By JACK JONES Chess first came to me in the same way that Legos and Playmobil sets did: a group of characters, familiar and reassuring in their clear, hierarchical order. When I played with my parents’ chessboard, I made up stories about the pieces just like I did with those other toys, gave them names and personalities, moved them around the board to act out … Continue reading Not so Black and White: chess and gender politics
By ANNA LEE For as long as I can remember—and even before then— I have always been a big person. Not in the metaphorical, take-the-high-road sense, but in the literal sense, in terms of size. I was a nine-pound baby, healthy and blue-eyed and big, the biggest of my family. Growing up, no one ever believed how old I was. At five years old, I … Continue reading Some Meat on Your Bones: the delicate and dangerous dance of linking body weight with personality
By ELISE CORDING “How many of us are real friends? Callin just to ask you a question, just to see how you was feelin. How many?” –Kanye West I’m acquainted with probably more than a hundred people at Cornell but can count the number of real friends I have on one hand. When I sit down and think about the people in my life at … Continue reading Real Friends
By ELIA MORELOS My homegirl called me up on FaceTime a few days ago—first time I had seen her face in months—and asked me how I have been dealing with New York and if I had lost my mind yet. Shit’s rough out here, bro, I said, laughed, and we moved onto whatever news was going down in the Pacoima. Two thousand miles away from … Continue reading ¿pues ya qué? rooting myself in Ithaca
By ABBY HAILU Cannibalism is when something, partly or fully, consumes its same species for food. It’s a fairly common phenomenon in nature that occurs under a range of circumstances. Sexual cannibalism can occur just after mating, simply because the newly impregnated mother’s nearest post-coital snack is her mate. Intrauterine cannibalism can happen in the womb when only the strongest embryos survive to birth by … Continue reading Cannibalism in the Kitschen
By ALLEGRA HANLON It was the very first orientation week of college. Nerves were flying around the dorm room as you and your roommate got ready for your first real party. The word on your floor was that that night’s party was at “one of the really good frats.” So you had to look hot. If you didn’t look hot enough, then the guys at … Continue reading Fresh Meat
By ANNA GODEK The fall of Woody Allen may finally be upon us. As the #MeToo movement progresses and the reckoning for abusive men in Hollywood (and hopefully abusive people everywhere) continues, there has been a re-evaluation of Allen’s famous 1979 film, Manhattan. It’s about time: the movie features a “romance” between a middle-aged man (Allen) and a 17-year-old girl (Mariel Hemingway). Hopefully, Hollywood’s newfound critical lens … Continue reading More than An Age Gap: Statutory Rape in Popular Media
by JAKE STOKES
I scratched my head and looked at the convertible and tried to decide if it was gray or silver. That was one thing I’d never learned during my training. Not that it was my business, but it didn’t seem like a great car for this weather.
By KEVIN GOH
You used to say
it was never just
a deck of baseball cards.
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By Luby Kiriakidi Continue reading Goodnight Moon: College Edition