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    resonance and reflection

    rehearsal musings of two musicians

    April 25, 2019
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    10:00 p.m., Steinert Choral Room We file into the rehearsal room one at a time and open our cases, revealing familiar instruments. Anita: The cello is the largest of the chamber music instruments, crafted to fill the space it’s meant to fit. The widest parts of a cello’s body sit just between the player’s knees, […]

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    the pawsox legacy and the minor league experience

    April 25, 2019
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    On a sunny day in late March 1997, my parents put a baseball cap on my four-month-old head and drove me to Turner Field. The stadium had been built for ceremonies as well as track and field events for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, but had been recently retrofitted into a baseball […]

    morning ritual

    more than the morning (coffee) grind

    April 25, 2019
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    For a long time, I woke up early. My dad, also an early riser, would almost always come to my door when he heard my alarm go off. He’d ask,“Would you like a coffee, CR?” It was too early to talk, but on those mornings we would drink coffee for a few minutes together, finding […]

    starless nights

    on light pollution and how to see in the dark

    April 12, 2019
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    I saw stars, and I mean really saw stars, for the first time when I was 18 years old. And no, I’m not from New York City or Hong Kong or some other neon-lit “City That Never Sleeps,” but a suburb in Maryland where a cursory glance at a clear night sky reveals Orion’s belt, […]

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    navigating fitness in university

    April 5, 2019
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    Content Warning: Mentions of over-exercise, eating disorders, body insecurity It’s 7:55 a.m. on a Saturday, and I’m sliding weights onto a barbell in the corner of Studio 1 of the Nelson, fidgeting with the metal clamps that keep them in place. Fitness Instructor Kay Rutherford tests the sound system while other students and community members […]