Life is More

I was walking through campus last week, glancing at the people gathered in their front yards blaring music and crowding around tables cluttered with red solo cups. It was about 8pm on a warm spring night. “What a typical campus scene,” I thought to myself, “I wonder what life is like being a part of […]

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“Knock it off with them negative waves”

This past weekend was a doozy. On Friday at 1pm I went to get a simple oil change. Four hours later, the associate came out bearing news that my car needed $2,000 worth of replacements to be considered safe to drive. I didn’t have time to fix it, so before I left I had to […]

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Authenticity

One day I was skimming through the rack of shirts at the local thrift shop when suddenly I felt a hand grab my ankle. I screamed and looked down to see a pair a circle glasses perched right above a smile which quickly erupted into hysterical laughter. “OH MY GOSH, MITCHELL!!” I yelled, as he […]

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As we learn about others…

I frantically flipped through my car’s manual, trying to figure out how to shift into 4WD. The rain was coming down harder and water was rushing down the dirt path that quickly ascended to a steep incline which loomed menacingly in front of my stalled car. We were seemingly in the middle of a forest, […]

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Perspective

About this time last year, I was nervously dodging through the busy sidewalks of campus, guarding my right arm which was in a cast from my shoulder to my wrist. The falling snow seemed to mock me for how I got in this predicament in the first place: sledding. Yes, it’s possible to shatter your […]

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Control

I think I may have mentioned this before, but nothing stresses me out more than school. I’ve been trying to figure out why this is, since logically I know it’s a social construction that I choose to partake in. School stresses me out more than wandering around a city I’ve never been to before where […]

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Happy Belated Valentines

I went to the grocery store around 6pm last Thursday and was surprised to see all these men running around frantically with bouquets, intensely scouring the card aisle. I totally forgot it was Valentine’s day. I haven’t been in a relationship for just around 2 years now, but it got me thinking about how much […]

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Connection

Living “unconnected” in Western society is considered pretty rare. But actually, after looking a little deeper, it’s quite a common phenomenon. If we’re being completely honest, it’s not the fast WiFi, social media platforms, or ability to share things instantaneously that connects us; but rather, our raw humanity is what truly connects us–even to the […]

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Beautiful you

Let’s get one thing clear: YOU. ARE. BEAUTIFUL. RIGHT NOW. JUST HOW YOU ARE. By beautiful I don’t just mean the typical dictionary definition of “pleasing the aesthetic senses, especially sight.” I’m talking real beauty: the beauty of of everything you bring to this life by simply being in it. The beauty of your remarkable, […]

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Winging it Pt. 2

The rest of the trip was a roller coaster. We met amazing people, survived many near-death experiences (crossing an extremely rusty bridge 50 ft above a river that was closed for danger, hiking 10 miles in a severe thunderstorm, as well as getting extreme motion sickness on a bus, all comes to mind), made it […]

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