Mind Over Matter

Kirit Minhas ’20

I stood alone in the kitchen, overthinking all the possibilities and outcomes of my actions earlier that day. There was too much to go over, too many computations for me to perform. Even for my advanced mind, it was overwhelming. Gears turning and turning, almost grinding to a halt… And my mind was transported.

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The End of the Path: On “Avengers: Endgame” & Long-Form Storytelling

Bennett Fort ’19

Last Friday, April 26, 2019, I watched it all end. My emotional (and, of course, quite hefty monetary) investment with 22 Marvel films paid off as I finally saw an ending to something I discovered nine years ago, one fateful night in Ocean City, NJ.

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Oh, Nope

Bennett Fort ’19

“You know how people always talk about how they wouldn’t do things that people do in horror movies?” Roscoe was about to go on a rant, Arthur knew it. His diatribes always commenced with crap like that. Arthur remembered once he started one with, “You know how chickens have wings? Well, like what if they had human arms.” It was always something pointless like that. But Arthur knew he was in for it this time. No one starts a thought with “you know how,” like Roscoe.

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Husband of the Month: Alex Honnold

Skye Wu ’19 and Isabel Shepherd ’20

This month, we bring you one of the most daring men of our time: Alex Honnold. Alex’s miraculous ascents of perilously BIG WALLS could put the fear of God in any living being.

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Internal vs External Processors in the Education System

Olivia Langlois ’21

Throughout years of human development, the brain has created a complex information-processing system that begins with the input from sensory organs that turn the physical stimulus into electrochemical signals, which are then sent through many neurons and pathways until the brain can sift through the information to come out with the golden nugget of importance.

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Cheap Seats: Part 1

Simi Olurin ’19

“It’s so easy to fall out of love with something that used to consume every fiber of your mortal being. To think, that at one time in your life you couldn’t conceive the possibility that at a certain point in your life,” Sasha paused to wipe a tear, “it would no longer be your life.”

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The Bystander Effect

Siena Sysko ’21

The Bystander Effect is the psychological phenomenon in which individuals are less likely to offer help to a victim when other people are present. The greater number of bystanders, the less likely it is that one will help. Many factors contribute to the Bystander Effect such as ambiguity, group cohesiveness, and diffusion of responsibility.

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Husband of The Month: Stanley Tucci

Skye Wu ’19 and Isabel Shepherd ’20

Hello friends! Welcome to Husband of the Month, where we introduce you to the
best of the best men in HollyWU’d (non-trash of the male species). Continue reading “Husband of The Month: Stanley Tucci”

the shortest story of your life: A Short Story

Bennett Fort ’19

Early on, my brother told me that the shortest story of my life would be the one I get to tell myself. He told me this with little to no context and it’s something I’ve been trying to decipher ever since I heard it. I was 17 at the time, lacking any sort of knowledge about how a real story worked. All I saw were the words on the page, and not what was beneath them. Continue reading “the shortest story of your life: A Short Story”

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