Nicholas Sparks is infamous for his love stories. His books are classic chick-flick-beach-reads that trigger romantic feelings for the next guy to walk into the reader’s path. You fall in love with his characters and only want the best for them. Then – suddenly – tragedy strikes and you hate that you’ve reached that part… Read More My Frienemy Nicholas Sparks
I always think about the song, “The First Cut Is the Deepest” when thinking about heartbreak. Why does the first one seem to be ingrained in our memories so strongly, and why is it that we always seem to remember it fondly, whether in embarrassment or true reminiscence? Mentoring a close friend through her first… Read More First Love Always Hits the Hardest
Fahim Hossain lived in a household where arranged marriage was accepted and encouraged for 22 years before moving from Bangladesh to the United States in 2012. Through exposure to these two different cultures, Hossain has been able to see differences, as well as a lot of similarities, between arranged and “love” marriages. I was able… Read More Growing Up with Arranged Marriages
The decision to have sex is an important one, no matter what your gender or sexual orientation is. Sex can be safe and fun, but it’s a big responsibility, too. Sexually transmitted diseases are something that all sexually-active people should protect themselves against. However, for heterosexual people, sex also comes with the possibility of unplanned… Read More Why Don’t Men Take “The Pill”?
If you’re in high school, you may already know that having good relationships with your teachers is important; you can turn to them for academic help, advice and letters of recommendation. Once you transition into college, all of these things are equally important, if not more than in high school. Getting to know your professor… Read More How to Get the Most Out of Your Professors
Every time I walk on The Oval at Ohio State University, I manage to see at least one dog, usually a puppy. I see pictures of my friends getting cats and dogs on Facebook and those of us still in the dorm buying fish. Pets are a comfort in an unsure, new environment and are… Read More Do You Need a Pet?
Going to college is exciting. New room, new friends, and most importantly: no parents. Being completely free to do whatever you want without anyone holding you accountable is invigorating! However, those people who spent countless years raising you and making sure you got to this point are still at home, wondering about you. Regardless of… Read More Call Your Parents
Being a good friend is important if you want your friends to be good to you. This short quiz will tell you how you’re doing and give you some tips on how to be a better friend. When was the last time you had a serious discussion with your friend? A. Earlier this week B.… Read More Are You a Good Friend?
How does one find love in this technology-driven age? We live in a world filled with apps like Tinder, Bumble and OKCupid and the days of the first meeting starting the first interaction are gone. Cyber-stalking, researching and sliding into them DMs is the new normal. From going through pictures posted online to sending out… Read More Love Online: Mary Grace & Andy
Often a commonality in college is the infinitely changing relationship that students have with food. Whether that’s through the “freshman 15”, your favorite dish from your grandma, or the carefully planned out meal prep calendar, it’s safe to say that food is very important to us. Food is a necessity to staying alive, which means… Read More Me and Food.