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The Secret is Out: Someone IS Watching You When You’re Alone

by Leio Koga // This piece was originally published in Issue 1: Secret Edition (Spring 2022). To see past print publications, click here. Another swipe of mascara and her lashes look voluminous and flirty. Another flick of black eyeliner and her eyes look bigger and more striking. Another line of light gloss and her lips look […]

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Pietá

by Franchesca Alamo // This piece was originally published in Issue 1: Secret Edition (Spring 2022). To see past print publications, click here. The Sunday after it happened,I walked seven blocks southWhere evening Mass was underway And though I sat in the very back,Something I never do,I did not once remove my gazeFrom the altar’s written […]

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Girls & Gossip

by Isa Meyers // This piece was originally published in Issue 1: Secret Edition (Spring 2022). To see past print publications, click here. We are a generation raised on secrets. In an age where trends come and go as quickly as a few weeks on social media, millennials and Gen Z have become quick to distinguish […]

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A Tribute to Underground Abortion Clinics

by Hanna Carney // This piece was originally published in Issue 1: Secret Edition (Spring 2022). To see past print publications, click here. Many people imagine a person getting an abortion as a teenage girl. She is young, reckless, selfish, and not ready to have a child (think Cassie Howard from Euphoria, or Maeve Wiley in […]

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Capitalism in Crisis

by Leio Koga // Capitalism is defined as “an economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.”  But do you know what capitalism also is? It is a global system of oppression. It is a system that is amplified by […]

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#LadyPower in Marie de France’s “Yonec”

In “Yonec,” one of the twelve poems included in The Lais of Marie de France, Marie crafts a short but fascinating narrative that includes characters from the otherworld and explores themes like jealousy, love, and rebellion. If you haven’t read “Yonec,” give it a try! It’s only a few pages long, but as I’m going […]

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Health & Wellness Nonfiction Uncategorized

Plate By Numbers

Warning: This article contains talk of scales, weight loss, and dieting and may be triggering for those currently struggling with body dysmorphia and other related body image disorders. Make a Wish Throughout the majority of my twenty-one years, I’ve had a constant wish in the back of my head: I want a flat stomach. I’ve […]

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Resources

by Hanna Carney // It can be hard to keep up with everything going on in the world–especially now, and especially as a full time student. Here is a list of compiled resources for readers to self-educate and support feminist issues and BIPOC communities. Ways to Donate 68 Ways to Donate in Support of Asian […]

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The Obsession Over the “Perfect” Pregnancy

by Valentina Loaiza // Earlier last month, I encountered a video of ¡Despierta América! host, Francisca Lachapel, responding to criticisms about her pregnancy. In a ten-minute video posted on her Instagram as an “IGTV,” teary-eyed Lachapel expressed her frustration and sadness after constantly seeing negative comments and messages about changes to her weight and Lachapel […]

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Health & Wellness Nonfiction Opinion Uncategorized

The Evil Witch Inside Us

by Helen Zhang // Look around your room. How many mirrors do you see?  Now, if you did not include your phone, laptop, or other technology with screens, adjust your answer.  Did your number change? Mine certainly did. Personally, I have five mirrors in my bedroom alone. That fact shocks me. After all, like many […]