Had America Changed Or Had I?

I stood at the entrance of my local Walmart, the automatic door still swishing behind me. I faintly heard the friendly greeter welcome me to Walmart behind me, but I was too preoccupied to properly register it.

I never thought it would be possible for me to stare at the…


He left with milk for his sister while I left with a new eye on life

As I stepped off the beautiful Bosphorus cruise in Istanbul, my hair was beehived with wind and ocean breeze. I walked with a sway in my step; still used to the rocking motion of the boat. …


Let’s just hope writing about it will help me understand it better

A few days ago, I got back from a beautiful week-long vacation in Turkey. For eight days straight, I meandered the streets of Istanbul; stopping only to take photos and enjoy delicious Turkish cuisine. As the golden sun shined on me for that week, I felt pure bliss. …


The plight called “revenge bedtime procrastination”

You’ve scrolled for hours; taking full advantage of the endless scroll feature most social media apps offer these days. You’ve consumed so much content that neon lights still flash behind your eyes when you close them.

Your neck hurts from straining to look at your phone. Your finger is cramping…


You know what, maybe we aren’t so bad after all.

The summer of my sophomore year of high school, my brother, Mom, and I packed a month’s worth of summer clothes for our visit to my Grandma in France.

Not a single article of clothing in the suitcase was suitable for the harsh winter climate of France. Neither our clothing…


As COVID cases are rising, Tokyo fights back by placing Tokyo under a state of emergency

State of emergency for Japan

Starting from July 12th and running until August 22nd, Japan has announced a state of emergency and various countermeasures to combat the rising COVID cases in the face of the opening ceremony of the Summer Games.

The Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, states, “taking into consideration the effect of…


The neuroscience behind what diary writing can do for your mind and body

I’ve been told that diary writing is only a certain demographic; troubled hipsters or spoiled kids who use their diaries to whine endlessly. They’ll write pages soaked with tears brought on by insignificant problems which are amplified by their weakness and sensitivity. In other words, diary writing is for the…


Kim Jong Un’s weight loss is not well-received by North-Koreans

Kim Jong Un’s weight loss has reportedly become a “point of concern in Pyongyang” according to VOA News.

The weight loss discussions come after NK News noted that Kim Jong Un’s watch was a notch tighter on his more slender wrist after reappearing in state media after almost a month.


Are the days of endless oozing burger advertisements running television over?

It seems that every country is dealing with its own obesity. Frantic governments try to impose laws, put out inspiring PSAs, and start health-centric campaigns to help combat the rising statistics of obesity and its effects.

However, one country is taking a giant step forward; a desperate and firm move…


How the “Border Crisis” has ruined the Biden administration

Biden’s 100 days: a hot topic that the United States has been buzzing about since the start of his presidency. The first 100 days of a President’s time in office is a critical time where the eyes of American citizens are focused sharply on the President and his every move…

Soha Sherwani

Hello, world! I am a university student who has lived in France for the past year. I hope to share the countless things I have learned in my life with you!

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