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    on silvana imam, sweden’s holy mother of rap

    March 6, 2020
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    I probably would have stopped studying Swedish if it wasn’t for Silvana Imam. The only reasons I began taking Swedish in the first place were that the guy I dated in senior year spoke it, and that I wanted to teach myself a language that wasn’t offered at school. My efforts to have secret conversations […]

    a guide to caffeination

    an expert’s guide to staying awake

    March 5, 2020
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    Now that midterm season is in full swing, I thought that I’d share a guide to the many forms of the glorious chemical that is caffeine. As someone who is currently writing this at 3 a.m., deceivingly energized by two cups of matcha and four shots of espresso, I thought I’d be the perfect person […]

    sweet hearts

    candy that does the talking

    February 14, 2020
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    The candy heart was originally meant to be a lozenge. The trend of the time (the 1840s) were these small medicinal candies to ease your aches and pains. Simple, sweet, and easy as that. Candy hearts became medicine for a different type of pain—saying a sweet thing out loud that can be gobbled up impolitely. […]

    hey, that’s my knife!

    knives out and the horror of new england fall

    February 7, 2020
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    The moment I knew that Knives Out would be my topic of conversation for weeks wasn’t the first time I heard Daniel Craig’s dulcet take on a Southern accent, or the ending twist, or even the appearance of Chris Evans’s oversized raglan sweater. It was when our heroine finds a toxicology report with the little […]

    finals playlist

    tunes to procrastinate to

    December 6, 2019
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    Well, folks, here we are again.    You’re back on campus after another Thanksgiving break has flown right by. All that work you were going to catch up on after a day of Netflix-binging and turkey-eating somehow never materialized and, well, you’re probably procrastinating right now by reading this. Of course, the end of Thanksgiving […]