Category growing up

An Ode to New Paltz, 5 Years Later

By Maria Pianelli I started college five years ago this week. Five internships, two jobs, a degree and a mountain tattoo later, what a strange, beautiful trip it’s been. I began a city girl, embedded within the East Coast and never seeing more than what was in front of me. A dreamer, shy, head in […]

Goodbye, Long Island: When Your Parents Sell Your Childhood Home

By Victoria Morrell  “We have a surprise for you!” My mother squeaked into the phone, her heavy New York accent dripping with excitement. For weeks, I had been persuading my parents to come visit me in California; I hadn’t seen them in nearly a year and I was hoping they could spend Thanksgiving in L.A.. […]

Fighting That Job Fatigue

By Rachel Wong It happened without warning. I woke up one day and stared at my ceiling for a few minutes, not wanting to move. How did it happen? It just seemed like yesterday that I would jump out of bed, excited for what a new day at work would bring.  Without realizing it, I […]

I’m Not The Intern! Owning a Leadership Position

By Jessi Putnam Alright, since it’s just you and me, I’m going to be honest with you. As I was getting ready to graduate from college with my art degree in graphic design, I started panicking. It may have been due to the fact that student loans seem to subliminally convince you that if you don’t get a job straight […]