Why I Wanted to Miss my Flight: Adventures in Old San Juan

I secretly wanted to sprint through the airport and just barely miss my flight, lose my luggage or have 3 unexpected layovers. While these sound like complete disasters for frequent flyers, to me, they were thrilling mishaps that only happen to the adventurous-the...

An Insight into the “Real World": Interning with the Virginia Film Festival

“Hel…” My attempt at a “hello” was immediately intersected, and I bit my tongue when I realized what was happening. “Well the Virginia Film Festival is about to get underway in November, but the application process is open now for the 12th annual Adrenaline Film...

The 3-Credit Class All Students Should Take

Immersed in the depths of third year, I am quite frankly biting off more than I can chew- taking on 15 credits, 2 internships, and serving as a course assistant. Finding time to do homework, write essays, and study for tests when I’m working 20 hours a week has become...

Listen to the Ambience

3…2…1…BOOM! A train violently smashes into the building, sending glass, bricks, and furniture into a tornado-like fury. In utter panic, the five kids around me scream at the top of their lungs for several minutes (what seems like hours), and then the room suddenly...

Thinking in the Present: Mafia & Habitat for Humanity

I open my eyes and cringe as I try to adjust to the light. Another one’s been murdered… As I gaze around at the circle of players, I search for that guilty murderous look. Someone’s been murdered and someone did it. But who? Accusations begin filling...