It’s finally March again, which typically means three things for me: college basketball has commandeered my television until April, baseball has once again graced this great country with its presence and my pasty-white legs will finally get to see the sun again.
This year is much the same as years past (although the weather is putting [...]
I don’t understand why people call it spring break when it’s still an ice age out there.
Just to be safe, maybe spring break should be moved to a later date when it’s guaranteed to be warmer.
Back in Thailand, our spring break actually happened in April. Some of you may scoff at the thought of doing [...]
I’ve had a good life, I know that. And although the rebellious teenager in me begs to differ, my parents are central to that.
I’m spoiled. It’s been almost 23 years now and my parents are still together, still teaching me about this world.
And just like other families, we’ve gone through it all. Name it and [...]
Twitter has given millions of people the opportunity to express themselves.
It’s a fun way to connect with friends, follow celebrities, laugh at a meme, share some news and read spoilers about your favorite TV show. Time and location don’t matter. With the push of a button, followers can be privy to every thought, experience, pun [...]
You know those things everybody loves to hate? – things like Core, Nickleback, Nicolas Cage. And, of course, Comic Sans.
If you think you know anything about fonts, odds are you’ve laughed scornfully at a poster that committed the most deadly of design sins of using Comic Sans. You probably did this pretentiously to your friends or, [...]
Since moving to our state’s capital nearly two months ago, people often ask me what the biggest differences between Austin and Abilene are. They are numerous and they are obvious. So instead I’ve set out to find some similarities between these two A-towns, even if they are few and far between.
It seems that a college [...]
Now bear with me. This one’s a little haphazard.
A few nights ago, I was hanging out with Group A of friends. My Group A met with Group B of friends and we all hung out. Group B realized that Group A had the potential of being involved in sketchy activities because of Group A’s questionable [...]
It started a year and a half ago in a salon, staring up into a petite Asian woman’s face.
She had just finished using a piece of cloth to rip scalding wax off my face when I had an epiphany.
My face stung, my eyes watered and it occurred to me that I didn’t really care what [...]
Everybody needs to hit the road.
I don’t mean that in a rude way, but more as a matter-of-fact. Being from California, one of the states that’s too close to fly but still wretched by car, I’ve been on my fair share of road trips. Even before I got to ACU and my parents told me [...]
I’ve felt cheated while watching the 2014 Sochi Games. I don’t remember “Olympic athlete” offered as an option on Career Day. In turn, I sit couch-sprawled and bitter at dreams never to be.
But in my brooding, I’ve thought of athletes who will also go unglorified. With the lack of electric transportation and digital eases, I [...]
Most people experience some kind of faith crisis in college. Our childhood beliefs are shaken when we are confronted with the brokenness of the world. Here at ACU, we are also faced with the apparent contradictions of the Bible and the fact that many of our churches are built on a delicate structure of cultural [...]
Of all the television programs currently airing, The Bachelor is one of the most unnerving.
The pseudo-reality dating show features a single man and the 20 or more female contestants chosen to be his love interests. The show includes group dates, one-on-one dates, overnight dates and a whole lot of pointless drama. The Bachelor is airing [...]