by Mackenzie Patel I’d like rewrite the wise Confucius quote above: “One Billion Testicles Are Not Worth A Single Woman.” Frida Kahlo of the Guerrilla Girls visited my University last Tuesday, and her firebrand activism and free bananas triggered my dormant feminist. I don’t want to burn my bra (I don’t really need to wear… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Hello all! Sorry being a literary slacker these past couple of weeks. I have been writing, oodles in fact, but for various publications that don’t include LTA (i.e. The Crocodile, Spoon University, and Vice). January melted into February while Business Finance, hopping fences, and dawn crawling campus etched the fine details. I’ve… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Hi all. I write for my University’s satire magazine, The Crocodile, and below are a few unpublished articles of giggles and witticisms. Although school specific, I think my dry humor appeals to anyone with a heart of sarcasm–enjoy! Also, did anyone catch the title play on Hippocampus’ 2015 single? Girl Intentionally Dirties… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel I used to read at least three hefty novels a month. I slunk around libraries like they were wordy brothels. And I always wrote an accompanying website post a solid two days after I shut covers. However, during the semester of Fall 2016, I didn’t cover-to-cover complete ONE BOOK; I only cracked… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Hello all! Here’s a quick visual post of the Stars Wars calligraphy I created this summer. I’m in love with this intergalactic world the way I love peanut butter. It was introduced to me only 1.5 years ago by my sister’s rad husband—an upheaval of my personal interests ensued, with Lord of… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Yeah, what up, Detroit? Unlike like last month, I was a powerhouse of words this December.  Ideas popped into my mind like gumdrops, with articles like “How I Relate To Biggie Smalls As A White Girl” and “Why Sexualizing Classical Music Is A Great Idea” leaking out. Finals exams only slightly kicked… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Hi All! These past few weeks, the Photoshop world of graphic design has infiltrated my internet history, bedroom walls, and course schedule. December was the month of Chris Bigalke, a designer based in Portland that I discovered on Wilco’s Instagram feed. Featuring saturated, grainy colors and outlandish imagery that combines Andy Warhol… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Hi all! Here’s another art history paper that I wrote this semester–enjoy my analysis of this photograph! Canyons of shredded destruction hide behind the soft curls and gelatinous skin of a toddler, wide-eyed and curious. The agony of wartime, of pure red and tattered limbs, is absent, her olive face showing nothing… Read More