This semester, my self confidence as a writer completed crumbled — but in a good way. I’ve always thought writing was my strong suit. In high school I would be able to write a five page paper in a couple hours, turn it in, and get an easy A. I…

I’ve found that during my eight months of college so far, one of the most common conversation starters among students is “What are you studying?”. Now this question can get super boring and repetitive after saying it 100 times, but one thing that I never get tired of is the…

I haven’t been a fan of Marvel as long as Sydney, however I’ve recently started to delve into that universe. This past semester I watched all of the Marvel movies in release order and now, like Sydney, feel an emotional connection to the Marvel introduction song. …

Although I do not experience the same societal pressures at Viet to conceal emotions and “toughen up” according to society’s toxic masculinity, I do experience similar issues regarding communication and vulnerability. Being the oldest child in my family, I was expected to take on the responsibility of helping to raise…

First of all, to Sydney, do not even call your reaction to Anastasia “bizarre” at all, anyone who watches that beautiful of a performance and doesn’t cry is the bizarre one! I too have had visceral reactions to art I’ve seen, whether it is art at a museum, music I…

While reading Sophie’s archive “Reframing my Intellectual Report Card,” I resonated with many of her concerns and complaints about math. Although I have not been diagnosed with dyscalculia or any sort of math related learning disability, math-based classes have always been a struggle for me. I find myself able to…

Forster, Logan. College Application Essay, 20 Sept. 2019, p.1.

Julie Finds a Way. Nintendo DS, 2007.

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. Dir. Patricia Rozema. Prod. Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, Lisa Gillan, Ellen L. Brothers, and Julie Goldstein. By Ann Peacock. Perf. Abigail Breslin, Julia Ormond, Chris O’Donnell, Joan Cusack, and Stanley Tucci. New Line Cinema, 2008. DVD.

TRIPP, VALERIE. JOSEFINA: Sunlight and Shadows. AMER GIRL, 2010. Print.

The Julie Albright American Girl Doll.

As ironic as it sounds, my first introduction to feminism was through a doll marketed to me using the most stereotypical girly colors and activities. American Girl Dolls come in pink boxes covered with hearts and stars and encourage playing dress up with all their clothes and accessories. These typically…

The Josefina Montoya American Girl Doll.

As most girls did, my older cousin once had an American Girl Doll phase, but by the time she got to her mid-teens, very much outgrew it, leaving behind an extensive collection of clothes, furniture, accessories, and most importantly: SO many dolls. …

Logan Forster

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