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things i have posted in my high school alumni facebook group vs. reality

things i have posted in my high school alumni facebook group vs. reality

Every few months, the “class coordinators” for my alma mater, a K-12 private school outside Washington DC, ask all of us for updates on our lives that they can put in the alumni magazine. And so every few months, we ask ourselves, “How can I make myself sound happiest and most successful without lying outright?”(…)

on the heat death of the universe

on the heat death of the universe

I know, I know, I’ve been gone for ages, and there was that weird guest post about racism in porn that was up for about an hour before I took it down, and I’ve been totally silent otherwise. It’s weird. I know. Sorry. I will be re-uploading the porn article, by the way. My friend(…)

it’s link thursday!

it’s link thursday!

Remember last week when I got all mad about Matt Forney? Well, he continues to be an asshole, as do the rest of those “manosphere” motherfuckers. However, someone else has already committed an entire blog to mocking these losers. If you want to feel rage pour out of your eyeballs but then laugh, check out(…)

i [heart] my major: journalism

i [heart] my major: journalism

This is the sixth post in That Girl Magazine’s revived I [heart] my Major series! Do you have deep and unreasonable affection for your chosen course of study? Would you like to encourage younger folks to follow in your fantastic footsteps? Contact That Girl Magazine using my contact form, or contact me on facebook. I became a journalism major(…)

a brief history of my hair

a brief history of my hair

Once upon a time, Clara was kind of a redhead. Blame my Irish heritage, but I always hade a strawberry-blonde tone as a tiny kid. But as I got older, as everyone must, my hair started to lose its brilliant orange color (I once literally colored my own hair orange in a picture, and colored(…)

how to procrastinate

how to procrastinate

1. Decide not to do work right now. It’s not necessary yet. It’s not due for like, two days. You definitely don’t have to start working on it now. How long is it going to even take you? Three hours, tops. And you have 48 hours to get it done! You’re in good shape. You(…)