• fashion,  Lifestyle,  Shopping Guides

    My Goal of a Personal Uniform

    Uniforms, I had one when I was in elementary school. Then, I didn’t love it, but I respected its utility. It was nice to not have to make an additional decision when you woke up in the morning. It was simple: On Mondays and Thursdays, I wore a red polo with khakis, on Wednesdays I wore a white button down…

  • Lifestyle

    My Favorite College Youtubers!

    As a high school senior, I am deeply into the throughs of college youtubers. I just love watching “Day In My Life” videos. It just feels so nice to immerse yourself into someone else’s life. //ONE// Gracie O’Connor I don’t even remember when I started watching Gracie’s video. She’s just such a bundle of joy. I really enjoy her bubbly…

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    The Libby App: My New Best Friend

    I love reading. I love books! I love spending money on books! My parents don’t love my spending copious amounts of money on books. Cha Ching! Normally, the answer would be to go to the library, but my family’s busy schedule didn’t permit bi-monthly trips to the library. So I mostly just racked up fines for books I finished but never…

  • Lifestyle,  wellness

    Why I Love My Peloton

    shoes | look delta cleats | shorts (TTS) | water bottle | shirt (similar) So, I meant to write this post about a month ago. Then, I got stitches on my knee and couldn’t do any “strenuous exercise” for two weeks. Then, I was so intimidated by the bike and the thought of my hard workout distressed me. And I…

  • Book Reviews,  Books

    Book Review: The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

    The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Can some please explain to me why everyone and their mom loves this book? I just don’t get it. Like, really, I just don’t get it.  This book felt unspecial and frankly boring. Honestly, I’m glad I read it, so I can say that I read it. But overall,…

  • Lifestyle,  Shopping Guides

    Shopping Ban Update No.2

    First, some updates about Marie Speaks. Posting 3 times per week isn’t super feasible for me right now, so for the time being I’m only going to post once per week on Wednesdays! Thank you so much for reading, and I appreciate your time! I’m about a month into my “shopping ban”. Honestly, I’m really over buying stuff in general.…

  • Academia,  study tips

    10 Secrets of Highly Effective High School Students

    Successful people have habits. Successful high school students have habits. While they may not be secrets, not everyone knows or understands these important habits. My goal is to share the wealth. Here are some of the most helpful strategies I have learned over my *illustrious* high school career.  1. Writing it Down When in doubt, write it down. Your teacher…

  • Academia

    What You Need to Know to Crush the SAT: Reading Edition

    Honestly, the reading and writing part was the easiest for me. It’s also one of the hardest parts to prepare for (or for which to prepare if you’re really into grammar). My First and Best Tip:  Read, Read, Read! You should practice reading high level articles, books, and such to prepare yourself. I’d recommend reading from the following publications The…