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Opinion


OPINION

YikYak is back: why that is concerning to me

Unfortunately, anonymous posting allows for people to post whatever they want with little to no accountability. The only thing that YikYak can really do is delete the post and ban you from the app, which I don’t think is a harsh enough consequence for cyberbullying.


OPINION

Petri dish blues

It left me laid up in bed for three days, coughing up a storm, running a low-grade fever and going through three separate boxes of tissues like I was Taylor Swift after a breakup. 


OPINION

Let loneliness be a choice

I woke up at the same time every day. Started a class at 10:05 every day,  Ate lunch immediately after that class from the same dining hall, every day. Spent nights rewatching The West Wing, eating the same meal from Red Zone. Every. Single. Day.


OPINION

I may be funny and cute, but ADHD is not

I was not the stereotypical kid who couldn’t remain in their seat or keep quiet while the teacher was talking – those kids get diagnosed easily. I was a daydreamer and a doodler who did well enough in school to fly under the radar.


OPINION

The yes man

Whenever I info-dump all of this onto someone, they are always surprised — or maybe horrified would be a better word? 


OPINION

First impressions, a second time

That’s the issue with meeting people over a screen, if Zoom and iMessage can really be considered “meeting” — your first impressions are going to be nowhere near as accurate as they would’ve been in person. Mine weren’t. That’s just the truth.


OPINION

It should’ve been Aidan…

With the Sex and The City reboot, “And Just Like That..” coming soon to HBO Max, I decided to re-watch the show from the beginning. It was my third time. And for the third time I wondered… Why didn’t Carrie end up with Aidan?


OPINION

Dear Snail,

While I can’t stop these things from happening, I can give you some of the tools to rebuild yourself after.