Hannah Van Essen

Hannah Van Essen

Hannah Van Essen, sophomore, enjoys both academic and creative writing, and hopes to further her abilities during her time with The OLu Muse. Some of Hannah’s other pastimes include recreational running and reading. She also loves to play the piano and spend time with family and friends. Hannah’s favorite piece of literature is Pride and Prejudice, with The Chronicles of Narnia coming in a close second.

More of Hannah Van Essen’s Work:

  • Tattoos: What’s the Big Deal? - Every parent dreads the day that their precious 18 year old walks through the door with a painfully obvious tattoo, but what deeper issues does this disdain present before us? …
  • The Asylum - The woman next to me flinched, trying to cover her mouth before she coughed, but before I could look up, the doctor had already grabbed her shirt and pulled her …
  • Breakfast Burrito Basics - Breakfast today is much more than a meal: it’s an experience. Finding that trendy hole-in-the-wall that also serves great food can become quite a task. In search of just that, …
  • Agent 355 - Benjamin had asked one thing of me: be invisible. I laughed when he said that because it was so seemingly hilarious, a woman be anything but invisible? But I guess …
  • An Extraordinary Life - Ralph G. Nichols said, “The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.” …
  • Simple Summers - I miss the simplicity of summers long ago, the days when we would catch butterflies with our broken purple nets. The times we built little cities and made up stories …
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