Gearing up for midterms this semester has been surprisingly non-stressful. Though I’m taking my maximum allotted 22 credits, or six total classes, I only have one mid-term. This is one of the benefits of my majors–English and Political Science–as normally these classes are more likely to assign papers in place of exams. (For [...]
I’m from San Francisco. I don’t even need to specify which state—everyone knows where my beautiful city is. Often, I get asked how I ended up in Westminster, Maryland in the middle of suburbia. Often I ask myself such. I absolutely adore big cities, and I absolutely adore the middle of nowhere, having [...]
This weekend, I’ve been away at a Maryland Student Legislature conference at the University of Maryland, College Park. MSL has four conventions a year, and thankfully, most of them are close enough that we can come back to campus for the night, which means that they’re free for us thanks to the funding [...]
Back in high school, I used to make myself a big bowl of macaroni and cheese to eat for breakfast for a week. I don’t like typical breakfast foods (I swear, I’m still human!) like pancakes, waffles, or cereal, so I’ve always struggled to actually force myself to eat in the mornings. Lately, [...]
In high school, I dedicated my life to JSA, the Junior State of America, which is a national student run organization for high schoolers that encourages civic education, teaches public speaking, and trains young leader. It’s divided into ten states, each with its own leadership and each with three conferences a year.