Diaries

First Year of University during COVID

First Year of University during COVID

By Stephanie, 20, London, UK  Thinking about first year of university conjures images of meeting a host of new friends, partying and a very busy l...
Toxic positivity and the neglect of human emotion

Toxic positivity and the neglect of human emotion

By Tegan, 19, Exeter, UK How can something positive become toxic? At face value, the phrase ‘toxic positivity’ appears absurd. How can something p...
Higher Education During the Pandemic

Higher Education During the Pandemic

By Sam Nicholls, 19, London, U.K.  The past year took everybody by surprise, I feel like that is an understatement but it is no less true. Going ...
Every Day Should be Earth Day

Every Day Should be Earth Day

By Lauren, 23, Seal Beach, California  Every year on Earth Day, I open up Instagram and see the same thing -- photos of all the picturesque locati...
Enough is Enough

Enough is Enough

By, Oba, 18, Hertfordshire, UK  The disappearance and subsequent murder of Sarah Everard on the 3rd March 2021 sent shockwaves across the U.K...
The Gamestop Craze Explained

The Gamestop Craze Explained

By Jacob, 20, Concord, Massachusetts I used Reddit solely for memes. Memes to me are the currency of communication. The images and phrases that de...
Biden’s Inauguration: No Time for Complacency

Biden’s Inauguration: No Time for Complacency

By Gabriel, 22, Denton, Texas  With the end of the Trump presidency this past Wednesday, it is more important than ever that we remain vigilant ...
Thoughts on Cottagecore

Thoughts on Cottagecore

By Tarek, 22, New Haven, Connecticut  In the past, whenever I started to feel too cramped inside my apartment, I simply... went outside. Befor...
Gen Z, The Corona Diaries: Finding Peace Within Chaos

Gen Z, The Corona Diaries: Finding Peace Within Chaos

By Stella, 16, Northern California  Back in February, waking up at 6:30 A.M. was a given, that was when I needed to be awake if I wanted to have e...
Why register to vote?

Why register to vote?

By Henry, 18, Seattle, Washington  Personally, registering to vote was a breeze. It happened one day in the middle of physics class this past year...
Social Media’s Cult of Conscious Consumers

Social Media’s Cult of Conscious Consumers

By Tarek Ziad, 22, New Haven, Connecticut I can remember the elementary school showcase like it was yesterday. My local public school ha...
Gen Z Diaries, Black Lives Matter: We've Allowed This To Go On For Too Long

Gen Z Diaries, Black Lives Matter: We've Allowed This To Go On For Too Long

By Vale, 17, New York City, New York              Over the past two weeks I have watched as the murder of George Floyd has caused global protests ...