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The Age of Instant Gratification

The Age of Instant Gratification

Tara Geigel, Staff Writer
February 13
Filed under Just A Thought

For the past four years, I have had an obsession, online dating. I can’t really say I know why but it could be a number of reasons according to my good friend: daddy issues (allegedly), an insatiable need for attention (again, allegedly) and boredom (strongly agree). This obsession culminated in a...

From Montclair to Williamsburg

From Montclair to Williamsburg

Tara Geigel, Staff Writer
December 17
Filed under Just A Thought

  When I’m not taking a month to post an article for my column, you can usually find me at the Meatlocker in Montclair, New Jersey or some equally questionable basement venue checking out new bands from around the country. Growing up on a steady diet of ‘70’s and 80’s music opened the...

Perks of Being Fun-Sized

Perks of Being Fun-Sized

Tara Geigel, Staff Writer
November 20
Filed under Just A Thought

Perks of being fun sized. I used to hate my height of only five feet. My younger sister towers over me and I'm usually trying to avoid breaking my neck when I look up to speak to her. It's usually a pain to use chairs or climb on counters to get what I need. And don't get me started when it comes...

Learning Something New

Learning Something New

Tara Geigel, Staff Writer
October 23
Filed under Just A Thought, Uncategorized

I was laying on my bed listening to music wondering what to do one Saturday night. Jack Johnson was singing about banana pancakes or some equally inane nonsense while strumming away on a ukulele. Then it happened. My mom had asked me if I wanted to go out with her and her friends. I had a decision...

Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali!

Tara Geigel, Impact Staff
October 23
Filed under Just A Thought

As a first generation Indian American, I’ve had to opportunity to celebrate the best holidays around. From throwing vibrant colors at one another to celebrate the beginning of spring to dancing with friends to celebrate a revered goddess, being raised with such an exuberant culture made for beautiful...

Second Guessing

Second Guessing

Tara Geigel, Impact Staff
October 22
Filed under Just A Thought

My friends and I are relaxing and thinking of ridiculous, pretentious adjectives to describe our wine; we drink to feel older. Read More »...

Turning Over a New Leaf

Turning Over a New Leaf

Tara Geigel, Staff Writer
October 9
Filed under Just A Thought

Over the years I've met a slew of characters. Some eccentric, while others seem to steer off into dangerous paths. And for the past year I've quickly learned who my real friends are. It's crazy how I had to practically reach rock bottom and go to rehab to come to this realization. Read More »...

Culture Clash

Culture Clash

Tara Geigel, Staff Writer
May 8
Filed under Just A Thought

  Growing up watching horrible Bollywood films to dramatic novelas, I’m proud to say I’m of two completely different cultures. There are also times where I didn’t belong to either group. The worst part is having to deal with the stereotypes associated with being both Indian and Puerto Rican. These...

Commuters Unite!

Tara Geigel, Staff Writer
March 9
Filed under Just A Thought

"Why wouldn't you dorm?", "Isn't commuting annoying?" "You're missing out on the true college experience!" This is what I hear about on a daily basis about my choice to commute. Many students may feel there are missing out by not dorming but it's just not for everybody. Some choose to commute if the...

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