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Musical Escapism: The (Cheap) Stress Relief You Need

Musical Escapism: The (Cheap) Stress Relief You Need

Source: (Edited) Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash. If you haven’t noticed online, musical artists, including Alison Wonderland at Digital Mirage and Lollapalooza, Porter Robinson and his Secret Sky Festival, and LIONE for League of Legends Mid-Season Cup (2020), continue to perform even with social distancing measures in place. While almost every industry suffers from...
From Book to Screen: Capturing the Heart of Little Women

From Book to Screen: Capturing the Heart of Little Women

Little Women (2017), image c. BBC Little Women, the book Louisa May Alcott is most well known for, is a story that has touched readers all over the world since its original publication in 1868. The story of the four March sisters as they grow from girls to young women still remains relevant today because...
Becoming a Hero the Hard Way: On Unconventional Heroes and Everyday Heroism

Becoming a Hero the Hard Way: On Unconventional Heroes and Everyday Heroism

“This is a story of becoming a hero the hard way.” —Cressida Cowell, How to Train Your Dragon What defines a hero? If we look at the heroes of old—Greco-Roman heroes like Hercules and Odysseus, for example, or the Prince Charmings of fairy tales and folklore—a pattern of traits and skills linking these characters together...
Storytelling: The Skill Everyone Needs

Storytelling: The Skill Everyone Needs

Source: (Edited) Photo by Roman Bozhko on Unsplash. Sometimes we overlook the value of storytelling skills. I am guilty of this when I thought stories only existed in books, comics, manga, music, television shows, and films. We hear, tell, and share stories every time we communicate with someone. Whether if it is in our personal...
Love Under a Lens: Anna Karenina

Love Under a Lens: Anna Karenina

Photo courtesy of Focus Features Love. A four-letter word that stands for so much, but most of us are not sure what exactly for. What does love truly mean? And what does it look like? As someone who has had cups of water in her bedroom longer than has been in relationships, I am probably...
5 Comforting & Encouraging Book Recommendations

5 Comforting & Encouraging Book Recommendations

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”  —J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship...