A Letter on Mental Illness

By H.D., Guest Writer I started off freshman year of college nervous, yet excited. I knew I would be in for a whirlwind of experiences, both good and bad. What I didn’t know was that I would have another roommate besides the one that I was assigned: my mental illness. I had battled severe depression…

Home sweet hOUme

When entering college, students tend to have a picture of what “the college experience” is supposed to be like. Whether it’s pulling all-nighters, developing a caffeine addiction or partying like there’s no tomorrow, each image that incoming freshmen conjure up is distinctly different from the next. But amidst the fantasies of what life away from…

Roommates from hell and how to survive them

Editor’s note: This story is a revised version of its original piece. If you were like me, moving to school was incredibly nerve-racking. I had lived in the same town and had the same friends my entire life, so the idea of making new friends freaked me out. Like most girls, I had hoped my…

Love endures

The dust clung to my poorly polished toes as I took the smallest of steps, trying not to lose my balance on the uneven concrete path when suddenly our hands brushed. It was electric; my stomach tied itself in knots and my mind did backflips. I heard about a love like this in a fairytale…