October 10, 2019

Design by Dawn Obeso 

A small Catholic school probably wasn’t the right place to fall in love with a girl, and looking back that should have been a red flag in itself. The only time I had remembered talking to her before was freshman year. We were both in concert band t...

As the year comes to a close, final projects start to pile up, job applications are being sent left and right and sleep is… well, nonexistent. As college students we often forget that we have limits to our capabilities — mentally, emotionally and physically. We have to...

April 29, 2019

 Photography by Nicki Diacik

Stress is a constant.

We ourselves live in a fast-paced society that is fueled on productivity and efficiency. If you are not a task-oriented robot, then it might be difficult to permanently adjust to living in a society that assigns va...

April 24, 2019

Illustration by Mae McDermott, in collaboration with Nicki Diacik

For five years of elementary, middle, and high school, I took mandated health classes. In theory, this was years of repetition, infographics, and warped films meant to instill within me information about...

April 20, 2019

 Illustration by Nicki Diacik

Beating the Elite Four and becoming a Pokemon League Champion for the first time. Witnessing the end of The Last of Us. Performing that-one-combo-that-you-can-never-pull-off to win the game. Actually getting a W with a bunch of randoms in c...

April 9, 2019

 Illustrations by Bridget Bright

I stand in my bathroom hidden inside the fog-like steam. Droplets of water drip down my back and my thighs. My hair clings to my neck and my shoulders.

I stare at the hazy reflection where the only detail I can make out is the shape of my...

April 9, 2019

Illustration by Nicki Diacik

“Mental health” wasn’t something I took seriously until I hit my lowest point.

I felt like I couldn’t talk to anyone about it, so obviously I went to the internet for answers. Overtime, I found solace in the fact that I wasn’t the only one w...

April 8, 2019

Photo by Kyle Dandrea 

3:02 am

the whole city is breathing peacefully to the sound of the rain tapping on the windows yet my thoughts are the loudest storm. there is no clock on the wall but I can still hear it ticking, a constant echo warning me that there isn’t enough...

April 7, 2019

Photograph by Alexis Morillo, Edited by Nicki Diacik

For Starters, self-care is NOT:

  1. Texting that boy back after midnight to tell him “wya” because you want the instant gratification.

  2. Skipping dinner so you look extra skinny in the photos you take on Friday nigh...

April 5, 2019

Photographs by Mila Phelps-Friedl

There is a difference between being lonely and being alone. Loneliness can creep in at strange moments. Stagnant silence when you wish someone else was speaking. A kind of hollowness or projected feeling when you remember something or o...

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