Throw Your Peels Away, Messiah College!

Throw Your Peels Away, Messiah College!

No one wants to look at your rotting apple core either.

Anyone who goes to school at Messiah Campus, or anyone who has ever visited, knows that this is an absolutely lovely campus. It's small, pretty, and very friendly to anyone who enters in from Lisburn Road. However, many people (read: me) have been noticing the presence of some strange things scattered all over the grounds of this beautiful campus. Peels. Yes, you read that correctly. Anywhere you go on campus, whether it be on the path between Jordan/Kline and Frey, or under the Bittner Bridges, there are banana peels, apple cores, and orange peels galore!

Now I ask, what is so hard about putting your fruit garbage in a trashcan with the rest of your garbage? It's not like there aren't trashcans in every building in every room on campus! "But I eat a banana on my way to class and its easier to just throw the peel on the ground." Would you throw your empty water bottle in the grass? Or your napkins? No. Fruit waste aside, there's rarely any litter on campus. You manage to carry your take out containers from the union and falcon to the nearest trashcan, just put your peels inside the boxes and forget they ever existed.

This may not seem like a very big deal, because, yes, the peels and cores are all natural and will eventually rot into the ground (lovely, I know.), but think about it. You throw your banana peel on the ground, no one picks it up. It rains, much like today. the peel turns brown, and rotten, and mushy, and it's in the middle of the sidewalk. Who's going to pick it up now? No one. Also, lets not forget our friends around campus who love to walk around barefoot. Imagine, you're walking along barefoot on a lovely Spring day, you're not really paying attention and you step on a 3 day old mushy apple core. Gross. Now you're late for class because there's absolutely no way you're going to class with apple mush on your foot. Save us all the eyesore of looking at your yucky fruit garbage and throw it away.

We have an absolutely beautiful campus, don't let it become overthrown by the monstrosity of rotting fruit waste. Find a trash bin.

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The best kind of long-distance relationship.

Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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A start to a song about some of my observations of the world


I am going to be honest

I see some problems, is it only me?

It can't be,

but it might just be

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Don't you feel a little confined?

Has suburbia been creating zombies

all this time?

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and you will find

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Were all weeds

With prayer beads

Watching primetime on

war crime while

moms sing racist nursery rhythms

Ok so you really think this world is just fine?

Check yourself

Step back and let's listen

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Some mastered diction

Which lead to endless eviction

And racial friction

Suppressed stories labeled under historical nonfiction

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Were all weeds

With prayer beads

Watching primetime on

war crime while

moms whisper racist nursery rhythms

A history riddled in crime

Ok so you really think this world is just fine?

Years will pass and fear will grow

From there the stress will start to show

Stress on the planet means stress on you and me

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That simple truth is really quite sad to me

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Were all weeds

With prayer beads

Watching primetime on

war crime while

moms whisper racist nursery rhythms

A history riddled in crime

Ok so you really think this world is just fine?

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