Words left unspoken hold danger
April 24, 2013
Winston Churchill once said, "We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out."
I believe what Mr. Churchill was saying is that, isn't it better to know and be disappointed, than to not know and always wonder what could have been? I think ...
Fate, choice defines course of life
April 17, 2013
I am convinced that everything happens for a reason, whether it is to teach us a lesson, ease us into another stage of life or simply mature us. Fate has a way of weaving in and out of our lives like a car through rush hour traffic. One minute you ...
Important to learn to forgive, trust
April 10, 2013
"I dream of a better world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned." This is indeed one of my favorite Facebook statuses. I guess the question is: do you really think everyone has an ulterior motive for the things they say and do? I want to ...
Serendipity works magic in relationships
April 03, 2013
Someone once said, "I don't know why life always separates the closest hearts by putting miles between them." That same person told me that time is fickle. The person who said that was referring to finally finding the right girl, but at exactly the wrong time.
Now, I could ...
More entertainment needed on campus
March 20, 2013
Green Day says it best, "Give me something to do to kill some time." Here on campus, for the student who is far from family, friends and home in general, weekends aren't always so friendly.
Let's just say you're a student who doesn't have a lot ...
Relationships thrive when built on trust
March 13, 2013
If the female student body had a dime for every time they heard a guy say, "why should I go out with her if she's not putting out?," we'd all be rich.
Relax, male student body. I'm not going to write about how no one should have ...
Learning lessons from reality TV failures
March 06, 2013
The list of reality TV shows that fills spaces in the weekly guide seems endless. Ranging from bachelors to housewives to insanely large families, we’ve seen it all by now. One thing that has been a common thread through most of these shows is the changes that come from ...
Political figures unnecessary at Academy Awards
February 27, 2013
The glamorous dresses, endless criticism and most of all those greatly desired golden statues could only mean one thing … the Academy Awards have once again come and gone.
This years awards included a few firsts ranging from Daniel Day-Lewis winning his third Best Actor Oscar and Michelle Obama presenting the ...
Find fitting major based on personality
February 20, 2013
Choosing a major is perhaps the most important decision college students make. Maybe we declare it once, maybe multiple times. Once you find the right one though, it'll feel as though you have settled in and found your home. Some agonize over finding a major, because nothing seems right ...
Mistakes make up part of life
February 13, 2013
Imagine how knowing one detail can change your entire perspective. Have you ever planned to make a decision, then after obtaining one additional piece of information changed your mind entirely? Decisions are made on information, influence and intuition. We constantly weigh the costs and benefits based on what we know ...
Life's high points fleeting
February 06, 2013
The other night I was on my way out to dinner with my family at a local Thai restaurant. When we approached the restaurant we noticed an ambulance and a firetruck. After entering the restaurant we discovered that a man had choked and he would not be OK. Think about ...
Planning often unreliable in life's chaos
January 30, 2013
A friend once told me that life and time are like fickle friends. Whether you are a fatalist or an indeterminist, there are some things that go wrong, seem unavoidable or are just plain surprising.
As someone who thinks through almost every possibility for almost every situation, I am constantly ...
Stop to notice the people around you
January 16, 2013
There are approximately 7,058,410,003 people in the world. Depending on your location and daily activities you may see one person a day or see thousands. Just sitting in the library, dozens upon dozens of people cross your path, yet there is the possibility that you may never ...