For the love of cupcakes

My first meeting with Dr. Pittaway as my independent study advisor was like a spring thunderstorm: I waited forever for it to come and prepared as much as I possibly could, but when it hit, it knocked me off my feet. In our initial meeting Dr. Pittaway discussed deliverables with me (and I spent the…

For the love of cupcakes

Somewhere between buttercream icing and blissful dreams I realized I had no idea how to get a business off the ground. I continued with classes, work and small orders for a month or so and I made the decision to keep up with orders as long as they were in demand. The orders began to…

Ohio University students rally to “Take Back the Night”

    Ohio University students and community members rallied Thursday evening to “Take Back the Night” and advocate against sexual assault. Take Back the Night is a national organization designed to spread awareness about and put an end to sexual violence. Ohio University students have dedicated the entire week to Take Back the Night events,…

For the love of cupcakes

I tore into the package, and when I saw the gorgeous red fabric staring back at me, neatly folded in the box, I knew I could never give up on my cupcakes. It was a week after my birthday, and I had been anxiously waiting for this package from my boyfriend. It was my very…

For the love of cupcakes

It was after 5 p.m. when I traipsed through the front door. My body longed to sink into the couch, and normally, I wouldn’t be opposed but I promised my aunt three dozen cupcakes by 7 p.m. Now, if you’ve ever baked that many cupcakes from scratch you’ve already done the math and you know…

For the love of cupcakes

Cupcakes haven’t always been my passion; I have $40,000 in student loans to prove it. In May, I will graduate from Ohio University with honors, a degree in journalism, specializations in African American Studies, English, and art and a certificate in entrepreneurship. I graduated high school with an associate’s degree in arts and after graduation…