When life gives you lemons

Do you know the saying, “If life gives you lemons … make lemonade?” Well, what if you don’t want to make lemonade? What if you rather enjoy pure pristine water? What if you want to avoid the lemons altogether? That’s how I felt about the direction my life was going my freshman year of college. … Continue reading

Consider reflecting before responding

As we ring in April, many are celebrating the beginning of the end – especially here on campus. The last few weeks of each academic year are a time of celebration, anxiety, relief and frustration. Seniors are preparing for what’s next, whether that be jobs, a gap year, grad school, or something entirely different. Underclassmen … Continue reading

Find your fit: searching for a job

“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never work a day in your life,” famous author Mark Twain said. To build off of Twain’s point, I would add that you need to find the right fit and environment for yourself in that job. As May, and graduation, rolls around for many seniors like … Continue reading

Yet here I am

In class, we discuss the power of poetry—gilded words rippling through the world, forming a net under us, the fragile tightrope walkers, literary spells anchoring humanity in hope, hope of a moment, or in the swell of history, in the common heart that beats for us all. Yet, there he is: Volodymyr Zelensky, looking older … Continue reading

Gas prices aren’t historic … just yet

Whether we like it or not, gas prices are increasing every day and it is affecting everyone. It does not matter where you live, all of our wallets are being hit hard at the pump.  According to AAA, the national average cost per gallon as recorded on March 13 was $4.325. A few days earlier … Continue reading

Beyond the surface

According to a Gallup poll on March 29, 2021, titled U.S. Church Membership Falls Below Majority for First Time, it states “Americans’ membership in houses of worship continued to decline last year, dropping below 50% for the first time.” Looking at this percentage, I can see how truly blessed I am to have grown up … Continue reading

This week’s notable headlines

Rams beat Bengals to win Super Bowl LVI The Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 at their home stadium– SoFi, in Inglewood California on Sunday. The game had fans on the edge of their seats as the Rams held control for much of the first half, with the Bengals coming back in the … Continue reading