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Photo courtesy of Sophia Eaton.

Touria El Jaoual

Sophia Eaton April 15, 2021

Touria El Jaoual, my mom, grew up in Rabat, one of Morocco's four imperial cities. As a descendent of Moulay Idrissi, a late king of Morocco, she spent the early years of her life living in the palace...

January 18, Womens March Columbia. Photo by Sarah Mosteller. Art by Rachel Stevens.

Hypocrisy in advocacy

Shruti Gautam October 19, 2020

The emcee gestured toward me, as I stood near the banners behind them. Drowning in a too-bulky navy coat and a violet hat protecting my ears from the chilly January air, I made my way to the center of...

Goodbye, Bearing News!

Day 150

Bailey Stover August 14, 2020

What is the best way to say goodbye? Today is August 14. Since I started writing these posts 150 days ago, I’ve given a lot of thought to how I want to end them. At first I thought I’d stop on day...

Day 149

Day 149

Bailey Stover August 13, 2020

The future is intimidating and inevitable. Today is August 13. For days now my emotions have been all over the place. One minute I’m happy and excited about going off to college and starting this next...

Day 148

Day 148

Bailey Stover August 12, 2020

Life never does quite what one expects of it. Today is August 12. Last night was a disaster, to say the least. After playing cards, I went upstairs to make my post for the day. I wrote the text, emailed...

Day 147

Day 147

Bailey Stover August 11, 2020

Alice’s White Rabbit made a pretty good point. Today is August 11. As per my usual, I woke up around 8:15 a.m., but when I saw my dad was still sleeping I went back to bed and caught another hour and...

Day 146

Day 146

Bailey Stover August 10, 2020

Fear in small amounts can be a good thing. Today is August 10. Even though I didn’t fall asleep early last night, I got up 15 minutes before my first alarm went off today. I rolled over and closed my...

Day 145

Day 145

Bailey Stover August 9, 2020

Welcome to the final week of summer. Today is August 9. For the last several days I’ve been the first one awake, which is both strange and pleasant. I remember how at the start of this very long summer...

Day 144

Day 144

Bailey Stover August 8, 2020

Murphy’s law is cruel. Today is August 8. I woke up this morning a little after 8 a.m. to the sound of heavy rain and thunder. It was stormy and dark outside, and I would have preferred to stay in bed....

Day 143

Day 143

Bailey Stover August 7, 2020

Reality is moving closer too fast. Today is August 7. I realized this morning that I only have one week left before my life changes forever. In seven days I’ll be sleeping in my own bed for the last...

Day 142

Day 142

Bailey Stover August 6, 2020

Time in nature does the soul good. Today is August 6. I woke up just after 7 a.m. to pale morning sunlight. I’d set my first alarm for 7 a.m. on the dot, but I hadn’t actually expected to get up until...

Day 141

Day 141

Bailey Stover August 5, 2020

Compassion, kindness and empathy can do so much good in the world. Today is August 5. I hadn’t intended to, but I ended up sleeping in until 9:45 this morning. I don’t know why I was so tired. My...

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