Essay Archive

Privilege Glasses

January 7, 2016

Only after years of watching friends suffer casual discrimination did I come to understand what the word “privilege” really meant.

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Learning To Be Loud

March 31, 2015

“I never raised my hand. I only spoke when spoken to. It seemed better to be silent, unheard, unseen, than to risk saying something dumb.”

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Homeward Bound: The New Post-Graduation Destination

August 21, 2014

“All throughout college, it had been suggested, implied, or outright stated that only the inept kids moved home after graduation.”

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Virtual BFFs

July 31, 2014

“I have never met some of my best friends.”

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A Network of Friends

July 22, 2014

“When you need a reference, a referral, advice on your current position or help seeking out a new one, a network of friends is exactly what you need.”

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Snorkeling with Vikings in Iceland

March 30, 2014

“The van from Reykjavik barrels through countryside best described as English moors meet the moon…”

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Pittsburgh Patriots

May 18, 2013

“A girl in Sid gear takes the seat beside me, debating with her boyfriend whether Vokoun or Fleury should start tonight. The waitress whisks past in her “Geno is my homeboy” T-shirt…
Sounds like any old hockey night in Pittsburgh, right? Except this bar is in New York City, three blocks from the Ranger’s home rink.”

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Tell a Story, Save a Life

July 18, 2009

When my brother got sick, I remembered a story someone once told me…

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