Andrew Walker Watson

Andrew Walker Watson is a sophmore International Studies Major. He loves Brazilian rap music, discovering useless facts, and, naturally, writing. If he could ever stop staring out into space, he would like to start a global movement to change the world and guest host Saturday Night Live.

In a Time When Tigers Vape

In a Time When Tigers Vape

As a writer, I am extremely fascinated with storytelling. Storytelling is one of the oldest parts of human life and has probably existed as long as language has. Since its inceptions, people have evolved this art in many ways including all different kinds of media and mechanics. For example, in Korean folklore, stories used to […]

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Make Lemonade

Make Lemonade

On Valentine’s Day 2018, a kid walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas and killed 17 people. Six weeks later, kids across the country participated in protests all across the United States in support of gun control.  Why did I feel the need to start with a political diatribe today? Because I needed to establish that today […]

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Angie Thomas’ THUG LIFE

Angie Thomas’ THUG LIFE

Racism sucks. It’s not just the deeply ingrained attitudes and actions of people, it’s the tiny things that wear you down and the systemic things that are constantly acting on you. For me, the craziest part of racism is how it fundamentally changes the way you think through every situation. (It changes how I interact […]

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My 1st Carnaval

My 1st Carnaval

Everyone who’s in school back in America is on Spring Break this week and the office is closed. However, there’s no reason to break our streak and leave you with nothing this week. So, live from my extremely extended WINTER break in Rio, here I am. When people say “nothing is like Carnaval in Rio […]

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The Hampton House

The Hampton House

Anyone who knows me probably knows I’m from Miami. I talk endlessly about Miami’s diverse cultures and weather without anyone asking to hear. What can I say, though? I love my hometown. It has fashioned itself into being one of the premier destinations in the world, and it continuously attracts celebrities to take a visit […]

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Blackness’ Biggest Fans

Blackness’ Biggest Fans

My relationship with my blackness is complicated to say the least. I’m a black boy who spends the majority of his life in spaces where I am one of the only black people in the room, including my dorm room, so I’m constantly looking for things that make me feel more comfortable in my skin. […]

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The Story of Red and Blue

The Story of Red and Blue

I don’t think it’s an overstatement anymore to say that there are thousand of educational Youtube channels. Crash Course and Khan Academy lead the category, but tons of people upload new content trying to teach random strangers anything from geopolitics to physics to linguistics. Frankly, it’s hard to think of topics you can’t just learn […]

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Boning

Boning

Spooky season needs a spooky story. Happy Halloween, witches! Boning Anna was excited for her annual Halloween party. She had her outfit picked out and she had the house decorated from top to bottom. The invites had been sent out and the drinks were sitting expectantly on the kitchen counter. The last thing on Anna’s […]

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Sacred Space

Sacred Space

Listen to me perform this poem here: Can we be your sacred space? Not just a cozy home on a winter night Not just the coolest kickback spot of the summer but where we listen to your screams and cries because they are louder to us than the crunch of fall leaves and your voice […]

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It Still Feels Like Summer

It Still Feels Like Summer

If you were on the Internet on September 1st, you have probably seen Childish Gambino’s newest music video. The music video for his “Feels Like Summer” is ultimate ode to the hottest season of the year. Instead of the traditional fare of an artist lip-syncing to the music, Childish Gambino released an animated film featuring […]

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