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When poetry is a luxury

I like poetry. Maybe it’s because of the abundance of Dr. Seuss books that were placed on my shelf as a kid, or maybe because of the painfully awkward and yet somehow still magical reading of Romeo and Juliet put on by my seventh grade class. Maybe it’s because poetry is a concentrated and powerful way of using words to capture the fleeting moments of life (not to wax too poetic, of course).

Types of laundry doers

Growing up, media painted a picture in my mind of the stereotypical college student. Messy rooms, long nights writing papers and loads of dirty laundry seemed inevitable. Now, with one quarter of college under my belt, I realize that some of these generalizations actually hold some truth. I can say that I have pulled all-nighters…