• Iris Xie

    netflix skips

    seriously. don’t waste your time

    October 31, 2019
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    When you’re in the middle of Brown’s never-ending midterm season, it can be tempting to open up Netflix and watch the first movie your fingers tap. However, given how precious time to procrastinate is, it is important to make your time not spent studying worthwhile. That’s why we here at post- have spent hours streaming […]

    warnings of the dark

    late night adventures on the rez

    October 25, 2019
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    The dogs at my aunt’s house always started barking around 3 a.m. I’d pull the window curtains shut and warn my younger siblings to avoid looking out at night. You never know who might be staring back.  As an adult, I still follow a series of similar rules. These lessons, rooted in cultural beliefs and […]


    communicating (in) long-distance friendships

    October 11, 2019
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    I’ve been in a long-distance friendship for a year now. Sure, such a feat doesn’t elicit as much sympathy or awe as maintaining a long-distance relationship does; I’m sure you or someone you know is friends with someone separated by coasts or continents, seas or time zones. But still, I find it impressive.   We’ve done […]

    a renovation project

    reconciling past and imagined selves

    October 4, 2019
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    As another herd of cackling bodies charged in through the front door, I decided to take a moment to properly survey my surroundings. It was a Saturday night in early September. I sat on the kitchen floor in an upperclassman dorm of unknown coordinates, holding in my hands two Nature Valley Oats ’n Honey bars, […]

    throwback to ’09

    conversations that built my new home

    September 27, 2019
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    When you first get to college, you’re flooded with a deluge of new conversations. You meet new people everywhere, and you’re just trying to figure out how to exist in this new environment: to find a place to belong and people to belong with. By now, I’ve had my fair share of “No way, you’re […]