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Writing

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Behind the scenes, behind the wheel
As we cruise south, a debate erupts in the back. “We can’t go too hard tonight; my train is at 7,” a passenger says says. Another replies: “So, we get back at 4 a.m., and then you pack and leave.”
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road trip
But nothing ever goes smoothly, especially when the universe has to tap me on the back of the hand for doing something irresponsible like wasting $40 on tickets without consulting a single person about whether this was a sound idea.
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Fusion
sometimes i wish i was you, or part of you, / or part of july, or part of an atlas, / or the dusty, fragile pages of a bible.
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spread your wings
There was no lack of company, / although many had moved on / citing wider horizons / and seeking brighter dawns.
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You spin me right round
She craves that life, / When counterculture claimed the wild and odd.
take a trip
her touches traced art on her / faces / melted, morphed.
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Waking up in vegas
I grew up in Sin City, with a story less of sin and more of home
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on the fridge
swim in my sky / lathered in milk & water / please ship a sea to me
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what could have been
You turned the radio down and up / down and up. Fascinated.
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soulmate hunting
next week, I will drop to one knee in the middle of the new Evanston Target and tell you that you are a wonder, and no one else has your crooked smile or your body-shaking laugh or ...
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Feeling infinite
I know I don’t want it to end – this car ride, this night, this feeling of knowing exactly what’s going to come next.
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lovelorn
touching me, touching you, touching us. It was everything.
What is love?
It only hurts you if you let it.
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Ride the wave
In the boat, we crouched / Low, close to the oak and pine / The ship, a cradle
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Insomnia
Nor did a man ever question the / Majesty of the galaxies that sleep on a blanket of black.

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One student abroad reminisces on the NU days of packed schedules and time management stress, almost starting to miss being too busy.
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"Being far away from the U.S., we've had to negotiate our country's new reality without the support system or resources we would've had back on campus."
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A student abroad in Scotland passes the time until her return to Evanston listening to tunes that match her emotions.
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Though Emma is all the way in South Africa, she can't escape the effects of the American election.
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"College taught me how to rely on myself and how to spend time alone. Spain challenges me to do the opposite."
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Despite what it may seem from the beautifully crafted social media presence, studying abroad can be hard.
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When a sign in a bathroom stall reminds you that you miss your Evanston home a lot
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In another installation of this non-blog, a student shares how important health is when abroad, and how hard it can be when your health fails on you.