Category Archives: General

Adversity Sucks: Keeping Your Head Up After Rejection

College, as everyone already knows, is very different from high school. This is a common and overused expression that you have no doubt heard time and time again, but it nevertheless continues to ring true. The first thing we are told as incoming freshman is

Dealing With Not Knowing What To Study In College

A couple weeks ago, I was sitting in a class in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University that is designed to help Kelley students discover what they want to study at Kelley and do in their future careers. I was excited about the

When Your Plans Crash and Burn

Hey Everyone! So for my first vlog, I’m tackling something that has been a huge obstacle for me recently. For the sake of posting, I had to split the video into two parts, but I actually think it works better that way. And please ignore

College Chronicles of a High School Introvert

I would like to start off by saying that I hate exercise. More specifically, I hate sweating. I despise it with every fiber of my being. So imagine my surprise, and more specifically, my disdain, when I discovered on a Sunday morning that my new

Journey To Move-In: A Brief Vlogumentary

Hello Internet, Two weeks ago, I moved in to my dorm at NYU, which was pretty mundane as far as move-ins go. The week leading up to that, however, was just the opposite. Thanks for sharing with me. Jerry

Five Tips for Roommate Survival

Since I was a little girl, actually since I was born, I have had a roommate (or “womb-mate”). My twin sister and I have shared a room right out of the womb and so I learned to share, adjust, and accommodate fairly quickly.  When I

The Life of Noah – A Kanye West Concert Experience

For those of you who are avid fans of hip-hop, it’s been a very busy past couple of weeks with the releases of Frank Ocean, Vince Staples, Travis Scott, Young Thug, and Isaiah Rashad, among others. I’ve been listening to their albums pretty exclusively since

How To Have a Long Distance Relationship That Doesn’t Suck

  The problem is inevitable. Every high school couple has to look it in the eye at some point in their relationship. It lingers in the back of your mind as you slowly but surely approach the day that your fear becomes a reality. “What

Welcome Week: Serving our Student Retreat

When deciding which college I should go to, I heavily considered going to a historically black college or university (HBCU) because I spent the majority of my academic career at predominantly white institutions (PWIs). I grew up in an environment that made me feel as though I was

Thursdays are for Crying

Every Thursday the Art Institute of Chicago grants free admission after 5 to Illinois residents. So, naturally, as a broke college student, I go every Thursday to get in for free. It’s an absolutely unbelievable place; every time I go in, I find myself lost

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