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A Farewell to My Graduating Seniors

A Farewell to My Graduating Seniors
May 1, 2018

There is a lot to talk about when it comes to saying goodbye to people. I never seem to find the right words to use; normally I just end up in a sobbing mess. I have never been good at goodbyes. I hate...

California to New York: Long Distance Has Nothing On Us

California to New York: Long Distance Has Nothing On Us
April 5, 2018

When I chose to go to college in New York, I knew I was going to leave some stuff behind in California. I knew I was going to miss friends, family, and my boyfriend. People ask me all the time what it...

Pulling On Your Heartstrings

Pulling On Your Heartstrings
February 8, 2018

This past Sunday, a big event aired on television. Yes you might be thinking it was the Super Bowl, but that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about what aired after the Super Bowl, and that...

An Anthem For the Dismissed

An Anthem For the Dismissed
January 25, 2018

Musicals. Are they a thing in the past? Have they come and gone? Well, recently, one musical in particular has brought back that spark. Every once in a while, a movie can tug at your heartstrings. As I...

Dream Accomplished

Dream Accomplished
December 7, 2017

“Look around the room. Look to the person on your left, and look to the person on your right. Each and every single one of you will go down in history as probably the best team to ever play for Mercy...

Decisions: Big and Small

Decisions: Big and Small
November 9, 2017

Decisions are a big part of our lives. We make small decisions every day, like, what should we eat or what should we drink. Then there are those times where we have to make big decisions that could impact...

My Father, The Hero

My Father, The Hero
October 26, 2017

This week, there is no joke on anyone. This week, I want to tell you about my hero, and the journey that changed my life. In June 2011, my life changed and so did my family’s. I remember the day like...

Meritocracy Doesn’t Apply Here

Vancouver, Canada - Sunday, July 5, 2015: The USWNT defeat Japan 5-2 to win the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final at BC Place.
October 17, 2017

Its 2017… aren’t we past unequal rights between men and women? Guess not when it comes to the United States Soccer Federation. As young athletes, our dream is to play professionally in the sport...

Karen Meets “Kyrie Irving”

PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 12:  Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers watches a free throw attempt during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on March 12, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
September 21, 2017

In my family, you live, breathe, and sweat sports. With a father who played football for Penn State, and two older brothers who played sports, I inevitably followed in their footsteps. Ever since I...

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