Pandemic Pac Man and The Selfish Ghosts

After a two month hiatus, I’m writing about an incident related to the topic of the year: COVID-19. I was grocery shopping last weekend, and it was like a game of Pac Man without masks. Don’t get me wrong, I love video games and Pac Man. However, when you die in the classic arcade gameContinue reading “Pandemic Pac Man and The Selfish Ghosts”

Let’s Erase the Bubbles

I remember sitting criss-cross-applesauce on the floor of my second grade classroom when I was first taught how to fill in a bubble on a standardized test. I stared at a chalkboard while my teacher drew bubbles and repeated the same things over and over.  Number two pencils only. Make sure to fill in theContinue reading “Let’s Erase the Bubbles”

The World Turns To Art

I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember. I’ve never felt comfortable using the word to describe myself: artist. The name only seems fitting for people whose art hangs in museums or costs thousands of dollars. But when I think about all the art teachers I’ve had, or my mother or myContinue reading “The World Turns To Art”

We Should Be Social Media Distancing, Too.

It’s been almost a month since COVID-19 hoisted me from my dorm at Temple University and plopped me back in my parents’ house indefinitely. Days are beginning to run together, I haven’t seen my friends in weeks due to social-distancing rules, and optimism is waning steadily. Like most people, I’ve been spending an embarrassingly largeContinue reading “We Should Be Social Media Distancing, Too.”

A Fitting Start to the Roaring Twenties

In January, people celebrated the new year in style: hosting themed parties in flapper dresses and talking about 2020 like it was going to be a renaissance of the culture that made the 1920s so roaring. Well, it turns out that 2020 is beginning to look a lot like the 1920s, but not in theContinue reading “A Fitting Start to the Roaring Twenties”