Ah, here we are. Time for a new staff to take over The Phoenix, and time for my first column as Editor-in-Chief. We’ll see how this goes. I’m honored to be in charge of The …

From the Editor's Desk

Back when I was in second grade, I was given a journal assignment. “My name is Mary Norkol and I have a lot to say,” the first line read. Now, 14 years later, The Phoenix …

From the Editor's Desk

Time doesn’t seem real anymore. Not just for me, for everyone. In our days of quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic, it seems like all sense of time has gone out the window. Days bleed …

From the Editor's Desk

I’m not the only one who’s been down in the dumps lately. Whether it’s the general state of the world as it faces the COVID-19 pandemic, the daunting uncertainty of a tumbling economy or just …

My family does puzzles without looking at the box. I’m not sure why, I just know I was shamed growing up for so much as glancing at the picture we were trying to recreate. It’s …

Every week, my mom asks what my column is about. Then she asks me if she’s referenced in it. She usually is.  Then she follows that by asking when she’ll get a column that’s all …

From the Editor's Desk

Everyone has that one teacher who changed school for them. I bet you’re thinking of them right now — that one conversation between the two of you that inspired you, how their class cleared up …

From the Editor's Desk

Almost a year ago, I walked into The Phoenix’s newsroom for the first time as editor-in-chief.  Full of a confusing and daunting combination of anticipation and nerves, I found an envelope taped to my desktop. …