The “art” of pixelated reading

Because the Internet


“My Kindle is broken.” These words reverberated through air, rife with particles bouncing with life and easy joy. They cut a stark contrast to the bustling banter and rambunctious laughter echoing off the wooden walls. Read More…

Motivation from the deathbed

Inspiration Porn


As I held her hand, I noticed her skeletal-like features. The skin on her hand withered to its final layers, displaying the highway of veins running through her body, the lack of circulation causing them to darken to a purplish-black. Read More…

The tale of a Chinese gooseberry

A Whole New World


Nobody knows for sure the origin of the kiwifruit, and I’m pretty sure nobody cares. The Chinese gooseberry was said to have been cultivated in northern China, where it became famous for its flavorful flesh and fuzzy skin. In the early 20th century, it was believed that soil outside China Read More…


Screen protection

Because the Internet

Pull up Google’s home page. Rest your hands on your keyboard for a brief moment. Start typing “Jennifer Lawrence.” A number of things appear on the drop-down menu in the search box, including “Jennifer Lawrence,” “Jennifer Lawrence boyfriend” and “Jennifer Lawrence net worth.” Read More…

Nobody cares


My siblings singing together serves as a lesson for life in general — it puts into perspective the concept that the problems in my own personal world may be much smaller than the problems in another’s, and it reminds me that my own world is but a minute part of the world itself. Read More…

An apple a day: Healthy for all?

Have you ever looked down the aisle in a grocery store and wondered, “How did all of this get here?” When considering processed foods, the answer can be rather long and complicated. In the produce section, however, one would think that fruits and vegetables would have an easily identifiable source. Read More…


‘If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out’

Subliminal Signification

During the last few weeks, I have been tuned in on NBC’s The Voice, a nationwide singing competition in the form of reality television. The Voice features music coaches Blake Shelton, Shakira, Usher, and Adam Levine. Read More…


Cs get degrees, literally

The Millennial Meltdown

With the collar of my blue Costco-brand fleece jacket popped, pristine white velcro Skechers securely fastened, freshly laundered Stanford tube socks pulled up within flirting distance of my kneecaps (they have since been burned), I was ready to go through the typical third grade motions. Read More…


The one in a million

Ask Me Anyway

It’s really intimidating having to constantly meet and impress and appeal to people in both a professional and personal sense. How do you stand out from everyone else? Competition is always going to be high in places such as Berkeley, where literally everyone is a perfect and qualified genius and Read More…