How can I be sustainable in college?

Abby, in nature. Abigail Murphy (she/her); Bethesda, MD— Hey Abby, I got to college about a month ago, and I’m now responsible for many more decisions than I was at home. With that in mind, I want to start leading a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle! Do you have some tips for that? Hey collegiate environmentalist,Continue reading “How can I be sustainable in college?”

What can I do with my coronavirus summer?

A drawing by Abigail Murphy Abigail Murphy; Arlington, VA— Hey Abby,  What can I do with my summer amid coronavirus precautions and closures? Hey bored buddy, AHHHHHHHHHH ARGH ugh. I receive a lot of texts throughout the day. I mean, that’s expected. We are quarantined. I’m a teenager. In the past five months, I’ve rarelyContinue reading “What can I do with my coronavirus summer?”

Not so nice jeans

Drawing by Julia Pastreich Julia Pastreich; Washington, DC— The final blue button poked its head through the hole in the front of my shirt. I pinched my fingers together and pushed it all the way through. I tugged on the hem, running the stiff fabric through my fingers. I looked my reflection in the eye.Continue reading “Not so nice jeans”

Before a graduation.

A collage by Abigail Murphy Abigail Murphy; Arlington, Virginia— There’s an aching in my neck from leaning, Head slouched over shoulders, typing, reading,  Watching, rarely speaking. And myself—I Ache. Aching for a connection, feeling.  Rush of joy, excitement, sadness, feeling.  That feeling of uniting with someone Across space. Seeing their body, feeling Their presence. TwoContinue reading “Before a graduation.”

Would Recommend

A photo of Gigi Silla, the creator of “Would Recommend” Gigi Silla— Welcome to “Would Recommend,” the new and improved version of “Gigi’s Corner: A Column,” the column in which I write about things that spark joy in my life and then rate them on a ten-point scale. Sort of like if Marie Kondo wroteContinue reading “Would Recommend”

How do I know if I should take a gap year?

Hey Abby,  The pandemic uprooted the end of my high school experience, and now my college situation doesn’t look great either. On the other hand, I’ve been looking forward to college for a long time, and I didn’t anticipate putting off that experience. How do I know if I should take a gap year?  HeyContinue reading “How do I know if I should take a gap year?”