Surviving Silly Horror Movie Tropes

By Nikita. It starts off like this. You’re alone, in front of an eerie, empty house. It looks old, like it’s about to collapse any moment. You’ve never seen anyone come near the house and everyone avoids it. You’re warned to stay away, but obviously, you enter because you’re ‘curious’. After an inspection of the…

#ME TOO: The Outcry

By Madelyn Knecht. “Me, too” has become the most heartbreaking phrase on social media. A long-buried problem, the true issue of sexual assault is finally beginning to see light as women are stepping up and speaking out about their experiences with sexual assault. Inspired by the Weinstein case, women have been using the hashtag #MeToo…

Addressing the Dress Code

By Christiana Lano. I distinctly remember my sixth grade math teacher demanding that I zip up the hoodie I was wearing over a camisole. I was eleven and did not understand what was wrong with my outfit; I saw plenty of other girls wear the same thing every day. I came to learn that it…

It’s Not Even a Real Illness

By Nikita Sasi. It’s exhausting, fighting a war.  Not with someone or something. But against your own mind. Every day. Every hour. Every minute. Every second of your life. A mental illness. Be it depression, anxiety, insomnia, bipolarity or obsessive compulsive disorder. A disease of your mind; the most complex organ of all. With lobes…

Match

By Jourdan Lobban.   What I saw in the mirror And what I saw on the inside For a long time Did not match In any way   In the mirror Was a girl With reddish brown skin Eyes so dark, Almost black, And hair that was too gentle to be coarse Yet too strong…

To Be Or Not To Be Organic?

By Vani Kumar. We have all heard about the world’s population surge and the frightening rate at which humans are multiplying, and I am here to tell you about it again. About our human nature which is not like Goldilocks, looking for the in between, just right, comfortable spot. No, we humans are and will…

Romanticism in Art – and Why We Should Be Interested

By Sanho Kim. Romanticism, like most artistic movements, can best be understood when juxtaposed with history. It was a time of uprisings and conflicts, of liberal thought and confrontation—and the winds of change swept away everyone and everything, from monarchies and governments to French farmers and salon owners. A new way of thinking and looking…

Anthony Scaramucci’s Appointment as White House Communications Director

By Deven Upadhyay. Anthony Scaramucci is America’s new communications director. What does Scaramucci contribute to the Trump Administration? SEAN SPICER WAVES GOODBYE TO THE WHITE HOUSE On July 21st 2017, Sean Spicer shocked Americans with his startling decision to relinquish his role as White House press secretary. The now-resigned press secretary announced the news shortly…

What Are You?

By Christiana Lano. “What are you?” I am a woman. I am a sister, a daughter, a girlfriend. I am a student, a worker, a writer, a dancer. I am tall. I am smart. I am stubborn. But you didn’t want to know any of that. You saw me for the first time and could…

The Soul Connection

By Anokhi. Love, they say, is one of the greatest feelings that connects two souls. If a person falls in love with all his heart, he/she can feel a soul talking to him/her. But what if he/she has failed in love? Does a soul have the power to get him/her back to being a happy…

Love at First Sight

By Kaitlyn Fischer. Seeing your face was like a revelation for me. It was as if the stars that hung in the sky above me had all collided, creating this beautiful collision of light and destruction. Every day that I spent with you felt like another piece of my puzzle had been put in its…