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Easy Holiday Cookies

Not sure what to gift someone for the holidays? I find that baked goods are always appreciated. I’m someone who loves baking, and greatly prefers baking to cooking, but I know there are plenty of people who do not share my love of baking. The…

On Equity in Theatre pt. 2

In October, I wrote about my experience working on a show with a cast that did not reflect the diversity of the theatre department. After many conversations with that show’s creative team about diversity and equity in theatre, I was hoping that things would be…

On Reality

As a child I never stopped talking. Even when I was alone I would talk. I would talk to myself, to the voices that circled around my head, to imaginary versions of real people–playing out hypothetical conversations or reliving real ones, to trees and animals,…

We Only Live Once

We live in a society where we have to do something productive,  When taking care of ourselves turns into guilt,  We forget that we aren’t machines,  We take for granted the things around us,  Forgetting that we aren’t promised a tomorrow.    We take for…

On Grieving

I lost a friend. A peony loving, makeup loving, and overall just loving person. But did I lose you, when I see you in my garden, my fragrances, and myself? I see you in the folds of my peony flowers, I smell you in the…

Evolution of Debris Cover on Emmons Glacier, Mount Rainier, Washington

This past summer I participated in the Natural Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSSURP) as part of Dr Claire Todd’s geoscience research team. While other members of the research team were going on weekly trips to Mt. Rainier, I was working fully remotely from home…

On secret first loves

I have a secret…  I’m in love.  But the thing is, I don’t know them all too well.  They act so confidently and are just the most beautiful person But they don’t seem to realize.    I try so hard to make them notice  They…

On Equity in Theatre

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been doing theatre. I started dancing at 3 years old, singing at 5, and did my first musical (a production of High School Musical: The Musical ) in 2008. As I grew up, the message that was…

In-Person Learning Pt. 2

  As long as nothing drastic happens, in approximately 8 months I will be graduating from PLU. It simultaneously feels so close and so far away. I occasionally stop and think to myself this is my last fall semester at PLU , but that doesn’t…