FALL: Comfort amongst change

Fall is a season that’s the backdrop of many songs, movies, celebrations, and memories which we hold incredibly dear to us. So of course it deserves to be written about as well. Now that it’s made its annual visit into our lives of course I mulled over it as deeply as I could and tried to bring its cold crisp feeling to the surface.

The Renewed Importance of Persepolis Amid Iranian Protests

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi is an autobiographical comic book that follows the journey of its author, Marjane, as she grows up in Iran during the Islamic revolution in the 80s and 90s. The book is now more important than ever as the current human rights protests in Iran remind us that the people of Iran are still fighting for their rights and humanity, just as Marjane did 40 years ago.

The Cuphead Show breathes new life into video game

While The Cuphead Show may emulate older cartoons in terms of art style, it’s anything but old. Between the art style, a wide cast of interesting characters, and chronological episodes that build off each other, The Cuphead Show creates a cartoon that is entertaining for both younger and older audiences.   The Cuphead Show is a … Read moreThe Cuphead Show breathes new life into video game

Coronavirus shocks athletes and fans

With the pandemic spread of COVID-19, athletic seasons have come to a halt.  Featured image illustration by Elisabeth Oster. Logo courtesy of NCAA. Growing up in a zealous, athletic family, I’ve attended more sporting events than I can keep track of. As the baby of the family, I watched my siblings compete at both high … Read moreCoronavirus shocks athletes and fans

Among the first: Being a first-generation student

Being the first isn’t easy; it can be scary. You are the guinea pig. You teach people what not to do through your mistakes. However, it is quite an honor. Much like when you are 5 years old and heading down the big slide at the playground for the first time. At the top of … Read moreAmong the first: Being a first-generation student

The Skinny Life

I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t skinny. Ever since I was a toddler, I’ve been scrawny for my size, with wrists like the branches of a sapling and a thin layer of skin and muscle just barely obscuring my ribs. Due in part to a natural pickiness, a preference for vegetables over meat, … Read moreThe Skinny Life

Key Into Something Greater Than Gossip

We Need to Think Twice About What News is Worth Our Time Getting wrapped up in media such as TMZ, ENews, or EXTRA has been an ongoing issue worldwide since the internet started to become a stronger source of gossip rather than research. Besides TV channels, social media sites that are filled with influencers boasting about … Read moreKey Into Something Greater Than Gossip