Social media dependency breeds lazy, shallow generation
November 22, 2013
Today I came to a hasty realization.
There are 50 days until my next semester of college begins without all of the amazing Knoxvillians I love so much. This frustrating yet intriguing weather, my compassionate and supportive teachers, my newfound friends in Pong, my oldest friends from my first day ...
UT game days reveal a double shot of drinking standards
November 15, 2013
We live for the atmosphere: the smell of fresh cut grass on the field, the symphony of the band, the sea of orange, and, most of all, the tailgates that accompany every game day at the University of Tennessee.
What would a UT game day be without fraternity house parties ...
Homecoming pomp makes long hours, funds well spent
November 08, 2013
For at least one week, I live for homecoming.
The tradition, the atmosphere, the competition and the camaraderie maintained by the week's events – I love it all.
This year I had the honor of participating with the rest of my chapter in homecoming with Pi Kappa Phi. Not only ...
Drawbacks from Adderall usage far outweigh benefits
November 01, 2013
As the Hall of Fame rock band Queen once sang, "Pressure, pushing down on me."
College students experience constant pressure to meet deadlines without mistake, attend meetings we better not be late to and keep a functioning social life through clubs and organizations. We work ourselves to the point of ...
Fall Break brings renewed dependence on forgiveness
October 25, 2013
The other day, I was thinking about what enabled me to get through college and I came to the following conclusion.
Whether it's steamrolling in from the doors or the serene atmosphere, coffee shops have helped me make great strides in my life. In fact, I wrote ...
Answer opportunity with yes, eliminate regrets
October 11, 2013
Regret – such a biting word.
During the past twenty years, I have grown into such a different person than I thought I would be. And although I harbor no regrets about this person I've grown into, I most definitely wish there were choices I had not made.
Regret lies ...
Miley Cyrus is a genius and we're all crazy
September 20, 2013
Many people would vouch to say Miley Cyrus has become completely erotic and senseless.
I have recently been torn on my thoughts towards this child star turned – well, I guess turned into something I do not know how to define.
Part of me wants to go with the flow and ...
Worthwhile memories come to those who branch out
September 13, 2013
Spontaneity: Who doesn't need a dash of it every now and then?
In the rush of college I have lost so much of the child that used to be in my heart, the child that told me to break the rules and do something that is a little out-of-the-box ...
Fort Sanders gives students place to leave their mark
September 06, 2013
In a fit of conviction about my previous rant on the Fort's lack of a "homey feel" due to the danger lurking around every corner, I thought to put forth a note of praise towards this historical area we college students reside in.
In the 1860s, Fort Sanders was ...
Close calls remind students to beware the Fort
August 30, 2013
It just sounds like an eerie name if you ask me, yet many people make the choice to walk home late at night alone through this dark place. We often hear the rare horror stories of someone getting attacked, but it has become such a common occurrence that ...
Sorority rush brings Greek women together
August 23, 2013
I can hear it now – thousands of girls frantically running the halls, the ringing of elevator doors, the grunts of lifting futons up and down eight flights of stairs.
It's move-in day at Tennessee, and for many of these girls comes sorority recruitment a few hours later.
After sweating ...
College experience improved through Greek community
August 06, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, it has arrived. Junior year is here, and with it comes bittersweet notions.
In every stage of life people often say how rapidly time passes, and looking back, my hindsight is 20/20. When starting a new chapter of life, I feel like I have boundless time ...
How much does an artic polar bear weigh
July 23, 2013
Enough to break the ice: as you can see, pick-up lines are one of the most creative forms of communication.
Recently, I made a trip down to Miami where I learned the real quality of a solid pick-up line. Many people brush off these clever, sometimes cheeky, one liners or ...
Hugs offer more than just open arms
July 16, 2013
In love lies power.
As human beings we desire love and once it is within our grasp we often clench it so tightly we can be suffocating to people.
Let's be honest, who doesn't want to love or be loved? Love allows control, healing, emotion, and many other ...
Fireworks pose as health hazards
July 09, 2013
It's a familiar sound sizzling through the air—a boom slowly fading to a crackle when the centrifugal force is at its pinnacle. It's the sound of a firework and it is the trademark of the recently celebrated holiday, Fourth of July.
America's day of independence can ...