#WorthReading: History for Non-History Lovers

History seems to elicit one of two responses from people. On one hand, you have the people who really enjoy it and genuinely get excited about history. They can’t get enough of it and are constantly searching for more materials to read and watch. On the other hand, there’s the people who dislike history. It just isn’t their favorite subject, and often the reason is that the material and how it’s presented is incredibly dry and boring. As a history major, I obviously was one of those people who found history fascinating. I…continue reading →

Six Feet Away; AKA A List of More Interesting Things to Say Other Than 6 Ft

“Friendships - and indeed most relationships – are measured in the closeness of hearts, minds and soul ties... not in the distance of physical miles or even the passing of time.” -Rasheed Ogunlaru   In the day and era of social distancing, we keep hearing one measurement repeated over and over and over again: Six feet. At face value, it seems like a rather arbitrary distance. Six feet? It’s a relatively common height amongst the human population. It’s also considered part of the deep end of the swimming pool. Six feet is so…continue reading →

Mental Health Mondays: Managing Anxiety

Disclaimer: The information presented is meant for instructional purposes only and is not intended to be used to provide a diagnosis or treatment. Only a medical professional can do that. If you or someone you know feels that they are a danger to others or themselves, please call 911 or go to the hospital immediately.   We live in stressful times, now more than ever. Every day, we deal with work, school, and family and friends. Now, we’ve added a pandemic to the mix. If we were stressed before then we’re super stressed…continue reading →

Welcome to 2020!

2020 has finally arrived! Here are some fun facts about the upcoming year! About 2020 2020 is a Leap Year, so it’ll have 366 days instead of 365 Want to write 2020 in Roman numerals? Here you go: MMXX Valentine's Day is a Friday Cinco De Mayo is on a Tuesday (Taco Tuesday!) Halloween is on a Saturday (very spooky!) Head’s up! Law enforcement across the nation is warning people not to abbreviate the year when they write out the date. This is because it could easily be changed to look like a…continue reading →

#WorthReading: Tough YA Books

If someone tried to tell me that being a teenager was easy, I’d be tempted to call them a liar. Teenagers these days face stresses and challenges that most generations before them didn’t have to face. They’re expected to do well in school, get into college on their first try, manage jobs and extra-curriculars, have a social life (that’s not too wild, but not too mild either), and nowadays, they’re frequently finding themselves on the frontline of social and political change. Putting it bluntly, being a teenager is hard. When I was that…continue reading →