Posted by Laura Kemmerer


By Adelina Sarkisyan “I’ve got out at last,” said I, “in spite of you and Jane. And I’ve pulled off most of the paper, so you can’t put me back!” Now why should that man have fainted? But he did, and right across my path by the wall, so that I had to creep over … Continue reading

Tattoo of the Week

This week’s featured tattoo was sent in to us from Emma. “This was my first bigger piece.  There’s not much meaning to it besides the fact that I love cherry blossoms. I wanted something that looked more realistic, and I think it turned out perfectly.” Have a tattoo that you’re particularly proud of and want … Continue reading

Lizzie Velazquez: What Defines Oneself

By Keelin Guinan Beauty is a form of being; it’s in all of us. A person is perpetually being shaped by one’s actions and feelings toward themselves and toward the world, and through this, we can choose to live in beauty. Thoughtfully choosing what defines oneself is what Lizzie Velasquez, a public speaker and novelist, … Continue reading

Melancholia: The Sylvia Plath Effect

By Adelina Sarkisyan “The lunatic, the lover, and the poet / are of imagination all compact.” -William Shakespeare The Sylvia Plath Effect: (n) The theory proposed in 2001 by psychologist James Kaufman, PhD, that there is a clear link between creativity and mental illness, which is seen most prominently in female poets. The concept of … Continue reading