The Orion

Letter to: discouraged students

College doesn't have to be discouraging for all. Stock image courtesy of freekpik.
January 30, 2019

Dear discouraged student,Fine, I admit it. As a college student, I frequently ask, “Why am I in school?” Although this question may be the result of stress from writing a last-minute essay...

Letters to: Parents Back Home

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez
May 10, 2018

Dear Mom and Dad,Hey folks, guess what? The semester is coming to an end and you know what that means… I am moving back for the summer!I wish I could stay here, to be honest. Don't take it personally,...

Letters to: People freaking out about finals

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel
May 2, 2018

Dear Wildcats, We are two weeks away from the most dreaded week of the semester: Finals week. Good news, that means the year is almost over and summer is just around the corner. But it also means...

Letters to: Someone who ghosted me

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel
April 23, 2018

Dear Someone who has ghosted me,Hey, there stranger, it’s me. I want to start my letter by telling you that, surprisingly, I do not hate you.But that doesn't mean I am going to talk to you, like...

Letters to: Past high school teachers

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel
April 20, 2018

Dear High School Teacher of my past, Hello, it's me! I just wanted to let you know that you are absolutely right when you said, “high school is nothing like college, kids.” Late work is never...

Letters to: My future employer

Photo Credit: Briana McDaniel
March 25, 2018

Dear Future Employer, Whether this is my dream job or a job that will help me further build my skills, I want to say thank you for giving me this opportunity. You've probably heard this cliché hundreds...

Letters to: My future self

Letters to: My future self
March 25, 2018

Dear Future Self, College has been one fun, stressful ride. All those all-nighters and hating yourself the next day at your 8 a.m. finally paid off. Sleep for dinner is no longer a meal, you have graduated...

Letters to: My past self

Letters to: My past self
March 8, 2018

Dear past self, You are not thriving yet. The ride down memory lane feels more spastic in emotion than Billy Pilgrim in time. Better crack a beer for your own sanity because things are about to get...

Letters to: My future boyfriend

Photo credit: Jessica Johnson
February 26, 2018

Dear Future Boyfriend,We haven't met yet but I'm patient. Let’s hope we meet face-to-face and not on some dating app like Tinder. I want to meet my significant other the old-fashioned way.Let me...

Letters to: A future Wildcat

February 21, 2018

Dear future Wildcat, Getting through college can be hard no matter what your circumstances are. You’ll wonder whether you've made the right decision, but you did. When first getting to college,...

Letters to: My Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day Photo credit: Diego Ramirez
February 15, 2018

Dear Valentine,First off, let me just say that I hate Valentine's Day. In my opinion, this holiday is just a way for big corporations to sell chocolate, roses and sadness to its consumers. I would much...

Letter to: my pet back home

Couple enjoying their pet after a long day at work. Photo credit: Getty images - Alexsandar Nakix
December 6, 2017

Dear Buddy,Long distance relationships are real difficult especially because there is no form of communication, besides the occasional FaceTime chats which don't even last too long and you most likely...

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