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Album Review: “Kill For Love” by the Chromatics

  Album cover: “Kill for Love” For anyone who has seen Nicolas Winding Refn’s film, Drive, with Ryan Gosling, or for those who are for better or worse, hopelessly in love with the 80’s (I raise my hand here), you’ve probably heard the Chromatics before. Maybe Ruth Radelet’s voice came up on Pandora, Spotify, or in […]

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So Many Questions

  I picked up the habit of journaling in France. It started out as an FYS requirement, but soon turned into a way for me to process everything I was seeing and learning about. That sounds corny, I know, but writing has always been the way that I worked through difficult moments in my life. […]

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World Languages Week

That mythical time has come, when schoolwork comes back from the void of vacation like Gandalf after his date with the Balrog. You’ve returned to find campus transformed from its gray, slushy state under a new layer of white (more Lord of the Rings references. I don’t know why; I’m not even a fan).   […]

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The Firs

I’ve always had an appreciation for unknown (obscure) bands, especially when I know people in them. When I went to college I deleted everyone on Facebook  from my former life (aka everyone I knew in high school), but for some reason I kept this one dude.  Maybe it was because he was super cute and […]

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Things that go bump in the night

I’ve discovered over the past few weeks of the semester that I have an affinity for all things creepy.  Creepy music, creepy writing, creepy photography – you name it, and I’ll probably like it.  Personally, I blame really good crime television, and Professor Caroline Breashears.  But mostly really good crime television. I think it probably […]

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On Keeping an Artist’s Notebook

I have to keep an artist’s notebook for one of my classes this semester. Spoiler alert: No one “discovers” my doodles or a hidden talent for visual art. My professor (Kirsten Kaschock) told us to look through sections of Da Vinci’s notebooks (the snippets that have found their way onto the internet) for inspiration. Even […]

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Reading has been a lifelong passion for me, as it is for many people. Lately it has been a hobby of mine to peruse top 100 book lists to see how many I can check off. My average on most lists is around 20-30, and to be perfectly honest, many of those, like The Great […]

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Bluets

“Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color”– Maggie Nelson, Bluets   The other day I was sitting in my Sensation & Perception class, when I started thinking about the color blue. Blues are everywhere, from the sky to our jeans, to even the worn out chairs […]

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Celebrations

This past summer, a few of my relatives tried to buy me beer at restaurants or make me margaritas on Friday Ladies’ Nights on the back deck that overlooked Lake Champlain as the sun was setting. Normal attempts to provide me with alcohol, you know? And all I had to say was, “Oh, I’m not […]

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A Word on Tofurkey…

Ahh, Thanksgiving…a day I both love and loathe in equal parts. The last six or so years have not been quite so bad as I have been able to share the tofurkey and vegetarian stuffing with my brother, the other non-meat-eater in my family. However, he recently gave up the venture and I am alone […]

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