Saturday, August 19, 2017

Friends Forever or Friends Until June?

Last Sunday, as I clinked glasses of sparkling wine with my roommate over unpronounceable Italian delicacies, I came to a somber realization: The two of us would be going our separate ways after graduation...

2007 Called, and It Wants Its Phone Back

I’m only about seven years late to the party, but I finally joined the digital age by ditching my beat-up “dumbphone” in favor of an iPhone 5C. For those of you who can afford the...

Take a Chance, and Go for a Pixie

When a celebrity gets a haircut, it becomes front-page news on both sides of the Atlantic, and Yahoo News writers break their keyboards in excitement. Last week, “The Hunger Games” actress Jennifer Lawrence became...

Your Future Self Might Hate Your Cat Tattoo

As I was crooning along to “Take a Walk” at a Passion Pit show last week, I started to wonder if I would still love lead singer Michael Angelakos’ high-pitched falsetto next year, or...

The Fun Does Not End After College

As a senior, transitioning from a carefree San Diego summer back to the daily class grind was especially difficult. Three years ago, I eagerly went to every Welcome Week event, found all the Stuart Collection...

21 Marks the End of Happy Birthdays

Once again, I will be bumped down to the bottom rung of the ladder: Out of all of my apartment-mates, I will be the last to turn 21. My roommate will be reaching this milestone birthday in a few days — even my Forever-Lazy-wearing apartment-mate will be able to buy a celebratory drink at Porter’s Pub after her last final.

My Only Wish Is To Be Facebook Unseen

A friend once told me that, in an attempt to shame people into saving water, her summer apartment-mate suggested that they each “clock in” and “clock out” of the shower. Needless to say, the idea was quickly vetoed. “Read receipts” for Facebook Messenger remind me of this invasive, military-like idea — with timestamps displayed on your messages, you automatically feel pressured to respond more rapidly.

Christmas Has Lost Its Childhood Charm

December is here, which means that the quarter is almost over and Christmas is fast approaching. The sad thing is: I wouldn’t have even remembered Christmas was coming if it hadn’t been for those spam emails alerting me of every “door-busting” deal out there.

Never Resort to Having a Cup Noodle Thanksgiving

Two Thanksgivings ago, while most students were at home diving into freshly-roasted turkeys and swapping stories with their families, I found myself staring across a restaurant table at two complete strangers I had just met at a bus stop. We didn’t even entirely speak the same language.

Daylight Saving is a Convenient Falsehood

Winding my clock back one hour this past Sunday felt like taking a Sharpie and willfully changing the expiration date on a carton of milk.