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Crispy As Fuck

On the first Sunday of November, I woke up and took my happy ass to Popeye’s to finally get that elusive chicken sandwich that had caused the country to abandon all common decency.  I thought I was hot shit using the Popeye’s app to order

Scared Little Big Boy

Sometime in the year 2012, when I thought I was a big boy, I saw my first scary movie in theaters. During the semi-cold winter of New Mexico, where a single snowflake makes the public schools want to have a snow day, I was watching

A Summer Lesson in Kansas

This summer my husband and I decided to go on a cross country road trip. Through the nothingness that is Kansas we realized that we were nearly out of gas. The only nearby station looked as though it hadn’t been updated since at least the

Guest Column

In January I had planned to go to meetings and events for both the Black Student Alliance and Latino Student Alliance, since I am both. I never did. For a couple of months I found myself trying to decide which ethnicity I identified most with.

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As my first year of college comes to an end, I reflect on what has brought me to this point. The journey through year one has been wild, unpredictable, often a lot of fun, and sometimes not so much. If nothing else, there is one

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My first concert was when I was 5 in Elko, Nevada. My family and I were driving by when I, utterly infatuated with the sound gracing my inexperienced ears, begged for them to stop the car so I could watch. On my dad’s shoulders, I

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In 2011, I went through an exhibit at the Newseum in Washington D.C. that contained the photographs that the photojournalism world deemed to be the best of the best. Most of them were images I had seen before but were never presented in such a

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That’s pretty impressive for someone your age!” Cue the eyeroll. The most backhanded compliment of all backhanded compliments.  The crème de la crème of patronization. The most annoying, infuriating, and frustrating thing anyone could ever say to an 18-year-old.  I get that a lot. Look,

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I’m not good at beginnings, so here it goes: recently, a family friend of mine died, and I’m still processing it. He was 21 years old (same age as me), and we went to school together from kindergarten through most of high school. My whole

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Recently, I took a shower with kettle water. Campus Village has had a series of conflicts within their water system. For the past few weeks, we, as residents, have received multiple emails from the Campus Village staff warning us that the water was being turned