Archives - Allie Tay

‘My Messy Mind’ has a personality of its own

Her music screams for your attention, but in a natural “you know you’ll find yourself here” and not in a “LOOK AT ME” type of way.

Spill the T(ay)!: To everyone, everything, that’s no longer mine

You left so many pieces of you with me — I’m a mosaic. You gave me pretty stained glass, and when you left it cracked into shards.

Why your New Year’s resolutions should be indulgently impossible

It was two days after New Year’s, but I sat down and made The List anyway just because Why Not.

Quiz: Should you overload next semester?

Do you have friends/a social life? "A. If my laptop, iPad, and three-foot stack of biology notes count, then yes."

On BTS, K-pop, and toxic fan culture

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard people offhandedly refer to K-pop lovers as all “fangirls” or “Koreaboos.”

Spill the T(ay!): Lost in translation

Once every few years, I got a taste of what it feels to be an outsider in my own culture, peering in. I was a girl lost in translation.

Black feminism in action

Professor McCune stressed, “it is the cause of Black feminism that we unpack the way White supremacy perpetually enacts violence through the intersection.”

Spill the T(ay!): A secret that cannot be told

When you lose a part of yourself, it never really comes back completely. I didn’t time travel when I played anymore.

A guide to first-year attachment styles

The math isn’t mathing, and that’s good because it’s going to confuse the anxious-ambivalents, which was our goal all along.

A guide to first-year attachment styles

Instead of studying problems that already exist and that won’t go away, it’s honestly better to try and fix things that we can actually hope to salvage