A Semi-Cynical Single’s Guide to Loving Valentine’s Day

When February rolls around each year, two truths seem to make themselves strikingly clear to me, whether I actively choose to acknowledge them or not. One: Valentine’s Day– those 24 hours dedicated to celebrating love in its many different forms– is nearly upon us. And two: I am (yet again) single. But wait! (“There’s more!” cries the handful of people who still remember the days … Continue reading A Semi-Cynical Single’s Guide to Loving Valentine’s Day

Using Your Vote as a Voice

The first time I voted, I remember getting stuck in the polling booth because I couldn’t remember which way I came in. To say the least, it was quite embarrassing. After the initial embarrassment wore off though, I remember feeling satisfied with myself. Satisfied that I had fulfilled my civic duty at the moment, and satisfied that I took the steps I had available to … Continue reading Using Your Vote as a Voice

Why find one true love if there is actually four? Happy Valentine’s!

             Since we are approaching Valentine’s day, I thought that no book review would be more appropriate to write than one about the work of C.S. Lewis “The Four Loves”. My favorite author here contemplates the essence of love, including its four different forms: affection, friendship, Passion, and Charity. A Christian Writer, he encourages his readers to open themselves to … Continue reading Why find one true love if there is actually four? Happy Valentine’s!

The Punniest Halloween Costumes

Need a last minute Halloween costume? Try one of these pun-derful ideas: Party Animal – The best part about this costume is that you can be any animal you want! Not a dog person? You can be a cat! 2. Holy Cow! or Holy Guacamole! – Holy cow, you’ll definitely win the costume contest with one of these ideas! 3. Smart Cookie – Hey, we’re … Continue reading The Punniest Halloween Costumes

Climate Changed: Why Graphic Novels Matter

Last semester, I read a book titled Climate Changed: A Personal Journey through the Science by Philippe Squarzoni. This was one of the few graphic novels I’ve read, but like those I’ve read before, I was amazed by its captivity and value of information through pictures.  The book, which follows the author’s journey in learning about climate change, combines scientific data and developments with his … Continue reading Climate Changed: Why Graphic Novels Matter

Book Review Tuesdays: The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen

Something that a lot of people don’t know about me is that I have been reviewing almost every book I read since March of 2016, when I was a junior in high school. At first, I only posted my reviews to a site called Goodreads, which is essentially a social media site based on rating and reviewing books. In August of 2016, though, I started … Continue reading Book Review Tuesdays: The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen

Kids on Broadway and how we can learn from them

Ever since I was little, I have witnessed kids become more hard-working than the adults in my life. In fact, I was one of them. I basically grew up in show business with kids, with my mother the owner of an acting school for Latino kids and teens in New York. I would go to auditions all the time, do voice-over work, and write for … Continue reading Kids on Broadway and how we can learn from them