[RGC 41.] The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty

[read: preferable climate for reading is on a front porch swing sipping some sweet tea] I believe I was nearing the end of my time as a yearbook editor during senior year of high school, (there is this immense feeling of emancipation after the final deadline) when I began wondering what I would do without it […]

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Three Cheers to Three Months Abroad [read: please, someone, take me back]

I spent the past three months studying abroad in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Sometimes I forget because I’m already back to my normal routine of vacuuming sand out of my car Geo from beach trips (or really asking my dad to do it because love is unconditional) and it seems like it all went […]

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SRQ [read: begrudgingly home]

What does it mean to grow up in one of those cities that gets noteworthy recognition by online polls and articles about places to live in the States? 10 things I hate/love about Sarasota: Average age of its residential population: 65. Throwback to the days of petitioning to have a school bus come to certain neighborhoods […]

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Edinburgh [read: not where they held the bagpipe worlds, apparently]

Going to a city when its population doubles is always fun. Lots of weaving between other tourists who we don’t want to associate with because we’re obviously in this for a less touristy and better experience (obviously). What a time to be alive. Phoebe & Sabrina managed to get me on a train to Edinburgh […]

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[RGC 66.] Don Quixote by Cervantes

[read: why am I laughing at this when it was written like 400 years ago?] So, last fall I took a class titled ‘Comic Novel’ and didn’t really know what to expect. Did they mean for it to be ‘comic novels’ like funny novels or like ‘comic books’ AKA the best books AKA Marvel > […]

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Coco [read: the ballad of love and hate]

The Comet of our family is a bird. Her name is Coco. She loves my dad and hates me with the passion of a thousand suns. It’s funny how life works out when you’re the one who supposedly she loved and brought her home but the tables turned and now it’s a story of betrayal, […]

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Full House [read: Pandya family goals]

I’ve been watching Full House since I was in the womb. No, really. In the year of 1994, my mom was pregnant and a strict follower of the show. Pretty certain my theme song at birth began with, “Whatever happened to predictability…” I know, that was predictable, to be fair. Both my parents have instilled this love […]

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[RGC 123.] Henry IV, part 1 by William Shakespeare

[read: the OG dramedy] Henry IV, part 1 falls in the Shakespearean plays I hesitate to read because I assume they’re heavy and I much prefer the mindless comedy of Mercutio or Bottom or other characters that are just funny. Much to my surprise, though, there is humorous relief in the play! Success! Apparently it was […]

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Dublin [read: the land of my people, maybe]

Here are a few favorite places of mine in the source of my cultural origin (I like to think anyways, the DNA test hasn’t come through, but I’m really pulling for some Irish blood): Foleys: tucked into the Georgian Quarter, this place is covered in bright pink bedsheets, antique clock tables, and chaise lounge chairs. Drinks are […]

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