Procrastination, the habit of waiting till the last moment to do something, is a common phenomenon which happens to everyone. This is present in almost every environment from school, the workplace and even at home. Procrastination is commonly seen among students where they have the time to plan and complete tasks on time, but always find themselves leaving it to the last minute to get the job done. That is the reasons why some professors implement strict grading policies such as a lateness policy that reduce students’ grade if an assignment is turn in late or incomplete. Yet, we still…


Nowadays men and women are depicted very differently on all media platforms. Where women tend to be sexually objectified for the sake of entertainment, this is especially prevalent in the hip hop genre. Men masculinity often take the dominant role and are symbols of wealth and power being able to acquire luxurious items and even other humans in some instances. The number of women in music videos tend to be ten times that of the men, but are often used to increase the males image. Furthermore, women in these videos are often objectified and only shown in small bikinis or…


Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, almost all schools have had to transition to online class mid semester. It was a challenging time for all of us, creating unforeseen difficulties for students and teachers who were not prepared for this transition. However, schools still had the obligation to remodel their teaching methods in order to provide a safe environment for students and staff and complete the semester as planned. As time passes on things seem to be getting worse, forcing schools to adapt to a new virtual structure of online teaching for the remaining of the year. …


After living in the United States for over three years I’ve grown accustom to how different the American lifestyle is compared to how I was raised in Japan. After living in Japan for the majority of my life I can name many new experiences and observations that make life in the United States so different.

The following are 50 things that in my opinion distinguish the American culture. Some of them are due to my culture shock experience or things that may seem ordinary here in the United States, but not so common in other countries around the world. …


1. Fast fashion / In practical apparel

Let’s get one thing straight, I love fashion. It’s hard to control my desire to buy clothes whenever I find something cool. But as time passed I started to pay more attention to the quality of the clothes, since buying cheap clothes was becoming a total waste of money. They often broke down faster, lost their color after washing them and overall becoming useless over time.

As I matured I started to prefer spending a little extra for better quality, avoiding stuck in buying practical apparel such as trendy clothes. These are purchases…


1. Cleaning My Room

How often do you clean your room? I clean my room at least once a month, organizing sections at a time. For example, if I organized my closet this month, I would focus on cleaning around my desk and shelf next month.

When I first moved to the USA I only had one carry case and backpack. After a year passed, I owned a full set of new clothes. When organizing my closet, I would often find old clothes that I didn’t wear anymore and would donate them to thrift stores. Realizing the large number of…


There are many ways and processes to learn a second language. However, these methods are highly dependent on how an individual learns new things. In order to learn a new language efficiently, it is important to know about some factors that contribute to learning another language.

I have been learning English as a second language for almost three years in the US. Some of the methods and factors that I have learned in this subject match my actual experiences which I will discuss later. …

Anri

I’m originally from Japan, a college student, and currently living in San Diego.

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