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Trying New Things

Trying New Things

Naomi Osuji, Managing Editor

March 20, 2016

For people who know me personally, I’m known for staying in my comfort zone. I’ve always been like that growing up. I never really liked trying new things or doing something I’ve never done before. I’ve always played it safe. Even in high school, I wouldn’t try new things or participate in...

Thinking of a Loved One

Thinking of a Loved One

Naomi Osuji, Managing Editor

March 13, 2016

When you’ve lost a loved one, you tend to grieve in different ways. When I lost my father in 2014, I really didn’t know how to grieve. I thought about him almost every single day. Imagine losing a parent one month before school starts. You really don’t have time to grieve or reflect on that person....

Plans After G-Day

Plans After G-Day

Naomi Osuji, Managing Editor

March 7, 2016

For the past week, I’ve been thinking about my plans after graduation. The idea of not finding a job still haunts me, but I’m trying to stay positive. If it’s a small job at the mall, I’ll take it. I don’t mind working in retail, as long as I get some cash to help my mom with certain bills...

Why I Should Be Watching Black-ish More Than Empire

Why I Should Be Watching Black-ish More Than Empire

Naomi Osuji, Managing Editor

February 28, 2016

On last Wednesday’s episode of black-ish titled Hope, the Johnson family tackled the issue of police brutality within the black community. The premise of the episode was after the non-sentencing of a police officer, Andre and Rainbow attempt to teach their kids, especially the twins, Jack and Diane, a...

The Value of Friendship

The Value of Friendship

Naomi Osuji, Managing Editor

February 21, 2016

Growing up, making friendships was hard for me. I’ve always been a shy person, so I never really knew how to approach people. During my childhood, I had two friends that lived in the same apartment building as I did. Then, one of those friends moved away, and I considered the other person my friend...

Dear Future Self In 10 Years

Dear Future Self In 10 Years

Naomi Osuji, Managing Editor

February 14, 2016

Dear Future Self, 2026. 10 years from now, what will you be doing with your life? Where will you be? Growing up, you always liked to think about the future, because you were always so curious. You were curious about how your life is going to turn out. Obviously, no one can predict or see into the...

YouTube Channel…In Progress

YouTube Channel...In Progress

Naomi Osuji, Managing Editor

February 8, 2016

I was in some sort of a rut this week, and I really didn’t know what to write about. I wouldn’t call it writer’s block, but I jotted down what I wanted to write about this week. I’ve mentioned it in one of the first columns I wrote for 2016. I still want to start my YouTube channel, but I still...

Appreciating Other Cultures, Still The Same Person

Appreciating Other Cultures, Still The Same Person

Naomi Osuji, Managing Editor

January 31, 2016

I was on Facebook recently, and I spotted an article titled, Does Appreciating Another Culture Mean You Hate Yourself? The writer, who’s a Nigerian-American, like myself, discusses how she finds herself reflecting why she doesn’t appreciate her culture more, like she does with Japanese and Korean c...

New Year, New Beginnings

New Year, New Beginnings

Naomi Osuji, Managing Editor

January 23, 2016

Welcome 2016. I can’t believe that it’s finally here. Four years can go by very fast. This time four years ago, I was a senior in high school, preparing myself for college. Now, fast forward to today, and I’m a senior in college, preparing for the real world. Sigh. It’s a hard pill to swallow....

My Struggle With Faith

My Struggle With Faith

Naomi Osuji, Staff Writer

November 15, 2015

Growing up in a religious family was a struggle for me. My mother’s family are Christians, while my father’s family are Catholics. My dad had me baptized as a Catholic before I was one. Every person in my dad’s family are Catholic. I even went to a Catholic school for seven years before switching...

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