Ghosted: Rosie Walsh’s Thrilling Twist on the Commonplace Phenomenon

When asked what had inspired her to embark on this topic of twenty-first century “ghosting,” Rosie Walsh attests, “I wanted to write about a universal dilemma – an experience that almost all of us have had, but few of us have been able to navigate successfully. Then, one evening, I had dinner with a friend … Continue reading Ghosted: Rosie Walsh’s Thrilling Twist on the Commonplace Phenomenon

Friendship Inventories and the Unexpected Breakup

Just before I had set off for University, everyone I spoke with seemed to idealize their personal college experience, outwardly acclaiming how they would do anything to turn back time for a mere day, simply for one more tailgate, senior party, or a night surrounded by best friends. Much to my surprise upon arriving to … Continue reading Friendship Inventories and the Unexpected Breakup

Education: An Overtly Underestimated Weapon

Education is an eminently underestimated weapon. Reflecting on my personal schooling experience, I am a tad ashamed at the thought of my complaining over an impending essay or exam. I lament the two classes I skipped in college (even more so after dividing my annual tuition by the number of classes held in those two … Continue reading Education: An Overtly Underestimated Weapon

Why I Don’t Say Happy Birthday: A Romantic’s Guide to Forgiving, Forgetting, and Letting Go

Upon reading the title of this piece, I’m inquisitive as to where most minds wander. Personally, upon contriving this name, Why I Don’t Say Happy Birthday, my thoughts immediately jumped to the daily appearance a red notification signaling Facebook birthdays, which celebrate the life of individuals with whom I haven’t spoken in years (or my … Continue reading Why I Don’t Say Happy Birthday: A Romantic’s Guide to Forgiving, Forgetting, and Letting Go

Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead

I was always getting into trouble growing up. Nearly every dinner, I was sent to my room for something. One night, my butt only slightly brushed the cold bench where my sister and I sat every night for dinner, when I was asked to return to my bedroom. Oftentimes, I rolled my eyes and reluctantly … Continue reading Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead

Girl, Wash Your Face: Recognize the Privilege to Rise Above and Discover Your Inner-Hero

In its simplest form, feminism is the theory of political, economic, and social equality of the sexes, or organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests. Despite the overarching generality of this definition, feminism looks incredibly discordantly for diverse groups of women around the world. White feminism, an appellation surrounding feminist theories or movements … Continue reading Girl, Wash Your Face: Recognize the Privilege to Rise Above and Discover Your Inner-Hero