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…

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…

On Suicide: Reflections Inspired by Chester Bennington

Right now I’m sitting on my bed. It is 2:02 AM on July 22nd, 2017. The lead singer of Linkin Park died two days ago, on the 20th. I’m not a huge fan of Linkin Park. My sister was a listener for a year or so, but I never took the initiative to seek out…

The ‘F’ Word – Feminism

By Nikita S. Daniel Radcliffe. Emma Watson. Beyoncé. Mark Ruffalo. What do all these people have in common? They’re celebrities, actors, they’re rich, and…they’re all feminists. If anyone reading this is a feminist, then congratulations, you’re one of the few reasons I haven’t lost hope for humanity! If you’re not a feminist, you’re either one…

The Truth About #Adulting

By Madelyn Knecht. What really is Adulting? We see the hashtag on Twitter all the time, paired with random, typical responsible acts such as making dinner, paying bills, etc. #ADULTING EXPECTATIONS: maturity, clear skin, outgrow phone fear, can eat without spilling food on selfADULTING REALITY: none of the above — Cait (@PaperFury) June 19, 2017…

A Learner’s Aspirations

By Anokhi. Were you ever stuck in a situation where you had to choose a career against your heart’s desire and your mind’s consent? A situation where you had to choose between a career that your parents want you to pursue though you have no interest in it at all, and a career which you…

Can You See Me?

By Madelyn Knecht. New and bright and soft All eyes stare at me They take pictures And crane their necks to see.   New to life and love, I don’t realize how— How much I love it Or even miss it now.   Two years old and I Smile toothy and proud No one minds…

North Korea’s Nuclear Threat: An Upcoming Sixth Nuclear Test

By Paulina Anaya. It’s official: North Korea has threatened the United States with a nuclear attack if the Western country doesn’t terminate provocative actions in regions of interest to the North Korean regime. Recent US military activity has been deemed of high defiance to Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s supreme ruler. “We’re prepared to respond to…

She-Wolf

By Swarnali Patra. No, she doesn’t wear her heart on her sleeve. She drapes it like a red dress with blue and black undertones around her whole body – even her chapped bare feet. Her veins and arteries are crocheted to aggrandize it with embroidery. Once, she was a casualty of her own goodness as…

The Best of Adele: Top 10 Songs

By Ankur Bhelawe. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards, held at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S. on February 12 2017, saw Adele sweeping all the evening’s biggest awards, including Album of the Year for her smash hit ’25’. Take a look at her top 10 songs.

The First Week of President Trump in Office

By Rachel Fergus. January 21st, 2017 On Trump’s first day as President of the United States, Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, carried out his first press briefing. To the astonishment of everyone in the room, Spicer spent the entire time defending Trump’s claims that his inauguration was the largest ever. Spicer began by…