I’d like to take a moment to give thanks for all the great things in my life over the past year. Things have rarely been easy, but it is undeniable that I have been blessed with so many wonderful people, places, and opportunities. I’m thankful for my family: for my father, who challenges me and […]Read More In Thanksgiving
Halloween was always a time of excitement for me, despite my general aversion to anything frightening or scary. The 31st of October represented the start of the “Holiday Season” of November and December which featured my birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and lots of time off of school. My family was not the kind to get new […]Read More Memoir: Halloween
The Summer before Senior Year was when I decided to get serious about hockey. For the past one and a half seasons, I’d done the bare minimum to become acquainted with this very new sport, attending games and the practices offered to my high school team (there weren’t many). The fact was that playing hockey […]Read More Memoir: Playing for the Wrong Team
Recently I moved into my dorm at Bates! Keep reading for a look at how I chose to allocate space and decorate (with the help of my sisters). Left Side The Closet & Dresser I had the option to keep the dresser inside my closet but decided to remove it so that I would have […]Read More Personal: Breaking Down My Dorm!
The problem with memories is that they’re not terribly reliable. Recounted tales of my youth mingle with dreams to obscure the nature of my earliest years, forcing me to take even the most vivid memory with a grain of metaphorical salt. As such, I have several flashes of consciousness which vie for the title of […]Read More Memoir: My Earliest Memories
In September 2016, I penned an open letter to the River Hill administration criticizing the cancellation of HawkFest. Now that I have graduated, I feel reasonably comfortable sharing the entirety of the events that occurred, and how myself and my sisters were affected by my decision to take the stand I did. Needless to say, […]Read More Opinion: My (Complicated) Skirmish with River Hill High School
“I used to be afraid of dying. Now I’m afraid of not living.” -Neal Shusterman At the risk of repeating myself, I have a story to tell. When I was little, I loved the ice rink. Despite the inconvenience of the complex rental skates (I could barely tie my own shoes) I always felt a […]Read More Memoir: My Time as an Ice Hawk
How hockey kept me moving forward. The following was used as my Common App essay for my undergraduate applications. I have an absolute aversion to acceleration. I’ve always hated that moment- the moment when the world around me starts to whirl and blur, the moment when I have to trust myself enough to lose […]Read More Memoir: Momentum