College Student

College Student

Overcoming the obstacles almost every student faces
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Why do we do the things we do, say the things we say? Lay waste to our fellow man because of feelings of dismay. Barbarians from the beginning of time and to this day. We inherit a lack of awareness so in disarray we will stay.

Love thy neighbor the commandments say, but yet we all still hate then, to the heavens we pray. Sinful nature on heavenly earth, iconic. Man playing his own creator, ironic. The free will we are given is a blessing and a curse. We know not of its worth.

Our hearts are filled with despise, our eyes filled with lies, our tongue curse the same rules in which should be used to survive. God is not dead and the devil is surely alive. The temptation of human flesh won't be our only demise.

We cry for help, but only on the inside, some of our stomach can't digest our pride. Our morals are southbound while greed arise, but what becomes of the materialistic things when we die? We lay waste to the place we lay our heads. Sleep with our shame, guilt, and indiscretions in our beds.

Why do we do the things we do in our lives? What is the purpose that we so deeply need to contrive? What is the meaning of our frivolous lives, if not to help one another, innovate, and survive?

Each of our cultures are like delicate flowers that can wither and die, but by our strength and generations to come we can keep them alive. The precedents of unity can truly be revived. If we all come together we could change all lives.

So, what is the purpose of your actions? Do you live for today or tomorrow? Is the time that you have earned or borrowed? Like a leaf in the wind are you taken by another or are you the engine made to lead others.

Whatever your option may be, never doubt your calling. Rush into it with precaution and stop the stalling. Do what you do. Be who you are. Hypocrisy will not get you very far.

Like the banks of the river will you wither in the storm, anti-social college student will you not come out of your dorm? Education is a trust, but the books you should not rely.

Your eyes are deceiving, but learning through experience is a must. Your mind is misleading so guide your own thoughts. An adventurer on foreign ground, your instincts will you trust? The structure from which you are built is it concrete or dust?

To test the tales of time will you leap forward with a thrust or take baby steps for superstitious you are. How can you reach for the stars if your mind doesn't reach as far?

Time will test your true grit or are you one to only survive by pure wit? You find yourself in a never-ending abyss, are you falling or gliding in it? Stop. Now think for a bit.

Cover Image Credit: Philip Kulo

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I'm An 18-Year-Old Female And I Will Never Be A Feminist

Honestly, I'd rather be caught dead than caught calling myself a modern-day feminist.
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"A man told me to have a good day... I'm triggered." How ludicrous does that sound? Tune in because that is the extent of modern day feminism.

Sure, I think boys are stupid and that I'm probably better than 90% of the male population, but that doesn't make me a modern-day feminist. Now I believe that woman should stand up for themselves, and Golding's quote: "I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been," is by far one of my favorite quotes... but modern day feminism is not something I want to be associated with.

I'm all for "anything you can do I can do better," and "We can do it!" but realistically speaking in some situations, that isn't feasible. As an 18-year-old woman who works out regularly, and is stronger than the average female, I couldn't carry a 190-pound man back to a safe zone after he was shot on the front line of a war even if I tried. It is not anatomically possible for a grown woman to be as strong as a fully developed male.

Reality check: Men and women are not equal.

They are not physically equal, they are not mentally equal. Modern-day feminism is equality between the two genders, but corrupt and on steroids. I support what feminism used to be. I support women who work hard and have goals and ambition... not girls who hate men and stomp around with no shirts on to piss off the public. Feminism has developed into a polluted teaching that young men and women are plunging into.

We are built dissimilarly.

The human brain is literally an organ that is sex oriented. There is a cognitive difference, that singlehandedly destroys gender equality.

I will not spend my time running a revolution against anyone who likes Donald Trump. I am not going to binge watch Trump's twitter in an effort to start some leftist gob of drama. I refuse to be part of this head hunt to attack all Republicans on the newest Instagram post made about how feminism is stupid. I do not hate men, and society would crash and burn without the successful men and women who work together to create what we call the United States of America.

Why, you ask? Why are the 15-25 year olds of our society clinging to feminism? They are hopping on the rapidly growing bandwagon where all the hipsters, feminists and Trump haters reside. It's "cool" to hate Donald Trump. Twitter is a world of liberalism, hatred and fake love towards all. Social media is where this generation is living — and modern-day feminism brews there.

We need to keep separation in the household within roles.

We must raise our children to do what they are best at rather than trying to do something they are incapable of just to prove an irrelevant point.

Women must stand up for what they believe in and be strong in their shoes, while not getting so caught up in what your modern day feminist says she thinks is right.

We cannot let this briskly changing society sway us away from what is going to keep the world working precisely.

Cover Image Credit: Macey Joe Mullins

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Men, If The Gillette Commercial Angers You, You Need To Re-Evaluate Your Morals

If you are offended by this commercial, YOU are who the commercial is aimed at.

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On Tuesday, January 15, Gillette, a men's shaving care company, released an extremely controversial commercial. This commercial that has taken over social media by storm shows many different examples of toxic masculinity and how men should encourage other men to be the best they can be, playing off of the company's tagline.

Many people are angry with this commercial, mostly because they believe it to be "anti-male." It first shows different examples of toxic masculinity, such as a dad saying, "Boys will be boys" as his son beats up another kid. It then goes on to other examples, like sexual harassment against women, social media bullying and mansplaining. In the last part of the commercial, it shows different ways men can counteract these same situations in different, positive ways.

I have seen so many tweets of men throwing away Gillette products, cussing out the company and saying they have no right to "come after men" like that. But guess what?

This commercial isn't anti-male. It is all for being a positive influence and a respectful HUMAN.

"Boys will be boys" is not a valid excuse for your son to beat up another kid at school. Mansplaining everything a woman says does degrade her. Standing on the sidelines watching a man make comments to a woman who clearly isn't interested is awful. Just like girls automatically hating other girls is not okay just because it is seen as a societal norm. This isn't about being against men and it never will be.

No, I'm not a feminist because I do not align with the man-hating definition that that word is given in today's society. But I have more respect for the men in my life who don't subscribe to the idea that being a man means that you have to be an immoral, toxic person. This commercial isn't about being politically correct. It's about being a good person and just happens to mention the negative traits that men sometimes exhibit. Just like women do.

The best men in my life are the ones who put their masculinity aside and don't let it infiltrate everything they do. They stand up for other men who are being put down due to who they are. They stand up for women who are being harassed by other men. They teach younger boys how to be respectful, honest, good men so that when they grow up, they can teach their sons the same lessons.

The men who are triggered by this commercial need to look themselves in the mirror and ask why it bothers them so much. Is it because YOU make excuses for the way you act because you're "a man" and it is just "what you do?" Maybe it is because you know it is true, that you can see the toxic masculinity in yourself but don't want to admit it.

Whatever the reason, just understand that the commercial couldn't be further from putting down men. Gillette, and the rest of society, want men to be the best they can be, period.

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