Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and the Vital Lessons it Holds

It is with great caution and a heavy heart that I attempt to unravel this immensely delicate topic. Anne Frank and all that her story encapsulates permeates a past much larger than any of us. A few months back, I traveled to Amsterdam and visited the Anne Frank House, walking outside to face the beautifulContinue reading “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and the Vital Lessons it Holds”

Nine Perfect Strangers: Liane Moriarty Tackles our Unfaltering Quest for Self-Betterment

You know that you’ve found yourself a distinguished read when upon unsticking the resistant new cover from the first page, you opt to make a trip to the place of its very origination, even if it happens to be on the other side of the world. To briefly rewind about half a year into theContinue reading “Nine Perfect Strangers: Liane Moriarty Tackles our Unfaltering Quest for Self-Betterment”

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 friendContinue 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 toContinue 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 twoContinue reading “Education: An Overtly Underestimated Weapon”

Venmo and the Demise of Reciprocity

I recently listened to Rachel Hollis’ podcast titled, Why is it so hard to talk about money? The oddity of this topic is initially what had me intrigued to give it a listen. That is, money truly is a taboo and unwieldy topic to delve into, for a myriad of reasons. For starters, the economyContinue reading “Venmo and the Demise of Reciprocity”

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 myContinue 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 reluctantlyContinue 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 movementsContinue reading “Girl, Wash Your Face: Recognize the Privilege to Rise Above and Discover Your Inner-Hero”

The Art of Giving and Receiving: For a Brighter World

This mad world in which we exist is abounding with every type of human being imaginable. From the evilest of evils, to the most angelic of angels, I have encountered cheaters, stealers and liars, alongside real-life superheroes, individuals with the utmost integrity, and those with solid, pristine, golden hearts. With the abundance of dismal newsContinue reading “The Art of Giving and Receiving: For a Brighter World”