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  • 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…

  • On Making It Work When You Have “No Time”

    “How do you have time for that?” I hear this question several times a week, from people in all aspects of my life. My friends at the newspaper (where I spend about 50 hours a week) ask how I possibly have time for band, and my friends at band (where I spend about 8 hours a week)…

  • Why I’m Sharing My Failed Photo Story

    “Don’t come around here anymore.” These were the words I heard from a man who was upset with my presence with a camera in his Philadelphia neighborhood. His sentiment was shared by neighbors who were beginning to gather around my curious presence. I could have left, but I didn’t. I explained my purpose — I was…

  • Navigating the Internet’s Baffling Backend

    Last weekend I was taking a bus home to New Jersey for a weekend of camping that would be ostensibly free of technology. But as I browsed the Internet on shoddy Bolt Bus Wi-Fi while sitting in the purgatory that is New Jersey Turnpike Friday night traffic, I got an unexpected text from our multimedia editor…

  • Why I’m Still Majoring in Journalism

    On a sunny afternoon during my freshman year, I met with an advertising professor to – wait, no, maybe it was sophomore year? Actually, more likely both? I’ve been struggling with my major for as long as I’ve been in college. Conversations with advertising, graphic design and journalism professors are a common feature of my…