Articles by Mary Ruane

The One About Friends

In chairs circled around a wooden table, the group leaned in towards each other, holding hands. “Let’s say a prayer,” said the blonde, on whom all eyes had focused.  People…


The One About Identity

Identity. A definition from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary. “Sameness of essential or generic character in different instances.” Our identity is dependent on who we are…most of the time? We are…


The One About Conversations

The most difficult thing about college is starting a new life, with new friends, all of whom you know little to nothing about. It is hard to put yourself out…




A new hope

“Hello, my name is Mary Ruane and I’m from Mountainside, New Jersey.” No, scratch that. They don’t care where you’re from, besides that’s too formal. Okay, start again. “Hey! I’m…