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Words from a wallflower

Sometimes I feel like I’m in a soap opera with as much drama as I experience. Welcome to this week’s episode. I had an incident happen over the weekend that made me want to shut off the rest of the world. I needed to get

Words from a wallflower

Surprises have never been my forte. I either spill the beans or give enough hints with my nonexistent poker face. This held true for this weekend when I “surprised” my mom in Washington for her birthday. I had been planning this trip with my stepdad

Words from a wallflower

These past couple weeks have brought me many firsts: my first time acting as a board member for clubs, my first time going to the Block Party, my first time mentoring freshmen, and my first time as a section editor. I was holding back my

Words from a wallflower

The Feeling of Home Two pictures hang on my bedroom door. One is of my family at my mom’s graduation and the other is of me and my boyfriend when I was dropped off at college. These photos greet me when I come back from

The Plot Thickens

Endless Summer A week from today, I will wake up in my new apartment, one I’m renting with my best friend. I won’t have school that day, and in theory, I will be done for the semester. Summer will have started. My plans for this

The Plot Thickens

Table of Contents If I think hard enough about it, I’m pretty sure I could map out my life in books. Even though I rarely talk about literature, there are several novels I could line up that would trace my progression throughout life. Back in

The Plot Thickens

Long Live DC Back in 2008, at the dawn of the MCU with Iron Man, DC Comics released The Dark Knight, arguably their finest film. Both movies were incredibly influential in their own ways: Iron Man  for starting the highest grossing (and yes, perhaps most

The Plot Thickens

Consequence in a Good Way On Wednesday morning, I woke up to a message from my mother. She was concerned for me after reading my column and wanted to assure me that if I felt like I needed to go to therapy, I should. It

The Plot Thickens

Sadness + Brownies This was not the first time that the sadness had taken over Marcus. He called it sadness because he wasn’t sure what else to name it. It wasn’t depression, or at least he hoped it wasn’t. In his experience, depression was something

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The Taming of the Screw There’s a screw under my desk. Or maybe it’s a nail. Well, wait. Hold on. They just informed me that they are, in fact, neither nail nor screw but something in between. I can call them Screw though. So, that’s