• Gaya Gupta

    the era of e-boys

    hard truths about soft-boys

    February 14, 2020
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    Over winter break, I did what I promised myself I would never do: I downloaded TikTok. I am quick to tell people it began as a joke. Some close friends from back home had started making TikTok dances for fun and, despite being warned about the app’s addictive videos and cringey trends, I wanted to […]

    three good things

    making to-do lists something to be grateful for

    November 22, 2019
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    My to-do lists piece together my past. Above reminders to turn in my math homework on time, nagging notes to go to the gym and clean my room, and the boxed due dates for essays and projects is my list of “three good things”––three things I’m grateful for on that particular day. I write all […]


    communicating (in) long-distance friendships

    October 11, 2019
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    I’ve been in a long-distance friendship for a year now. Sure, such a feat doesn’t elicit as much sympathy or awe as maintaining a long-distance relationship does; I’m sure you or someone you know is friends with someone separated by coasts or continents, seas or time zones. But still, I find it impressive.   We’ve done […]