by Julien-Pierre “Johnny” Campbell Vaccines are rolling out and the weather is getting warm again. I myself am fully vaccinated and feeling the pull of a social life. I miss going out to eat. I miss concerts and bars and hanging out with friends. I miss going on dates and seeing movies and attending classes on-campus. I miss not wearing a mask everywhere. Simply put? … Continue reading Hang Tight Just a Little Longer…
by Julien-Pierre “Johnny” Campbell In July 2019, I got my lower lip pierced in some 2005-throwback-glory. I got snakebites and I love them SO much. These little pieces of metal have quadrupled my confidence and I don’t regret them. I have had the itch to get another piercing every day since then. Little things have gotten in the way: unexpected bills popping up, opportunities for … Continue reading A New Look!
by Julien-Pierre “Johnny” Campbell As I have shared many times in my Chronicle articles, I am chronically ill and disabled. I have a compromised immune system, I am hard of hearing, I walk with a limp, I am allergic to everything from pet hair to plants to hand soap, I have fibromyalgia, crippling pain, I have intense sensory issues, I have delayed motor skills, I … Continue reading Illness Advocate
I have many tattoos, and I love them all! I love to ask people for their “tattoo stories.” It doesn’t matter if it’s a fun design you got on a lark, a matching tattoo with a paramour, or a design that means the world to you! I love to hear the inspiration behind others’ tattoos. Here are a few of mine! One of the dearest … Continue reading Tattoo Tour Part I
by Julien-Pierre “Johnny” Campbell Content warning: frank discussion of the symptoms of mental illness, mentions of medication. To be in love is a beautiful thing. I consider myself lucky every day that I have so many people to love and share my life with. There is a side to love, however, when you are mentally ill, that can be very hard. A day can look … Continue reading To Love While Ill
by Julien-Pierre “Johnny” Campbell I sat in front of my laptop, as I often do. Same black skinny jeans, same homemade crop top displaying a garish fish that said, “WOMEN WANT ME, FISH FEAR ME.” Same glasses and gray beanie as I always wore. My dog sat next to me like usual. The TV was on, playing a rerun of a show I’d seen many … Continue reading The Finished Product
by Julien-Pierre “Johnny” Campbell I miss on-campus learning, as I’m sure many PSU students do. I’ve found it difficult to adapt to life as a full-time student at home. What I’ve also found, however, are some small ways to make online learning a little easier. Here are my tips! Find a space and make it yours: Having a dedicated study space can make all the … Continue reading Online Learning Made Easy…Sorta