Ed Observers

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.

Dear mom and dad: love is not enough

I need my parents to like me. I think everyone does. For so long, because they did not like me, I did not like myself.

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.

Scars, romance, and the minds of youth

I was a Tumblr tween. And unfortunately, I was one of the many, many children who fell victim to the aestheticization of self-harm.

Life is pay to win. College? The giant paywall

For a game that preaches freedom of choice, there are an awful lot of decisions essentially made for us. Exhibit A: the decision to play at all.

Speaking up

I didn’t want to cause more drama in an already drama-filled season. I thought I could get through it.

You should be worried about local election denialism

If this week’s midterm elections solidified anything, it’s the fact that Republican election denialism is now just another strategic tool that’s here to stay.

You can’t go back in the closet

Throughout show-Heartstopper’s skyrocketing popularity, Connor evaded questions about his sexuality. So, how did we end up here?

You should take journalism classes this spring

There’s a perfect storm of journalism courses being offered this spring, and you should try and take one (or a couple) of them.

How being a frog on a lily pad might save the world

The issue of who is mute and who can speak lies at the core of the climate crisis.