I Never Realized How Important My Dad Is To Me

I Never Realized How Much I Depend On My Dad Until He Went Away For A Month

One thing I've learned is to never take your parents for granted.

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All my life, I've taken my dad for granted, thinking he was just a nagging voice always telling me what to do. But until he went to India for one month, I never realized how much I depended on him. The first day he left, I didn't cry much, thinking it would be my first ever chance at some form of freedom.

As the days went by, I felt extremely lonely with only my mom to talk to. However, I realized that talking to just my mom wasn't enough. I needed opinions and help on certain project and essays, and only my dad could provide them. I realized how much of an impact his absence has made on me. I had no one to turn to when I needed help in math. No one to encourage me when it was time for the AP exams.

While my mom helped as much as she could, my dad was the one person who could help me through anything. A bad grade, bad experiences, bad days…. everything. He provided expert advice, suggestions and valuable help whenever I need it. During that crucial month he was gone, I was faced with my AP exams. Without my dad to help me study, I panicked and called him every night to study as much as I could with him. Nevertheless, it wasn't as helpful as it would have been if he had been here in person.

His absence gave me a view into the future when I'd be going to college. It scared me to think that that one month of his absence would be the rest of my life once I graduate high school. From the day he came back, I decided to never take him for granted and spend as much time with him as possible and learn as much as I can.

I encourage everyone to spend as much time as possible with your parents before officially becoming adults and leaving to college. They have a bigger role in your life than you think.

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To The Professors Who Don't Put In Our Grades Until It's Too Late

Since you're not updating your grade book anyway, mine as well just forget about that D I got on last weeks exam

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Dear College Professors,

As finals are right around the corner, we are all wondering what we need to make in order to ace your class... or not fail your class. But how are we supposed to take the time to calculate this, when all we have is a single letter midterm grade? You may not realize but grades are the central focus of the school, and better yet, college. We strive to get an A and we study endless hours so we can achieve that goal. And for you to not be able to do us the simple favor of putting in that grade, is absurd.

Let's just say, Billy, with the purple hair who sits in the back corner, slacked the entire year and is assuming he has no better than a C in the class. We have a month left of school and he wanted to try to bring up his grade in creative writing, maybe not to an A, but he has come to the realization that he cannot fail the course because his parents cannot afford for him to retake the class. He recently was in the library writing his paper, and even missed the new episode of Game of Thrones episode, to make sure that his paper was golden.

Now it's been two weeks since he handed in that paper. Still no grade. The countdown is on, 10 days left of class and barely enough assignments to pull that grade up. He has 9 work shifts, 5 finals, 2 study guides, and 1 teacher that inputs all his grades. Poor Billy. With not a clue of what any of his grades are, and barely any time to go personally ask every professor for his grades, he's just going to strive to do the best he can on all of his finals.

Two weeks later...

Turns out Billy had a C+ in creative writing, but a D in logic, the class he assumed he was doing well in because he has only had a few assignments.

So points is, professors if you are not updating our grades regularly or at least a few times before and after midterms, we won't know what we are working with. Also being able to look at our grades directly, motivates us to want to fix a lacking grade or ultimately get the best grade possible. We become more determined when we see the number directly rather than when we're just guessing at it.

In high school, all my teachers always put our grades into the computer immediately, but now when school is more challenging and assignments are time-consuming and lengthy, THIS is when we're unable to see how we are doing. How is that fair?

So moral of the story, while we are studying for 5 exams, writing 2 papers and working a part-time job. Take a little stress off our backs and at least give us an estimate of where we are standing.

Thank you,

A frustrated student trying to raise her GPA

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21 Dresses That Rocked the Oscar's Red Carpet And Vanity Fair Party

The Oscars had some amazing clothing and the celebrities truly rocked the red carpet.

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The Oscars had some amazing clothing and the celebrities truly rocked the red carpet. My favorite dresses were designed by Labourjoisie and Zuhair Murad. They were worn by famously known Pretty Little Liars star, Shay Mitchell, and Victoria Secret Model Alessandra Ambrosio. These were the best outfits at the Oscars in no particular order.

1. Ashley Graham

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2. Amandla Stenberg

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3. Regina King

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4. Tina Fey

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5. Jennifer Lopez

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6. Brie Larson

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7. Kasey Musgraces

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8. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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9. Kiki Layne

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10. Michelle Yeoh

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11. Laura Harrier

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12. Rachel Weiz

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13. Emilia Clarke

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14. Lucy Boynton

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15. Constance Wu

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16. Angela Bassett

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17. Jennifer Hudson

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18. Shay Mitchell

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19. Vanessa Hudgens

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20. Alessandra Ambrosio

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20. Ciara Harris

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