Patience as Bravery

By Emily Simon For a girl that had never lived further than 10 minutes away from home, moving to South Korea stretched my comfort zone into a completely unrecognizable shape. Normal, adult routines like navigating the grocery store and accessing a bank account became challenges within themselves, but simultaneously tackling the chaos of first-time teachingContinue reading “Patience as Bravery”


By Steven NguyenNewman University Student Twinkle twinkle little starWas that glimmer in her eyesSo bright it would shine A well of love for everyone to draw fromWith only a thank you needed in returnSo much depended upon this priceless pearl Until the well ran dry,The clam was left barrenAnd darkness. Believe it or not, IContinue reading “Plight”

Enduring the Fasts and Savoring the Feasts

by Emily Simon Fall is the time of the year I like to reread my favorite series. Perhaps the weather and the blankets and the kitten cuddles and the pumpkin-scented everything just creates an environment conducive to reading. Perhaps the holiday season prompts us to return to semblances of home. Perhaps the crushing reality ofContinue reading “Enduring the Fasts and Savoring the Feasts”