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Two short rants to end my time here

I have two very different rants to make. One is about being poor, and one is about being a musician – I promise they’re not related. They’re only minimally researched and are mostly based on my immediate thoughts, so take them as you will. On being poor: as of today, I owe $66,738 in loans […]

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Working for the Voice helped me become a Squirrel

As some of you may know, I am the author of the on-campus underground comedy publication, the Squirrel. Now I realize probably most of you have never heard of it and of those that have, I’m sure only a handful of you have actually read it and of that handful, only a small percent enjoy […]

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Wooster is weird and frustrating — but unique

With just a couple more weeks remaining in the semester, I’ve begun to do a lot of reflecting on my experience here at the College. There are a lot of things I wish I could have done and said, but unfortunately there just isn’t enough time. Still, I can’t leave here without passing along just […]

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Wooster is what students choose to make of it

My first request for a donation from the Alumni Association arrived in my mailbox this week, so I guess I am officially leaving Wooster soon. I will not be sending in $5, or any money, at least for a while. For one thing, I’m about to head into an hourly job and try to get […]

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Working on the Voice has been a highlight of my college career

In my first semester as a student at The College of Wooster, an acquaintance of mine, Madeleine O’Neill, convinced me to come copy-edit for the Voice, playing on my pedantic disposition toward grammar. During the second semester, acquaintance Dominic Piacentini invited me to write a movie review for the “Arts & Entertainment” section. (I chose […]

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Carefully appreciating culture

When the plane touched down at Tokyo Narita International Airport two years ago, I didn’t realize then how an exciting vacation would also create a new lifelong friendship. Leaving Narita, the Keisei Skyliner glided on the rails up to 100 mph, the hum of the tracks so subdued that I noticed the quiet passengers. After […]

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