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Five Ways to Make Your Graduation More Feminist

A week ago, I graduated from the University of Minnesota. While I am grateful for the people who helped me get there, I credit my fierce feminism for the fact that I did well in school and remained true to myself during the process of graduating. However, I find it can be difficult to remain feminist in family-related gatherings,…

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One in Five

College is a time of exciting change and transition for many young adults all across America. This time comes with many new experiences, such as moving away from home, thinking about possible careers and meeting an overload of new people. When it comes time to move in on campus, meeting so many people can feel overwhelming…

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A major takeaway: I didn’t fail at programming!

This past semester I took a class on iOS app development. I have been building websites since I was 14 (back in the days of geocities and black backgrounds with fancy bright fonts and animated gifs before they were cool), both personally and professionally, so I have quite a bit of knowledge and experience with…

My Week’s Playlist

Tell us how your week went by putting together a playlist of five songs that represent it.  (Shhh I’m doing six) This past week has been hectic, exhausting, and stressful to say the least. When I’m not at work or in class, I’m probably writing an essay or procrastinating said essay by checking out Facebook…

Real Beauty

This week, I’ve felt bad. I’ve felt gross for eating a little or too much, I’ve been stressed out with school, and I’ve felt too tired and weak to work out. Tonight, I sit all bundled up in my sweatpants and snuggie browsing the Internet and eating Chinese take-out. I’ve got a massive food baby,…

Elect ME!: Becoming a Leader

If there’s something I’ve been good at for the past 10 years of my life, it’s being a follower. I used to be a happy-go-lucky kid who spoke before thinking anything through. I cared what people thought of me, but not enough to let it shut me up for long periods of time. I was…

The War on Men

For a little over 10 months, I have enjoyed being in a relationship with a man. Not some immature and uncommunicative bro-type, but a perceptive 20-year-old college student who is willing to communicate and share a mature relationship with me. We’ve gotten along well because we think alike, aren’t afraid to discuss our fears, and…

Outside the Clinic

In light of recent news on abortions, I felt that it was the right time to discuss my connection to abortion patients. For a little over a year, I have volunteered as a patient escort for a women’s clinic. In other words, I have spent many Saturday mornings watching women—often with a family member, friend,…

One Month In and One Month Away

Hello bloggers, I’m back! This summer and the first month of school have been extremely busy for me, but now that I’m getting into the swing of things I can finally set aside time to blog. First, though, I think I should reintroduce myself. It’s already been over a year and a half since I…