The Awkward Person’s Guide to Making Conversation

Given the number of articles on how to sustain light conversation, talking to people seems like an overwhelmingly unpopular and occasionally excruciating custom that doesn’t come naturally to most. You’d think that if so many people hate small talk, we could just do away with the practice entirely, but apparently getting rid of things that … More The Awkward Person’s Guide to Making Conversation

Student’s Accomplishments Nullified for “Being a Try-Hard”

DALLAS, Texas—After seventeen years of living in Kathrin Beck’s shadow, long-suffering classmates rejoice in having successfully pushed to nullify her every hard-won achievement. Previously, Beck, a senior at Westlake High School, was ranked third in her class of 863 students. Juggling extracurricular activities such as editing the school newspaper, volunteering at the animal shelter, and … More Student’s Accomplishments Nullified for “Being a Try-Hard”

“Freedom of Password”: Campaign to End Password Tyranny

This has been a long time coming. I am currently bursting at the seams with simmering rage and garlic shrimp scampi (dinner at Red Lobster, see) and I feel in my soul that it is time for my first rant of the year. PASSWORD REQUIREMENTS. If you’re anything like me, using a single password for … More “Freedom of Password”: Campaign to End Password Tyranny