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December 19, 2018

2018 has been quite the year, let me tell you. One major breakup, a string of ill-advised Tinder dates, and a run in with someone who was all wrong for me but I fought for tooth and nail anyway. It sounds like the plot to a bad rom-com where the female protagonist lear...

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 24, 2018

“Believe in something,” Nike’s newest ad campaign flashes across the screen. “Even if it means sacrificing everything.” These words sit over an intense picture of Colin Kaepernick’s face, a close up showing a determined look, proclaiming him the new spokesperson for th...

November 22, 2018

  1. Where is this story going? Sure, I’ve been working on it for three years now, and I’ve rewritten it thirteen times, but I just don’t know where to go with this. I could have a happy ending where everyone holds hands and sings around the fire? Or they could burn in...

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...

November 6, 2018

Throughout my time as a student here at Northern Arizona University, I have often heard guest speakers and alumni challenge students to take risks during their time in school, such as to try new experiences and to have fun with them. And so for my last semester at NAU,...

August 10, 2018

People have used all sorts of manner and media to communicate discreetly in the public eye. Now that most people have internet access in their pockets, that function of society is played out by instant messaging, emojis, and reaction gifs. That wasn’t always the  case,...

August 3, 2018

“Open World” is a term that publishers and game creators have been pushing recently, next to other tags like “Crafting” and “Survival” (where “crafting” is the game mechanic focusing on creating various items, and often coincides with “survival” where a player’s main o...

July 20, 2018

Over the three decades that video games have been a mainstream medium, the representation of female characters has been wildly divisive. This discussion reached a peak at the start of the 2010s when female-led video games were a scarcity among the announced titles ever...

June 29, 2018

Aspen leaves dream in the fall. Their colorful transformation is what attracts so many travelers, especially here in Flagstaff, Arizona. However, there are far more unspoken qualities that contribute to connectivity of Aspen groves all over the globe. Robert Krulwich,...

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