The Youth Sports System Needs a Makeover

As the dangers of obesity have become more prevalent to Americans, we have consequently shifted to a more active way of living and healthier habits. This lifestyle has definitely translated to youth sports, as an estimated 45 million children and adolescents participate in them. [1] On the surface, this fact seems a pretty remarkable feat. […]

Congratulations! To Graduating Seniors From Broken Homes

  After a fun & grueling four years you’re ready to celebrate your scholarly successes, well earned and well deserved. This means for so many that mom, dad, siblings and an extended relative or two are going to come to your University to see you walk. You’ll gather around the iconic spots on campus, taking […]

Aldana Zanetta’s (Sur) reality

You walk into your room. Instead of a window, you see eyes. Instead of a bed, you see a large tree with tangled up roots. It’s nothing unusual. Just you average room on a normal day. It’s not some mental disorder. It’s not some weird alternate reality. It’s what Aldana Zanetta sees and then later […]

How To Nail A Job Interview: Inside Info

Throughout my high school career the pressure to become employed in the near future was high. The endless advice, resume building, and career fairs had lead up to this one moment in my life: My Very First Job Interview. I’ve received a lot of good advice about how to apply for a job and this […]

The Lingering Past, Internal Army, and Implausible Future

To me, the past feels like the lingering kiss of someone who’s far gone from your life. To me, the past isn’t something you can change, you should want to change, or anything you should look back to all. There’s no reason at all to go back because what’s forward is more important—and more importantly, […]

Fresh Out

This is a sample from an essay that I recently wrote on Ex-Offenders reentry back into society: Being guilty can change the rest of your life in a court of law. Please allow me to chauffeur you into the world of crime , social injustice and societal stigmas. Please allow me to introduce you to […]

Good Deeds: Happy Birthday Collin

This week was the week of helping others out. There are two stories that I came across that really made me stop and pause. I came to realize that in the midst of all the coverage of the bad, well there is some good in the world, and I would like to pass that on […]

Greek Life the Myth but here’s the Facts:

“I’d never imagined I would go Greek,” Tiffany Melecio a founding sister of Delta Xi Nu, a multicultural sorority at the University of Missouri informed me. She had many preconceived notions about Greek Life in general. Tiffany along with her line sister (They along with 6 of their sisters founded the Delta XI Nu chapter […]

Keep Latchkey Kids Safe in Their School Routine

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the number of families with children where both parents worked is 59.0 percent. That means these families likely have latchkey kids, or those who come home from school to a house without parents. With the addition of a DIY Home Alarm and some strategic planning, your family will feel […]

Ruminations About World Youth Day 2013

Every two to three years since the inauguration year of 1986, the world’s Catholic youth, the future of the Roman Catholic Church, come out in full force for the sacred celebration known as World Youth Day.   Well before Pope Francis was elected, the Vatican announced that World Youth Day 2013 would take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  This is all the more […]

Passing the Test

If you think about it college is kind of like one huge test. To me college means, a new beginning. It’s a win or lose situation, and honestly it’s extremely scary. There are several questions on this test that I expect to find answers to such as: How will I do on my own? Will […]

Young Adult Covers Depict Death as Beautiful

(From Rachel Stark’s article) What do recent Young Adult books all have in common, apart from having beautiful people falling in love at an early age? Book covers featuring the teenage heroines in a picturesque background, serene in the embrace of death – a first impression that is meant to portray the epitome of an […]

Romantic movies distort reality

Seeing American society as it is today, I think it’s fair to say that the two greatest motivations of sin in society are money and sex. A great example of this is the movies produced nowadays. There are always a great number of romantic or sex-based movies playing in theaters. I can easily rattle titles […]

The Job Market: How can you gain experience, without experience?

Once I came home from my freshman year of college I had one thought, get a job. With that said for the next month and a half I applied to place after place. While I will admit that I should have gotten a head star and applied much early than May, still time after time […]

Diggy’s Unexpected Arrival

Recently I found myself googling why Diggy Simmons’s debut album, Unexpected Arrival, had low sales when it was first released. I ended up reading an article where Diggy said that he was satisfied with how the album was doing and basically that other majorly successful artists like Jay Z, Kanye West, and Bruno Mars all […]