Top 10 Apps to Have on Your Phone: Student Edition

In today’s world, our phones are our close buddies. They help us stay connected with our friends and family, stay updated with the latest news headlines, and become more aware overall. But, aside from the social aspect, our “smart” friends can help us be on top of our game academically. In this article, you can read about my top 10 picks for academic/study apps (sorted … Continue reading Top 10 Apps to Have on Your Phone: Student Edition

Getting To Know “Normal” Again: Confronting Change, Returning to Campus & A World Beyond COVID

When Rutgers first announced their plans for a near full return to campus for the Fall 2021 semester, though I wanted to join the collective exhale that was thousands of students’ energetic yearning to get back out there, all I could feel was a fathomless, stomach-tying sense of dread. Don’t get me wrong, underneath that dread was certainly a hefty layer of excitement. As a … Continue reading Getting To Know “Normal” Again: Confronting Change, Returning to Campus & A World Beyond COVID

Life Through A More Cinematic Lens: On Missing Movies and the Motivating Power of Living Them

I miss movies. Plain and simple, no preamble, no post-script, no post-credit scene (you’ve been seen, my fellow watch-till-the-absolute-end-er’s). And, let’s be clear, I’m talking about the whole movie-watching experience, of which I must doubly emphasize the significance of it being an EXPERIENCE. I miss going out and sitting in a fully-occupied movie theatre, miss being enveloped by the potent scent of overpriced (and yet … Continue reading Life Through A More Cinematic Lens: On Missing Movies and the Motivating Power of Living Them

How to Celebrate the Holidays… in a Pandemic

As the year 2020 is slowly coming to a close, we can’t help but realize how different the upcoming holidays would be due to the pandemic. Because of social distancing and other health regulations, the usual Christmas and New Year celebrations will be drastically different from the usual… but don’t worry. Despite the apparent barriers, there are a few ways to have a joyful, merry … Continue reading How to Celebrate the Holidays… in a Pandemic

The Art of Practicing Gratitude (Yes, Even In 2020)

Whether you’re like me and you’ve been planning your pie line-up for months, or whether your attitude mirrors that of Wednesday Addams in her iconic Addams Family Values monologue (it’s worth a quick YouTube search if you’re not familiar), you’re probably aware of the one holiday that’s standing between you and putting up the tree and twinkling lights: Thanksgiving. Ah, yes. One of the most … Continue reading The Art of Practicing Gratitude (Yes, Even In 2020)

On Breakdowns and Burnout: Tackling Perfectionism During a Pandemic

When a grade of 9.5/10 on a Canvas Discussion Board assignment causes a mini-breakdown followed by a 2-hour rage/anxiety nap, you know there’s some serious self-reflection and mental organization that needs to happen, stat. And, before you roll your eyes and exit this post swearing up and down that there’s always “that kid” (you know, the one whose mental stability is immediately shook upon seeing … Continue reading On Breakdowns and Burnout: Tackling Perfectionism During a Pandemic

Three Steps to Type Like a Pro

Whether or not you’re good at typing, or bad at typing, enjoy typing, or hate typing, it is a mandatory skill in the 21st century. More specifically, knowing how to use a computer is mandatory in the 21st century, but with a global pandemic running rampant, you may find yourself typing particularly frequently. Perhaps you’re typing more just for communication (at least when you’re not … Continue reading Three Steps to Type Like a Pro

How to Deal with Screen Fatigue

With everything being online, screen fatigue has become inevitable. The horrendous amount of time that I spend hunched over a laptop has caused my eyes to become dryer, my migraines to become stronger, and my posture to become weaker. Maybe I’m just not built for a screen-heavy lifestyle, or maybe this way of life is just inhumane, but all in all, one fact remains— screen … Continue reading How to Deal with Screen Fatigue