Columns

An open letter to all of the realists in the world

An open letter to all of the realists in the world

  My six-year-old self dreamt of holding my own laser gun. Being in charge of each electronic beep, sporting that red polo top and khaki combo, manning my own station marked with the illuminated number three. Oh yes, I had my heart set on being […]

Being a hypocrite

Being a hypocrite

  I lost five pounds in one week and I regret it. It was a little before spring break and I was going to Mexico. It was my first time going on a trip with friends and I wanted to feel good about myself for […]

I fought the law and the law won

I fought the law and the law won

  My life seems to abide by the principles of Murphy’s Law. In section 2, article 5 of the law, it says that all good things must happen to a person right before her experience is about to end. This subsection of Murphy’s Law is […]

Trump has defined my freshman year and I am not happy about it

Trump has defined my freshman year and I am not happy about it

  One man has defined my whole freshman year of college: President Donald Trump, and I am not thrilled about it at all. As a political science major I’m forced to listen to my professors discuss all his new policies and all the executives orders […]

For the women who know sports

For the women who know sports

  Why is it that being a woman means that you automatically know nothing about sports? Every time I watch a football game with a group of guys, it’s like I’m not even there. They think that I don’t know what’s going on. When in […]

Why my brother became a feminist

Why my brother became a feminist

  My brother Arman is seven years younger than me. He’s a quiet, intelligent and thoughtful person. Why is he important enough to be the subject of my column? He’s also a feminist. The fact that I can say that my younger brother is a […]

Joining a sorority after you hated Greek Life

Joining a sorority after you hated Greek Life

  Last semester I informally rushed and experienced a terrible loss of self confidence and worth. However, in the end I discovered a strength in myself I did not realize existed. This newfound empowerment inspired me to go through the daunting event that is sorority […]

Living with anxiety

Living with anxiety

  It feels like an elephant is sitting on your chest, making it almost impossible to breath. An uncontrollable feeling that comes from nowhere and is not easy to shake. An anxiety attack. For over ten years I have lived everyday with anxiety. Although an […]

Family cooking

Family cooking

  When I went home for Easter, I asked my mother to make chicken and okra. It’s a creole dish that’s been in my family for as long as I can remember. It’s similar to gumbo, with andouille sausage, chicken, bell peppers, okra and lots […]

Destigmatize, don’t romanticize

Destigmatize, don’t romanticize

  As somebody who has been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anorexia at different points throughout my adolescence, I have to say I’m incredibly relieved that socially, we’re taking steps to remove the negative stigma associated with mental health issues and are […]