Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 8:57pm
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For a good portion of my early adolescence, my primary goal was to be just like Miley in the Disney Channel show “Hannah Montana.” In the show, Miley is an awkward, unpopular high school student who has a huge secret: She’s actually international pop superstar Hannah Montana. Somehow, nobody at her school knows her secret identity because when she performs as Hannah, she wears a blonde wig. In fifth grade, I had my pop star alter ego all figured out. I had given her a name (Pinkberry … yep, like the frozen yogurt place) and sketched a wig in my journal. I was ready for fame.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 7:14pm
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You know that episode of “Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse” where Malibu has a glitter shortage and all hell breaks loose because Barbie is supposed to attend a Hollywood premiere that night and she doesn’t want her fans to see her without any glitter? I feel like that’s a pretty accurate depiction of how my summer’s gone so far.

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:55am
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I’m a huge fan of the Bill of Rights. My friends can corroborate that, because if anyone has been drinking, I don’t let them leave the house until I’m sure they understand that they have a Fourth Amendment right not to take a breathalyzer test if accused of being a minor in possession and a Fifth Amendment right not to talk to the police.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 7:46am
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It’s 7:45 a.m. We’re walking down East Liberty Street. I have two rakes in my hand, and Shannon, my roommate, has a drawstring bag on her back that holds a spade, a fork, a hoe and a pair of shears. We’re excited, if not a little bit sheepish, about the adventure that lies ahead of us. I learned early on in my time at the University of Michigan that “wasting time,” which is broadly defined as “doing something that you aren’t going to put on your resume,” is a criminal offense, and, up until now, I’ve been utterly opposed to breaking the law. But not today.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 5:05pm
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The Lunch Room didn’t start with a business plan or a value proposition. Instead, it started with two neighbors cooking food together in their kitchens. After eight years, three brick-and-mortar locations and success beyond what anyone could have predicted, its origin story isn’t hard to believe. Step inside any of The Lunch Room’s three locations and you’ll instantly feel like you’re at home having a meal with your family.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 5:21pm
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Corporate America has a lot of work to do if it wants to achieve any form of gender equity.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:41pm
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“We are going to be the kids you read about in textbooks!”

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 5:12pm

Where were you when you found out Kylie Jenner had her baby?

I was on a bus full of middle schoolers, on our way back from a winter retreat I led. For a moment, I lost sight of any responsibility I had to be a mature, positive role model and squealed, “Guys! Kylie Jenner had her baby!” Cue the madness.

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 6:34pm

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 4:42pm

My goal is not to meet the love of my life until I am at least 26.  That will give me two years after I complete my undergraduate degree to work somewhere abroad, building my resume and establishing connections. After that, I will still have two years to come back to the United States and complete my master’s degree. Then my future husband can come into the picture, though he will have to wait at least five years after that before having kids, to give me time to establish my career.