Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 9:02pm

Nada Eldawy

*Call me cleopatra the way I’ll conquer your heart <3

*Serial Netflix watcher

*Love my cat more than I’ll love you

I had planned to start this piece by saying I downloaded Minder (Muslim Tinder) for purely journalistic purposes, a last-ditch effort to contribute to Love in Color before graduating as a chronically-single senior. But in all honesty, the application was on my phone weeks before the inspiration to write this piece struck. 

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 8:57pm

I’m weary with every red-hatted someone who walks past me at the grocery store. I’m afraid that if I take a closer look, I’ll be face to face with four words in white print, confirming the unease I sensed at first glance. I’m scared of every blue flag that is printed with those same four words, rippling violently through the wind while riding on the back of a red pick up truck. Make America Great Again.

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 8:51pm

Think of all the things you’ve ever written. Essay. Journal entry. TikTok comment. What did you write it for? To inform whoever reads it? To release your emotions? To complete the essay that you’ve put off all of Thanksgiving Break? 


There has to be some meaning or reason behind everything that is written because if there isn’t, what’s the purpose of it?


Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 10:42pm

When my mother emphatically woke me up at 1 a.m. and claimed that I might die from a pulmonary embolism, I didn’t know how to react. Moreover, I didn’t know what I could do. I was laying on my bed with my right leg elevated over almost every pillow we owned to combat the swelling that came with a torn ACL. At first, I rolled my eyes at what seemed to be the classic WebMD diagnosis. However, there was a confidence and fear in her voice that indicated to me that she didn’t have a doubt in her mind. As this sunk in, the thought of not waking up made it near impossible to go to sleep.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 7:19pm

To put it lightly, this presidential election has been dividing. Dividing the country, dividing beliefs, dividing families. 


Around the time that Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his vice-president elect, I remember my grandma asking my cousins, sister and me who we planned to vote for.  My sister immediately responded that she planned to vote for the democratic candidate, which my grandma did not like one bit. 


Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 7:10pm

The format for classes during COVID has been somewhat of a hit-or-miss situation. Having to stare at your professor through a screen for 50 minutes is difficult, both because of the lack of opportunity to ask questions and the lack of face-to-face interaction. However, as this semester comes to an end and finals are around the corner, it is easier to appreciate the accessibility of having all my lectures online. 

Monday, November 30, 2020 - 8:54pm

My friend Grace was the first person to ever make me a playlist. She sent me a painstakingly crafted 16 track ensemble full of SZA, Kendrick Lamar, Outkast, Amy Winehouse and Ariana Grande among others. It took her days to complete, and I still continue to listen to in its entirety years later. What truly makes receiving a playlist like Grace’s such an honor is that whoever makes it for you assembles every song with bits and pieces of your very being in mind.

Monday, November 30, 2020 - 8:47pm
Reveal day

I am a sorority girl, but not in the way they are typically portrayed: skinny, blonde and white. I am none of those, yet I am still in a sorority. This type of sorority often gets lost in the great umbrella of Fraternity and Sorority Life; I myself didn’t realize a space like this existed until later into my freshman year, eventually joining during the first semester of my sophomore year.

Monday, November 30, 2020 - 8:43pm

On Nov. 20, the president-elect of the United States asked the American people for spare change.


Monday, November 30, 2020 - 7:43pm

This past Thanksgiving break, I sat down to watch the critically acclaimed “Wolf of Wall Street”, dubbed one of the best movies of all time. Being my first year in the business school, this film seemed to be a prerequisite for the unofficial BBA checklist. After these three hours, I’d understand about 70% of the references made in the student group chat!