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Return to sender: Lettitors that never were

Time flies when you’re making awful puns and sitting through 2 a.m. production nights. Seems like just yesterday we were tabling for fall open houses and then BAM it’s the beginning of April. While the year is by no means over, the Other Press enters a semi-stasis for the summer months, publishing only once a […]

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Movin’ right along now

As of this Lettitor’s writing, I’m in the process of moving. For those of you who’ve never experienced this before, just you wait. It’s the most frustrating, agonizing thing you’ll have to do (multiple times) in your life, and it happens all the more frequently when you’re young, your jobs are temporary, and transferring for […]

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Can I have my cake and write about it too?

I’m not sure how it happened, but this year I’ll be turning 24. That’s a year for every hour of the day; it means I’m just a handful of birthdays away from my 10-year high school reunion; and no matter how much I choose to avoid acknowledging it, I’m an adult. Bleh. A significant part […]

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You’ve got a friend in me (but it’ll cost you)

It was several years ago when I first became acquainted with Rent-A-Friend. Made in 1986, the VHS featured a man named Sam having a one-sided conversation with the viewer, leaving pauses in-between his questions for you to answer. The idea behind Rent-A-Friend was people who were lonely for inter-human connectivity could rent the tape and […]

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Does the world still need feminism?

Of course it does—but you already knew that. Sorry to kill the suspense right out of the gate here. In most cases, the writer’s supposed to make it past the first sentence before spelling the answer out for everyone. I couldn’t let people believe I actually thought anything different, though. You see, I’ve been pining […]

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Lay some sugar daddy on me

Paying for a post-secondary education is super easy, right? As someone with a mountain of disposable income lying on my bedroom floor, paying for rent and living expenses while in I’m in school full-time has never been less stressful. Seriously, though. Every student I know is struggling to balance at least one (thought usually more) […]

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A point of reference

The work of Editor-in-chief of the Other Press is nothing if not full of variety. Some parts of my job remain fairly consistent—like spending my Sundays editing the entire newspaper or keeping the office mini-fridge stocked with whatever variances of Coke people ask for—but the continuously shifting slate of side projects is what keeps the […]

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Internet entrapment: commenter beware, you’re in for a snare

I’ve developed a dangerous new habit over the past couple years. I suppose that, at least in comparison to other addictions, mine isn’t overly harmful. It lacks the cancerous agents found in cigarettes, the price tag that comes with being addicted to online shopping, or the liver damage caused by alcoholism. When directly compared to […]

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Can I borrow a feeling?

“What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery, and loss. Did I listen to pop music because […]

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The copy and paste pandemic

 Plagiarize: take and use (the thoughts, writings, inventions, etc. of another person) as one’s own.  -Oxford Canadian Dictionary I don’t get it. I really don’t. It seems silly that I even have to mention something so evidently wrong and offensively lazy. Even before writing became a serious part of my life, I’d never considered plagiarizing […]

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