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 →


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


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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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 →

Voters OK Olentangy Levy

Originally published in the 2016 May issue of The Beacon magazine for Olentangy High School March 16, 2016—Local newspapers reported the successful passing of the Olentangy levy, determined by voters a day prior. “Passage of yesterday’s ballot issue allows us to continue the level of excellence that has become the standard in our community,” Superintendent Mark... Continue Reading →

Haikus to summarize senior year

Originally published in the 2016 May issue of The Beacon for Olentangy High School I hope FAFSA comes In clutch or imma strip to Pay off college debt. Senior year is meant To be fun? Tell that to all Of my AP classes. Last tests taken, last Deadlines made, last goodbyes said As last days... Continue Reading →

“Cursed Child” lights new wand this summer

Originally published in 2016 March issue of The Beacon magazine for Olentangy High School An eighth installment of the Harry Potter series comes to London’s Palace Theatre this summer in two parts, called “Cursed Child.” “It’s a Gothic theatre. There’s a majesty there, and it has this Hogwarts feel to it,” “Cursed Child” playwright Jack... Continue Reading →

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