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Women’s basketball shows a lot of promise in final game

I tried to remain unbiased, I really did. But the Fresno State’s women’s basketball team made that an impossible task in their Women’s Basketball Invitational quarterfinal game against Nevada Monday night. I tried to keep my composure and watch the ...

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Social media in a post-truth world

Over the weekend The New York Times reported that a political data firm called Cambridge Analytica accessed information from 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge Cambridge Analytica gained access to user information by offering to pay individuals who downloaded ...

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Sometimes, I fall asleep while socializing

On a couple of occasions, I have fallen asleep while socializing with others. It’s not always easy staying awake. Sometimes, my seat is just a smidge too comfortable and the next thing I know – a photo of me asleep ...

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Wake up early

To me, sleeping in is a waste of time. When I wake up at, say, 10 a.m., I feel lazy and unaccomplished. I typically wake up earlier than I need to. Being in a hurry is stressful, even if I ...

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Doing laundry as a college student is the worst

I lived in the dorms for the first three years of my college career, and I’m now living in an apartment. I think I speak for many other college students not living at home (and maybe some who do) when ...

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A new wave of beer-making has brought us bold flavors

When I first started drinking beer I did it because everyone else was doing it. But i didn’t quite enjoy it. I always thought it was bitter and I didn’t like the flavor. I really didn’t think I was ever ...

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Surviving the unexpected turbulence of life

Years ago a mentor of mine told me that your college years are a time to be selfish. Similar to the instructions given to every plane passenger before take off, in the event of an emergency you must put the ...

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The key to happiness is not drinking Keurig coffee

Before I became a coffee snob, I used to use a Keurig. Switching to French press coffee was essentially the end of a toxic relationship. First, it’s such poor quality coffee. I’m still convinced that it’s actually just flat soda ...

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Recap of ‘The Bachelor’ finale – what a nightmare

And I thought Juan Pablo was bad. I know I was not alone when I was mind-blown watching the two-day finale of the latest season of “The Bachelor.” It was cringy. It was heartbreaking. It was unexpected and also disappointing. ...

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Baseball podcasts. These are the ones that need your listening, and you need it!

Do you like baseball? Do you like podcasts? Well my friends, if you answered yes to those questions then do I have some great news for you! See, I love baseball and I love writing about it. I also enjoy ...

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MLB pace of play changes, a source of my ire

Look, I get it, ok? I do. But that doesn’t mean I have to like it. See, over the past several years, Major League Baseball has made a priority speeding up the pace of the game. Being the baseball junkie ...

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Listen to This! (Top 5 albums I have on replay)

Writer’s block sucks. I feel like I have nothing to bring to table this week, at least nothing that requires a lot of thought. So I thought I’d keep it simple and just share some albums and EPs that have ...

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All jobs deserve respect

I’ve noticed that there are people who don’t respect certain careers. They might feel that some jobs serve no valuable purpose, or that they’re of a lower class, or that the people who have those jobs aren’t worth very much. ...

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Things that make me happy on a rainy day

I was feeling a little out of sorts this past week. I just wanted to relax and sleep. It probably had something to do with the weather or PMS, but regardless, when I wasn’t at school or work, I was ...

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I have a lot of underwear but I still need more

Some people love shoes. For others, it’s handbags, sweaters, skinny jeans, crop tops, whatever. While I have fallen victim to all of these shopping addictions at one point or another, there is one crime of the heart I am always ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Podcasts

In the era of virtual reality, streaming services, countless sources of entertainment and media, podcasts seem like an unlikely contender in the fight for your attention. Nevertheless podcasts are experiencing an unexpected boom in popularity. According to a study by ...

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Let’s keep talking about ‘Black Panther’

“Black Panther” is dominating the box office, and capturing the hearts of critics and casual moviegoers alike. It captured my heart, that’s for sure. The film was sound in all aspects: plot, character development, action and salient sociopolitical themes. But ...

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How good is good enough?

I began blogging just before I turned 18. Now, I’m 21 and between majoring in journalism, writing for a newspaper, writing for leisure and pursuing screenwriting – I have written a lot. I’ve been told that I am a strong ...

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