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Dystopian Novels Summed Up in a Single Dire Warning

By ElodieOctober 5, 2018
Dystopian novels ask us not to see the world as it is, but as it COULD be (you know, if things were just a little bit worse, and if everyone was constantly wearing beige and riding trains to nowhere). Now, depending on your life choices, you may have already stumbled upon o More  →
Dystopian Novels Summed Up in a Single Dire Warning

5 Things to Know When You're Applying to an Ivy League School

By Titus WillisOctober 4, 2018
When I applied to Princeton and Columbia, I wasn't sure whether or not I would make the cut (since there was no way I was going to get through this post without a #humblebrag, I'll say that I ended up getting accepted to both). My competition included students who'd attended More  →
5 Things to Know When You're Applying to an Ivy League School

9 of the Most Disturbing Short Stories You'll Ever Have to Read for School

By ElodieOctober 4, 2018
There’s no feeling quite like the feeling you get when your teacher slaps a short story down in front of you in the middle of October. It’s an ominous feeling. A feeling of dread. I don’t know what it is about teachers, but they love short stories that are equal parts More  →
9 of the Most Disturbing Short Stories You'll Ever Have to Read for School

Auntie SparkNotes: Have I Lost My Sense of Empathy?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 3, 2018
Dear Auntie, I have this... interesting dilemma. For years, I've been plagued by feelings of self-doubt, insecurity, and inadequacy. This isn't surprising: I'm an overweight teenage ballerina with a sprinkling of friends and an eye condition. Your typical bad-high-school-movie-bullying-victim. My parents, who also struggle with their... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Have I Lost My Sense of Empathy?

18 of the Most Brilliant Lines of Foreshadowing in Literature

By ElodieOctober 3, 2018
It could be a throwaway comment, a weird dream, a madman babbling dire warnings that don’t make sense until later.  No matter what form it comes in, really good foreshadowing will give you a sense of unease. Really good foreshadowing will seem obvious in hindsight. Reall More  →
18 of the Most Brilliant Lines of Foreshadowing in Literature

If Fictional Characters Had Tinder

By ElodieOctober 2, 2018
Given the haunted crypt that is my love life, it makes sense that I would eventually meander my way on over to Tinder, which is like the Taco Bell of dating. And having now swiped right and left  to my lonely heart's desire, I can confirm with absolute certainty that the si More  →
If Fictional Characters Had Tinder

QUIZ: Is This a Hozier Lyric or a Quote from Dracula?

By ElodieOctober 2, 2018
Let’s have a moment of silence for September so that we may usher in the chilly, charmingly eldritch spook month of October.  Now, we all know why we’re here. I’m going to skip right past the part where I pretend Bram Stoker and Hozier are... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a Hozier Lyric or a Quote from <i>Dracula</i>?