Jaimie Ding SC ’21 documents the bores and the pleasantries of her self-imposed quarantine at home in Vancouver, Washington. “I realize that without any responsibilities or human beings to interact with, I no longer have to abide by societal norms of when to eat or when to sleep,” she recounts.
Food columnist Stephanie Du SC ’21 gives tips to level up in the kitchen, no matter how limited your culinary skills or supplies. “Like any skill, it takes time and practice to improve your cooking. If something doesn’t work on your first try, that’s normal,” she writes.
Music columnist Kyla Walker PO ’22 explores Taylor Swift’s whirlwind transition from political privacy to political activism in “Miss Americana.”
Film columnist Hannah Avalos PO ’21 discusses the French Netflix film “I Lost My Body,” and why it can help viewers who feel purposeless. “‘I Lost My Body’ … teaches us that we’re not beholden to the world. When it seems the whole world is falling apart around us, we can still do something about it,” she writes.
Lillian Perlmutter SC ’21 explores the experience of returning from abroad and feeling like life doesn’t quite fit together the same.
Music columnist Ella Boyd SC ’21 assesses the impact of musician Pop Smoke’s influence on the New York drill music scene after his death. “Almost with Nietzsche-esque transcendence of good and evil, Pop Smoke played by his own rules, and he won through creating a lasting legacy in the eye of the music industry and general population,” she writes.
Nina Potischman PO ’21 critiques Sarah Manguso’s “The Two Kinds of Decay” and the need to extract meaning from experiences of chronic illness.
Gabe Fisher CMC ’21 discusses the pitfalls of studying abroad at a university where lectures are large and office hours are not commonplace.
TV columnist Claire DuMont SC ’23 reckons with her inability to watch series finales, and whether or not the fear even matters in the age of streaming and binge-watching.