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Monday, October 3, 2022

How the fight for gun control bridges the generational gap

The boundaries of age were crumbling in front of my eyes.

Forgoing time with friends to study? You may be doing more...

The relationships we have, and the love we give and receive, are the most important aspects of our existence. We shouldn't abandon those priorities when our schedules get hectic.

Take a moment to appreciate unsung heroes on campus

We are surrounded by university employees who shape our environment every day, yet we hardly ever engage with them.

Embrace the ‘story’ in family history

Growing up in the homogeny of the North Shore Chicago suburbs, lineage was not a common topic of discussion.

Fixating on a major is a major mistake

Most labels are reductive and relatively arbitrary, and that includes your field of study.

I took a month off of social media and it changed...

I have always tried to fight against the neediness of social media.

Invisible pain can hurt a lot more than external injuries

I can't help but notice vast differences between the way we respond to external versus internal pain.

6 things you find when you go speed dating the night...

I wasn't expecting to get much out of it, except maybe a free beer or two, but I ended up learning a lot from my first time speed dating.

To: me…Love, me

This holiday of love taps into our innermost feelings of self-hate, but we can do better.

Bring back the value of the individual voice in politics

"Splitting" from something – a relationship, a place or even an ideological bloc – usually evokes feelings of reduction or defeat, but it can also be a chance for regeneration.

Focus on resiliency, community strength after Irma

Working on post-hurricane coverage in the newsroom last week, I heard a staffer yell, “We should be out of rain by now,” as Miami’s...

Running from hurricanes in the age of incuriousness

Since ancient times, man has forged explanations for the inexplicable. The ancient Mongolians claimed Earth rested on the back of a giant frog whose...