Ramadan Reflection: Holy Month of Muses

It’s the holy month of Ramadan and for those of you who don’t know. it’s a month of purity, getting closer to God and being the best version of yourself for Muslims all around the globe. You practice self -restraint in order to feel the suffering of the less fortunate and let me tell you, […]

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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 […]

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Say “Yes” to Self-Reflection

When we’re so caught up making our coffee’s on the go, replying to our everyday good morning texts, doing our morning routine, we live our lives on autopilot. We prioritize things that need to get done that day and push the not so important errands back and repeat the following day. Sometimes, the days happen […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Here’s to never growing up

Who else dreads the future of 9-5’s, serious relationships and responsibilities other than making it to your 9 am. Who yearns for independence, personal choices and of course, adulting. Even with all the positives aligned, there’s something tragic about growing up. Then again, something exhilarating. But, who said I can’t have my cake and eat […]

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Sorry, Can’t. I’m “Finding Myself”

Okay, I’ve probably said this at least 101 times in my lifetime and I never truly understood the meaning. It sounds self-explanatory but is it really as blunt as it sounds. Does finding yourself mean getting your life together in terms of schooling, career choice, and future decisions. Maybe it’s recognizing morals and life choices […]

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50 Shades of Boulevarding

It’s here! Well, almost. In just a few short weeks, crispy leaves + caramel apples + knit scarves will be taking over. If you’re not a fan of fall and all the shenanigans that tag along with it, I honestly don’t know what to say to you. Not only is it fall, but also boulevarding […]

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