• Chloe Chen

    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 […]

    polishing off the thanksgiving plate

    not the perfect day, not just another thursday

    November 19, 2020
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    If you asked me a year ago what my perfect Thanksgiving was, I’d have immediately shown you one thing: Bon Appétit’s Making Perfect: Thanksgiving. The holiday follow-up to their breakout series Making Perfect: Pizza, these videos had everything I wanted. Decadent shots of burnished turkey skin, tournament-style brackets pitting pumpkin against pecan pie (they settled […]

    staying in, coming out

    exploring sexuality in quarantine through tiktok

    November 5, 2020
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    I don’t think I had a single conversation with a friend during quarantine where I didn’t mention TikTok. And if I didn’t, TikTok was always perched somewhere at the front of my mind. This wasn’t simply because the app is addictive—anyone can tell you how they planned to watch just a few thirty-second videos only […]

    pod people

    where relationships start and covid doesn’t end

    October 8, 2020
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    Olivia Howe When my parents dropped me off in front of Keeney in September 2018, we were all thinking it: I would never really live at home again… Except winter breaks. Except freshman summer. Except quarantine. I had already stepped out of my childhood and closed the door, holding my foot over the edge of […]

    quiet period meals

    a tribute to the free food of quiet period

    October 1, 2020
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    Whether or not you were on a meal plan, the quiet period inevitably gave us all the opportunity to indulge in what we college students love the most: free food. While there definitely were some meals tastier than others, and some noticeable food changes from the first quiet period to the second, it is undeniable […]