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November 26, 2018

At a young age of five or six, I begged my mother to get me a heart-shaped makeup kit for my birthday. I was so happy when I received it and wanted to try it out immediately. I asked my two older sisters to do my makeup, as I did not feel confident enough to do it myse...

November 19, 2018

After hopping off a bus in the small town of Drumnadrochit, a friend and I stood awkwardly huddled together on a cold February night in the Highlands of Scotland. We looked from her phone and up to the house in front of us, checking and then rechecking that the address...

October 10, 2018

The first dead body I ever saw was my grandmother’s.

She passed away after years of suffering caused by a stroke while another one would eventually end her life. I remember her as vibrant and truly devoted to her family, but lying in her oversized casket, she looked sm...

November 20, 2017

If you have thought about studying abroad, you are not alone.  Besides the obviously enticing aspects of a semester abroad, international experience can be essential to a student’s future success.  Globalization is now an undeniable force and is affecting almost every...

November 17, 2017

     If you're anything like me, you're a writer. Beyond that, you probably have a day job so you don't starve or wither away without a roof over your head, and maybe you're a full time college student, too. To put things plainly: you're a busy person. There's no time...

January 9, 2017

One of the most common questions I get these days is, “What is your major?” and my answer remains the same, English. Then the question of what I want to do with that, like teaching or editing magazines and newspapers. There is this awkward moment when I tell them I wan...

January 7, 2017

A large part of the nation has been troubled by the results of the presidential election. They fear for their rights, their safety, and their livelihood as well as the rights, safety, and livelihood of the ones they love. With the media firestorm keeping the panic aliv...

December 23, 2016

Yes, I am one of THOSE people, I am someone who claims to be and wants to be a writer. When I was little, I would create stories that never ended up being real words on a page, but it was a real story to me when I would tell it to all of my stuffed animals. I never rea...

December 21, 2016

After studying abroad and experiencing the thrill of traveling, I have started to suffer from wanderlust syndrome: the need to travel anywhere and everywhere. After pricing various trips I could take over the next year, I finally accepted that I am completely broke and...

As a child, I always had my face glued to a book. I learned how to navigate my elementary school without even raising my eyes from the pages that I absorbed. I would read at recess, I would read between classes, I would read in the car, and I would read under the cover...

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