February 25, 2020

Five chords in and you already know the song. You know the next four words and immediately think of that person with whom you want to be singing along. The lyrics and rhythm seize control of your mind and all you can focus on for the next three and a half minutes is th...

February 24, 2020

I have a confession to make, and it’s that I’ve never actually read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I know what you’re thinking: that I’m a creative writing major and a feminist, and the main character is a spitfire feminist author! How have I never read it? The ans...

February 23, 2020

Different people write and make art for different reasons. Sometimes it’s an escape, and other times it’s to express an idea. Some people create without ever planning on sharing their creation with others. This can stem from the use of artistic activities as a de-stres...

February 23, 2020

Chances are if you have a smartphone then you have at least once in your life seen or sent an emoji to a friend or family member. I know this because even my technologically impaired father knows what they are and how to send them. Whether or not the audience appreciat...

February 7, 2020

Now that I have reached week three of the spring semester, I’ve come to the point where I begin to feel like I need to be reoriented again. Classes are starting up and the busyness is beginning to fill all my evenings and free time turns into twenty-minute nap time bef...

February 7, 2020

Yes, you heard me right. It all started with one New Year’s resolution: become a more “prolific” writer. What does this entail? Well, for someone like myself, it means producing more poetry I’m proud of. Great writers only ever become great because they choose to write...

February 5, 2020

Since most people know I’m a creative writing major, it doesn’t surprise them one bit when they find out that when I was a kid, I read a lot of books. I consumed everything I could get my hands on, from nonfiction to standalone novels, YA fiction to my parents’ books t...

November 19, 2019

One of the most powerful compositions in recent years comes from one of the most influential movies of the modern era - The Greatest Showman. With the song “This Is Me,” producers discovered their anthem for the film; while audiences found themselves moved by the Beard...

November 19, 2019

It’s interesting because I come from a family full of creatives; my mom was pursuing opening her own bakery because she loved the expression she had when decorating cakes or pies and my dad was, and is, an incredible chef because he loves the joy that comes from creati...

November 7, 2019

Language forms the basis of society, and it is for this reason that it should never be regarded lightly; words carry weight. An “I Love You” is perhaps one of the hardest phrases to be said. It’s only three words, yet within them, there is a power that holds the potent...

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