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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

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

Nora Ephron: Writer

By Andrew Garrison Born in 1941 to Henry and Phoebe Ephron, Nora Ephron was brought up in Beverly Hills, Calif., until leaving for the East Coast to study journalism at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. After some time spent working for the New York Post, Ephron began writing scripts. Her early works included “Silkwood” and “Heartburn,” … Continue reading

Remembering Harriet Tubman

By Andrew Garrison Harriet Tubman was born Araminta Harriet Ross in Dorchester County, Md., in 1820. She later adopted the name Harriet Tubman—her mother’s first name and husband’s last name—when she pursued her freedom in 1849. Born into slavery, Tubman spent her early years caring for a friend’s small child. She was a friend of … Continue reading