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The Coddled College Student
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The Coddled College Student

College is supposed to broaden one’s horizons, not limit them; it is supposed to challenge people. The question on my mind, as the notion of trigger warnings begins to encompass the widely accepted literary canon, is where does it stop? Continue reading

Now I See You: Nicole C. Kear’s Brave Journey Into the Darkness
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Now I See You: Nicole C. Kear’s Brave Journey Into the Darkness

Resolving to keep her eventual blindness a secret from everyone but her family, Nicole endeavors to employ the age-old adage of carpe diem. However, after a near-death experience, attempting to step out a window onto a fire escape that isn’t actually there, she realized she was no longer in charge of her life, the disease was. Continue reading

The Modern Memoir: Elissa Washuta’s My Body Is a Book of Rules
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The Modern Memoir: Elissa Washuta’s My Body Is a Book of Rules

Unlike the all-too-familiar beginning-to-end chronology many memoirs follow, My Body presents readers with a series of fragmented essays made into a clear and cohesive whole. In a way that is exceptionally frank, Washuta vividly describes to readers her journey through the ebbs and flows of sanity and insanity, self-esteem and self-hatred. Continue reading