Making My Muse

Making My Muse

Have you ever been guilty of consistently keeping yourself busy so you wouldn't have to be alone with your thoughts for 15+ minutes? Whether that's dealing with small talk in social circles, activities that don't require any mental willpower, jumping from relationship to relationship and never just being content with oneself. People will say "Get [...]

Fly Assumption Airlines

Fly Assumption Airlines

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, welcome onboard Assumption Airlines. My name is Farah Qutub and I’ll be your flight attendant. I hope you all have your assumptions stowed away; All you need is incomplete information about a situation, an unwillingness to ask the questions you need to complete the information, and with that absence of [...]

The Trin of Months

The Trin of Months

It’s the best part of the year again, almost! My favorite trin of months: October, November, December. I really don’t understand how people don’t get a natural high when these months roll around. I’m Muslim and I still get more excited than most. The sweaters that feel like fuzzy blankets and boots come out to [...]

Tossing the Tassel

Tossing the Tassel

OMG. Oh. My. God. Shy of two weeks, I will be walking across SMU's Meadow's Garden with my degree in business journalism. You think I shouldn't be worried about the decision to wear silk or sheer depending on the atmosphere but here I am, same old Farah. Just 5 years ago, [yes, I am one [...]

Travel feels

Never would I ever expect to eat Ghengis at 4am in the morning but hey, I'm traveling. Have you ever noticed whenever we travel we never question our actions because hello, we're on vacation?! No quest bar and iced coffee this morning, I'm definitely living life on the edge. Somebody is plopped right next to [...]

The College Girl Regimen

The College Girl Regimen

From being the study worm dedicating her hours at Fondren library maintaining her 4.0 or the one binge-watching sex and the city through her 8 am lecture, we all intertwine one way or another. The girl who spends hours on contouring to run into the guy she's been social media stalking since Monday compared to [...]

Divorced Parents

Divorced Parents

I can just about guarantee that every family has encountered a divorce in their own or extended family. The reasons for divorce can be compacted into three major reasons. 1. Parents divorcing because they fell out of love and admiration. 2. Irreconcilable differences that never seemed to have a solution. 3. Realizing and agreeing that [...]