If my hyperventilating that day didn’t make it clear to the rest of the USAC group that I’m an art major, I don’t know what else would.
So, commitment without passion is simply an obligation. But when passion is added, desire drives commitment. Isn’t that spectacular?
The hard truth of it is, yes, you’re an American, but so is everyone else on this continent. Congratulations. You might be an American, but that certainly isn’t your nationality.
Culture shock is a necessary experience. It is why studying abroad is so vital to understanding that the world is different and that we should not be afraid.
Packing sucks, so here are 10 things students can do instead of packing up their stuff to go back home.
To live a simple life means to be present and empowered, to make the choice to create a life you love without clutter.
When you are afraid, look to your support system for love, don’t look for hate, and don’t let fear destroy you.
What do you think? If you’re a women, do you shave your legs because you feel you have to, or because you like to? Or maybe you don’t shave your legs at all.
We should not accept intolerant rhetoric that says all Muslims need to be watched any more than we should accept rhetoric that says all Westerners should be blown up.
I never thought I would live in a society where people fight for the equal rights of pedophiles.
It’s frustrating when a battery dies, unless it saves your life.
I’m afraid people won’t take me seriously. But there are a lot of reasons why feminism isn’t women shouting about trivial problems.
Matthew 6:4 reads, “Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.”
There is nothing redeemable about the loss of a young life, but this is a wake-up call that there may be people around us who are suffering and need our support.
Yes, Barbie’s new body types may make little girls start asking questions about why every Barbie’s body isn’t the same, but this is vital in teaching little girls to realize that not every person’s body is the same in real life.
I started thinking about the difference between “love you” and “I love you” and wondered if one was better than the other.
I’ve lived on my own for almost a year, but I am starting to wonder if it is time for me to return to having roommates.
The word ‘fat’ wasn’t always an insult, and yet people skirt around the word.
Finding your significant other is no longer as simple as an encounter at a sporting event or a run in at the grocery store. Technology has changed the way we date.
Some people believe Starbucks is using red coffee cups to declare war on Christianity and Christmas. In years past Starbucks celebrated the holiday season by using special red cups with wintery Christmas-themed designs. Snowflakes, Christmas ornaments, caroling snowmen, and reindeer adorned cups of Christmases past. But this year the coffee chain chose to celebrate the…
I recently experienced meditation for the first time on a visit to Buddha Mind Monastery, 5800 S. Anderson Road, as part of a service-learning requirement. I arrived at the monastery early in the morning, expecting to dislike it because Buddhism is different from my own tradition. Although I expected the worst, I ended the day…
I was packing for Fall Break when I heard a buzzing sound coming from my balcony door. I looked over and saw a wasp chilling behind my blinds. So, like any rational person, I jumped up and started screaming like a maniac. My first reaction was to cry a little bit, but as soon as…
October is the time for falling leaves, pumpkin spice lattes and midterms. If you are freaking out about all the exams you have, remember to keep calm and study on. I am a terrible test taker, but the following tips get me through many stress-induced freak-outs. Study early If you are a procrastinator like me,…
The first week of the semester is all about meeting new people and making introductions. There are so many new professors, staffers and classmates to meet that it begins to seem like a blur of new faces and names you’ll never remember. Forgive me while I add my name and face to the mix. I…
By Matt Patrick, columnist We complain every day about the things that get in our way. We complain about traffic. We complain about poor service at a restaurant. However, we forget how trivial these things are relative to the real tyranny, oppression and evil happening throughout the world. In Syria, thousands are being slaughtered at…