Ed Observers

Ineffable Experience of Music

The feeling music brings me is palpable, providing a meaning through sound to otherwise inexpressible emotions.

Spill the T(ay)!: On being the last puzzle piece

As I grew and moved, the fictional and real worlds I tended to held a stark contrast — there were no more bus-best-friends, no boy next door.

Making long-distance friendships work: A formula

To make long-distance relationships work, we need both types of communication consistently, not just when it is convenient.

Trauma dumping in the Campus Times Opinions section

The CT Opinions section provided a safe space, a written outlet where I could delve into my sadness and anger without feeling like a burden.

Growing up into nostalgia

Recently, I’ve been grappling with a feeling of impending adulthood — what it entails, what it takes away, and what it creates.

BookTok is turning the publishing industry into fast fashion

Are publishers and authors publishing books too quickly to capitalize on hype, and does this hurt the quality of their writing?

On the burdens of student leadership

Student leadership is difficult. We should be aware of this before we decide to run. We need to take our jobs seriously.

Daddy dearest: a taxonomy of lifelong hurt

Living a life watching my father hurt me and my mother has made me think that women are born to suffer and we live to endure.

Hasan Minhaj and the credibility complex

At the end of the day, Minhaj is not a journalist — but to some, he is. His credibility as a source matters because he chooses to portray himself as such.

I’m just a girl (and it scares me)

With the fresh start of adulthood, it now feels okay to put the training wheels back on.