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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...

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...

While UH is well known as a commuter school, when all your friends live on campus it can be hard to reconcile that you have to drive an hour home every day. But, if you’re like Haya, it can actually bring you closer to your family and connect with the city.

Moving on from past relationships is hard, even those that could barely be considered relationships. It's OK to let yourself mourn the ending of these situations.

The world stopped in March of 2020. We were forced to stay at home as we watched the world around us slowly start to shut down. We might not have realized at the moment, but we were living in unprecedented times. The uncertainty rocked me to my core, sending me into a state of constant anxiety. The pandemic and...

I couldn’t wait until I could wear makeup. My mom always “had a face on.” She loved the freedom of being able to recreate herself whenever she felt like it. Coincidentally, she even went back to school for some cosmetology classes. As her youngest daughter, I was amazed by all that she did, but I was mostly fascinated...