The Ultimate Quarantine Playlist

Written by Karina Bravo  Throughout this crazy past year, music has played a big part in preserving our sanity and reminding us of happier times. Here you will find the highlights of my quarantine playlist and hopefully find something to add to your Spotify library. Whether you’re in a reflective, nostalgic mood, or want to… Continue reading The Ultimate Quarantine Playlist

Stories of Hope from an Unsuspecting Platform

Written by Amanda Smith In a time of increasing division, Americans are desperate for sources that reassure us that future unity is possible, and that our hope is not in vain. Over quarantine and the recent election, there has been a decline in the perceived accuracy of mainstream news channels and social media. Podcasts, however,… Continue reading Stories of Hope from an Unsuspecting Platform

“If I get it, I get it, so what?”

Written by Brenden BerriosCopyedited by Stephanie Cobb It’s 8:29 a.m. on Day 192 of quarantine and after snoozing my alarm for the fourth time, I roll out of my bed and into my desk chair just in time for my first lecture of the day. As my classmates join the call, I take a peek… Continue reading “If I get it, I get it, so what?”

The Faces of Zoom

Written by Julia Garcia Bored in a Zoom lecture, you look away from the PowerPoint and mindlessly watch your fellow classmates; each of them are visible in the form of a little rectangle, displayed on your screen in a five-by-five grid, with either their video or simply their name. In one rectangle, a boy sits… Continue reading The Faces of Zoom

Florida Kindergartener says Classroom Guideline to Keep his Hands to Himself is a Violation of his Rights (Satire)

Written by Holly Smith Upon being reprimanded for pinching his classmate at recess, 5-year-old Joey O’brien was flabbergasted. “I wasn’t being bad,” he insisted. “Some kids may get pinched and cry, but that shouldn’t stop me from doing what I do! It’s their fault for being so pinchable.” When his son recounted the story, Richard… Continue reading Florida Kindergartener says Classroom Guideline to Keep his Hands to Himself is a Violation of his Rights (Satire)

Productive Ways to Make Money from Home

Story by Stephanie Cobb With the closure of nonessential businesses in the state of Florida, many students’ internship and part-time employment plans have been canceled or put on hold. However, if you’re in need of cash, there are many ways to make money while still social distancing. Keep reading for some ideas on how to… Continue reading Productive Ways to Make Money from Home

Uber Memoirs: Good Samaritan Edition

Recurring Column by Noah Towbin, Illustration by Grace Dooley Apparently, not all Uber drivers respond with obscene horror stories when prompted to reveal the most interesting things that have happened during rides. So, with the world making social distance the new status quo, I thought we could reminisce on the stories of these good samaritan… Continue reading Uber Memoirs: Good Samaritan Edition

College Students and Credit Cards during COVID-19

Column by Amanda Smith, Illustration by Grace Dooley Amidst the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic, many spenders are looking to their credit cards to keep them from draining bank accounts while awaiting stimulus checks. College students (most of which are excluded from the recent stimulus bill) feel stuck as they consider ways to manage… Continue reading College Students and Credit Cards during COVID-19