Author Archives for Sarah Clapp

Dorm Hunters: Brown University Edition


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Narrator: (sounds a lot like Christina Paxson) Prospective roommates Katelyn and Caitlin are looking to share a room during sophomore year. With high expectations and low numbers in the housing lottery, can these friends settle on a double? Let’s meet them. Katelyn: Hi, I’m Katelyn. I’m a freshman concentrating in... Read More


Confessions of a (Degrassi) Fan Fiction Writer


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My middle school diary—polka dotted, protected by a lock and hidden somewhere in my room—is one of my most cherished keepsakes. Through it, I can relive all the school dance “DRAMA!!,” remember how totally unfair my Algebra 1 teacher was, and recall in extreme detail specific episodes from the 10th... Read More


If I Were The Bachelorette


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It is a truth universally acknowledged that every year one man and one woman must sacrifice themselves to satiate the network gods at ABC by becoming the “Bachelor” and the “Bachelorette” and embarking on a sacred quest to find the least objectionable suitor to date long distance for a few months... Read More


On Home Videos


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While I was at home during winter break, I binge-watched my home videos. The holiday season was making me feel especially nostalgic for a time when I actually, wholeheartedly, believed in Santa, so I pulled out the DVDs my family had our camcorder-captured memories put on to and watched them with... Read More


Socks, Guitar, Moon


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My roommate does CLPS studies for her Cognitive Science class. I like to imagine a cohort of scientists taping wires to her head in a laboratory overflowing with beakers so that they can develop highly advanced mind reading technology. In reality, it seems to be a lot of memory exercises... Read More


Elements of Style


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I would have never worn clogs in high school. I would have never worn turtlenecks or long dresses either because those were all things old women wore and I was young and vivacious. Which is to say, I wore skinny jeans, ballet flats and floral Forever 21 shirts, cultivating a... Read More