Laundry with Miles

I’ve blogged before about my love of animals and dogs, and I’ve also blogged about Miles, the dog who lives in my building. Well this weekend, I was lucky enough to dogsit Miles while my boss was away! This meant that I got to pick him up in the evening and keep him with me overnight, walking him after dinner, before bed, and in the morning too. Miles is super cute and so much fun, and he’s a great snuggler, so I was so pleased when I got the chance to watch him. Read More

Nude Dude

The sun shone on my bare back and a lizard scurried across the same rock I was standing on. I wore Old Navy flip-flops, nothing else. It was the middle of the afternoon in Africa.

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to visit and stay the night in a rural village in the Volta region of Ghana. There, we helped do some construction work and were chosen by families in the village to be their guest for the night. Read More

Moving On

Dear Scandal,

The day has come. I knew this would happen eventually, but I was in such denial that it seems so unexpected. I didn’t know it would hurt this much, but I know somehow I will get through this time of great sorrow: There is no more of you on Netflix. Read More

Better Late Then Never, Right?

This past week I had the super awkward experience of taking my drivers test for the FIRST time. Since I’m a senior slated to graduate in about 5 weeks, you would think I did this years ago, right? No. Wrong. Let me explain a little: when I was 13 my parents whisked me away to Pakistan to spend the next six years of my life, so when I came back to the US for college I was license-less. Read More

Looking Back and Forward

This past weekend I had the opportunity to travel to Seattle to speak at NYU’s Off-Campus Reception. The event allowed me to reflect on the experiences that I’ve had so far in New York, and allowed me to look forward to my plans leading up to my final year as an undergraduate at NYU. Read More

Artist Gone Engineer (?!)

When I was younger, I thought I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. However, it wasn’t until I came to NYU that I realized I actually had no idea what I wanted to do!

Growing up, I studied visual arts. From age 8 to 15, I was constantly submitting my pieces to galleries and winning awards for my work. However, I could never picture myself pursuing a career in art. Instead, I always wanted to become a marine biologist in hope of linking my love of the ocean with my passion for science. Read More

W.O.T.S. Is Coming

W.O.T.S. (not to be confused with the neighborhood in Los Angeles) stands for NYU’s most iconic weekend of the year: Weekend On The Square – 72 hours of packed events for admitted students and their families.  Why should you be there?

1. Because we have rockstars – Jeff Rabhan - Stephanie Mitchko - Michael Purugannan – for you to meet all weekend long.

2. Because after a long New York winter, we are ready to rage hard.  Here is how we spent last weekend in Washington Square Park.

3. Because the ladies of Khalbali will take you around the world of music and dance in 7 minutes.

4. Because admitted students from a record-breaking 114 countries will be there.  The United Nations – just 30 blocks north – recognizes 190 countries in the world.

5. Because W.O.T.S. is going to D.O.B.R.O. this year as the Polytechnic School of Engineering becomes the newest school of NYU!

Body Positivity

A few weeks ago, from February 23 to March 1, it was National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) week. NEDA week is a cause that’s important to me, and as an RA, I decided to create a program series around those issues. I reached out to RAs in other buildings, asking if anyone would want to host Body Positivity Photo Shoots in their buildings, where residents would take pictures celebrating themselves and receive information about eating disorders and treatment. Read More

Giving Birth to Baby Kittenz

Be warned, this is probably the most emotional thing I am going to ever write in my life, but I must admit: getting into my a capella group, APC Rhythm, was easily the most important thing to happen to me in college. It has granted me with a majority of the family that I know here at NYU, encouraged me to pursue endeavours that I thought I couldn’t achieve, but have proven to be the most fruitful of my career thus far, and let me experience so much of life in the most beautiful way possible with good friends around the city and the country. Just a few weeks ago, APC welcomed four new kittenz (our affectionate title for each other) into our family, and it never ceases to amaze me how happy it makes me. Read More

The Miracle Berry

One of the major selling points in decision to come to NYU-Accra was their emphasis on community service. Students here can take a course where they’re given credit for volunteering 10 hours and attending a hour-long seminar once a week, or can opt to simply volunteer on their own. I chose the latter, and arranged to volunteer on a farm once a week. To say that it is awesome is an understatement. Read More