Soccer & America: Why the Rest of the World Loves the Beautiful Game and America Should Too.

I’m standing around a bar in an airport in Columbus, Ohio surrounded by 100 strangers. 20 of whom are members of the professional soccer team FC Dallas. We are circled around a what can be no bigger than a 19 inch TV over a bar.  We are watching with the upmost angst as Greece and […]

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Home Sick in My House: a Seasonal Case of FOMA from a College Kid

The Ocho

Have you ever felt homesick while sitting in your own living room? A house is not a home. By definition, a house is shelter, a place that protects you from the elements and separates you from the rest of the world. A home is a place where one creates their life and has invested time […]

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The Collegiate Conundrum

Graduation season is now in full swing. The second those horribly fitted square caps go flying in the air all across the nation a new shipment of college students will walk into the magical world of university life. With this changing of the educational guard comes another group of learners that seldom get talked about […]

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This I Believe; We are All Created Equal

I wrote the following based off a project by National Public Radio where essays were written by individuals from all over the country simply by giving them the prompt “This I believe”. I am a 20 year old Caucasian male who has never had to worry about going hungry, thirsty, having clothes on my back or a […]

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I’m Fine= Something is Wrong

Q: “Hey man, are you okay?” A: “Ya, I’m fine” Q: “How are you doing?” A: “I’m fine.” Q: “Is everything alright with us right now?” A: “Yes everything is fine.”’s first definition of the word fine is “of superior or best quality”. On the contrary, the word fine in today’s hyper-connected society has […]

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