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A Solitary Nature (Katie McLoughlin)

a solitary nature

in between lives

Everything about autumn feels like a slow exhale. Summer is the stress of shoulders up to my ears: a time of constant social obligations because no warm night can go to waste, renewed body image issues, and summer job responsibilities that consume life for three months until they disappear in my mind where memories go…

Handwriting (Katie McLoughlin)

Calligraphic Characters

a listicle

The Tiny Notebook Person Tends to be shy and reserved, but is known for their creativity and artistic vision. Their writing is neat and easy to read, but can sometimes be so small that it strains the eyes of some readers. This is surprising, as many writers of this type wear glasses themselves. Notes, figures,…

Dear Evan Hansen Katie McLoughlin

Surrounded by Screens

Connecting to Dear Evan Hansen and each other

If you’ve heard anything about theater in the past year (not including Hamilton—sorry, fellow history geeks), it was most likely about the Tony Award-winning smash hit musical Dear  Evan Hansen. The story centers on an ordinary teenager, Evan Hansen (surprise), who is plagued by social anxiety. When a classmate commits suicide within the first half…

hurricanecolor

Hurricane

Give us this day our daily bread

I find out about Hurricane Harvey in the middle of a non-stop flight to Houston, too focused on finding coffee before takeoff to check The Atlantic Daily at the airport. Reading about the worst hurricane to hit the United States in 12 years didn’t have immediate impact—from above, everything is soft, tea-logged Biscoffs and cotton…