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Dear Me in Five Years…

Dear Me in Five Years…

Ariana Ricci, Staff Writer April 18, 2022

A younger version of myself would write this letter saying that you hope to have the dream job, dream house, and all in the life you’ve always longed for. But as time went on you’ve finally learned...

When Was The Last Time You Did Nothing?

When Was The Last Time You Did Nothing?

Ariana Ricci April 5, 2022

Did you know that doing nothing is one of the best things to do for yourself? To sit back and do nothing. No to-do lists, no social media, and no music or podcasts. Simply come home after a long day...

Being A Collegiate Athlete Is A Full-Time Job

Being A Collegiate Athlete Is A Full-Time Job

Ariana Ricci, Staff Writer February 20, 2022

Being a student-athlete is challenging and there’s no doubt about it. It’s even harder when you’re in season. While my team is preparing for the upcoming 50+ games we have about three weeks of nonstop...

We Don’t Choose Them, They Choose Us

We Don’t Choose Them, They Choose Us

Ariana Ricci, Staff Writer February 11, 2022

I can always count on seeing you on a tough day. A day where I’m not mentally in it. I look up and around then I see you. Just flying by and letting me know I’m going to be okay. You follow me wherever...

Every End Leads To A New Beginning

Every End Leads To A New Beginning

Ariana Ricci, Impact Staff January 27, 2022

January 19th, 2022 That marks my last first day of school. I have mixed feelings about how exactly I’m supposed to feel. Happy? Sad? How about feeling overwhelmed? I keep getting asked, “so what...

Look In The Mirror And Straighten That Tiara

Ariana Ricci, Impact Staff December 16, 2021

When I think back to my early childhood years, I think about a little girl who wasn't afraid of anything. She didn't give a care in the world about what people said to her wearing a princess dress wherever...

Christmas In New York

Christmas In New York

Ariana Ricci, Impact Staff December 14, 2021

When I first moved to New York, it was almost mandatory to do all of the basic tourist things in the city. Having seen and experienced all of what four years could get me there has always been one time...

Seeing what Manhattan Has To Offer

Seeing what Manhattan Has To Offer

Ariana Ricci, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Every other year on Black Friday, I find myself rushing into stores trying to find the best deals on clothes that I will probably only wear once. This year my cousin and I decided to try something different....

I Created Something From Within

I Created Something From Within

Ariana Ricci, Staff Writer November 15, 2021

I have been practicing the art of mindfulness for three years now. When I first began, it all felt more like a chore than anything else. Now I look forward to meditating. There was one experience that...

What’s The Rush? Halloween Is For Everyone

What’s The Rush? Halloween Is For Everyone

Ariana Ricci, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Ghosts, witches, and monsters. Those were the basic costumes. I had to go all out, and I had a rocking idea. I grabbed all my father's gear and put it on. Slipped on his work pants, pulled over a jacket,...

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