Category Personal Essays and Lists

A Modernized Past, or The History in Art History

As an intern in a New York City museum this semester, I was told during my first few weeks that my museum ID would be good for free visits to other city museums. I didn’t make good on this perk until yesterday, and I now realize that I must make good on this while I […]

An Open Letter to a Fellow MTA Commuter

I knew you for seventeen minutes. I knew your name, but only for that fleeting moment before I stepped out of the doors and onto the platform. Each day, there are eight million unique faces in New York City. I may never see yours again, but you inspired me. When you placed your guitar in […]

6 Things I Learned About Life This Semester

With nine days left until the fall semester comes to an end, I’d definitely like to acknowledge these past few months for being very eye-opening for me. I love my life, and I wouldn’t want to imagine it any other way. I don’t want to sound like a tacky character straight out of a 90210-esque teen […]

Bedtime in the Buff

One of my favorite memories of college dates back to the spring semester of my freshman year. My friends and I had returned from a night out, our bodies full of liquor and ready for sleep, and my good friend who had been blessed with a rather large sized triple bedroom in our dorm building […]

Peter Frederick

When I moved into my new dorm during my sophomore year at Fordham, I expected no surprises. The second floor was an all girls’ floor, my freshman roommate and close friend lived right across the hall, and my third roommate was a transfer who my original roommate and I begrudgingly took in with latent resentment […]


It sickens me to hear about what Abercrombie and Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries has said about his clothes. They’re “exclusionary” and meant to clothe popular kids only, and anyone who’s overweight or uncool just frankly isn’t meant to belong to the elite, super cool Abercrombie squad. Talk about creating cliques in the fashion industry. So […]

So My Dad’s a Gynecologist

When you’re getting to know just about anyone, one way or another you’re going to get on the topic of, as immortalized by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Kindergarten Cop, “who is your daddy, and what does he do for a living?” Okay, so it usually doesn’t come up outright like that, but your friends are going […]