Articles written by: Amanda Lowman

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The Art of Coffee

They say “America runs on Dunkin’,” but personally, I believe that the the statement can be simplified to, “America runs on coffee.” As a college student, coffee has propelled me through my busiest days. Midterms and finals weeks are nothing that a cup of coffee cannot handle. As a frequent […]

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The Art of Studying

Studying can be incredibly frustrating. When the material is hard to understand, there’s an exam coming up, or you simply have other things you would rather be doing, convincing yourself to study in the first place can be challenging, much less enjoying it. It is even harder to study when […]

Lowman talks about how surfing offers opportunity for exercise with the freedom of creativity.
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The Art of Exercise: A refection on finding the creativity in an often boring area of life.

Exercise is essential for a happy and healthy life. A popular quote from an unknown author says, “Find three hobbies you love: one to make you money, one to keep you in shape, and one to be creative.” The idea of exercise coincides with a hobby, and once exercise is […]

Many famous painters, including Van Gogh, have suffered from mental health disorders.
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Does Mental Health Influence Creativity? Breaking down the link between the brain’s health and creative expression.

“Creativity is the use of imagination or original ideas,” as defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Generating ideas that are inclusive to one’s imagination and originality, however, may prove to be a more difficult task than expected. “The average person has 60,000 thoughts per day and 95% of them are exactly the […]

Pictured is Slade whose type is the Loyalist. She find this type to be helpful in identifying her strengths in relationships.
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The Art of Enneagram: A reflection on how personality types can influence one’s creative process.

I am a 6. The day I realized this felt a lot like waking up in the morning and splashing my face with cold water. There is something shocking about it, startling, in fact, but I felt very alive and very seen. The Enneagram is a personality assessment taking schools and […]

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Youtube Influencers: A new generation of celebrities can now be found in vloggers.

Media has always played a massive role in the consumerist aspect of the 21st century society. Between TV, music and the internet, the audiences are overwhelmed with entertainment options. Youtube, however, has taken the cake in recent years. Starting in 2005, Youtube has grown in popularity and is now the […]

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Does Mental Health Influence Creativity?: Breaking down the link between the brain’s health and creative expression.

“Creativity is the use of imagination or original ideas,” as defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Generating ideas that are inclusive to one’s imagination and originality, however, may prove to be a more difficult task than expected. “The average person has 60,000 thoughts per day and 95% of them are exactly the […]