Wellness

Caitlin Joyce Oct 17, 2017 4:50 pm

Thriving at College with Chronic Illness

Managing high school was incredibly difficult for me. On top of the usual stressors— homework, making friends, and extracurriculars— I also had to manage my health in a way that not many other students do. When I was 12, I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Postural...

Jessica Derr Oct 16, 2017 3:09 pm

Midnight Chicken Fingers, Changing Friendships, and More: Lessons from Freshman Year

Every year, without fail, when the fireflies begin to fade into blackness, when winds run cool, and the back-to-school advertisements hound my every waking hour, I am gripped by immense anxiety despite the fact that I am not going back to school, at least not in the traditional sense. [block3...

Nicole Gieselman Apr 9, 2017 8:00 pm

Coming Face to Face With the Beast

There is a beast that stalks college students all around the world in the middle of the night. It creeps on all fours into their bedrooms, takes possession of their minds, and prevents them from doing the very thing they are in college to do: their homework. This beast comes in many forms:...

Helen Armstrong Nov 20, 2016 7:00 pm

Long-distance Longing

Ah, college. A time of gorging at the dining hall, studying at the library until 1 a.m. and grabbing midnight milkshakes at the diner, Snapchatting your friends back home to show them how great a time you’re having at college… And, often, navigating long-distance relationships. This isn’t a...

Jessica Derr Nov 9, 2016 7:00 pm

Jurassic Distractions

I came crashing into consciousness, roused by a pounding on the door. This was no ordinary knock. Not your suitemate forgetting her key type of knock. Not your RA telling you are violating quiet hours (again) knock. Not public safety returning your burned microwave because someone...

Spencer Potts Oct 5, 2016 8:00 pm

Milkshakes and Nirvana

As I moved into my dorm, my mind was flooded with information – new names, new places, and new habits to acquire – but most of all, milkshakes, ice cream and other products that disagreed with my lactose intolerant self. It wasn’t long before I found water ice and ice cream in the dining halls, but...

Marcella Haddad Jan 3, 2016 7:00 pm

Realistic Resolutions

New year, new you, new episodes streaming on Netflix. Everyone wants to become a better person this year, but in order to really make a change, you’ve got to be realistic. Here are some common New Year’s resolutions, adapted for the busy, late-night lifestyle of a college student. I resolve to...

Helen Armstrong Jan 3, 2016 7:00 pm

Embracing Change

I’ve always felt that transitions are the worst times in a person’s life. Like, for example, the week before and after leaving for a big, life-changing trip. It’s stressful, saying goodbye is difficult, and change sucks. I would rather jump right into the middle of it and not have to deal with the...

Marcella Haddad Feb 11, 2015 7:00 pm

Write in This Book

There’s a strange phrase on the first page of my copy of Lullabies, a collection of poems by Lang Leav. “Write in this Book,” it says, in my messy handwriting. Followed by: Where? On blank pages, in blank spaces. What? Things that inspire you, make you smile, or that you wish you...