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Words from a wallflower

…and they were roommates When I was dropped off at college, I had an overwhelming feeling of not knowing what to do. For 18 years I had lived at home with the same people. Then I was tossed into this entirely new world without them

Words from a wallflower

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a column that ended with taking time for yourself when life gets tough. Initially, I didn’t say what happened because I wasn’t ready. Now I am. My relationship of five years ended.  The breakup itself wasn’t abrupt. Things had been

Words from a wallflower

Five months ago, I didn’t have a plan for after graduation. There wasn’t a defining moment that I decided on law school. I signed up for a prep course, went through a whirlwind of studying, and took the LSAT this weekend. The LSAT is stressful

Words from a wallflower

Sometimes I feel like I’m in a soap opera with as much drama as I experience. Welcome to this week’s episode. I had an incident happen over the weekend that made me want to shut off the rest of the world. I needed to get

Words from a wallflower

Surprises have never been my forte. I either spill the beans or give enough hints with my nonexistent poker face. This held true for this weekend when I “surprised” my mom in Washington for her birthday. I had been planning this trip with my stepdad

Words from a wallflower

These past couple weeks have brought me many firsts: my first time acting as a board member for clubs, my first time going to the Block Party, my first time mentoring freshmen, and my first time as a section editor. I was holding back my

Words from a wallflower

The Feeling of Home Two pictures hang on my bedroom door. One is of my family at my mom’s graduation and the other is of me and my boyfriend when I was dropped off at college. These photos greet me when I come back from

The Plot Thickens

Endless Summer A week from today, I will wake up in my new apartment, one I’m renting with my best friend. I won’t have school that day, and in theory, I will be done for the semester. Summer will have started. My plans for this

The Plot Thickens

Table of Contents If I think hard enough about it, I’m pretty sure I could map out my life in books. Even though I rarely talk about literature, there are several novels I could line up that would trace my progression throughout life. Back in

The Plot Thickens

Long Live DC Back in 2008, at the dawn of the MCU with Iron Man, DC Comics released The Dark Knight, arguably their finest film. Both movies were incredibly influential in their own ways: Iron Man  for starting the highest grossing (and yes, perhaps most