Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is really poorly presented in the media. You probably think of a neat freak, or of detectives on TV shows with some lovable quirk, or your friend who says "I'm so OCD about..." But none of that is the reality. OCD expresses itself with stifling compulsions for some people, but for others, it's [...]
When I first read this fan theory on the internet, I thought whoever came up with it must've been crazy. But that was before I read the books, my friend. And while there isn't much supporting evidence in the TV show, there definitely is in between George R.R. Martin's gore and food descriptions. I decided [...]
I don't want to accept failure.
Don't let my sentimental nostalgia fool you. Junior year was not a blink. Between challenging classes, a demanding work schedule at the Daily Tar Heel and other organizations I'm involved in, this span of months has been the hardest of my college career — the most strenuous year of my life thus far. (But take that [...]
An unspoken tension is wound like wire around everyone in the Daily Tar Heel office, and it only tightens with the ticking clock. I felt the same way last year. Because when your team is playing in the national championship, how can you do anything but tremble in the final five minutes? The nerves hijack [...]
I've always known that running and showering are the jumper cables to my mind. My best lines in stories usually come because I happened to be thinking about the piece on a run. But apparently dreaming is a hot spot for me too. Because last night, my subconscious figured out the truth about White Walkers (HEAD'S [...]
Halfway into the book, I carefully cut out a rectangle of white paper and wrote a quote in blue pen to tack to the wall above my bed: "Perhaps I should not have been a fisherman, he thought. But that was the thing I was born for." I was sitting underneath that newly tacked quote with a thin book the [...]