hi :) my name is beca and im a freshman at nyu! i love writing more than anything. in my opinion writing is the best form of self expression. here i will get to share what i am passionate about, i hope you enjoy.
Review: The French Dispatch
The slow burn death of print journalism. The beauty of writing. Loneliness. Love. Poetry. Revolution. The “French Dispatch” is a 2 hour long love letter to journalism. As a writer, the movie inspired me to write about everything I see, feel, think, experience. More than ever now I want to interview strangers, eat every food imaginable, attend and explore countless museums, and write about it all.
my first concert in my favorite city
This story isn't just about a concert. This is a story about destiny. Let me set the scene. Blaring music, sweaty bodies, screaming at the top of our lungs, hands and phones in the air. This was what my Thursday night consisted of as I experienced my first ever concert in New York City.
I hate the number 8. I moved to the United States and left my entire family, friends, and language in Brasil when I was 8. So, when 2020 came around and we “celebrated '' spending 8 years in the US, I was unhappy. Coincidentally, 8 years is also how long we lived in the States before getting our citizenship. That's where this story begins.
Death & the Media
*Disclaimer: I wrote this article a couple days after Chadwick Boseman's tragic death in 2020. I submitted the piece to the Salt Lake Tribune and it was published in the OP-Ed section a couple weels later. Back then, the COVID19 pandemic was at its peak, creating fear and uncertainty all over the world. I wrote this piece to shed light on the recent events and deaths and to urge others to think about the tragedies happening everyday around us. Although the pandemic seems to be coming to an end, it is still important that we show respect to the lives we lost.
Working Out is My Favorite Therapy
Endorphins! Scientifically, physical exercise has been proven time and time again to improve a person’s mental health. This is through the release of endorphins in the brain which relieve stress and create positive feelings in the brain. It’s why doctors advised everyone to start going on walks when the pandemic hit, and why there’s such a thing as “runner’s high.” But, you probably didn’t need me telling you that because it’s more or less common knowledge. So what if I told you that exercising regularly has helped me become a happier, more confident person?