• olivia mayeda

    welcome home, son

    adopting a dog during the pandemic

    April 23, 2020
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    We had already been planning to do it. It was going to be after graduation, when my brother and I officially returned home for the summer and our whole family could spend lazy hours playing fetch in the backyard. We weren’t going to do it in April, not a mere two months after our beloved […]

    elegy for a lost semester

    on leaving home to go home

    April 16, 2020
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    Where is home for you? I still remember how I felt when I was first asked that question during orientation week my first year at Brown: strangely confused. Where was home for me? My family lives in a small town in Georgia—a far cry from diverse, metropolitan Atlanta. Though I called that little town “home,” […]

    muffin march madness

    March 13, 2020
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    Have you ever stepped into an incredibly packed Blue Room at 10 a.m. craving a sweet treat, yet been totally overwhelmed when you saw six types of muffins to choose from?  Never fear, for Muffin March Madness is here to answer all of your burning questions about these iconic baked goods. And, of course, to […]


    having faith in yourself

    March 6, 2020
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    I’ve heard confidence described as a strength, a belief in the self that’s unwavering in the face of doubt. I’ve seen it as an assurance of future success, I’ve known it as faith in patterns and solid evidence, and I’ve seen it advertised as an outcome achieved by using products that sell approximations of “traditional” […]