November 16, 2018

This quarter I have been studying at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston, Oregon for my second term. The last time I studied here was the summer of 2016 and it was a blast. There were campfires, we snuck stray kittens into the dorm, I was completely en...

June 3, 2018

My feature writing class was encouraged to check out "The Writing Desk" by John Updike, so I actually did.

Firstly, I'm disappointed by the person who said their copy was in "Very Good Condition" on Amazon and then sent me it with four pages missing. That's unkind. (Ref...

August 21, 2017

I was coming back from visiting my boyfriend who was moving into his house in Humboldt. It was around 2pm and I had just crossed into Oregon when the sky began to dim. This large cloud hung like a blanket over the area. At first I thought that it was strange, but that...

April 18, 2017

I can’t do everything if I want to do things well. I keep telling myself that. After all, I’m already double-majoring in two diverse fields, interning at a wetlands nonprofit, writing for an environmental publication, and trying to stay active in a climate change activ...

March 20, 2017

I have an anxiety disorder. It runs in my family and I have been struggling with it since I was in middle school, though I went undiagnosed until college. People have told me I over-exaggerate; I have been told that I am lazy and treated like I am slow. I have been cal...

August 1, 2016

Time is an interesting concept. It's so important in our lives and yet it's not something you can grasp. It's always going too fast or too slow. I think for today it's the former. You always have too much time and yet not enough. We know every second counts yet we alwa...

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