I was told by many that this article was not even worth writing. There have been pieces in the past crafted from the perspective of the woman on the other side of a failed relationship, and to the internet they are subjected to ridicule and distaste. Why would you label yourself the "side hoe" or the "slut" that came in between the two people in a relationship?
Though neither of these given names are ever true, as real life is so far from the fiction in books and on television. "Mistresses" are not always "sluts" looking to go after a man for the sake of personal gain, nor are they always “temptresses” in disguise plotting to see the downfall of love.
It’s the fall in Florida.
The humidity of the summer is still well upon us, school is back in session, and I am still here.
Yes, still here.
That doesn't seem like a detail most people would feel the need to make prominent when penning an article, but to me, it does. As for this time last year, I didn't think I would be entering my senior year of high school, preparing my college application letters, driving a car, or even breathing.
Because last year at this time, I wanted to be dead. I can admit that now, as for a long time, I really couldn't. Who wants to vocalize their once prominent desire to go against human nature and destroy themselves? What healthy individual finds comfort in the thought of oblivion, or an ending?
Sorry China, we’re happy with our umbrellas and sunflowers
How the Sunflower Movement and the Umbrella Revolution is an utter rejection of China’s One Country, Two Systems policy
One frosty winter day in January of 1979, the Chinese Paramount Leader Deng Xiao-Ping formulated a unique policy to govern Hong Kong in response to the British concerns over governance strategies should Hong Kong be returned to China at the end of its controversial lease, signed over almost a century ago.
The world is a tense place right now. From unpopular election candidates in America to terrible acts of violence in the Middle East, prosperity seems like a far-away dream that’s never quite in reach. While many people are vying for their welfare in organized marches or acts of vigilance, there are quiet uprisings happening every day across the world.
Most recently in America, many able citizens are choosing to take a seat during the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem, as a way of showing their discontent in a vast number of issues. This choice was brought into the news when Colin Kaepernick, an African American quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand for the anthem during a pre-game ceremony. His choice was met by public outrage, where many of the enraged claimed that Kaepernick was a traitor to his country.
Many environmentalists in the nation celebrated over the weekend in reaction to the addition of bees to the endangered species list. Seven native Hawaiian bee species, which have been dwindling for years, have finally been added to the endangered species list. Although this may seem like bad news at first, this is actually a good sign--now these insects will be protected by law. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision will be effective October 31st.
As of this September, I am an official freshman at Boston University. My acceptance into the university was one of the happiest moments of my life. This transition has brought about many new experiences: sharing a room with three other girls, communal bathrooms, new freedoms and independence. However, new to me as these things were, they were not unanticipated.
As an incoming freshman, I was lucky enough to participate in BU’s First Year Outreach Program (FYSOP) and at the end of the week, the program directors put together a wonderful performance that featured many local artists and performers. The last performer of the night was Latrell James, a rapper from the Boston area. He was energetic and talented, but there were three words he said that completely floored me.