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On Work and Wages

One day when I was bored in class, I decided to count all the jobs I’ve had since I first started working — from when I was 18. I counted anything that required me fill out paperwork — from being … Continue reading

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THE TAP ROOM

I remember glossy-brown countertops, dim lights, and cigarette smoke in the afternoon. The smell of liquor, old men in tired flannels, stretched suspenders, and gray hairs, huddled in a crowd at the booth. hard peppermint candies tasting of stale mint … Continue reading

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POST-TRAUMATIC TRISTESSE

11/22/2012 I used to love hugs. As girls, we would plaster our flat chests together tightly, like magnets, after band competitions inhaling the scent of each other’s armpit sweat mixed with suntan lotion. Today, when Penelope pulls me in after … Continue reading

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Part-Time Minimum Wage Job Finding Guide

   I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. A lot of friends tell me they can’t find work because there are “no jobs hiring.” Along with people telling me to drop $45 on uber or lyft to get out … Continue reading

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Why I Broke Up With Christian College

A while ago, I was a student at a conservative Christian university, an environment that, to me, was just as taxing as being in a relationship with an uncooperative polar opposite. The two years that I was there did not … Continue reading

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On Los Angeles and University Gentrification

My university boasted this year that soon it would be 50% ethnic. If by progress you mean half the students are white and half the Hispanic population of 20% looks white anyway, I’m dubious. Apparently they wanted to make the … Continue reading

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Transient Thoughts

I thought I had it all planned out. “I’m going to abroad first semester, have lots of fun and see Europe, and then come back second semester, cut my hair, make political statements, and wreak some havoc.” The plan fell … Continue reading

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