Articles by Sophia Vander Kooy


The mountains among us

I grew up in the flatlands of Indiana with little reference to just how high a mountain could be. I have been given the opportunity to travel around and see the rocky skyline of Arizona and the winding pine-covered mountains of the Adirondacks. However, neither of these experiences could have prepared me for the Himalayas….


The food crisis at hand

A culture filled with glossy magazines and plastic people causes much of the Western world to view food through a distorted lens. Whether it is by not eating enough, eating too much or simply not recognizing the foods being chewed and swallowed, there lies a great disconnect between the energy exuded thanks to food and…