Hidden Emotion

The friends that I have met at Loyola University Maryland are the most respectable, wholesome, caring individuals that have come into my life. Each of them is exceptional in their own way. Their morals and religious beliefs make me a stronger human being. Their experiences, humor, and friendship motivate me to accomplish all that I can in my lifetime. They are absolutely exquisite human beings that deserve everything they aspire to be.

However, every single one of them carries certain burdens that are not revealed to the world on a daily basis. They constantly disguise their emotions because of the fear of being judged. There is tremendous struggle within.

I decided to create a video that allowed for a safe sanctuary for them to express their deepest personal struggles. Continue reading

Transitions

As I sit here eating my Lucky Charms and sipping very strong coffee on a Sunday afternoon, I can’t help but feel that the adult world I’m stepping into and the adolescent world I’m leaving behind sometimes come together in beautiful ways. You’d really expect them to clash which, believe me, they do, but this weekend my life seemed to be a bit more harmonious than usual. Continue reading

Updates and Countdown to the BSA Fashion show

We have just returned from spring break and now it is full speed ahead. You would think that after a break I would take it easy but in fact it is the complete opposite. March 2014 is going to be the busiest month of my life. The one thing that keeps me sane is my planner and I’m literally hanging on to it for dear life in order to keep up with everything in my schedule. However, it is exciting and fun to see that eventually all my hard work will pay off in the end. Continue reading

Going home is just as good

As spring break winds down and I begin my frantic day-before-the-flight packing, I look at my phone and see the annual overdose of spring break pictures from every tropical place you can imagine. Spring Break is all part of the college experience, a time when college students become enamored with the idea of sunshine, parties, and large amounts of distance from their families. This week students took off to relax on beaches along Florida, Mexico, and various other islands. According to DoSomething.com, more than 1.5 million college students will jet off to these locations and will spend a total of over 1 BILLION dollars in the process. Continue reading

Snow Days

This winter has been a tumultuous one to say the least. With the polar vortex forcing itself across the United States, many states are reporting new records in almost every winter category. One of the states that was hit the hardest by the winter storms was Maryland, which, over the past month or so, has forced Loyola to cancel school five times. My good friend Ryan said it perfectly when he said, “I didn’t think there was anything better than having a snow day in high school, but I was wrong. Snow days in college are so much better.” Continue reading

Tis’ the Season of Love

February 14 is the season of love and everyone is either preparing for a chill night with friends or a date with a cutie. Valentine’s Day is not just a day to spend with a date or a boyfriend but it is a day where you can show your loved ones that you love them. Or even just do something nice for a stranger. Continue reading

BSA Fashion Show

March 28 at 8 p.m. is going to be Loyola BSA’s annual fashion show. I am so excited because I will be modeling in the show this year and a lot of hard work goes into the show. There will be four different parts of the show with an introduction scene and an outro scene. Besides modeling rehearsals, there are also people who volunteer to work with public relations, advertising, and helping to get all the models on the runway for the day of the show. It is a really fun student run event and that is what makes it so amazing. Continue reading

Essential apps every college student should have

As the world continues its technological advances, one of the things that will be on the forefront of everyone’s minds is what new additions and features smart phones are going to continue to develop. Smart phones are the fuel that makes our generation go. With a smart phone, you are able to do so much on such little time. You can check your email, send a tweet, respond to a text and check how your favorite sports team is doing, all within the time it takes you to walk to class.

Going along with the smart phone trend is the invention of the “app”. These are applications you can find and download in order to tailor your iPhone specifically for you based on what apps you download. For students, there are many different options in terms of what to download. However, there are some essential apps that every college student should have. Continue reading

This is not a blog post about being 4 months away from graduating college

In a willing suspension of reality, I am not thinking about the fact that it is my last semester at Loyola. I am not thinking of my 16 years of planned formal education coming to an end in four months. I am not even entertaining thoughts of complete financial independence from my parents or asking myself, How much money have I saved? No, I’m not considering graduation, not having nightmares about unaccepted job applications, not growing more terrified by the second of the mysterious future. Continue reading