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Teen Night

Opinion: the art of listening amidst the chaos

These are, indeed, trying times. We are being pulled from one extreme to the other. Conversations have dissolved into confrontations. On a daily basis, we are bombarded with polarizing rhetoric and narrow-minded ideas. Hyperactive news cycles announce our impending doom. Cell phone cameras, Facebook statuses and Instagram posts have transformed everyone into pseudo-activists. Everyone has an opinion. Everyone has something to say, but in actuality, we rarely talk to each other, let alone take the time listen....