Author: Heather Matley

Out of State Sacrifices

Out of State Sacrifices

Story by Emmy Gyori I grew up in Kansas. No, I did not grow up on a farm. Yes, I am aware that I am not “in Kansas anymore.”  In many ways I had the typical American childhood. Suburbia, small-ish town, cliché high school, the […]

When Breakfast isn’t just Breakfast

When Breakfast isn’t just Breakfast

Story by Zian Ang For my very first journalism class, everyone was asked to get together in pairs to conduct mini interviews with each other to get used to conducting interviews with strangers. I swiveled my chair around, and there my partner was. Skinny, blonde, […]

Don’t Be Afraid to Call for Help

Don’t Be Afraid to Call for Help

Story by Ashley Probst I listened intently as my friends frantically recounted an incident in which someone had overdosed on synthetic marijuana and needed to be escorted to the hospital in an ambulance. Although the overdose victim did receive medical attention, my friends made a […]

ABCD: American Born Confused (Crazy) Desi

ABCD: American Born Confused (Crazy) Desi

RUCHIKA BAJAJ, SOPHOMORE STRATEGIC AND CORPORATE COMMUNICATION MAJOR DRESSED IN INDIAN ATTIRE. PHOTO BY JAYA BAJAJ Story by Ruchika Bajaj #Basicwhitegirl or #Browngirl, the struggle is real. My life has always been a culmination of different cultures, food, holidays, languages, and clothing, somehow joined together […]

Too Much To Do, Not Enough Time

Too Much To Do, Not Enough Time

Story by Jackie Cohen You can sleep when you’re dead, I was once told by my counselor after I complained about being tired. I took this to heart. I often sleep too little because I feel the need to participate in everything. When I’m most […]

Overstimulated

Overstimulated

Story by Miles Furuichi First if you’re listening to music, stop it. Now, I’m going to make a bet that you won’t read this entire article. Why? Because I told you that you wouldn’t. Now why would I say that? Already you’re probably wondering why […]

One of the Lucky Ones

One of the Lucky Ones

Story by Ronnie Kaufman I’m one of the lucky ones. I consider myself extremely lucky because I’ve managed to deal with a personal, uphill battle that many college students struggle with: depression. It all started for me sometime in high school, but I don’t remember […]

The Perks of Staying Close to Home

The Perks of Staying Close to Home

Story by Maggie Nadeau Time and time again I have heard people say that going to college is all about getting away from home, experiencing new people in a new place, leaving the coop. But I went a different route; I went to a college […]

Southern Californians, I Feel Bad for You

Southern Californians, I Feel Bad for You

THE SCENIC SANDPOINT, IDAHO ON A BEAUTIFUL WINTER DAY. PHOTO BY MADDIE RUSSO Story by Maddie Russo Your hometown is probably nice. But mine is better. Sandpoint, Idaho. Population 7,577. That’s less than Chapman. When somebody asks me where I’m from with a bright face […]

Charlie’s Blue Box and Other Absurdities

Charlie’s Blue Box and Other Absurdities

Story by Gaby Strnad One million dollars. That’s one dollar plus six whole zeros behind it. A fairly abstract concept for the majority of human kind. So what does a million dollars look like? How much does it weigh? How much space does it take […]