by Mackenzie Patel “After a while, I peek my head out and wonder: Whoaahh! Where am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going?” — Christoph Niemann I don’t have these existentialist musings on the hour, but the question of “Where am I going” pops up at least once week. In creative terms,… 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 I write for my University’s satire magazine, The Crocodile, and below are a few unpublished articles of giggles and witticisms.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 I did not know a few thin, papery pages written by dead ivy leaguers could be that important. However, after reading Strunk&White’s The Elements of Style, I am convinced their strict rules and harsh opinions about diction do work. Reading their words as a writer is like being repeatedly slapped on the… 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 friends! A few months ago, I traveled to downtown Boston for Deloitte training—I had an incredible time and am in a heavy, one-sided love affair with everything Boston. It was a European America with its brick sidewalks, gilded architecture, and broad avenue of trees and mom-and-pop shops. I was inside a gray… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Hello all! The turbulent words of Russian authors–from the axe in Alyona Ivanovna’s head to the lofty sky of a dying Prince Andrei–have intrigued me for years. The cherry adolescence of Lolita, her ripped stockings and innocent mouth, hold a perverse fascination even the vileness of pedophilia couldn’t tarnish. Their emotions and stark… Read More


by Mackenzie Patel Hello all! Judging by title, I’m sure many people are shaking their heads in ire and pounding their little fists on the counter. However, fear not, I’m just a sprig of opinionated parsley in the kitchen of a French restaurant. I just finished reading On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by… Read More