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Sam Saks is a Top 10 writer for The Cavalier Daily.

Dear routine, it’s time to break up

It’s not easy to break routine, but there are too many exciting opportunities all around us to let our typical schedules trump everything and dictate what we do every single day. 

I started to see myself as more than someone’s potential girlfriend, but as a full person in my own right.

Transfer student blues

Contrary to what my initial imposter syndrome would have me believe, my experiences before coming to the University and the work I put into transferring were the things that helped me succeed. 

I even fit in a nice, slow perusal of downtown, which made me feel a bit like a tourist in my own city.

The upsides of an unplanned staycation

Something about the sudden shift away from the usual hustle and bustle pushed me to pay more attention to Grounds and contemplate my appreciation for the University community and my place in it. 

Ella Powell is a Life Columnist for The Cavalier Daily. She can be reached at 

How a change of scenery changed everything

When people ask me what it was like living in Japan, I always respond with gratitude. Not just because of the beautiful culture I was able to experience on the island of Okinawa, but the true connections I made there — especially with myself.

Ella Powell is a Life Columnist for The Cavalier Daily. She can be reached at 

Self-expression through fashion

My style doesn’t have to be accepted or understood by others. I find joy in how I choose to dress and connect with those who share the same love for clothes and creative expression as I do.

I see my braids not only as a practical style but also a celebration of my identity.

A tribute to my knotless braids

When I entered the braiding shop for the first time, it was with all this in mind. I was tired of attempting to change an intrinsic part of myself to cultivate a certain image that was more palatable to others. 

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Heart-to-Heart: Volume XV

Next time your partner finds himself in a difficult situation, see if there might be anything personal you can offer to open the door to more honest, trusting conversations.   

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