Molly Young


vape delusion

The brief popping of the juul bubble

A few weeks ago, I received an anxiety-inducing text message regarding a vice that I am not particularly proud of. It is a vice concealed by sleek metal, by powerful marketing. It is a vice that has achieved some degree of cultural omnipresence—always between someone’s fingers, in someone’s pocket, used discreetly in class, on buses…

candygrams - Molly Young


post- modern love

You will bald prematurely.  – RattyDaddy “A Brief Query for God” Dear God, Why do bad things Happen to good people? Why do good things Happen to bad people? And if nothing ever happens to me, What the hell is that supposed to mean? – James Feinberg I laughed my first time. And second. And…

Grit Culture - Molly Young

grit and bear it

knowing when to grit and when to quit

At the brink of midnight and a mid-semester breakdown, four lecture-captures into studying for my second physiology exam, a Facebook notification disturbs my academic focus. I minimize the Canvas tab and check my feed. Everyone at Brown apparently has had the same idea, and the page fills with posts and photos from peers venting about…