Being Present

  Last week I came across the above quote and it really spoke to me. Being physically present and being mentally present have two completely different definitions. Lately I have been feeling the absence of deep, meaningful conversations in my life and I yearn for that void to be filled. I cannot remember the last…

Why You Should Care About Senior Dogs

There are few pleasant places left on the internet, save for the Facebook page belonging to Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary (OFSDS). I first discovered OFSDS sometime last year, after seeing the organization mentioned in one of the many dog-friendly Facebook groups I’m a part of. After finding their Facebook page, the rest was history….

Adventures in Creating New & Differentiated Identities

We all know that every company in existence has a certain brand – a look, a message, a name, a logo which are components of the brand’s identity. However, brands can go even further than companies: almost every music artist has created their own specific brand identity that coincides with their musical identity.

Life After Vine

By now, you’ve probably heard the news. On October 27, Vine announced that they would soon be discontinuing their mobile app. Twitter, Vine’s current owner, has evidently decided that the app is no longer economically viable. For the social-media-savvy, this announcement was shocking. Though most people were not as active on Vine as they may…

How to Keep in Touch with College Friends Over Break

The bonds you create when you share a bathroom with someone or many someones are powerful. You become so close with people so quickly that being ripped away from them at the beginning of summer break can feel like having a piece of your soul missing. Though it’s never the same, there are a lot…

Social Media’s Role in Times of Turmoil

When it comes to terrorism, social media seems to be a double edged sword. In the recent attacks on Paris and Brussels, social media has played a huge role in building momentum for the terrorist groups before the attacks and in helping victims recover from them. There are many ways in which social media helps…

Pic City: The Return of Visual Communication

Social media has left the text world behind and returned to pictures through the creation of mobile apps like Instagram and Snapchat—moving back to a form of communication that has been ingrained in the human race since the caveman years. Visual communication itself has expended over the last few years due to technological advancements that…

Taylurking: Taylor Swift Takes Over Tumblr

Sometime last year, Taylor Swift got a Tumblr and I was skeptical. I didn’t think it was actually her. However,  I follow a few Swifties on Tumblr and they confirmed that it was indeed her official account. As soon as the account was created, Taylor began interacting with her fans. By searching the Taylor Swift…

Adventures in Tinder-land

If there’s one thing I love, it’s hearing about my friends’ love lives. I’m always the first to want to know who went out with whom, what they did and how it went. You know that obnoxious female relative at family parties who always wants to know if you’re dating someone? That’s me. But there…