A collection of personal essays and articles I’ve written over the past few years.
KISSING HER COFFIN
(Incite Magazine. Volume 17: Issue 5. Theme: Two. February 2015.)
An essay where I talk about my mother’s death, my fear of the future, my hatred for my body, and everything in-between.
MADE FOR TV
(The Silhouette. October 19 2014)
With the recent trend of turning books into television shows, I look at four books that would make fantastic shows and end up predicting the future.
BOOK REVIEW: GONE GIRL BY GILLIAN FLYNN
(The Silhouette. September 25 2014)
I review the hit thriller Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, a novel that challenges gender roles and keeps your nose pressed to the pages until the very end.
REVIEW: BRONZIE’S IS GOOD AS GOLD
(The Silhouette. August 7 2014)
I review Hamilton’s finest Italian restaurant Bronzie’s, a go to stop for any lover of Italian food, just like Nonno used to make!
RECIPE: SUMMER COOKIE S’MORES
(The Silhouette. July 3 2014)
I share a must have s’more recipe for summer that will be a hit at any barbecue!
NO MAKEUP SELFIES ARE NARCISSISM DRESSED UP
(The Silhouette. April 2 2014)
I talk about the #NoMakeup selfie trend of 2014 to raise awareness for cancer research and how it failed to do so.
FAILING THE G TEST IS A BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW
(The Silhouette. March 19 2014)
I talk about failing my G test and my issue with failure.
FIVE PECULIAR HOLIDAY TRADITIONS
(The Silhouette. March 13 2014)
I look at five strange holiday traditions from around the world, some that will really surprise you!
BOOK REVIEW: THE BONE SEASON BY SAMANTHA SHANNON
I review The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon, a book I was originally skeptical of but ended up falling in love with.
RECIPE: BLISSFUL TEA BISCUITS
(The Silhouette. March 6 2014)
In which I share my favourite recipe for tea biscuits that will make them a staple for every meal!
WHERE CAN I SHOP FAIR TRADE
(The Silhouette. February 27 2014)
I look at three shops around Hamilton that sell fair trade coffee, food, and art.
WHEN WRITING TURNS SOURS
(The Silhouette. January 16 2014)
In which I talk about stress, adulthood, and why it’s so hard for me to write.
(The Silhouette. November 13 2013)
A rant about how people seem to prepare for Christmas earlier and earlier each year, and how annoying it is.
MEN’S SOCCER LOSES HEARTBREAKER TO WINDSOR
(The Silhoutte. October 20 2013)
Recaping the McMaster Men’s Soccer team loss to Windsor.
MAC STUDENT STARTS GROUP ADVOCATING TAX-FREE HYGIENE PRODUCTS
(The Silhouette. October 30 2013)
An interview with two Mac students seeking to make feminine hygiene products tax free.
A MIDSUMMER DREAM: LOVE TAKES A NEW COURSE
(The Silhouette. October 23 2013)
Taking a behind-the-scenes look at McMaster University’s 2013 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream before it’s first performance.
THEATRE REVIEW: THE MOUSETRAP
(The Silhouette. October 2 2013.)
A review of Theatre Aquarius’ 2013 Fall production of The Moustrap by Agatha Christie.
(The Silhouette. September 25 2013)
I’m a twin, and in this article I talk about the annoying stereotypes my sister and I deal with.
MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CATHOLICISM NEED TO CHANGE
(The Silhouette. March 21 2013)
Long ago, when I was more active in the church and had a ton more faith I wrote about how saying i was Catholic to other people scared me because of what biased I’d face. I’ve since undergone a major change, but since this is an example of my writing and how I’ve changed let’s include it.
HIERARCHAL CONVENTIONS ARE HURTING STUDENTS
(The Silhouette. March 6 2013)
Once in a Linguistics tutorial a classmate thought I was much older than them because I wrote for The Silhouette. In this article, I question why my classmate thought this and how it affects other students.
READING INTO MOVIES
(The Silhouette. February 28 2013)
In which I discuss the rise of book-to-movie film adaptions and Hollywood’s lack of creativity.
WRITTEN BY THE WINNERS
(The Silhouette. February 14 2013)
An opinion piece about history, Richard III, William Shakespeare, and if we can trust what we’ve been taught.
RESOLUTIONS TO GOALS
(The Silhouette. January 17 2013.)
An opinion piece on promising, and failing, New Year’s Resolutions.
THE AUTHOR AND THE READER
(The Silhouette. November 1 2012.)
An opinion piece on the relationship ship of authors, readers, and who owns the story.
THE DECLINE OF LITERATURE
(The Silhouette. October 17 2012.)
An opinion piece on how hard it is to find a good coming of age story for women with women leads that don’t involve romance.
IN DEFENSE OF 50 SHADES OF GREY
(The Silhouette. October 11 2012.)
E.L. Jame’s Fifty Shades of Grey is one of the most popular books to make fun of, but what’s so bad about it?
SARAH’S BANNED BOOK BAG
(The Silhouette. October 4 2012.)
It’s banned book week and I talk about a few of my favourite banned books that you should be reading!
A MARAUDER’S NEST
(The Silhouette. September 20 2012.)
An opinion piece on my first week starting McMaster while also finding out my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Again.
PULSE PAGE – CONNECTED BY THE THEATRE
(The Hamilton Spectator. February 28 2012.)
An opinion piece on being a part of St. Thomas More’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and how theatre connects those involved in it.
NOT FOUND ONLINE
A LIGHT IN SECULAR DARKNESS – FAITH IS LIKE A FLAME
(The Hamilton Spectator. April 23 2011.)
A faith based piece centered on the Easter season comparing faith and Catholicism to the flame of a candle.