Posts by Mia Santarelli

Mia Santarelli

Mia Santarelli is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Based in eastern Kansas, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Italian Language Studies from the University of Kansas and received an MA in Art History from the Savannah College of Art & Design. Visual storytelling mediums such as photography and film inspire her to capture her own snapshots of the most unexpectedly beautiful places throughout her travels. She also has a passion for learning languages, fueling her desire to learn more about different cultures.
April 8, 2024

College Students Raise $30K To Help Security Guard Visit Family in Nigeria

Friends are often cherished as the family you choose. The heartwarming friendship between students living in Raymond Hall at Providence College, a Catholic college in Rhode Island, and the building's security guard, James Mogaji, is no exception. A group of students who have grown close with Mogaji discovered that the school employee had not returned to Nigeria to see his family in 11 years. This stunned the students and prompted them to take action.

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March 28, 2024

25-Year-Old Announces Own Death From Cancer in Heartfelt Final Message That Inspires Gratitude

Happiness, heartbreak, and everything in between is stitched together to create the fabric of our lives. It can be hard to appreciate some of the more difficult moments as they're happening, but a 25-year-old woman named Daniella Thackray, who recently lost her life to cancer, has posthumously gone viral with a message of hope and inspiration that may leave you with a little more gratitude in your heart.

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March 18, 2024

5 Trailblazers Will Be Featured on U.S. Quarters To Celebrate Women Throughout History

There are two sides to every coin, and this year the United States Mint will continue to celebrate various female figures throughout history by placing them on one side of the U.S. quarter. From Civil War era surgeon Dr. Mary Edwards Walker to salsa sensation Celia Cruz, this year will highlight impactful representations of women who have played significant roles in enacting positive change. These carefully designed portraits that depict five different women on U.S.

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