Archive for: personal column

Family builds tradition out of ‘dead’ mobile application despite judgement

Family builds tradition out of ‘dead’ mobile application despite judgement

by Tessa Matthews, staff reporter When you live below the poverty line, it is hard to find ways to spend quality time with family and make sure everyone has a good time without spending money. Sure, you can always sit around and watch movies,...

 

Family vacation leads to new perspective on summer assignments

Family vacation leads to new perspective on summer assignments

by Kaleigh Waguespack, staff reporter Waves hurtle over my sisters as they laugh and splash in the surf, but the only thing I feel washing over me is a wave of dread. The desire to go and play with my family is constantly distracting me, yet...

 

Greater appreciation and love for special needs community inspired by nonprofit organization

Greater appreciation and love for special needs community inspired by nonprofit organization

by Maya Girimaji, managing editor I’ve probably scrolled hundreds and thousands of miles on Instagram. Things are constantly clogging up our feeds. Trivial things like “Kylie Jenner just cut her hair” or “Find out if you’re a dog...

 

Entering adulthood causes acceptance of change

Entering adulthood causes acceptance of change

by Drew Howerton, senior executive editor Looking around my bedroom, I think about the numerous posters plastered on the walls, and the even more numerous pushpin holes caused by these posters.  I look at the magnet boards that my aunt...

 

Understanding of nostalgia elicits understanding of self

Understanding of nostalgia elicits understanding of self

Olivia Conway, co-online editor Hi, my name is Olivia and I am plagued by crippling nostalgia. The dictionary defines nostalgia as “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy...

 

Indecision prompts self reflection, need for change

Indecision prompts self reflection, need for change

by Olivia Conway, assistant editor A few years ago, I downloaded a dice-rolling app on my phone. It has served as a source of amusement for many of my friends, but for me it is a necessity for daily life. Every time I am confronted with a choice,...

 

Artist perseveres despite societal scrutiny over career path

Artist perseveres despite societal scrutiny over career path

by Haley Mitchell, managing editor I never thought of myself as the kind of “alternative” person who seriously considers art school. Art school. Going to college to learn about… art. Which should prepare me for a career in…...

 

Societal deficit in empathy sparks reflection on personal behavior, necessity of compassion

Societal deficit in empathy sparks reflection on personal behavior, necessity of compassion

by June Jeong, opinions editor When a classmate blurts out socially awkward, strange comments in the middle of my class, I start laughing. And I’m not the only one; this particular student is the constant subject of the entire class’s...

 

Long distance relationship changes definition of love

Long distance relationship changes definition of love

by Drew Howerton, section editor Relationships are all about learning to love someone. The internet has changed the way that people learn to love each other. When I was growing up, my parents always told me  that they met at a hockey game...

 

Recollection of a dark time in life prompts reconsideration of the importance of friendship

Recollection of a dark time in life prompts reconsideration of the importance of friendship

by Emily Caldwell, staff reporter Human beings seem to do better together than they do alone. We are not a solitary species. We form groups, circles, even governments, because we seem to insist on not being alone. Of course, there are outliers....