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 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 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 Hello all! I’ve been an unproductive marshmallow these past two months, but my head is screwed back on and I’m ready to write again. September and October were solid for only a second, the evenings of hangouts and randomness crawling into a locked time capsule. I won’t remember what I did on… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Hello all! I’m an old rag of summertime sun, European adventures, and frustrated overthinking. I’m officially a “disillusioned sophomore” that doesn’t buy textbooks until the middle of the semester and swears freshmen are ridiculous children. My uppity sense of college ownership comes with the territory, but it’ll soon slink away once the… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Hello all! Months slip by like coins out of lotioned fingers now. I wanted so desperately for this summer to evaporate, the way still water is dead in an instant during scorching summer months. School, that fortress of limited responsibility and 10 p.m. exams, was separated by four months of nine o’… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Hello all! June was a soup of ennui and hyperactivity, the fleshy yawns on a futon mixing with the ballet-flat rush across the streets of downtown Boston. I spent the first half lazing around Atlanta and not being particularly productive; the second half was spent training with Deloitte in Boston and starting… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Hello all! Shockingly, I have not written a Favorites posts since this past January—The Horror! February, March, and April were a blurry mess of pledging, vector line integrals, and haphazard studying for finals. I enjoyed my first year of college and am confident I made the right decision to attend my University.… Read More