As you can surely tell from the title, we are about to embark on a positive, constructive analysis of one of the most pervasive genres in modern America: YA lit. For the uninitiated among you, this abbreviation refers to “young adult literature,” books written for middle-to-high school aged audiences. And I hate it. I have […]Read more "Why I Hate YA Literature"
Hi, my name is Rachel, and my brain is broken. Really, it is. It doesn’t produce enough serotonin, or the serotonin it does produce is essentially useless, and as a result, I am depressed. Depression has been a part of my life since I was a junior in high school, but I didn’t tell anyone about […]Read more "Let’s Get Real About: Depression"
We as a society are coming up on one of the most divisive times of year, if we haven’t reached it already: the dawn of sweater weather. On one side are the warm weather lovers; the sun princesses, beach boys, and school-haters. On the other side are the boot-wearing, pumpkin spice latte-drinking, Halloween-loving maniacs who […]Read more "Sweater Weather"
I am officially no longer an art student. Eventually I will change my blog description, “my life at art school (and beyond),” but before I do I will write one last post about the beyond. AKA, Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota. Mom and I arrived Saturday night and moved me into my apartment on Sunday. […]Read more "And Beyond"
Objectively speaking, laws are generally good. They discourage people from doing bad things and give us a way to punish people when they do those bad things anyway. On the other hand, there are some really stupid laws– honestly, why do we even have speed limits? Overall, I feel like we as a country and world […]Read more "The Law"
Hey everyone! It’s Becca. Rachel is letting me guest write on her blog again. So, before we get started, here is the obligatory apology for not being as good a writer as her. But bear with me! I have some important things to say. I’m going to say this one time and one time only: […]Read more "We don’t talk about it, but we need to: Eating Disorders"