An Open Letter to Ohio University

I have met hundreds of people throughout my three years at Ohio University, and every single one of them is part of the reason I am the person I am today. I came to OU not expecting my life to change too much. Sure, I wasn’t living with my parents anymore, but that was only…

The Culture of Lists

There have been many advancements in the past couple of years that are constantly “ruining society.” For example: reality TV, Black Friday, texting, and, most importantly, Kim Kardashian. However, I believe the worst cultural shift has been the development of our obsession with lists. BuzzFeed is the most notable offender, but I will be fair…

Why I Write

This past weekend started off beautifully as I took a five hour drive to North Carolina. Although driving through West Virginia is more treacherous than I would like, it is absolutely stunning. Around every curve of the road is a painting-like landscape of mountains, made even more breathtaking by the fall colors on the trees….

How May I Help You?

For the past four summers (this summer being my fifth) I have sold my soul to a very delicious ice cream store. While it’s by no means the worst minimum wage job out there, it has given me a unique experience dealing with customer service that I would love to share. That experience being that…