Communion

In my senior year of high school, our summer assignment for AP English was to read How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster. The only thing I remember from that book was:  Food=Communion.  Doesn’t matter if there’s no Jesus in it. Food=Communion.  The idea of people coming together to share their thoughts…

Spooky Superstitions

Every culture has their own superstitions when it comes to the supernatural world. Here is a collection of superstitions from our staff!  Whistling at night attracts bad spirits in Khmer culture. In Lao culture, singing/screaming at night attracts bad spirits. Children can see something adults cannot. Having chopsticks stuck upright in a bowl of rice…

Counting

One. The night before my first Halloween at college, Jin Yong passes away. I find out in an email from my professor, and am reminded of another strangely connected week, my sophomore year of high school: we start reading Gabriel García Márquez on a Monday and he dies that Thursday. My first thought, both times…

Existential Crises at 3:33 a.m.

As the quarter drags on, students become more and more entrenched in the everyday stresses of life. The seemingly mundane, yet unavoidable, routine of class-lab-work-eat-sleep implants itself in our existences day after day, leaving exhausted students with limited time to contemplate their own thoughts about other aspects of their lives. Ironically, however, this may very…