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Meeting my college roommate wasn’t your typical orientation day encounter. It was the start of a journey that began with a simple direct message and solidified over a coffee-fueled conversation at Tout Suite, where we would soon become regulars. From that serendipitous first meeting, our bond grew, shaping our college...

Graphic by: Maya Palavali Dear Girlfriends,  Growing up brings many changes and challenges to our lives. The biggest one is how our dynamic changes in our relationships. Our priorities shift as we get older and when we get into relationships, they feel all-consuming. Getting into a relationship can be...

Photo by: Raphael Fernandez Feeling lost and confused about choosing a major is an internal dilemma most college students face in their academic careers. Having recently gone through this complex process myself, I understand how this situation can make one feel immense stress and an unsettling sense of...

A new year is often the beginning of a 2.0 version of ourselves, or like many of us like to say, “New year, new me!” As the calendar resets, we promise ourselves to foster healthier habits, give up the not-so-healthy habits and commit to all the goals we set for the rest of the year. Like a lot of people, I also...

The jingle bells are ringing, and it’s that time of the year when you are tyrannically reminded to level up your situationship. Sure, dating platforms are waving goodbye to free services, but fearless Zoomers are opting to escape the online dating maze for real-life encounters. With the 80s dating stage making a...

College is a difficult time for everyone, and with the expectations to do well in college comes the stress and responsibility of building a career.  As we grow older, we change. Often, so do our dreams, goals and careers.  If the past two years of living within a global pandemic and economic/political unrest have...

Para mi gente, todos ustedes pueden romper las barreras… There is no sensation as quite inconsolable as inadequacy. When does passion relinquish its power to ability? When does the desire to be great and accomplish many become comical? The reality is that there will never be enough capability to encompass lack of...

The US Department of Labor brochure on Labor Day states; “This holiday originated from the American Labor Movement. It has become national because the country deems it worthy to celebrate annually with gratitude the contribution that American workers have made and continue to make to the power, wealth and...

We are living in a romantic comedy renaissance.  The romantic comedy genre peaked in the ‘90s with popular titles such as “Pretty Woman” and “10 Things I Hate About You.” Unfortunately, around the mid-2000s to mid-2010s, there was a decline in interest. There were still romantic comedies being produced. However,...

"Women are just trying to go about their day unbothered, only to be harassed with yelling about sexual exploits or what some think to be compliments."