by Mackenzie Patel Hello all. Sophomore year was rife with memories, most of which were frustrating or satisfying as hell. Key places around Gainesville are linked to unending nights and moments I wasted 2,000+ words on in Microsoft journal entries. I recently got a Canon EOS 1300D camera, so I tested out the different modes on… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel I think I’m having a not-being-a-teenager-anymore crisis. March 25th marked my 20th birthday and navigating this transition from angsty midget to mature midget is strange. March was a bouquet of suck and success, two words that have built my college experience so far. Boys {as per usual} wrung emotion out of my… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel 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 one, to be honest) or abstain from sex to safeguard my independence. I want to explore gender… 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 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