March 14, 2013

Column: FAQ’s

What's on your FAQ list? We have all seen the "frequently asked questions" sections on websites, but all of us have our own personalized lists of FAQs.
March 8, 2013

Column: Healthy eating

I've never been one to go on a "health kick." I used to hold the impression that people who ate only organic, all-natural foods free of genetically modified organisms genuinely thought that high fructose corn syrup was nasty stuff killing our insides.
March 8, 2013

Column: Memories

There are few memories that remain in our minds more vividly than adventures, excursions and mishaps that happen between fathers, sons and brothers.
March 1, 2013

Column: Suffering

It's difficult to keep three concurrent literature classes from blending together in one's mind.
February 22, 2013

Column: Names

Question. How would you pronounce my name? Let me guess, you think it's "Lee," right?
February 15, 2013

Column: The Raccoon Effect

One day last semester, as I was walking to my residence hall, I observed a rather strange phenomenon.
February 8, 2013

Column: Time

What is more precious than gold but cannot be bought, earned or saved? The more you have of it, the less treasured it is, and no matter how much of it we get, we always end up wanting more.
February 1, 2013

Column: Routines

When I was in the 10th grade, I wore all black. Not because I was following a current trend or mourning someone's death, but because I liked it.
January 25, 2013

Column: Imagination

If I were living in America during the 1940s and ’50s and mentioned Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, Our Miss Brooks or You Bet Your Life, people would perk up and start discussing the latest episode with excited fervor. Today, I get blank stares.
December 7, 2012

Column: Student athletes

There are more than 500,000 student athletes in the United States, and chances are, you passionately cheer for a handful of them every week. Whether it’s our very own Bruins or the public college down the road, you loyally support your favorite team and desire to see them succeed.
December 7, 2012

Column: Anxious for nothing

Not that anyone needs reminding, but the semester ends in six days, six glorious days. Of course, most of us still have projects, papers and exams […]
November 30, 2012

Column: Goodbyes

There’s a scene in The Sound of Music (I know I’ve just lost half of my readership already) where all the von Trapp kids sing this long, drawn-out […]
November 9, 2012

Column: Football

“Down … set … hike!” barked the gruff voice of my grandfather as I sprang away from the old shoe serving as the line of scrimmage. […]
November 9, 2012

Column: Names

When I was in kindergarten, I was defined as the kid who liked to pretend to be a dog. I even dressed up as a dog […]
November 2, 2012

Column: Living for others

There are some things in life that even a physicist can’t explain. Einstein was brilliant, but E=mc2 can’t solve everything. Beyond the mysteries of quantum mechanics lie even more puzzling equations: people. How do we interact?
October 26, 2012

Column: Tough love

When I hear the words “tough love,” I think of my mother forcing me into a shower three days after my back surgery, coaxing me to […]
October 19, 2012

Column: National epidemic

A national epidemic is sweeping the United States of America. It’s something that our Founding Fathers could never have thought, or even wished, that our nation […]
October 12, 2012

Column: Professional Sports

“They get paid HOW much just for playing a game for a living? How come those of us with real jobs don’t even make a fraction […]
October 12, 2012

Column: Imagination

Imagination is one of the most magical faculties of the human mind. You can create worlds out of thin air, predict future events based on past […]
October 5, 2012

Column: Relationships

Like it or not, our lives revolve around relationships—our relationship with God, with our families and friends, with our significant others, and even our coworkers. These […]