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With wide eyes

Trial and error

Let me set the scene: I am a sophomore with wide eyes, a worried soul and little to no progress on my African American Studies final paper.
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The Ivy of the Midwest

Undeclared

While it is a great school if you know what you want to study or you are interested in traditional campus life, Northwestern was not the school for me.
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4 Years, 4 Colleges

UNDECLARED

I’ve attended four different colleges: an elite private school, a community college, a small liberal-arts school and, a large public research institution.
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A gawky goodbye

Devil in the Details

I wouldn’t call myself antisocial, but the motto “no new friends” has always seemed a little too relevant to my life. So when my friend invited me over the other day and I was bombarded with the unexpected presence of other, only somewhat familiar humans, I knew that it was
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Your body, your voice — your choice

2 cents on 2 sides

I lost my virginity when I was 14 years old. But before I could bask in the glory of fulfilling my sexual needs, or even process the act, the gossip about me spread around school as quickly as pink eye at a co-op orgy party. In a predominantly white, upper-middle
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Safety over sanity

Euphoric Dysphoria

His voice breaking, he told me that he loved me, and, though he avoided my gaze, I knew it was true. His hands fidgeted, clasping and wringing, movements that were fighting with the control and composure that was my father. They mirrored the thoughts he wished to tell me, thoughts
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Read me

Devil in the Details

Read 10:42 p.m. *sharp inhale, filled with panic* I wait a moment before I start full-on hyperventilating. He got my message. He read my message. But where was his response? I stared ruefully at my phone willing it to do something, redeem itself. Years passed, my hair grayed, life had
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Feast away, forget your weight

2 cents on 2 sides

Before coming to the United States, I used to model. I was made to feel bad about my weight on every occasion when I lived with my family, and even more so when I was out of their sight.
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