I Made It To the NHL (well, sort of)

Every hockey player growing up thinks they’ll make it to the NHL.‏‎ ‎I was no different.‏‎ ‎Eventually though, for virtually all of us, that dream recedes as the competitive reality of the hockey world sets in.‏‎ ‎That dream turned out to be not as preposterous as I thought. I’m excited and honored to announce the … Continue reading I Made It To the NHL (well, sort of)

Redefining Emo: Five Years of ‘Life’s Not Out to Get You’

It changed the genre so much, now we call it “pop-punk” What it means to be emo in 2020 has drastically changed since its mainstream peak in the late ’90s and early 2000s. Traditionally characterized by bands like blink-182, My Chemical Romance, and Taking Band Sunday, “emo” music portrayed that it’s okay to be mad … Continue reading Redefining Emo: Five Years of ‘Life’s Not Out to Get You’

Of Dragons and Dreams: My Battles with Envy

Look, it’s easy for me to write what I’m excited to share. Like learning a language in a month by talking to topless women, or getting an internship with my childhood hero. This isn’t like that. It was hard to write, it’s harder to read back, and it’ll be even harder to admit to those … Continue reading Of Dragons and Dreams: My Battles with Envy

David’s Declassified Gym Survival Guide

[Calling all 2000’s Nickelodeon kids: This show did not get the love it deserves.] College gyms suck. As if college weren’t crazy enough, the barriers and challenges to maintain a gym routine present preposterous predicaments.  For starters, they’re a pool of hormones, emotions, and stress. Once you add the sweat, stench, and close quarters, many … Continue reading David’s Declassified Gym Survival Guide

Rosie’s Rules for Success, Happiness, and an Awesome Life

Oh, Adolescence. A locked bedroom door meant a moment of peace and quiet.  Solitude, an escape from trivial stress and an entrance to the black hole of YouTube searches, video games, and blogs.  On one Saturday afternoon spent in my room in late 2012, I stumbled through the vortex of the fitness internet and landed … Continue reading Rosie’s Rules for Success, Happiness, and an Awesome Life

Becoming You: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Education

“You were a strength coach and now you’re studying writing because you want to become an entrepreneur?”  “Yup, you got it.” “But you’re in a program where you make your major?” “Exactly.” “Yeah, that doesn’t make any sense,” I retrospectively think. Explaining what we study, what career we want or have, is a constant struggle. … Continue reading Becoming You: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Education