The dive and construction crew were a mixed lot. Their colorful personalities carried us through the grind of the hot workdays. The time that we spent in the water as commercial divers was the fun part; the topside duties could be dull. Nevertheless, they were importa...

“Your honor,

If it is all right, for the majority of this statement I would like to address the defendant directly.

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You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me, and that’s why we’re here today.”

This is the opening statement to a more than 7,000-word victim impact state...

The sound of the clock bounced back and forth, splitting the gentle silence of the library room.
Keyboards clicked rapidly as I fidgeted in my wooden chair, attempting to focus on my paper. I
typed new words and old ones over and over, deleting and rewriting them, but...

“There’s no way the Freshman 15 is a real thing!” You leave for school doubtful that it will actually happen to you, but then you start to experience the five stages of grief. 

Denial

When you arrive at school, you realize the actual definition of temptation: eating at t...

Have you ever noticed how difficult recycling is? I mean, first they’re asking me to walk past the trash can that is immediately on my way to class, take 20 seconds out of my day to walk to the already overflowing recycling bin, then take even more time to perfectly ba...

“I can’t wait to go abroad,” I told everyone and myself, up until the point I filled out my application and my parents just said no. That was a really hard no - with no ifs, ands or buts, unless I miraculously came up with the 10 grand to travel, all by myself. Complet...

As the excitement of March Madness brackets come to a close, the police force of Durham start up their own annual bracket: The Arrest Bracket. In the college town of Durham, night life is booming with drunk students, who become easy wins for the officers participating...

Mr. Nobody lived on a street with no name, his wife and children were quite plain. He had a job that no one knew, for the conversations he had with people were few. Look at him walk, look at him talk. He barely ever made a sound and he always seemed to retain a constan...

I’ve always thought throughout my life beards carried with them more than just a fuzzy face. The last U.S. president to have a beard was Taft, and with that great power and responsibility came a series of great beards (and moustaches). 

Growing up my father had a thick...

We all exist right now. If you can read that sentence, you’re part of the club. What do we do? How does one derive meaning in their life? Is it through family, friends or a religion? Is there a belief or logic behind the mechanization of your actions? Maybe. I don’t kn...

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