Author: Jessica Foster

Foster: Taking the bars in doses

The term bar is a vague word. It can refer to metal poles, granola bars, musical measurements and is also used as a preposition meaning “except for.” It is an expression that has multiple purposes in the English language. But one bar stands out among the rest: the nightlife bar. Or as I like to call it on my bitter days: a dark room that smells like too many people and $10 vodka. Now, I have had pleasant experiences in bars. Campus bars can be fun if you take them in stride. A Wednesday through Saturday appearance at Taylor’s...

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Foster: No Mother’s Day Instagram

I felt frazzled. I anxiously scrolled through my phone, trying to find the perfect image to Instagram. I spent 20 minutes downloading photos of my mom and me from my laptop and Facebook, but something did not feel right. Was it the filter? Do we look happy enough in this photo? Should I post right now, or is it too early? I frustratingly buried my face in a pillow and dropped my phone on the floor. I just wanted my mom to know that I was thinking about her. Why couldn’t I post the perfect image? Mother’s Day has...

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