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Words from a Wallflower

A Piece of Home After I said goodbye to my family the weekend before school started my freshman year, I walked back up to my dorm at Campus Village to find a gift on my bed from my mom. Among snacks and small things for

Words from a wallflower

A walk in my slippers I had a pair of three-year-old tan slippers that I got over family weekend freshman year. There was a stain on the top right slipper from when I dropped food on it in the CVA dining hall, and the toes

Words from a wallflower

Rethinking the Unknown While I have been keeping up with the news updates that have been plastering my tv and phone screens, I have turned to the campaign Some Good News that has been launched by John Krasinski for an uplifting escape. He recently announced

Words from a wallflower

Holy Duck Exactly seventy days after I received a waitlist email from the University of Oregon (my first choice for a law school), I received this one: “It is my pleasure to inform you of your admission to the University of Oregon School of Law

Words from a wallflower

Tulips Before I went back home to Washington, my mom had planted 30 tulips in her front yard. Only eight remain standing, as the rest were stampeded by two puppies who couldn’t resist sitting on the stems or putting the petals in their mouths.   Just

Words from a Wallflower

Dancing Queen In the house that I grew up in in Las Vegas, my family would open the windows (when it was cool enough in the mornings) and blast ABBA music through the stereo while we cleaned on Sundays. This is a simple thing, but

Words from a wallflower

Dropping Out I have self-diagnosed myself with chronic senioritis. The aggressive disease has been raiding my body since I graduated high school, and in the brave decision to chase the cure, I have decided to drop out in my final semester of college.   Some people, especially

Words from a wallflower

Coming Together In the midst of adapting to the “new normal” with the pandemic, both as a student and simply as a human being, I have been reading a book with a message that resonates with me—especially during a time like this.    The Day the World Came to Town tells the story

Words from a wallflower

My mom recently asked me for ideas for graduation gifts. I told her that I only had one in mind—Peach. That’s the name I’ve picked for the English Bulldog that my mom has promised me for college graduation since I was a little girl.  When

Words from a wallflower

Although I refused to read on my own until I was in the first grade, I still had books lining the shelves on my dresser. The Critter books were replaced with Cam Jensen and Junie B. Jones chapter books, and those were replaced with John