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Lucas Hornsby

Basking in insignificance

Almost once a week for four years, I took the stage. I knew just where to stand to avoid the gale-force winds coming from the air vent right above, I knew how to shake the mic just right when it malfunctioned and I knew how to set up AirPlay like no one else. In high school,…

A year deferred: Q&A with current gap year students

When I was in elementary school, I developed a crush on a Swedish girl my family hosted for a few days. As soon as she left, I committed to teaching myself Swedish, so that I could move to her homeland, impress her and, naturally, marry her. While my crush dissipated with time, my studies stayed…

Lucas’ culinary guide to a vegan holiday season

My fox terrier’s burgundy jacket, my favorite cashmere scarf, brisk walks in Riverside Park, the smell of pine – that’s what I think of as December begins and the roads fill with red leaves and the temperature drops. I know the holidays are coming. And as I enter the holidays I, of course, also think…

The freshmen you don’t see in house meeting

Being a freshman is hard work. After months of build-up, of sending my friends off and staring at the ceiling, I was relieved to finally arrive on campus last month. But I was also overwhelmed. Who can I lean on when I’m struggling to navigate a new environment? Who do I turn to when I…
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