Vollkorn in Ordnung

Although it has next to nothing to do with the subject matter to follow, I have to do my due diligence to small-talk enthusiasts across the globe and take a moment to remark upon the weather. I always seem to forget how affected I am by the change in seasons and sudden prolonged presence of sunlight come […]

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How to Say Goodbye

Over the past few weeks, many of my German friends and students have mentioned how strange they find American politics, specifically its modern tendency toward ‘pageantry’ and emotional addresses. The idea that we find it commonplace for our political figures to take to social media, talk shows, or sketch comedy acts in order to promote themselves and voice their thoughts is as foreign […]

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Way Out

In a stunning turn of events, this blog post is overdue! I started writing this three weeks ago and then never got around to finishing it — partially because I got busy and there seemed to be too much to write about, and partially because I was subconsciously (or consciously if we’re being honest) avoiding writing about certain […]

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Weird New Roommate

An incomplete and non-exhaustive list of the weird or unfortunate things I’ve done since moving into my new apartment: Wore a camping headlamp to the bathroom at night Planned my first few showers and meals around roommates not being home so I could be super discrete and out of the way Spent a total of four days actually living in […]

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Moderne Liebe: (Room)mating Game

Jennifer Anne, clutching a cellphone in one hand and a bike lock in the other, stood on the stoop of an apartment she’d never seen before and wondered offhandedly if she should’ve made at least one person aware of her precise whereabouts. On the off chance the man waiting inside turned out to be one of the ~105 daily active serial killers in the […]

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