Op-Ed: Talking About Tech Over-Saturation

Op-Ed: Talking About Tech Over-Saturation

iPads, Chromebooks, eBooks, oh my. We live in an age where success is defined not by hard work but by accessibility, where information is not…

Why I Quit the Robotics Team

Why I Quit the Robotics Team

I’m a big fan of the sciences–whether they be applied, theoretical, or both. So theoretically, robotics would come naturally as an extracurricular pursuit. And it…

What Different Tastes in Music Have Taught Me About Friendship

What Different Tastes in Music Have Taught Me About Friendship

I am currently in love with the soundtrack to Hamilton. There’s just something about historical musicals that I find so captivating–the skillful intertwining of the…

Op-Ed: We Need to Read More, Especially in the Modern Age

Op-Ed: We Need to Read More, Especially in the Modern Age

We live in an age of accessibility, of abundance, of excess. In some cases, information flows more freely than water (especially in Flint, Michigan). By…

Why We Need to Talk About Combating Academic Arrogance

Why We Need to Talk About Combating Academic Arrogance

Academic achievement is a bit like the acquisition of wealth. It means everything up to a certain point, after which it becomes utterly meaningless (well,…

Your Guide to Surviving Road Trips

Your Guide to Surviving Road Trips

I find road trips to be unbearable. Sure, where I’m might be going might be enjoyable, but the phrase “the journey is just as important…

How Being Part of the Yearbook Staff Has Changed My Outlook on High School

How Being Part of the Yearbook Staff Has Changed My Outlook on High School

I’m not a big fan of underclassmen. Maybe the years have embittered me to the naivety of youth. Maybe I’ve just got eclectic quirks. However,…

The Power of Smiles

The Power of Smiles

For those in the retail industry, “service with a smile” is an age-old adage. Pleasing the customer is one of the basic tenants to running…

How I Found Enrichment Through Film Criticism

How I Found Enrichment Through Film Criticism

About a year ago, I met a movie critic from the local news station. The first time we talked, he asked me my opinion on…

Why You Should Nail Down Your Routines

Why You Should Nail Down Your Routines

Yesterday I spent the whole day watching “How to Get Away with Murder.” Was it an effective use of my time? No. Was it entertaining?…

Op-Ed: Why You Should Care About the Economy

Op-Ed: Why You Should Care About the Economy

On the other side of the Pacific, China’s economy has been slowly grinding to a halt. Greece has been forced to adopt austerity measures in…

How to Get Back Your Work Ethic When You’re Feeling Unmotivated

How to Get Back Your Work Ethic When You’re Feeling Unmotivated

I have stuff to do. However, there’s a Youtube video requires my unyielding attention. There’s a movie that’s coming out that I want to see….

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