When I first got to Trinity, I was depressed.  Very depressed. I spent two and a quarter of my years at Trinity being depressed.  Isn’t it funny, then, that when I finally manage to come to terms with myself and be happy and excited to do things at school, that I’m graduating.  Haha, I’m just laughing so much, it’s hilarious! Now I get to go out into the world and be depressed again!  It’s so...

So it’s Spring Family Weekend, you’re a senior and your family is conspicuously absent.  What do you do? Um, well, you go about your business as you usually would. A lot of us don’t live on campus anyway, so it doesn’t really affect us… Wait, what? You mean that isn’t an option? I can’t just say that and be done with it””     I have to write a whole column about this? Come on! Well,...

Motivation for school doesn’t come easily, especially in January, which is why I have given up entirely on trying to motivate myself.  In short, I have lost all motivation to ever be motivated.  That being said, I still need to get things done, so I have to find some way of doing them.  Usually, with things like writing essays or washing dishes at the end of a long day, motivation will come in brief spurts...

You know, I should probably start thinking about what I want to do after I graduate, since I’m a senior. Maybe I should have already started thinking about that. Maybe I should have started thinking about that a couple of years ago. Other people””people my age, seem to know what they’re doing, at least outwardly. I’m just sitting here with a couple of retail jobs under my belt and several summers of dealing with other...

This summer was rather busy. Between someone backing into my car in the parking lot of a restaurant, working retail and working at several events, I also started learning how to make jewelry. OK, so maybe making jewelry was a part of my job, since I worked at a small artist-owned jewelry store, but it’s still pretty cool. Now I didn’t learn how to solder or set gemstones or anything like that, but that doesn’t...

I’m sure that everyone is excited to be back at Trinity for a new semester! Well, as excited as one could be. I’m sure the excitement will wear off once the semester really gets underway and we all have about 10 papers to write and no motivation to do so, but for right now it’s great to be back on campus with our friends and delicious Mabee cafeteria food. If you’re like me and return...

Back when I was a first year, I was under the impression that most of the people around me had everything figured out, knew what they were going to major in, what kinds of activities they were going to participate in and all that stuff. I, on the other hand, didn’t have a single idea of what I wanted to do with my life, and because of that I felt this odd mixture of worthlessness...

Depression has affected a lot of my life.  If you do the math (and trust me, I don’t do math often), I’ve been clinically depressed for over a third of my life, and though I’m not depressed now, I still fear the day that the same familiar feeling- or rather, lack of feeling- comes back to drag me down again. I don’t know the particular reasons why I stopped being depressed, but it just seemed...