by Rene Ohana
I drop a tired copy of Seventeen on the waiting room table in front of me, watch dust bunnies race across the linoleum floor toward the lopsided plastic Christmas tree in the corner, and wonder how much longer until I become a big sister. You’d think the waiting room in labor and delivery would be bubbling with pink and family. I guess not.
Katie Beauvais is a self-described extrovert; she plays sports at her boarding school in rural Massachusetts, participates in Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and volunteers at a local nursing home.
“I like to be around people and not just cooped up in my room all the time,” Katie said.
Let’s have a hoorah for the states that have and are in the process of legalizing same-sex marriage. The first to do this was Massachusetts. Its citizens have been enjoying the right of same-sex marriage since November 18, 2003. Just last year Connecticut followed suit in October, and recently there has been a rush of others wanting to join in!
I’m Jordan Sandvig, the newest staff writer for the Young Adult section here at Rainbow Rumpus. I am a fan not only of rainbows in general but also of Rainbow Rumpus and its mission. I’m a great believer in the potential of quality stories and journalism to find an audience and build a community and am excited to be working for an organization that believes the same.
The new year is often an opportunity to start new habits. I remember my new year’s resolutions when I was in high school: I would study more, pay closer attention in the classes I loathed (biology, chemistry), maybe be nicer to my sister (I might have made that one up).
Last week, two college students spent the morning with me to learn more about what a financial consultant does in the course of a workday. It was interesting for a couple reasons, but perhaps most interesting was the walk we took after lunch in the food court of my building.