Beach Bum in the Big Apple Part 5: One year later

memories!

My parents and I landed in New York City on August 1, 2011, checked in a hotel in Manhattan, then took a cab up to East Harlem to get my new apartment keys. We took a trip to Target to buy things that would make my bedroom look like home, but the starch walls and … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple Part 4: Looks like we made it!

SALUD! CHEERS! 2012!

*** I just want to write that I am SO proud of all my fellow J-schoolers, we’re almost there! And I hope that 2012 will be a great year for everyone. :) ***   I’m so anxious right now. I just keep looking forward. I’m excited about school starting back up soon and I don’t … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple part 3: Oh grad school, you’re breaking my heart, you’re shaking my confidence daily

I try to stay positive and make peace with my AP Stylebook, aka "the journalist's Bible"

My ma wrote “MISS YOU!!” on my Facebook wall. While I was writing “I miss you too” I could feel it building up…that intense cry with the heaving-breathing was coming. There was no stopping it. It probably didn’t help that coincidentally I was listening to LCD Soundsystem’s “New York, I Love Your But You’re Bringing … Continue reading

Life and the Abominable Snowman

VB Love

*Opinion* Madness, stress and chaos can be metaphorically illustrated by a computer game my grandma used to play when I was little. We had…wait? What was it? Microsoft 94? Dial-up internet. Remember that slow connection? In the game, you had to use the mouse to guide a skier down a mountain, avoiding randomly spread out … Continue reading

23 random realizations by age 23

My birthday cake :)

*Opinion* In case we’re not friends in real life or on Facebook, you may not have known my birthday was on April 5. I am now 23. I happily accepted 23 with the same excitement I gave 21, 18 and 16. Though my good friend Mike, whose birthday was a week after mine, said he … Continue reading

Nicky Poo… Nobody does Halloween better

*Opinion* Blah blah blah… everyone knows that girls take it upon themselves to look extra slutty on Halloween.  Slutty bee…slutty police officer…slutty Red Riding Hood…slutty cat. The only problem I see with this is that I hardly ever see guys get slutty for Halloween, or go “all out” in general. There’s a lack of shock … Continue reading

Icebreakers and deal breakers

*Opinion* There are definitely bad ways to approach a woman. Use a pickup line if you have to, but this particular night, a few days ago when my friend Lo and I went to Catch 31, I met a guy who gave me the worst first impression ever. Sitting at a table close to the … Continue reading

Speeding tickets and beating the system

*Opinion* In movies women have played “naive” and “sexy” to get out of speeding tickets, or any ticket. I always thought I would cry and the officer would feel so bad for me he or she would let me go. I never thought to try showing cleavage to get out of a ticket; then again … Continue reading

Relations or relationship?

What are you getting and what do you want? Relations or a relationship? Having sex too early could determine everything.

It’s hard out there for a grad…or is it?

After graduating college, many individuals warn that the job market is tough. I think we should be a little more optimistic and open minded.

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