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My tall, dark, and handsome lover.


First Last
The Story of Salem Pierce
The soul flies east to rise with the Sun.
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friends from far away
Whether they're near or far, friends define our world and our college experience. NBN Writing explores those relationships.
earworm earworm earworm
"I know what the song means, but to me, it’s still bananas on the soles of her shoes."
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By the Lake
One writer reflects on memories created on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Kit Kats and Crying
Whether I’m fond of it or not, even the words “Room 202” conjure nostalgia
Day by Day
One writer's personal journal entries show a glimpse in to her life.
isn't it ironic
"Clarence was with me at the time. He’s one of those people I see, one of those voices I hear that no one else can."
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Happy in general
A Korean student relives the joy of being a Wildcat after returning to campus from military service.
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take a step back
"People never stopped going to the cliff, despite its recent tragedy, because in a land stuck in a time warp, old habits died exceptionally hard."
Illustration by Samuel Hamilton
Fast food and jazz
"I remember thinking: I have his number. But people like Warren Flanagan just don’t come across the same over the phone."
not quite a jar of hearts
"Moonlight reflects your bones and riddles climb your spine, whispers of a love once craved ..."
Pay attention! Look at me! Love me! Like me.
green eyes
"The only difference is that for him, the poison is literal, and for me, the poison is him."
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"My recumbent body rises from the bed and floats in a quite familiar cube of darkness – my apartment studio."
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From writing: "In the year I turned seventeen, Nourishment became reversed. Addicted to consuming, Swiping, never swallow."

On The Blogs

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We looked at Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See.
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It's a tear jerker.
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If Sherlock Holmes as written by the author of Kavalier & Clay doesn't already sell you, maybe this review will.
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Ishmael Beah tells the tale of a villagers’ plight with a universal moral in mind.
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"Yes, this is another dystopian young adult trilogy, but trust me — it’s worth it."
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Allegiant may have some structural flaws, but the ending will drop your jaw.
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We break down some of the best outdoor-related literature out there.
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This self-proclaimed "uncomfortablist" wrote a well-written collection of essays overall, though two of the four sections contain significantly stronger work.