MISSING HOME AND HOT TORTILLAS

An early draft of this was originally published in The Miami Student in Sept. 2017— “No, I should wait to visit. I’ve only been at school for a few days,” I say over the phone. My family only lives two hours away, but it’s my first weekend away at Miami and they already want me... Continue Reading →

WOMEN’S SELF-DEFENSE CLASS A RANK ABOVE THE REST

Originally published in The Miami Student in November 2017— It was Thursday. It was dark. I was Uptown, walking alone past a brooding Brick Street and suspicious cars tucked in alleyways. Walking alone at night reminds me of horror stories from family and friends, sexual assault notifications and the statistics that aren’t in my favor.... Continue Reading →

Movie Monday: The Big Sick vs. Baby Driver

My good friend Del wrote two movie reviews! Check out her thoughts on Baby Driver and The Big Sick here.

A girl and her wheels

**SPOILERS AHEAD**

Working at a movie theater, I get the common question from customers, “Oh, have you seen this movie yet? What did you think?” and its a logical assumption that Iwouldsee a lot of movies. I get in for free, I know what’s out, I get discounted concessions etc. But truth be told, once I finish my shifts at work, some days I want nothing more than to just get out of there. And most of the time, unless I’ve seen the trailer or a continuation for a series is released, my movie knowledge and the ones I decide to see or not see, comes from the customers as they leave their movie. That’s where these two titles come in to play.

I’d seen the trailer for Baby Drivera few times before it had entered my theater, and after my sister insisted I had to see…

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Now accepting roommate applications (satire)

Accepted to college? Check. Cried over your scholarships, or lack thereof? Check. Joined the Facebook group? Check. Now all you need to score a roommate is an uber-detailed summary about yourself. But who has time for that?! Save some of your last precious moments of high school by screenshotting one of these Facebook autobiographies instead.... Continue Reading →

Juniors be warned: college apps are expensive

Everyone talks about getting into college, but no one mentions the fees involved. Aspiring college students spend hours filling out personal information, writing essays, collecting teacher recommendations and sending test scores to get into schools of their dreams—only to pay a fee just to send an application. In 2015, students on average spent $41 on... Continue Reading →

Feminism vs. equalism

This is a full version of my letter from the editor originally published and cut down due to spacing issues in the March 2017 issue of The Beacon. This is a response to a letter to the editor from a student who did not agree with our feminism in-depth spread. As a Beacon editor and... Continue Reading →

Attraction turns scientific

What is it about the glimmer in a pair of eyes across the room that makes you wish you knew the person behind them? Can we pin down the “je ne sais quoi,” or a special someone’s intangible beauty you can’t explain, that leaves one falling head over heels? Whether or not you already have... Continue Reading →

Get off the couch, see these movies

Working at a movie theater in the age of Netflix and Chill is like watching a car accident—I’m not a key player, but I’m a witness to how two forces spin themselves out of proportion. Then again, I work at a theater without reclining seats; the industry may not be as declining as I’m making... Continue Reading →

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