Read it and weep: LGBTQ kids deserve queer-friendly books

During high school, my school district in southern Delaware removed The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth from their summer reading list for incoming freshmen. They cited  “inappropriate language” as the reason for removal,…

Read It and Weep: Writing fan fiction shaped my adolescence

At 12 years old, I spent most school nights in my room writing new tensions, romances, and plot twists for my Harry Potter fanfiction that I shared with fellow Hogwarts fans online. My years as a teenage fanfiction author taught me the hard…

“Try Guy” Kornfeld ‘12 turns hobby into viral success

At the Buzzfeed office in Los Angeles, four men took turns trying on teensy, lace-embellished thongs in front of a thin curtain. What they didn’t know then is this light-hearted video would turn them into the viral sensation “The Try Guys."…

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Student comedians bring stand-up from dorm to bar

During the first week of last semester, junior Benjamin Zieper and sophomore David Potashnik crammed student comedians into a small dorm room to practice their routines on an audience of peers. After hosting a few dorm shows, the two…

Read It and Weep: How Milk and Honey rebranded poetry

The resurgence of poetry seemed to happen all at once. A few years ago, I could only find poetry in classroom settings or in small online communities like Tumblr and Wattpad. However, within the past year or so, poetry books successfully…

Iwasaki Library experiences high turnover rates

Five resignations by Iwasaki Library staff over the past six months has resulted in two vacant positions and three positions filled by new employees, according to a college official.   The resignations began this summer and continued…

New public relations major to debut in fall 2019

The Department of Communication Studies will offer public relations as a major for undergraduate students starting fall 2019. The public relations major is designed to aid “successful careers and leadership in various areas of this…

Op-ed: Realizing the bittersweet nature of Family Weekend

I felt isolated and overwhelmed during my first night in Piano Row residence hall. Once my parents left, the distance between my dorm room and my Delaware home sank in. Throughout high school, I grew jaded with my hometown and yearned to…