Would Recommend: Spooky Edition

Gigi Silla (she/her); Washington, DC— Ooh la la, I’ve been upgraded from “recent high school graduate looking to kill time by writing nonsense for the internet” to “Staff Writer.” This calls for champagne, don’t you think? Just kidding! I’m underage!  Anyway, welcome to “Would Recommend,” the column in which I write about things that sparkContinue reading “Would Recommend: Spooky Edition”

today, tomorrow, and the next day

Talia Rodriguez (she/her); Garrett Park, MD— today i am in a new place tomorrow i will be home and the next day i will be off again papa says its normal mommy says she won’t cry apocalypse descending maybe i like the chaos i dream of big windows, airy a view of the greenery, studentsContinue reading “today, tomorrow, and the next day”

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?”

Would (Not) Recommend

Gigi Silla; Washington, DC— Welcome to “Would (Not) Recommend,” the spin-off edition of “Would Recommend,” in which I write about things that do not spark joy in my life and then rate them on a negative ten point scale. (Not sure how that works mathematically or what any of the scores I’ve given actually mean,Continue reading “Would (Not) Recommend”

Mirror mirror on the wall

A-S — The night started when I took a long hot shower in the grimy, poorly lit bathroom. I savored those moments of quiet warmth. I tried to follow a single drop of water with my eyes, but it would, without fail, get lost in the stream of other droplets before I could finish trackingContinue reading “Mirror mirror on the wall”

Would Recommend: September

Gigi Silla; Washington, DC— 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 10 point scale. Sort of like if Marie Kondo wrote Yelp reviews. There are plenty of thingsContinue reading “Would Recommend: September”

I’m starting college during a pandemic. Weirdly, I miss strangers most.

Photo of Isabel Funk. Isabel Funk; Mercer Island, WA— My last day of school was March 12. I got up at the same time I always did. I drove to school. I went to all my classes. I ate lunch with the newspaper staff. There was a strange energy in the air, like the lastContinue reading “I’m starting college during a pandemic. Weirdly, I miss strangers most.”

I’m a young female conservative in a blue state.

Lyrah Panarigan; Honolulu, Hawai’i My name is Lyrah Panarigan, and I am a young female conservative who supports President Trump.  On the morning of Sept. 11, 2019, I briskly walked through the school halls to meet up with my friends before school started, styling a white bucket hat and an outfit to match (American colorsContinue reading “I’m a young female conservative in a blue state.”