Archive for: personal column

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....

 

Complicated relationship with sleep leads to new point of view

Complicated relationship with sleep leads to new point of view

by Jennifer Zhan, senior editor I used to use a sleep calculator to tell me when to go to bed. It told me what times I should fall asleep in order to wake up after a complete sleep cycle, so that I’d feel refreshed even if I barely got any...

 

College applications spur recognition, appreciation for choosing own values

College applications spur recognition, appreciation for choosing own values

by Vi Burgess, editor-in-chief I used to think the hardest part of Journalism, as a class at Consol, was coming up with a legitimate list of twenty-five questions to ask at each interview; after about ten, I tend to run out of youthful curiosity. But...

 

Accepting fullness of self-identity proves more challenging, significant than love for outer appearance

Accepting fullness of self-identity proves more challenging, significant than love for outer appearance

  by June Jeong, opinions editor When I noticed that a friend of mine never ate lunch, I asked her about it. After a long conversation, I found out that she was trying to lose weight because she felt deeply dissatisfied with her body...

 

Employment leads to changing priorities, forces habit of time management

Employment leads to changing priorities, forces habit of time management

by Drew Howerton, section editor I took a big step into adulthood recently when I got a job. For the past year or so, my parents have kind of been on me about getting one, because they had jobs when they were younger than me. They’re old...

 

Chronic illness leads to struggle for excellence, success

Chronic illness leads to struggle for excellence, success

by Rachel Swartz, assistant editor “I hope you feel better!” is the common remark that is repeated whenever I tell somebody about my chronic illness. With the expression “chronic”, there’s a chance I may or may not ever feel better...

 

End of presidential election leads to division, need for understanding

End of presidential election leads to division, need for understanding

by Rachel Lamb, executive editor After 18 months, the presidential election is finally over. An election that has been defined by fear has ended with a sharp divide of celebration and immense anger, coupled with an ongoing fear of what the...

 

Struggles encountered when moving houses leave teen with newfound outlook of change

Struggles encountered when moving houses leave teen with newfound outlook of change

by Emily Caldwell, staff reporter It can be pretty fun, looking at houses. The thrill of the possibility, the exhilaration you feel when you walk into a house and immediately notice all of the things about it that are better than your current...

 

Archetype fosters negative perception of fellow women, disdain towards womanhood

Archetype fosters negative perception of fellow women, disdain towards womanhood

       by June Jeong, opinions editor According to pop culture, one of the best things a girl can be…..is not like girls. We’ve all heard some variation of the statement, “I’m just not like other girls.” Or worse,...