An Ode to Wilde

If, with the literate, I amImpelled to try an epigram,I never seek to take the credit;We all assume that Oscar said it. — Dorothy Parker, 1927 My first encounter with Oscar Wilde’s writing was in sophomore year of high school when my English teacher announced that the next book we would be studying was The … More An Ode to Wilde

From Vinyl to Spotify: A Look at Physical Possessions

Not to sound like a boomer, but nowadays, our entire lives are spent behind screens. I’m not saying it’s necessarily a bad thing! Technology has allowed us to achieve some pretty amazing feats, but it is no lie that most of us probably spend too much time on our phones and on our laptops. Everything … More From Vinyl to Spotify: A Look at Physical Possessions

Mental Health in the Workplace: How Capitalism Destroys Leisure

You know that feeling you get when you know you should be studying or working, but you’re watching Netflix instead? That gut-wrenching guilt that comes not just with procrastination, but also with doing anything with your free time that’s not school/work related? That’s a result of capitalism. In my article In Defense of Anarchism, I … More Mental Health in the Workplace: How Capitalism Destroys Leisure

Why Do We Write?

“Every English major secretly wants to be a writer.” This is a sentence that’s often thrown around in literature classes, but what does it actually mean? We study the greats because we want to be one of the greats? To be fair, I suppose, who wouldn’t want to be at par with Dickens or Fitzgerald? … More Why Do We Write?