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Strip me | Structure and detail

Strip me | Structure and detail

Parker Murray ‘15 is an industrial design special major, recognizable as the junior in crisp, incredibly white shirts and bright, tasteful colors. He moves with a deliberate, powerful stride across campus and then off campus, to his room in an apartment on the first floor of the Barn. Murray’s fashion sense, spatial style and academic […]

Morrison lectures, reads to delighted full house

Morrison lectures, reads to delighted full house

On April 7th, Toni Morrison spoke to a packed house – so packed that many faculty were stranded outside, forced to watch her speak on the monitors. Her reception was understandable. At 83, Morrison is one of the last twentieth-century literary heavyweights, a Nobel laureate and the author of Beloved, a book so universally lauded […]

Rough sex, hitting the elusive three and sex tapes

Rough sex, hitting the elusive three and sex tapes

Why don’t boys like me? — LonelyGirl95 Dearest LonelyGirl95, Are you really certain that’s the case? Love is a battlefield and sometimes words can’t communicate the horrors of war effectively. A radical approach to this would be to redefine your weapons of battle. Your armory doesn’t need to limit itself to these incisive questions you […]

Pablo Villalobos’ static, indigestible new novel

Pablo Villalobos’ static, indigestible new novel

Faced with the spiritually truncating demands of modernity, the twentieth-century idealist, as described by André Breton in the “First Manifesto of Surrealism,” was susceptible to complete enervation: “Menace accumulates, one yields, one abandons a part of the terrain to be conquered. That same imagination that knows no limits, is never permitted to be exercised except […]

Healing and finding happiness with Kaitlyn Ramirez ’17

Healing and finding happiness with Kaitlyn Ramirez ’17

Kaitlyn Ramirez’s story is more than just narrative, it’s a call to action. Today, she proudly discussed her history with depression and self harm with me. Her story emphasizes the basic importance of kindness that you would think we would have learned by now. Her depression started in middle school. She grew up on the […]

A grand hotel, worthy of a weekend trip

A grand hotel, worthy of a weekend trip

  If any of you have the good fortune to escape your piles of work and make it to a movie theater this spring, consider “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson’s latest irreverent film. “Grand Budapest” is a delightful, engaging romp through a fictional European country, following the absurd adventures of hotel concierge Gustave X (Ralph […]

Aesthete athlete: Sport style at Swat

Aesthete athlete: Sport style at Swat

We often build our identities around the things that we do. For 15 percent of our student body, varsity athletics provides a striking visual reflection of that reality. There are functional and practical aspects to the predominance of certain styles among athletes, but it is also a matter of pride and a reflection of community. […]

The unfathomable fallacy of heterosexual interaction

The unfathomable fallacy of heterosexual interaction

From times immemorial, endeavors to elucidate and fully understand the murky realm of sexual practices have been stunted by the impenetrable mystery of one set of practices. Its alien character to most people makes it all the more pregnant with suppositions: perplexed pseudo-scholars have oft tried and failed to fully understand this behavior which has […]

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