Close encounters of the awkward kind

Whether you’re back in your hometown or away at an internship, there’s always the off chance that you’ll run into someone from high school. Often, that person is someone you barely even talked to. Such a meeting is understandably awkward. Join us as we explore the uncomfortable stages of unexpectedly
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Thoughts you have when revisiting high school

No matter how many years it’s been since you graduated from high school, the majority of us have found ourselves revisiting these old, familiar grounds for many reasons. For some of us, these visits stem from nostalgic, bittersweet memories of old friends, while others miss the teachers that nurtured and taught them to
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Thoughts on high school graduation

“Wow, is this really happening?” my sister repeats again and again as she adjusts her cap. Decked out in multicolored cords and medals, having sat through hours of speeches and well wishes, my little sister is now a high school graduate. Surrounded by her squealing peers and their teary parents, my sister weaves through the crowd to find her friends, while I follow dutifully behind as her token paparazzi. As I snap picture after picture and embarrass her with an appropriate amount of “you guys look so cute!” and “are you sure you don’t want a picture with so-and-so?” I can’t help but repeat to myself what seems to be my sister’s favorite phrase of the day: “Is this really happening?”.
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Confessions of a breast reduction


It’s safe to say that by the age of 18, I had gotten used to that heart-sinking feeling that accompanied dressing rooms. It should have been perfect. The beach-chic high-low dress would make my legs look long and flow behind me like a superhero’s cape. On the hanger it had
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How to throw a high school-themed college party

Do you ever reminisce about those days when you could walk into a party and know everyone? Or when you had to live under the constant fear of parents finding out where you are? Well, reminisce no more, because we at the Clog have developed a guide on how to incorporate
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‘Awkward’ 5×07: ‘The Big Reveal’

With 23 days left until the end of senior year, the plot of “Awkward” thickens with “The Big Reveal,” as Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards) has to face a difficult decision about Matty McKibben (Beau Mirchoff). Remember back in Mexico during spring break when Matty was going to tell Jenna how
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‘Awkward’ 5×06: ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’

This week’s episode of “Awkward,” “Don’t Dream It’s Over,” revolves around one question: What is love? After her disastrous engagement party that enveloped the plot of the previous episode, Tamara Kaplan (Jillian Rose Reed) makes every effort to win back Adam (Brando Eaton). Meanwhile, Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards) struggles to
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‘Awkward’ 5×03: ‘Jenna in Wonderland’

In “Jenna in Wonderland,” this week’s episode of “Awkward,” Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards) and Matty McKibben (Beau Mirchoff) experience the popular and unpopular sides of the social hierarchy while discovering the power of real friendships. With the end of senior year just around the corner, the suspense and shocking events
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‘Awkward’ Recap 5×02: ‘Short Circuit Party’

In “Short Circuit Party,” this week’s episode of “Awkward,” the plot thickens as Matty McKibben (Beau Mirchoff) is forced to deal with the turmoil surrounding his friendship with Jake Rosati (Brett Davern). Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards), on the other hand, causes a sudden mishap that yields surprising results. It is
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