• snowed in

    the austin winter storm and its aftermath

    March 5, 2021 |
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    I spent Valentine’s Day weekend snuggled up on the couch in Austin, Texas with Jason, a guy I started dating a couple of months ago. That afternoon, the temperature outside had dropped from our usual 70 and sunny to a chilly 15 degrees. Jason and I sat huddled inside, occasionally looking out the window for […]

    tiktok pirates

    shanties on the high seas of the internet

    March 5, 2021 |
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    A few months ago, my friend sent me a TikTok. The video, captioned “When I hand my brother the aux,” features a man named Promise Uzowulu (@strong_promises on TikTok) and his brother sitting in the car and listening to music. If you’re familiar with TikTok, you may already know where this is going. His brother […]

    the many-colored cure

    music, color, and the fine line between coping and escaping

    March 5, 2021 |
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    At a jazz band workshop years ago, a charming clinician with a single earring told us about the splashes of red he saw each time our drummer hit the cymbals. I remember feeling a little envious, because I too wanted the music to filter through my brain and manifest in fireworks of color. But even […]

    out west

    on snowballs in july, onion dip, and found family

    March 5, 2021 |
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    We all say that the drive from Jackson to Sun Valley is something special. It takes us out past the cratered rocks, lunar wasteland, and brush speckling the hills that flatten down into the Idaho borderlands. Through that atomic ghost town, past the “Ice Cream 9 Miles” sign—red like the cherry on top of the […]

    unfinding meaning in everything

    most of the time, it’s not that deep

    March 5, 2021 |
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    “Twin XL comforters for college dorm room.” Hit search. As I scrolled through countless pages of maroon, lavender, and navy blue blankets, I began to draw conclusions about college students: most prefer simpler styles, maybe some ruching or small white polka dots, but nothing too attention-grabbing that could possibly throw off the balance of their […]

    what your favorite white shoes say about you

    a life analysis

    March 4, 2021 |
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    Almost everyone has them: a pair of trusty white shoes. Some of us have only one pair, some of us have multiple pairs, and sadly, some of us do not have any. In general, most students have that one pair of white shoes that they can always rely on for metaphorical rainy days (maybe not […]

    beating the mid-semester blues

    March 4, 2021 |
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    We’ve all been there. You’ve got a midterm tomorrow, a problem set today, and a paper due yesterday. We’re now in the thick of mid-semester, and with it, midterm season. Many of us are stressed, whether from the sheer volume of work or the added weight of being expected to perform under the immense pressure […]

    overheard at brown


    “Imagine all the people, living side by side, they all have feet and hands.”

    “Who’s that little guy from the Danimals commercials. The short banana man. No—it’s called a monkey?”

    Hot Post- Time Machine


    “I may not know what the finished product will be, but I do know that I can find out. I am, after all, a strong, capable woman who can manage 1,000-piece puzzles.”

    —Anna Harvey, “Small Pieces, Big Picture,” 2.28.20


    “One by one, we filed onto a little balcony just outside the window and stood in the cool evening, watching the sunset in silence. We soaked in the sun making its descent for a few minutes, then crawled back inside, and knocked out the last of our work.”

    —Sarah Lettes, “Forever Leung,” 3.01.19

    top ten cursed boba flavors


    1. Green apple tea with brown sugar boba
    2. Coffee boba. No. Just no. 
    3. Eggnog boba
    4. Coca-Cola boba
    5. Matcha latte with milk foam ft lychee boba
    6. Water boba
    7. Orange juice boba for that chewy deliciousness with your Vitamin C
    8. Boba boba. Just a plastic cup full of tapioca, baby.
    9. AHA boba
    10. Chai Tea Latte Boba. Very colonial.

    past issues

    Feature

    snowed in
    March 5, 2021
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    fragments of my first year
    February 26, 2021
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    family of four
    February 18, 2021
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    Arts and Culture

    tiktok pirates
    March 5, 2021
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    the many-colored cure
    March 5, 2021
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    a star drawn with my left hand
    February 25, 2021
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    Narrative

    out west
    March 5, 2021
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    unfinding meaning in everything
    March 5, 2021
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    father (sometimes) knows best
    February 26, 2021
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    Lifestyle

    what your favorite white shoes say about you
    March 4, 2021
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    beating the mid-semester blues
    March 4, 2021
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    mentally in the 2000s
    February 25, 2021
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    past issues