Ariel Rademeyer

Ask a Teen – How to be charitable this holiday season  

As the temperature decreases, the sweaters and coats emerge from our closets and the hot cocoa replenishes itself on the grocery store shelves, we enter the wonders of the holiday season. This time of year signifies the perfect opportunity to contribute and donate to our beloved community.  Contributing and donating doesn’t necessarily mean financially. There are many ways to give back to the community, especially for many teenagers who do not have a job this holiday season. To kick off these holiday service endeavors and opportunities, we have Operation Christmas Child, a volunteer project by the international relief organization Samaritan’s …

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To Mask or Not to Mask

In St. Johns County, students are left to their own devices–or masks. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of all, and if there is one thing our community can agree on, it’s that its vast impact does not stop at education.  Students have switched gears from in-person learning with hands-on education and making new friends to an isolated, virtual school back to “brick and mortar” school all in the span of two years. We have been patient toward the back and forth learning environments which took away from what was normal two years ago to an education within a …

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