Nora May McSorley
Sophomore year of high school, I wrote a letter to myself in my loopy, 15-year-old handwriting and stuck it on top of my dresser, where I wasn’t to touch it until graduation. For the next two years, the letter’s existence drifted in and out of my mind, becoming a staple in the cluttered bulletin board of my mind. The letter read what I wouldn’t say out loud; it held the kind of hopes you don’t go talking about because admitting them is too close to giving them up, because they feel too big for a girl like you—I was just a regular girl from a small town in Jersey who never did or lived anything all that important. But I kept working....
By Victoria Hou, Sarah Fornshell, Harmony Graziano, Isabelle Robinson, Shane Brasil-Wadsworth, Anna Lokey, Maria Castillo, Amy Gong Liu, Nora May McSorley, Noah Kulick, Katie Santamaria, and Kevin Petersen
Victoria Hou is a sophomore in Columbia College attempting to study political science and economics (like every other student at this school). Her claim to fame includes a few posts that reached over 1,000 likes on columbia buy sell memes and her being the reason why the class of 2021 got T-shirts at the New Student Orientation Program. To all sophomores: You’re welcome. H Mart keeps her sane, but trips down to Koreatown and Chinatown keep her happy. You can find her pretending to study in Ref, likely on Facebook and ranting about Asian American issues. You can also send questions, secret admirer notes, and hate mail at email@example.com. Chop Suey runs alternate Mondays....