A few summers ago, I had one of the most mind-numbing jobs imaginable. In comparison to my high school job at a lively ice cream shop or my work as a Phoenix editor — which …

In most ways, my high school experience was just like yours and everyone else’s. I hardly slept, stressed about college decisions and had problems with friends. But there are a few things I did in …

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When your distant cousin who you hardly even remember meeting offers to let you sleep on their couch for a weekend, you take it. That’s the lesson I learned this weekend. A few months ago, …

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I’ll be honest, I was especially lacking in inspiration to write a column this week. After spending my time doing absolutely anything except sit down and write 500 words expressing my thoughts on a random …

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This week, my cousin celebrated one year sober from alcohol. Knowing just a snippet of the ups and downs she’s gone through in the past year, and an even smaller snippet of the science behind …

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I’ve never given much weight to New Year’s. And I certainly don’t give too much consideration to the “new year, new me” lifestyle. The way I see it, things don’t change much from one year …

We made it, folks. It’s the end of the semester, the last issue of The Phoenix of the decade and finals are coming up. It’s a lot ending, but there’s one very specific end I …

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It took me a while to grow into my red hair. Long before I developed an adult personality, my mane had a personality of its own. I grew up labeled a hothead, with old ladies …