UPLifting Mix 005: A 90s Mix pt. 1

by Michelle Vo Here at The UP Lab, we’ve decided to retire our weekly UPlifting Music Series and upgrade into a more nostalgic and sharable medium: mixes. Every month, we will share a new playlist with songs that encompass a certain theme. These mixes can be inspired by submissions, so if there is a particular…

A Captive Audience of One

By Parth Raval I write. I think it’s important to stay busy and I have binders full of pages that have never seen a pair of eyes but mine. Not all of it usable–some of it is very, very bad–but the material is there if I want to go back and revise it, work it…

Winning, Losing and Why Life Isn’t a Game

By Michelle Vo “Michelle, either you’re a winner or a loser. Life is a game and you have to play smart to win.” I’m sure everybody has had someone tell them this at some point in their lives. Winners take on challenges, losers look at a challenge and give up. Winners do this, losers do…

Bouncing Back After a Disappointing Year

By Justin Ho “This was a tough year for me,” my friend sighed as we drove home from a holiday party. He was reflecting on a pivotal year he had and explained how it didn’t live up to his expectations. “Good,” I said with a smile. We ended up having a long conversation about the…