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Sometimes being in charge brings twists and turns. During my time at the CU Sentry, I held positions of power where my voice carried significant weight. One year, as Editor in Chief, I was literally in charge of the entire operation. And while I loved and cherished every single moment—from making editorial decisions to hiring…

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Married at 22: Listicle Advice for Wedded Bliss

As a writer and former journalist, I think that list-articles—infamously known as 'listicles'— are in no way, shape, or form a correct method of journalism. They are pretty much trash, that don't require much thought or skill to compose and removes any need for critical thinking. Personally, though, I quite enjoy reading listicles. Sometimes to…

You can steal my car, but you can’t steal my support system

When I was in college, I decided to throw an end of the semester party, right before the holiday vacation. We all—my roommates, friends, and then-boyfriend (now husband) made it through a particularly tough term, and deserved a chance to celebrate. It was pretty Christmas-y, with tinsel and holly decorations, a themed cocktail menu, and…

Married at 22: A Year Down

Attention everyone: a year ago, today, was the best day of my life. There was vodka, burgundy, and dancing. Family, donuts, and fall colors. The air was brisk, my dress was off-white, the mountains familiar. More than one pair of eyes glistened, while laughter and sincerity radiated throughout the evening, keeping us warm. If I…

How to Deal with Bullies as an Adult

In my 23 years on the planet, most of them have been drama-free. This is a quiet badge of honor; I don't advertise it, or really talk about it much, but I lead the life of the peace-keeper. I credit this to some of my favorite traits: I'm empathetic, compassionate, sensitive, and kind-hearted. Some of…

Never Have I Ever, still going strong

Never Have I Ever is a popular game for inquisitive middle schoolers, high school athletes on long bus rides, and college kids who like to drink. People gravitate toward drinking games because consuming booze isn't quite entertaining enough. King's Cup is a popular drinking game that involves a can of beer, a deck of cards,…