Author Archive: Shelby Jordan

“13 Reasons Why”: More Questions than Answers

“13 Reasons Why”: More Questions than Answers

BY SHELBY JORDAN Google “suicide.” The first link is to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, with a phone number and online chat option.  Just below is a gallery of the top stories on notable suicides, most recently dominated by Aaron Hernandez, former NFL star, and the fictional Hannah Baker, star […]

 
 

From Caracas to NYC with Carlos Colmenares

From Caracas to NYC with Carlos Colmenares

BY SHELBY JORDAN Carlos Colmenares, a freshman at New York University, is no stranger to the city life. Having grown up in Venezuela’s largest – and most crime ridden – city, his transition to New York has been smooth and liberating.  In Caracas with constant robberies and kidnappings, Carlos, like […]

 
 

The Finsta: A Millennial’s Modern Day Journal

The Finsta: A Millennial’s Modern Day Journal

BY SHELBY JORDAN One morning in September, Alex McGurk, NYU sophomore, was chopping peppers for her omelet when the knife slipped and slashed into her left thumb. Five stitches later, Alex opened her finsta (fake Instagram) account, @mcgunks, and chronicled her latest mishaps from the past week. Besides the knife […]

 
 

How to Handle the Off-Seaon

How to Handle the Off-Seaon

BY SHELBY JORDAN Off-season.  We dream of it during all the doubles, dry-land workouts, and weekend-long swim meets, but once it’s here, we’re lost.  Free time is a completely unfamiliar concept to us.  We’ve spent the past five months planning around practice times, scrambling to get homework done, and functioning […]

 
 

A College Student’s Guide to a Happy Mom

A College Student’s Guide to a Happy Mom

BY SHELBY JORDAN If you think heading off to college and adjusting to your new life was hard for you, consider your mother.  A chapter in her life – hands-on mom—ends. She fears that you will never need her again. It’s a period of transition where she has to find […]

 
 

Danielle Spoleti

Danielle Spoleti

BY SHELBY JORDAN If you ask Danielle, New York is and has always been her home.  Her love for the city, and all that it has to offer, started in childhood and has only grown over the years.  With her self-proclaimed “loud, talkative, and ready-for-anything” attitude, Danielle feels at home […]