In the bizarre age of social distancing, social media has used a few signature terms to help add humor to our unfortunate circumstances. Memes mocking the countless inspirational messages that start with “In these strange and uncertain times…”, WFH emails that open with “I hope this finds you well”, and of course, the popular poll […]

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I’m suffocating. Feel it like hands around my throat, squeezing, draining the very life out of me. The thoughts never go away, they never let up. I crave peace, but it shows no mercy. A minute to feel like I can take a breath without choking. I smile, but inside I’m screaming. Can no one […]

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Caleb looked around nervously. Julia was on her way to meet him. He had promised her a picnic on the beach, but he felt like he just might be sick from the nerves. He knew he had to tell her. Everything. But he had no idea where to even begin. This was not exactly how […]

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Caleb leaned back in his chair, taking a slow sip of his cooling coffee. It wasn’t the best he ever tasted, but he wasn’t really at this crummy diner for its mediocre beverages. He surreptitiously watched her from behind the book he was pretending to read. She was no one he knew, at least not […]

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On June 21, Melania Trump was spotted wearing a drab green jacket, displaying text that wasn’t so drab: “I really don’t care, do u?” Her seemingly innocuous jacket created a buzz on cyberspace, not because it wasn’t fabulous but because she wore it while visiting detained immigrant children at the border. Of course, the liberal […]

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              After the February 14th school shooting in Parkland, Florida, many big companies such as Bank of America and Dick’s Sporting Goods, have pulled support and financial funding for businesses that promote gun ownership. Even YouTube now has strict rules on gun-related content. After the massacre, many refused to fund or associate with companies who […]

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In the U.S. today, a single immigration case takes an average of 677 days simply to get to the initial scheduling hearing. There are more than half a million cases in the system, and just over 300 judges working on them. The Trump administration’s push to aggressively enforce immigration laws will make this backlog worse. […]

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Sustainability is all the rage these days, especially amongst the younger generations.  We have been raised in the midst of a narrative about the dire state of our planet and the distress that we, as humans, have caused it.

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I always find reasons to be on my phone or computer. I blame it on work, on keeping up with transcontinental friendships, but when it comes down to it, it’s more sinister than that. If we really take a hard look at ourselves, I think that our technology addicted generation would find that we don’t really know how to be alone with our thoughts.

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If the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite doesn't make it clear, the list of nominees is almost entirely void of people of color; a fact that has not gone unnoticed. For the second year in a row the top four categories feature an all white cast. Alas, the whitewash saga continues.

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