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My First Time

This is not an article about the racial profiling done by police, an issue far too large to properly depict in a short op-ed. It’s about the sometimes difficult-to-define but nonetheless expansive differences in the college experience for people of color.

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The River

He watched people pass beneath him. He observed as the rest of the world continued to move around him, blind to the boy in the tree. He began to shiver in the cold. He wouldn’t have minded freezing solid.

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All I Am, All I'll Ever Be

Addiction, an illness in itself, is easier to show. It is far harder, on the other hand, to make the daily realities of mental illness interesting and observable.

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Battles Worth Losing

A yes-vote for statehood in November would be a symbol, not a statute.

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Delegates Unbound

Caucuses should go the way of superdelegates—straight to the dustbin of history.

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You’re Not Special No. 2

As the Class of 2016 prepares to graduate, we’re all asking ourselves this big question: Are we going to be special? And if we define success as specialness, will we be successful? …Well, probably not.

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I Believe

Praise God for a brow furrowed in Act I at the use of gender-neutral pronouns relaxing entirely by Act II as queer black love washes over it. For this has been a cleansing.

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Speak Before You Think

If you are always monitoring your speech, you are never truly saying anything.

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Final Thoughts

In her conclusion to the Glass, Jelly, and Jewels series, Arts columnist Rachel Cheong sums up her thoughts on the glimmering facets of the Oaten Pipes Hydroid; ultimately, even preservation is a creative act.

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The Democracy of a Distorted Voice

Autotune, as a musical trend, points toward a larger trend in digital culture: the appropriation of expression from others to find one’s own.

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Girl

Once I told a friend that kissing someone feels like a surrender, and he told me sometimes kissing is just kissing.

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The Myth of Tone Policing

One can simultaneously be angry and rational.

Annie Harvieux
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A Vieux From the Trees: You're Not You When You're ________

After 21 years in my own body and mind, I know some basic things I need to function best: six to eight hours of sleep, breakfast, comfortable clothes and footwear, my prescribed meds for depression and asthma, feeling respected by my co-workers, a balance of social time and solitude, a healthy level of engagement in tasks.

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When Love Hurts

What should be seen as unacceptable behavior is instead described as manly and attractive.

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Thank You for Your Service

When thanked for my service, I feel guilty. Guilty of stealing attention away from those who’ve already served yet remain forgotten.