Tattoos help millennial women establish identity

Special to the Star and Wave Editor's note: Puzzled at seeing a number of women of the millennial age group sporting tattoos, i asked writer Rachel Shubin, a millennial, what attracted that generation to having permanent artwork on their bodies. Tattoos are permanent, but generational ideals are subject to change. Millennials enjoy indulging in the… Continue reading Tattoos help millennial women establish identity

A journalist’s response to Capital Gazette shootings

A week ago, I started getting push news app alerts that there was a potential shooting incident in Annapolis, Md. I closed my eyes and wished that it wasn't another  mass shooting. We are currently living in a world where mass shootings occur far too often, because (among many issues) the current administration is in… Continue reading A journalist’s response to Capital Gazette shootings

Millennials offer mixed outlooks on living in Cape May

Special to the Star and Wave Millennials are alive and well in Cape May, and surviving on more than avocado toast and cold-brew coffee. Rumor has it that their affinity for avocado toast and coffee is one of the reasons millennials cannot afford to buy their own homes. Australian millionaire and property mogul Tim Gurner… Continue reading Millennials offer mixed outlooks on living in Cape May

A day in the life

Routines are important, which is something I learned in college. I did not have a good daily routine in high school because I never consistently went to school at the same time - which I 100% attribute to anxiety and insomnia. College was an amazing learning experience for me, and not just from the classes. I… Continue reading A day in the life

A millennial’s ode to complaining

If you know me well you know that I am a relentless complainer, especially when it's hot outside. My dad is the first to remind me that air conditioning is a luxury, not a privilege. I know, I know - I'm lucky to have grown up not knowing air conditioning. The Victorian Era of Cape… Continue reading A millennial’s ode to complaining

Got Skin Cancer?

I live at the beach and probably one assumption many people have about me is that I spend a lot of time on the beach. And you would be so very wrong! I probably can count on one hand the number of times I have sat on the beach in the last few months -… Continue reading Got Skin Cancer?

New blog, who dis?

So the title of this post might be a little cringeworthy, but it is a play on millennial saying, "new phone, who dis?" I know some of my readers will be friends and family, who I appreciate following along.  But for those who are new followers, I wanted to let you know a little more… Continue reading New blog, who dis?

Senior year starts here

*This post was previously published for the blog, "Rachel Shubin." It is now Cape May Rachel* Today was technically  my first day as a senior at George Mason University. I'm eight credits behind the standard senior, but that's okay because I have finally come into my own here at GMU. The cold weather today reminded… Continue reading Senior year starts here