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What is home now?

Some people feel secure in their understandings of home. Some end up chasing the feeling of home, of belonging, of worn-in comfort, for a long time. Others find that feeling within themselves and carry it with them wherever they go. I am entirely unsure into which category I fall, and that is where the existential…

Holding a human brain

Students in PSYCH 1 received a rare opportunity this term: They got to hold and study real human brains and their structures. Most people in my section handled this activity relatively well. One even ate a piece of candy immediately afterwards. Another was simply in awe of the “specimen” before them. I, on the other…

Being heavy in college

Let’s talk freshman 15. Let’s talk fat jokes and eating chicken fingers at 2 a.m. I knew about these things before coming to college, but I was hoping they wouldn’t be as prominent in my current experience as they are. Part of me dreamed that being in a larger environment would mean seeing more people…