sorry for party rocking

Featured Artwork: “Happy 2 Be Here” by K. O’Neill Being an artist and writer, I’m constantly thinking of how to incorporate wordplay in my painting titles and literary work. Naturally, I thought I was really clever (and only a little cliché) back in January when I’d proposed a summer solo exhibition titled “Hindsight” to the…

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Conscious Care for our Mental Health

Featured Illustration: Caitlin B. How are you doing? Most of us never think about our mental health until it hits us that we are sinking deeper into the bottomless pit of our emotions. Before the advent of social media and the mental health movement, we assumed the constriction of our hearts, sweat in our palms,…

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A New Mindset for a New School Year

Featured Image: Hub/John Hopkins University Millions of students will be heading back to school in the coming days in ways they may have never done before. Some university students will no longer be commuting from the bus stop to the train station, and others will be atoning masks and social distancing while writing notes during…

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A Sailor Cruising Through Failure

Featured Illustration: Vero Romero “Thank you for submitting to ‘X’. After careful consideration, it was not chosen for publication. This does not reflect the quality of our work.” “Thank you for applying for our research position, but we cannot offer you a position at the moment.” More often than I would have liked, I had…

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My Religion

Featured Image: Drew Beamer Pray. Grasp these beads, they are your home For the temple lies within Pray. Sit beneath His feet Your body belongs to Him Terminate her image Her life in your mind Pray. Let the flame protect you Its gift in strength Ancestral intentions Words birthed upon infancy Burdens paralleled in honors…

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I Asked My Friends Their Regrets – Here Is What I Learned

Featured Image: Ryan Jacobson We all take quarantine a little bit differently. Some work out with Chloe Ting, others cook extravagant meals like Ramsey, but most binge Netflix shows to their heart’s content. Me, you see, I’m a little bit different. I’m not into the whole exercise, cooking, and sitcom regime. Watching daily vlogs, Q&A…

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On The Road To Burnout

Featured Illustration: Creative Bloq There is a statement I have become all too familiar with: “There are two types of people in quarantine: one person who has accomplished so much, and another person who regrets not being the former.”  When the chaos commenced in March, my early days were spent scrolling on social media comparing…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Listening

Featured Illustration: Ruby Jones In this pandemic, many of us have had only ourselves for company. We come to terms with many important things when this happens. Taking the time to really get to know a person, ourselves included, is something that we should all do with interest and sincerity. There is even more to…

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