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Obsession Taylor Swift (Jennifer Xiao)

the way i loved you

a memoir of taylor swift’s (former) biggest fan

These days, any mention of Taylor Swift impales me with a sense of loss. It is with great sadness that I admit that I am a bitter, disillusioned ex-Swiftie. “Have you heard her new song?” someone will chime. I, who had once asked such questions, must admit that I have not. Instead, I find myself…

English Major (Kira Widjaja)(1)

The English Major

What happens to a dream deferred?

I have few memories of what life was like during preschool. Of course, there are some that are more distinct than others—for example, peeing my pants during the Pledge of Allegiance, or openly asking my teacher why she was so fat (unfortunately for her, I had no filter in preschool). But there is one memory…

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SciLi Staplers Suck

nitpicking my way through campus

I’ll be the first to admit that there are very few things wrong with my life. As I write this, I’m in a safe, quiet space where I feel comfortable and content. I have access to not only higher education, but also a warm bed and french fries. With so many good things in my…

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The Joy of Rubik’s Cubes

And why you should learn to solve one, too

If you’re restless during midterm season and looking for an instant way to improve your quality of life, I have just the thing for you: a Rubik’s Cube. It might sound like a lame idea at first, but hear me out. The Rubik’s Cube is a famous 3-D puzzle game in which the goal is…

Doris Liou _Stacks Shelver

Stacks Shelver

finding meaning in a summer job at the Rock

When you apply for a job, one of the most important things to do is to sound as excited as possible. Some effective phrases may include: “I’ve always wanted to work in an environment like this!” “The opportunity would be life-changing!” or “This is a way for me to really challenge myself!” However, when I…