Op-Eds

How to balance college and mental health

I won’t lie — it’s hard to balance college and emotional well-being. But it’s not impossible to find balance.

On speaking in workshop

In theory, workshop is deeply beneficial. I have experienced that, in reality, a hefty anxiety can hinder one from fully utilizing this tool.

The actors’ world of false advertising

An actor’s job is, well, to act. What is the issue with presenting themselves as someone they are not if they are successfully performing a role?

Let’s talk about the cost of UR

Our tuition costs more than Harvard’s and Princeton’s. I don’t know about you, but that’s insane to me.

What how you spend your weekends really says about you

When the weekend comes around, I overthink and start to get a rush of anxiety. Why? Because I might be judged for not going out.

Racism in rap

For Black rappers, their art and career are one of the couple of means of escape from the harsh reality of systemic racism.

How to avoid the pitfall of SAD

Moving to the United States was a huge change for me, and through that experience, I have some suggestions on how to prepare for the winter if this is your first time experiencing winter in Rochester.

Looking towards Starbucks for my gender

I am genderfluid. On days when Emmely becomes an ill-fitting hat, Starbucks is there to save the day.

The worst weight-loss advice

You shouldn’t need to go on an extreme diet just to lose weight or feel good about yourself, and a lot of weight-loss advice on the Internet can actually be really toxic — or just flat-out stupid.

Confronting colorism is more complicated than we think

Even now, I remember thinking if such an extreme degree of caution was worth it, if paleness truly was enough to sacrifice the plain, irreplaceable pleasure of sunlight on bare skin.