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Friday is for Favorites: Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2016 10:03 pm

With the Carpenters, Thanksgiving is a holiday that is never taken lightly. Nearly everyone from my mom’s side converges in Vermont for the festivities. She is one of eight Carpenter kids, almost all of whom are married with children and, in some cases, grandchildren. This year, Thanksgiving at my uncle and aunt’s was 54 people….

Adventures with Stephen King

November 22, 2016 2:21 pm

Fun fact: I hate being scared. I hate horror movies, I hate scary books, I hate the idea of monsters—I used to sleep with a blanket wrapped over my head and my whole body buried under the covers so that if the Thing Outside the Window decides to come in, I will not be seen….

Notes on Shira

November 19, 2016 12:02 am

The notions of Shining Shira emerged, believe it or not, from a fifth grade creative writing assignment. We’d just finished reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and our teacher told us to create a world with three magical creatures and name ourselves as king or queen, with a title that started with the…

Friday is for Favorites: Keep Your Eyes Open, Too

November 18, 2016 11:52 pm

One of my favorite bands is called NEEDTOBREATHE. I fell in love with their music my freshman year of high school and sang their song “Keep Your Eyes Open” for months. Mom bought me their album “The Reckoning” for Christmas, probably to slow the constant blaring of a solitary song on repeat. It worked, sort…

Pleasure to Meet You

November 18, 2016 2:28 am

Ingénue. Becoming. Halcyon. Scintilla. These are four beautiful words. They have nothing to do with each other until they’re put into context. My name is Charlotte Margaret Jones, after both my grandmothers. I’m nineteen years old, a sophomore at Colby College, and an English major with a cinema studies minor (which basically means, as one…