He couldn’t see her in the tiny storage closet, but he could smell her. She smelled like home. Not his home, which reeked of greasy pizza boxes and inside-out underwear, but home. She smelled of sweet pea body wash and the mint chocolate-chip gum she always kept a pack of in her purse. That was… Continue reading In a Storage Closet in Paris.
At five on the dot today, after sitting through an oral exam for over an hour, I spontaneously decided to go to the end of the year party the English department held for majors and minors. I decided on this last minute, and only since I was on campus for a final and I would… Continue reading Surprise Awards.
April 18, 2014–a month before high school graduation and a few months before beginning my college journey– was the day I was given the key to the lock on my dreams. But, it all started a little before that... It all started in a small AP Literature class full of anxious seniors at South Mountain… Continue reading Happy Anniversary, Dreams.
Sexual liberation at the University of San Francisco, examined through the annual production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show with the theater director, David Pangaro. https://youtu.be/MduKtSkfYuo Thanks for watching! How would you define sexual liberation, and what do you think about it? If you're in college, what does sexual liberation look like on your… Continue reading Sexual Liberation on a Jesuit Campus (video)
An early November evening, a brimful Presentation theater had 500 eager USF students–ready for a show composed of lingerie, high heels, lipstick, profanity, orgasms, sex positions, and a little strip tease–for the yearly Fall tradition of the College Players’ Rocky Horror Picture Show Production. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a controversial campus production due… Continue reading Sexual Liberation on College Campuses… Even on USF’s Jesuit One.
You are sitting in your three-hour class taking notes as the Professor talks about what’s going to be on the next quiz, then your phone begins to buzz and scream in your backpack. What do you do? More importantly, what can you do? What does your teacher allow you to do? In a constantly… Continue reading In or Out: Cellphones and Devices in the Classroom
Something that is rare to me is the city I live in. You don't just discover or stumble upon a place like this every day of your life. So many people from all over the world visit here and so many people from all over the world live here, and that is because it is… Continue reading A 7×7 Rare Gem
These are a hundred books that I love and that I feel you MUST read (in my opinion). It is a very diverse selection of books. They are also in no particular order. 1. Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained- John Milton This is an epic poem, but it is considered a book often. It is… Continue reading 100 Books You Must Read Before You Die.
I had my first advising appointment with my dual degree advisor the second semester of my freshman year. For those that don't know, the Dual Degree Program at my school is a program that allows students to take graduate classes in Education while working on their bachelor's, so by the time we graduate with our… Continue reading A Minor Problem
“Can you state your name and the reason you are here miss?” The doctor asked eyeing me with his pen. “Uh, my name is Luna Stewart. I am here against my will.” I said playing with my lip ring. I am nervous with all of these eyes on me, looking at me like I am… Continue reading Helpless (Snippet 1)