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a vignette by anonymous, class of 2023

Smiling is a privilege. There are some who can wake up in the winter with short days and still be smiling when the orange sun sets, hiding itself away from the constant disruptive buzzing that hums on the ground.  Even there, there was a smile that was seen from miles away. 

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a modern lenten tradition

thoughtsharing* by Caterina Baffa, ’17

I haven’t watched a youtube video or gone on Buzzfeed since Wednesday, February 10th.

Every spring, Catholics across the globe celebrate a Church season called Lent. “Lent” means spring; just as spring represents rebirth and new life, Lent is the season which prepares people for the new life to come at Easter. Many people abstain from a particular food, practice, or item for the forty days of Lent in recognition of this preparatory season.

This year, just I have the past few years, I have abstained from going on the internet for fun. Now, of course I can check my email for important messages and go online for school work and the like, but there are no more hours of scrolling through interesting stories and videos just for the sake of it. Continue reading “a modern lenten tradition”

thirteen ways of looking at my writer’s block

confession by Rachel Landau, ’16

1. People should pursue the pleasure of writing about their interests.  For example, I would love to write an essay about painted doors, and loud music, and loneliness.  Note that Mrs. Dalloway does not make this short list of acceptable subjects.

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