Lizzie Velazquez: What Defines Oneself

By Keelin Guinan Beauty is a form of being; it’s in all of us. A person is perpetually being shaped by one’s actions and feelings toward themselves and toward the world, and through this, we can choose to live in beauty. Thoughtfully choosing what defines oneself is what Lizzie Velasquez, a public speaker and novelist, … Continue reading

Melancholia: The Sylvia Plath Effect

By Adelina Sarkisyan “The lunatic, the lover, and the poet / are of imagination all compact.” -William Shakespeare The Sylvia Plath Effect: (n) The theory proposed in 2001 by psychologist James Kaufman, PhD, that there is a clear link between creativity and mental illness, which is seen most prominently in female poets. The concept of … Continue reading

A Body of Work: Eagle’s Flight

By Laura Lim The eyes on the brick wall stare at her, neon yellows and artificial blues that make her mouth water. Like candy. Whoever drew them is going to get caught by the authorities. She wonders why they painted the eyes in the first place. If they were smart, they did it in a … Continue reading