What it’s Really Like to be a Cancer Survivor & Amputee

When I was fourteen years old, I was about to start high school when my dad pointed out a gigantic lump on the right side of my left knee. It was definitely abnormal, but I did not want to believe it was malignant until I heard it from the doctor himself. I remember how worried …

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Tomorrow Can Wait

"Where you are right now is where you are meant to be." I think I've preached this mantra one too many times since going off to college, but life has a way of molding you to evaluate the intricacies of the world to the point where you have an existential crisis. When I was in …

Serendipity

An unexpected blessing. A moment of clarity. A euphoric experience. All of these moments contribute to the pure joy that humans have been lucky enough to experience. Though these moments are rare, their impact lasts a lifetime. Most days life is mundane. We wake up. We do what society expects of us. And while this …

Lean

Hitting a low point. We have all been there. Whether it is a divorce, a life-altering illness, or a death, we just want someone who will listen or offer a shoulder to cry on, but from what I have learned, people suck at reacting to the sadness of others. When you take a selfish world …

Soak It All In

Dear high school seniors, It's here. The semester you have been waiting for since you first step foot into the daunting halls of high school almost four years ago. At this stage of your high school career, you are probably focused on how awesome college is going to be and you wish high school would …