The Bucket List

The Bucket List. Everyone needs to have one. And, I really do mean everyone. It’s important to have goals in life, and to experience new things to truly live exhilaratingly. They don’t have to be anything outrageous or crazy out of your comfort zone, but they should be a little daring. They should expand your […]

Innovation on Shark Tank

Innovation is all around us. From the light bulb above our heads to the carpet below our feet, everything started off as an idea in someone’s head and then developed through an innovative process to become the common things they are today. Recently, I’ve begun watching the show Shark Tank on ABC. Every episode, different […]

R.I.P.

No Man Is An Island No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manor of thy friend’s […]

Dear Admissions Office….I Regret To Inform You…

Real Letter: Insert Date of Rejection Letter My name here. (Cry) Dear Applicant, I am very sorry to let you know that we are unable to offer you admission to Prestigious University. Please know that this decision in no way diminishes your application. We were humbled by your talents and achievements and by the commitment […]

Taking the Elderly Back to the Past

The word “fake” often brings about a negative connotation to people. From fake paintings to fake personalities to fake faces, we typically associate “fake” with bad things. Yet, sometimes fake things can actually be good. I recently came across a picture on Facebook talking about a new type of nursing care facility in the Netherlands (See above). My grandmother suffers from some mild forms […]

Disneyland and Shakespeare?

Every American that has been through high school has probably read Shakespeare at least once in his/her lifetime. From Romeo and Juliet to Julius Caesar to Hamlet, Shakespeare’s plays are known throughout the world, and have created many of the prototypes and cliches seen in literature today. However, most students hate Shakespeare. It’s hard to […]

Those Last and Final Tests (Should I Take the AP Exam?)

Alas, AP season has once again arrived. As a senior, I understand why many students are wondering why they have to take the upcoming AP exams. Most competitive and rigorous students are taking many (the most) AP classes they have ever taken in their high school career, or many have taken the minimum number. College […]

Viewing “Single Awareness Day” in a Better Light

This is dedicated to all you single people… To many people out there, Valentine’s Day is a day filled with love, cheer, and happiness, a special day to be spent with that special someone. But to many others, it simply serves as a grim reminder of their single (aka “forever alone”) status. That’s why every […]

Tweeting in Class?

When people usually think of Twitter, things like celebrities, hashtags, and/or rabid Justin Bieber fans often come to mind. However, rarely are words like “school” or “education” ever associated with Twitter, and frankly, rarely with any social media site. At the beginning of the school year, when my English teacher first started telling us to […]

So…Who Pays on the First Date?

My English teacher talked about this a while ago. Well perhaps not exclusively on the topic of who pays on the first date, but he did give us some great refreshing ideas on where to take our date on a date. There are also many expectations we are supposed to meet as the date-suggestor. For […]