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A leash in place of parenting

A leash in place of parenting

I was a leash child. It is embarrassing and shameful to admit, of course, but it still exists today. I remember having a bright pink colored strap placed around my wrist every time I would be taken out of my safe, cozy home to heavily populated areas.

Comfortable and fashionable

Comfortable and fashionable

Many women have traded in their sexy stilettos for a pair of fashionable flats. Many new hip and upcoming designers – and even some classic designers, have come out with fresh, modern designs.

Dreaming of a green Christmas

Dreaming of a green Christmas

In December, world leaders will meet in Copenhagen to discuss, and hopefully implement, a new set of regulations to confront global warming. However, this incredibly important meeting is on pace to be no different than any of the other world conversations about this issue, meaning a lot of rhetoric but little action.

At a loss for souvenirs

At a loss for souvenirs

While in Madrid this summer, my family and I decided to attend the presentation of the world’s highest paid soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.

Preparing for the future

Preparing for the future

Many students may feel the same way I am feeling: overwhelmed and stressed. It seems like this semester all I have to look forward to is an overwhelming load of school work and projects.

Hard work leads to fulfillment

Hard work leads to fulfillment

I’m sure a lot of people would agree that the events of summer are always quite interesting. My summer consisted basically of writing stuff, playing music, reading and video games. That already sounds like winning combination.

Fixated on materialism

Fixated on materialism

It seems like all we hear nowadays revolves around materialism. We especially see it on television and various reality shows. Our society has put material things up on a pedestal rather than upholding other important values such as good work ethic, integrity and simplicity.

Living the American dream

Living the American dream

Immigration has played a big part in my family and it has established who I am today. Almost everyone from my grandparents to my parents came to the United States from Mexico.

A progressive summer

A progressive summer

In an all out attempt to become more politically and socially active this summer I decided to take the opportunity to involve myself in many activities that people might label progressive.

Through your looking glass

Through your looking glass

In life there is always something that catches our attention, a task or instance which consumes our existence. It is as if we are trying to grow up quickly, forgetting everything that is around us, focusing on the future with tunnel vision set ahead. But why do we do this?

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