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  • Back to the Lagoon

    Venice is a place that has left an indelible mark on my life. The four months I spent studying abroad there in 2016 meant so much to me personally, academically and culturally. The opportunity to return to a city like that is an absolute dream. So on my recent trip to Italy I decided to…

  • Dispatch from the City of Food

    When I first heard that Eataly was opening the world’s largest “food park” in Italy, there was no question in my mind that I had to find a way to get there soon or later. So when I spotted a super cheap flight to Rome for February, I carved out a long weekend and booked…

  • Let’s Create The Lives We Do Not Deserve

    The following is adapted from a speech I submitted to be considered to speak at the Boston University College of Communication commencement ceremony. This weekend, I graduate from Boston University. I am done with college. And as I look back on my four years here, I’ve come to a pretty simple realization: I have been mostly…

  • Comrades, Communications and Conclusions

    Life has a way of scooping you up, throwing you into things and giving you experiences you never could have planned. As I near the end of my college career (yikes!), I’ve been reflecting on some of my most meaningful experiences. What I’ve realized is, the ones I value most are the ones that were mostly…

  • Iceland Travelog – Entry 3

    At last, this is the last batch of photos from my fantastic trip to Iceland (see the first and second posts). There’s not much more to say about this incredible place. I truly hope to return one day and keep exploring. For now, I’ll stare longingly at these images and try to remember how beautiful…

  • Iceland Travelog – Entry 2

    For the sake of everyone’s social media feeds and attention spans, I’m posting my photos from Iceland in small batches, rather than all at once. I posted the first batch a few days ago, which included mostly photos from Iceland’s famous Golden Circle. Today I’m continuing with photos from our journey down the southern coast…

  • Iceland Travelog – Entry 1

    When I first caught wind of the fact that two of my friends would be traveling to Iceland this month, I was astonished. They’re going where? Iceland? It seemed like another planet, so unknown that one could not possibly take a casual winter break trip there. Well, I soon discovered that Iceland wasn’t that crazy of…

  • Love Trumps Hate

    “Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division; have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.” I heard these words crackle over AM radio as I drove home at 3 a.m. Wednesday from…

  • Venezia Travelog – Entry 7

    As my semester here in Venice comes to a close this week, I realized I still haven’t done the one thing nearly everyone who visits gets a chance to do: ride in a gondola. But aside from the expense that’s kept me from indulging in on one of those wobbly boat rides, I think it’s also very characteristic…

  • Venezia Travelog – Entry 6

    When you spend four months constructing a new life in a new place, when you finally get in the groove of things, when you finally feel at home, it’s strange to think it’s all temporary. It’s almost heartbreaking to think that this will soon come to an end. We’ll pack our things alongside our memories…