Am I the Mistake?

A stampede of freshmen entered the Lang Concert Hall for the formal welcome to Swarthmore College. I looked around and I saw nervous smiles, I heard small talk of “Where are you living?” and “What are you thinking of majoring in?” I was in a new environment where I...

Bye Bye Birdie

“Wait until I’m 18; I’ll be outta here!” Whenever I used to get into an argument with my mom it wasn’t uncommon for me to tell her those exact words and the same holds true for a lot of high school students. But the truth is that...

A Magical Place Called College

Independence, responsibility, freedom. That’s right, college is more than I imagined it to be and I cannot get my mind around the experiences I have already been through. It is a fresh start and I have never been so excited. On the drive up to Chico State, I...

Empty Rooms and Carton Boxes

The melodies of The Killers play in the living room as I stand in the middle of my bedroom. Scattered around me lay five cardboard boxes, each hopefully holding everything I will need during my first year of college. The excitement of going to college was suddenly met...
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