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An Introduction to Exposure Therapy

Sydney Lewis, Senior

May 1, 2020

     Exposure Therapy was born in August of 2019 in Burlington, Vermont. The summer before senior year I traveled with the Experiment in International Living Leadership Institute South Africa, a program that gave me the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., South Africa, Mozambique, and Vermont...

Exposure Therapy: Sydney

Exposure Therapy: Sydney

Sydney Lewis, Senior

November 3, 2019

     When I was a freshman, I took Honors Civics  where we learned about the Constitution and American politics. I loved that class; I loved the people in it, I loved the teacher and I especially loved the subject. As a Hamilton nerd, I sang the lyrics while studying for my tests about Thomas Jeffe...

Exposure Therapy: Katherine

Exposure Therapy: Katherine

Katherine Kregness, Sophomore

November 2, 2019

     Being a person with anxiety and a high school student are two identities that are simply not compatible. Many of the hurdles set in place for people like me are not only easily avoidable but fueled by the administration, the curriculum, staff members and overall school climate. The testing pac...

Exposure Therapy: Zharia

Exposure Therapy: Zharia

Zharia Hobbs, Sophomore

September 23, 2019

     Eden Prairie High School has a high reputation that they like to uphold. We’re a respectable, kind, diverse, welcoming school. But that’s not always the case for most minority students here. Minority students are treated differently than white students.      People tend to migrate to where they...

Exposure Therapy: Canise

Exposure Therapy: Canise

Canise Brown, Sophomore

September 19, 2019

     I have always had trouble fitting in. I’ve always been a “weird” person, a “different” person. A lot of people don’t like to hang around “weird” people, so I’ve always had trouble making friends. I’ve had a close friend or two, but it wasn’t until I got older that I starte...

Exposure Therapy: Vishalli

Exposure Therapy: Vishalli

Vishalli Alagappan, Senior

September 18, 2019

     No, I don’t speak Indian. No, I don’t eat curry. No, I am not a Hindi. No, the dot on my forehead does have meaning. To me. It is my identity. One can only ignore ignorance for so long; mere nuisance develops into irritation which evolves into frustration until I cannot hold it in anymore. I ...

Exposure Therapy: Nicki

Exposure Therapy: Nicki

Nicki Kunz, Senior

September 16, 2019

     People are regularly surprised when I tell them my intended career path. My teachers and peers alike often tell me, “you’re so bubbly and outgoing, why would you ever want to work with computers?” As if my floral print shirt patterns and life aspirations are mutually exclusive.   ...

Exposure Therapy: Maddie

Exposure Therapy: Maddie

Maddie Goman, Sophomore

September 13, 2019

     When I tell others that my experience at EPHS has been positive, it does not mean that I do not struggle on a day to day basis with some aspects of my school day. The way I am viewed by those around me, specifically, my male peers often gets on my nerves.      The boys in our school, (I say boys ...

Exposure Therapy: Samara

Exposure Therapy: Samara

Samara Koshiol, Sophomore

September 12, 2019

     As a standing member of the EPHS community, I should have the ability to feel included and welcomed in all aspects of my experiences, but as I get farther and farther into my time here at Eden Prairie Schools I still am having trouble finding their true message to me as a student. I guess I...

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