How to Lose

by Hannah Ford How to Lose Sure, you weren’t ever fat, but swapping in salads and getting up a bit earlier to run feels strong, clean, bright. To lose a few pounds, you’ll also lose an hour of sleep in the morning when you get up to exercise. Stop allowing unnecessary carbs. Lose the egg yolks, take off one of …

Note to Self

by Gretchen Dietz   1 A spiderweb, carefully engineered to withstand the wind, shining in the sun.   2 Green salsa Soy or almond or organic milk Cheese Bread   3 I look out the window. A boy, red shorts and no shirt, bleached blonde hair, cuts across the parking lot on a bike. Zig zags recklessly, then disappears between …

Dating in College is Weird

by Claire CasaSanta “I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun” is not only a quote from Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride and Prejudice but is also a quote that accurately describes my college love life thus far. I started by playing into ideas gleaned from movies about college wherein students stereotypically have a more liberal dating …

Lust for Life

by Julia Gibson It was late November when Paige told me that she used to be a pyromaniac. “At least that’s what they called me in the psych ward,” she said. We were sitting at the wooden oval table in the dining room of our boarding school in Salt Lake City, drinking hot chocolate from mugs so big we had …