Something Personal: 19 Things I’ve Learned in 19 Years

Just a heads-up: this post is probably the cheesiest, so I’ll keep it brief. Yesterday was my 19th birthday. I’m not a big fan of my own birthdays – it’s just another day, after all, and I don’t love being the center of attention – but the past two years have not been the easiest, … More Something Personal: 19 Things I’ve Learned in 19 Years

Something Personal: The Hive Switch, Self-Transcendence, and An Adult Mom Show

My final project before graduating next week was to write a series of personal essays about music and the way that it’s affected my life throughout the four years of high school. I wrote ten such essays, each about a different album, but my introductory essay involved a topic from my Moral Psychology class that … More Something Personal: The Hive Switch, Self-Transcendence, and An Adult Mom Show

Something Personal: Double Happiness, Teenagers, and The Music Scene

This past Thanksgiving, but there was a strange sense of bittersweet loss hovering near South Front Street. Last weekend, Columbus music venue Double Happiness hosted its last shows before closing its doors permanently. Double Happiness was a special place. Maybe it’s because of the bizarre, kitschy Chinese-themed decorations, or maybe it’s because I met so … More Something Personal: Double Happiness, Teenagers, and The Music Scene