What University Students in France Think of the Second National Lockdown

By the end of 2020, France will have spent around one-third of the year under coronavirus lockdown (also known as confinement in French). The most recent one was enacted as a response to what is known nationally as the second wave of the pandemic and began this October 28th. It was initially set to last…

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stop asking me if i need a hug

Featured Image: In the studio with K. O’Neill Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault allusion, PTSD mention . . . I don’t know how to start this article and I’ve rewritten this sentence several times. I’ve been meaning to talk about this topic for a while now but wasn’t sure how to put it into words. It’s…

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Gen Z, Social Media And Cyberbullying: An Unsupervised Landscape

Featured Illustration: Alex Marino Recently, some Facebook posts have been making rounds on my newsfeed. Comments flooded the posts criticizing a girl who frequently posts videos of her dance choreography and skits for her lack of artistic values. Her dance videos and skits, which became the hot topic for trolling for some meme pages, had…

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sorry for party rocking

Featured Artwork: “Happy 2 Be Here” by K. O’Neill Being an artist and writer, I’m constantly thinking of how to incorporate wordplay in my painting titles and literary work. Naturally, I thought I was really clever (and only a little cliché) back in January when I’d proposed a summer solo exhibition titled “Hindsight” to the…

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Conscious Care for our Mental Health

Featured Illustration: Caitlin B. How are you doing? Most of us never think about our mental health until it hits us that we are sinking deeper into the bottomless pit of our emotions. Before the advent of social media and the mental health movement, we assumed the constriction of our hearts, sweat in our palms,…

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A New Mindset for a New School Year

Featured Image: Hub/John Hopkins University Millions of students will be heading back to school in the coming days in ways they may have never done before. Some university students will no longer be commuting from the bus stop to the train station, and others will be atoning masks and social distancing while writing notes during…

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A Sailor Cruising Through Failure

Featured Illustration: Vero Romero “Thank you for submitting to ‘X’. After careful consideration, it was not chosen for publication. This does not reflect the quality of our work.” “Thank you for applying for our research position, but we cannot offer you a position at the moment.” More often than I would have liked, I had…

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My Religion

Featured Image: Drew Beamer Pray. Grasp these beads, they are your home For the temple lies within Pray. Sit beneath His feet Your body belongs to Him Terminate her image Her life in your mind Pray. Let the flame protect you Its gift in strength Ancestral intentions Words birthed upon infancy Burdens paralleled in honors…

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