How Studying Can be… Fun: A Plea to Those Onboard the Struggle Bus

“Who discovered the electron?” my brother asks as we study for our chemistry test. “All I remember is that it starts with a J, but it’s just a name and a word. How are we supposed to memorize the association if it means nothing to us?” He cleverly responds: “J.J...

The “I’m Still in High School” Sticker

I’m on a mission. While walking around the campus of my dream college, I try to blend in with all the college students to get a feel of what life is like at the University. As it nears lunchtime, I eagerly join a crowd of hungry students and walk into the dining...

A Valentine's Day Tribute: How I Met My Friends

I knew her, but she didn’t know me. Alexia had posted on the UVA Class of 2017 Facebook group over the summer with a link to her Youtube channel. Her cover of “Skinny Love” by Bon Iver was amazing. When I saw her in the dining hall that Tuesday afternoon, I instantly...

Fear the Lazy Couch Monster

Even though I did not go on any extravagant vacations over Christmas break like some of my glowing Facebook friends did, I had a perfect break. Full of Netflix, oversleeping, and eating home cooked meals, my break was just what I needed-a complete mental recharge. The...

The Friends You Can't Even Imagine Yet

In the end, it is people that mean the most in life. No amount of money or successful careers could ever compete with the laughter and love felt among human beings. Exactly one year ago, my twin brother and I were in the chaotic midst of the college process, adding...