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Bipolar Disorder: A Radiator and a Window

Bipolar Disorder: A Radiator and a Window

Between the overbearing heat of a radiator and the cold bursts of a broken windowsill, Abbey attempts to find stability in her New York apartment.
Abbey Whelan, UTA Voices Editor April 27, 2021

The second I heard the radiator creak and groan on the first day of winter, I knew I was screwed. I had never seen a radiator before moving to New York City. I hadn’t given it...

A representation of Wus Shanghai. Ashley reflects on her grandparents and feelings of loss. (Photo by Ashley Wu)

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People recall memories of loss differently.
Ashley Wu, Deputy Managing Editor April 23, 2021

In summers, you used to visit your Wai Po at her small condo in a complex of identical buildings interlaced with ponds. Most of the ponds were pale green and smattered with algae....

Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela

Forgotten dreams come back as inspiration

A glimpse into the relationship between a mother and daughter as they talk about their dreams, forgotten and new, over laundry.
Vaishnavi Naidu, Under the Arch Managing Editor April 12, 2021

It was a blisteringly hot summer day in June of 2019. The jasmine flowers populating the terrace wilted from the heat. Beads of sweat rolled down our tanned faces. Pari Naidu,...

Illustration by Charlie Dodge.

What Does It Feel Like To Lose a Best Friend?

A raw recollection of the immediate aftermath from watching one of your closest friendships in your life implode and finding yourself picking up the pieces on your own.
Vaishnavi Naidu, Under the Arch Deputy Editor September 8, 2020

What does it feel like to lose a best friend?  One you thought you couldn’t possibly lose. The best friend who managed to stand the test of time, who was constant even as...

Speaking on Life Within the Frame

Speaking on Life Within the Frame

A dance documentary featuring members of the Tisch Dance Class of 2020 as they offer their thoughts on a creative practice framed by the quarantine.

Illustration by Rachel Lee.

An Alarming Affair, Chapter 4: Finale

It’s time to round up the suspects and expose the culprit for their disastrous deed.
Alec Winshel, Staff Writer May 6, 2020

I tossed my half-finished cigarette in the gutter. Across the street, the students shivered in their pajamas, rubbing their hands together, glancing around, still desperate for...

egg salad in april

egg salad in april

An ode to the poems that feed me.
Joel Lee, Contributing Writer May 6, 2020

Written and Performed by Joel Lee Animations by Charlie Dodge Video Edited by Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes Read a transcript of Joel's poem below. today i cried while learning...

Illustration by Debbie Alalade.

Memories of Mother at the PlayPlace

In a McDonald's PlayPlace, one boy experiences a transcendent moment while reflecting on his mother, the Vietnam War and the trauma that we hand down through the generations.
Dan Truong, Contributing Writer April 29, 2020

Before her divorce with my father was all but finalized, my mother must have sensed that she didn’t have much longer with us. In the vast majority of divorces, the mother rarely...

Illustrated by Rachel Lee.

An Alarming Affair, Chapter 3: Darcy

The mystery intensifies when the third suspect drops some intel on her roommate’s secret relationship.
Amelie Brooks, Staff Writer April 29, 2020

I caught up with Darcy Summers in the frozen aisle of West Side Market. She was laying low next to the instant waffles. A group of students seeking shelter from the night air were...

Illustration by Rachel Lee.

Anecdotes About Uncle

Tales of my Indonesian uncle’s suffering on the road to success.
Nicholas Dharmadi, Contributing Writer April 29, 2020

There are things most people will never have to learn. How to live with only the clothes on your back. Where to look for unburnt garbage and the fastest way to load it onto the...

The sunlight was streaming through the leaves and falling on my denim-clad knees in sharp stripes of warmth. 

“Would you like a hug?” my friend asked and met my eyes with the warm sadness in hers. I nodded and shifted closer to lean my head on her shoulder. “Thank you for talking to me.” (Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

When Sharing Becomes Healing

Dedicated to April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this personal essay details one person’s path from unlocking memories of their sexual trauma to pursuing and finding healing through compassion and understanding.
Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Deputy Managing Editor April 27, 2020

At the end of the article there will be resources for survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones, feel free to go straight to the end of the page if reading this might trigger...

Illustration by Charlie Dodge.

We Feed, Chapter 4

The Horsemen’s last day in Baltimore.
Leo Sheingate, Video Editor April 22, 2020

“But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.  For it will come...