Perspective

Memorial Day weekend has traditionally been such a tease: The long hours frolicking around Atwood Lake followed by late nights with perfectly-toasted marshmallows result in the first shades of sun-tanned skin– disguised as sunburn and mosquito bites, of course– and hold the promise of a seemingly infinite number of carefree summer adventures yet to come. This year, […]

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 […]

The 65 Degree January Day

Just when I started to feel a twinge of restlessness because it’s been entirely too long since my last adventure, Mother Nature decided to put my Netflix watching to a halt by gracing us with an unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon. Ah, Global Warming! Turns out you are good for something after all. Feel free to […]

Voting + Weddings = BuzzFeed

If someone had told me last Sunday that over the course of the upcoming week, Donald Trump would be elected President of the United States and consequently, I would contribute a video story to a BuzzFeed article, I probably would have responded, “In what parallel universe?” Alas, I couldn’t possibly make up a situation quite […]

#CocoaAtMidnight

This week began the annual three-week-long limbo period between Halloween and Thanksgiving– a time of perpetual disagreement between those who insist that it is too early to sing Christmas carols and the rest of us who pop in our headphones and allow the soothing melodies of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” to tune out […]

Snapshot Sunday: Album One

Every day, I find myself reaching for my phone to capture photos of vibrant foliage, intriguing book covers, and dripping ice cream cones– trivial, yet significantly happy moments that often blend into the ordinary heartbeats of day-to-day existence. This seemingly endless supply of images is juxtaposed with the understanding that I probably shouldn’t clog up […]

“Are You Laughing or Crying?”

  Heights and I have never gotten along. I have vivid memories of spending ten minutes gripping the railings of the high dive at Oberlin College as I tried to convince my 10-year-old self to take the plunge, and I spent more hours of my childhood crying as my parents tried to convince me to ride roller coasters […]

Athens at Dawn

‘Twas the Saturday before classes started and all through the campus, not a student was stirring except for five crazy girls who decided to wake up at 5:40 a.m. to see the sunrise. Disregard my poor rhyme scheme, for I, too, was one of those early risers– my mind is in a haze, though not […]

Say “Trees!”

This summer, people find Cleveland synonymous with two national spotlights: the Cavaliers’ NBA title and the Republican National Convention. The quieter, simpler attractions in Northeast Ohio are often overlooked by the teams and museums that make The Land famous (or infamous); however, there are scores of natural exhibits that, in my mind, Trump the city’s headline-earning events. (Feel […]

A Red, Red Sunset

Ahhh… Summer break! I thought to myself, hopefully yet naively as I punctuated the last sentence of my last final of my first year of college. One year down, three and a half glorious months of sheer freedom from academia to go.  At the time, three and a half months of summer break seemed unfathomable– there […]