LETTERS FROM THE EDITOR
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Two Generations, One Page Apart
February 11th, 2021
This semester, while I’m working toward my English degree, my grandmother will be working toward hers too.
February 11th, 2021
Humiliating. That would be the one word I’d use to describe my first time lip-syncing to a TikTok sound in late 2019. With my 20th birthday creeping up, the embarrassment of watching my Dua Lipa impersonation was enough for me to set the app aside for over a year. As far as I knew, it was just a place for middle schoolers to do the Shoot dance and film slime videos. Mouthing words to an audience of no one felt too much like being 13 for me to enjoy it...
In a ‘Lighter Equals Faster’ Culture, Runners Must Combat a Culture of Disordered Eating
February 15th, 2021
Content warning: This article deals with topics of eating disorders, disordered eating, and issues with body image.
The Story of a Surgery, Rescheduled
October 24th, 2020
For just about seven months, I’ve existed in a temporal limbo. In March, I was a little over halfway through my first year of college and still figuring some things out. Now, I’m a sophomore, but it doesn’t really feel that way. From birthdays to final exams, the events I typically relied on to convince myself of the passage of time didn’t happen. But the one rite of passage that managed to push through was the one that I perhaps dreaded the most: the removal of my wisdom teeth...
A Tale of Two Kitchens
March 6th, 2020
When I was younger, I treated our kitchen like a small museum. The room itself was unexceptional: old and creaky and always full of either too much or too little sunlight. But framed clippings from the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Bon Appetit covered the walls like an exhibit. This was where I took my friends, serving as the temporary docent for my mother’s former life as a pastry chef. ..
The Woman at the Center of the Photograph
March 15th, 2021
Welcome back to The Ear, The Eye’s podcast dedicated to documenting, detailing, and excavating Columbia’s history!
Party of One
March 5th, 2020
Food has the power to bring us together. It’s the foundation of holidays and family reunions, the companion of first dates and late-night study sessions, the tradition passed down from generation to generation. Over a good meal, friendships are made, conflicts are resolved, and worries are forgotten. Some of my favorite memories were made with delicious food and people I love—baking blueberry pie with my grandmother, cooking a “fancy” dinner with my best friends, going out to eat at a special restaurant for my parents’ anniversary. ..