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Lonesome behind the face

Illustration by Maude Lustig
May 8, 2020

I felt lonely senior year. I didn’t expect it. I thought it was supposed to be the best year, which is why it took me so long to connect my feelings with the word that described them. By senior year,...

Scents of the different majors

Illustration by Isabella Buchter
May 8, 2020

Biology – Formaldehyde and mitochondria  This is pretty self-explanatory; STEM majors out there will understand. These committed individuals exude the scents of the two things that they are most...

The value of silence

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic
May 8, 2020

Do you know the feeling when you’re “talking with” someone and it gets awkward?  You feel like you are responsible for coming up with something to say to make the awkward feeling go away, and...

Taking time to taste

Illustration by Hannah Paul
May 8, 2020

As I write this, I am sitting on my back porch in Tennessee; my mamma is grilling buns and okra while the bbq is cooking in the crockpot inside. I can smell her bbq, even through thick walls. Good food...

On intimacy and being in love with your friends

May 8, 2020

When I was visiting a close friend of mine during break, on my second day in North Dakota — the second-coldest state in the U.S. — my friend and I went to the supermarket together to buy groceries...

Photo essay: Textures

Photo essay: Textures
May 8, 2020

The pets of Whitman

The pets of Whitman
May 8, 2020

Owner: Toyona Howard Name: Bleu Nickname: Lil’ Beta Age: Adult Length of Companionship: October 2019 Favorite Treat: Blood worms Fun Memory: Any time Toyona gets near the top of...

Politics and Pleasure

A senior thesis combines a love for food with political possibilities
May 15, 2018

Politics major Claire Floyd-Lapp begins her thesis with with a confession: “I am undeniably a foodie.” It’s a statement that, according to Floyd-Lapp, can carry a sense of shame. “A...

The International Student Experience

May 15, 2018

“Let’s go around and say our name, pronoun, and where we’re from,” said the resident assistant. “My name is Michelle, I use she/her/hers, and I’m from Seattle” “I’m Rachel, I use...

Graduation Circuit ’18: Letter from the Editors

Graduation Circuit '18: Letter from the Editors
May 15, 2018

We’ve seen a lot of sunsets this year. Two full walls in the newsroom are windows, so each production night we have watched from the top floor of Reid as the clouds have erupted and light is spat onto...

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