first arrives in your bank account, making you think then any item in the world is within your grasp. Only for it all to be snatched away from you in a matter of weeks or months, putting you back onto the budget food shopping and buying […]

5-Year-Old, Daniel Harrison, Enjoys First Meal After Treatment Helped Him Overcome The Fear Of Food

5-year-old, Daniel Harrison from the U.K., is finally able to enjoy food and drink after undergoing treatments to help him get over his fear of eating. As an infant, Daniel, was traumatized from painful acid reflux he experienced because of his mothers breast milk. Because of that, he was fed through a feeding tube for […]

The Geek Love Connection: New Dating Site Allows for Fandoms Collide to Find Love

A big trend in my corner of the internet is FandomDating.com, an online dating site for those involved in “fandoms” – communities for a select show, movie, comic, or game – to find a companion for conventions (i.e. Comic-Con, LeakyCon, Dragon*Con, etc.), or just to find love with someone with a common interest. The fandoms […]