Nancy Carroll

Slammin’ Poetry: Adrienne Rich

Slammin’ Poetry: Adrienne Rich

I have a love/hate relationship with poetry; I enjoy reading poetry on my own terms rather than reading and analyzing poetry in my English classes. After an entire semester of reading Shakespearean sonnets, I was obviously shocked to find out that my English professor would be hosting an in-class poetry slam to conclude our section. Pro-Tip: […]

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Kintsugi: The Art of Beauty in Brokenness

Kintsugi: The Art of Beauty in Brokenness

A few weeks ago, my roommate had the audacity to drop my favorite Star Wars coffee mug directly onto our kitchen floor. A few tears and several shattered, ceramic chunks later, my roommate attempted to superglue my sacred mug back together. Unfortunately, her concept of “together” was something similar to Donald Trump’s toupee blowing in the wind […]

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Post-Break Blues

Post-Break Blues

Haikus are traditional Japanese 3-lined poems  – the first and last lines are 5 syllables and the second line is 7 syllables.  Although Haikus are typically about nature, I have dedicated a collection of poems to my post-break depression (after ignoring my responsibilities for the past week and returning to class with guilt, stress and deadlines). Stuffed […]

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As (I) Like It: A Review

As (I) Like It: A Review

Over the weekend I saw one of Shakespeare’s most dynamic plays, As You Like It, performed at Queens University. As with any Elizabethan play, it takes pure talent to memorize 15th century soliloquies. I commend the troupe for the time and effort they spent on this play – I am no actress and am currently cringing over […]

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Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble

Tis the night — the night Of the grave’s delight, And the warlocks are at their play; Ye think that without The wild winds shout, But no, it is they — it is they. ~Arthur Cleveland Coxe Is it really Halloween without a few puns? Although my wicked witch senses were slightly satisfied after dressing my cat […]

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English Crash Courses

English Crash Courses

During my sophomore year, amidst one of many thrilling lectures on foreign policies, I realized (sadly) that I would never be the next Leslie Knope. After enduring a year and a half of Political Science courses, I concluded that I was completely uninterested in politics. Along with my lifelong love for literature, I had taken […]

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