Catherine Portelli

Catherine Portelli Mar 24, 2022 12:00 am

The Internet Ate My Homework

Every student in the past two years has suffered from fallout from the pandemic. Taking classes while stuck in your bedroom was not ideal for most students. Not being able to see your friends or teachers or the rest of the world took a huge toll on mental health. But, was it really that bad? Was it...

The game room.

Catherine Portelli Jan 24, 2022 12:00 am

Don’t Hit the 8-Ball

College is a time to experience new things and find new activities. Never would I have thought that some of my most cherished memories from this past semester would be my friends and I in the game room, playing pool for hours.  The game room is super cool and something I never...

students at the water feature looking at a laptop.

Catherine Portelli Dec 21, 2021 9:39 am

Bake It ’Til You Make It

When I thought about college when I was in high school, I didn't think I would be in as many clubs as I was in high school—much less did I think in my freshman year, I would be co-president of a brand new club.   One day at lunch, I was sitting at a table with my friends, who I had only...

Portelli drawing

Catherine Portelli Nov 18, 2021 12:00 am

‘Draw Me Like One of Your French Girls’

I always knew that it would happen in my art career; I just never knew how early it would happen.  I walked into my Drawing 1 class and everything looked normal. The easels were scattered around the room, and there was a platform in the middle of the room. I chose a spot and started on the...

Catherine and her family.

Catherine Portelli Oct 29, 2021 12:57 pm

Homebody (and Happy for It)

When I was looking at colleges, distance from home was one of the biggest factors. I was always a good student, so I wasn’t afraid that I wouldn't be able to get into a college across the country. But I was afraid that if something happened in my family, I wouldn’t be able to get home quickly....