Matryoshka

Photo by Lyra By Lyra Matryoshka “Americans call it ‘nesting doll’ but it really is matryoshka.” My mother’s heavy Russian accent tinged the words she spoke with a certain harshness, even if she meant for them to carry a gentle tone. “See, there’s one doll inside the other. It’s like mother to daughter in a…… Continue reading Matryoshka

Confessions Of An Untraditional Capricorn

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Kleigh Balugo I am a Capricorn sun and after reading tons of Seventeen Magazine horoscopes, Costar app notifications, and Instagram infographics, I have learned that I am supposed to be very traditional by nature. I know a lot of people don’t believe in astrology and think it’s all made up,…… Continue reading Confessions Of An Untraditional Capricorn

Holiday Traditions Are Not Always What They Seem

Photo by Abbey Steinman By Abbey Steinman As the holidays approach, a crucial factor to enjoying them is the traditions that come along with it. Whether it be picking out a real tree or baking your Christmas cookie recipe with your family, it’s something you’ll forever long to do when the season comes. Although, when…… Continue reading Holiday Traditions Are Not Always What They Seem

Redefining Tradition Away From Home

Photo by Francesca Bernardino By Francesca Bernardino Homesickness never lingers, but arrives in doses potent enough to send me into an unfittingly pensive mood as I drag two weeks’ worth of laundry to the basement or eat some variation of a black bean burger for dinner for the third time that week. Though feelings of…… Continue reading Redefining Tradition Away From Home