Growing up, I avoided cigarettes because I feared the possibility of an addiction swallowing me whole. Even now, I avoid nicotine. *** In spite of my efforts to not become an addict, I became one anyways. I spent about eight years of my life succumbing to what started as a coping mechanism, but later evolved […]Read more "I don’t smoke cigarettes"
Declaring Foxing as my favorite band felt less like a decision and more like a realization. Eventually, I could no longer deny the role Foxing played in my life as a band that creates music for me to fall back on; to carry me; to help me feel less alone. The indie rock band released […]Read more "Routine is complacency: thoughts on nearer my god"
Throughout my time as a Fresno State journalism student, I learned that the discipline relies heavily on both writing and photography. As a staff writer for The Collegian (Fresno State’s student newspaper), I live tweeted the events I covered with videos and photos. Once, I was sent to report on a clap back workshop – […]Read more "Why do I want to pursue photography?"
I don’t closely follow hip hop happenings, but I’ve heard that someone named Pusha T released a diss track. And honestly? I’m a little inspired. So, here are some diss tracks that absolutely no one asked for. Ketchup: a diss track You’re the worst condiment When I taste you, I lament I’d rather eat my […]Read more "My diss track to cold brew coffee (and some other things)"
Comedian Michelle Wolf’s Netflix original talk show, “The Break,” premiered May 27. Wolf recently garnered controversy for her scorching, ruthless comedy at the 2018 White House Correspondent’s Dinner – namely for framing White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders as a liar: “She burns facts, and then she uses that ash to create a perfect […]Read more "In inaugural episode of “The Break,” Michelle Wolf puts us at ease"
Yesterday, I took an exam and one of the questions asked to identify all five letters of an acronym we learned in class. I didn’t know all five. I remembered the first four letters, but not the last one. After the exam, a small part of me wanted to find the acronym in my notes. But […]Read more "Sometimes, I Have to Turn My Brain Off"
I recently read the book I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids by Jen Kirkman. It is a great book. Kirkman is 42 years old. She wrote in the book that Nirvana marked her teen years. She said that she’d often drive and hope the radio would play […]Read more "I Was Born in 1996 and I Can’t Do Anything About It"