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Clara Wagner


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An open letter to Anywhere Off Campus

Dear Anywhere Off Campus,This letter goes out to Demet’s Donuts, the beach out in Revere, the Brown Elementary School, coffee shops downtown and the random locations of cross country meets. I have you to thank for my sanity. Don’t get me wrong, campus is a wonderful place filled with beautiful trees, ...

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An open letter to Thanksgiving

Dear Thanksgiving,I’ve never known exactly what to make of you. My family never had big get-togethers, and my being vegetarian tends to limit my turkey consumption. Plus, I’m guilty of framing you in my head as a pre-Christmas of sorts. But in recent years, I’ve started trying to give you more ...

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An open letter to Everything Going On

Dear Everything Going On,A few days ago, I realized something. For the first time in my life, I felt worried for the world. In my 19 years, I’ve lived through a lot of ugly things; we are a generation who has been around for 9/11, the Iraq war, the Boston Marathon Bombings, the Sandy Hook shooting, ...

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An open letter to my Everywhere-Buddy

Dear Everywhere-Buddy,You are that person that I see everywhere. You’re the one who’s always holding the door for me when I walk out of my dorm, the one who I pass at least once on any given day, the one who seems to always eat in the same dining hall as I do on the same day at the same time.  ...

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An open letter to anyone having a bad week

Dear Anyone Having a Bad Week,I’m sorry. I have no idea why your week is bad, or how bad it actually is. I don’t know if this is just an isolated few crummy days, or if this is one week in a long succession of hard months -- or even years. I don’t know if you’ve told anyone, if there’s anything ...

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An open letter to the professors in Houston's basement

Dear Professors Pennington, Proctor, Clerge and Atherton,Three weeks ago, in the Houston Hall basement, you guys put on a Scholars-in-Residence event called “Behind the Scenes: Professors.” I have a few confessions to make. First, I only decided to go to your event because of the "sushi provided" ...

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An Open Letter to Parents Weekend

Dear Parents and Family Weekend,One of my favorite ideas in life is that "everyone has a story." I feel like whenever I’m able to keep that in mind, the world becomes a better place. People become discoveries waiting to happen, and I’m put in a mindset that urges me to try and understand ...

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An Open Letter to Tisch's Bathroom Graffitists

Dear Graffitists in the Tisch Bathroom,During my first major Tisch study session of college, I found myself in the first stall of the first-floor bathroom.  My head was whirring with calculations of how many pages of reading I had left, how long my French homework would take and whether or not I had ...

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Dear Introverts

Dear Introverts,I am one of you. For those of you reading this who aren’t introverts, let me clear up what being “introverted” means. “Introverted” does not mean shy, socially awkward or anti-social. It doesn’t mean not enjoying people or never wanting to talk.Scientifically, being introverted ...

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An open letter to Fall

Dear Fall,Is it too early to write this? I know you aren’t in full swing yet, but technically, you arrived last Wednesday. And anyway, you’re not just here by definition, either. You’ve crept into the air, filtered the color of the sunlight, started to tie-dye the summer leaves.You’ve brought ...

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