Being a Black Student at WVU

When I decided to go to West Virginia University, it was a very haphazard decision. I had applied, I was accepted, and it had a decent reputation…so I enrolled. To be fair, I at least took a tour of the place before paying my first tuition payment. But I did not look into the culture…

5 Customer Service Lessons I Learned From Being A Waitress

My new job as a customer service representative (which sounds menial, but really isn’t) has shifted my professional views a teeny-tiny bit. What is interesting is how many of my peers pity me a bit for having to deal with “the customers” so much. I on the other hand am not deterred by it at…

Esther was not the scariest thing in “The Orphan”

I’m really not into horror movies…especially the new ones. To me, being afraid, startled and disgusted isn’t really my idea of good entertainment. However my BF loves them…so for him, I’ll indulge. A couple of nights back, we opted to watch “The Orphan”; a horror movie that actually caught my eye due to the villain’s…

It’s Tu B’Shevat!

Tonight it is Tu B’Shevat; one of those obscure holidays that most people don’t know about and/or don’t know what to do on it (including us Jews). It’s not one of those holidays that has a lot of traditions, rules, or sentimental ties about it. But it is one of the four Jewish “new year”…