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Journaling: Therapy for the Soul

Journaling: Therapy for the Soul

There’s something about journaling that, if you let it, sets you free. When I first started keeping a written journal at the beginning of 2015, I had no idea just how valuable a skill it would prove to be.
Looking at Colleges While Low-Income

Looking at Colleges While Low-Income

  Last May, I had a handful of college acceptance letters and a decision to make. Or so I told myself. The truth was, the decision had been made for me. It had been made the day I received my last financial aid letter, the day I neatly listed the cost of attendance for each...
Editor's Letter -- October 2016: An Education

Editor’s Letter — October 2016: An Education

From the time I was in middle school, it was made clear to me that I would attend college, there was no question about it.
How To Be A Brooke: Being A Positive Influence

How To Be A Brooke: Being A Positive Influence

Up until a month ago, my goals for my life involved publishing a themed chapbook before the end of 2016, moving to Washington, DC, and to intern at the White House.
We Can't Understand

We Can’t Understand

Although most of us rarely admit, the sentence, “I understand”, is the last sentence we want to hear. When on the receiving end of an “I understand” we fight to refrain from rolling our eyes and snapping “no you don’t”. But isn’t that what we’re thinking?
Editor's Letter -- September 2016: Milestones

Editor’s Letter — September 2016: Milestones

In September of 2015, I put up Margin’s first editor’s letter and held my breath.  This September marks Margins’ first year anniversary!
ATTN: Budding SJWs

ATTN: Budding SJWs

I have lots of names and nicknames. Audrey, Aud (started by my 7th grade English teacher who insisted on only calling his students by the first syllable of their first names,) Koh, AKoh, the list goes on. One of them is SJW, short for Social Justice Warrior.
An Open Letter from A Mary-Sue

An Open Letter from A Mary-Sue

I want to tell you a story.
Revolution is Coming: The Next Generation of Theatre in the Eyes of a Teenager

Revolution is Coming: The Next Generation of Theatre in the Eyes of a Teenager

Summertime is when I most feel like a teenager. Each adolescent summer of my own has included: love, journey, music, friendship, sensitivity, power, body exploration, heartbreak, and unworldly experiences.
Editor’s Letter — August 2016: “Understanding”

Editor’s Letter — August 2016: “Understanding”

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from debating, it is that it is important to listen and learn, even if I don’t agree.
Rain In A Cloudless Sky

Rain In A Cloudless Sky

Trigger Warnings: Paris attacks, Orlando shooting
Failure

Failure

There’s a speech I like listening to on YouTube: Conan O’Brien’s 2011 Dartmouth College Commencement Address. Like most commencement speakers, he talks about failures and following your dreams.