Reflections: More Violence, Less Lives

Not a dessert, just some thoughts. Sadness. Confusion. Heartbreak. On Wednesday, a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and pulled out a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle. With that weapon, suspect, Nikolas Cruz, killed 17 people. 17 people.  These people were children, brothers, sisters, students, faculty — human. This was the 18th school shooting in America for the […]

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2017 Things

2017 is over. Wow. What a year. This year has been marked by assault, natural disasters, volatile political spheres, immense change — in my life and in the world. For me, this year, has been the most significant yet. Not only did I graduate high school, begin college, turn 18 — but I was aware. […]

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First Semester in Review {Fall 2017}

I just finished my first semester of college! What? I could swear I just graduated from kindergarten. But, no. I just finished my very first semester of college in a new city, around new people, with new classes. All of the “newness” required an adjustment. I survived; I am alive. I wanted to write about […]

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Tragic Reality: 2017

2017: Natural disasters, mass shootings, presidential problems, foreign conflict. This year has been rough to say the least. I hate reading the news and see “death” and “accident” flash before my eyes; it’s heartbreaking. I express my sadness in poetry (nerd alert 😉 ), so here’s a Shakespearian sonnet — yes, I did follow iambic […]

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College So Far + Life Update

Yes, I did go around campus and force my friend take pictures of me. No, I am not ashamed. 😉 Hello, friends! I hope you all are well! I have so much going on in my life, but I wanted to check-in and tell you what I’m up to! So, it has been about a […]

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A Dessert

It’s no secret that I love to bake. What I love more than baking, however, is sharing baked goods with people. I am a firm believer that sharing a cake, brownies, or cookie with someone will instantly make that person’s day better. I mean, if you’re having a bad day and someone gives you a […]

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The Election Through the Eyes of the Future 

Happiness. Sadness. Frustration. These may be some feeling you are experiencing as an American today. This election has been a roller coaster. There have been ups and downs and twists and turns. It has been overwhelming to say the least. As the daughter of Muslim immigrants, this election has been especially eventful. Living in a […]

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