Rowan Hepps Keeney pulls back the sleeve of their Barnard admissions office T-shirt to reveal a roughly four-inch tattoo of the tesseract—a cube within a cube; a two-dimensional manifestation of a four-dimensional analogue—from the novel A Wrinkle in Time on their bicep. Hepps Keeney loved the story growing up, but that was only a minor consideration when they decided to get inked; they mainly wanted an epidermal reminder of the time they played Calvin in CU Players’ 2016 adaptation of the novel, a role, they say, that changed the course of their Barnard career. Playing Calvin was how they met their current girlfriend, but it was also the moment they realized there exist places in mainstream theater for nonbinary actors....
On April 27, 2017, not long before of the 30th anniversary of Take Back the Night, the streets of Morningside Heights were silent.
There are sights that I consider intrinsic to what makes Barnumbia what it is: the pink-purple sky softly illuminating the gentle dome of Low Library, the scarf wrapped protectively around the statue of Diana during a heavy snowstorm, and the colorful stream of Fjallraven Kanken backpacks that runs from Barnard Hall to the Diana Center, from Mathematics to NoCo, and in every space in between....
We’re awkwardly positioning ourselves around a gigantic, expensive-looking machine when Tomas Vu-Daniel says, “You can actually climb up onto this press. Really.”...