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    warming up to the apocalypse

    gratitude in the face of climate change

    November 16, 2018
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    When I was 12, I loved conspiracy theories. Often, I would scour YouTube for mysterious videos that claimed to uncover a spectacular truth hidden from the public. Whether it was the banks, the Illuminati, or even corrupt lizard humanoids that ran the world, I would become a staunch believer. One theory that I was particularly […]

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    queer api health and feeling together

    November 9, 2018
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    I am walking through a fluorescent hallway. It smells like new air conditioning and pharmacy and bleach. The floor is tiled beige and the sounds of people mumbling behind closed doors drift into the hallway, which looms narrow and empty except for a coffee machine. It is very cold. It is corporate. It is boring. […]

    my code is bigger than your code

    tales of a history major lost in the cit

    November 1, 2018
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    def overheard_at_the_CIT():         quote1 = “Even people who study English go to the career fair.”         quote2 = “I haven’t read things in a long time.”         quote3 = “Yeah, I mean, she’s getting that amount. And so I negotiated to try and get it too, but the recruiter isn’t      […]

    little state of hauntings

    reflection on vampires, spirits, and halloween

    October 25, 2018
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    I was easily scared growing up. There was one episode of Scooby-Doo in particular that my sister and I would rent repeatedly from the local library: Its main villain was a disturbingly well-drawn vampire with the most startling hyena laugh. Yet, the most unsettling part came near the end of the episode. Instead of the […]

    federal funding, cultural cost

    the risky implications of a scientific-technological elite

    October 17, 2018
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    President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1961 farewell address is best remembered for its dire warning about the dangers of a “military-industrial complex.” Another famous presidential farewell address, delivered by George Washington in 1796, cautioned against the formation of political parties. Although these warnings have faded with time, they nonetheless persist in the memory and subconscious of […]