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A Steve Harvey Christmas

(Lola Fadulu)– I’m an eighteen year-old female who has neither been in a romantic relationship nor had her first kiss. I used to feel very embarrassed and insecure about this. … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 13 Comments

Fire of my loins

(Lilia Paz)– Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins Lolita was the first book I read that was literature with a capital L. I was really young; maybe … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

The World Beyond Amherst through Books

(Sharline Dominguez)– When I say I want to learn about everything, I mean literally everything. Until I began working as a student assistant at Frost Library this semester, the idea … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Mirror of Erised Can Bugger Off

(Gina Faldetta)– When I look in my bedroom mirror, I see a tall, slender figure with legs for days. So does everyone, actually. At the time of purchase, what I … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · 3 Comments

“But What Is It About?”: Liberal Arts, Infinite Jest, and Junior Tennis

(Marie Lambert)– I am in here. It is just four minutes shy of three o’clock in the morning, and I am sitting on the floor in my un-air-conditioned bedroom, the … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · 4 Comments

My Big Embarrassing Crush

(Gina Faldetta)– This summer is in some ways defined by a big embarrassing crush I’ve had for a while. Like most crushes, it makes me do dumb things. Hence the … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Feminist is to Internship as Macbeth is to Mental Hospital

(Liya Rechtman)– Copy. Paste. Copy. Paste. Code yellow: we will monitor media on this issue but at current time it does not constitute a crisis. According to my research, stevia … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Summer Confessions of an Ex-Bookworm

(Gabrielle Mayer)– I once read an article asserting that familiar smells–an old perfume, a grandmother’s blueberry pie–are biologically hardwired to bring back a rush of vivid memories or emotions. For … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Closed Mind, Open Curriculum

(Gabrielle Mayer) — As is true of most rising freshmen, I had a long and luxurious summer honeymoon with my future college persona. I fantasized about my imminent undergrad escapades: … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · 10 Comments

Egg McCharlies, Haruki Murakami, and That One Time My Mom Died

(James Hildebrand)– In these three months following my mom’s death I’ve struggled to find some unifying thread that ties together everything that’s happened. I’ve wanted to get my hands on … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

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