The Poky Dot

Restaurant: The Poky Dot Address: 1111 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont, WV 26554 What We Ate: Chicken Wrap, Jalepeño Burger, Doughnut Specialty Shake If you’ve logged on to Facebook for even 30 seconds over the last several months, you’ve more than likely been pulled into the time-sucking trap of colossal food videos featuring creations like Black Tap’s $15 milkshakes piled high […]

West Side Market

Back in October, I decided that I was going to study abroad in Argentina over winter break; 24 hours after I submitted my security deposit, the trip was cancelled because not enough people had signed up. I found out that I had the option to take part in a different journalism study abroad program– a […]

In-N-Out Burger

Restaurant: In-N-Out Burger Address: 1303 William D Tate Ave., Grapevine, TX 76051 What I Ate:  #2 Combo (cheeseburger, fries, chocolate milkshake) Last weekend, I ventured to Dallas, Texas, to attend the Delta Zeta Presidents Academy. While I looked forward to checking another state off of my list (19/50), I didn’t anticipate embarking on any major exploration since I was […]

Village Bakery and Café

Restaurant: Village Bakery and Café Address: 268 E State St. Athens, OH 45701 What We Ate: Belgian Waffle, Rancheros Verduras If I was a character in a ’90s sitcom, there’s a pretty good chance my storyline would be centered around my hangout of choice: Union Street Diner in Athens, Ohio. As much as I love a good cookies ‘n […]

Little Things to Love

Valentine’s Day is just one big, pink, glittery hullabaloo. Now, don’t get me wrong– I enjoy a good glittery hullabaloo, particularly when it involves copious amounts of chocolate and gigantic teddy bears. Truthfully, there really is nothing wrong with devoting an entire holiday to love. After spending so much of the last year focusing on the […]

Tea for Two

In the fifth grade, one of my best friends, Matthew, introduced me to the concept of stream of consciousness. Fast forward eight years, and I’m still just as amazed by the progression of a good conversation and how something as simple as a Buddha necklace can trigger two hours of profound dialogue disguised as a coffee […]

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Fueling an Idea

It was roughly 9:52 on a Wednesday evening when I sat in a poorly-lit Steak ‘n Shake parking lot waiting for my best friend to arrive. It was the twelfth day of my summer break, and I had already begun to realize that the countless hours of conversation and spontaneous escapades that I anticipated had quickly evolved into texting conversations […]

Adventures: A Series

I recently came across William H. Danforth’s book I Dare You!— a self-help guide based on the author’s success story, designed to motivate young adults to take charge of their lives and become leaders in society. Although the book was published in 1931, the 85-year-old words of wisdom resonated with me, particularly the author’s stance on seizing the day: “In […]

Farewell, Freshman Fifteen

When I was 10 years old, I started swimming. Around the same time, my dad affectionately deemed that I was a “full-force eater.” “What the heck does that mean?” you may have just asked yourself as you nibbled on your side salad and daintily sipped your glass of water. If that’s the case, I can […]