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Collegadox Paradox
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How to stand tall after 70 rejection letters
I can't tell you how long I debated whether or not to post this.  Facebook is the red carpet of social media. But instead of boasting five-figure clutches and oh-so-dreamy backless LBDs, we boast engagement rings and triathlon medals, Happy Hour beers and U...

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A weekend in bed with JFK
On Friday, while students confirmed their Spring Break cruise tickets, filled their mothers' minivans with Bugles, beer and  20 gallons of gasoline, I picked up four books from the library with a Target bag in each elbow pit. You see, I intern in a newsroom...

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Why I'm afraid to report during a Trump divided populace
Photo of Womens' March on Washington on 1/21/17 by ResistFromDay1 I'm so scared. Of the people holding "Love Trumps Hate" signs and the people holding "We Voted to Make America Pro Life Again." Of concealed weapons behind posters and smart phones already se...

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The Grinch that stole Hanukah, then gave it back
I'm sure you've heard of Hatchimals. Thumb-suckers asked Mall Santas around the country to pretty please place the $200 mechanical egg-cracking dragon below their tinseled trees. For that amount of money kids could buy four ostrich eggs and have money left ...

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Living with the Rebbe for a weekend
Everyone's got a story of the Rebbe. My mom met the Lubavicher Rebbe, Menchem Mendel Schneerson, four years before he died. It wasn't a vacation, celebrity tour or religious pilgrimage. It was a trip of critical necessity. At four-years-old, my sister was d...

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Innocuos Nonsense
The moon in visible after a 12 hour work day; suffice to say I'm eager to free fall onto notebooks and sweatshirts not yet been cleared from the couch. But I can't. I'm not home yet. Still walking and focused on my heel-ditched feet. On the concrete I spot ...

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How not to buy a stolen bike from a deaf man on Craigslist
1. "So you still want a bike?" 2.  It's your 22nd birthday and dad's feeling generous. Become a pogo-stick in the movie theatre lobby after reading dad's text. Remember there are kids around, their eyes wary. Board the escalator. Don't scare the kids. 3. Co...

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Rosh Hashana roadblocks within the Jurassic Age and Eden
"You're better than Maryland," an ex-boyfriend said, speaking of the university in which I attend. "Please stop psycho analyzing me," I responded, with as much exasperation a Whatsapp message can relate. It's comments like this that one promises herself are...

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How interns become real people
I just ordered 500 business cards, with my name in bold and a quote from Collegedox on the back. It reads: "We can't live by titles when stories are in people." They've already shipped, so don't go on telling me you don't like it. Rest assured I'll probably...

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Terrible 22's: My Mid-life Crisis
I'm a great-person. Not a Great Person. But the same way a great-grandmother is not always a Great Grandmother. Pay attention to the hyphen. With a week and a half until my 22nd birthday, I am having a quarter-life crisis. What Wikipedia calls stress from "...
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