What Public School Didn’t Teach Me

Dear Reader, If you went through the U.S. public school system, at a young age, you were probably led to believe that knowing the order of the planets was rudimentary to your education. As an adult, you probably still know that Mercury comes first, then Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune (and also... Continue Reading →

[Review] Nothing Good Can Come from This

Dear Reader, “In her sharp, incisive debut essay collection, Coulter reveals a portrait of a life in transition.” This sentence that I have reprinted for you is a line from the description of Kristi Coulter’s memoir Nothing Good Can Come from This: Essays. In sitting down to write this review, I found that this was... Continue Reading →

A Long Road Ahead

Dear Reader, To compare the pandemic to a “war” would be disrespectful to anyone who has actually lived through such a conflict, however, it is important that we understand in the gravest of terms just how serious the ongoing coronavirus situation is. Yesterday, I learned that 41-year old Broadway actor Nick Cordero died from COVID-19.... Continue Reading →

Hidden Trails

Dear Reader, Clunky concrete buildings are so run of the mill in parts of Boston that it can be hard to see the beauty in the tedious industrialization. The Alewife bus and subway station is one such structure that blends right into the highway and office buildings surrounding it. At a glance, the Alewife station... Continue Reading →

[Review] We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

Dear Reader, Sometimes things get stressful and our minds just crave unadulterated entertainment. For me, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays by Samantha Irby unexpectedly became exactly what I was looking for. This memoir is too funny for words. It’s so hilarious, in fact, I hardly even want to write about it at... Continue Reading →

Red, White, and Blue-tiful

Dear Reader, Happy 4th of July! How are you celebrating the holiday given the pandemic? While it is natural to feel a little bummed that, yet another holiday is virtually ‘cancelled’ on account of the ongoing crisis, truly believing in this notion will guarantee unhappiness for you on this perfectly joyful day. We can, of... Continue Reading →

For Recognition or Remembrance?

Dear Reader, When I was in middle school, I kept a diary of sorts, where I would bullet point the things that I did that day on one page and then describe the dream I had that night (if any) on another page. My overly ambitious teenage hope was to unlock the secrets of my... Continue Reading →

The Crisis as an Opportunity

Dear Reader, We’re almost exactly halfway into the year 2020! I don’t want to be that annoying person, but… how are your New Year’s resolutions coming along? If you did make resolutions this year, this is a reminder to check in on your goals. I annually make resolutions and try to stick to them; however,... Continue Reading →

[Review] The Privileged Poor

Dear Reader, What does it mean to be a broke college student? When I was in college my friends and I would use the broke-college kid excuse in jest to justify a night in with mixed drinks rather than spring for the $15 cocktails. While many college students are thrifty, a college student who literally... Continue Reading →

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