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The Age of Instant Gratification

Illustrative of couple representing online dating

Tara Geigel, Staff Writer

February 13, 2016

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, 2014

  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...

Is Marriage Worth It? Students Weigh In

Is Marriage Worth It? Students Weigh In

Tara Geigel, Impact Staff

December 6, 2014

A lifelong commitment to the person you love. A union, co-existence, an unbreakable bond. Those are just a few of the numerous definitions to describe the sanctity of marriage. We grew up viewing sappy romantic comedies that highlighted the positive aspects of marriage. This in turn gave us a somewhat disto...

5 Moments Every Short Girl Understands

5 Moments Every Short Girl Understands

Tara Geigel, Staff Writer

November 22, 2014

Standing at only 5', there are a lot of disadvantages to being short. Here are five issues I'm sure any "fun sized" person can relate to.   1. Sitting extremely close to the wheel. It's not comfortable to sit that close when driving at all. Plus, having to sit on a few cushions to ...

Perks of Being Fun-Sized

Perks of Being Fun-Sized

Tara Geigel, Staff Writer

November 20, 2014

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...

Join The Nation: Building Confidence In College

Join The Nation: Building Confidence In College

Tara Geigel, Impact Staff

November 18, 2014

Culture in America today heavily emphasizes personal image. Everything from music to movies to social media platforms can influence how a young woman in college may feel about her body. College is a time to figure out who you are as a person, and that can be tainted with negative portrayals in the media....

Learning Something New

Learning Something New

Tara Geigel, Staff Writer

October 23, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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 »...

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