How I Adjusted to A New Reality

By Ahana Samat Online Classes: How I Adjusted to A New Reality Students across the world have gone from walking from class to the dining hall on one day to shifting tabs and working remotely. Like many of my peers, it took me some time to acclimate to a new mode of instruction. Through much…

5 Ways to Build Your Resume During COVID-19 Quarantine

By Audrey Cook As college students continue to press through the changes associated with COVID-19, there are several ways current students and 2020 graduates can still invest in their careers. Here are five ways you can build your resume from the comfort of your own home.  Enroll in free online courses at Ivy League universities…

An Opportunity for Resilience

By Audrey Cook Dear Class of 2020, We’ve all heard the words “unprecedented circumstances” thrown around a lot the past few months. The truth is that we all thought this season of life would look quite different than it does right now. When we imagined graduation, we envisioned celebrating with friends, interviewing for jobs or…

A Typical Day at College

By Jean-Louise Cook College life has been a big adjustment. Everything is different. The one thing I want to talk about related to my life as a college student is my daily routine! Many people don’t understand what college is really like due to false portrayals of college on TV and in movies. Most people…

College Life, Mental Health, and Counseling

By Alejandra Vives College and mental health. Are they mutually exclusive? In my case, I have had to struggle to find a middle ground to be able to balance both. Growing up I didn’t have the resources or opportunity to receive mental health intervention. I knew by the time I entered college it would be…

The Art of Making Meaningful Conversations

By Amy Nguyen National Mentoring Symposium 2019: The Art of Making Meaningful Conversations At the beginning of October, I had the opportunity to attend the National Mentoring Symposium in Indianapolis with the UTD Freshman Mentor Program. Having been a mentor for three years now, I thought I had figured out all there was to know…

The Benefits of A Cold Shower

By Samin Mollik Taking a shower used to be an extremely insensible part of my life. My first 5-10 minutes were spent at the mirror, staring and talking to myself in ways that would make you extremely uncomfortable. Then I’d turn on the shower, sit right on the floor, and mindlessly scroll through my phone. With…

Victimhood in the Age of Political Empowerment

By Audrey Cook With the proliferation of identity political alliances in American culture, it can be tempting to play the role of the victim when engaging in conversations with others who might not understand our lives, our experiences or our backgrounds. While “victimhood” is often used to gain political traction in today’s polarized environment, it…

On the Annoyances of the Common Cold

By Brennan Stout As one has probably encountered in the past, the common cold is one of those things that one must accept as the cost of interacting with people, but is nevertheless a substantial annoyance.  In the confines of college, that annoyance is greatly heightened.  The chance of catching a cold are proportional to…

My Life as an Archer Fellow

By Madeleine Keith Since almost the moment I stepped off my plane into Reagan National Airport, people have been asking me: “How do you like Washington DC?” For almost four months I have had no earthly idea how to answer that question. I could tell them that it was great. That living a few blocks…

Is the Internet Innocent?

By Sevval Aydogan In today’s world it’s not surprising that the Internet is becoming a platform that we should be more and more cautious of each time we post a picture or tweet/retweet ideas about politics, history, art etc. The number of social media users is increasing significantly. By significantly, I mean millions of people…

On The Understanding of Breaks

By Brennan Stout As this piece will likely go up close to the end of the semester, I thought I would talk a little about breaks. Firstly, let me touch on the word itself, break. A break from what? From school? To my mind, that would suggest that school is the predominant focus of our…