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Follow the fairies

Arts Abroad

We chased the fairies as they skipped and danced across Trinity College’s campus, and eventually they led us to a small glade, where they had set up a makeshift stage.
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Can I get a word?

It was cool at the time

If you’ve ever had to talk to me for more than 10 seconds, I’ve probably mentioned that I’m on an improv comedy team.
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Beethoven’s sick beats

It was cool at the time

Because I wasn’t immediately learning what I wanted to play, I wasn’t interested. I didn’t pay attention at all for the first two months of lessons. Apparently, during that period he taught me how to read music, and I missed all of it.
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A humble narcissist

It was cool at the time

For a long time, I thought my tendency to come off as incredibly confident despite being so shy meant that I was being fake or inauthentic.
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3 days: the weight of time in Europe

Arts Abroad

As I look back, I realize that the synthesis of these three trips is my interaction with time. Three days will never be enough to truly experience any city’s art and culture. But the time intrinsic within that art and culture allows one to have a deep connection to those cities’ space.
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There’s something about dogs

It was cool at the time

“Marley & Me,” “Where the Red Fern Grows,” “A Dog’s Purpose” and “My Dog Skip” make up a genre based on a simple but emotionally powerful idea: dogs make us better people, and then we lose them.
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Crop top anarchist

It was cool at the time

My early teen years were an era of gloriously bold fashion choices. Many of these I’m certain to regret, but some of which I’ll sorely miss.
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Like ‘The Notebook,’ but without the love story part

It was cool at the time

I’ve never been in anything close to a relationship. I’ve never gotten to change my Facebook relationship status. I never had a guaranteed date to a school dance. There was never any “bae<3<3<3” in my phone contacts. It’s not that I was never given the opportunity. I could get just
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(Don’t) pass the aux cord

It was cool at the time

“Do you have anything else?” Marco, my chummy Uber driver, hadn’t meant to embarrass me. When he first handed me the aux cord and told me to blast some “dope tracks,” he thought that he was doing something fun for both of us. Had any other young adult slid into
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