Today’s Friday 5 comes from Jessica Cohen, our contributor and a senior at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where she double-majors in political science and Spanish. Jessica is an avid writer, and her poetry and essays focus on examinations of the human condition, the intricacies of life, and the fulfillment of human happiness. Through her […]
Recently, a shooting in the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington D.C. took the media’s center stage. Gripping the country in the whirlwind of debate about gun control, that is, until the words “mentally ill” and “hearing voices” were sprinkled on top of this story. Mostly, mental illness is simply an extra fact that seems to […]
While fall doesn’t officially arrive until Sunday the consumer in us all has been awakened with the early arrival of a pumpkin infused fall. Yes, it’s that time of year again folks, get ready because pumpkin flavored everything is coming to town. Whether you’re obsessed, nauseated, or a little unsure as to who decided pumpkin and […]
Back to School! That sweet September sight of brand new backpacks, fresh haircuts, and packed yellow buses. Breathe it in – it’s an exciting time! Full of possibilities, ambitions, and unbridled potential. For whites. While acknowledging that racial equality has made substantial progress in the 50 years since MLK made his ‘I Have a Dream’ […]
It’s been a joy to wake up on Saturday mornings and take the train to Brooklyn, where I volunteer as a workshop assistant for the Fort Greene Park Summer Youth Workshops. As a young writer myself, I try to look for new ways to experience the world. Who would have thought I’d learn so much […]
Life is extremely short and it is important that we do not squander our days by living a life that does not make us happy. The whole world is at your fingertips: go, find out what makes you feel good inside and what out there allows your heart to fill with love and joy. The […]
Now that I have the NSA’s attention, I want to spend today’s post debating a few of the major points related to the recent privacy/government surveillance scandals that have hit Washington, Silicon Valley, and everyone who has ever sent an email, made a phone call, or googled ‘Keyboard Cat’.
This Friday 5 is dedicated to those who have served our country. As we enter Memorial Day weekend, we should all seek ways to honor the veterans that have sacrificed so much to protect our continued freedom and liberty. Below are five easy and affordable ways to honor the veterans in this country not only this […]