Los Angeles. A city fueled by the differences of its population. White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, etc. They work together. Go to school together. Although the appearance of cohabitation is clear, are we truly color blind? Do we really look past the cultural and racial differences and treat everyone fairly? Crash challenges this. We begin with … More Are We All Crashing Into Each Other?
By TIFFANY CONTRERAS Tears streamed down her face, as she ended what she believed would last a lifetime. “But I adore you,” said Ian. “I don’t want to be adored,” Samantha said. “I want to be loved.” Samantha burst out of a London restaurant in tears and climbed into a taxi. Ian chased after … More If you had a Second Chance….
He was called Big Mike for a reason. Michael Oher was over 6’2″ while attending Briarcrest High School in Tennessee. What people didn’t know is that Big Mike had a big problem. He was homeless at the time. His mother was a cocaine addict and alcoholic. Between the addiction and his 11 other siblings, his … More Family is More Than Blood
How long does it take you before you check your Facebook page during the day? First thing in the morning before you get up out of bed? During breakfast? Or how about during work when the pace slows down? Facebook has redefined our generation. Millennials are associated with being plugged into our devices and social … More 1.59 Billion Friends and a Few Enemies
By TIFFANY CONTRERAS “In the wind; in the air; in the light; it’s all around us. All you have to do is open yourself up. All you have to do is listen.” Music is a powerful thing. It’s something many people take for granted because they’re constantly surrounded by it on the radio, in their … More All you have to do is Listen
“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.” -Ayn Rand Happy International Women’s Day! We now live in a unique time when women are celebrated for their achievements in society as well as in the home. Now more than ever we see women being encouraged to participate in higher … More Women Who Have Paved the Way
By TIFFANY CONTRERAS “I never forgot that she loved me, even when she did – all the time; all the time; all the time.” Born in the Bronx of New York City, into a family of two drug-addict parents and an older sister with whom she wasn’t close, Liz Murray found herself in an unusual … More From Sleeping on Benches to going to Harvard
Four Steps to Being the Best Intern Steps inspired by The Intern By: Tiffany Contreras Everyone is in sheer panic the night before their internship. Will they like me? Will I fit in? What if I’m not what they’re looking for after all? Imagine being 75 years old, interning at a big fashion magazine in … More Four Steps to Being the Best Intern
By: Tiffany Contreras She ran as fast she could to escape a life of which she no longer wanted to be a part. She said goodbye to her past life – the one that would lead her to a life of happiness and peace. Located on the coast of Southport, North Carolina, Katie Feldman started … More The Making of Peace
By: Tiffany Contreras I sat on my bed and cried all night. I didn’t want to talk to anyone or leave my room. The crazy thought of walking home to California from Idaho had crossed my mind, which is over 900 miles. I’ve been through many difficult storms in life, but nothing hurt worse than leaving … More Behind the Scenes of Homesickness