iCloudy with a Chance of Losing Your Documents

No documents to show. No, no, no, no, no. I was always told to back up my documents, but I felt like my computer was invincible. My documents are on the cloud. I don’t need to back them up. I don’t need a hard drive. I won’t lose anything. I was wrong. I was so…

Looking Back on Childhood Friends and Memories

There are hundreds of relationships that one will have during their lifetime. There is the childhood friend, the high school group, the best friend, the boyfriend and the family friends. Of course, there are plenty more, and each will have different and unique experiences and memories. There will be a ton of laughter, smiles, and…

Why You Need to Sleep

Who really has time to get enough sleep? Those crazy people who insist on going to bed at 10 p.m. every night? College graduates? People without kids? Rich people? Definitely not me, that’s for sure. Especially during the school semester, I’m lucky if I manage to get five hours of sleep per night, and for…

It’s a Love-Hate Relationship Between Siblings

Does anyone remember that 2003 movie, Cheaper by the Dozen?  It’s the one starring Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt and a teenage Hilary Duff. In the movie, Steve and Bonnie have 12 kids and they move from the country to suburbia for Steve’s dream job. The entire family has trouble with relocating and the film ends with…

Managing Your Time

Time management is really hard. I can’t tell you how many nights I’m up until 2 a.m., because I just haven’t managed to get my homework done after work, school, my extracurricular activities, my friends, my boyfriend and whatever else I needed to get done that day. Many students have a reputation for being way…

A Comparison of Chinese and American Stationary

When I first started high school in the United States after moving from China, I was very confused about the whole stationery system. I didn’t understand why American students used such simple and plain notebooks and pens. It seemed like most of the notebooks were in fundamental colors like black, red or blue. If you…

School Me On Dyslexia

A couple of days ago I had a class on story telling. The teacher was talking about how literacy, and the need for literacy, has grown over the past hundred years. A thousand years ago you were not required to know how to read to have credibility or to just simply be a human being….

How to Make Cash Fast This Summer

                   During the school year, students are faced with homework, extracurricular activities, everyday jobs and parties. So once that is all over and summer comes along, what happens? Going home is always beneficial, as it allows you to escape the grueling dining hall food, but what about…

The Write Direction: Tips to Help With Writer’s Block

Nothing is more frustrating than staring at a blank screen or an empty piece of paper and not being able to write anything. Whether it’s 3 a.m. and you can’t figure out how to start your research paper or it’s 3 p.m. and you have a story idea that you just can’t put into words, writer’s…

Tips for Managing Stress

As Emerson students, we all know what it’s like to have busy schedules: classes Monday through Friday, orgs in the afternoon, then part-time jobs, internships and/or performances. Sometimes it’s overwhelming and we don’t know how to get out of it. I know that I’m constantly anxious about all the things I need to get done….