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The opposite of loneliness

I stole this title from the brilliant Marina Keegan, a 2012 graduate from Yale. She planned to work at The New Yorker when she left school. Then, she died in a car accident five days after her graduation ceremony. In part, my words are written to honor her, to say thank you for the best […]

Stepping off the stage and into the job market

As a graduating senior, I’ve heard the dreaded question “what are you going to do after graduation?” about 100 times. As an English major, people always assume I want to teach. But, what I really want to do is write. While graduate school is forefront in my mind, the professional world isn’t far behind. As […]

Reality arrives with newfound adulthood

Buying a house is one of the most adult-like things I could possibly do on my list (It’s just underneath getting married and doing my taxes properly). Just a few days ago, my friends and I finally signed the lease for our house. What exciting times! Well… poop. Now I have real responsibilities. My days […]

Learning to learn: What you can’t get from Buzzfeed

Confession time: I’m a serial clicker. I have about 12 tabs open on my screen as I type right now, all of them stories, Buzzfeed lists and recipes I’ll eventually look at. The bottom line is, I love to learn. And before you roll your eyes, think about it. Think about it– you want to […]

Two claps and a woo! for intramural soccer

It seems like it was only a few short weeks ago the Larry “Satch” Sanders Intramural Fields were first trod upon by eager flag football players, ready to take on another school year and another run at intramural glory. Now, nearly two semesters later, with the soccer season entering playoffs, the intramural fields and gyms […]

Ruining lives, hopes and dreams one student at a time

April is the worst month of the year, if you’re in still in school. Coming back to school in August is far less excruciating to deal with than the month of April. The light is not at the end of the tunnel in August. The freedom of summertime and barefoot adventures does not await you […]

Is our right to free speech getting weaker?

Famous designers Domenico Dolce and Steffano Gabbana made headlines last week when they made a public statement saying they opposed child adoptions by gay couples. The statement confused many because both men are gay. “We oppose gay adoptions,” the designers said in Italian magazine Panorama. “The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life […]

Sprint-ing to the Verizon store

It was the first Saturday of spring break and I was looking forward to heading back home for a relaxing weekend on the coast. I load my car, fill the tank and begin my drive. The drive to Corpus Christi takes about six and a half hours to complete. I pass through a few podunk […]

Choose your own adventure: Summer edition

The air is getting warmer. Mosquitoes are surfacing in swarms. Summer is near. You have roughly eight weeks to figure what you’re doing this summer, so you: A. Decide you have so much time, you’ll figure it out later. But wait, 20 of the 22 students in your 10 a.m. have an internship already. What […]

Choose your own adventure: Job interview edition

It’s the day of the big interview. You have an hour before you need to leave, so you: A. Take a nap. You don’t need to set an alarm. You’ll wake up in time, but NOW YOU’RE AN HOUR LATE. B. Trim your bangs just a little to make yourself look more professional. But then you end up with a bowl cut that […]

The future induces a quarter-life crisis

I’m 20 years old, and I have no idea what I’m doing with my life. This, my friends, is a quarter-life crisis. What is a quarter-life crisis you ask? Well, it’s kind of like a mid-life crisis but 20 years premature. Instead of realizing your mortality in life, you realize your mortality as a student. […]

Stop trying to fight the power of Netflix

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a college student in possession of absolutely no fortune must be in want of a week off from the relentless classes and back-breaking debt. And so we have spring break. But that’s over, and now we have to deal with the horrifying task of returning to school with enough motivation […]