The Arbitrary Nature of Success

College students strive for success. Sometimes that means not failing that hard science class. Other times it means maintaining a 4.0 over four years. Sometimes it just means graduating. Success is a word that means you're good at something, but most of the time when a friend thinking about their future says they want to … Continue reading The Arbitrary Nature of Success

Hurricane Florence: How to Help

Hurricane Florence devastated the coasts of the Carolinas two weeks ago. Relief is still needed in many areas. Here's a quick list of how you can help: You can donate to hurricane victims at Red Cross by visiting this website. Operation BBQ Relief provides meals for victims and first responders. You can check them out … Continue reading Hurricane Florence: How to Help

Fun Things

It honestly feels like life is moving at fifteen mph above the speed limit.  It's been one of those "please, for the love of everything sacred, slow down!" weeks. And it's only Monday. But the good news is that the Internet is always helping me find cool ways to distract myself from how overwhelmed I … Continue reading Fun Things

Owning a Dog Can Improve Your Life

Happy National Dog Week everyone! For me, every week is National Dog Week. Just think about it: my university's mascot is a bulldog, my sorority raises guide dogs, and I own two rescue pups. Everywhere I go I'm surrounded by dogs. Not only are dogs are a great source of joy for many people, they … Continue reading Owning a Dog Can Improve Your Life

Four Fun Things

Here's four fun things to make your week a bit brighter: Bees Bounce Back from Colony Collapse Disorder Colony Collapse Disorder is a phenomenon related to the disappearance of bees. It happens when bees leave their hive and never return. I'm not talking about a few runaway teenager bees. I'm talking about bees en masse … Continue reading Four Fun Things

What’s Ten Inches Anyway?

Chopping off my hair is one of the most exhilarating things I've done. And I've done it a lot. Actually, I've donated over four feet of hair over the course of ten years. I've gotten some strange looks when I tell people that I donate my hair to organizations that make wigs for cancer patients. … Continue reading What’s Ten Inches Anyway?