Last word

Last word

Spring 2018
Until the last couple of years, my life was not drastically different from the New York lives of many of my friends. I married and divorced (after...
Winter 2018
For our first date in my junior year, Chris offered to make me a salad for lunch. (I know, more innocent times.) His apartment share on Morningside...
Fall 2017
It was tense inside the Los Angeles Superior Courtroom of the Civil Division. A father in El Salvador, speaking over the phone with the help of a...
Spring 2012
It was a poppin’ fresh idea—“Meatball Minestrone Bake”! That recipe that brought me to the biggest cooking contest in the world this year—the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off. With...
Summer 2017
The path from “aspiring novelist” to “novelist” can be long, which no one understands better than me, a 51-year-old debut novelist. As an English major at Barnard...
Spring 2017
One day, some thirty years ago, I suddenly could not see a telephone number in a Manhattan phonebook. From that day forth, I was not ready for...
Fall 2012
BANG! was the sound I heard in the middle of my sleep. I jumped up, not seeing my husband, Matt. I ran down the stairs, and prayed,...
Winter 2013
Wrap legs under the plane. Lean back. Roll out. Bend knees. Spread arms. I repeat these instructions over and over again in my head. It’s the sequence...
Spring 2013
It has been nearly 20 years since I first encountered The Last Cyclist, an absurdist cabaret written by the young Czech playwright Karel Švenk in 1944. My...
Summer 2013
At this year’s Commencement, the Student Government Association president, Jung Hee Hyun ’13, thanked College faculty and staff, her family, and friends for their support and trust...