Category : Opinion

Israel’s Cease(less) Fire

LEXINGTON, Kentucky – Weeks ago, I approached a daring young man at the local gym. Unmindful to any possible looks of contempt, he calmly finished his last set before wiping his brow on a black t-shirt with glossy text printed…

14 Comments / 138 View / August 5, 2014

Major Decisions about my Major

I am one of those kids who wants to study everything. Correction: I am one of those kids  who wants to study everything related to the humanities (as if my AP scores weren’t enough to  remind me to stay far…

1 Comment / 474 View / August 4, 2014

Skeletons In The Closet: Morbid Fascination With One Murder

To me, it was just going to be our house in the United States. After driving through River Rd and crossing into Lilly Stone Dr, it would be there on the right after driving up an inclined driveway: 8103 Lilly…

0 Comments / 1671 View / August 3, 2014

The Irony of Being a Liberal: How Freedom of Speech is Threatened at College

The countdown has officially started. There is less than a month until thousands upon thousands of students flock to their new home for the next four years. People from all walks of life with varying beliefs, ideologies, cultures, and intellectual…

9 Comments / 657 View / August 2, 2014

This Year’s Common App Will Make You Cry—As Usual

Today, the Common Application for the high school graduating class of 2015 went live. The application, which is used as an all-inclusive tool for applying to colleges and universities across the world, is, in many ways, the bane of one’s…

5 Comments / 3573 View / August 1, 2014

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Pleasure–The Hookup Generation

A Response to “How Accepting The Hook-Up Culture Is Getting 20-Somethings Nowhere” Millennials, we have a new collective nickname—“The Hookup Generation.” Sound ominous? That’s the problem. It’s time to take a closer look at what really scares us about hookup…

12 Comments / 752 View / August 1, 2014

The Transgender Tipping Point We Sorely Need

“The Transgender Tipping Point,” cried TIME Magazine back in June. “Another social movement is poised to challenge deeply held cultural beliefs.” Trans activism is here. And on the front cover of the magazine and the movement is the gorgeous Laverne…

0 Comments / 104 View / July 30, 2014

Noisy Silences, Silent Noises

A stream of water rushes through the open faucet in your mango-pomegranate scented bathroom, sighing and sputtering as you turn the knobs right and left. Your light switch jumps to attention as you flick it upward and your desk lamp…

0 Comments / 297 View / July 29, 2014

My Cheese Puffs Aren’t Saving the World Yet, But That’s Okay

A few days after I received my college acceptance letter, I had a panic attack. Not a real one, I suppose, but the kind that forces you to pause your episode of Orange is the New Black, actually sit upright in…

1 Comment / 793 View / July 27, 2014

Why My Parents Came Here and Why I’m Not Going Back

My heart races with excitement as I step out of the airport, surrounded by hundreds of people speaking my native tongue. The air is thick with mosquitoes, the smell of rotting bananas, and smoke from stalling scooters. I fill my…

0 Comments / 612 View / July 26, 2014