Mug illustration of Arts columnist Ryan McCullough.

What’s a column, and why didn’t you read mine?

I’m disappointed my semester-long run as the arts columnist at The Daily Californian isn’t ending with more intrigue. If there’s an arts opinion that could get me canceled by the UC Berkeley student body, thus ending my time here in scandal — I can’t think of it.
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Mug illustration of Arts columnist Ryan McCullough.

Concert dread

Mullet journal

I had been relying on the valid excuse of COVID-19 to avoid concerts, but I still crave seeing my favorite musicians perform.
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Illustrated Mug of Lauren Harvey

Better left unsaid

Better left unsaid

To share my story requires doing so on my own terms, and to do that takes an incredible amount of vulnerability.
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Megha Ganapathy Illustrated Mug

Evening pages

Studying the looking glass

Quiet nights, wherever they might be, are best saved for my journaling, to reflect on and sum up the day, while mornings are best for more public forms of writing.
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Megha Ganapathy Illustrated Mug

Muscle memory

Studying the looking glass

I’m working on accepting change, and acknowledging that the past can remain the past and still be remembered in all its nuance and glory.
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Scar tissue and all

Studying the looking glass

As I follow the band’s journey, I don’t think that the path to happiness is linear. I’m not even sure if happiness should be the destination. In his book, Kiedis said it best: “This is my story, scar tissue and all.” 
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In The Mood for Loneliness

Studying the looking glass

To watch Chow and Su’s love story in the midst of it all is a reminder of the fact that city life will always feel a little lonely — but to see my life reflected in film comforts my own peculiar urban loneliness.
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The sunset made me cry and other clichés

Studying the looking glass

Despite my grievances, I do want to embrace the mainstream as a more accessible base to connect with the people around me, to recognize that moments of shared emotion are just as valuable a part in experiencing art.
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