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Riding the waves of college nostalgia
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Riding the waves of college nostalgia

During my freshman year, it didn’t occur to me college would someday end. I sat on flurries of lint that covered my dorm room carpet, played cards, and fell in love with new friends. Under the hazy, twinkling lights, everything felt like a dreamland. It felt like life would continue on this way forever—full of...

Tired of being tired: Physical illness and mental health
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Tired of being tired: Physical illness and mental health

Even though the movie came out eight years ago, I often think about how Jacob Black pretended he had mono to cover-up his transition into a werewolf in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. After the big reveal, Bella brought this up, mockingly saying, “Mono…” Her tone implied a triviality in the excuse.“Yeah, I wish,” Jacob said, with...