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Summer Stories
3 months ago

Summer Stories

Let’s start with gratitude. On the back cover of our Spring 2020 issue, we promised another addition to our series of themed summer issues — just not the one we’d …
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Face Time
3 months ago

Face Time

Chethan: I applied early decision to Rice. I wanted to go to a place that was warm and friendly and very diverse. I wasn’t crazy about the idea of being …
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Distance Learning in the Delta
3 months ago

Distance Learning in the Delta

Bonnie: “We’re in the country-country, Ms. Miller, we really have nothing to worry about,” the lead teacher on my hall reassured me. Characteristically, she sought to allay any fears about …
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Tina’s Tiny(s) Act of Kindness
3 months ago

Tina’s Tiny(s) Act of Kindness

As a way to respond to two current national crises, COVID-19 and racial injustice, rising senior Tina Liu put her creative skills and social media to good use. Beginning in …
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Survival Pedagogy
3 months ago

Survival Pedagogy

Each day begins when I rise from the bed, dress in the darkness of my bathroom, pull on my running shoes and try to compel my teenager into some form …
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Mission Critical
3 months ago

Mission Critical

I am a critical pulmonary care physician, which means that I manage the most critically ill patients in the hospital — generally, patients who have multiple organ failure. Because they …
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Pivoting in a Pandemic
3 months ago

Pivoting in a Pandemic

New York is supposed to be the city that never sleeps. Things are supposed to happen around the clock every day of the year — but right now, the entire …
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Home and Away
3 months ago

Home and Away

My freshman year couldn’t have been more eventful. In general, the year started out a little rough due to culture shock and transitioning to college life.  However, there were plenty …
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Meditation for this Moment
3 months ago

Meditation for this Moment

COVID-19 has hijacked our amygdala — the reptilian part of the brain that helps regulate emotions and motivations, particularly those related to survival. This reptilian brain has taken charge, causing …
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Virus Body
3 months ago

Virus Body

This work is a visualization of my dreams during the pandemic period. The installation demonstrates the nature of chaotic dreams while maintaining a sense of balance and connection amidst all …
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