Zenith

For the final day of the A-Z Challenge, I’m featuring another guest blogger. Welcome Minnat from Yours Truly, Minnat!  The dictionary has two different definitions for zenith: 1. the point on the celestial sphere vertically above a given position or observer 2. a highest point or state; culmination. I tend to focus on the latter definition. I…

Shower Struggles

My first week of college, I walked in on my new next-door neighbor in the shower. In my defense, the door wasn’t locked, there wasn’t a towel hanging over it, and somebody was in the other shower in our communal bathroom, so there was no way I could’ve known. But that doesn’t make it less awkward.…

Packing List

Drag out the duffel bag And stuff it until the zipper Pinches your new clothes For the harsh winters you aren’t used to.   Slide in a few photos from high school, Tell yourself you’ll keep in touch. “We’ll talk every day!” But you won’t.   Rehearse your speech: name, major, hometown Favorite ice cream,…

How To College

Are you a high school senior wondering how to college? Become a pro in 7 easy steps! 1) Stress over registration. 2) Never do your reading. 3) Dread every group project ever assigned…ever. 4) Avoid laundry at all costs. 5) Only eat foods that are 1) cheap 2) unhealthy 3) easily prepared in your dorm.…

Kiss and Makeup

Pop culture loves to glorify men who love their women au naturale (Drake and Bruno Mars, anyone?). In response, researchers in the UK have studied this preference. The study is problematic: small sample, biased methodology, condescending analysis of the results. The comments section emphasizes that women don’t necessarily wear makeup to please men. Instead, many commenters argue,…

Don’t Blink

“Don’t blink, you might miss it.” I have a lot of trouble with this phrase. The fear of missing out is a crippling one, and “don’t blink” only empowers the anxiety we naturally feel about not being able to do everything. While the phrase is supposed to encourage us to live in the moment and…

Prospective

I love prospective students. From my dorm window I can see the soon-to-be college freshmen huddling in small tour groups, listening to the obscure facts rapidly spewing from their guide’s mouth and trying to discern which slivers of information makes my college more special than any other medium-sized liberal arts college in the mid-Atlantic region.…